• July 6, 2012  

    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

  • June 7, 2012   BY Alex Bruns  

    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

  • May 28, 2012   BY Katelyn Polantz  

    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.
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  • May 2, 2012  

    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

  • April 19, 2012   BY Kwame Holman  

    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

  • April 18, 2012   BY Katelyn Polantz  

    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

  • April 12, 2012  

    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

  • March 8, 2012  

    Amid a flurry of recent news on women’s issues, Democrats are working to capitalize on debates over a birth-control mandate and a proposed Virginia ultrasound requirement for abortions. Judy Woodruff discusses parties’ attempts to woo women voters with The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus and Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2012   BY News Desk  

    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop Tuesday in Duluth, Ga.; Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Updated 7:46 p.m. ET | As Super Tuesday polls at 7 p.m. ET in Georgia, Virginia … Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    Amid rising criticism, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell changed his stance on a bill that would require women to have a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, noting that an abdominal ultrasound would be more appropriate. Judy Woodruff and guests discuss Virginia’s proposed law and nationwide efforts to curb access to abortions. Continue reading