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Film looks at children of war casualties

Nine-year-old Cierra and 41-year-old Jeanette have something in common: Their fathers were killed serving in U.S. wars. But separated by generations, the two grew up in radically different worlds for children of war casualties. Published May 13, 2011

Former Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

Poll: Allen, Kaine in near-tie for Va. Senate seat

A new poll shows Tim Kaine and George Allen in a dead heat for Sen. Jim Webb's U.S. Senate seat in Virginia — but both are viewed less favorably than they were three months ago. Published May 12, 2011

**FILE** Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (Associated Press)

McDonnell asks DoD to delay BRAC transfer

Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the Defense Department to delay the relocation of thousands of military workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria. Published May 11, 2011

**FILE** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Health care appeal goes before 3-judge panel

A federal appeals panel of three Democrat-appointed federal judges heard arguments Tuesday in two cases attempting to overturn President Obama's health care overhaul. Published May 10, 2011

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II

Federal appeals courts set to hear 'Obamacare' cases

Last year's massive health care overhaul is about to face a round of hearings in federal appeals courts, beginning Tuesday when the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears competing cases about the law's constitutionality. Published May 9, 2011

Va. watches for next steps in political dance

The two most obvious contenders for Virginia governor — the lieutenant governor and attorney general — have a decision to make every four years: Will they butt heads, broker a deal or just stay out of each other's way? Published May 8, 2011

McDonnell line-item veto cuts PBS funds

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has used a powerful executive tool to further his goal of phasing out state funding for public broadcasting. Published May 3, 2011

SEALs go unnoticed and like it that way

Members of the elite Navy SEALs team that carried out a painstakingly crafted assault that led to the death of Osama bin Laden won't be greeted with fanfare when they return home to Virginia Beach. Published May 2, 2011

Obama, Meyers target Trump at correspondents' association dinner

No one provided more comedic material Saturday evening at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner than Donald Trump, who barely cracked a smile as President Obama and "Saturday Night Live" writer Seth Meyers cranked out the jokes for more than 2,500 guests. Published May 1, 2011

McDonnell says he will sign Va. redistricting plan

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Friday announced his intent to sign the second restricting plan submitted to him by the General Assembly, saying it is satisfactory but not ideal. Published April 29, 2011

State Senate passes 2nd redistricting proposal

Democrats persuaded reluctant Republicans to vote for their second attempt at a Senate redistricting map, approving the map on Thursday after extensive closed-door efforts to draw a plan they hope wont be vetoed by Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published April 28, 2011

Cuccinelli backs Va. Tech appeal of federal fines

Virginia Tech has the backing of state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II in the school’s plan to appeal $55,000 in federal fines for charges that it failed to quickly alert the campus during the 2007 shooting that left more than 30 students and faculty members dead. Published April 27, 2011

"We have determined that federal law does not give the county an opportunity to challenge that environmental assessment at this time," said Fairfax County Supervisor Jeffrey C. McKay.

Fairfax County won't sue to stop BRAC relocation

Fairfax County officials say they won't sue the Defense Department over the relocation of thousands of workers from Arlington to Alexandria, despite a report that showed the Army misled lawmakers about potential traffic gridlock around the new offices. Published April 26, 2011

STUMPING?: Once and perhaps future Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe chats with Edna Frady at a Falls Church City Democratic Committee fundraising dinner earlier this month. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

McAuliffe's travels hint of another bid for Va. governor

Two years since Terry McAuliffe's quest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination was thwarted by voters who viewed him as a carpetbagger out of touch with grass-roots Virginia, the multimillionaire entrepreneur is quietly mounting a second bid for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor. Published April 25, 2011

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

High court won't expedite health care ruling

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said he is disappointed but not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request to fast-track the state's lawsuit challenging federal health care law. Published April 25, 2011

Legal fight eyed over BRAC I-395 plan

A Northern Virginia congressman is asking local jurisdictions to prevent a "looming traffic nightmare" by taking legal action against a planned relocation of 6,400 defense workers. Published April 21, 2011

Faith-based adoptions not for gays

Faith-based adoption agencies will not be required to allow gay individuals to use their services. Virginia's State Board of Social Services on Wednesday rejected proposed changes to the rules governing adoption and foster case agencies. Published April 20, 2011

Frederick makes comeback with PAC

Former Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick is re-entering politics as an anti-establishment conservative two years after he was ousted by his GOP colleagues. Published April 19, 2011