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Virginia Looks to Ban Child Marriage

A bill to end exemption that allows minors to marry was sent to state's governor

(Newser) - Virginia is set to ban marriage before age 18 after legislators sent a bill to Gov. Glenn Youngkin's desk, NPR reports, which would make it the 12th state with laws on the books that prohibit the marriage of minors with no exceptions. The bill knocks out loopholes that allowed...

The Race to Replace Youngkin Gets Going

Democrat Spanberger won't run for House reelection, will try to win Virginia governor race in 2025

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger won a close reelection race in Virginia last year that was widely seen as a bellwether contest with national implications. The 44-year-old, however, won't try to win a fourth term next year—on Monday, the former CIA officer announced in a video that she will...

With Big Wins, Democrats Get a 'Blueprint' for 2024
Big Wins Give Democrats
a 'Blueprint' for 2024
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Big Wins Give Democrats a 'Blueprint' for 2024

Voters back abortion access, appear wary of Trump-backed candidates

(Newser) - Nearly a year and a half after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion remains a key issue in elections across the country—to the benefit of Democrats, who've made protecting abortion rights a priority. A major takeaway from Tuesday's elections is that "voters are casting...

Virginia Results a 'Blow' to GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Democrats will keep control of the state Senate, and also flip state House

(Newser) - In what's being painted as a major "blow" to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, Democrats on Tuesday managed to not only retain control of the state Senate but also flip the House of Delegates. The GOP had hoped to do the opposite—flip the state Senate and...

Some GOP Donors Ask: What About Youngkin?

Virginia governor didn't rule out a run but would face complications

(Newser) - It's not a broad-based movement, but major Republican donors are imagining a Republican presidential field with Glenn Youngkin in it. Whispers among party insiders about drafting the Virginia governor grew slightly louder after they witnessed the GOP presidential debate this week, Robert Costa writes in the Washington Post . Youngkin...

Youngkin Out of 2024 Race? Not So Fast

Virginia's GOP governor is reportedly considering a run after all

(Newser) - Last month, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin left the distinct impression that he wouldn't be running for the GOP nomination. This month, a much different narrative has emerged. First, Youngkin's campaign dropped a video on social media of the governor speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that looked...

Trump Goes After Another Potential 2024 Rival

This time, it's Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin

(Newser) - First, Donald Trump went after Ron DeSantis . Now Trump is taking a swipe at another potential 2024 rival—Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The details:
  • The statement: "Young Kin (now that's an interesting take. Sounds Chinese, doesn't it?) in Virginia couldn't have won without me," Trump

Youngkin Sends Nancy Pelosi 'Personal Note' of Apology

Governor told rally that GOP voters were sending her to be with husband after attack

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin says he has sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a personal note to apologize for remarks he made about the Oct. 28 attack on her husband. "There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in...

Youngkin Policy for Transgender Students Upends Northam's

Teachers can't be made to call students by name, pronouns of choice: draft of revamped guidelines

(Newser) - A new draft for "model policies" within Virginia's public schools was released Friday, designed to replace those put in place in 2021 by former Gov. Ralph Northam for transgender and nonbinary students. Per WRIC , the new guidelines from the state's Department of Education under GOP Gov. Glenn...

Glenn Youngkin Might Be the One to Save America

Karen Tumulty says it's less about policy and more about nation's 'existential crisis'

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin should run for president, if only to "test the proposition that there are still enough sane Republicans out there” to steer the party away from "the worst aspects of Trumpism," according to Washington Post editor and columnist Karen Tumulty, whose opinions typically lean...

Governor Takes Flak After Gaffe With Black Legislators

Virginia's Glenn Youngkin apologizes after mixing up two women

(Newser) - Virginia's new Republican governor reached out across the aisle this week to praise veteran lawmaker Sen. L. Louise Lucas for her speech on Black History Month. One problem: It was a different Black legislator, Sen. Mamie E. Locke, who delivered the speech in question, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . “...

Governor's Campaign Takes Flak for Going After Teen

Tweet by Virginia's 'Team Youngkin' called out 17-year-old critic by name and photo

(Newser) - Virginia's new Republican governor is taking some heat because his campaign called out a teenage critic by name and photo. The tweet was not put up by Gov. Glenn Youngkin but by his "Team Youngkin" staff, and it has since been deleted, reports the Washington Post . The controversy...

Virginia's New Republican Governor Making Waves
Virginia's New Republican
Governor Making Waves
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Virginia's New Republican Governor Making Waves

He angers Democrats, pleases Republicans on masks, other issues

(Newser) - When Democrats lost Virginia’s gubernatorial election , they anticipated Republican Glenn Youngkin would move quickly to put his stamp on the blue-leaning state. Youngkin is indeed making many waves during his first days in office, and Republicans are thrilled. Coverage:
  • Masks: Upon taking office this month, Youngkin lifted the state'

Pete Davidson Takes Questions as Aaron Rodgers on SNL

Show also introduces a new Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pete Davidson, in character as Aaron Rodgers, filled in the public knowledge gap about the Packers quarterbacks' COVID-19 vaccination status on Saturday Night Live. Rodgers has been accused of misleading, at best, his team and fans about whether he's had the shots by saying only that he'd been...

Youngkin's 17-Year-Old Son Twice Tried to Vote

County officials say no election laws were broken

(Newser) - Glenn Youngkin's fears about election integrity have been vindicated, at least in the case of one would-be voter. Someone in Virginia tried to cast a vote Tuesday who wasn't eligible—the candidate's son. Voters have to be at least 18 years old to vote in the state,...

What This Week's Results Mean for Trump
What This Week's Results
Mean for Trump
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What This Week's Results Mean for Trump

'Trump fever' has broken is one prediction, but that sentiment has been wrong before

(Newser) - As the dust settles on Tuesday's voting, much of the analysis is focusing on former President Trump, but perhaps not in a way that he would like. One common theme is that GOP candidates—especially Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin in Virginia —fared well by keeping Trump at arm's...

Biden: GOP Victories at Voting Booth Not My Fault

'People are upset and uncertain about a lot of things,' president says

(Newser) - President Biden appeared to reject the idea that his administration or party is to blame for the surprising outcome of Virginia's gubernatorial race and other GOP victories during Tuesday's elections. Asked at the White House on Wednesday "how much responsibility" he takes for the "dismal" results...

7 Reactions to Youngkin's Stunning Virginia Win
7 Reactions to
Youngkin's Stunning
Win in Virginia

7 Reactions to Youngkin's Stunning Win in Virginia

And what it could mean for Democrats, particularly next year

(Newser) - Reactions started pouring in almost immediately after Republican Glenn Youngkin won Virginia's gubernatorial race Tuesday in a race that turned out much worse for Democrats than most people expected:
  • "Ominous": That's the word Andrew Prokop uses at Vox , saying this is just one such sign for the

Glenn Youngkin Wins Tight Virginia Governor's Race

The AP has called the race

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated after the race was called. Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were locked in a tight race for Virginia governor Tuesday night, the most closely watched contest in an off-year election that could prove a referendum on President Biden’s first year in...

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