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FERC: “Mountain Valley is hereby notified that construction activity…must cease immediately”

Innnnteresting...and yet another obstacle in path of this nonsensical, destructive, fracked-gas pipeline boondoggle.

Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers For September 2019 Coming In…

Campaign finance numbers for September 2019 are now coming in. I’ll put up numbers, with the first priority being the most competitive districts, as...

Where Are We Right Now in Terms of Virginia Absentee Ballots? How Does This...

As we've previously discussed, in a Virginia "off-odd" election year such as this one, where there's no statewide or federal race on the ballot,...

Videos: Celebrity Endorsements Pour in for Virginia Democratic Candidates

The celebrity endorsements are pouring in from The Hometown Project for Virginia Democrats - see below for the ones posted so far, with more...

Audio: As Election Day Nears, Panicky Virginia Republicans Head to Hard-Right Talk Radio to...

As November 5th draws closer, and as Virginia Republican panic levels at the prospects of losing power ramp up even further, where else do...

Video: Phil Hernandez for Delegate Campaign Releases Broadcast TV Ad in HD100

From the Phil Hernandez for Virginia House of Delegates (HD100) campaign:  HERNANDEZ CAMPAIGN RELEASES BROADCAST TELEVISION AD IN HD-100 NORFOLK, VA – Phil Hernandez’s campaign for...

Governor Northam Signs Executive Directive to Ensure Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage...

From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Signs Executive Directive to Ensure Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage for All Virginians RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today...

Beverly Harrison: My David & Goliath Rural Virginia Campaign Just Went Off the Hook

by Beverly Harrison I’ve been bucking the system for quite some time now.  Call time made me extremely uncomfortable so I found other ways to...

Video: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Urges Virginians to Vote on 11/5 for Candidates Who Will Ratify...

As Julia Louis-Dreyfus explains: Women don’t have equal rights in the US Constitution? That’s insane! If we can flip just 4 seats in Virginia, we...

Tuesday News: “Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.”; “Fury” Over “Trump’s...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, October 15. Trump hypes China trade deal as new...

Video: Far-Right State Sen. Amanda Chase (R) Demagogues That 11/5 Elections Will Determine “Freedom”...

Far-right Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase (R-SD11) has been busy lately, announcing her intention to run for Governor...in six years, but who's counting? Of...

Video: Fox 5’s Wildly Unfair and Unbalanced Story on Fairfax Schools

Isn't Fox supposedly the "Fair and Balanced" network, the one that claims, "We Report, YOU Decide?" Of course, in reality this is the network...

Video: “But Where is Kathy Byron?” Ad Asks The Question on Every 22nd District...

From the Jennifer Woofter for Delegate (D-HD22) campaign: “But Where is Kathy Byron?” Ad Asks The Question on Every 22nd District Voter’s Mind LYNCHBURG, VA —...

Lying to Protect the President and Attack Women: Virginia Republicans’ Depraved Race to the...

by Kellen Squire Here's an existential question for you: how does a supposedly “pro-life" politico reconcile their support for Donald Trump, given that the Republican...

Monday News: Trump’s “indefensible abandonment of the Kurds”; Putin “relishes US pullback from Syria”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 14. And yes, today should be a celebration...

45, the Domino Effect, and Virginia Elections

by Ailurophile 45 is in free fall and he's going to take a lot of Virginia Republicans down with him. With the Republicans' record on gun...

Far-Right Fairfax School Board Member Unleashes Unhinged Tirade Against “All Manner of Crazy LIES!”

This past week, we broke the story of Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz's bizarre tirade to the “Prince William & Manassas Family...

Mild or Extreme: Mixed Messages from Virginia Republican Candidates Like Paul Milde

by Cindy The Virginia GOP seems to be in a very odd predicament. They have insisted on digging in their heels and clinging to some...

Sunday News: “U.S. forces say Turkey fired artillery near them deliberately”; “In Show of...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, October 13.  Is the World Economy Sliding Into First...

Photos, Video: Virginia Dems Campaign Across the Commonwealth with 23+ Days Until 11/5

See below for some photos and video of Virginia Democrats campaigning across Virginia today, just over 23 days until Election Day. Go Dems! Thank you...

On 11/5, Loudoun County Voters Should Utterly Reject Climate-Science-Denying Trump Republican John Whitbeck

In their debate the other day (see video clip, below), Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall challenged her Trump-loving, right-wing Republican opponent, John Whitbeck,...

SPLC-Designated “Hate Group” Pushes Hard for Ken Cuccinelli as New Secretary of Homeland Security

With the announced resignation of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Politico reports on possible successors. And yep, frighteningly, one of the leading contenders...

Saturday News: Thanks to Trump, “ISIS Rears Its Head”; Marie Yovanovitch “Not F*cking Around”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 12.  ISIS Rears Its Head, Adding to Chaos...

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Grants Stay in Endangered Species Act Case

From the VA Sierra Club: BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Grants Stay in Endangered Species Act Case Permits are Required Before MVP Can Proceed with Construction RICHMOND, VA --...

AG Mark Herring Wins Nationwide Injunction Blocking Trump/Cuccinelli Attack on Legal Immigrants

From AG Mark Herring's office: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING WINS NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION BLOCKING TRUMP/CUCCINELLI ATTACK ON LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ~ AG Herring has blocked the Trump Administration’s plan...

Everytown for Gun Safety Announces Nearly $700k Direct Mail Campaign in 15 GOP-Held Virginia...

From Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund: EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY ACTION FUND ANNOUNCES A NEARLY $700,000 DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN IN 15 REPUBLICAN-HELD VIRGINIA HOUSE...

MPV, LLC to Pay More than $2 Million, Submit to Court-Ordered Compliance and Enhanced,...

From AG Mark Herring's office: MVP, LLC TO PAY MORE THAN $2 MILLION, SUBMIT TO COURT-ORDERED COMPLIANCE AND ENHANCED, INDEPENDENT, THIRD-PARTY ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ~ Landmark consent...

Video: Does Anyone Know What the Hell Far-Right Fairfax School Board Member’s Babbling About...

What on earth is far-right Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz babbling about this time? Check out the audio, below, for her latest...

Flip-A-District Friday: Don Scott (D-HD80); Delegates Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-HD2), Paul Krizek (D-HD44), Luke...

If it's Friday, it must be "Flip-A-District Friday," courtesy of Del. Rip Sullivan's "Project Blue Dominion PAC." This week, the focus is on Del....

Virginia GOP, Former Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA02) Received $$$ from Rudy Giuilani Associates Lev...

Courtesy of Open Secrets (also, h/t to Melissa McKenney for tweeting about this), check out who's gotten money from now-under-arrest Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas...
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