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Tuesday News: “Beware of Both Siderism”; “The Doctrine of Trumpal Infallibility”; Gillespie in the Gutter


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, October 24.

  • Quizzical

    Government report calls on Trump to act on climate change – CNN
    GAO coming out today with a report about future costs of climate change/Resiliency steps.

    What’s the plan for the Norfolk area?

  • True Blue

    I’m just overwhelmed by the “choose kindness” display of a First Lady who sleeps with the biggest Cyber Bully of the US ; how about just put that liddle twitter away? Better yet, when will the media stop publishing those “best words” screenshots?

  • Video: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) says Trump is an incompetent liar who’s “debasing our nation”


  • VanValkenburg to Participate in Candidate Forum; Whitlock Will No Show

    Public School Teacher Will Participate in Candidate Forum; Opponent Will Skip to Attend Fundraiser

    Henrico, VA, 10/24/2017 – Schuyler VanValkenburg will participate in tonight’s Virginia House of Delegates Candidate Forum sponsored by Equality Virginia, the Virginia Equality Bar Association, the Log Cabin Republicans, the LGBT Democrats, and the Richmond Business Alliance. The Forum will feature a discussion from candidates in the Richmond Area on Jobs and the Economy, Healthcare, LGBTQ Equality, and Education.

    VanValkenburg issued the following statement:

    “I look forward to tonight’s candidate forum. It is a great opportunity for voters to hear where I stand on the issues that impact them directly, and it is a crucial part of the democratic process that every candidate should participate in.”

    Although he was invited, Ed Whitlock has opted to skip the forum, and will instead be attending a fundraiser with his supporters. Whitlock is also refusing to participate in the Henrico PTA Candidate Forum later this month. VanValkenburg will be participating in all three candidate forums in the 72nd district.

    Rich Thuma, Campaign Manager for Schuyler VanValkenburg, issued the following statement:

    “Ed Whitlock is doing everything he can to make sure the electorate doesn’t know about his radical proposals on education, healthcare, and the economy. Voters want a candidate who will answer their questions about the important issues, not one who will run for cover when he doesn’t like the topic of conversation.”

    Forum details can be found below.

    Who: Candidates from House Districts 68, 72, and 73
    What: Virginia House of Delegates Candidate Forum – Districts 68, 72, and 73
    When: 5:45pm to 8:30pm
    Where: Ridge Elementary School; 8910 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, VA

  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia Announces Final Round of Endorsements for Virginia House of Delegates

    Richmond, Va. — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia today announced its final round of endorsements for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 2017 election, including:

    Delegate Mark Keam, District 35
    Delegate David Toscano, District 57

    Steve McBride, District 8
    Michele Edwards, District 20
    Leigh Anne Bowling, District 82
    Cheryl Turpin, District 85
    Jay Jones, District 89
    Francis Edwards, District 99
    Willie Randall, District 100

    “Health care is top of mind for Virginia voters heading into Election Day. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia is proud to endorse these candidates for House of Delegates who will tackle the health care problems Virginians face in their daily lives,” Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia CEO Jennifer Allen said. “Time and again Virginia has relied on Governor McAuliffe’s veto pen to block disastrous reproductive health policies that have narrowly passed the General Assembly. Electing more delegates who are champions for reproductive rights will mean that we can stop playing defense and start playing offense.”

    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia’s endorsed candidates for the House of Delegates will benefit from Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC’s massive grassroots mobilization effort.

    Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC is running a campaign to reach hundreds of thousands of voters at their doors, online, and through the mail. Among other efforts, the program includes mobilizing an army of volunteers and canvassers who will knock on over 300,000 doors.

    Polling shows that 80 percent of voters support Planned Parenthood and reject efforts to block patients who rely on Medicaid from accessing life-saving care at Planned Parenthood. In addition, 20 national polls all show overwhelming support for Planned Parenthood. A PerryUndem poll found that even 57% of Trump voters oppose actions that would prohibit women from accessing birth control, well-woman care, and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.

  • Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

    ARLINGTON, Virginia– Vice President of the United States and former senator from Delaware Joe Biden has endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

    Vice President Joe Biden released this statement:

    “Justin Fairfax has the experience and vision to be a terrific Lieutenant Governor. He’ll be strong partner for Ralph Northam and will bring new energy to the work of expanding opportunity for every Virginian. He’s made his campaign about growing Virginia’s economy. He wants to help people get the skills they need for higher paying jobs. By focusing on jobs, economic mobility, and opportunity, he will give more Virginians access to the American dream, that is why he has my endorsement for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.”

    Upon receiving the endorsement, Justin Fairfax made this statement:

    “I am humbled and honored to receive Vice President Biden’s endorsement. He is an esteemed public servant and has served our country with distinction over his extensive career. His vote of confidence means a great deal to me. I will strive to serve the people of Virginia with the same passion and dedication that Vice President Biden has served the United States.”

  • A Conversation on Protecting Global Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson, Rep. Don Beyer, Sen. Tom Udall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7nOx7fwrw