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Court could trim Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical about the need for federal approval of election changes in Southern states. As The New York Times reports, questions from the justices during oral arguments yesterday suggest the court could strike down “Section 5″ ...

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Putney will run again

Del. Lacey Putney, the state’s longest-serving legislator, plans to extend his run. The 81-year-old has served in the House of Delegates since 1962. The Roanoke Times reports the Bedford independent will stand for election again in November. So far, no ...

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National site, local ads

What better place to troll for money from liberal – relatively speaking anyway – Virginians than The New York Times? That appears to be the thinking of Common Sense Virginia, a state political action committee that is sponsoring The Real ...

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Kilgore backs Brownlee for AG

Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore has put his backing behind John Brownlee of Roanoke, one of three contenders for the Republican nomination for attorney general.  The blessing gives Brownlee a boost over rivals state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli of Fairfax and ...

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Election day clothing charge dropped

Madison County Commonwealth’s Attorney George Webb III has decided not to prosecute a woman for wearing a McCain T-shirt to the polls during last November’s election. The American Civil Liberties Union had taken on the case, appointing four lawyers to ...

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