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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tim Kaine: 'I'm a progressive in the South'

Sen. Tim Kaine on Thursday described himself as a "progressive in the South" after being played a clip from a 2005 campaign ad in which he says he's against same-sex marriage and is "conservative" on issues like "the sanctity of life." Published July 28, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine is among Democrats leading the charge against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tim Kaine: Bernie Sanders' supporters understand that Donald Trump is 'a threat'

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democrats' 2016 vice presidential nominee, said the party is more unified than it was at this point eight years ago and that supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders understand that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is "a threat to everything they care about." Published July 28, 2016

The gifts Sen. Tim Kaine took as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia are getting scrutiny after his selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate. (Associated Press)

$160,000 in gifts Kaine received in spotlight

The approximately $160,000 in gifts Sen. Tim Kaine accepted as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia is getting renewed scrutiny with Mr. Kaine in line to potentially become the next vice president, with critics quick to draw comparisons to the federal corruption case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published July 26, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Concealed carry permits at all-time high

More than 14.5 million Americans are now licensed to carry a concealed handgun -- a jump of 1.73 million in just a year, according to new research that says women and black Americans are among the most eager to sign up. Published July 26, 2016

Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Cory Booker: 'I love Donald Trump'

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday went to somewhat extreme measures to avoid responding directly to a social media taunt from Donald Trump, saying he loves the Republican presidential nominee and he's praying for him. Published July 26, 2016

Donald Trump erases Hillary Clinton's lead in Ohio, poll shows

Buoyed by increased support among Republicans in Ohio, Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up in the state, and he is ahead of her in a four-way contest, according to a survey taken in the days after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Published July 26, 2016

Three individuals were arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a combined $362,824 in methamphetamine and almost $71,000 in marijuana.

Pro-marijuana groups eye Democrats in federal legalization effort

Pro-marijuana advocates are hopeful the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia will serve as a prominent springboard for the next steps to legalize the drug, saying potential progress at the federal level would likely go up in smoke in a Donald Trump administration. Published July 25, 2016

Then-Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner speaks after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ex-Ohio senator to Sanders backers: We have to 'search our hearts'

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter, told a crowd of Sanders fans gathered outside city hall Monday not to hold it against the Vermont senator for supporting Hillary Clinton and also said more Democrats need to respect the feelings of Sanders supporters. Published July 25, 2016