Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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Lawmakers are back in session at the General Assembly for a session unlike any other.

Lawmakers are about to begin the 2021 General Assembly session. They're already at odds with each other over how long the session will last.


State lawmakers are about to consider a bill that would outlaw private prisons.

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Congress is considering several efforts to remove the president from office.

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All four Republicans in Virginia's Congressional delegation voted in favor of objections to certifying Joe Biden’s election.

Two of them continued to defend their votes as voicing the concerns of their constituents.