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Approval down for Va. gov, Legislature

Approval down for Va. gov, Legislature

HAMDEN, Conn., March 21 (UPI) -- More than half of Virginia voters disagree with new laws making abortions more difficult to obtain and handguns easier to buy, a poll released Wednesday said.

'Doonesbury' artist defends abortion strip

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12 (UPI) -- "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau said he felt obliged to tackle women's healthcare rights amid debate about Virginia and Texas pre-abortion sonogram bills.
Obama hails new jobs added in February

Obama hails new jobs added in February

PETERSBURG, Va., March 9 (UPI) -- President Obama touted a report the United States gained 233,000 private-sector jobs last month in a visit Friday to an aircraft parts plant in Virginia.

Va. governor signs abortion bill

RICHMOND, Va., March 7 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill Wednesday requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the procedure.

GOP govs push Obama to ease up on states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama was pressed by three Republican governors Monday to lighten the load of federal mandates and regulations on U.S. states.
Va. Senate changes ultrasound abortion bill

Va. Senate changes ultrasound abortion bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Virginia's Senate changed an abortion bill obliging women seeking abortions to have internal ultrasounds and killed a bill giving full legal rights to a fetus.

Va. Senate kills 'personhood' bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Virginia state Senate voted Thursday to kill a bill for this session that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person, entitled to human rights.
Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

Va. governor backs off ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Virginia's Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he no longer supports requiring a woman to have an invasive form of ultrasound before an abortion.
Accusations fly ahead of Fla. primary

Accusations fly ahead of Fla. primary

LADY LAKE, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney a "liberal" and Romney called Gingrich a failed Washington insider as the Florida primary campaign headed into its final day.

Va. governor won't back campus gun law

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell refused to support a campaign requiring state colleges to allow licensed gun owners to carry them on campus.

Va. AG seeks to add names to GOP ballot

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Virginia's attorney general is preparing emergency legislation to rectify the lack of candidates who were able to qualify for the state's Republican primary.

Va. budget would deny Medicaid inflation

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's $85 billion budget does away with Medicaid and public-school increases for inflation and eliminates public broadcasting support.

Obama, first lady tout jobs bill in Va.

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama and the first lady tag-teamed in Virginia Wednesday, pushing for passage of his stalled jobs bill and for jobs for veterans.
Cantor purged from local GOP committee

Cantor purged from local GOP committee

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and other leading Virginia Republicans have been purged from their local party committees.

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Analysts: Christie won't run for president

Analysts: Christie won't run for president

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- It's not likely New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enter the GOP presidential race, political analysts said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry apparently has backed off his assertion that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, saying now the entitlement program needs fixing, not scrapping.
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RGA elects Christie vice chairman

RGA elects Christie vice chairman

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Republican Governors Association says it has elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie its vice chairman.

Virginia law complicates abortion issue

RICHMOND, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- Virginia lawmakers have passed an amendment that would complicate insurance coverage for women seeking an abortion, opponents of the measure said.
GOP: Hurry up court ruling on healthcare

GOP: Hurry up court ruling on healthcare

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia called Saturday for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the legality of the Obama administration's healthcare law.

German killer challenges Va. on transfer

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A German man serving two life terms for murder in Virginia is challenging Gov. Bob McDonnell's authority to revoke his transfer to Germany.

No stay from high court for Va. woman

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Teresa Lewis, who arranged the killing of her husband and stepson, moved closer to the Virginia execution chamber Tuesday when the Supreme Court refused a stay.

Granholm, McDonnell clash on stimulus

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, offered decidedly different views Sunday on the federal stimulus.

Barbour defends Va. Confederate decree

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's delivering a Confederate History Month proclamation with no mention of slavery.

Va. order bans discrimination against gays

RICHMOND, Va., March 10 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has issued a directive to state employees saying workplace discrimination, including bias against gays, is prohibited.
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