Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Sunday News: Former Presidents Speak at Hurricane Relief Concert; Gillespie opposes “every reasonable gun-safety...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, October 22. Spain calls on Catalans to respect its...

“Ugly” GOP Mailer in Henrico County, Virginia: “This Dog Whistle Hearkens Back to a...

by Bert Berlin Yes, I'm a grumpy old man. Yes, I'm a curmudgeon. But this time, Virginia Republicans have really gone too far. I am currently looking...

Should Virginia Voters Care About Newspaper Endorsements?

With just over two weeks to go until election day 2017 here in Virginia, we're about at that special time when newspaper editorial boards...

Justin Fairfax’s “Virginia State Line” Against Donald Trump: Perfect Messaging for the Closing Two...

by A. Siegel Like many voters when it comes to state elections, my attention tends towards the top of the ticket. For instance, in Virginia...

Why Sexual Predators Are Traumatizing for Women

This piece will be my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). The recent spate of stories about prominent sexual predators ...

Latest Virginia Cash-on-Hand Numbers for U.S. Senate, Key Congressional Districts

See below for fundraising totals, courtesy of the FEC, as of the end of September 2017 for U.S. Senate and key Congressional races in...

Saturday News: “John Kelly and the Dangerous Moral Calculus of Working for Trump”; Stupid...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 21. Kelly made false claims in feud over...

5 reasons President Obama knows Ralph’s the best guy for the job

“Ralph’s whole life has been about honest, responsible service to others.” —President Barack Obama Ralph’s spent his life serving Virginians He’s served as a resident helping...

Video: Rep. Donald McEachin Rips Jill Vogel for Questioning Justin Fairfax’s Intelligence

In a recent debate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, the (far-right) Republican nominee, Jill "Mandatory Transvaginal Ultrasounds" Vogel, attacked the Democratic nominee, Justin Fairfax...

Virginia “Flip-A-District Friday”: 17 Clinton Districts We Need to Win on 11/7

From BLUE DOMINION PAC: Flip-A-District Friday: Volume XVIII Welcome to the 18th edition of Flip-a-District Friday, or as we're calling it again this week, Forward-to-a-Friend Friday. This week we break...

On Healthcare: John Adams Repeatedly Fails to Stand Up for Virginians

From the great folks at Planned Parenthood of Virginia. On Healthcare: John Adams Repeatedly Fails to Stand Up for Virginians Richmond, VA -- Healthcare will undoubtedly...

Friday News: “Veiled But Withering” Rebukes to Trump; “Obama urges Virginia voters to ‘reach...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, October 20. Barack Obama delivers veiled but withering rebuke...

“A Leader Takes Care”

Courtney Lynch is a fresh face in Virginia politics.  She's one of the new kids on the block this year, but she’s got a...

Virginians Must Send a United Message on 11/7: Demonization of Any Group Will...

by Atif Qarni Since Donald Trump’s win last November, we have witnessed an increase in hate speech and racially motivated attacks across the country and...

Video: President Obama Campaigns for Northam/Fairfax/Herring in Richmond

I've seen some lines ahead of Trump rallies, but this one right now in Richmond for Obama's first day back on the trail is...

Don’t Allow the NRA to Buy this Election

by Bert Berlin The blood has barely dried in Las Vegas. The National Rifle Association (NRA) assumes we have forgotten the dead and wounded. It...

Video: Without Naming Him, George W. Bush Rips Trump’s “Bullying,” “Bigotry,” “Casual Cruelty,” Retreat...

I can't believe I'm putting George W. Bush on the front page of Blue Virginia, but that's where we're at right now in this...

“But everyone else is doing it!” Said the Man Holding Thomas Jefferson’s Old Seat.

by Kellen Squire While I'm out on the campaign trail, I frequently remind voters that while my opponent, Delegate Rob Bell, and I have differing...

Schuyler VanValkenburg Releases TV Ad: “Schools”

Note that HD-72 is a 49%-45% Clinton district located in increasingly "blue" Henrico County. So...go Schuyler VanValkenburg! VANVALKENBURG RELEASES FIRST TELEVISION AD Public School Teacher Goes...

I Won’t Take A Dime From Corporate PACs

by Ben Cullop Corporate special interests have too much sway in Washington and I’m tired of it. In July, I decided to file my paperwork to...

Thursday News: Trump’s Sociopathic Comments to La David Johnson’s Grieving Mother; Make Sure You...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, October 19. Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He...

17-Year-Old Student-Athlete Explains Why He Spends His Weekends Working to Elect Ralph Northam

by Isaac Velez, a 17-year-old who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia with his mother and grandmother. In my 17 years, I have learned that football and...

VA House Dems Leader David Toscano: “Republicans’ Insidious Undermining of the Affordable Care Act”

From Virginia Democratic House Leader, Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville): Republicans' Insidious Undermining of the Affordable Care Act October 16, 2017 Newly-elected Donald Trump asserted that the Affordable...

And Now for Some COMPLETELY Different Virginia Poll Results: Northam 53%-Gillespie 39%

To put it mildly, this new poll from Quinnipiac University differs greatly (and is much, much better from a Democratic perspective) from the three...

Times-Dispatch Articles Expose Dominion’s Manipulation of Government for Its Own Enrichment—and that ain’t the...

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Over the past few days the Richmond Times-Dispatch has run a three-part special report detailing Dominion Energy’s grip...

Wednesday News: Trump Disrespects Our Troops’ Sacrifice, Is “Triggered” by McCain, Helps Make China...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, October 18. Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take...

Yet One More Poll in the Deluge of Polls has Northam Up 6 Points

I like this one by Roanoke College better than the other two, but still too close for comfort IMHO... Gillespie closes the gap on Northam;...

Audio: Brat Questions Gillespie’s Refusal to Embrace Trump and His Campaign’s Sanctuary City Obsession 

From DPVA: Congressman Dave Brat Questions Gillespie’s Refusal to Embrace Trump and His Campaign’s Sanctuary City Obsession  On Laura Ingraham’s Show, Brat Says that Gillespie Must...

Sens. Kaine, Bennet Introduce Medicare-X to Provide Low-Cost, High-Quality Care in Every Zip Code

From Sen. Tim Kaine: KAINE, BENNET INTRODUCE MEDICARE-X TO PROVIDE LOW-COST, HIGH-QUALITY CARE IN EVERY ZIP CODE WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Michael...

First Poll Since June to Show (Slight) Lead for Ed Gillespie

Definitely didn't want to see this, with three weeks to go, especially since it's the first poll since June, if I'm not mistaken, to...
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