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Virginia General Assembly 2024 Session Enters Its Final Week…Likely with Budget Not Completed

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by Cindy, cross-posted from VAPLAN The final week of (regular) session is ahead. It’s pretty apparent that the budget negotiations will not be completed before...

Sunday News: “Biden to hostage-ceasefire negotiators: Get me a deal”; Trump in Unhinged/Falsehood-Filled Richmond...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, March 3. United Nations Official Says State Repression...

ICYMI: Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA04), Reproductive Care Advocates Slam Trump Ahead of Rally in...

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From the DNC: ICYMI: Rep. McClellan, Reproductive Care Advocates Slam Trump Ahead of Rally in Richmond Today, the DNC hosted a press conference with Biden-Harris National...

VA House Dems on Trump Rally in Richmond: “House Democrats Reject MAGA Extremism; VA...

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From the VA House Democratic Caucus: Virginia House Democratic Caucus Statement on Trump Rally in Richmond  House Democrats Reject MAGA Extremism; VA GOP Welcomes It RICHMOND, VA...

Video: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) Talks About Leading Prayer for Alexei Navalny, the GOP...

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Great job by Katherine White of NetworkNOVA interviewing Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) yesterday See below for video, as well as a few highlights, including: ...

Ahead of Super Tuesday, DNC Mobile Billboard Campaign in Richmond Calls Out Trump’s Plan...

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From the DNC: As Donald Trump heads to North Carolina and Virginia, the DNC is deploying a mobile billboard campaign in both states to remind...

Saturday News: “The Real Reason Trump Loves Putin”; “Biden announces U.S. will airdrop food...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, March 2. New Research Shows Emissions From Cars...

Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA02) Signs Onto “Pro-IVF” Measure That Does Nothing To…*Checks Notes*…Protect IVF

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From the DCCC: Jen Kiggans Signs Onto “Pro-IVF” Measure That Does Nothing To…*Checks Notes*...Protect IVF In her latest move to hide her record of threatening access...

Video: VA State Sen. Ghazala Hashmi Discusses Her “Right to Contraception Act” on MSNBC...

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Good stuff by VA State Senator Ghazala Hashmi: ICYMI: Senator Ghazala Hashmi Discusses the Right to Contraception Act on MSNBC as the Bill Heads to...

With Virginia’s Presidential Primaries on Tuesday, Roanoke College Poll Finds Trump Leading Haley by...

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A new poll from Roanoke College is out this morning, and it has a few interesting findings (although, of course, the usual caveats to...

Biden-Harris 2024 Response to Another Trump “Interview” on Fox

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From the Biden-Harris campaign: Biden-Harris 2024 Response to Another Trump “Interview” on Fox In response to yet another hard-hitting “interview” by Sean Hannity of Donald...

Friday News: “Supreme Court aids and abets Trump’s bid for delay”; Yes, Trump’s a...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, March 1. El Niño forecast to drive record...

Video: Sen. Mark Warner Urges Speaker Mike Johnson to Stand Up to “small group...

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Sen. Mark Warner's media availability this afternoon covered a lot of ground. See below for video and highlights, including: "First, we continue to see...

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Statement on Vote to Prevent Government Shutdown, Protect Virginia’s Economy

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As Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) says in her statement, below, regarding the US House's vote this afternoon to do its basic job and keep...

Long-Overdue Legislation Finally Allowing Farmworkers to Receive Minimum Wage Passes Virginia General Assembly

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Great work by first-term Virginia Delegate Adele McClure (D-Arlington). Note that Republicans (disgracefully) all voted *against* this important, essential legislation. Now we'll see what...

Thursday News: “Ukraine Sees Risk of Russia Breaking Through Defenses by Summer”; SCOTUS Decision...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 29 - Leap Day, 2024! The False...

VA State Sen. Aaron Rouse’s Legislation Creating a Retail Marijuana Market in Virginia passes...

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From VA State Senator Aaron Rouse's office: Senator Aaron Rouse’s Legislation Creating a Retail Marijuana Market in Virginia passes House, Senate, heads to Governor’s Desk 28...

VA GOP US Senate Candidates Hung Cao And Scott Parkinson Do Not Support IVF...

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From DPVA: Cao And Parkinson Do Not Support IVF Protections, Would Rip Away Reproductive Freedom From Virginians  Richmond, VA – As the U.S. Senate is set to vote on...

Virginia House and Senate Pass Assault Weapons Ban

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From Progress VA: House and Senate Pass Assault Weapons Ban Richmond, Virginia—Families who have lost loved ones to gun violence celebrated today as the House passed...

In VA02, Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal Secures Major Endorsement from House Democratic Leader Hakeem...

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Big endorsement for Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal in the key, competitive (Joe Biden won it 50%-48% in 2020), VA02 (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, etc.)....

Wednesday News: “Former Australian PM: Trump acts like 12-year-old boy around Putin”; “Republican Demands...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 28. Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: “When...

In Wake of Alabama State Supreme Court Ruling, Sen. Mark Warner Sponsors Bill Protecting...

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From Sen. Mark Warner's office: WARNER SPONSORS FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT RIGHT TO ACCESS IVF  ~ In the wake of Alabama State Supreme Court ruling, Warner...

Blue Virginia Interview with Officer Michael Fanone, an American Hero Severely Injured on 1/6/21,...

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This afternoon, I had the privilege of speaking with Officer Michael Fanone, a true American hero who, on January 6, 2021, "was assaulted by...

Virginia General Assembly Passes Two Crucial Reproductive Freedom Bills: Contraceptive Equity Act and Protect...

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Good news from REPRO Rising Virginia, although it's questionable whether or not Youngkin will sign these bills - or any other bills safeguarding reproductive...

Tuesday News: “Biden says he hopes there will be a ceasefire in Gaza by...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, February 27.  New Research from Antarctica Affirms The...

[UPDATE: Video added] Progress VA: “Lt. Governor Winsome Sears Misgenders Senator, Offers Non-Apology Apology”

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UPDATE: Video added of Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears' disgraceful misgendering of Sen. Danica Roem (D-Prince William), followed by the Senate taking a recess, and...

In Wake of Alabama Supreme Court Ruling, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Supports “Access to...

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From Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07)'s office: In Wake of Alabama Supreme Court Ruling, Spanberger Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Protect Access to IVF Congresswoman: “This Ruling...

A Tribute to Bill Limpert: Virginia Tree Protector and Pipeline Fighter

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By Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network The first time I met Bill Limpert he was 71 years old and standing...

Monday News: “Russia’s 2024 election interference has already begun”; “Ex-Trump officials plot out sweeping...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 26. Russia looms over yet another Trump...

Donald Trump Had a Really Bad Week

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From the Biden-Harris campaign: Donald Trump Had a Really Bad Week Donald Trump and his campaign had a terrible week and can expect more weeks like...