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Wednesday News: “Farewell To Fox News’ Benghazi Hoax;” “The Left’s Beef With Tim Kaine”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 29. Also, check out that amazing rendition of the national anthem at the Lincoln Memorial by G. Star Swain.

  • Quizzical

    Bernie’s open in the NY Times yesterday

    Lets fix our infrastructure and move to green energy with the speed and scale that is needed, both of which will create jobs. The trade negotiations are going to take many years, and in that sense are a distraction.

    • Jim B

      Thanks to republicans infrastructure has been on the back burner for ever. Can’t raise taxes one cent to pay for roads and bridges. VDOT hardly mows weeds on back roads now. One of those stupid republicans suggested we take care of the roads we live on. Well, my neighbors and I do mow along our property lines.

  • Statement from Hillary Clinton:

    Terrorists have struck again in the heart of one of our NATO allies—and all Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence. Already, stories of heroism on the part of Turkish police are emerging, as their quick actions to confront the suspects may have prevented an even worse tragedy. Today’s attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat. We must deepen our cooperation with our allies and partners in the Middle East and Europe to take on this threat. Such cooperation is essential to protecting the homeland and keeping our country safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the Turkish people.

  • Video: Samantha Bee says the xenophobes and racists of Britain got their way with #Brexit. Could it happen here?


  • New Ballotpedia/Evolving Strategies polls: Clinton trouncing Trump in key states, including Virginia https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7264/27365061263_2dbf740f31_o.jpg

  • Elaine Owens

    Just a side comment concerning the Supreme Court’s ruling. How many times did then-Gov. McDonnell pick up the phone for a average constituent who wanted a meeting with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources? Or, would he have done that? How about suggesting that the state universities look into the disparities in education caused by the property tax being the main source of school funding, if asked by a poverty study group? The Supreme Court made good points about the vagueness of the Federal law regarding constituent services, but if a politician only pulls strings for campaign
    contributors, people giving him/her big gifts, or the wealthy, that’s not constituent service, that’s bribery.

  • Video: President Obama addresses Canadian parliament


  • Video: Dave Brat goes on insane conspiracy theorist’s show, agrees with the guy’s bigoted lunacy


  • Sen. Tim Kaine statement on Puerto Rico vote:

    “The 3.5 million people who call Puerto Rico home are American citizens, and they deserve better,” Kaine said. “For years, Puerto Ricans have faced uncertainty about their jobs and livelihoods due to an unsustainable debt situation. This bill is far from perfect, but it is necessary. On Friday Puerto Rico would have faced a default on the debt, which would have pushed the island into uncharted waters and put into jeopardy the viability of essential public services like law enforcement, first responders, and health care workers. Due to the consequences of inaction, I voted in favor of this legislation. I do wish the Senate could have considered amendments to better protect the residents of Puerto Rico’s interests and to give them a stronger voice in the process. This bill is the first step in a long journey toward helping Puerto Rico and I look forward to continuing to engage on this issue.”