Monday News: Sloooow Start to the Week…Although Watch Out for #BlackMonday

Monday News: Sloooow Start to the Week…Although Watch Out for #BlackMonday


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, August 24. Also, check out the discussion last night on the Georgia-based Kudzu Vine radio show about Virginia politics.

*Harry Reid: I will back Iran deal (“His support moves the Obama administration nearer to a veto-proof support”)

*Global Stocks Plunge Further Amid Doubts About China

*Joe Biden Is Leaning Toward a 2016 Run (“Vice president’s deliberations show how the presidential race is in flux for both parties”)

*Donald Trump’s nativist bandwagon (“That is the kind of thinking that Donald Trump, and the Republican presidential candidates who are pathetically jumping on his nativist bandwagon, would bring to this country.”)

*Where Black Lives Matter Began (“Hurricane Katrina exposed our nation’s amazing tolerance for black pain.”)

*Scott Walker Takes His Third Position On The Hottest Issue In The Republican Primary (This guy is a complete joke.)

*Jim Webb: I met privately with Biden

*Editorial: Donald Trump’s immigration lunacy (“Trump is the candidate of the primal scream. Like a primal scream, his campaign has no coherent message, no organizing principle, no concrete agenda. It is an emotional volcano, a geyser of raw id. Like a volcano, it is a phenomenon to behold. But if it isn’t capped soon, both the GOP and the nation could end up badly burned.”)

*Allen: Unilateral economic disarmament (Wow, for once I actually agree with George Freakin’ Allen? “Pass a long-term reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank with reasonable reforms before any more damage is done to American jobs and manufacturers.”)

*Ex-Midlothian man hailed as hero in helping subdue train gunman

*Nationals are looking at long odds, ‘have to get hot’ to reach postseason

*D.C. area forecast: Summer’s best weather week begins, save today’s storm chance

  • lowkell

  • unstablefan

    About Black Lives Matter or about the stock market?

  • lowkell

    Over the last few weeks, Delegate Sullivan received endorsements from many key organizations, including the AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, NARAL, the NoVa Association of Realtors, the Virginia Education Association, the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC.

    In addition to his endorsements, the Sierra Club named Delegate Sullivan its “New Legislator of the Year,” the League of Conservation Voters named Delegate Sullivan a “Legislative Hero” for his leadership on energy and environmental issues, and the Virginia Education Association named Delegate Sullivan its “Rookie of the Year.”

    “I am honored to receive endorsements from such a broad coalition of organizations,” said Sullivan. “Legislating is a team sport, and I could not hope to make progress on the issues that are important to my constituents–and the Commonwealth of Virginia–without the support of these organizations. I look forward to working with them as I prepare for the 2016 legislative session”

  • lowkell

    From the Christian Dorsey for County Board campaign:

    Arlington, VA– After interviews with all four candidates for the Arlington County Board, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors endorsed Christian Dorsey.

    “Northern Virginia REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NV/RPAC) trustees are pleased to support Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board,” said Lorraine Arora, 2015 chair of the NV/RPAC trustees and the managing broker of the Weichert, Realtors® Fair Oaks. “Christian’s experience serving as the Chair of the Arlington Tenant-Landlord Advisory Commission and as a member of the Planning Commission gives him valuable experience on those issues affecting home buyers and sellers in Arlington,” she said.

    “Ensuring a thriving commercial and residential real-estate market where seniors can still age in their homes and our vibrant, diverse, and eclectic neighborhoods are preserved is crucial to Arlington’s long-term success,” said Dorsey. “Having been involved in housing policy both professionally and in a board-appointed capacity, I know how important the real estate market is for our economy. It is both humbling and gratifying to earn the endorsement of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and I am proud to have their support.”

  • lowkell

    I wonder how Trump supporters will react to this

    The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee – and not run as a third-party candidate – in the general election.

    The procedural moves are clearly aimed at Trump, who pointedly refused to rule out a third-party run during the first GOP debate.


    John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said the proposal was among many that the organization was considering as it sketches out its ballot access requirements for the 2016 GOP primary. The ultimate decision, he said, would be made by the 84 members who comprise the state party’s central committee, which is slated to meet on Sept. 19. The requirements must be submitted to the Republican National Committee by Oct. 1.

    If implemented, Whitbeck said, the provision would be similar to ones the party adopted for statewide races held in 2013 and 2014.

    “It happens to be one of the things that we are discussing for the 2016 primary,” said Whitbeck, who expressed confidence that Trump would eventually commit to supporting the GOP nominee.

    The Virginia proposal has earned the support of Ken Cuccinelli, the state’s former attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial nominee, who has been promoting the idea to members of the state party central committee. He has also been in touch with Whitbeck.

    “Anybody who wants to seek the Republican nomination should have to commit to supporting the ultimate Republican nominee,” Cuccinelli said in a Monday interview. “I don’t see anything wrong with that.”