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Thursday News: “Big Mac Bites Back” as Macron Tears Down Trumpism; New Study Finds Trump Support Driven by White Fears; Kaine Says Pipeline Approval Process Flawed

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, April 26.

  • It’s going to be so much fun demolishing crazy, neo-Confederate, etc. Corey Stewart this fall! LOL

    http://bluevirginia.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/coreysexed.jpg

  • STATEMENT OF U.S. SEN. MARK R. WARNER

    ~ On the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State ~

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State:

    “I have had a productive working relationship with Mike Pompeo, and I believe that he has been an effective Director of the CIA. But I expect America’s top diplomat to be a forceful advocate for American values around the world – values like freedom, diversity, equality, and tolerance – and I was disappointed that Director Pompeo did not take the opportunity offered during the confirmation process to repudiate some of the extreme views he expressed during his time in Congress. While I will oppose his nomination, it is my fervent hope that as Secretary of State, Mr. Pompeo will stand up in defense of those values that have long made our country a beacon of hope and freedom for people all around the world. If he does, he can count on my assistance and support.”

  • Andy Schmookler

    Something that puzzles me regarding the history of the White House physician, lately nominee to head the VA, Dr. Ronny Jackson:

    It has come out that there was an inspector general’s report on Jackson back in 2012. I’ve heard portions of it, and the descriptions they give are extremely damning. The kind of things one would think would sink a career.

    How is it that such an IG report could come out in 2012, and that Jackson could then stay on as the physician to the President through the whole of Obama’s 2nd term and into the presidency of Donald Trump?

    Can anyone illuminate how this could happen?

  • RobertColgan

    That’s a very powerful article you posted describing “traditional-valued” Trump supporters as essentially racists…..and to my mind, misogynists as well.
    Fear of losing white privilege, fear of losing male privilege——–2 of the most compelling emotional underlayments to Trump supporters across the board regardless other statistical variables…….and just as unnerving are the women who support patriarchal, white empowerment even when there’s obvious misogyny working against them:
    (w)hor(s)es in a burning barn by any other description.

    https://thinkprogress.org/new-study-confirms-support-for-trump-was-driven-by-white-fear-2d2569e49c06/

  • Quizzical

    How hard is it to find someone qualified to run the VA?
    I found this guy in ten minutes

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Mackay_Jr.