House Majority Leader Eric Cantor talks to Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, how the Republican ticket would address the needs and expectations of regular Americans, plus the political standoff in Washington between the two parties. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, Mitt Romney unveiled his energy plan in New Mexico, which aims for complete energy independence in the U.S. His plans calls for increased oil and gas drilling, including offshore of Virginia and North Carolina, two states where drilling is currently banned. Continue reading
Undecided voters in northern Virginia are likely to determine which candidate wins Old Dominion’s 13 electoral votes. And the presidential campaigns are focusing their efforts on winning over the undecided voters, primarily suburban women. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In rural Virginia, a month-long program of recitals, concerts and operas is both a traditional summer music festival as well as an opportunity for students to train with music greats. Jeffrey Brown visits with founder and renowned conductor Lorin Maazel. Continue reading
Michelle Obama makes the case for her husband’s re-election campaign at an event in Dale City, Virginia. Photo by Cassie M. Chew. After a stampede of surrogates left President Obama’s talking points trampled by the wayside over the past few … Continue reading
The economy has become the main driver for many voters across the country — but it’s the voters who live in swing states that the Romney and Obama campaigns focus on most.
Monday night’s NewsHour will assess the close presidential race underway in Virginia and in other battleground states.
On the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney both stumped Wednesday in hotly contested Virginia. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates’ efforts in battleground states ahead of their parties’ conventions and the November presidential election. Continue reading
Joe Crockett pulls nails from smoked shad at the 64th annual Ruritan Club Shad Planking in Wakefield, Va. Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call. Updated April 20, 2:30 p.m. Politics wasn’t always a main item on the menu at the … Continue reading
This report is part of our ongoing Divided by D.C. project, exploring two governors, two visions, one election year. Virginia’s budget crisis ended Wednesday when a longtime Democratic senator sided with Republicans to pass the state’s budget. As we reported … Continue reading
While a third of senators are on the ballot this November, six races should indicate where control of the Senate is headed. Part of a new series called the Senate Six, Ray Suarez and Christina Bellantoni outline what’s at stake in races in Montana, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Continue reading