Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Poll: Either Perriello or Northam Tied with Gillespie for Virginia Governor; Dems Hold 7-Pt....

Yesterday, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University came out with its new poll results for Virginia 2017 Democratic and Republican...

Wednesday News: House GOP Votes to Strip Internet Privacy; “Trump Risks the Planet”; “Tom...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, March 29. House votes to wipe away Obama-era Internet...

Former Senator Jim Webb Declines to Accept Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award

The drama apparently never ends with Jim Webb.... Former Senator Jim Webb Declines to Accept Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award March 28, 2017 Over the past...

Virginia House Dems Ask Del. Bob Marshall Whether AP Story on Bathroom Bill is...

Good question from the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: House Dems Ask Del. Bob Marshall Whether AP Story on Bathroom Bill is “Fake News” RICHMOND, Va. –...

Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Lowenthal and Beyer React To Trump Executive Orders on Climate

I love my Congressman (Don Beyer) as much as I despise Donald F'ing Trump. Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Lowenthal and Beyer React To Trump Executive...

Governor McAuliffe Announces 65% Growth in Solar Industry-Related Jobs in Virginia in 2016

Good news, but thanks to our "friends" at Dominion "Global Warming Starts Here!" Power and their bought-and-paid-for state legislature, Virginia remains wayyyyyyyyyyyyy behind where...

New Poll: Perriello 26%-Northam 26%; Gillespie 38%-Stewart 11%; Platt Leads Dem Race for LG

From the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. "Former Congressman Tom Perriello is tied at 26% with Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam...

Tuesday News: Trump Declares War on Environment; Nunes Must Recuse; Perriello, Northam Tied in...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, March 28. Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s...

Video: Barbara Comstock Says She Believes Russia Is an Enemy of the United States,...

Verrry interesting. Sad that this is what it takes to track Rep. Comstock down and actually get answers to important questions, but kudos to...

Governor McAuliffe Introduces Budget Amendment to Pursue Planning for Medicaid Expansion

Great stuff, thank you Gov. McAuliffe! RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a budget amendment restoring his authority to pursue planning for Medicaid expansion. The...

5 Top Reasons Virginia’s 2017 Election Matters

Guest post by Thomas Bowman of the Competitive Commonwealth Fund The General Assembly of Virginia is the oldest continuously operating legislative body in the New...

Rep. Tom Garrett Wants to Take Us Backwards on Health Care; Sen. Bernie Sanders...

First, here's the nihilistic, absurd vision for taking us waaaaay backwards on healthcare by crazy Rep. Tom Garrett (Far-Right "R", VA 05). Note the...

The Right Goes South: VA GOP Gov. Race Shakeup Opens Door for Early Dem...

by Ken Boddye  In our current polarized climate, party identity and unity seem to be the order of the day. It’s sometimes hard to believe that...

Monday News: “The War on Science”; “The King of Crash and Burn”; Ted Koppel...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, March 27. GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly...

David (Brat) and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Term

“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when...

Impeachment Delayed is America Imperiled

It looks to me increasingly likely that the Trump presidency will end with his removal from office through impeachment (despite the effort of the...

Ranking the Competitiveness of Virginia’s House of Delegates Districts

I've been keeping track of Virginia's House of Delegates districts, and specifically which ones have either Democratic incumbents or challengers. As of the moment,...

Video: Joe Biden on Decision Not to Run in 2016, Why Dems Lost, Where...

Excellent stuff from former VP Joe Biden, speaking at Colgate University on Friday, March 24, about his decision not to run for president in...

Sunday News: “It’s Never Trump’s Fault”; Ryan “Badly Damaged”; Mike Flynn Turns on Trump?

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, March 26. Health-bill failure imperils Trump’s congressional agenda How...

BREAKING: Democrat Kimberly Adams Announces Against Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA 10)

I've posted about two potential Democratic candidates (State Sen. Jennifer Wexton and Fairfax County Board member Kathy Smith) to run against the abysmal Rep....
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