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Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

Virginia lawmakers voted Friday to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.

Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach …

Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov’s yearbook

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results …

Virginia’s Northam cancels fundraiser appearance as protesters gather

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has faced calls to resign since he admitted to wearing blackface during a dance contest in the 1980s, dropped out of a planned appearance Sunday …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Gonzaga Prep reckoning with photo of students in KKK robes in 1968 yearbook

Gonzaga Prep administrators are reckoning with the discovery of a photo in the school’s 1968 yearbook that shows at least three students dressed as Ku Klux Klan members during an …

Dana Milbank: The Democratic apology tour is a sorry spectacle

Forgive me, but would anybody mind if we declared a moratorium on Democratic apologies?

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Virginia governor’s No. 2 is hit with new sex allegations

Virginia’s state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won’t resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit …

Eric Zorn: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s sin looks more like obliviousness than racism

I’m inclined to chalk up Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface decision to obliviousness rather than racism, particularly in light of his public record on race in the intervening 35 years.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Political crisis engulfs Virginia’s top 3 elected officials

The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed …

Eugene Robinson: Northam keeps digging himself deeper into the hole

There are 8.5 million Virginians. Surely the commonwealth can find someone to serve as governor whose yearbook page does not prominently feature a picture of a broadly grinning young white …

Virginia’s highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

A political death watch took shape at Virginia’s Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo …

Virginia’s Northam calls impromptu staff meeting amid calls for him to step down

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam called an unscheduled senior staff meeting Sunday night, as the governor considers resigning after two days of defiance amid a controversy over racist photos in his …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia’s embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 …

Froma Harrop: Democrats, though not all, learn how to win

Northam clearly understood the first commandment of winning elections: Thou shalt not repel the voters.

Milbank: Trump was on the ballot and lost

Essentially, Gillespie turned the Virginia gubernatorial race into a cultural war, much as Trump did with the 2016 election. But this time, the cultural warrior lost, as he sorely deserved …

Power of anti-Trump resistance in question in Virginia race

Virginia’s gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race

Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s …

Two Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance

Two Virginia Democrats vying to be the face of the resistance to President Donald Trump are squaring off Tuesday in a gubernatorial primary that’s come down to a choice between …