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Thursday News: “First They Came For…”; “Skinny”=Stupid; Yep, Eric Can’tor Was as Slick/Slimy as We Thought He Was


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 27.

  • Rep. Don Beyer on so-called “skinny” repeal – potential “death spiral”


  • Video: Samantha Bee – The Mooch Will Set Trump Free


    • Quizzical

      The hubris is strong in this one.

  • Today, Congressman McEachin spoke at the Green 2.0 Briefing, as a co-chair of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice task force:

    “I was very pleased to have the opportunity, with my co-chairs of United for Climate and Environmental Justice task force, to give remarks at the Green 2.0 briefing. Addressing climate change, making sure we leave the earth healthier and cleaner for our children and grandchildren is my key priority. Unfortunately, many negative climate effects disproportionately impact minority, low-income and rural communities. To help remedy this reality, the environmental organizations and advocacy groups need to reflect the diverse communities they are working to assist.

    “I am happy to have had the opportunity to speak to Green 2.0 to raise this issue and particularly to look around the room and see such a diverse, youthful and enthusiastic audience. I am confident that we can address the myriad of concerns we have before us.”

  • Video: ‘Holy Hell To Pay’ If Jeff Sessions Is Fired; going after Mueller could be “beginning of the end of the Trump presidency”


  • Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following final passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act or “security minibus”:

    “This bill invests in bad ideas and cuts funding for essential protections. It seeks to spend $1.6 billion on President Trump’s divisive and unnecessary border wall – funding that would come not from Mexico, but from American taxpayers’ pockets. The bill recklessly makes brutal, shortsighted cuts to clean energy and advanced energy research; provides for the rollback of water quality rules that are essential to protecting public health; and makes America less secure. This unacceptable legislation would lead to a massively irresponsible – and completely avoidable – defense sequester.

    “I am deeply disappointed that my Republican colleagues have chosen such a reckless path to appropriate funds. Building an economy that works for all Americans requires hard work. I am ready and willing to work in good faith on spending bills that fund important priorities and move America forward – but I will never support the cuts and shortsighted choices in this bill.”