Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Jen Kiggans Was Hard Right (“Infanticide!” “Socialism!”) During the SD7 GOP Primary, Now Pretends...

Traditionally (or at least pre-Trump), during party primaries, Republican candidates have tended to move to their hard-right (while Democratic candidates have tended to move...

Governor Northam Signs Executive Order Establishing Virginia STEM Education Commission 

From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Signs Executive Order Establishing Virginia STEM Education Commission  RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Thirty-Six, establishing the Virginia...

The Beauty that Comes From Needs Being Met

This piece is running as an op/ed in my red congressional district (VA-06). Wholeness begets Wholeness. In a previous piece, "When Evil Arises Among a People,"...

SCARY and EXTREME Republicans Taking Over Loudoun?

by Al Nevarez Since Loudoun voters purged the only politician in the country running an SPLC certified hate group, Loudoun Republicans have been trying to...

Ineffective Rob Wittman Lacks the Moral Courage and Integrity to be Our Congressman

From the Vangie Williams for Congress (VA-01) campaign: Ineffective Rob Wittman Lacks the Moral Courage and Integrity to be Our Congressman For the last two days...

Dominion’s Plans to Tackle Global Warming Are Mostly Hot Air

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA My readers will be shocked, shocked to learn that contrary to Dominion Energy’s propaganda, the company...

Wednesday News: “Earth just had its hottest June on record, on track for warmest...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 17.  Earth just had its hottest June on...

Photos, Video: Excavator for Mountain Valley Pipeline Topples Over, Spills Fluids on Organic Farm

The following information, photos and video are courtesy of Preserve Floyd and Blackberry Springs Farm owner Neal LaFerriere. "In Summer's County WV, the ...

BREAKING: 18 Virginia State Legislators Demand that FERC Issue “Stop-Work” Order, Suspend Certificate of...

Well this is certainly interesting: "A collection of 18 Virginia state lawmakers pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today to stop the progress of the...

Virginia GOP Fundraising: Badly Beaten & On the Brink

From the DLCC: Virginia GOP Fundraising: Badly Beaten & on the Brink The Virginia Republican Party is worth less than a 20-year-old Toyota Camry WASHINGTON – Virginian’s midyear...

Virginia Mid-Year Fundraising Numbers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

With mid-year Virginia candidates' fundraising numbers now in the books, it's time to look at the good, the bad and the ugly...from a Democratic...

Loudoun County Republicans Switch Ashburn District Supervisor Candidate with Right-Wing Extremist

From the Loudoun County Democratic Committee: Republicans Switch Ashburn District Supervisor Candidate with Right-Wing Extremist Leesburg, VA, July 16, 2019- The Loudoun County Republican Committee has...

As the 2020 Campaign Heats Up, Let’s Focus Presidential Campaign Energy on Virginia 2019!

by former Arlington County Democratic Committee Chair Kip Malinosky The 2020 presidential campaign is here: debates, faux controversies, fundraising numbers and grassroots organizing! Democrats are...

Building Public Support Before Impeaching Was Once a Legitimate Strategy. No More.

I began a recent piece here with the words: "Unhappily, with each passing week, I become more convinced that if the Democrats in Congress continue...

Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers for June 2019 Coming In… [UPDATED 7/16]

Campaign finance numbers for June are now coming in. I'll put up numbers as I see them; will add more information as I have...

Tuesday News: “Trump’s America Is a ‘White Man’s Country’”; Racism Is “At the Core...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, July 16.  Climate change is worsening wildfires, new study...

New Campaign Finance Numbers Lead to Several Changes in Virginia House of Delegates, State...

UPDATE 7/16: With a bunch more campaign finance numbers in, Chaz has made a few updates. See below... See below for a few ratings changes...

Virginia Republicans’ Pre-Existing Condition: Opposition to Health Care Expansion

From the DLCC: Virginia Republicans’ Pre-Existing Condition: Opposition to Health Care Expansion The GOP General Assembly has no plan to protect health care if the ACA...

Why Did Virginia Republicans Run Away from Special Session on Guns? Thanks to Amanda...

State Sen. Amanda "It's those who are naive and unprepared that end up raped "Chase (R) may be a far-right extremist, but at least...

Have Fun With the “Civil War.” I’m All In for Whoever Wins.

by Kellen Squire Listen- I know it's early. A little under six months until the Presidential primaries are underway; a full year until the Democratic...

10 Activists Block Entrance to Mountain Valley Pipeline Work Site in Montgomery County, VA

The following update is from Appalachians Against Pipelines, about an hour ago. I'm all for non-violent civil disobedience, by the way, particularly when the...

Video: Republican Finally (Sort Of) Comments on Trump’s Racist Tweet; Ken Cuccinelli Dodges, Lies,...

Hat tip to Josh Israel of ThinkProgress on this one: "Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was asked during an interview...

Monday News: “Raging,” “Straight-up racist” Trump “Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire”; GOP...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 15. ‘Straight-up racist’: CNN correctly labels Trump’s Sunday Twitter...

Virginia, National Democrats React to Trump’s Outrageously Racist, Un-American Comments

The Racist-in-Chief strikes again, in one of his most disgusting, blatant racist displays. See below for the Racist-in-Chief's tweets, followed by responses from Virginia...

Virginia’s Alex Acosta: Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R) Wants “Grace and Redemption” for...

By Aleurophile; an earlier version of this was published on Daily Kos Senate Majority leader Tommy Norment (R), leads the pack among Virginia state legislators...

Why Trump’s Impeachment Is So Much More Necessary Than Nixon’s

Unhappily, with each passing week, I become more convinced that if the Democrats in Congress continue on their current path in dealing with the...

Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli Will NOT Guarantee that Children...

Ken "the Cooch" Cuccinelli (R-of course) was heinous as a Virginia State Senator, even more heinous as Virginia Attorney General, and possibly most heinous...

Neo-Confederate Corey’s Recent Facebook Posts Highlight Cult-of-Trump’s Dark Obsessions

Having followed Corey Stewart's not-so-illustrious career for over a decade, I'd argue that he's  always been virulently anti-immigrant, but that he only went all-out...

Sunday News: Trump Killed Iran Nuclear Deal Because…Obama; “Climate Change Fuels Wetter Storms —...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 14. WE’RE BACK, BABY!!! #BLACKOUT pic.twitter.com/9KySiRQf4m — Jason Mante (@jasonmante)...

UPDATE: VA Capitol Police Officer Who Forced African-American Child to Stand During Pledge of...

See below for an update this morning by Monica Hutchinson regarding this story, in which a Virginia Capitol Police Officer physically compelled Hutchinson's son...
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