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Tuesday News: “Nothing Normal” About This Snowstorm; Trumpcare = “Apocalypse Foretold”; Will GOP Condemn “stark, raving racist?”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, March 14. Also, check out the white supremacists – Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Tucker Carlson (Right-Wing Wacko) – on Fox “News” last night. So far, Republicans’ reaction has been mostly either silent or muted. VERY telling!

  • Video: NARAL endorsement of Ralph Northam


  • 24 MILLION Americans (!) to lose healthcare under Ryancare, and THIS is what Barbara Comstock’s writing about??? Pathetic joke.


  • Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair Sue Langley announces Khizr Khan as keynote speaker for Jefferson-Obama Dinner on May 21


  • Tilly Blanding Kicks Off Campaign for Delegate in District 42 With Enthusiastic Crowd of 150 – Despite the Snow

    March 14, 2017: On a snowy night, 150 enthusiastic supporters cheered Democrat Tilly Blanding as she kicked off her campaign for Delegate in District 42 on March 13. With this overwhelming grassroots support, Tilly’s campaign has gained momentum daily since she announced her candidacy only last month. Over 300 individuals have donated to her campaign, totaling over $30,000 in the past three weeks alone.

    Tilly shared her story of fighting for the rights of all throughout her life, from her days as a teenager marching for civil rights in South Carolina to a sit-in protest on Capital Hill in February for healthcare for the most vulnerable.

    Tilly’s charismatic personality energized the gathering as she voiced her commitment to healthcare for all Virginians, a living wage, strong public schools, women’s rights, commonsense gun laws, and workers’ rights at the event at the home of Joana Garcia.

    Although Tilly is usually the one to sing the National Anthem at political events, including a rally for President Obama, the Anthem at her kick-off was sung by her friend Joy Burgess of Antioch Baptist Church. But that didn’t stop Tilly from leading the room in rousing songs for justice at this unique launch party.

  • Quizzical

    Re Virginia Beach needs 450 million dollars for storm water management improvements, every coastal city in Virginia, and on the East Coast, has similar needs. Virginia was going to apply to HUD for grants to build resiliency measures, but the Trump administration is talking about cutting HUD’s budget by $6 billion.

  • Gallup: Trump now at 39% approve/55% disapprove (minus 16 points). Heckuva job!


  • From Rep. Donald McEachin’s office:

    McEachin on CBO’s Report that GOP Healthcare Bill will Cover Fewer Americans

    RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement to address the Congressional Budget Office’s report that the GOP’s proposed healthcare bill will cost more and cover fewer hardworking Americans.

    “The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what we already know – House Republicans put forward a pathetic healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. We do not need a bill that will cover fewer individuals, and weaken available protections. CBO estimates that 14 million Americans will lose their coverage by 2018. This is unacceptable.

    “Simply put, any defense of this bill is a defense of making the wealthiest Americans wealthier. My Republican colleagues claim they want to help working families, yet this policy benefits the top one percent. This bill will hand roughly $600 billion in tax breaks to wealthy families and big corporations.

    “It is clear that when we discuss the 24 million Americans who will lose their coverage by 2026, that those most affected will be women, low-income families, the disabled, the young, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions. Ensuring affordable healthcare for all Americans, regardless of their situation, is my priority for healthcare legislation. I am committed to continue fighting for what will keep Americans healthiest.

  • Video: Rep. Donald McEachin says the environment is the “number one issue for the 21st century…the issue by which we must judge all other policies that we make.”