Federal workers are expected to play a big role in deciding swing state Virginia in November's elections. But while many assume Republican rhetoric about smaller government would sway them toward the left, it's not that simple.
The House could vote today on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia — although the bill's supporters are expected to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed for it to pass.
Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has set the date for the special election to fill Bill Englin's seat on the House of Delegates on Sept. 4, drawing criticism that he did so for overtly political reasons.
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