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Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

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Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

Don Beyer: Obamacare, Howard Dean and Volvos

All the Democrats are running from Obamacare, right? Not Don Beyer, a Democrat seeking the seat of retiring Virginia congressman Jim Moran, who has served for two-and-a-half decades. “Republicans are working to undermine Obamacare,” reads the headline on the colorful...

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

NASCAR, Olympic Medals, Film, TV: Give us a Tax Break

Democrat Mark Warner backs a NASCAR tax break. Republican Johnny Isakson supports one for film and television productions. And Democrat Thomas Carper backs a provision that aids U.S. multinational companies’ offshore operations. Those are among the key takeaways from the...

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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

McDonnell Indictment Alleges History

Bob McDonnell, the former Republican governor of Virginia, once was touted as a rising star with national potential within his party. Today, he and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on charges of illegally accepting gifts and loans from a political...

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, walks with White House Counsel Ed Gillespie in Washington, D.C., in this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo.

Gillespie (Turned Republican) Runs in Virginia (Turning Democratic)

Ed Gillespie, now an announced Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, has a long record of service to alphabet-soup Republican organizations and causes. Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Chairman...

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

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Senior adviser Ed Gillespie briefs reporters as they accompany Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Weyers Cave-Shenandoah Valley Airport in Weyers Cave, Va., on Oct. 4, 2012.

Gillespie: ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Be Willing To Lose’

Ed Gillespie, the longtime Republican operative preparing a Senate race in Virginia, has a lot of political axioms in his 2006 book, “Winning Right.” One of them is, “In order to win, you have to be willing to lose.” Gillespie,...

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Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. thanks supporters and staff for their efforts to send him to Richmond to represent Virginia's 6th Senate District, on Jan. 7, 2014 in Norfolk, Va.

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Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. thanks supporters and staff for their efforts to send him to Richmond to represent Virginia's 6th Senate District, on Jan. 7, 2014 in Norfolk, Va.

Virginia: Democrat Up 22 Votes For Seat In Tied Senate

Never let it again be said in Virginia that your vote doesn’t matter. Two months after Democrat Mark Herring was elected attorney general by 165 votes out of 2.2 million cast, a Virginia Democrat leads by 22 votes for a...

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The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System uses heat and reagents to degrade chemical weapons.

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The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System uses heat and reagents to degrade chemical weapons.

Shipping Out to Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

The Cape Ray sits in Portsmouth, Virginia, ship-shape and ready to turn Syria’s most deadly chemical weapons into what amounts to Drano. But its mission to destroy 700 tons of Syria’s bulk chemical weapons can’t begin until Russian trucks can...

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Democratic state Rep. Lynwood Lewis in his current campaign commercial "At Home"

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Democratic state Rep. Lynwood Lewis in his current campaign commercial "At Home"

Republican Anti-Obamacare Themes Flow To Virginia Legislative Election

The rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s health-care law surely will be an issue of contention in the midterm elections — and in some special elections months before the federal November balloting. That includes a state Senate district in southeastern...

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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