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Wednesday News: Clinton, Trump Move Closer To Nominations; Bob McDonnell Corruption Case Goes to SCOTUS


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, April 27. Also see Hillary Clinton’s victory speech last night, as she pivots towards the general election, most likely against neo-fascist buffoon Donald Trump.

  • Video: Disgusting Donald Trump claims Hillary Clinton has “nothing else going” than being a woman. We need to crush this sexist jerk in November.


    • True Blue

      Commentary and images on several fb pages: 18,000 followers on Donald Trump is an Idiot (less followers on DT is Dangerous or DT is a Douche sites but still funny if it all weren’t so frightening); he has “nothing else going” than his shtick and is SOOOO far from presidential. . .

  • From ProgressVA:

    April 26, 2016

    Yesterday morning, the National Abortion Federation, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Progress Virginia Education Fund, ACLU of Virginia, and NLIRH Virginia Latina Advocacy Network contacted the Virginia Department of Health to express grave concerns over recent findings that the Fairfax-based American Women’s Services was failing to adhere to the highest standard of medical care. In the wake of an inspection by the Department, the clinic’s license was temporarily suspended. In two letters to the department, the organizations have called on Commissioner Levine to take permanent steps to ensure women are never again subjected to substandard care.

    Advocates firmly reject the call from anti-women’s health extremists who would use this incident as a weapon in a concerted, coordinated political campaign to shut down high-quality reproductive health care providers and deny Virginia women access to safe and legal abortion. These violations are unacceptable in any medical office or health center, regardless of type of medical care provided. Politically motivated restrictions designed to close clinics, like hallway widths and number of parking spots, would have had zero impact on the situation in Fairfax.

  • Video: Bruce Springsteen invites 10-year-old girl on stage to sing “Blinded by the Light.” I mean, I’m a huge Springsteen fan with a pretty good memory for song lyrics, but I couldn’t do that…let alone on stage in front of thousands of people. LOL



    HENRICO — This morning, state Sen. Donald McEachin (D – Henrico) responded to Republican leaders’ call for a special legislative session to “discuss” Governor McAuliffe’s recent order restoring the civil rights, including voting rights, of more than 200,000 former offenders.

    Senator McEachin said, “For years, I have fought for a fairer and more efficient process for restoring civil rights. Anyone who wanted ‘input’ could have engaged with and helped to enact one of the measures that I and other Democrats have carried. Instead, Republicans chose to kill every one of those proposals. As a whole, their party chose willful inaction in the face of a staggering injustice.

    “Justice delayed is justice denied. When Virginians have fully served their time and paid their debts, they deserve an equal opportunity to participate in our democracy. Not ‘eventually’ or ‘someday,’ but as soon as possible.

    “For more than a century, we’ve shamefully failed to meet that test. Our current laws spring from turn-of-the-century measures intended to — in the words of one long-ago state senator — ‘eliminate the darkey as a political factor in this State.’ We’ve had a hundred years to ‘discuss’ or offer ‘input’ about how to right this wrong. After many years of talk, Gov. McAuliffe was right to act — and I am very proud to support his efforts.”

  • Video: Crazy extremist Ted Cruz, who will never be president, names crazy extremist Carly Fiorina as his “running mate”


  • Audio: Virginia Sen. Donald McEachin says it’s “laughable” for Republicans to question Governor’s authority to restore voting rights of ex felons, since that’s crystal clear in the Virginia Constitution (Article 5, Section 12). Also “laughable” that Republicans want a special session, given that bills on this subject are put in “all the time” and Republicans keep them bottled up and/or kill them in committee.


  • Audio: Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA03) says prohibition on ex-felons’ voting rights has its roots in racist effort to keep African Americans from voting. Calls challenge to Governor’s authority “absurd.” They should really investigate whether felony disenfranchisement was illegal to begin with under Voting Rights Act. Says Republicans want to restrict, suppress the right to vote at every opportunity.