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Virginia ELECTION RESULTS: November 3, 2015

Click here to see the November 2015 Virginia election results. They're updated LIVE as they come into the News 5 WCYB newsroom.

Voting machine questions

Virginia elections officials rescind GOP affiliation statement

Virginia elections officials voted to throw out a party affiliation statement that the Republican Party of Virginia had planned to implement in the March 1 presidential primary.

Testing voting machines before early voting in Tennessee

Early voting for the Tennessee primary is set to get underway next Wednesday, Feb. 10. The Washington County Election Commission met to get everything prepared, including the equipment.


People in the Tri-Cities weigh in on the Iowa GOP caucuses

All the debates, speeches, polls, and campaigning are starting to stand for something as the Iowa caucuses begin to set the stage for the rest of the election. However, some say the results from Iowa won't sway their opinion.

Monday deadline to register for Tennessee presidential primary

Tennesseans who want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary must register to vote by Monday. Virginia voters get an extra week.

Stanton's goal: From ETSU president emeritus to county commissioner

ETSU president emeritus Dr. Paul Stanton is looking for a new job. He announced he’s running for public office.

Obama on Lincoln

Complete text: State of the Union address

This is the complete text from Tuesday night's State of the Union address.


Tenn. lawmakers back for 2nd session of 109th General Assembly

Tennessee lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Tuesday to kick off the second session of the two-year 109th General Assembly.

Trump reprimands

Trump supporters in Virginia sue over voter loyalty pledge

Supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump are suing Virginia election officials over a state GOP requirement that 2016 primary voters sign a statement affirming they are Republicans.

Obama gets emotional

Local lawmakers react to Obama's executive actions on guns

President Barack Obama said that contrary to the claims of some GOP presidential candidates, he's not plotting to take away everyone's guns.


Countdown to NH

Countdown to NH primary

There's a lot at stake in New Hampshire with the primary two days away.

Republican candidates rip each other

GOP presidential hopefuls rip each other

Republican presidential candidates tore into each other Saturday night during their final debate before the New Hampshire primary election Tuesday.

New Hampshire capitol

Big stakes in small state of New Hampshire

With high voter turnout in New Hampshire -- roughly 30 percent -- there are big stakes politically speaking for the small state.

Clintons have long history in New Hampshire

Hillary and Bill Clinton's long history in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has been a key state in the political lives of Hillary and Bill Clinton,

Clinton Sanders 2 4 1

Clinton, Sanders debate becomes heated

Thursday’s debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton quickly became heated with the candidates sparring over health care, Wall Street and who is more progressive.

Barbara Bush for Jeb

Barbara Bush campaigns for son

Former first lady Barbara Bush campaigns in New Hampshire for her son, Jeb.


Bernie Sanders: 'I am Larry David'

During a town hall debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders jokingly said he is comedian Larry David.

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Sarah Palin

Notable presidential endorsements of 2016

As Republican and Democratic candidates battle for presidential nominations -- keep up with some of the more notable endorsements.

Republican, Democrat, political buttons

Does Iowa matter? Caucus winners 1980-2016

Now that Iowa's caucus-goers have spoken, take a look at how well Hawkeye State winners have fared in their bids for the White House.

Adele, 2015 performance

Feuds between politicians, musicians

Donald Trump has potentially run afoul of another singer, with Adele now saying the GOP presidential candidate doesn't have the right to use her music at his rallies. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

Political Clichés - Flags

9. "The American people" - Every politician, even the ones in complete disagreement, claims to speak for the American people.  Three of the seven Republican candidates on the main Jan. 28 debate stage claimed to know what the American people wanted in the election -- Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and Ben Carson. Rubio used it four times in the span of a few minutes.

Top 10 political clichés

In the waning hours before Iowa Caucus votes come in, here are some of the well-worn and tired phrases candidates and pundits are using.

Obama, State of the Union 2012

14 memorable State of the Union moments

Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address, tale look back at some of the memorable moments in other State of the Union addresses through the years.

Obama SOTU podium

Obama gives final State of the Union address

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor.

President Barack Obama at 2015 State of the Union

5 things to watch for at Obama's last State of the Union

President Barack Obama is viewing his final State of the Union as the start of a sprint -- a last chance to advance his agenda. With that in mind, here are five things CNN suggests to watch for in Obama's final address Tuesday night.

American Flag

Looking back: Biggest political stories of 2015

Here's a list of the biggest political stories of 2015.


National Political Coverage


Bernie Sanders and 'SNL' debut 'Bern Your Enthusiasm'

"Saturday Night Live" finally proved that Bernie Sanders and Larry David aren't the same person.

Democratic presidential candidate campaigns in Charles City, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

Sanders tired of being 'lectured' on foreign policy

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is tired of people questioning his credentials on international affairs, saying that he's been "lectured on foreign policy" recently.

President Obama SOFU

Obamas lament White House Wi-Fi situation

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday discussed their traditions for the Super Bowl, as well as the improvement the president wants to make to the White House for his successor.

Hillary Clinton talks about Flint

Clinton pledges to stand with Flint through water crisis

Hillary Clinton promised the people of Flint, Michigan, whose lives have been turned upside down by the city's ongoing water crisis, that she will be their partner in what is sure to be a long recovery.

Ted Cruz Feb 5

Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican presidential rivals.

Two days before the New Hampshire primary Cruz veered off his stump speech to bla...

Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 7., 2016

Donald Trump: I 'wouldn't be happy' with 2nd

Donald Trump said Sunday that he "wouldn't be happy" if he came in second place in the New Hampshire primary.

The comment stands in stark contrast to how the Republican presidential front-runner has addressed the New Hampshire primary in the week sinc...

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