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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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TONIGHT: Ben Cline (VA-06) to campaign with Corey Stewart — Will Comstock, Brat, and...

From the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA): TONIGHT: Ben Cline (VA-06) to campaign with Corey Stewart -- Will Comstock, Brat, and Taylor?  As Stewart and Cline...

In the Aftermath of the First Annual VAPLAN Legislative Scorecard

Since the release of the first annual VAPLAN legislative scorecard, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback; most of it good feedback from people grateful...

Sen. Mark Warner Joins Top Senate Democrats in Demanding Details on Putin Summit

From Sen. Mark Warner's office: SEN. WARNER JOINS TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS IN DEMANDING DETAILS ON PUTIN SUMMIT ~ Senators urge President Trump to release details of...

Virginia Dems Appear to Have Outraised Virginia Republicans by ~$800k During First Six Months...

VPAP is out with 2018 Midyear Campaign Finance Reports, and there's a lot of interesting information. See below for screenshots, as well as my...

Wednesday News: Trump Didn’t “Walk Back” Anything; “Trump Digs the Hole Deeper”; “Would” vs....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 18.  Discord over Trump's Helsinki humiliation hands Putin...

Party or Country: Will VA GOP Members of Congress stand up to Corey Stewart,...

From the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA): Party or Country: Will VA GOP Members of Congress stand up to Corey Stewart, Putin, and Trump? GOP Standard-Bearer...

Comparing VAPLAN 2018 Virginia Legislative Scores to Districts’ Partisan “Tilts” Leads to Some Interesting...

Whether or not you think VAPLAN's new Virginia legislative scorecard is spot-on, off-base, somewhere in between or whatever, the fact is that: a) it's...

Video: President Barack Obama Delivers the Nelson Mandela Lecture, Reminds Us What a Real...

I think at this point, we are all more than ready for some serious leadership, from a sane person, a brilliant person, a deeply...

How Every GOP Candidate Should Be Challenged (from Friedman’s “Trump and Putin vs. America”)

At one level, Trump's performance ("shameful," "disgusting," "treasonous") with Putin yesterday on the Helsinki stage contained nothing he has not shown before. But at another...

Tuesday News: “Open Treason” as “Sad, Weak” Trump Sides With Putin, “Betrays His Country...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, July 17. Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and America’s “geopolitical...

Video: Trump Mini-Me Corey Stewart Is the Opposite of John McCain, Claims Trump Did...

See below for a short clip from a longer video, in which 2016 Virginia GOP U.S. Senate nominee Corey Stewart argues that: 1) "The...

Virginia House Democrats Propose Session on Redistricting; Leader Toscano’s Letter Requests Early Action

This has dragged on wayyyy too long, thanks to Republicans. Time to resolve this once by drawing fair districts, as soon as possible! House Democrats...

2Q 2018 Fundraising Numbers for Virginia Federal Candidates Coming In…

Second quarter 2018 fundraising numbers are due to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) are now coming in.  I’ll post numbers as I see them. U.S....

Virginia Politicians React to Trump-Putin Summit Debacle

I'll add statements on today's disastrous Trump-Putin summit as I see them. It also will be interesting to see if Republicans like Rep. Barbara...

Message All Dems Could Use, from Jersey Dem Congressional Candidate

In today's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne writes a column titled "Does the Blue Wave Start in Jersey?" In that column, he quotes the Democratic challenger...

Announcing the First Annual VAPLAN Virginia Legislative Scorecard!

We started the Virginia Progressive Legislative Alert Network (VAPLAN) last year to encourage grassroots progressive activists who’d worked so hard to elect and re-elect...

Video: Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Virginia Citizens Defense League President in Animated Children’s Video...

The following is presented without further comment, other than the Washington Post story on this During the segment, Cohen-as-Morad teams with staunch guns rights activist...

Dominion’s Love Fest with National Embarrassment Sarah Palin and (Neo)Fascist Sebastian Gorka

by A Siegel As evidence piles up that natural gas is a "Bridge to Nowhere" and that natural gas infrastructure built today won't only be...

Monday News: #TreasonSummit Time; “Trump, Treasonous Traitor” Meets His KGB “Handler,” Blames America, Attacks...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 16. 'Not welcome': Finnish protesters criticise Trump-Putin summit...

Virginia Governor Vetoes “Sanctuary Cities” Bill

SPONSORED CONTENT A bill that would have banned the creation of so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and that narrowly passed the Virginia legislature was vetoed by Gov....

Video: Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-ominion)’s Rhetoric Getting a Tiny Bit Better, But He Still...

For many years, Virginia State Sen. Dick Saslaw (D- Falls Church/Fairfax/Alexandria) has been a huge fan of - and apologist for - Dominion Energy. For...

Trump Gives Himself Away on Putin and Russian Meddling

Not that we didn't know that Trump would go to the Putin summit, despite how the indictments brought by Mueller on Friday underscored the...

Sunday News: Trump “Having a Bawl in Europe”; “How Dare You” Trump?; “Textbook Treason”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 15. May warns rebels - Back me or...

Virginia Held Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

SPONSORED CONTENT The state of Virginia held Distracted Driving Awareness Month this past April. It was a deadly year in 2017 on Virginia roads as...

Far-Right-Wing “Middle Resolution PAC” Virginia Legislative Ratings Are Out. Although Highly Flawed, They Do...

The far-right-wing "Middle Resolution PAC" - check out who runs this thing, including craaaazy Dave Brat's former Chief of Staff, and the former Elections Chair for...

Fairfax County NAACP Demands Apology From Police Chief For Alleging Data Showing Racial Bias...

The following is by Sean Perryman,  Education Chair for the Fairfax County NAACP. Also see the comments, below Sean's post, by Fairfax County School Board member...

Leadership Coup in the House of Delegates–Seriously?? Why Fix What Ain’t Broke?

News came out this week that a small group of House Democrats are attempting a coup, to replace House minority leader David Toscano with...

This Is Not the Time to Fight Over Defining the Democratic Party

I'm planning on publishing this also sometime in the near future in newspapers in my rather red congressional district (VA-06). Aside from making a...

Saturday News: Mueller Indictments Prove “Witches” Are Real; Roger Stone the “US Person”; Natural...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, July 14. Trump persists in his push for friendly...

Dominion Remains in Extremist ALEC as ExxonMobil Joins “exodus of firms from lobbying group”

How horrible is Dominion Energy? Here are a few recent news items that basically answer the question, but you can decide for yourself. Enjoy! First...
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