Negotiators clashed last night over border security—attempting to find a compromise for Congress to pass in the upcoming week. According to AP News, The White House has not ruled out a partial government shutdown if no agreement can be reached. Both sides are debating how much to spend on President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. Over the weekend, Trump moved more troops to the border as he prepared to rally with supporters in El Paso, today.
Gov. Ralph Northam is yet again sparking controversy in the Commonwealth after an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He stated “I’m not going anywhere,” regarding the calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook photo from Eastern Virginia Medical School, his alma mater, surfaced. During the interview on Sunday, Northam spoke on this year’s 400-year anniversary for Virginia.
A proposal to rename the Boulevard after Arthur Ashe, Jr., humanitarian and tennis player, is facing a pushback from residents of the street. The proposal was brought up as a third attempt to change the name by Kimberly Gray, city councilmember that represents part of the Boulevard. Some city council members want to hold the vote until the Monument Avenue Commission, which advises city administration in regards to historical significance, weighs the proposal.