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States saying 'no' to healthcare exchanges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. states have turned up their noses at setting up their own health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration said Friday.
After election loss, GOP hones in on brand, message, appeal

After election loss, GOP hones in on brand, message, appeal

More than a month has passed since Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the finger-pointing continues as the Republican Party lurches toward the new year.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday he won't make a bid to become Virginia governor next year.
Deadline extended for healthcare exchanges

Deadline extended for healthcare exchanges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- States have until Dec. 14 to decide if they will set up their own health insurance exchanges or let the U.S. government do it, the White House said Thursday.

GOP governors seek exchange deadline delay

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Republican Governors Association leaders, meeting in Las Vegas, have asked President Obama for more time and guidance on creating health insurance exchanges.

Obamacare opponents pressure governors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are urging U.S. governors "to tell the federal government no" when it comes to implementing the healthcare reform law.
Sandy stalls presidential campaign

Sandy stalls presidential campaign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Campaigning took a timeout Tuesday as President Obama monitored the response to post-tropical Cyclone Sandy and Mitt Romney held a storm relief event in Ohio.
Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy Friday targeted the U.S. east coast and possible convergence with an icy storm threatened to create what forecasters dubbed "Frankenstorm."

U.S. voters await final debate message

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney has time to attract voters in key states if he can put on another strong showing in Tuesday's presidential debate, a Republican governor predicted.

Activists work to register felons to vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Civil right activists have stepped up efforts to allow more than 1.5 million voting-eligible felons in Florida and millions more nationwide access to elections.
ADAM JABARI JEFFERSON, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
GOP: Romney makes U.S. 'best' for business

GOP: Romney makes U.S. 'best' for business

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Republican convention Wednesday would declare Mitt Romney can make the United States "the best place" to work and do business, the party chairman said.

GOP: Obama's policies choking business

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Speaker after speaker Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., savaged President Obama's policies they say are choking small business.

McDonnell: America needs 'dynamic change'

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- New leadership in Washington is needed to get the country out of debt and back to work, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said at the Republican National Convention.

Boos erupt when GOP resolutions adopted

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Boos filled the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida when it was announced alternate delegates from Maine would be seated instead of delegates who back Ron Paul.
GOP platform has conservative edge

GOP platform has conservative edge

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The platform being drafted for the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla., likely will be the most conservative plan in years, observers say.

Tax returns, Biden seen as minor issues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A pair of U.S. governors predicted this week's flaps over Mitt Romney's tax returns and a crack made by Vice President Joe Biden would not catch on with voters.
Romney to name running mate Saturday

Romney to name running mate Saturday

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney will name his vice presidential running mate Saturday morning in Virginia, his campaign announced Friday night.
Romney plans a swing through swing states

Romney plans a swing through swing states

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney's campaign plans a four-day bus tour through four swing states -- Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.
Romney softens Olympics remarks

Romney softens Olympics remarks

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney Friday backpedaled his criticism of the London Olympic Games, saying he's now convinced the Brits are ready.
Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their training camp to Richmond, Va., next year.

Official: Gay judge rejection 'bigotry'

RICHMOND, Va., May 15 (UPI) -- Richmond Commonwealth's top lawyer said Tuesday the Virginia House of Delegates' rejection of a gay nominee for district court judge was "a form of bigotry."

Obama has 8-point lead over Romney in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., May 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is likely to win Virginia's electoral votes in November against probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney, a poll indicates.

Some in GOP fear focus on social issues

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Some Republican leaders fear state legislative battles over abortion, guns and evolution could hurt the party in the U.S. presidential race.
Romney disputes 'silver spoon' comment

Romney disputes 'silver spoon' comment

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday he is "not going to rise" to President Barack Obama's comment on his wealth.
U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia Beach

U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy officials said mechanical failure caused an F-18 fighter jet to crash into a Virginia Beach, Va., apartment complex Friday shortly after takeoff.
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