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Politics Jun 13Beto O’Rourke says Trump administration is gunning for war with Iran
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’ Rourke burst onto the national stage when he came close to defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms. Now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, O’Rourke is emphasizing his ability to bring together…
Politics May 21What would a Trump-Biden matchup look like? Dueling Pennsylvania rallies offer clues
President Donald Trump’s fresh attacks on Joe Biden at a campaign rally in central Pennsylvania came two days after the former vice president criticized Trump at his own rally in downtown Philadelphia. The dueling events showcased what a possible general…
Politics May 08Why John Delaney sees himself as the ‘most moderate’ 2020 Democrat
In the crowd of 2020 competitors, Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney sees himself as “probably the most moderate candidate in this field.” The former Maryland congressman told PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff in a Wednesday…
Politics Apr 25What does Joe Biden believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues
Former Vice President Joe Biden is the latest entrant into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. Here's where he stands on key issues.
Nation Apr 10Essay: What UVA’s national championship means for Charlottesville
The Cavaliers brought that title home to a campus and city in need of a reason to celebrate.
Politics Mar 07Mueller’s case against Paul Manafort, explained
Manafort was among the first of 34 individuals and a number of corporations to be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Thursday he was sentenced by a federal judge to 47…
Politics Mar 0510 ways House Democrats are investigating the president
Though Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be nearing a final report, these congressional probes signal that scrutiny of Trump’s business ties, policies and presidential campaign is far from over.
Politics Feb 04What does John Delaney believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
Here is where former Maryland congressman and White House contender John Delaney stands on some of the key issues of the 2020 election cycle.
Politics Jan 03What the new Congress looks like
The new lawmakers in the 116th Congress will inherit last year’s problems, including the partial government shutdown, but they will not look like past sessions of Congress.
Politics Dec 20How Democrats are changing the primary debate schedule for 2020 candidates
The new schedule for the Democratic primaries in 2020 includes guidelines on the number of official debates, when they’ll be held, and who will be eligible to participate.