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Sunday News: Obamas Vacation in National Parks for Fathers Day; VA Dems Gear Up to Stop Trump


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, June 19.

  • Hillary Clinton Statement on Juneteenth

    Hillary Clinton released the following statement on Juneteenth Independence Day, recognized as the historical end of slavery, and a day of national celebration:

    “One hundred and fifty-three years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It took two more years for the men, women, and children who lived their lives in bondage in Galveston, Texas, to learn that the Civil War was over—and they were free at last. Today, we celebrate and honor those who fought to end the grotesque institution of slavery, and we recommit ourselves to the work that remains.

    “Our country’s long struggle with racism is far from over. More than half a century after Rosa Parks sat and Dr. King marched and John Lewis bled—more than a century and a half after slavery was outlawed—race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind. We need to face that reality, and fix it.

    “America is stronger together. When all people can share in the promise of our country. When every child has the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. When we lift each other up. And when we all come together to build a more perfect union.”

  • Video: Fox “News” insane as always — crockpots and assault weapons edition


  • Arlington’s GOP County Board member: Trump “lacks the fundamental temperament, demeanor and judgment so essential in a president and commander-in-chief.”


  • Video: Carl Bernstein correctly says Trump is a “pathological liar” and “neo-fascist…whose bigotry is evident…a total break in our history”


  • True Blue

    Have you heard the latest – citizens that didn’t know what was “coming to town” (hint: it’s not Santa Claus):

  • Ewwwww Jackson/’s latest kooky conspiracy theory…