Monday, November 19, 2018

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Beyond Parody: SD33 Republicans Nominate Joe May By a Resounding 36-33 Vote (69 Total...

This is truly beyond parody -- 24 hours after Democrats nominated Jennifer Boysko for the SD33 special election on 1/8/19 to replace Congresswoman-elect Jennifer...

Video: Candidate Wins Virginia HD-24 GOP Nomination by Just 1 Vote Out of 2,000(!);...

Another day, another prime piece of evidence we can all use if someone says "my vote doesn't matter," to argue that every vote absolutely...

Kenny Boddye Kicks Off Campaign for Prince William County Board of Supervisors from Occoquan...

by Annabel Park Congrats to Kenny Allen Boddye for launching his campaign to serve on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors! This is a man with...

Photos: Huge Turnout for Dan Helmer as He Kicks Off Campaign to Oust “anti-tax...

See below for some great photos by Mike Beaty from yesterday's very well-attended (200+ people!) Dan Helmer for Virginia House of Delegates (HD-40) kickoff...

Sunday News: Trump SNL’s “Laura Ingraham” on “Sounds Insane” “Voter Fraud,” etc.; “#TeamGillum,...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 18. California wildfires: Nearly 1,300 unaccounted for in...

Jennifer Boysko Overwhelmingly Wins Democratic Nomination for SD-33 Special Election

The SD-33 nomination has now been set on the Democratic side (see press releases, below), congratulations to Jennifer Boysko on her overwhelming win today...

Who Are Ralph Northam’s New Appointees to the State Water and Air Pollution Control...

See below for Gov. Ralph Northam's new appointees to the state Water and Air Pollution Control Boards. For some background on this story, see...

Trump Supporters — How Can People Believe the Unbelievable?

This piece has appeared in newspapers in my very red congressional District (VA-06). ************************* It is a genuine psychological mystery—so many people believing the incredible. Here’s...

Beyer: “One Year After The Shooting Of Bijan Ghaisar, We Are No Closer To Understanding Why...

This situation was appalling when it happened, and it continues to be appalling - and unacceptable - a year later. For more on this...

Saturday News: CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder; Trump Asks “Is Mike...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 17.  CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal...

Déjà Vu: Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel-Loving Anti-Environmentalist To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

From Rep. Don Beyer, who among other great things is a climate champion. Déjà Vu: Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel-Loving Anti-Environmentalist To Lead Environmental Protection Agency November...

AG Mark Herring Opposes Illegal Federal Rollback of Protections from Harmful Greenhouse Gas Emissions

From AG Mark Herring: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING OPPOSES ILLEGAL FEDERAL ROLLBACK OF PROTECTIONS FROM HARMFUL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ~ Trump Administration proposal would discard sensible regulations...

Video: Less Than 24 Hours After Northam’s Shocking Announcement, Protesters at Governor’s Mansion Demand...

Great work by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (and Virginia Pipeline Resisters, who organized the event): "We are LIVE outside the Governor of Virginia’s...

Another Republican Bites the Dust: Days After “Blue Wave” Midterms, Long-Time Fairfax County Board...

I've been saying for a long time that Northern Virginia Republicans are in deep, deep shit for 2019, and...here we go - long time...

Virginia State Conference NAACP Deeply Troubled by Dismissal of Air Pollution Board Members Who...

by Jon Sokolow The Virginia State Chapter of the NAACP, this nation’s oldest and most respected civil rights organization, issued the following statement, urging Governor...

BREAKING: Virginia House Democratic Leader Toscano Announces He Will Resign as Leader, Possibly After...

Late last night, Ben "Not Larry Sabato" Tribbett tweeted the following potentially YUGE news: This morning, I've been trying to confirm this and get more...

Friday News: “How Trump Is Worse Than Nixon”; “Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world”; Northam...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, November 16.  Britain has reached a new worst-case scenario...

Del. Mark Keam on Ralph Northam’s Decision to Fire Air Board Officials: “this could...

From Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax), regarding Ralph Northam's Trump-style Thursday Night Massacre. Bolding added by me for emphasis. For the past several months, I've been vocal...

BREAKING: Virginia Enviro Groups Call on Northam to Reverse Decision to Replace Air Board...

I reported a little while ago on Del. Sam Rasoul announcing, at a press conference earlier this afternoon (on, appropriately, an expose about the corrupting...

When It Comes to Understanding Energy and Environmental Issues, Jennifer Boysko Says She’s “Doing...

by Ali Symons Back in May of this year, Delegate Jennifer Boysko (HD-86) was a guest at a very well attended meeting hosted by a...

VIDEO: Virginia Elected Officials, Faith Leaders, Social Justice Advocates Gather At Capitol To Release...

UPDATED 3:50 pm: Video of the press conference just below this update. At 37:45, Del. Sam Rasoul announced two pieces of news - 1)...

“Very Grim” Climate Forecast Calls for Urgent Action Now. That’s Why I Support Charlotte...

by Morris Meyer 350.org founder and climate champion Bill McKibben writes in the November 22 edition of the New York Review of Books: "cientists have once...

Even After November 6, Virginia Voters Want Better: Annette Hyde Running for Virginia’s SD-24...

by Annette Hyde It’s time for this Madison County yoga teacher to run for a seat in the Virginia General Assembly again. In April 2017, I...

Mitch McConnell’s Intimate Relationship With Stupidity

When Senators Chris Coons and Jeff Flake introduced a measure yesterday in the Senate to provide legal protection for the Mueller investigation, Senate Majority...

Video: As Virginia AG Mark Herring Introduces Package of Legislation to Combat Rise in...

The contrast between the following two items couldn't be much greater. First, check out the video of Virginia State Senator Siobhan Dunnavant (R-SD12, a district...

Thursday News: “Pound Falls Most Since 2017 as May’s Brexit Divorce Plan Rocked”; “Forget...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 15. Pound Falls Most Since 2017 as May's...

A Few Interesting Tidbits from “After Virginia Votes 2018”

The traditional "After Virginia Votes" event was held last night at Koch brothers U...er, GMU in Arlington. Click here for some audio highlights on...

Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Ready To Move Forward On Climate Action In 116th Congress

From Rep. Don Beyer's office: Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Ready To Move Forward On Climate Action In 116th Congress November 14, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Reps. Don...

I Don’t Even Know What to Say About Jim Webb Anymore…

At this point, I guess I'm more sad and disappointed about Jim Webb than anything else. I mean, this was a guy who inspired...

VA State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Theocratic Nutjob Wing) Spews Disinformation on SCOTUS, Virginia Racial...

I posted about Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase (R-Theocratic Nutjob Wing) the other day, specifically about her theological/homophobic musings regarding how god didn't intend...
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