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Virginia

  1. 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?”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. virginia is for capitalism
    Guess How Much Money Virginia Paid The Bachelorette to Film ThereWe love the Freedom of Information Act, baby!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Republican Wins Dramatic Virginia House Race After Random DrawingThe GOP now holds a slim 51–49 majority in the statehouse.
  8. 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.
  9. Random Drawing for Virginia House Race Delayed After Court ChallengeThe wildest election of the year gets a little wilder.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.”
  12. Clerical Error Puts Virginia’s House of Delegates in LimboRepublicans could still lose control or be forced into a power-sharing agreement.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Trump Tweets His Way Into the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe same day a new poll shows the Democratic candidate taking a big lead.
  24. steak and snake
    Steakhouse’s Ambience Takes a Hit After Poisonous Snake Bites CustomerShe spent the next six days in the hospital.
  25. Chipotle Has Reopened That Restaurant Where People Got Violently IllCEO Steve Ells insists they “took aggressive action to correct the problem.”
  26. health concerns
    Customers Are Getting Violently Sick at Yet Another Chipotle RestaurantThe chain says symptoms are consistent with norovirus.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Terry McAuliffe Is Thinking of Running for PresidentReally?
  31. Tomorrow’s Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Too Close to CallKeep an eye on what African-American voters and D.C. suburbanites do.
  32. The Democratic Primary in the Virginia Governor Race Is Getting Very InterestingThe winner will be general-election favorite. Some observers see a distinct Bernie versus Hillary flavor to it.
  33. Failing GOP Candidate in VA Shows Limits to Attacks on ‘Political Correctness’Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Corey Stewart seems to have gone too far by running on the Confederacy.
  34. Virginia Governor’s Race Is Good Test for Post-Trump Election StrategyIt’s early yet, and both parties have gubernatorial primaries, but Virginia’s likely to join New Jersey in showing an anti-Trump off-year backlash.
  35. Will Virginia Democrats Make the Gubernatorial Race a Referendum on Trump?One candidate is focusing on state issues while the other is linking his campaign to anti-Trump protests.
  36. boycotts
    A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously BackfiredAll eight of Virginia’s locations have either sold out or come close.
  37. Awarding Electoral Votes by Congress District Becoming Big Temptation for GOPSo long as Republicans have an advantage in House districts, they will be thinking about building that right into the system for electing presidents.
  38. recalls
    Woman With Season’s Unluckiest Number Flooded With Cuisinart Hotline Phone Calls“They need to compensate me for sitting here answering the phone.”
  39. terrible customers
    Another Horrible Restaurant Customer Left a Hateful Receipt MessageWhy does this keep happening?
  40. Louisiana Runoff Begins the Post-Trump-Earthquake Political CalendarBeginning with a Senate runoff in Louisiana and then off-year state elections in 2017, we will soon see if there is any backlash to Trump’s election.
  41. Report: The Trump Campaign Gives Up on VirginiaAttention will be turned to four battleground states.
  42. Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting RightsAfter the state supreme court blocked his executive order to re-enfranchise 200,000 people.
  43. awful customers
    Horrible Customers Write ‘We Only Tip Citizens’ on Their ReceiptThe server was actually American, and they’ve now been banned.
  44. cutting edge
    Restaurant Labels Its Brownies Based on Which Part of the Pan They Came FromBet they’re always running out of corner pieces.
  45. Discrimination
    Restaurant Refused to Serve Family in Trump Gear“Everybody was laughing, giggling.”
  46. transgender rights
    Court Won’t Change Virginia Transgender RulingThe ruling was the first to find transgender students are protected under Title IX.
  47. Court Won’t Change Virginia Transgender RulingThe ruling was the first to find transgender students are protected under Title IX.
  48. Receipt Drama
    Peter Chang Fires Servers for Insulting Diners’ Penis SizeHis daughter is also out as general manager.
  49. Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights for More Than 200,000 Ex-FelonsGovernor Terry McAuliffe described his executive order as an effort to undo the legacy of Jim Crow. Republicans call it “political opportunism.”
  50. Virginia State Trooper Shot and Killed at Richmond Greyhound StationThe gunman was also killed.
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