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Thursday News: Trump Will/Will Not Speak with Mueller Under Oath; Trump Is/Is Not Open to Citizenship for DREAMers; “The Virginia legislature’s long, sordid saga of electric-utility ‘regulation'”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 25.

  • Quizzical

    It’s a revelation to me that the FBI has archives of all text messages of its personnel – supposedly 50,000 texts between the two love birds alone.

    I have to admit, I’d like to know what the FBI texts show about bias against Hillary Clinton in the investigations that had such a big effect on the election, especially since it was reported that Comey felt that he had to make public statements or there would be leaks. The Anthony Weiner laptop incident right before the election is especially suspect. I know nothing will change the outcome of the election, but an investigation of politically-motivated chicanery in the FBI should be a two-way street.

  • Jim Portugul

    I do not believe that there is anyway Trump will ever testify or interview with Mueller or any Federal Agent. Trump is nothing but a lie. He can’t interview. It’s just another Trump blow job.

    If you do not believe Trump is nothing but a lie? Just ask his wife, Melania. Melania should hook up with Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife for help. You know, the sick ex-wife that Gingrich was running around on while he was investigating the LewinskyClinton deal?

  • How demented are Virginia Republicans? THIS demented.

    House Republicans Oppose Ban on the use of Child Labor on Virginia Tobacco Farms

    RICHMOND – A bill to ban the use of child labor on Virginia tobacco farms – HB 947 – was defeated on a party line vote today in a Commerce and Labor subcommittee of the House of Delegates. The sponsor, Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), was disappointed by the subcommittee’s decision to go another year without adopting protections for children who are working on tobacco farms.

    “Harvesting tobacco is dangerous work. It risks exposure to tobacco and pesticide poisoning, requires the use of sharp tools and extensive protective gear, and takes place in sweltering heat for long hours during the summer,” said Delegate Lopez. “These children – who are often immigrants from other countries and trying to help their families make ends meet – should be protected from the long-term impacts of such perilous work.”

    Every Democrat on the subcommittee – Delegates Filler-Corn, Bagby, and Mullin – voted in favor of the bill.

    Lopez provided the subcommittee with written testimony from Dr. Sara Quandt, a professor of epidemiology and prevention as well as family and community medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

    “Is tobacco work any different for children than other agricultural work? The answer is, yes: tobacco production as a package of exposures and risks is particularly hazardous to children,” wrote Dr. Quandt. “I want to stress that children working in tobacco are particularly vulnerable. They are at risk physically for both short and long-term health effects, they receive little of the required safety training, and they are easily exploited. The Human Rights Watch report, like our own research in North Carolina, finds that these children work because of the economic pressure to help support their families and with hopes of furthering their education. These children working in agriculture deserve the legal protections afforded children in other industries.”

    Human Rights Watch released a report in 2014 detailing the stories of children working on tobacco farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. One child, Jacob S., a 14-year-old tobacco worker in Virginia, described his experience: “I get a little bit queasy, and I get lightheaded and dizzy. Sometimes I feel like I might pass out. It just feels like I want to fall over.”

    “The most common response I receive when I bring up this bill to constituents is disbelief,” added Lopez. “People ask me all the time if we actually allow child to work on tobacco farms. It’s just commonsense that children should not be working in these conditions.”

    Lopez is planning to introduce the bill again next year and will continue to do so until his legislation becomes law in the Commonwealth.

  • From the VA House Dems:

    House Dems Condemn GOP for Killing Gun Safety Legislation

    RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring today issued the following statement condemning the GOP for killing multiple pieces of gun safety legislation in a subcommittee today:

    “House Republicans today killed multiple gun safety bills, including legislation to ban bumpstocks and ensure background checks. To all who fear or who have felt gun violence, we hear you and we are fighting for you.”

  • From the VA House Dems:

    House Dems Condemn GOP for Killing Gun Safety Legislation

    RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring today issued the following statement condemning the GOP for killing multiple pieces of gun safety legislation in a subcommittee today:

    “House Republicans today killed multiple gun safety bills, including legislation to ban bumpstocks and ensure background checks. To all who fear or who have felt gun violence, we hear you and we are fighting for you.”

  • From the VA House Dems:

    House Dems Condemn GOP for Killing Gun Safety Legislation

    RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring today issued the following statement condemning the GOP for killing multiple pieces of gun safety legislation in a subcommittee today:

    “House Republicans today killed multiple gun safety bills, including legislation to ban bumpstocks and ensure background checks. To all who fear or who have felt gun violence, we hear you and we are fighting for you.”

  • marquinho santos

    {SEGREDOS DO BITCOIN vai te mostrar como Bitcoin se tornou uma das maiores invenções dos últimos 100 anos e como você pode dar uma passo definitivo em direção ao seleto grupo dos mais bem sucedidos investidores do Brasil e como entender potencial dessa fábrica de milionários chamada Bitcoin.|Nesta parte do curso Ronaldo também ensina como fazer cadastro e enviar Bitcoin para a Binance e Poloniex, que são mercados de câmbios de criptomoedas. De acordo com Sahil Gupta, que teria trabalhado na empresa de exploração espacial de Musk em 2015, maior visionário da atualidade seria capaz sim de realizar trabalho técnico visto no artigo que descreve bitcoin. Porém, é claro, assim como na bolsa de valores, é importante também olhar e analisar para ver se vale a pena fazer isso no momento para realizar uma boa transação. Bitcoin é como uma conta bancária suíça numerada que pode existir no seu próprio smartphone. Japão já reconhece bitcoin como forma de pagamento em diversos estabelecimentos. Valor do Bitcoin sofreu uma queda nas horas seguintes, mas a tendência não durou muito.}

    Segredos do Bitcoin

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