By Steve Contorno | 09/18/13 03:34 PM
Gina McCarthy got an earful Wednesday from Republicans in her first appearance before Congress since she was named head of the Environmental Protection Agency. In a House committee hearing focused on climate change, McCarthy was grilled by EPA-critical Republicans on the Obama administration's...
By Steve Contorno | 09/18/13 11:48 AM
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has cut Democrat Terry McAuliffe's lead in half, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll, but there's a Libertarian wildcard in the race who could complicate the final 50 days of the race. A Quinnipiac University survey released...
By Steve Contorno | 09/18/13 10:32 AM
The White House and lawmakers said they want to tighten up the vetting of independent defense contractors after a former Navy reservist killed 12 workers at the Washington Navy Yard, just blocks from the Capitol. Aaron Alexis, a computer contractor from Texas honorably discharged by the Navy...
By Steve Contorno | 09/17/13 01:25 PM
What if the Constitution wasn't written with parchment and ink but instead was tweeted out to the masses, 140 characters at a time? Apparently, Rep. Darrell Issa wants to find out.
By Steve Contorno | 09/16/13 10:18 PM
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe raised $1.7 million more than Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli in fundraising over the summer, according to campaign finance reports released Monday. McAuliffe hauled in $7.4 million during July and August compared with Cuccinelli's...
By Steve Contorno | 09/15/13 12:48 PM
Congressional leaders remain insistent that any deal with Russia regarding Syria's chemical weapons can't compromise the U.S.'s ability to arm opponents of Syrian Prime Minister Bashar Assad. "We are not going to agree to that," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services...
By Steve Contorno | 09/15/13 11:39 AM
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foray into two state recall races may have hurt the chances of two Democratic senators. Colorado senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron lost historic recall battles last week after voting to support new...
By Steve Contorno | 09/15/13 11:23 AM
To hear lawmakers talk about Russian President Vladamir Putin, he's either five steps ahead of the United States or scrambling to find an answer to the Syria crisis.
By Steve Contorno | 09/10/13 07:39 AM
Conservationists and Republicans are anticipating a heated fight later this month when the Obama administration is expected to issue new limits on carbon emissions from power plants — a key piece of the president's second-term agenda to combat climate change.
By Steve Contorno | 09/12/13 05:02 PM
Virginia Republicans called on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to return a $2,500 donation from a man accused of financing shadow campaigns for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.
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