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City Council voices support for gun control measures

The city of Charlottesville is weighing in on the debate over federal gun control laws. Is it useful for local politicians to pass symbolic resolutions on national issues? Or should city council members focus on city issues, leaving national issues up to members of Congress?

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city-council-voices-support-for-gun-control-measures/article_89a40b2a-517f-5d1a-9a6d-767c7c51537e.html

At VMI, Kaine makes renewed push for war powers vote against Islamic State

Sen. Tim Kaine is calling on Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State, or ISIS. President Obama has already ordered some attacks on ISIS without congressional approval. Do you think Sen. Kaine has the right idea? Or should the U.S. end military action in this area?

http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/at-vmi-kaine-makes-renewed-push-for-war-powers-vote/article_c661e7dc-99b9-58eb-8a8e-42b45f5ce281.html

Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine ask for LGBT guidelines for schools

Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have joined other Democratic senators in asking the federal government to enforce policies affecting gay and transgendered college students. This is partially in response to North Carolina’s law that mandates transgendered students use bathrooms according to their biological sex. Does the federal government have a place in policing school policies on bathroom use?

http://wavy.com/2016/05/04/senators-mark-warner-tim-kaine-ask-for-lgbt-guidelines-for-schools/

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