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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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Supporters celebrate Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's lead in the polls during McAuliffe's election night event on Nov. 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Supporters celebrate Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's lead in the polls during McAuliffe's election night event on Nov. 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

How Virginia Governor’s Election Explains Republican U.S. House Edge

Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the most votes in the Virginia governor’s election on Nov. 5. Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli won more votes in seven of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. The second statistic is irrelevant to the outcome of a statewide...

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Democratic Va. Attorney General candidate Mark Herring speaks with reporters about the vote count in his election during a election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Democratic Va. Attorney General candidate Mark Herring speaks with reporters about the vote count in his election during a election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., on Nov. 6, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 165

That’s the current margin of victory for Democrat Mark Herring in the Virginia attorney general’s election held Nov. 5. Herring, a state senator, had 1,103,777 votes to 1,103,612 votes for Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain, according to a certified count...

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Axelrod: ‘Narrower’ House, Senate After 2014

David Axelrod, one of the architects of President Barack Obama’s political career: “These days, I’m impressed any time I go on a website and it works,” he said, with a certain sense of humor about the woes the administration is...

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

McAuliffe Thanks Planned Parenthood

Terry McAuliffe credits Planned Parenthood for helping deliver his victory in Virginia’s governor’s race, in which the women’s vote was a key factor. “I would not have been standing on that stage last night without you,” the governor-elect told the...

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks to the crowd during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) speaks to the crowd during an election night event, on November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

McAuliffe/Cuccinelli Nail-Biter: Who Saw It Coming?

Gauging Virginia’s gubernatorial race in the walk-up to Tuesday’s vote attracted many of the big boys in U.S. political polling, including the Washington Post, Quinnipiac University and Rasmussen Reports. Also weighing in on the battle between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and...

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