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Rob Longley

Rob Longley is a freelance writer based in Staunton, Va. He has covered politics in Connecticut, New York, Florida and Virginia for more than 20 years. He can be reached via email at
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Analyst: Private Firms’ Access to Obamacare User Info ‘Incomprehensible’

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 - by Rob Longley

Republicans say revelation one more strike against botched law.

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Can Congress Stop the NLRB’s ‘Ambush’ Election Rule?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

GOP says it's unfair to businesses and workers, but Democrats argue new regulation will protect union rights.

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VA Hammered Over Mismanagement at West L.A. Facility

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

Property supposed to be used to care for veterans instead houses baseball complex, bird sanctuary.

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Republicans Slam EPA Over Rule Change, Claim Power Grab

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

But Dems say GOP needs to stop grandstanding: “We don’t want to regulate a puddle,” Boxer said. “That’s ridiculous.”

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Increase in Natural Gas Exports Will Boost Jobs, Supporters Say

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

But opponents say move will raise prices, hurt manufacturing.

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Dems Likely to Support GOP Effort to Scrap Obama’s ‘No Child’ Dictates

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Rob Longley

But challenges remain as Alexander pushes for long overdue revision to education act.

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Cybersecurity Experts: Sharing Intel Best Way to Thwart Hackers

Friday, January 30th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

Senate Homeland Security panel makes bill to aid businesses a priority.

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FCC Under Scrutiny as GOP Senators Try to Head Off More Internet Regs

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

Republican measure would limit the commission’s regulatory authority while many Dems want to treat Net like public utility.

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Warren: GOP’s Workweek Bill ‘Corporate Welfare’

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 - by Rob Longley

But Republicans say changing Obamacare threshold will increase pay for millions.

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Pork on Their Way Out the Door: Departing Lawmakers Got Perks Into Spending Bills

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 - by Rob Longley

Projects like a park in defense bill and home-district military equipment production the Pentagon doesn't need.

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Really Fine Print of Cromnibus Included Billions for Special Interests

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

How scrapping earmarks has ballooned into more and more pork.

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Republicans Use Constitutional Experts — and President’s Own Words — in Debate Over Immigration Decree

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

“This is not mass, blanket immunity for 5 million people,” argues National Immigration Law Center director.

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In Surprise, Poll Shows Grimes With Edge Over McConnell

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

But will video embarrassment trip up Democrat?

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Warner on the Defensive as Virginia Senate Race Tightens

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - by Rob Longley

But most analysts still believe Democrat will win second term.

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In W.Va. Senate Race, an ‘Insurmountable’ Lead for Capito?

Monday, September 15th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Perhaps, but Tennant hopes mining union will boost support.

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Vitriol, Controversy Grow More Heated in Kentucky Senate Race

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Bus-ted: Grimes fends off "special treatment" charges as "no-show" McConnell explains committee absences.

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Romney Having Fun With Political Resurrection

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 - by Rob Longley

He's enjoying his role as a top surrogate for the party this year more than he did running for president.

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Romney Defends Coal Record on Stump for W.Va. Senate Hopeful

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Democrat has been pointing to a 2003 speech in which Romney denounced a coal-powered facility.

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West Virginia Democrat Tries to Turn Tables on Senate Foe

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

With Romney set to stump for Capito, charges of hypocrisy fly in Mountain State.

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And Then There Were Three: Libertarian Set to Shake Up Kentucky Senate Race

Friday, August 15th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Will he affect the thin margin between McConnell and Grimes?

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Pomp and Politics: How a Small Town Becomes Epicenter of a Senate Showdown

Monday, August 4th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Go inside Kentucky's Fancy Farm Picnic with PJM.

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McConnell, Grimes Race Gets Raucous Down on the Farm

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 - by Rob Longley

PJM reports from Kentucky's most famous political picnic as Paul jumps into fray with anti-Dem poetry.

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Warner, Gillespie Spar Over Records, Abortion

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Challenger a bit more poised, but no clear winner in first debate. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Politics Get Pricey — and Nasty — in Kentucky

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

Young Democrat guns for majority leader in closely watched Senate race. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Warner Up to $14 Million in Virginia Senate Race

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - by Rob Longley

But Gillespie, among top GOP challengers in fundraising, holding his own. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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