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Friday News: Terrorist Attack in Nice; Pence “Boring, Incoherent, and Inept;” Kaine “Nails Most of His Lines”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 15. Also, check out that haunting, disturbing ad by the Clinton campaign…

  • Much better polls this morning for all the Dems “freaking out”


  • Extremist bigot/theocrat EW Jackson says he can “live with” Mike Pence as VP. That’s really all you need to know – go Hillary!


  • From the Clinton campaign:

    Trump Doubles Down with Most Extreme VP Pick in a Generation: Hillary for America Responds to that Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s Running Mate

    Hillary for America released the following statement, video and post on The Briefing in response to the announcement that Donald Trump is choosing Mike Pence to be his running mate:

    “By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families,” said John Podesta, chair of Hillary for America.

    “Pence is the most extreme pick in a generation and was one of the earliest advocates for the Tea Party. He was the first of GOP leadership to join Michele Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus. As governor, Pence personally spearheaded an anti-LGBT law that legalized discrimination against the LGBT community, alienated businesses, caused boycotts, lost investments and embarrassed Hoosiers– a law he was later forced to revise. Pence also personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood while serving in the House and fought to pass Indiana’s 2016 anti-abortion law, with some of the most outrageous restrictions in the country that threatened women’s privacy and limited their choice. And just like Trump, he’s been a long-time opponent of comprehensive immigration reform.

    “Pence has been no economic leader or friend to the American worker. In fact, he wants to get rid of the very wages that make the middle class possible. Pence opposes raising the federal minimum wage and signed a law allowing skilled workers in Indiana to be paid less. Under his failed leadership, the incomes of Hoosiers have stalled at 38th in the nation.

    “Voters deserve better than more of their divisive policies and ‘me-first’ economic proposals. This new Trump-Pence ticket stands in dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton’s vision of our future – one where we are stronger together, where unity prevails over division and the economy works for all Americans, not just those at the top.”

  • LOL from former LG Bill Bolling (R): “Gov. Mike Pence is a solid choice for Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate. Now, if we could just get Trump to stand aside and let Pence run for president we would be in business!”

  • Ken Cuccinelli compares GOP rules committee to North Korea political convention, calls it “disgusting day”


  • Video: Think Trump is Divisive? Meet Mike Pence!


  • Virginia Dems statement on Trump-Pence:

    “By selecting Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has effectively doubled the arguments against his presidency in Virginia. Mike Pence is the purveyor behind the original anti-LGBT bill that thwarted Indiana’s economy, his record on women’s health is abysmal, and just like Trump, his policies favor the wealthy while leaving working middle class Americans in the cold.

    “Virginians reject discrimination, bigotry, and the other disgraceful rhetoric championed by Republicans during this election cycle – and they will reject Donald Trump and Mike Pence, the most extreme and dangerous Republican ticket to ever be presented to the American people.”

  • DNCC Announces Headlining Speakers for Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

    Monday: United Together
    Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva
    Gavel time expected at 3:00pm

    Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we’re stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top and when everyone has a chance to live up to their God-given potential. DREAMer Astrid Silva will share her story and her fight to keep families together.

    Tuesday: A Lifetime of Fighting for Children and Families
    Featuring President Bill Clinton and Mothers of the Movement
    Gavel time expected at 4:00pm

    Tuesday will feature the roll call vote and how Hillary has spent her entire career working to make a difference for children, families, and our country. The Mothers of the Movement participating include Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.

    Wednesday: Working Together
    Featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
    Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

    On Wednesday speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results.

    Thursday: Stronger Together
    Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
    Gavel time expected at 4:30pm

    On the final day of the convention, Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.

    Hillary for America will announce additional speakers in the coming days.

  • From Hillary Clinton’s campaign:

    “I am following the fast-moving developments in Turkey tonight with great concern. We should all urge calm and respect for laws, institutions, and basic human rights and freedoms – and support for the democratically elected civilian government. All parties should work to avoid further violence and bloodshed, and the safety of American citizens and diplomatic missions must be ensured.”