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Virginia

  1. vision 2020
    Terry McAuliffe Won’t Run for President in 2020The ebullient former Clinton money man will refocus on Virginia, where his party’s troubles may enable him to return to the governorship in 2021.
  2. power
    Justin Fairfax Accuser Describes Alleged Sexual Assault in Detail“It was like I had just walked into a trap,” Vanessa Tyson told Gayle King in her first televised interview.
  3. politics
    Virginia First Lady Asked Black Children to Imagine ‘Being a Slave’She reportedly also handed them pieces of raw cotton.
  4. racism
    Justin Fairfax and the Lies We Tell About LynchingsFairfax compared the sexual-assault allegations he’s facing to a lynching. Little could be further from the truth.
  5. beer me
    The Internet Has Fallen in Love With This Lucky Charms BeerWhat’s next? Cinnamon Toast Crunch rum?
  6. scandals
    Northam Bet He Could Remain Governor, and It Looks Like Virginians Will Let HimPoll numbers suggest voters are reluctant to see the governor resign. That may be due not to loyalty, but a clear-eyed understanding of the stakes.
  7. power
    Justin Fairfax’s Accuser Says Sexual Violence Is ‘Killing’ WomenDr. Vanessa Tyson spoke about #MeToo at her first public appearance since coming forward with her allegations against the lieutenant governor.
  8. virginia
    Why Ralph Northam’s Racist Fiasco Is a Golden Opportunity for Black VotersRalph Northam is going on a listening tour. If he genuinely listens, he has a chance to be a transformative leader. Will he?
  9. politics
    Ralph Northam’s Effort to Learn About Racism Is Off to a Rocky StartThe embattled Virginia governor, who says he will not resign, apologized after referring to slaves as “indentured servants” in an interview.
  10. virginia
    Senators Call on Justin Fairfax to Resign After Second Sexual Assault AllegationAfter a second woman accused Virginia Lt. Governor Fairfax of sexual assault — and provided corroborating evidence — national Democrats want him out.
  11. racism
    Blackface Scandal Spreads to Mississippi’s Lieutenant GovernorRepublican gubernatorial front-runner Tate Reeves joined and remained in a fraternity famous for racist antics — not all that long ago.
  12. virginia
    Virginia Scandals Cast Shadow Over Democrats’ Election HopesEven after the immediate crises pass, they may hurt Dems’ chances for shoring up state control, and even revive hopes that Trump could win the state.
  13. politics
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Top Virginia PoliticiansFrom the racist yearbook photo to sexual-assault allegations.
  14. virginia
    Virginia’s Racist Past Is PresentRalph Northam and Mark Herring may have grown since their blackface days. But so did the black contemporaries subjected to their culture of ridicule.
  15. power
    Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Accuser Releases Statement“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual.”
  16. virginia
    Read the Statement Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault“I cannot believe, given my obvious state of distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual,” writes Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
  17. virginia
    Scandal Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 State OfficeholdersThe governor and attorney general wore blackface. The lieutenant governor is facing sexual-assault allegations. The way forward is unclear.
  18. racism
    This Is Not About Ralph Northam’s FeelingsThe Virginia governor wants to avoid easy answers to his racism scandal. He can start by recognizing it’s not actually about him.
  19. politics
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Digs in Despite Calls to ResignNortham denies appearing in a racist yearbook photo, but admits to putting on blackface.
  20. racism
    Northam Denies Yearbook Racism, Admits Blackface Racism — and Still Won’t ResignThe Virginia Democrat is trying to salvage his governorship by admitting he once won a dance contest by moonwalking in blackface.
  21. equal rights amendment
    Virginia Could Soon Place the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. ConstitutionThe Old Dominion would be the 38th state to ratify the ERA, which is enough if Congress and the courts decide to set aside a ratification deadline.
  22. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Tells Incarcerated Addicts He Has a Hard Life, Too“You think you’re having a hard time?” said the Virginia congressman. “I’ve got $5 million of negative ads going at me. How do you think I’m feeling?”
