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Tuesday News: Trump Lies…and Lies…and Lies; Corporate Media Busy “Normalizing” Bannon et al.; Fiorina vs. Kaine 2018?

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 29.

  • Love this exchange on Trump from the WaPo comments section:

    “I really do feel like we’re living in an alternate reality. I look at these congressmen pretending like Trump is normal and qualified. There’s nothing normal about this, and yet they pretend like it’s OK. What is going on?”

    “We are living in an alternate reality. The base of one of our major political parties (Republicans) gets all of their info from fake right wing ‘news’ sites on Facebook.”

  • True Blue

    Here’s more on the existential threat to American democracy, in terms of civil rights and voting rights, with Ari Berman:

    “His conspiracy theories about rigged elections during the presidential race were meant to delegitimize the possibility of Hillary Clinton’s election. But now that he’s won the election we have to take his words far more seriously. He will appoint the next attorney general, at least one Supreme Court justice and thousands of positions in the federal government. His lies about the prevalence of voter fraud are a prelude to the massive voter suppression Trump and his allies in the GOP are about to unleash.”

    “Unlike his Democratic and Republican predecessors, Trump has little respect for the institutions that preserve American democracy, whether it’s freedom of the press or the right to vote.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/trump-s-threat-to-democracy-819482691681

    https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-is-the-greatest-threat-to-american-democracy-in-our-lifetime/

  • My statement would have been that she’s not an acceptable pick, but whatever…

    Connolly Statement on Trump Transportation Secretary Nominee Elaine Chao

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gerry Connolly released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s announcement of former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as his Transportation Secretary nominee:

    “The challenge facing the new Transportation Secretary from day one will be to increase federal support for Metrorail and resolve long-running questions about the ability of the FTA to provide robust safety oversight of our nation’s transit system. The federal government can no longer be a deadbeat when it comes to operating funds for Metrorail, and I look forward to working with the new Transportation Secretary to secure appropriate federal support for the very transit system that delivers many DOT employees to work each day.”

  • Governor McAuliffe Declares Special Election for Several Soon-to-be Vacant General Assembly Seats

    RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed writs of special election for the following districts after the current seat holders won elections to different office and submitted their resignations from the General Assembly:

    Virginia Senate District 9 (Donald McEachin)
    Virginia Senate District 22 (Tom Garrett)
    Virginia House of Delegates District 85 (Scott Taylor)

    All three special elections will be held on January 10, 2017. The writs the Governor signed for these three seats are attached.