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The brief says same-sex marriage "is not deeply rooted in our nation's history" and "cannot be considered a fundamental right." Attorneys for the couples claim the state's same-sex marriage ban is motivated by "animus" against homosexuals and is
Senate majority leaders on Thursday unveiled an updated $12.3 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11 1/2-cent gas tax increase, but they acknowledged that they don't yet have enough votes within their caucus to move forward this
Maine (AP) The Maine Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would prevent $40 million in cuts in state aid to cities and towns, while Republicans and Democrats continued to spar over the timing of the measure and how to pay for it.
The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics...Posted by Andrew Garber Senate Transportation Co-Chairman Curtis King on Monday suggested holding a special session in December after the November election to complete a
Terry McAuliffe's inauguration as governor of Virginia on Saturday will highlight a notable Democratic winning streak in one of the nation's most competitive states, but both Democrats and Republicans say the state remains a tossup going forward.
As authorities try to piece together what happened inside the home of a prominent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday, there's word that a lack of space in psychiatric facilities may have played a role in the tragedy. Creigh Deeds, a state senator and the
Andrea Morales for The New York Times Representative Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire. But almost as soon as all the awards had been given and the photos taken, New Hampshire's four members of Congress, three of them Democrats, were set upon by
A signature policy initiative turning into an embarrassing public spectacle. Dissent within the president's own party that threatens to turn into a full-blown revolt. For Republicans, such a moment came in 2005, as the party faced a daunting midterm
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the longtime political fixer and moneyman, hasn't trailed in a poll since May. Barring a political miracle, Republican Ken Cuccinelli will be delivering a concession speech on Tuesday evening in Richmond. In recent cycles,
The Democratic Party of Virgina has announced it will pull sexually suggestive posters targeting Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's support for the controversial anti-sodomy laws from college campuses. Mr Cuccinelli is running against