By Steve Contorno | 10/10/13 10:40 AM
Democrat Terry McAuliffe continues to outpoll Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor race, holding an 8 percentage point lead less than four weeks out from Election Day, the latest survey shows. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday has McAuliffe, a former...
By Steve Contorno | 10/09/13 04:53 PM
A top IRS official appeared on Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk about tax provisions in the new health care law and instead took a beating from Republicans over a lingering IRS scandal and the poor start of Obamacare. Sarah Hall Ingram, director of the Affordable Care Office for the IRS,...
By Steve Contorno | 10/07/13 07:35 PM
A two-year congressional study into a West Virginia Social Security office found that a prominent lawyer, a judge and several doctors profited by fraudulently getting the federal government to award benefits to 1,800 people.
By Steve Contorno | 10/07/13 11:27 AM
Wisconsin Democrats finally have a challenger for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next year's election. Mary Burke, a former executive for Trek Bicycle Corp. and daughter of the company's founder, announced Monday in a web video that she intends to run against Walker.
By Steve Contorno | 10/04/13 05:13 AM
Lawmakers want to shake up a controversial surveillance program that allows U.S. intelligence officials to peek at the phone records of millions of Americans after details of the government's spying methods were leaked to the public.
By Steve Contorno | 10/03/13 02:36 PM
A top State Department official asked Congress on Thursday to delay further sanctions against Iran until U.S. leaders meet with the country's leaders later this month to discuss the regime's nuclear programs. Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs, said if Iran's newfound...
By Steve Contorno | 10/03/13 01:35 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday accused House Speaker John Boehner of reneging on a deal reached in September to fund government and said the Republican leader has put his political future ahead of the country.
By Steve Contorno | 10/02/13 04:48 PM
Nearly three-quarters of the country's intelligence employees have been furloughed in the government shutdown, putting the country at risk, top intelligence officials said Wednesday. Because federal law defines essential employees in the agency as those necessary to protect the country from...
By Steve Contorno | 10/02/13 12:09 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has offered a plan that would end the shutdown of the federal government, and would set up a conference committee with the House on the federal budget once the government reopens.
By Steve Contorno | 10/01/13 12:11 PM
The shutdown of the federal government is throwing a potential wrench in the Virginia governor's race with a large number of the now-furloughed workers living in the Old Dominion.
By Steve Contorno | 09/30/13 06:41 PM
NBC is dropping plans for a miniseries based on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the network announced Monday, avoiding a showdown with the Republican Party. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue...
By Steve Contorno | 09/30/13 05:38 PM
Striking a combative tone, President Obama's top schools official on Monday blamed the "ideologues and extremists in our parties" for standing in the way of education reform. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it "political silliness" that some conservatives accused the Obama...
By Steve Contorno | 09/27/13 04:31 PM
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has asked organizers of a debate two weeks before Election Day to raise the threshold for a third-party candidate to participate, according to one of the debate sponsors.
By Steve Contorno | 09/23/13 04:20 PM
It's only a matter of time before states start taxing Internet sales, advocates say. Supporters of an Internet sales tax quietly celebrated when a key House Republican recently signaled support for the idea. The decade-long effort had already gained more traction than ever before when the...
By Steve Contorno | 09/24/13 03:00 PM
The two major party candidates in the Virginia governor race have been the subject of so many scandals and controversies that the election may come down to which skeleton is last out of the closet.
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