Ralph Northam Shows No Plans To Resign (NPR, Weekend Edition)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, says Northam's early stumbles fell by the wayside after Democratic Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault and Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to wearing blackface.

"The pressure for Northam to resign basically dissipates when it becomes clear that the alternatives aren't much better.," Farnsworth said.

Ralph Northam Shows No Plans To Resign (NPR)

Thousands show up for Virginia’s first March For Life (Virginia Mercury)

The thousands of people gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday suggest abortion rights isn’t just a policy rallying point, but also gives some Republican politicians impactful campaign material, said Stephen Farnsworth, director for the Center of Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.

Thousands show up for Virginia’s first March For Life (Virginia Mercury)

Trump Retreats on Health Care Plan (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that President Trump had no choice but to abandon plans to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Once the Republican Senate leader said that Republicans would not work on this measure with the White House, Trump had to accept defeat, Farnsworth said.

Trump Retreats on Health Care Plan (CTV News Canada)

Farnsworth Presents Presidency Research at Mason Conference

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a research paper, “The Politics of Personality: Framing Presidential Character in the Age of Trump,” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.

Both Virginia State Houses in Play This Year (Courthouse News Service)

According to Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies in Fredericksburg, there’s little in the tea leaves that would suggest something different for the 100 House seats and 40 Senate seats up for grabs this year.

Both Virginia State Houses in Play This Year (Courthouse News Service)