Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and...

From Gov.-elect Ralph Northam's office: Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments RICHMOND — Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Secretary of...

No, Rep. Dave Brat, Small Businesses Are NOT All Your Constituents

By E. D. Hartman, Midlothian In recent interviews. Representative Dave Brat (R-VA07) seems to be under the impression that every citizen in the 7th Congressional District...

Candidates in Competitive Virginia House of Delegates Races Who Left Lots of $$$ On...

The general rule of thumb for a competitive political campaign should be, based on everyone I've talked to about this subject, to "leave it...

Thursday News: “The Omen of Alabama”; GOP Tax Scam/Abomination Moves Forward; Samantha Bee Celebrates...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 14. Senate and House G.O.P. Reach a Deal...

Monmouth Poll: Generic 2018 Congress Ballot Has Dems +15; Watch Out Virginia Republicans

If this new poll by Monmouth University is accurate, it's great news for Democrats' chances of taking back the House next year. According to Monmouth: In...

Delegates-elect Schuyler VanValkenburg, Debra Rodman, Cheryl Turpin Call for Increased School Funding in Virginia...

See below for press releases from Delegates-elect and educators Schuyler VanValkenburg and Debra Rodman on "a letter to Governor McAuliffe calling for a better...

VA Dem House Leader David Toscano: The Heaphy Report – What’s Next?

From House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano: The Heaphy Report – What’s Next? We now have had several weeks to digest the city-initiated 207-page report on the July...

Virginians React to Doug Jones Win/Roy Moore Loss

I'll add more as I see them, but for now, check out the reactions from Virginia politicos to last night's historic results in Alabama! ...

Wednesday News: Thank You Alabama; “G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts”; McAuliffe: “Trump & Moore=Disaster....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, December 13. Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones...

Video: Roy Moore Supporter Corey Stewart Rips “Mitch McConnell and his henchmen,” Says There’s...

What a complete loser; Corey "Trump before there was Trump" Stewart went down to Alabama to campaign for sexual predator and extremist Roy Moore,...

Today May Have Been a Serious Setback for Dominion Energy; Va. DEQ Spokesperson Struggles...

See below for video of Virginia DEQ spokesman Bill Hayden struggling to respond to reporter questions following today's Water Control Board meeting on the...

First-Week Update: 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway

From VDOT: FIRST WEEK UPDATE: 66 EXPRESS LANES INSIDE THE BELTWAY Data from first four days shows faster, more reliable trips on I-66 FAIRFAX - Morning and afternoon...

Thoughts Turning to Alabama

This piece began life as a comment on today's News Page. Then I thought maybe it was worth sharing more broadly. *********** Like everyone else, I've...

Highlights…OK, Lowlights From Ed Gillespie’s “Axe Files” Interview

Ed Gillespie, who got clobbered by Ralph Northam a few weeks ago in the Virginia gubernatorial election, sat down with David Axelrod to talk...

Video: Virginia State Water Control Board Issues – “But Not Effective” Yet – Section...

See below for some tweets, Facebook updates (by Appalachian Voices) and video of where we're at right now in this farce of a process...

How Open/Restrictive Should Local Dem Committee Officer Election Processes Be?

It's fascinating to see the different rules that local Democratic committees operate under in their biennial reorganization meetings, underway now (e.g., the Henrico County...

Dominion’s Thuggish Tricks on Full Display on Day #1 of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hearing

by Stacy Lovelace Dominion’s tricks to oppress opposition and sway opinion in its favor, ranging from simply coordinating supposedly independent supporters to something as reprehensible...

Tuesday News: “Ala. drama nears an explosive end”; “One of Our Attorneys Is a...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 12. France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists...

WaPo’s Editorial Board Has It Right: We Need A Special Election in HD-28

Back on December 9th, the Washington Post's Editorial Board called for a new election in Virginia House District 28. For those just turning in,...

Audio: Faaaar-Right Virginia Republican E.W. Jackson Announces for U.S. Senate

This morning on faaaar-right/Trumpster radio, faaaar-right Virginia Republican (are there any other kinds?) E.W. Jackson announced that he'd be running in 2018 for the...

“We’re Right, Everyone Else is Wrong” (2nd Part of Message to Conservatives about Their...

This is the second of a three-part series, that has begun appearing in several newspapers in my very Republican congressional District (VA-06). The first installment...

DPVA Chairwoman on E.W. Jackson Formally Joining the Senate Race: ‘The Far Right Has...

From DPVA: DPVA Chairwoman on E.W. Jackson Formally Joining the Senate Race: 'The Far Right Has Taken Over the VA GOP' Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman...

Here We Go Again…Heavy Police Presence for Meeting on Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Just like for the hearings last week on the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline...what on earth are Dominion Energy and the other pro-pipeline forces so...

Monday News: “Rise of the Roypublicans”; GOP Tax Bill “exacerbates every important problem it...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, December 11. Roy Moore Goes Into Hiding As He...

Neo-Confederate Extremist Corey Stewart Heads South to Campaign for Sexual Predator Roy Moore

Just a reminder of who Corey Stewart is, as he heads down to Alabama to campaign for bigot, theocrat, far-right extremist and serial sexual...

Dave Marsden Is Quickly Becoming One of My Favorite Virginia State Senators

Between putting out actual facts about I-66 (as opposed to hysteria and misinformation, which we've seen a lot of recently) and the following list...

UPDATED 12/10: Racist, Misogynist, Anti-Muslim Bigot Who Joked About Assaulting Women Lauds Andrew “Indian...

UPDATE 12/10/17: Gotta love this video of faaaar-right loon Brian Kilmeade at the VA GOP 2017 "Advance" (aka, RETREAT!!!) last night. For starters, he...

Sunday News: “Roy Moore’s horror show”; “Weekend Update”; “Virginia’s House election is irreparably tainted”

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, December 10. Roy Moore's horror show ("The Alabama Senate...

Video, Tweets from VA GOP “Advance” (aka, RETREAT!!!) Whinefest/Freakshow

Fun times at today's VA GOP "Advance" (aka, RETREAT!!!), it would seem. I particularly enjoyed Ed Gillespie's hissy fit (see below) about supposedly being...

As Always, The Dems Should Be Hitting the Rs Much Harder

For some years, there's been a battle ongoing for the soul of America. At this moment, the central focus of that battle is the...
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