In Virginia Primary Contests, All Eyes on ‘Flippable’ Districts

Virginians are going to the polls Tuesday to cast votes in state and congressional primary races. The state is home to at least three districts considered to be “flippable” in the November midterm election, and a statewide GOP-primary will decide who will face incumbent Democratic senator and former vice president candidate Tim Kaine.

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Virginia Primaries Put Home of the ‘Blue Wave’ to the Test

With only a few days until Virginians return to the polls, and only eight months after democrats flipped 15 seats in the state legislature, helping coin the term “blue wave,” the congressional primary elections this Tuesday will offer several chances to test the Trump administration as well as democrats’ energy going into the 2018 midterms.

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Doctor Barred From Aiding Protester Sues on Religious Grounds

A doctor who says he is bound by the teachings of Jesus Christ to provide care for the sick, claims in court the U.S. Forest Service violated his right to religious freedom by refusing him access to a woman who has been sitting in a tree protesting the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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Manafort Seeks Dismissal of Charges in Virginia

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday, made another attempt have criminal charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller thrown out by a federal court — but this time the request was filed in Virginia, where he is scheduled to stand trial in July.

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Mueller Seeks Protective Order of Discovery in Manafort’s Va. Case

In a seven-page motion filed Monday in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Andrew Weissmann, senior assistant to special counsel Mueller, asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to a approve a proposed protective order intended to “ensure the confidentiality of personal identification information and discovery.”

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