Corinthian Colleges’ students can now apply for debt forgiveness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.-including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech-may be eligible for loan forgiveness following a finding by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) that Corinthian College and its subsidiaries published misleading […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Monday, December 5, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates. Rasoul will seek the Democratic party’s nomination early next year. Rasoul recently made headlines in Virginia for leaving his House Democratic Caucus post as Secretary following the Presidential election loss. Rasoul was frustrated […]

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U.S. Senator Mark Warner votes for extension of Iran sanctions

Thursday, December 1, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), incoming Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today voted in favor of legislation which imposes a 10-year extension of sanctions on Iran. Sen. Warner co-sponsored the Iran Sanctions Act. It passed unanimously in the Senate and almost unanimously in the House in November. It now heads to […]

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President-Elect Trump’s charge against Virginia voter fraud debunked

Monday, November 28, 2016

President-Elect Trump's charge against Virginia voter fraud debunked

Election recounts filed in three states by Green Party candidate Trump’s claim of voter fraud in Virginia that went for Clinton by 5 points had not an iota of fraud – not even any just plain counting errors. But a recount of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania where states Trump won by a combined 107,000 votes […]

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New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Monday, November 28, 2016

New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the selection of Stephen Moret as President and CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership selected by the VEDP Board of Directors. “I congratulate and welcome Stephen Moret as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. I commend the VEDP Board of Directors for selecting […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

Friday, November 18, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

In a press release Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) said that he has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.  Rasoul said he notified House Democratic Leader David Toscano and House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring this morning.  He had been elected to the position by […]

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Sen. Mark Warner to serve as Vice Chair of U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sen. Mark Warner to serve as Vice Chair of U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence

WASHINGTON – Today it was announced that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 115th Congress. “With a new administration starting to assemble its national security team, I look forward to fulfilling the Committee’s primary responsibility to provide vigorous and bipartisan […]

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JLARC gives scathing review of Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority

Monday, November 14, 2016

In 2016 the General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 7, which directed JLARC staff to review various aspects of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (VEDP). The Roanoke Times reported that Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded a state grant of $1.4 million to Chinese nationals on the basis of contents on a website. The JLARC produced […]

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Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the conclusion of the 2016 elections: “I congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump on his victory and I look forward to working with him, both as the Governor of Virginia and the Chairman of the National Governors Association, to create jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure and […]

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Complaint against Joe Morrissey filed with the Virginia State Board of Elections

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Complaint against Joe Morrissey filed with the Virginia State Board of Elections

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA), the Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC), and mayoral candidate Levar Stoney are taking legal action against mayoral candidate Joe Morrissey and his campaign for distributing an advertisement that fails to inform voters who paid for it. They say the advertisement falsely implies that the Morrissey campaign has been endorsed […]

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Hillary for America Chair John Podesta demands more information from FBI

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released a statement in response to the letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to eight Republican committee chairman in Congress: “Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it […]

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RPV chair John Whitbeck disputes FBI in letter to Director James Comey

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Late yesterday Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck wrote to FBI Director James Comey, asking that the agency review Deputy Director McCabe’s involvement in the campaign, if for no other reason than to maintain the public’s trust in the agency. In a statement to give to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI said that […]

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