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Virginia Democrats Recognize #Juneteenth: “While we celebrate that freedom, there is so much more...

See below for recognition of Juneteenth from Virginia Democrats. As Sen. Tim Kaine puts it: "today we celebrate #Juneteenth and the liberty it represents,...

Yes or No: Do Virginia Republican 2019 candidates endorse Trump for re-election? 

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Yes or No: Do Virginia Republican 2019 candidates endorse Trump for re-election?  As Trump kicks-off his 503 day re-eelction campaign;...

Edwin Santana: I’m Endorsing RD Huffstetler Because He’s Smart, Hardworking and One of the...

by Edwin Santana A few months ago I had a panic attack and a bout of depression. I’d never felt that way before and once...

The Mystery of the Loyalty of the Republican Base

This piece will be running in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ******************************* In more than a half century of working to understand human...

Virginia Democrats Announce “Take the Majority 2019” Coordinated Campaign

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Virginia Democrats Announce “Take the Majority 2019” Coordinated Campaign Field program will be the largest coordinated campaign in Virginia history...

Video: Arlington County Board Votes 5-0 to Raise Salary Cap; Also Discusses Potential Changes...

See below for video and an Arlington County news release on the County Board's unanimous vote last night to set a new salary cap...

Wednesday News: “Trump sets stage for 2020 fight with false claims and recycled attacks”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 19. Trump Moves From Trade War to Currency...

Kenny Boddye Responds to Prince William County Board’s 5-3 Vote to Declare June LGBTQI+...

The following press release is from the Kenny Boddye for Prince William County (Occoquan District) Supervisor campaign, regarding last night's 5-3 vote (Frank Principi,...

Reps. Scott & Beyer Statement on Recent Restraint and Seclusion GAO Report

From Reps. Don Beyer and Bobby Scott: Scott & Beyer Statement on Recent Restraint and Seclusion GAO Report WASHINGTON – Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Rep. Don...

A Generation of Complainers

by Ronnie Ross **Note: The following is Maddy's valedictorian speech.  I asked her if I could share it with you, and she said, "yes."  I...

How Big a Deal Was Dick Saslaw Getting Just 48.6% of the Vote in...

On Tuesday, June 11, Virginia State Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw - in spite of outspending his two Democratic primary opponents by approximately a...

AG Mark Herring Urges Congress to Protect Integrity of America’s Elections

More good work by AG Mark Herring: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING URGES CONGRESS TO PROTECT INTEGRITY OF AMERICA’S ELECTIONS ~ Coalition of attorneys general are asking for...

Virginia Democratic Primary Spending per Vote Numbers Tell Some Interesting Stories

The following numbers are based on votes and spending per Democratic primary candidate through May 30 (which is the latest currently available), so they're...

Video: “Now This” Features Dan Helmer’s Call for Visa and Other Corporate Donors to...

Following the Virginia Beach shootings a few weeks ago, Governor Ralph Northam called a special session for July 8 to deal with the scourge...

Here’s A Speech about Impeachment that Elizabeth Warren Should Make to the Nation

As of this writing, it is far from clear whether the Democrats in Congress will respond as the nation needs to the crisis of...

Video: Sen. Tim Kaine Holds Gun Violence Prevention Roundtables, Says “It’s on our shoulders...

On July 9, the Virginia General Assembly will hold a special session - called by Gov. Ralph Northam - on the issue of preventing...

Tuesday News: “Trump-Fox feedback loop could cause a war with Iran”; “Trump vows mass...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 18.  Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition...

Vanity Fair Profiles Sheila Bynum-Coleman in Her Race Against Republican Speaker Kirk Cox

From the VA House Democratic Caucus: Vanity Fair Profiles Sheila Bynum-Coleman in Her Race against Republican Speaker Kirk Cox RICHMOND (June 17, 2019) – On Monday, Vanity Fair published...

Virginia’s Green New Deal: Democrats’ Moment for Clean Energy, Justice, and Seizing the General...

by Andrew Reighart It may be Virginia Democrats’ worst-kept secret: after not quite taking control of the House of Delegates in 2017, enduring a string...

Live Video: Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum

From Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: "Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum: Don't miss a second of the Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress Presidential...

Reps. Beyer, Lieu Seek Office Of Special Counsel Investigation Of Jared Kushner For Hatch...

From Rep. Don Beyer's office: Beyer, Lieu Seek Office Of Special Counsel Investigation Of Jared Kushner For Hatch Act Violations June 17, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) –...

BREAKING: Supreme Court, in 5-4 Vote, Upholds New, Racially-“Unpacked” House of Delegates Districts

Very strange breakdown in this morning's Supreme Court 5-4 ruling (see below) in the Bethune-Hill" Virginia "racial packing" case, but the bottom line is...

BREAKING: Supreme Court, in 6-3 Vote, Upholds Virginia’s Ban on Uranium Mining

See below for another good Supreme Court ruling, again with a somewhat odd breakdown of Justices (6-3, with Roberts, Breyer and Alito dissenting)...this time...

Two Infographics: “Local Races Motivated Voters”; “Standout Precincts”

See below for two interesting graphics, courtesy of VPAP, on last Tuesday's elections turnout. As the Fairfax Dems put it, "it looks like local...

Monday News: “‘We have absolutely no appetite for going to war’ with Iran”; John...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 17.  Tom Cotton pushes for conflict with...

My Failure as a Father.

by Kellen Squire I was born and raised a dumb 'ole Iowa farmboy. It seems like an era so long ago we need carbon dating to...

AG Mark Herring Calls for Decriminalization of Cannabis in Virginia

More excellent work by AG Mark Herring: ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF CANNABIS IN VIRGINIA ~ Herring calls for the decriminalization of possession...

Sunday News: Hong Kong Protests; “Trump inches closer to war with Iran”; “GOP in...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, June 16. Protesters Fill the Streets of Hong Kong...

Video, Photos: Virginia Democratic Blue Commonwealth Gala Dinner

I'm not at the Virginia Democrats Blue Commonwealth Gala, but I'll post the live stream of C-SPAN's video here as soon as it's available...

The Case for Launching Impeachment is Overwhelming

In recent times, a flood of ideas has been pouring into my mind – ideas that swirl around two main propositions: That the case...
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