For the first time in a decade, Republicans run Virginia's legislature, executive branch and courts. Now what?
RICHMOND, VA -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he's willing to cooperate with President Obama, but draws the line on taxes.
Politics as poetry from a jolly old elf named Schapiro.
A proposal to scrap a pair of business taxes and add a tax on services from doctors, lawyers and funeral directors may be too radioactive for Virginia politicians.
RICHMOND, Va. -- The gloves are off and their respective bases are tuned in, but can either candidate hope to improve his public image?
A constant in Virginia politics: the politicians are always complaining about the size, cost and scope of government. Now it's Bob McDonnell's turn.
RICHMOND, VA -- Despite a tight budget, the state continues to offer more than $12 billion in exemptions and deductions.
RICHMOND, Va. -- What happened in Henrico says a lot. It says politics there is more competitive than people think. It says Republicans who largely run the county are deeply divided. And it says that voters in Henrico know more about politics than the politicians.
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Republican takeover of the Virginia Senate might be the equivalent of a second term for Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Nothing like a little guilt by association to get the voters' attention in an off-off-year legislative election. Republicans play the Obama card; Democrats, Social Security and Medicare.
What if they held an election in Virginia and no one came? Jeff Schapiro explains why that will be close to the reality this November.
RICHMOND, Va. -- With federal stimulus funds running out and a big IOU to the retirement fund, Gov. McDonnell has no choice but to make big cuts in state spending.
RICHMOND, Va. -- President Barack Obama is returning to Virginia later this month -- a sure sign the state is a must-win for him to stay in the White House.
RICHMOND, VA -- Dissatisfaction with the president is a drag on Democrats -- even those running for the Virginia General Assembly.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is heading back to New Hampshire -- and it's not to check out the fall foliage
RICHMOND, VA -- Hoping to return Virginia to the predictably Republican category, contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry campaign here while state GOP leaders remain coy on endorsements.
RICHMOND, Va. -- It's a swing state, and voters here are jittery about jobs.
RICHMOND, VA -- Jeff Schapiro says Hurricane Irene is shaping up as a public relations disaster for Eric Cantor.
RICHMOND, Va. -- For an affluent suburb that increasingly mirrors those around the country, Henrico County -- politically, that is -- brings to mind Richard Daley's Chicago.
RICHMOND, VA -- Follow the money, especially to General Assembly incumbents.
RICHMOND, VA -- It seems there are no winners, only losers.
Virginia went to Barack Obama in the 2008 election, but will the vote swing back in 2012? A new poll says it might.
RICHMOND, VA -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging compromise, but Majority Leader Eric Cantor isn't budging on taxes.
RICHMOND, VA -- But he's not the kind of fiscal conservative who used to hang out in these parts
RICHMOND, VA -- Republican Rep. Eric Cantor and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner have major, but understandable, differences on taxes and spending.
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