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Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary…

Obama, Hagel resignation

Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

After taking responsibility for his party's sweeping defeat in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama now says that he is aware that his brand has lost some of its luster.

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Giuliani: Ferguson a 'significant exception'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not…

Rudy Giuliani file

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination.

Lindsey Graham

Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like.

Or, just ask "Schoolhouse Rock" Bill, hero of the classic animated…

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an…

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GOP's Sen. Graham: 'Shame on us' over immigration

A key Republican senator chastised his House GOP colleagues Sunday for failing to pass a comprehensive immigration bill.

"Shame on us as Republicans," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina,…

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Marion Barry

Graham blasts GOP-led Benghazi report

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party.

Senator Lindsey Graham

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an…

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U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups…

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

Michelle Obama

Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas

President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.

Obama golfing

Obama immigration plan gives micro wage boost

Want to get paid more? The White House claims President Obama's immigration plan will raise wages for immigrants and American-born alike.

But the amount seems less than eye-popping ... $170 a…

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

GOP-led report debunks Benghazi theories

An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012…

Libya US consulte Benghazi aftermath

Virginia's wholesale gas tax likely to climb in January

Gas prices have been falling, but it now appears an increase in Virginia's wholesale gas tax is on the horizon. The transportation funding bill approved last year calls for an increase if…

Traffic at Elm Avenue

Obama lobbies for immigration support

His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind his decision to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.

President in Las Vegas on immigration

Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police when they respond to demonstrations and calling for protesters to act in a peaceful manner.

Ferguson protest another photo

Woman faces gun charge in White House arrest

A woman who was arrested with a handgun outside of the White House Thursday night has been charged with a felony, accused of carrying a pistol without a license.

April Debois, 23, of Mount…

White House after dark
Obama, Hagel resignation

Defense secretary leaving

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

Rudy Giuliani file

Giuliani: Ferguson a 'significant exception'

Lindsey Graham

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

Handcuffs

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

GOP's Sen. Graham: 'Shame on us' over immigration

Marion Barry

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Senator Lindsey Graham

Graham blasts GOP-led Benghazi report

Police lights file

Obama backer faces sexual abuse charges

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

Michelle Obama

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Obama golfing

Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas

Al Bedrosian, Roanoke County supervisor, on his...

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

Obama immigration plan gives micro wage boost

Libya US consulte Benghazi aftermath

GOP-led report debunks Benghazi theories

Traffic at Elm Avenue

Virginia's wholesale gas tax likely to climb in...

President in Las Vegas on immigration

Obama lobbies for immigration support

Ferguson protest another photo

Holder calls for calm ahead of Ferguson decision

White House after dark

Woman faces gun charge in White House arrest

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2014 Elections

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    State-by-state look at marijuana laws

    Marijuana is now legal in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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  • 2014 midterm election highlights

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    Republicans captured majority control of the Senate on Tuesday night, and now have control of congress. Here's a look at the 2014 midterm election's biggest winners and losers.

  • Voters nationwide cast Election Day ballots

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    Voters across the country headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a slew of governor's races and, among other things, control of the U.S. Senate.

  • America's most political states

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    It's Election Day! Find out which state has the most passionate voters.

  • What to know about midterm elections

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    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, learn more facts, key dates and history behind these mid-point elections.

  • Strangest political parties

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    Democrats, Republicans...most everyone has heard of these political parties. But some are not as well known. Take a look at a list of these strange (but real!) political parties.

  • America's most liberal states

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    Overall, Americans are more likely to self-identify as conservatives than liberals. But that gap has shrunk, according to a Gallup poll.

  • States with early voting

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    If you live in one of these 33 places, you're you can cast your ballot early in the upcoming midterm elections.

  • Who could run in 2016?

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    It may seem premature, but attention has already turned toward potential 2016 presidential candidates. See who might run for president in 2016.

  • America's most conservative states

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    More Americans are identifying as conservatives, according to a new poll. Find out what states are most likely to lean Republican.

  • The women of political sex scandals

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    From Monica Lewinsky to Sydney Leathers, take a look at the women involved in steamy political sex scandals.

  • Spectacular political meltdowns

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    Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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  • PHOTOS: Mark Warner declares victory in U.S. Senate race

    With a slim margin, Mark Warner claimed victory over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie late Tuesday night.

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  • PHOTOS: McDonnell trial

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    Photos from the trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell.

  • PHOTOS: Buena Vista Labor Day Parade

    The Buena Vista Labor Day Parade is the traditional start of the fall campaign season in Virginia. Monday morning, the three candidates for U.S. Senate met voters during the annual event.

  • PHOTOS: 2014 Inaugural Parade in Richmond

    Photos of local participants in the 2014 Inaugural Parade including Hargrave Military Academy, JMU Marching Royal Dukes, Martinsville High School Marching Band, Pride of Patrick Co. Marching Cougars, Pulaski Co. High School Golden Cougar Marching Band, VMI Corps of Cadets, Virginia Tech Regimental Band or the "Highty-Tighties", and Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership Corps of Cadets and…

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