Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Which GOP Virginia State Senators Might Be Potential “Flips” on Medicaid Expansion?

UPDATE 2/18/18: I posted the following after the election in November 2017.  I'm reposting it now because the GOP-controlled Virginia State Senate apparently is...

Trump Is Showing He’s Putin’s Man: A Real-World Version of the Manchurian Candidate

I plan to work up another version of this piece to serve as my op/ed message, delivered through the newspapers in this coming week,...

Video: Rep. Don Beyer, Several 10th CD Candidates Speak at Mt. Vernon Dems’ Mardi...

Here's video from tonight's Mt. Vernon Democrats' annual Mardi Gras party, this year featuring a straw poll (won easily by State Sen. Jennifer Wexton)...

Sunday News: “Outraged Students Demand Action on Gun Violence After Florida Massacre”; Crazy Trump...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, February 18. Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s...

Two Virginia Democracy Forward Events to Support Conor Lamb

Two events to support Democrat Conor Lamb in his upcoming special election, courtesy of Virginia Democracy Forward:

Current Percentage Chances of Democrats Winning Virginia Congressional Races

Courtesy of The Crosstab blog, here's a map with the current, estimated percentage chances of Democrats winning each district. Note that I've left off...

Saturday News: “Mueller’s Indictment Ends Trump’s Myth of the Russia Hoax'”; You can do...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 17. Special counsel indicts Russians in 2016 election...

Why Is Sen. Barbara Favola Buying Dominion’s B.S. Lock, Stock and Barrel?

What on earth is State Senator Barbara Favola babbling about here (see screen shot of her email late yesterday, below)? First of all: NO,...

After Losing a Vote On the “Double Dip,” Is Dominion Finally Losing Power?

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA An earthquake shook Richmond, Virginia on the afternoon of Monday, February 12, rocking the House of...

Video, Photos: Hundreds Protest Outside NRA Headquarters in Fairfax County

Good to see hundreds of people protesting the blood-on-their-hands NRA in Fairfax, Virginia last night. We will need a lot more of this, on...

Video: Del. Ben Cline (R) Apparently Didn’t Appreciate Del. Terry Kilgore (R)’s Pro-Medicaid-Expansion Op-Ed

Anyone with half a brain - or a heart that isn't made of ice - knows that Virginia should have expanded Medicaid years ago....

Kaine, Colleagues Urge Senate Appropriators to Respect State Marijuana Laws

From Sen. Tim Kaine's office: KAINE, COLLEAGUES URGE SENATE APPROPRIATORS TO RESPECT STATE MARIJUANA LAWS WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Michael Bennet...

Grassroots Virginia Pays It Forward with “Lessons Learned” Publication

by Robbin Warner Much has been said about the big win in Virginia by pundits and political parties. Now the grassroots are offering their take...

Democracy on the Ropes?

This is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my 2:1 Republican congressional District, VA-06. ***************************** This is a dark time for democracy. At this point, Turkish democracy...

Video: Goochland-Powhatan Dems VA-07 Candidates Debate Before Large Crowd Determined to Dump Dave Brat...

Excellent, substantive VA-07 debate tonight in front of a large  (150+) crowd of Goochland-Powhatan Dems. The candidates are, in alphabetical order: Helen Alli, Abigail...

Friday News: GOP Congress #MASSIVEFAIL on Immigration; Jimmy Kimmel on Parkland Shooting; “Guns Make...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 16. Inside the Senate's ugly immigration breakdown ("The...

Senators Kaine, Warner on Senate Failure to Protect DREAMers, Pass Bipartisan Immigration Legislation

See below for statements by Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner on today's Senate #FAIL regarding protections for DREAMers, immigration reform, etc. As...

Fairfax GOP Bizarrely Argues That Member’s Bigotry Is Unacceptable, But Trump Is “unique, and...

Does this statement make any sense at all? First of all, VA GOP Central Committee member Fredy Burgos has been making racist/bigoted remarks for...

The NRA’s Favorite Virginia General Assembly Republicans

In light of the horrific school shooting in Florida yesterday, see below for which Virginia legislators the blood-on-their-hands NRA has been giving to since...

Meet the progressive champion taking on the candidate “who makes Sarah Palin look like...

by Kellen Squire It was just over a year go that I walked into a library basement in Charlottesville, Virginia, baby on one hip and...

It’s That Time Again…the 2018 Mt. Vernon Democrats’ Mardi Gras Party/Straw Poll This Saturday...

It's that time of year again...time for Mardi Gras parties, including the always-awesome one put on by the Mt. Vernon Democratic Committee. This year,...

Here comes the sun … though Virginia remains solar straggler

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe exclaimed, more than once, that Virginia was a true leader in solar power, with growth rates that should amaze one...

Thursday News: Thanks to NRA (and GOP), We Live in a Country Where School...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 15. South Africa’s Zuma Leaves Behind a Broken...

Senators Kaine, Warner, Others Unveil Bipartisan Amendment to Protect Dreamers, Strengthen Border Security

From Sen. Tim Kaine's office: Senators Unveil Bipartisan Amendment to Protect Dreamers, Strengthen Border Security 8 Republicans, 7 Democrats, and 1 Independent Introduce Legislation  Click HERE to read the...

Video: Wearing Red Suit for Valentine’s Day, Sen. Surovell “Quotes George Washington, the Spice...

Reporter Michael Pope sums up the scene in the Virginia State Senate earlier today as follows: "In honor of Valentine's Day, Sen. Scott Surovell...

Texas Defeats Dominion 18-0 in Renewable Generation

By Will Driscoll Texas dominated Dominion 18-0 in renewable electricity generation in 2017, according to final scores from IEEFA. Dominion couldn't dent the scoreboard with just...

Virginia GOP Has Serious Issues, Including a Pronounced Tendency Towards Racism: Barack Obama Official...

WTF is this crap from the Sully District (Fairfax County) Republicans??? A few comments on Facebook sum it up pretty well (see below). Also...

Video: Valentine’s Day Message For Governor Northam Is “No Pipelines”

As one of the speakers says: "About the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines, Gov. Northam has said that he would wait for the...

64 Good Bills Killed by Virginia Republicans; This Exemplifies Why We Need a Democratic-Controlled...

There were a lot of excellent bills - and many bad ones as well - introduced in the Virginia General Assembly this session.  Here...

Wednesday News: FBI Rebuts White House on Porter; Senate Hits “Wall” in Immigration Debate;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 14. FBI rebuttal of Porter timeline sows more...
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