For most of 2013, there was little intrigue in next year's U. S. Senate race in Virginia. That changed this weekend when former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie floated himself as a potential challenger to Sen. Mark R. Warner (D). Read full article >>
The U. S. Senate postponed a series of votes scheduled for Monday evening due to inclement weather in Washington. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday afternoon that votes scheduled for this evening will be postponed until Tuesday morning. Reid said Senate leaders had been scrambling most of the day to determine whether enough senators would return in time for the votes.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) will seek a fourth four-year term in office, he said Monday, kicking off a campaign likely to be dominated by health care and tax reform. Kitzhaber, already the longest-serving governor in Oregon’s history, kicked off his campaign for another four-year term at Portland’s Earl Boyles Elementary School.
At the end of every year, we like to look back at the best (and worst) of politics and deliver a few awards. We'll roll out one award each day this week starting today with the best campaign of 2013. NOMINEES FOR BEST CAMPAIGN Read full article >>
Taxpayers who itemize state taxes on their federal taxes could find themselves out of luck if those deductions fall victim to congressional budget talks. Without congressional action, which appears unlikely, those deductions will expire at the end of the year. Read full article >>
The Democratic Governors Association voted to give Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) a second term as its chairman Monday. Shumlin cited Democrats' victory in the Virginia governor's race this year and pledged in a statement to try to build on the momentum of that win in 2014. Read full article >>