Friday News: US Marks 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks; Andy Parker Speaks...

Friday News: US Marks 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks; Andy Parker Speaks Out Against Gun Violence


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, September 11…fourteen years after the day none of us who lived through it will ever forget. Also, check out the video of Andy Parker speaking yesterday at a rally with Gov. McAuliffe, Senators Kaine and Warner on stemming the tide of gun violence in this country.

*US Marks 14th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

*The GOP has devolved into a political fight club (“The latest GOP fight is over how to express meaningless, ineffectual rejection of the president’s nuclear deal with Iran.”)

*Trump goes after Carson, defends his Fiorina slam

*Senate Democrats block GOP effort to scuttle Iran deal

*Hillary Clinton’s track record eludes many voters

*Republicans’ fringe tone on Islam shows a sharp turn since 9/11

*Jeb Bush’s tax plan is great for Jeb Bush (“The candidate would make out like a bandit.”)

*Hillary Clinton’s Support Erodes in National Poll

*Huckabee: Dred Scott Decision “Remains To This Day The Law Of The Land” (WTF?!?!?!?)

*Rainbow Appears Over World Trade Center on Eve of 9/11

*Virginia lawmakers call for release of Martese Johnson arrest report

*Father Of Murdered TV Reporter Slams Congressman Goodlatte For Inaction On Gun Violence (Goodlatte is horrible on pretty much every issue, from immigration to women’s reproductive health/freedom to gun violence to…again, you name it. That’s why I call him BADlatte.)

*Sen. Warner: U.S. needs to step up background checks for gun buyers (Coming from someone with an “A” rating from the NRA.)

*WDBJ shooting victim’s father: Congress should take on gun lobby

*Making political districts constitutional (“Lawmakers’ failure to draw fair districts, and the court’s subsequent role in prescribing a constitutional remedy, stands as compelling evidence of the need for the General Assembly and voters to delegate the task of crafting compact, contiguous and competitive districts to an independent, bipartisan commission.”)

*Jeff McWaters considers political future after Virginia Senate

*Gary McCollum uses Virginia Beach forum to attack Frank Wagner in key Senate race (Wagner is an exemplar of so much that is wrong with our General Assembly…)

*Video of Fairfax jail encounter that preceded inmate’s death is released (This whole thing is appalling and disturbing.)

*Why Democrats will not particpate in Prince William Committee of 100 candidate forums (Explained very well by PW County Dems Chair Harry Wiggins)

*Democrats Rip Loudoun Supervisors Over Road, Transit Mailer

*Richmond, Henrico aim to curb violence

*Governor McAuliffe Dedicates New Washington Boulevard Bridge Over Columbia Pike in Arlington

*Formerly jailed Va. lawmaker drops out of state Senate race

*The chilling video of Natasha McKenna’s encounter with Fairfax County officers (“The real problem is that it was the wrong approach to take with a woman, diagnosed since childhood with schizophrenia, who was mentally ill. Ms. McKenna is approached and treated as if she were a creature from an alien galaxy, not a human being.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Today is the warmest of the next bunch as Saturday storminess helps usher in a taste of fall

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    From Bill Bolling’s Facebook page

    Donald Trump’s rudeness knows no bounds. He thinks he can say anything about anybody at any time. He is a bully, and his comments about Carli Fiorina are totally inappropriate and unbecoming someone who would be President. Trump owes Fiorina an apology.

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

    “Fourteen years after the events of September 11, 2001, we honor the memory of the thousands who lost their lives that day and the sacrifice of those who have served in the wars that followed. Though over a decade has passed since the tragic attacks in Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania, we cannot forget the survivors and first responders who are suffering from long-term health effects. I’m proud to co-sponsor the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, which will provide much-needed care to the thousands of individuals who are currently ill or at-risk of becoming ill because of the attacks on September 11th. The care we offered to survivors and the families of victims in the wake of 9/11 represented one of the many ways our nation united in response to the attacks and this bipartisan bill represents our continued commitment to remember the victims, honor the first responders and care for the survivors of that terrible day.”

    The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act would extend the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, which provides medical treatment and medical monitoring for 9/11-related illnesses for 9/11 first responders and injured survivors. More than 400 Virginia residents would qualify for treatment and monitoring under the act.

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