Locking juvenile offenders behind bars is costly and largely ineffective, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group that favors alternatives to youth detention.
Rep. Anthony Weiner has said he has no plans to resign and that his wife wants him to stay in Congress, a Democratic source told CNN Thursday.
Robert Zimmerman and James Carville discuss how Rep. Anthony Weiner can come out strong after the "sexting" scandal.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said Tuesday that she is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is planning to announce he will run in 2012 for the Virginia U.S. Senate seat currently held by fellow Democrat Jim Webb, who is retiring, two senior Democratic sources told CNN on Sunday.
Will an anti-incumbent wave return Republicans to power in the House and Senate, or can Democrats engineer a late rush to hold on to their congressional majorities?
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what's being billed as a major announcement for the party Wednesday.
As the summer begins to wind down, Republicans are criticizing Democrats over economic promises they made at the beginning of the season.
The White House Social Secretary avoids testifying on state dinner security, citing separation of powers.
I confess, I've met Tareq and Michaele Salahi.
On the morning of the 2007 shooting massacre that rocked the country, Virginia Tech officials had begun to lock down administrative buildings and some staffers even warned their families nearly 90 minutes before the rest of campus was notified that a gunman was on the loose, according to a new report released by Virginia's governor Friday.
CNN's Larry King talks to Bob Meyers, whose brother was killed by the D.C. sniper.
John Muhammad's ex-wife talks about the sniper shootings and her troubled husband. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was executed Tuesday by lethal injection, a Virginia prisons spokesman said.
Lawyers for convicted Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad have asked the Supreme Court to block next week's scheduled execution.
Convicted Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection November 10, a Virginia corrections official said Tuesday.
An attorney for convicted Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad, who is scheduled to be executed November 10, will seek clemency from Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine on October 22.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine agreed Tuesday to review the report examining the deadly 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech and to correct any errors based on what has been learned since its publication.
With their budgets teetering on bankruptcy, states are digging deep to find creative ways to ease their financial woes.
The university mental health files of Seung-Hui Cho, the man who went on a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007, were recently discovered, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said Wednesday.
President Obama takes his first stab Wednesday night at the role of fundraiser in chief.
Michael Steele apologizes to Rush Limbaugh; DNC chair calls Limbaugh the GOP's 'Wizard of Oz.' Paul Steinhauser reports.
Gov. Tim Kaine discusses the stimulus plan with CNN's Kiran Chetry.
Could this year's elections for governor in New Jersey and Virginia be an omen of things to come in 2010? They sometimes have been in the past. But you have to know how to read the signs.
Has President-elect Barack Obama found the person to entrust with his predominantly online network of millions of supporters?
An aircraft carrier named after former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was commissioned Saturday in Virginia.
President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to serve as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, replacing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, two Democratic officials told CNN Sunday.
Barack Obama loves Virginia. Thursday's rally at Virginia Beach was his 10th visit to the state since he won the Democratic presidential nomination and his third in a little over a week.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on Obama's strategy to blunt McCain's advantage in GOP strongholds.
In the final days before the election, the strategy in battleground Virginia has shifted from getting people registered to making sure they show up to vote.
Virginia Republicans and Democrats amp up their get-out-the-vote efforts before Election Day. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Sen. John McCain's campaign of engaging in "lies" and "swift boat politics" in regard to his comment about "lipstick on a pig."
It was a very earthy opening: On the eve of the Democratic National Convention's kick-off, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and the Dave Matthews Band drew some 8,000 fans and environmental activists to their "Green Sunday."
CNN's Mary Snow looks at the buzz leading up to Barack Obama's announcement of a vice presidential running mate.
Sen. Barack Obama's choice for running mate will be announced to supporters in a text message Saturday morning, senior Obama campaign officials told CNN on Friday night, and a senior party official said it won't be Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Sen. Barack Obama said he has decided on his running mate, but he's not saying who it is.
John McCain, meanwhile, will name his v.p. choice on his Aug. 29 birthday
CNN Political Editor Mark Preston has the latest information on Barack Obama's potential VP pick.
The question is starting to feel a little old: Whom will Barack Obama pick as his vice president?
Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday lambasted his Republican rival's economic plan, arguing that Sen. John McCain would continue President Bush's policies and "we can't keep on going in the same direction."
Barack Obama says John McCain's economic policy is much of the same.
