Politics Archive

Jeb Bush says he'd kill "baby Hitler" if he could travel in time

DES MOINES, Iowa Presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he once got an email asking if he would go back in time, if it were possible, and kill the baby Adolf Hitler. "It said, 'If you could go back in time and kill baby Hitler, would you? I need to know,'" Bush told a Huffington Post reporter on the Bush campaign bus in New Hampshire last week.

Ben Carson speaks Wednesday at Liberty University

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson is scheduled to speak Wednesday morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg. The retired neurosurgeon will address students at 10:30 a.m. during a campus convocation that can be viewed live online. Carson also is participating in a couple of campaign fundraisers in Lynchburg after his speech and later in Midlothian near Richmond.

State Senator Kenny Alexander running for Norfolk mayor

NORFOLK For more than two decades, the city of Norfolk has known only one mayor. First by appointment and later by election, Paul Fraim held onto this seat with an iron grip. He had opponents over the years, but none really stood a chance.

Hosting "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump fends off mock heckler

NEW YORK Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You're a racist!" But the "heckler" was comedian Larry David, who before Trump arrived on-stage had been seen impersonating Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Northam is gearing up for 2017 governor's race

NORFOLK With the 2015 legislative elections now history, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is already on the hunt for votes in the 2017 gubernatorial election. Known for his soft-spoken demeanor, Northam acknowledged Friday that the governor's race can be a rough-and-tumble affair. But he's not worried about it.

Gov. McAuliffe: Medicaid can be expanded at no cost to state

RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe intends to make another push for Medicaid expansion, despite intense opposition from Republicans, who retained full control of the General Assembly in elections last week.

Ben Carson defends West Point story, calls news media "unfair"

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. Criticizing the news media as unfair, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point even though it does not offer scholarships and he never applied for admission.

GOP presidential contender Kasich coming to Regent

VIRGINIA BEACH Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will be at Regent University on Nov. 18 for a speech and question-and-answer session, the school announced Friday. Kasich is the second 2016 White House contender to take up an invitation extended by the university to sit before an audience for an interview with Regent Chancellor Pat Robertson.

Ben Carson admits West Point scholarship claim untrue

WASHINGTON Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson was not offered a formal scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point as he wrote in his autobiography, his campaign said Friday.

Sen. Kaine introduces legislation to help prevent opioid deaths, promote Naloxone use

WASHINGTON Sen. Tim Kaine introduced a bill Thursday that aims to prevent opioid overdose deaths by encouraging doctors to co-prescribe Naloxone alongside other drugs.

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