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Thursday News: DREAMer Deal?; “The Missing Pieces of Medicare For All”; Samantha Bee Takes on Tuggin’ Ted

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, September 14.

  • From the Virginia House Democrats

    Delegate Rocky Holcomb Carries Woman-Shaming “Day of Tears” Resolution in Pocket

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – In the first public forum in the 85th House District on Tuesday night, Republican incumbent Rocky Holcomb defended his vote for the woman-shaming “Day of Tears” resolution, reading its entire text after pulling a copy from his shirt pocket.

    “I’m pro-life, and I felt like it was an appropriate way for other Virginians to take action,” he told an audience member who questioned his vote.

    The resolution encourages Virginians to fly flags at half-staff on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to “mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.”

    During the 2017 session, Holcomb also voted for a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, which passed the House and Senate before being vetoed by Governor McAuliffe.

    “Reproductive decisions are a private matter between a woman and her doctor, and public shaming of such a personal decision is reprehensible,” said House Democratic Caucus spokeswoman Katie Baker. “Some people carry the Constitution in their pockets; Rocky Holcomb carries a document that shames women. If this is what he keeps close to his heart, in his front pocket – what does that say about him? In defending his vote for this resolution, Rocky Holcomb has let Virginia Beach women know that he is not on their side. Conversely, public school teacher Cheryl Turpin will always stand with Virginia women as an advocate for safe and reliable reproductive health care.”

    The forum was sponsored by the Carolanne Farms Civic League.

  • Well, if Ewwww Jackson says Trump’s not a white supremacist, then of course he must not be! LOL

    To call Pres. Trump a white supremacist is not only factually and morally wrong, but just plain dumb. Jemele & ESPN should stick to sports.— E.W. Jackson (@ewjacksonsr) September 14, 2017