Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Wednesday News: Trump Attacks Greta Thunberg, Who “Just Dropped a Truth Bomb in the...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, January 22. Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in...

Video: Sen. Mark Warner Gives Impeachment Trial Update

Sen. Mark Warner on the impeachment trial - which sadly but predictably, under "Moscow Mitch" McConnell's "leadership" - is a complete farce, so far: "Earlier...

Video: Virginia State Senate Committee Kills Two Bills Limiting Campaign Contributions, Including by Dominion...

So, here's the deal: while it's great in many ways that Democrats are in charge of the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates,...

Open Letter to the Virginia House Privileges & Elections Committee on the Redistricting Amendment

by Diana Smith (HD 36) - very tired campaigner for progressive values in Virginia Dear members of the Virginia House Committee on Elections and Privileges: The...

Video: Under Democratic Control, Virginia State Senate Churns Out Progressive Legislation

Yes, elections really do have consequences - see below for what's happened already this afternoon in the Virginia State Senate, now under Democratic control...

New Poll: Virginians Want to Fix “Surprise Billing,” Want to Keep Virginia’s Certificate of...

From the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA):

After Large Gun Rally, Democrats Plan to Move Forward with Gun Control Measures 

by Brandon Jarvis Capitol Police estimated that 22,000 people attended a rally on Monday that was hosted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) yesterday...

It is Time to Take on Predatory Lending in Virginia

Leonard A. Bennett, Newport News; Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C., VSB Pro Bono Law Firm of the year, 2019 Virginia’s consumer protection laws are amongst the weakest...

Tuesday News: Greta Thunberg in Davos; Sham Trump Trial Run by #MidnightMoscowMitch About to...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 21. 4 people dead and almost 300 infected...

MLK Day: A Trip to Richmond with Our Gun-Toting Fellow Citizens.

by Michael Beer I went down to Richmond today, MLK Day, to lobby and counter the gun rally. At 8 am, I left Arlington in...

Video: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, Virginia Energy Policy Edition

As you can see from the following video of a vote in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee earlier today, politics in general - and...

And Finally, Energy Efficiency and Storage Bills

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA There video online of what appears to be part of the runup to Beschler’s...

Tweets, Photos, Video From Richmond This Morning

Some tweets, photos, video, etc. from Richmond this morning. Stay safe, everybody! Here's what I know about the mask arrest so far.Video strongly suggests Beschler...

Video: Qasim Rashid (D) Announces Candidacy in VA-01, Currently Misrepresented by the Godawful Rep....

Among the many Democrats running for Virginia General Assembly in 2019, there were several who were great candidates, but didn't win because they ran...

MLK, Jr. Day News: “We can’t give up on King’s Promised Land”; “Trump Lawyers...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. China to...

Final 2019 Data Show Enormous Amounts of $$$ Poured In to Virginia General Assembly...

According to data compiled by VPAP, there was a ton of money raised and spent during 2019 for Virginia State Senate and House of...

The Virginia Bill Roundup Continues: Climate, Energy Transition, and Other Utility Regulation

by Ivy Main, cross-posted from Power for the People VA If you need evidence that Virginia legislators finally recognize global warming as a crisis, you...

Elizabeth Warren is a Working Class Champion Virginians Can Be Proud Of

by Benjamin Litchfield, Stafford County Democratic Committee Chair writing in his personal capacity I grew up in a trailer park in a working-class community.  When...

Bills Listed as “Failed” Might Not Really Have “Failed,” But Some Really Have –...

The Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS) is a great resource, and I encourage everyone to check it out regularly for the status of (thousands...

Richmond and the Barney Fife of Public Safety

by Dan Sullivan If past is prelude, Governor Northam will head out on vacation with his family to the Eastern Shore, and Brian Moran will...

Sunday News: “Framers’ Worst Nightmare”; “Overwhelming” Evidence Against Trump; “No Case Has Been Stronger”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, January 19. In Australia, fires heat up environmental movement...

Republican Delegate Suggests Virginia Give Arlington, Alexandria, Other Areas Inside the Beltway to D.C.

In fairness, Del. Dave LaRock (R-HD33; parts of Loudoun/Frederick/Clarke Counties) is one of the craziest and most far-right members of the Virginia General Assembly,...

Audio: On Gene Rossi Show, Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell Comments on “Devin Nunes’ Cow”...

See below for audio of State Sen. Scott Surovell this morning on the Gene Rossi Show, discussing: 1) the ridiculous defamation lawsuit by Rep....

Audio: On Gene Rossi Show, Political Gurus Matt Rogers, Chaz Nuttycombe Predict 2020 Presidential...

Very interesting Gene Rossi Show today, with a great lineup of guests and lots to talk about. Two of those guests were political gurus...

Saturday News: “When Trump’s Thugs Turn on Him”; “Parnas spins wild tales of Trumpian...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, January 18. US troops were injured in Iran missile...

Supreme Court of Virginia Denies Petition

Short note from AG Mark Herring's office: The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied the petition and Governor Northam’s firearm ban on Capitol Square remains...

Three Steps Toward Making Private Health Coverage More Affordable

by The Commonwealth Institute The cost of health care coverage is a growing concern, especially for individuals and families who access health insurance through the...

Video: House Dems Fire Back After Minority Leader Todd Gilbert (Far-Right R) Criticizes Them...

See below for video from this morning's Virginia House of Delegates session, during which Minority Leader Del. Todd Gilbert (Far-Right Republican) criticized House Democrats...

AG Mark Herring Response to Appeal in Executive Order Lawsuit

From Attorney General Mark Herring's office: Attorney General Herring has filed the following brief this morning in the Supreme Court of Virginia asking it to...

Some Lobby/Advocacy Efforts This Coming Monday, MLK Day 2020, in Richmond

by Michael Beer Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is your chance to honor MLK's legacy and to accomplish something important. You can go to Richmond...
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