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Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central…

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Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

Virginians to get $9 million in insurance refunds under Affordable Care Act

Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia.

Hometown-Health

Virginians split on Medicaid expansion

A new poll says Virginians are split on the proposal to expand Medicaid, but the Roanoke College survey says they don't want Governor Terry McAuliffe to take action on his own.

Virginia State Capitol

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

Warner maintains lead in U.S. Senate race says Roanoke College poll

A new poll shows Democrat Mark Warner continues to hold a big lead in his bid to win another term in the U.S. Senate.

Election 2014

Mayor of Lynchburg is in Israel studying Hebrew

The Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban Wednesday for planes flying in and out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Michael Gillette

Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to…

Obama Afghanistan announcement 5-27

CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited…

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Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

White House revises contraception opt out

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth…

Battle over birth control

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit.

Sarah Palin

Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places.

Vote, election file

McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women minorities.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

Affordable Care Act website

Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

President Obama in Tennessee

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge dies while on vacation

Death prompts serious concerns about J&DR judgeships in Roanoke Valley

Family, colleagues, clients mourn loss of Roanoke Valley Judge

Appeals courts differ on health care

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

healthcare.gov

Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

Department of Justice

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election…

Hillary Clinton
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Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Hometown-Health

Virginians to get $9 million in insurance...

Virginia State Capitol

Virginians split on Medicaid expansion

Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Election 2014

Warner maintains lead in U.S. Senate race says...

Michael Gillette

Mayor of Lynchburg is in Israel studying Hebrew

Obama Afghanistan announcement 5-27

Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

Affordable Care Act website, health care website

CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Battle over birth control

White House revises contraception opt out

Sarah Palin

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Vote, election file

Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

Affordable Care Act website

Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M...

President Obama in Tennessee

Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

Family, colleagues, clients mourn loss of Roanoke Valley Judge

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge...

healthcare.gov

Appeals courts differ on health care

Department of Justice

Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror...

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to...

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