WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

McAuliffe Criticizes Cuccinelli On Domestic Abuse

Virginia gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe, left, and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talk before a Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce debate in McLean, Va.
(AP Photo/The Washington Post, Linda Davidson, Pool)
Virginia gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe, left, and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talk before a Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce debate in McLean, Va.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is criticizing Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli for not backing the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.

McAuliffe and Democrats have been relentless in criticizing Cuccinelli's record on women's issues during the campaign, and the results of a new Washington Post poll show McAuliffe leading Cuccinelli 58 percent to 34 percent among women.

McAuliffe said Tuesday that it's yet another issue where Cuccinelli is way outside the mainstream.

Cuccinelli was one of three attorneys general who did not join a bipartisan push to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Cuccinelli says he does not sign such letters endorsing legislation because the bill can be amended.

Former President Bill Clinton, joining his longtime pal and former Democratic National Committee chairman, says that reasoning doesn't pass the smell test.

NPR

Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
NPR

Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

NPR

Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.