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Monday News: “Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 15. Also note, I'm scheduled for open-heart surgery...

Sunday News: “‘Hanging by a thread’: Nations strike climate deal but crisis looms”; “‘Terrifying...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 14. 'Hanging by a thread': Nations strike climate...

Friday Night Update from the ER in Arlington, VA: “the handful of cases that...

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Thanks as always to Dr. Mike Silverman, Chair of the epartment of Emergency medicine at Virginia Hospital Center, for these helpful updates! Friday Night Update from...

Saturday News: “Global Climate Talks Inch Closer to Final Deal”; “Steve Bannon F*cked Around...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 13. Jesus Christ on a triscuit. pic.twitter.com/ss4py9Mrg5 — Amanda Guinzburg...

Statistical Analysis by Data Scientist Lenny Bronner of the WaPo: “It looks like what...

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Interesting statistical analysis by data scientist Lenny Bronner ("Elections, statistics and natural language processing @washingtonpost"), which concludes that: "onventional wisdom was that it was McAuliffe's...

Governor Northam Announces 83 Percent of Adults Have Been Vaccinated, 75 Percent Are Fully...

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From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Announces 83 Percent of Adults Have Been Vaccinated, 75 Percent Are Fully Vaccinated ~ 12 million doses have been...

BREAKING: Virginia Supreme Court Disqualifies One VA GOP Redistricting “Special Master” Nominee, Also “Has...

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On November 8th, the Virginia Senate Democrats called foul on the VA GOP's nominees for redistricting "special masters," with Sen. Scott Surovell commenting at...

Friday News: “Climate summit in final stretch with 1.5C goal at risk”; “Biden appointing...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, November 12. COP26 draft deal treads fine line to...

Virginia Voter Turnout Maps by Precinct Show VERY High Turnout in “Reddest” Precincts, “Meh”...

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See below for some maps, by VPAP, of November 2021 turnout by precinct. A few things that jump out at me include: In the...

Video: Glenn Youngkin Falsely Claims That “There’s Real Confusion” About Whether a “17 Year...

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Spoiler: the voting age in the United States has been 18 since 1970, and it's really not confusing, unless you're trying REALLY hard to...

Thursday (11/11) Virginia Data on COVID-19: 1-Day New Cases +1,588; 10-Day New Cases +13,372;...

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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...

Thursday News: “Surprise U.S.-China deal spurs hopes for UN climate talks”; “Trump is losing...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 11. Thanks to all veterans for their service...

Right-Wing Extremism Already on the Rise in Virginia After Glenn Youngkin’s Election

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From the DPVA: Right-Wing Extremism Already on the Rise in Virginia After Glenn Youngkin’s Election   Richmond, VA — Barely a week has passed since the election and...

VA02 and VA10 GOP Candidates (Jen Kiggans and Jeanine Lawson) Endorsed by Far-Right Rep....

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The following endorsements, by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R), really tell us a GREAT deal - nothing good! - about VA02 Republican candidate, State Sen....

Video: Spotsylvania School Board Republicans “are literally urging the burning of books in school...

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Seriously, is this more "The Handmaid's Tale," "Fahrenheit 451," "1984," or what? Ugh. By the way, note what really set these School Board members...

Wednesday (11/10) Virginia Data on COVID-19: 1-Day New Cases +1,407; 10-Day New Cases +15,012;...

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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...

Wednesday News: “Draft of U.N. Climate Accord Calls for Tougher Action”; “Judge Rejects Trump’s...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 10. Draft of U.N. Climate Accord Calls for...

10 Thoughts, Questions and Hypotheticals From the 2021 VA Elections

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I really haven't been in the mood to do a full-fledged "Winners and Losers" list this year (in short, Virginia lost big time; a...

McAuliffe Campaign Post-Election Memo: Dems Saw “Historic” Turnout, But Youngkin Capitalized on “the Democratic...

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See below for a memo from the McAuliffe for Governor campaign from this past Friday, re: "Election Results Analysis." Key points include: "While we...

Tuesday (11/9) Virginia Data on COVID-19: 1-Day New Cases +1,448; 10-Day New Cases +13,605;...

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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...

Video: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) Says DoJ, Courts Are Taking Too Long; It’s Time...

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Like many of us, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) is baffled and unhappy that, with regard to the 1/6 insurrectionists and coup plotters, "the Justice...

Tuesday News: “Pressure is on for Garland to set an example with Bannon”; ”...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 9. Climate is the ‘biggest single opportunity’ the...

Appreciation Thread for VA House Democrats’ Classes of 2017 and 2019

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There are so many accomplishments by the VA House Democrats' Classes of 2017 and 2019, it's hard to know where to start! Just incredible,...

Virginia Senate Democrats Call Foul on GOP Special Master Nominees

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The following statement is from the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus, which of course was largely responsible (along with Senate and House Republicans, plus a...

Monday (11/8) Virginia Data on COVID-19: 3-Day New Cases +3,386; 10-Day New Cases +12,157;...

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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: “Countries’ climate pledges built on flawed data”; Obama to Speak at COP26,...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 8. COP26 talks wade into climate finance as...

Maps of VA Elections From 2001 to 2021 Show Democratic Collapse in Rural Areas....

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Not surprisingly, there's been a lot of talk since last Tuesday's Virginia election about things that went wrong for Democrats, what could be done...

Video: On “Face the Nation,” Sen. Tim Kaine Says “Congressional Democrats Blew the Timing”...

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See below for video and highlights from Sen. Tim Kaine's appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation" this morning: Sen. Kaine: "...the president got the infrastructure...

Video: On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mark Warner Says Terry McAuliffe “Absolutely”...

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From Sen. Mark Warner's office:  SEN. MARK R. WARNER ON CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: PASSAGE OF HISTORIC INFRASTRUCTURE BILL “LONG OVERDUE” WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA),...

Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn Thanks Democratic Delegates Who “unfortunately will not be returning in January”

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Excellent thread by Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn: Our Democratic majority has accomplished so much for Virginians over the last 2 years, and our Commonwealth is much...