2. OBAMA SKIPS, MCDONNELL ATTENDS HISTORIC BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE
3. CUCCINELLI TO DONATE $55K FROM NAVY CHARITY UNDER INVESTIGATION
7. CUCCINELLI'S REACTION TO ARIZONA RULING 'MIXED'
8. BOCS CHAIR PROPOSING STATE LEGISLATION ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
13. A TALE OF TWO DISTRICTS: CONNOLLY, PERRIELLO SPLIT ON EXTENDING BUSH TAX CUTS
15. DNC AND KAINE WORK TO LINK GOP AND TEA PARTY DURING FALL MIDTERMS....
23. D.C. AREA JOBLESS RATE RISES AGAIN AS LABOR FORCE GROWS
27. VA. ACTIVIST CAN POST OFFICIALS' SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON SITE, COURT RULES
28. STATE LAUNCHES ENERGY-SAVING WEBSITE
31. GOP WHIP: BEGGING TO DIFFER
40. METRO SIMPLY HAS TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT SAFETY
43. WOLF: DULLES GREENWAY IS 'HIGHWAY ROBBERY'
Perriello explains why the last thing we want to do is go back to the same-old, same-old Republican policies. He also talks about the DISCLOSE Act, the economy, and what he's hearing from voters in his district. Good stuff; go Tom!
First, there's this.
Months after every other Virginia politician who received money from con artist Bobby Thompson did the right thing and donated that money to real veteran's charities, Ken Cuccinelli has finally caved in to mounting pressure to do the right thingHahahaha.
Then, there's this:
A federal judge in Phoenix on Wednesday blocked key provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law from taking effect as scheduled Thursday, granting in part an injunction requested by the Obama administration.FYI, Cooch was backing this law.
Hopefully, today marks the start of many, many more bad days to come for the crazy clown we like to call Kook-inelli.
UPDATE (Thursday morning): Cooch reacts to the Arizona ruling -- "I continue to hope that, ultimately, the courts will find Arizona's effort to protect its citizens to be constitutional."
The Executive Director of the Virginia State Conference, King Salim Khalfani, explains why he is angry at the Tea Party movement and at Jim Webb for his op-ed on affirmative action. Among other things, Khalfani says that Webb "lied" on a number of fronts, including the title, the "myth of white privilege." Something tells me, this debate isn't going to end anytime soon.
P.S. For more, see Decision Virginia. Excellent reporting by Ryan Nobles on this one!
1. MCDONNELL SAYS SALE OF LIQUOR STORES WILL PROVIDE 'WINDFALL' FOR STATE
5. RASMUSSEN POLL SHOWS 64 PERCENT APPROVAL RATING FOR MCDONNELL
8. CUCCINELLI, RON PAUL TO ADDRESS FIRST VIRGINIA TEA PARTY CONVENTION
9. VA LEGISLATIVE REPORT HONORED BY NATIONAL GROUP
11. GEORGE ALLEN TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHUCK SMITH - GOP CHALLENGER TO BOBBY SCOTT
12. POLL: TEA PARTY GETTING MODEST RECEPTION IN VIRGINIA
13. VA. PRISONS CHIEF: STOP LOCKING UP THOSE 'WE'RE MAD AT'
14. NYE WANTS TO CHANGE FEDERAL LAW SO MILITARY MEMBERS CAN USE HOV LANES...
21. SAFETY AND OVERSIGHT ARE WITHIN METRO'S GRASP
24. TRAIN PLANS STALL WITHOUT MONEY
27. VIRGINIA'S STIMULUS SPENDING
34. FAIRFAX SUPERVISORS ANNOYED BUT AGREE TO INCREASE FUNDS FOR NEEDY STUDENTS
Julie Stewart, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) commended the U.S. House of Representatives today for its approval of H.R. 5143, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010. The vote comes three months after Ms. Stewart joined the bill's sponsors, sentencing reform advocates, and law enforcement officials to announce the bill's introduction.Clearly, i's time we reform the criminal "justice" system in America. This is a start, albeit a small one, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Good work by Jim Webb in getting it this far.
If enacted, H.R. 5143 will create a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the entire criminal justice system and offer concrete recommendations for reform within 18 months. The bill was introduced in the House on April 27 by U.S. Reps Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.), Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), and Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.
The bill approved today is the companion to Senator Jim Webb's (Va.) legislation, S. 714, which was introduced in the Senate on March 26, 2009 and approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 21, 2010. The Webb bill, like its House counterpart, has received widespread bipartisan support and has 37 cosponsors in the Senate, including Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), Ranking Member, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Judiciary Committee member, Sen. Orrin G Hatch (R-Utah).
UPDATE: Video of Webb speaking about this is after the "flip."
It's always fun to watch Ken Kook-inelli expostulate on his view of the world. In this video, Cooch explains how Republicans elected Barack Obama by abandoning their (supposed) "fiscally conservative" principles. Hmmm...let's see, Reagan ran up a huge budget deficit, Bush ran up a huge budget deficit, Clinton ran up a budget SURPLUS. But Republicans are the "fiscally conservative" party, and we should put them back in control of Congress this November so they can get the budget deficit under control? Got that, everyone?
1. JOBS COMMISSION CONSIDERS BETTER MARKETING OF VA.
2. MCDONNELL PUTS STARK MANDATE BEFORE JOBS PANEL
3. MCDONNELL TO SPEAK TO THE U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
4. MCDONNELL'S JOB COMMISSION FINISHES INTERIM REPORT
6. STATE EYES THE NUMBER OF LIQUOR STORES
7. BOLLING HEADS TO MISSISSIPPI FOR OIL SPILL BRIEFING, NATIONAL MEETING
8. CUCCINELLI HEADLINES FUNDRAISER FOR NOVA CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE
11. VIRGINIA NAACP HEAD SLAMS WEBB FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COLUMN
12. NYE KEEPS PUSHING ON CARRIER, AND THE RHETORIC IS GETTING OUT THERE...
13. GEORGE ALLEN INAUGURATES TAVERN TALK PROGRAM WITH TALES FROM BOTH WORLDS
15. THOUSANDS OF GRAVES FEARED MISLABELED AT ARLINGTON
23. MINES NEED MORE REGULATION
Well, this would sure be interesting. Entertaining, anyway! What do you think? Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin vs. Coffee Party founder Annabel Park in a debate, with or without notes scribbled on their hands? Heh.
UPDATE: Annabel writes on the Coffee Party's Facebook page:
Roger Ebert thinks I should be "in conversation w/ Sarah Palin." Actually, I'd like to debate her. The debate can be a fundraiser for the victims of the Gulf Oil Spill and 99ers (unemployed for over 99 weeks, not covered by the benefit extension). What do you say, Sarah? -- Annabel