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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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54 Virginia Organizations Call on Gov. Northam to Visit “Miracle Ridge,” Pristine Forest in...

From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN): Fifty-four Virginia Organizations Call on Gov. Northam to Visit “Miracle Ridge,” Pristine Forest in Path of Atlantic Coast...

Democratic Party of Virginia Sues State Board of Elections to Stop Voter Petition Fraud...

From attorney @marceelias - "BREAKING: GOP Congressman Taylor's staff/operatives collected forged signatures to help an independent candidate who is under federal indictment get on the ballot...

Tuesday News: Trump’s “Incredibly Dangerous” Moves vs. Turkey; Strzok Firing Sets “Dangerous Precedent”; “Welcome...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 14. Turkey’s currency plunge fans fears of new...

ICYMI: Congressman Scott Taylor Drops Out of Only Scheduled Debate Amid Scandal

From the Elaine Luria for Congress campaign about the pathetic frat-boy-slash-sad-excuse-for-a-Congressman Scott Taylor. On November 6, can VA-02 voters PLEASE replace this putz? ICYMI: Congressman...

Northam’s Energy Plan: Blueprint for Action or Destined for Dusty Shelf?

by Ivy Main, cross-posted from Power for the People VA Forget “all of the above.” Under Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia’s next Energy Plan will emphasize...

Ralph Northam/Brian Moran Report Claims No “evidence to support allegations of abuse or neglect”...

The following is from the Northam administration; I'm posting it for two reasons: 1) it's newsworthy; 2) I find it EXTREMELY hard to believe,...

Video: After a Career of Demagoguery, Nastiness and Stoking Racial/Ethnic Divisions, Corey Stewart Vows...

Getting absolutely crushed in the polls, it seems that Corey Stewart's vow - repeated over and over and over again - to run a...

Video: Gene Rossi on #MorningJoe Says He Believes Judge Ellis “Now Gets This Case”

Long-time federal prosecutor and 2017 Virginia Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Gene Rossi was on "Morning Joe" this morning to discuss the Paul Manafort trial....

Extremist Comstock’s Extreme Spamming

Residents of Virginia's 10th District  faced a spamming event from Barbara Comstock's office last week. Message after message after message as Comstock('s team) suddenly discovered...

House Democratic Leader Renews Call for Redistricting in Letter to Speaker

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: House Democratic Leader Renews Call for Redistricting in Letter to Speaker Second letter sent to Cox requesting special session follows new...

Nancy Pelosi is Great. Here’s Why She Should Be Replaced.

Granted, the first job is to win control of the House. Granted, chickens should not be counted before they're hatched. But despite both those...

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06)’s Son Bobby Deserves His Own Blog Post for Maxing Out...

This is awesome; proves that not everyone in the Goodlatte family is BADlatte. Seriously, though, go Bobby Goodlatte! 🙂 P.S. For JRR Tolkien/Lord of the...

Monday News: White Supremacist March Massively Outnumbered #FAIL; “Inside Omarosa’s reign of terror”; Sacha...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, August 13.  Turkish lira crisis: central bank action fails...

Gerrymander on Your Own Dime

By Jim McCarthy and Michael Fruitman, cross posted from Vox Fairfax On March 1, 2017, SCOTUS remanded Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections back to the...

I Refused to Shake Corey Stewart’s Hand. The Picture of Him Standing Beside Jason...

by VA-06 Democratic nominee Jennifer Lewis I stood in front of the library on Market Street on August 12, 2017, as the Nazis marched towards...

Video, Photos from Vienna Metro of Neo-Nazis, Private Neo-Nazi Metro Car, etc.

See below for video and photos of the scene today at the Vienna Metro stop on the Orange Line in Fairfax County. Also see...

Video: VA-02 #Petitiongate Story Update – “address on Shaun Brown’s petitions is not a...

UPDATE Monday AM - Yet MORE on "Petitiongate" from Lindsey Terry... #petitiongate For two people who claim they didn’t work together this sure does look odd....

Video: Terry McAuliffe Says Democratic Politicians “Should NOT Be Talking About 2020,” Need to...

A few things jumped out at me from this interview: 1) Terry McAuliffe said that with Trump in the White House, white supremacists and...

Video: Corey Stewart Dodges Al Sharpton’s Questions, Falsely Claims Nobody Cares What Happened 150...

Check out the following exchange this morning with Al Sharpton, in which neo-Confederate Corey Stewart - Virginia's shame - repeatedly minimizes and/or dismisses the...

Sunday News: NASA Launches First Mission to “Touch” the Sun; “Why Can’t Trump Just...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, August 12.  Trump’s Moves Aggravate Turkey’s Currency Crisis U.S....

BREAKING: Late Friday Night, FERC’s Trump Appointees Reject Rehearing Request for ACP on 2-1...

See below for more pipelines action from last night - the favorite time, apparently, for FERC to announce decisions regarding the Atlantic Coast and/or...

Republicans Telling Republicans: “This Year, Nation Ahead of Party”

This is the second half of a piece of which the first half --  "A 'Vote Democratic to Save Our Democracy' Tour (by Prominent,...

Of Kaine and Corey

It’s no secret that I’ve been an outspoken critic of Corey Stewart for a long time. Upon learning about him and his history in...

Saturday News: SeaTac Stolen Plane; 1 Year After Neo-Nazis Came to Charlottesville; “Hell hath...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, August 11. U.S. Feud With Turkey Rattles Global Economies...

BREAKING: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues “Stop Work Order” on “All Portions” of the...

Why does significant news - bad or good - regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline and/or Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) always seem to come on...

Introducing…{drumroll}…The 2018 Canvassing Caravan!

by Cindy Last year, I gained a bit of a reputation for canvassing all over the state of Virginia on behalf of candidates running for...

Video: “Morning Joe” Rips “Tough Southern Boy” “Poseur” Corey Stewart; People Like Him Are...

Check out the following video of "Morning Joe" ripping the pathetic "poseur," neo-Confederate Corey Stewart. As Joe Scarborough says, " are always the worst...'hey,...

Eating Your Own: Trump Loving Fossil Fuel Union Attacks Democrats, Other Unions, Environmentalists and...

by Jon Sokolow On July 26, an impressive group of Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly wrote a letter to Governor Northam opposing the...

Here’s How Progressives Can Run – And Win – In Every District. I Say...

by Kellen Squire Recently, there was an article on Daily Kos titled: "Obama Was Never Part Of The Problem, And Democratic-Socialists Cannot Win Everywhere." It...

Year After Deadly Charlottesville Rally, Warner & Kaine Press DOJ for Updates on Combating...

From Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner: ONE YEAR AFTER DEADLY CHARLOTTESVILLE RALLY, WARNER & KAINE PRESS DOJ FOR UPDATES ON COMBATING RACIAL HATE ~ Letter presses...
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