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  • Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat (Associated Press)

    Rep. Gerry Connolly mocks GOP as witch hunters of IRS

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, barely bothered to conceal his disdain for Republicans who wanted to uncover the truth about the targeting of conservative groups and individuals by the Internal Revenue Service when he smugly asked an agency witness giving Capitol Hill testimony Wednesday: Are you a witch?


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parties maintain political stranglehold

    As a Libertarian, I was intrigued to read the article "Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode" (Web, Sept. 23). The most entertaining part was the quote from Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, who said: "I think it's part and parcel of a shameful philosophy that has somehow taken over the party of Lincoln. What's the harm in letting people [get] on the ballot?"


  • Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin talks to firefighters Tuesday in Oak Creek, Wis. (Associated Press)

    Ryan not adding fuel to Republican ticket

    A month into his vice presidential candidacy, it's clear Rep. Paul Ryan has had an impact. What is yet to be determined is whether the Wisconsin Republican's impact helps or hurts the Romney ticket on Election Day.


  • ROD A. LAMKEY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A tanker truck rolls by a storage tank at the Transmontaigne facility at the Pickett Road tank farm in Fairfax. Federal and state agencies fined Transmontaigne about $114,000 after two spills in 2010.

    Complaints still flowing about leaks from oil farm

    When a massive oil leak at the Pickett Road tank farm caused millions of dollars in damage to homes in Fairfax's Mantua neighborhood 20 years ago, Gerald E. Connolly was head of the local citizens association seeking answers. Now a congressman from Northern Virginia, Mr. Connolly is weighing federal draft regulations that could effectively shut down the tank farm amid leaks and spills that continue unabated.


  • "There were four competitive races in Virginia. Only one [incumbent] was left standing, and you're looking at him," Rep. Gerald E. Connolly said. "I prevailed, and that is a sign of strength, not of weakness." The margin was less than 0.4 of a percentage point. (Associated Press)

    A week after vote, Connolly ekes out win

    Republican Keith S. Fimian conceded Tuesday in a narrow loss in a Northern Virginia congressional race to Democratic freshman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly after initial results and a preliminary canvass last week showed him finishing about 900 votes behind.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, conducts a town-hall event in Springfield, Va., in September 2010. (AP Photo, File)

    Obama loses backing on taxes

    Defying President Obama, Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.


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