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- The Second Gentleman (Doug Emhoff) is coming to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Northern Virginia and Richmond this Saturday.
- A Fox News poll shows McAuliffe with a four-point lead over Republican Glenn Youngkin in the gubernatorial race.
- Congress passed a funding bill and President Biden signed it to prevent a government shutdown from happening at midnight tonight. They now have 18 days to figure out how to fix the debt ceiling before the Treasury Department runs out of flexibility to avoid missing payments.
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill last night as they try to continue to convince Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (W. Va.) to support the bill.
- Tina Ramirez, a Republican candidate for the 7th congressional district seat says she raised over $300,000 during her first fundraising quarter. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger D-Henrico is the current representative in the 7th CD. “I am 100% committed to defeating Abigail Spanberger next November,” Ramirez said.
- The Princeton Gerrymandering Project graded two of the proposed House of Delegate maps that the Virginia Redistricting Commission is considering. (These maps are not finalized yet as the commission continues to work through the process.)
- Abortion access advocates are holding a “Ban off our bodies” event in Richmond Saturday. Senator Jennifer McClellan, Lucy Hartman from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, Steph Nash from Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Kenda Sutton El from Birth in Color, Dr. Shanthi Ramesh from Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, Jana Hebb from Whole Woman’s Health, and other community members will be in attendance.
- Virginia Democrat stays on ballot after paperwork fight
- Princess Blanding brings campaign for Governor to western Virginia
- Youngkin dodges vaccine question, drawing criticism from Democrats
- In the same week a fifth grader died of COVID, VDH reports death of a child under 5
- After poker ‘disaster,’ watchdog suggests stripping Va. Charitable Gaming Board of some powers
- Flood insurance is getting a huge overhaul. Here’s what it means in Hampton Roads.
- VCU Arts building renamed for first Black dean, painter Murry DePillars
- Pelosi delays infrastructure vote as Democrats struggle to reach deal
- Merck’s experimental pill to treat covid-19 cuts risk of death, hospitalization in half, company reports
- Portugal has nearly run out of people to vaccinate. What comes next?
- Democrats grit their teeth after Manchin lists demands
- Manchin proposed $1.5T top-line number to Schumer this summer
- DeJoy’s USPS slowdown plan will delay the mail. What does it mean for your Zip code?
- Ocasio-Cortez blasts Texas abortion law defender: ‘Sometimes it takes years’ to recognize sexual assault
- New York sees rise in vaccination rates for health-care workers after mandate
- GOP infighting spoils chance to retake Crist’s Florida seat
- The Biden family’s secrets
- Newsom signs #FreeBritney bill to help reform conservatorship laws
- In Merkel’s party, election blow triggers soul searching on future without her