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Wednesday News: 2 Pages of Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Tell Us…Not Much; Wittman, Brat, Garrett Oppose Trumpcare


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, March 15.

  • Video: Chris Hayes joins Sen. Bernie Sanders in Trump Country


  • Sen. Tim Kaine Voices Outrage Over “Marines United” Scandal (3/14/17) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4KZCy90xB4

  • From the Justin Fairfax for LG campaign:

    Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

    RICHMOND, Virginia — Today, the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia campaign is excited to announce the endorsement of Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax). Senator Saslaw has a long legislative career spanning decades of public service to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Senator Saslaw, a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, is a key Democratic leader in the state Senate. Representing the 35th District of Virginia since 1980, he has led the charge on progressive issues, including improving public education and expanding transportation infrastructure. He is known for his ability to reach across the aisle and get results.

    Justin released this statement about the endorsement:
    “I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw. He has an impressive record of public service to the people of Virginia. I look forward to working with him to create more economic security and opportunity for all Virginians and to protect and defend our rights.”

    Justin has now earned the endorsement of Senator Saslaw and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke – the top two Democrats in the Virginia Senate. Fairfax also has been endorsed by the following six Senate Democrats: Senator Rosalyn R. Dance, Senator Lynwood Lewis, Senator L. Louise Lucas, Senator Chap Petersen, Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr., and Senator Scott Surovell.

  • Yes, this ignoramus (also bigot, Trump fanatic, etc.) person is actually on the Fairfax County School Board. Hopefully not beyond her current term in office.


    • True Blue

      So deniers use one day’s weather results to forecast long-term climate change and bring snowballs to Congress to prove that the earth is not warming; the real snow job.

      • Elaine Owens

        Maybe they’re graduates of the Trump University School of Climatology, specializing in alternative science facts.

    • Elaine Owens

      People, especially climate deniers, are always confusing weather and climate. Climate is a long-term trend and is based on scientifically gathered information from multiple disciplines. Weather is a short-term event caused by a single or a couple of variables. When a storm shifts a bit west, as this one did, it only means that we cannot exactly predict weather movement. That has nothing to do with climate science. Sorry, Elizabeth L. Schultz. Perhaps you slept through science class…or didn’t take much science.

      • They’re either stupid, clueless or doing this on purpose/knowingly.

    • Elaine Owens

      This diary is about Don the Con’s tax return reveal, not climate change. Typical diversion tactic….

  • Virginia Democratic HoD candidate Ken Boddye: The Courage to Fight for Progress – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j94k5UJ0hZ0

  • Sen. Mark Warner statement on Department of Justice indictments in Yahoo hack:

    “I applaud the Department of Justice for naming names and bringing criminal charges against the individuals responsible for the Yahoo hack, including two individuals who are on the payroll of the Russian government.

    “I continue to believe Yahoo had a responsibility to be more forthcoming in publicly reporting this breach sooner than it did, and both the public and private sectors often move too slowly to address the growing threats posed by cyber criminals. Today’s indictments are yet another reminder that American businesses must invest in robust cyber defenses, be more willing to share threat information, and be much more upfront with consumers when their defenses fail. And our justice system has a responsibility to pursue and prosecute those responsible whenever and wherever possible to the fullest extent of the law, whether the motivation was financial or political.

    “Today’s indictments shed a light on the close and mutually beneficial ties between the cyber underworld and Russia’s government and security services, and the extent to which Russia leverages these cyber activities to multiple ends: commercial, financial, and geopolitical. This simply underscores the complexity and the urgency of the task facing the Senate Intelligence Committee in its bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in America’s 2016 elections.”

  • Video: Sen. John McCain says Rand Paul “now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin”