June 5, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Eric E. Hampl is the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. Hampl is director of Treasury's executive office of asset forfeiture. This version has been corrected. RICHMOND — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) seemed to be spoiling for his next big fight with the federal government, announcing Wednesday morning that the Internal Revenue Service was refusing to pay $125 million owed to Virginia,...
April 6, 2013 |
IS TERRY MCAULIFFE, the one-time Democratic Party major-domo who was crushed in his party's primary for governor of Virginia four years ago, a better candidate this year than he was in 2009? Maligned then as a brash carpetbagger, Mr. McAuliffe has spent practically every day since his defeat paying dues, making amends and cultivating allies across the state at fish fries, neighborhood meetings and coal mines — more than 2,600 events, by his count. His efforts paid off last week when he was certified as...
March 8, 2013 |
The Post has once again chided me [" One job too many ," editorial, March 7] for keeping my promise to Virginians that I would serve my full four-year term as state attorney general. The Post reasoned that I should resign because several other Virginia attorneys general resigned when they ran for governor, in line with a "tradition" that has been consistently observed only since 1985. Recently, Politifact Virginia found that no other state in the country has such a tradition of attorneys general resigning to run for some...
November 13, 2012 |
When Republicans claim that this was a status quo election, they point to their continued hold on the House . The 2012 congressional vote , some have said, didn't undo the party's 2010 successes. True enough, but that's not because Americans didn't vote to undo them. It's because Republicans have so gerrymandered congressional districts in states where they controlled redistricting the past two years that they were able to elude a popular vote that went the Democrats' way last week.
November 6, 2012 |
Early in their race for U.S. Senate seat, George Allen's campaign made a strategically important decision: to incessantly attack Timothy M. Kaine as a shill for President Obama and his liberal policies. The move was either a savvy way for Allen to undermine the core message of Kaine's candidacy, or a waste of money that fundamentally misread Virginia's political direction. Repeatedly in their grueling 19-month contest, Allen (R) and Kaine (D) made starkly different calculations about the best way to win...
November 6, 2012 |
Timothy M. Kaine defeated George Allen in Virginia's Senate race Tuesday night, the climax of an intensely watched matchup that cost more than $80 million. Allen (R) conceded the race to Kaine (D) just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Kaine had a narrow but clear lead in the nation's most expensive Senate race. The contest for the seat held by retiring Sen. James Webb (D) had been neck-and-neck all along , confirming Virginia's battleground status.