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Tuesday News: Pauly Shore as Stephen Miller; Who’s Worse, Trump or Pence?; Dominion=Corporate Thug


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 8.

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    Newspeak for climate change is “weather extremes.”

  • Ed Gillespie: “I’m on the Board of Trustees at the Catholic University of America. You know, we teach students in the — you know, in our courses that it’s a sin, according to our faith, to — you know, to have abortion-inducing pills or sterilization procedures or contraception”

    Pope Francis (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/08/473484539/on-divorce-contraception-pope-calls-for-more-grace-less-dogma): “Instead of characterizing contraception as a sin, Francis says the church must emphasize to young couples the joy of having children — while respecting the need for each couple to decide their family size on their own.”


  • From the VA House Dems:

    House Dems Congratulate Democratic Nominee Shelly Simonds on Her Win in HD-94

    RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring tonight congratulated Shelly Simonds on winning the Democratic nomination following a firehouse primary in House District 94:

    “We extend our sincerest congratulations to Shelly Simonds on her nomination in House District 94,” said Leader Toscano. “Shelly has advocated for Newport News families and children as a teacher and as a member of the local school board, and we know that she will continue to be a voice for students in Richmond. We are excited to stand alongside Shelly as she works to represent the 94th District.”

    “Shelly’s commitment to advocating for the needs of her community is clear,” said Caucus Chair Herring. “She knows that health care is a right and will stand up to Republican attacks on women’s health. We look forward to a robust campaign focused on the issues that matter most to the hardworking families of Newport News.”

    Delegate David Yancey has voted to defund Planned Parenthood and block Medicaid expansion. Earlier this year, he took a walk on a critical vote to override Governor McAuliffe’s veto of a Republican bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

    House District 94 is one of the 17 Republican-held districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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