10:08 AM, May 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad campaign from Concerned Veterans for America asks Democratic senators to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable. "President Obama won't hold the VA accountable," says the voiceover in one version of the ad, focusing on Arkansas's Mark Pryor. "Senator Mark Pryor can, but he's done nothing, putting his loyalty to his party and the president ahead of America's veterans."
The ads urge Pryor and other Democratic senators (Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and Harry Reid of Nevada) to support the VA Management Accountability Act introduced by Republican Marco Rubio. The bill is co-sponsored by 24 other Republicans and 1 Democrat, Bill Nelson of Florida. The House version of the bill has bipartisan support.
Watch the Pryor version of the ad below:
Then deletes tweet and blames 'staff.'2:01 PM, Feb 13, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Mark Warner of Virginia sent out a message on his Senate office's official Twitter account that claimed Republicans would blame this week's winter storms on Obamacare. Warner, who is up for reelection this year, deleted the message, though it remains recorded at Politiwoops, a website documenting deleted tweets from politicians.
"If I were Virginia's senator, [Obamacare] would not be law today."11:55 AM, Jan 16, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ed Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has announced he is running for the U.S. Senate in Virginia against Democratic senator Mark Warner. He introduces himself and his candidacy in a new ad. Watch it below:
12:01 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
This year, Virginia Republicans were divided and had an easily caricatured candidate at the top of the ticket who ran a defensive campaign and was massively outspent ... and the state still broke basically 50-50. Next year, incumbent Democratic senator Mark Warner will be on the ballot.
10:35 PM, Oct 8, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Speaking to reporters following his second televised debate against Republican George Allen Monday night, Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia was asked if he would vote for Harry Reid, currently the majority leader, for the Democrats' top position in the U.S. Senate. Kaine refused to answer the question.
Webb cites "frustration" at fellow Democrats for swift vote on repeal.11:10 AM, Nov 18, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
While President Obama and most Democrats in Congress have voiced their support for repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy on gays in the military, a few Senate Democrats are leaving open the option of voting against repeal. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia said Wednesday that members should examine the Pentagon’s DADT report, which is set to be released on December 1, before making a decision.
9:43 AM, Apr 20, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
When did all these reasonable, Northeastern Republicans get so radical?
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced after meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday that she will vote to filibuster a Democratic Wall Street reform bill.
Her announcement hurts Democratic chances of moving financial reform legislation through the Senate this week.
How to avert a financial reform disaster.11:41 AM, Apr 15, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
The White House and Congress are moving ahead with their plans to reform the financial system. At issue is the Dodd bill's resolution authority to break down large and complex financial institutions on the verge of insolvency. Mitch McConnell says the authority, which would include a $50 billion fund to pay for the resolution process, would incentivize Too Big to Fail and lead to more bailouts. President Obama says that's baloney.
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