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Thursday News: Trump Bombs While Enjoying Chocolate Cake; “How to Stand Up to Trump and Win”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, April 13. Also, thanks to Paul Anderson or the Trump cake/nukes GIF.

  • From the Tilly Blanding for Delegate campaign:

    Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust endorsed Tilly Blanding today in her run for Delegate in District 42.

    “I have worked with Tilly for many years, and have known her to be a great advocate and fighter for workers and families across Northern Virginia,” Supervisor Foust said in a statement Thursday. “With Del. Albo’s retirement, this race is a great opportunity to turn a district from red to blue – and Tilly is the best candidate that to make that happen.”

    Tilly said of Supervisor Foust “I am honored to have the endorsement of a true leader in Northern Virginia, who cares about all of his constituents and works every day to enhance their quality of life. Supervisor Foust runs his office, and his campaigns, with integrity, and I am proud to have volunteered my time for many years for his runs for office.”

    Momentum is building as Supervisor Foust joins School Board members Pat Hynes and Chris Lewis in endorsing Tilly Blanding’s campaign this week.

  • STATEMENT: Northam Condemns Trump’s Move to “Roll Back” Women’s Healthcare

    Richmond, VA – President Trump today signed a bill to undo the previous administration’s regulation blocking states from defunding healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood for political reasons. President Obama’s rule required state and local governments to distribute federal Title X funding related to family planning services, irrespective of whether they also provided abortions.

    Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement in response to today’s bill signing:

    “Donald Trump is doing his best to make good on his commitment to undermining the healthcare of millions of Americans. With the spectacular failure of his effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, he has come back to the table determined to roll back women’s access to quality and affordable reproductive healthcare. This about face is ugly, naked partisanship and it will mean worse healthcare outcomes for women across the board. We will not stand for this in Virginia. As governor, I’ll continue to defend every woman’s right to choose their provider and to keep their personal health decisions just that: personal.”

  • Quizzical

    So it turns out that most of the intelligence agencies of our NATO allies were watching the Russian contacts with the Trump campaign
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia