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Topic - Corey A. Stewart
With a slew of candidates who many in Virginia still don't know much about, the wide open contest for the Republican nomination to be the state's next lieutenant governor may actually come down to style over substance.
The pace at which illegal immigrants are deported from the District under a federal initiative is far lower than in surrounding jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland, even though illegal immigrants make up similar proportions of their populations.
Reps. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, and Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, held a congressional forum Monday on voting problems.
Former Northern Virginia lawmaker Jeannemarie Devolites Davis will explore a bid for lieutenant governor in 2013, adding another candidate to an already-crowded GOP field.
Prince William County this week became the largest local jurisdiction in the nation to be released from the requirements of a historic federal law ensuring fair treatment for minorities at the polls.
Prince William County has been granted an exemption from Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires all or parts of 16 mostly southern states to "pre-clear" any voting changes with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart will run for lieutenant governor in 2013, while a potentially formidable adversary will not.
A federal judge has blocked Prince William County's pursuit of information on the more than 4,000 criminal illegal immigrants the county has turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement since implementing its controversial crackdown in 2007.
Questions about Evans cloud D.C. lottery probe; Stewart endorses Allen for Senate; Video shows Norwood fumble questions in Lululemon murder trial; Reagan statue unveiled; O'Malley touts gas tax increase; Cuccinelli testifies on Hill against proposed EPA regulations; Maryland GOP elects Pipkin as Senate minority leader; Closing arguments expected in Currie bribery trial.
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart, a frequent critic of former Virginia Gov. George Allen, on Tuesday made nice with the current U.S. Senate candidate by offering him his endorsement.
An illegal immigrant who fatally struck a Benedictine nun while driving drunk was found guilty in Prince William County on Monday of felony murder — a case that sparked outrage in a county at the forefront of debates on local enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Prince William County on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court demanding the release of records related to the status of more than 4,000 criminal illegal immigrants that the county has detained and transferred to the Department of Homeland Security since 2008.
Prince William County on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security demanding the release of records related to the status of criminal illegal immigrants the county has detained and transferred to the agency since 2008.
Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee was profiled last week on NBC's "Today" show. During one exchange in the five-minute segment, Ms. Rhee recounted how she justified to her daughter firing the principal of the girl's school in 2008.
Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart said Tuesday that he still is considering a 2012 run for Virginia's Senate seat now held by Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat who is retiring after one term.
"If they ended 287(g), only a fraction of those are going to be in the Secure Communities database," Mr. Stewart said.
ICE data show that 956 people have been deported through Secure Communities, while Mr. Stewart said more than 6,000 people have been handed over to ICE for deportation through 287(g).