  23. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Takes Pelosi-Bashing to Its Apotheosis Against Anti-Pelosi OpponentDemocrat Abigail Spanberger had to remind her Republican opponent of her name after he mentioned Pelosi 21 times in a debate.
  24. pork
    Is America’s Greatest Ham Tradition Doomed?Bad news out of the “ham capital of the world” is evidence of an industry that might be in trouble.
  25. virginia is for capitalism
    Guess How Much Money Virginia Paid The Bachelorette to Film ThereWe love the Freedom of Information Act, baby!
  26. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  27. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  28. Republican Wins Dramatic Virginia House Race After Random DrawingThe GOP now holds a slim 51–49 majority in the statehouse.
  29. Thanks to GOP Tax Bill, Homeowners Rushing to Prepay Property Taxes Before 2018New restrictions on the deductibility of local property taxes are driving many homeowners to pay early and get the deduction one more time.
  30. Random Drawing for Virginia House Race Delayed After Court ChallengeThe wildest election of the year gets a little wilder.
  31. A Timeline of the Wildest and Most Suspenseful Election of 2017The delegate in Virginia’s 94th district will be decided by a random drawing, and that’s hardly the weirdest part.
  32. The GOP’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Candidates, But Its PresidentTrump can’t accept that he is damaging his party down-ballot. And that could send his party off in search of illusory “fixes.”
  33. Clerical Error Puts Virginia’s House of Delegates in LimboRepublicans could still lose control or be forced into a power-sharing agreement.
  34. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  35. politics
    Candidate Whose Girlfriend Was Killed on Live TV Wins on Gun-Control PlatformChris Hurst campaigned partially on a gun-control platform after his girlfriend was murdered on air in 2015.
  36. Democrats Gain State Government ‘Trifectas’ in New Jersey and WashingtonIn what could be an appetizer for 2018, Democrats began chipping away at GOP dominance of state governments.
  37. One Year After Trump’s Victory, the Democrats Aren’t in DisarrayThe first 12 months of the Trump presidency have been better for Democrats than most would have ever imagined.
  38. There’s a Lot at Stake in the VA Governor’s Race — and Democrats Are WorriedPolls are now very tight in a nasty culture-war campaign. If Republican Ed Gillespie wins, look out in 2018.
  39. Race-Baiting 2017 GOP Campaigns Could Infect the 2018 ElectionsThe racist campaigns the GOP is running in Virginia and New Jersey could spread everywhere next year.
  40. Will the Obama Coalition Turn Out in 2018? Virginia Might Offer Some CluesNon-presidential election falloff in the base is a long-standing problem for Democrats that they haven’t clearly solved.
  41. Virginia Democrats Spooked by Fears of a Falloff in TurnoutVirginia Democrats are haunted by Trump’s 2016 win. But they’re also bugged by the turnout falloff that nearly beat them in 2013 and 2014.
  42. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  43. Democrats Panicking Over Virginia Show Signs of Post-Trump Stress DisorderEvery indicator shows Northam poised to win the Virginia governor’s race. But so did the indicators for Hillary Clinton, which has Democrats spooked.
  44. Trump Tweets His Way Into the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe same day a new poll shows the Democratic candidate taking a big lead.
  45. steak and snake
    Steakhouse’s Ambience Takes a Hit After Poisonous Snake Bites CustomerShe spent the next six days in the hospital.
  46. Chipotle Has Reopened That Restaurant Where People Got Violently IllCEO Steve Ells insists they “took aggressive action to correct the problem.”
  47. health concerns
    Customers Are Getting Violently Sick at Yet Another Chipotle RestaurantThe chain says symptoms are consistent with norovirus.
  48. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  49. Trump Ultra Corey Stewart Throws Scare Into Conventional Republicans EverywhereWhat Dave Brat did for Tea Party insurgents in 2014, Corey Stewart may have done for Trump fans going into 2018: create a deep fear of primaries.
  50. Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic PrimaryThe Virginia Democratic Establishment candidate for governor won on the strength of a solid performance among African-Americans and key swing regions.
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