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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Thursday News: “Trump Fixed Nothing Today”; “created new problems, and kids already held may...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 21. Trump Retreats After Border Policy Outcry ("Order...

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Courtesy of the Center for Reproductive Rights, this is great to see...hope it succeeds! Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Lawsuit...

Virginia Latino Caucus Decries Trump Administration Policy Separating Immigrant Families & Children [UPDATED with...

UPDATED 4:02 pm - See below for a letter from several members of the Virginia House of Delegates, asking Members of the Virginia Congressional...

Corey Stewart Praises Child Separation as ‘Correct’ Policy; Comstock, Brat, Taylor Remain Silent

From the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA): Corey Stewart Praises Child Separation as 'Correct' Policy; Comstock, Brat, Taylor Remain Silent Stewart goes all in for ripping...

VA Cities/Counties Can Join Big Cities in Powering Operations with Renewables

By Will Driscoll: Virginia's cities and counties can get a free price estimate for renewable electricity for their government buildings, just by reporting their annual...
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Virginia House Democratic Leader Toscano: Trump “has massively miscalculated the public’s outrage about separating...

by Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano: The Beginning of the End? June 20, 2018 The master of cynical obfuscation and deflection is at it again....

No Profiles in Courage (My Latest Challenge to the Conservatives)

This piece ran last week in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06) ************************** This time, I’d like to talk not about the Republican voters,...

Video Shows Corey Stewart “endorses anti-Semite Paul Nehlen MONTHS after Nehlen began sharing content...

Wait, you mean that Corey "Mini Me Trump" Stewart lied yet again, this time about his ties to "anti-Semitic congressional candidate Paul Nehlen." In a...

Title VI Environmental Justice Complaint filed with EPA against the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regarding...

From the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League: Title VI Environmental Justice Complaint filed with EPA against the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline The...

Video: Blue Commonwealth Dinner Speeches (Stoney, Swecker, McEachin, Connolly, Scott, Herring, Fairfax, McAuliffe, Warner,...

Thanks to DVPA Chair Susan Swecker for this excellent video of all the speeches at Saturday night's Blue Commonwealth Dinner. Right now, we've got...

Wednesday News: “Trump’s Small Hostages”; Rachel Maddow Chokes Up Over “Tender Age Shelters” (aka,...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 20. Read it and weep, my friends, for...

The Democratic Party Should Not Negotiate With An Administration That Is Using Political Terrorism...

by Morris Meyer Yesterday, I had a co-worker who is Russian come to my desk and sit down on the floor. In hushed tones, he...

Video: Don Beyer Visits ICE Detention Facility, Speaks to Two Fathers Separated for Months...

Great work as always by my Congressman, Don Beyer (D-VA08), this time in helping expose the cruelty and idiocy of the Trump administration's war...

Senators Warner, Kaine Press Federal Government on Family Separations

Nice work by Senators Warner and Kaine WARNER & KAINE PRESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON FAMILY SEPARATIONS ~ In a new letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen and...

Video Flashback: On 5/30, Corey Stewart Said He Needed a “Big Win” in GOP...

Corey Stewart shoots his (big) mouth off a lot, so it's no surprise he says some things that end up coming back to bite...

Even “threatening to separate parents from their children is forbidden” by Dept. of Defense

by Brian White As a former military interrogator - even the threat of family separation is forbidden when dealing with an enemy of war —...

Dominion’s Power Crisis: Will Socialist Monopoly Face Nightmare Scenario in 2020?

By Jeff Thomas Make no mistake about it: Dominion is facing the most serious crisis in its 110-year history. How they respond - and how readers...

Video: At Blue Commonwealth Dinner, Sen. Kaine Tears Into Corey Stewart, Asks Repeatedly, “Is...

I just got high-quality video (see below) of Sen. Tim Kaine's superb speech at Saturday night's Blue Commonwealth Dinner. Here are a few highlights...

AG Mark Herring Joins 20 AGs to Demand Jeff Sessions End Illegal and Cruel...

From AG Mark Herring's office: AG HERRING JOINS 20 ATTORNEYS GENERAL TO DEMAND SESSIONS END ILLEGAL AND CRUEL IMMIGRATION TACTICS  ~ The deliberate separation of children...
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Governor Northam: When It Comes to Trump’s Inhumanity, a Tweet Is Not Enough

IMPORTANT UPDATE About five hours after this posted, Governor Northam announced a recall of Virginia's National Guard. Well done, Governor Northam. https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/1009138091066523648 ======= Original Post ========= Listening to the cries...

Dave Brat Talks Family Separation on Faux “News”…and Shows Why We Need to Oust...

by CPruett The voters of Virginia's Seventh Congressional District don’t need another reason to send Rep. Dave Brat (R) packing this November -- but yesterday...

Tuesday News: Trump Causing “Fall of the American Empire”; “The Real Trump Hotel”; “Really...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 19. Another day that Trump, the Trump administration,...

Video: Del. Sam Rasoul Demands Stop to Pipeline Construction NOW While 11,000 (!) Citizen...

Virginia Del. Sam Rasoul speaking a bit earlier this afternoon (see transcript below the video; bolding added by me for emphasis) about how it's...

Video: Neo-Confederate Corey’s Bizarre, Bat****-Crazy MSNBC Interview Illustrates Exactly Why We Need Tim Kaine...

How many false, bizarre, offensive and/or bat****-crazy statements can neo-Confederate Corey Stewart make in 10 minutes? A great many, based on his interview with...

Washington Post (Yet Again) Falsely Portrays Hard-Right Barbara Comstock As “Moderate”

One of the nation's biggest challenges right now - the assault on democracy and truth itself by Donald Trump and Company - results to...

VB Dems Chair Carla Hesseltine Blocked by Rep. Scott Taylor on FB, Visits His...

Check out the following report by VB Dems Chair Carla Hesseltine; great work! I encourage every Democratic Committee Chair to emulate this and to...

Things Virginia Republicans Have Tweeted About the Past Few Days. Things They Have NOT...

What have Virginia Republicans been tweeting about the past few days, when the top story has been "Zero-tolerance policy means zero humanity", Laura Bush:...

Monday News: “Trump and the Baby Snatchers”; “Extinguishing the Beacon of America”; Laura Bush...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 18. Blow: Trump and the Baby Snatchers ("I...

“The Color of Law” Definitively Proves that Government PROMOTED Segregation in America for Generations

Most of us look around our neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties and probably think it's totally "natural" (e.g., things just evolved that way because of...

Am I Wrong Not to Worry Any More about Trump’s Possible Pardons?

Like a lot of other people, I've been watching while Donald Trump makes every move he can think of to protect himself from being...
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