'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign fraud


NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
 
 
 

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that...
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first step'
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first...
 

Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean...
 

Va. AG's office: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional Video
Attorney General Mark Herring has announced he believes Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
 

Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? The Mormon church has issued a sweeping defense of Utah's famously strict liquor...
 

Report: Obama used word 'gay' 272 times in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Which recent president has used the word "gay" most often in a public speech, statement...
 

Lawmaker seeks to raise Washington minimum wage
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ? A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase what is already the...
 

US developing plans to train Iraqis in Jordan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. officials are developing plans to use a small number of U.S. special operations...
 

US developing plans to train Iraqis in Jordan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. officials are developing plans to use a small number of U.S. special operations...
 
 
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Federal Budget News


House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund…
A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary…
 

Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, defense…
President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on…
 

Senate passes legislation to affect Hampton…
It looks like 2014 could be good for the lifeblood of Hampton Roads -- national defense.
 

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Local Politics


Fraim announces re-election bid
Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced Wednesday he is seeking re-election.
 

Councilwoman appointed as Norfolk's vice…
Norfolk City Council unanimously appointed Councilwoman Angelia Williams as the city's new vice mayor during Tuesday night's…
 

Portsmouth City Council approves casino…
Portsmouth City Council voted 4-3 to approve a resolution supporting Senator Louise Lucas' casino bill.
 

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Virginia (change)

 
Virginia was founded in 1607 in Jamestown. Since then, Virginia has grown and prospered into a thriving state rich with diversity from culture to climate.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek

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