With the Democratic convention just a week away, the countdown is on for Sen. Barack Obama to make his VP announcement.
CNN Political Editor Mark Preston talks about potential top picks for John McCain and Barack Obama running mates.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a top supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, said Wednesday that while he's not running for Obama's vice president, he will do everything he can to help the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate win in Virginia.
It is vice presidential season, where every picture looks like a campaign brochure and introductions sound like tryouts.
Sen. Barack Obama's two unannounced and very secretive meetings with his vice presidential team have Washington insiders buzzing about a potential announcement.
New rumors abound about potential running mates for John McCain and Barack Obama.
The vice presidential buzz is circling around Gov. Tim Kaine, but the Virginia Democrat refused to address the speculation Tuesday.
Before departing the White House early Monday for a farewell tour of Europe, President Bush stole a page from his predecessor and suggested he feels American consumers' pain.
Can the president or Congress do anything about rising gas prices? Ed Henry reports.
CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno says Sen. Barack Obama is a symbol of progress and change.
Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, kicked off his general election campaign Thursday with stops in Virginia, signaling that he thinks he can turn the once solidly red state into a Democratic pickup come November.
Virginians faced a massive cleanup project Tuesday after at least three tornadoes damaged dozens of homes and injured more than 200 people.
Suffolk, Virginia officials share the latest on the tornadoes that ripped through the city.
It was a scene of haphazard destruction that stretched for 25 miles: Row upon row of homes reduced to sprays of splintered lumber, shopping centers stripped to bare metal, parking lots turned into junk yards
At least three tornadoes caused massive damage in Virginia and injured more than 200 people on Monday, officials said.
Virginia Tech President Charles Steger remembers the victims of the shooting there one year ago.
A year after the massacre, there has been much talk but little real action to prevent such a tragedy from recurring
Virginia officials are working to compensate victims' families for last year's Virginia Tech shooting spree, which left almost 50 students and staff members dead or wounded, Gov. Tim Kaine told a radio station Tuesday.
Fire crews made progress Monday in Virginia against brush fires that had been fanned by gale-force winds, officials said.
Heavy winds are fueling wildfires in several areas across Virginia.
Report: Warning signs missed
Better information by officials might have saved lives in the Virginia Tech massacre, an investigation into the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history found.
An internal review of the actions Virginia Tech took in the hours after student Seung-Hui Cho's April shooting spree makes suggestions to boost security but assigns no blame for the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
Virginia Tech lessons learned
Virginia Tech rampage update
Cowed by confusing privacy laws, authorities sometimes fail to raise red flags about potentially dangerous students, and peers keep quiet out of a false sense of duty, a federal report on the Virginia Tech shootings concluded Wednesday.
Angry students, faculty and loved ones urged the media to focus on the 32 victims of Monday's shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, not the twisted words and images of the man who gunned them down.
Twelve victims of Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech remained hospitalized Wednesday night.
Democrats accused President Bush of failing Americans by his "poor choices and bad management" -- related to such issues as health care, jobs, the economy and the Iraq war -- in their response to the president's State of the Union address.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who successfully rode a message of traditional Democratic ideals and moral values to victory in November, will deliver his party's rebuttal to President Bush's State of the Union address later this month, Democratic sources said.
You know the classic definition of inflation? "Too much money chasing too few goods." Well, off-year elections provide fertile ground for a different kind of inflation: too many political pundits chasing too few items of significance.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Tom Reynolds, were given a sobering warning last week by senior GOP political operatives. They were told that on Tuesday, November 8, the Democrats were sure to win the governorship of Virginia. After that, the warning continued, the watchword within the House majority would be: Every man for himself!
Jerry Kilgore, a Republican candidate for governor whose mountain twang kept him out of his own ads for much of the campaign, was looking starched and chipper Sunday as he shook hands outside the Falls Church, a 273-year-old Episcopal congregation near Washington that has a number of Bush Administration luminaries in its pews. Falls Church is a Democratic oasis, but these were his people. "In Falls Church, of all places, a landslide!" Kilgore said delightedly before heading inside. He is Baptist, but joined fellow parishioners in kneeling for prayers. The service ran long and so he sneaked out the side after receiving Communion and headed to McLean Bible Church, a non-denominational mega-church where he was greeted with applause at the Welcome Center.