Friday, July 28, 2017

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“Press the Battle” Is Still the Message for the Democrats

I wrote the following piece earlier today (Thursday, July 27). Then in the evening I heard news that may -- or may not, we...

Video: Rep. Dave Brat is Nuts, Part Infinity

Yeah, seriously, Rep. Dave Brat (far-right R, VA-07) is blaming the media for somehow forcing Donald Trump to attack his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions....

Senators Kaine and Warner; Ralph Northam on “Skinny” Trumpcare Disaster

Bottom line: any Republican Senator who votes for this is, de facto, voting to throw millions of Americans off of health insurance AND to...

Learn About Virginia Women Taking the Fight to the Republicans

By Donald Braden Required Disclosure: My name is Donald Braden. I am the founder of The Full Slate Project and Full Slate Consulting. I am...
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Three VA GOP Delegates Backed by Koch Brothers Group Calling for ACA Repeal

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: Three GOP Delegates Backed by Koch Bros. Group Calling for ACA Repeal RICHMOND, Va. – As the Trumpcare debate in Washington...

Rep. Gerry Connolly Sends Letter to Boy Scouts Condemning POTUS Remarks, Urges Scouts to...

Thank you Rep. Gerry Connolly... Connolly Sends Letter to Boy Scouts Condemning POTUS Remarks Urges Scouts to respond to POTUS remarks  Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly...

EMILY’s List Puts U.S. Reps. Scott Taylor, Dave Brat, Barbara Comstock “On Notice” for...

I join with EMILY's List (see press releases, below) in very much looking forward to replacing these nincompoops in 2018. EMILY’s List Puts U.S. Rep....

Thursday News: “First They Came For…”; “Skinny”=Stupid; Yep, Eric Can’tor Was as Slick/Slimy as...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 27. Right-wing media and hate groups applaud Trump...

Virginia Democrats Condemn Trump’s Military Transgender Ban; Republicans Predictably, Pathetically Silent

The following is just a small sampling of Virginia Democrats' condemnation of Donald Trump's announcement this morning that he would ban transgender people from...

Audio: Trump-Worshiping EW Jackson Says Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns Indicates “demon possession by multiple...

Quick reminder that this insane, raving bigot (EW Jackson) was the Virginia GOP's 2013 nominee or Lt. Governor. After that (not to mention their...

Sessions Humiliated? That’s Not How I See It.

Interesting to me: the recurring media description of the Trump/Sessions drama in terms of Trump humiliating Sessions. (How long will Sessions be willing to...

Lynchpin Race in Virginia: Keeping the Wheels on the Blue Express

Courtney Lynch is running for the Brookland seat on the Henrico Board of Supervisors and Democrats everywhere need to pay attention.  It's hard, I...

Wednesday News: Health Care “Procedural Madness” in Senate; John McCain’s “Tragic Contradictions”; Trump vs....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 26. Also, check out the video, in which...

Video: Pride Fund Releases Digital Ad Highlighting Ed Gillespie’s “Devotion to the Gun Lobby”

The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence nails it on Ed Gillespie's "devotion to the gun lobby" and his "false statements during first...

VA House GOP is Silent as Half a Million Virginians Stand to Lose Health...

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: VA House GOP is Silent as Half a Million Virginians Stand to Lose Health Care RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia House Republicans...

Liars, Damn Liars and Dominion-con’t.

Dominion Energy has demonstrated the truth of the old saw: "There are lies, damn lies and statistics." Last May 1st Dominion Energy released its 2017...

The Coming Constitutional Test. Will America Pass It?

This piece will be appearing, in the next couple of days, in newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************* It seems as clear as can...

How Well Have Summer Polls Predicted Final Virginia Governor’s Race Results?

How well have summer (post-primary, so mostly July/August) polls predicted final results in Virginia gubernatorial races? Here's a quick look, starting in 2005, the year...

Sen. Surovell: Virginia Voluntary Background Check System Has Been a Total Failure

by Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell, cross-posted from The Dixie Pig In 2016, the General Assembly enacted a legislation requiring the Virginia State Police to...

Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Says How We Treat the Sick is How We Treat...

Sen. Tim Kaine, speaking last night on the U.S. Senate floor as a vote looms on disastrous "Trumpcare" (whichever version is actually voted on;...

Tuesday News: Trump Violates Boy Scouts Oath; McCain to Vote on Trumpcare — “Worst-Designed...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, July 25. Also, if you have the stomach for...

Vote Wise-ly 

I live in a bubble. It's a lovely little bubble in Northern Virginia. Sure, I have problems--my kids' college is expensive, my Metro commute...
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“Ralph Northam – Your Support for the Pipeline is Grotesque!”

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia "Ralph Northam - Your Support for the Pipeline is Grotesque!" To the sensitive ear of the Virginia Democrat, perhaps the...

Rep. Don Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel

More excellent work by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-08): Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel July 24, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced...

Despite Voting 97% with Trump, Rep. Barbara Comstock Draws Primary Challenge From Even Further...

Despite voting with Donald Trump 97.4% of the time, it looks like Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA10) has drawn her first primary challenge, someone who...

New Poll, For What It’s Worth, Has Virginia Governor Race Tied 44%-44%

I always have, and always will, respect "embargoed" information. It's part of Journalist Ethics 101, just like crediting/linking to original source material, not quoting...

Video: Democrats Present “Better Deal” in Berryville, VA

The presentation is scheculed for 1 pm today in Berryville, Virginia (Clarke County). I often (usually?) disagree with Democratic operative/progressive activist Matt Stoller, but...

There’s a Progressive Revolution Brewing in Trump Country

I know a lot of folks wonder very seriously about how we win our country back. It seems like, even in the age of...

The Wandering Canvasser Visits Greene County

As we walked up the street toward the next address on our VAN list of Democratic and Independent voters, we saw a Ford pickup...

Monday News: “GOP Panics Over Imploding Agenda”; Dems to Unveil “Better Deal” in Berryville;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 24. ‘We Have To Get It Together’: GOP...
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