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Vega reacts to win, talks about upcoming match race against Spanberger

Vega reacts to win, talks about upcoming match race against Spanberger

Yesli Vega has clinched the GOP nomination, capturing nearly 29 percent of the votes in the primary, and will run against incumbent Abigail Spanberger in November.

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months.

New poll asks Americans about Jan. 6 hearings and more

New poll asks Americans about Jan. 6 hearings and more

Quinnipiac University released the results of a new national poll on Wednesday.

General election set with new GOP nominee Yesli Vega

General election set with new GOP nominee Yesli Vega

It was a crowded field in the GOP primary race for the Seventh Congressional District.

CNN: Vega beats Anderson, other Republicans in primary

CNN: Vega beats Anderson, other Republicans in primary

CNN project Yesli Vega will win the Republican nomination and run against incumbent Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger.

Kiggans snags GOP nomination to face Virginia's Rep. Luria

Kiggans snags GOP nomination to face Virginia's Rep. Luria

State senator and Navy veteran Jen Kiggans has won the Republican nomination in Virginia's coastal 2nd Congressional District.

Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand

Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand

Senate bargainers say they have an agreement at hand on a bipartisan gun violence bill.

Republicans heading to polls to vote on who will face Spanberger in General Election

Republicans heading to polls to vote on who will face Spanberger in General Election

Central Virginia has one of five congressional districts that have primaries on Tuesday.

Youngkin, Hudson react to new state budget

Youngkin, Hudson react to new state budget

The budget does include a reduction in taxes and major investments in education, but it does not have the gas tax holiday.

Georgia's Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing

Georgia's Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing

The House Jan. 6 committee is expected to hear testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump.

GOP hopes to carry Virginia success into U.S. House races

GOP hopes to carry Virginia success into U.S. House races

A GOP sweep of Virginia's 2021 statewide elections has helped energize the Republican field in two of the country's most competitive U.S. House races.

D.C. mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

D.C. mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Mayor Muriel Bowser is trying to fend off two challengers from the District of Columbia Council who accuse her of mishandling public safety issues and criticize her push to hire more police officers.

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Israel's weakened coalition government has announced that it will dissolve parliament and call new elections.

Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate's 'RINO hunting' video

Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate's 'RINO hunting' video

Facebook has removed a campaign video by Republican Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens that shows him brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he's hunting RINOs.

Jan. 6 committee setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas

Jan. 6 committee setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas

Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence.

Lawmakers must decide on Youngkin's proposals before July 1

Lawmakers must decide on Youngkin's proposals before July 1

State lawmakers were back in Richmond on Friday for a one-day session to consider Governor Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state budget.

GOP, Dem Senate bargainers divided over gun deal details

GOP, Dem Senate bargainers divided over gun deal details

Democratic and Republican senators are at odds over how to keep firearms from dangerous people.

Lawmakers table Youngkin gas tax, other budget amendments

Lawmakers table Youngkin gas tax, other budget amendments

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed amendments to the state budget have met a mixed fate.

After impasse, legislators elect 2 Supreme Court justices

After impasse, legislators elect 2 Supreme Court justices

The Virginia General Assembly has elected two new justices to serve on the state Supreme Court.

1/6 panel: Plan for Pence to reject electors 'nuts,' 'crazy'

1/6 panel: Plan for Pence to reject electors 'nuts,' 'crazy'

The Jan. 6 committee has plunged deeper into Donald Trump's last-ditch effort to overturn the 2020 election.

Youngkin wants gas tax holiday, other budget changes

Youngkin wants gas tax holiday, other budget changes

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking several dozen changes to the budget legislation lawmakers sent him earlier this month.

Election deniers quiet on fraud claims after primary wins

Election deniers quiet on fraud claims after primary wins

Dozens of Republican candidates who sought Donald Trump's endorsement have spent months parroting the former president's baseless claims of 2020 election fraud.

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable'

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable'

President Joe Biden holds out hope of giving the country a greater sense of confidence.

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

Senate OKs enhanced benefits for vets exposed to burn pits

The Senate has approved a sweeping expansion of health care and disability benefits for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in response to concerns about their exposure to toxic burn pits.

U.S. abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020

U.S. abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020

The number and rate of U.S. abortions increased from 2017 to 2020 after a long decline.