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No matter what budget agreement is eventually reached, House Speaker John A. Boehner is likely to fall short of his own debt-deal red line: that every dollar in new borrowing authority be matched by a dollar's worth of spending cuts.
Even if the weekend's intelligence warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks in the Middle East came from electronic eavesdropping abroad by the National Security Agency, that would not ease congressional opposition to the NSA's mass collection of domestic phone records, lawmakers from both parties said Monday.
Looking to gin up support for a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit, House Speaker John A. Boehner turned to Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this month to persuade rank-and-file lawmakers to temporarily back off the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts they had demanded in any debt ceiling hike.
Americans choose to take to the roads for va- cations and to visit friends and family on Memorial Day. Often, they'll bring their firearms with them for sport or personal protection, and it's perfectly legal under federal law.
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine on Wednesday rolled out specifics of his economic agenda, as Republicans worked to undercut the message by linking him to proposed federal regulations on carbon emissions they say will cripple southwest Virginia's coal industry.
Attorneys for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC say they've reduced by more than $100,000 the amount of bonus money they want to pay a handful of current employees still working for the bankrupt company.
Attorneys suing Solyndra in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former employees are criticizing plans by the company to hand out bonuses of up to $50,000 to 21 current supervisors and other employees.
A Virginia Tech police officer fatally shot Thursday was memorialized Monday on campus at Cassell Coliseum and remembered as a devoted public servant, father and husband.
When the Environmental Protection Agency announced new smokestack standards for coal-burning power plants this summer, former Virginia Gov. George Allen, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate, was quick to oppose the move.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Monday endorsed George Allen in his bid to recapture his Senate seat in Virginia.
RICHMOND (AP) — Legislation to allow police to stop and ticket drivers for not wearing a seat belt passed the Virginia Senate yesterday.
RICHMOND (AP) — Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has told upset callers during radio talk shows this week that it was state lawmakers who decided only Virginia motorists would pay the so-called "abusive-driver fees" that take effect Sunday.
"I think that most of the conference feels like he has been dealt a very difficult hand to play and he is doing as good as he can do with it," said Rep. H. Morgan Griffith, Virginia Republican. "I think he is doing as well as any human being can do."
Rep. H. Morgan Griffith, Virginia Republican, said Mr. Cruz's influence has been good and bad.