Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni to Hold Panel Discussion on Combatting Racism and...

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From Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, the following looks like an event that's well worth checking out on the important topic of combatting...

State Corporation Commission Rejects Appalachian Power’s Request to Increase Customer Bills

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Interesting news, courtesy of Clean Virginia: BREAKING: State Corporation Commission Rejects Appalachian Power’s Request to Increase Customer Bills Ruling demonstrates urgent need for legislative reform in...

Video, Text of President-Elect Biden’s National Security & Foreign Policy Nominees & Appointees Remarks

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After four years of incompetence, nepotism, corruption, extremism, etc., it's so refreshing to see President-elect Joe Biden put together a cabinet filled with superbly...

Criticized By Virginia Republicans For Her “Blatant Racism,” Sen. Amanda Chase (R) Lashes Out:...

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Increasingly, Virginia Republicans appear unwilling to sit back and let State Sen. Amanda Chase (R) cruise to their party's gubernatorial nomination in 2021. In...

AG Mark Herring Joins Multistate Coalition Challenging Trump Administration’s Assault on Clean Water Act...

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From AG Mark Herring's office: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING CONTINUES FIGHT TO PROTECT CLEAN WATER ACT ~ Herring joins coalition in filing a motion for summary judgment...

Tuesday (11/24): Virginia New COVID-19 Cases Hit Record 2-Day, 3-Day, 10-Day Highs

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Lazy NY Times Reporting on 2021 VA Gov Race Erases Women of Color, Democrats...

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by Cindy Today’s New York Times article “Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy” offers the following lazy, mindless thesis: just...

Study of “Teaching and Learning During the COVID 19 Pandemic” Finds “Widening Gap” in...

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The Fairfax County Public Schools system is out with a new study, looking at "TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC," and the...

Here’s a Quick Primer on Virginia’s 2021 “Redistricting Mad Dash”

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Here at Blue Virginia, we strongly opposed passage of the redistricting amendment, as did almost all Virginia House Democrats. But...it passed, by a wide...

Virginia Republicans Rip “Outlandish Statements, Public Disinformation, Blatant Racism…Inability to Legislate” of…Nope, Not Trump!...

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UPDATE 11/24: Amanda Chase hits back...exactly as you'd expect her to, with a bunch of blather and more lies. So basically, when Virginia Republicans are...

Tuesday News: “John Kerry’s Appointment as Climate Envoy Shows the World We’re Back in...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 24. Covid-19 Shutdowns Were Just a Blip in...

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) to @GSAEmily: “We cannot wait yet another week to obtain...

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UPDATED 6:20 pm: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) and his House colleagues respond to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy's continued refusal to do her job and to...

President-Elect Biden Announces Members of WH Senior Staff, Key Members of Foreign Policy &...

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High-quality, very well-qualified choices by President-elect Joe Biden. This administration is going to be SO much more competent than the current one, it's mind-boggling. FOR...

Graphs: Virginia COVID-19 Deaths as a % of Cases Has Been Cut in Half...

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No question, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been spiking in Virginia in recent weeks, with today's statistics showing record 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day,...

Monday (11/23): Virginia New COVID-19 Cases Hit Record 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, 10-Day Highs

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Monday News: “Astra-Oxford Vaccine Prevents Average of 70% of Covid Cases”; “Biden Chooses Antony...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 23. This Year’s Emissions Drop Is a ‘Tiny...

Audio: 2017 Dem LG Candidate Gene Rossi Interviews 2021 Dem LG Candidate Del. Hala...

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See below for audio of yesterday's interview by 2017 Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Gene Rossi of 2021 Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Del. Hala Ayala....

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11): @GSAEmily “may be a federal employee, but she’s…no public servant”

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Good thread from Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) about GSA administrator Emily Murphy being a "Trump loyalist, through and through," and not "some kind of...

Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall Sends Letter to Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney re: Trump Supporter...

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See below, as Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall shows strong leadership in response to the following crap. In response, Chair Randall sent a...

Sunday (11/22) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +2,117 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 217,796), +29 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Sunday News: “As World Leaders Meet to Talk Pandemic, Trump Checks Out and Hits...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 22. It’s time for Trump’s ‘favorite dictator’ to...

VA Sen. Amanda Chase Falsely Claims Virginia Dem Party “racist to its core,” “they...

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I tweeted this out early today, but in case you missed it...this is the leading candidate right now for the 2021 Virginia GOP gubernatorial...

Video, Highlights: Moody’s Analytics Briefs Virginia Appropriators on Revenues, Costs, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, “Nailing...

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See below for video and a few highlights (including from the invaluable VAPLAN) from Thursday's Virginia Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee Annual Meeting. P.S. Also,...

75+ of the Best New Bills – and Bills “Carried Over” from 2020 –...

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According to VPAP: "This week, 10 new bills were filed for the 2021 session of the General Assembly. An additional 385 were carried...

Saturday (11/21) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +2,348 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 215,679), +103 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Report: 40% of Virginia Hospitals Expected to See Staff Shortages Next Week

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This morning, NPR reported some very troubling news: More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are "critically" short on staff, according to numbers released...

Saturday News: COVID-19 Spread “now ‘faster’ and ‘broader’ than ever”; “Biden’s victory widens as...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 21. Another Feature of the Climate Crisis Is...

Profiles in Dishonesty: Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA01) Cites 13 Bills That Passed House as...

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This is almost beyond parody, except that it's a U.S. House Republican, namely Rob Wittman (R-VA01), so we've come to expect massive dishonesty from...

UVA COVID-19 Model Pre-Thanksgiving Update: “1 in 10 gatherings of 10 people will include...

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The latest update of the UVA COVID-19 model is out, and it's not great. Happy Thanksgiving? Hmmm... "Cases are surging nationally. More than 1...
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