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Thursday News: “Trump’s Jerusalem Horror Show”; Ronan Farrow Talks to Rachel Maddow About Michael Cohen Financial Documents; Giuliani Confused About…a Lot of Things; VA-06 GOP Does NOT Believe “Guns Save Lives” After All?


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, May 17. Also check out the video as “Ronan Farrow, contributing writer at The New Yorker, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on the source of the Michael Cohen financial documents posted on line last week by Michael Avenatti, and two other reports that appear to be missing.”

  • Starting at about 27:40 of this audio, check out Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz (far-right “R”) with her usual diatribe against Family Life Education (aka, sex ed). The bigger problem here, as FCPS Pride President Robert Norris Rigby writes, is this:

    “Nothing underscores how much national anti-LGBTQ groups are involved and invested in Fairfax County and our policies and politics than the fact that school board member Elizabeth Schultz was featured for half an hour on FRC Radio with the president of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins on Monday, talking about our Family Life Education program. FRC has also sponsored an anti-LGBTQ conference in Chantilly this spring, and their lawyers have authored several anti-FLE pieces in conservative media.”

  • State Sen. Mark Obenshain, the guy who’d like to criminalize miscarrriages (!), endorses supposed “libertarian” Nick Freitas for US Senate. LOL


  • Interesting endorsement in VA-10.

    LuAnn Bennett Endorses Lindsey Davis Stover for Congress
    2016 Dem Nominee Says “She’s the candidate who has what it takes.”

    MCLEAN, VA – LuAnn Bennett announced today that she is endorsing Lindsey Davis Stover for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District.

    “As someone who has gone up against Barbara Comstock, I know Lindsey is the candidate in this primary who has what it takes to beat her,” said Bennett. “Lindsey’s extensive federal experience will allow her to work across the aisle and move the ball forward on critical issues for Virginia families. Additionally, her compelling lived experience will allow her to connect with voters across the district and draw a sharp contrast with Rep. Comstock.”

    “I am very honored to have LuAnn Bennett’s endorsement” said Stover. “She worked hard to defeat Barbara Comstock in 2016, and I’m excited to build on the work that she started in VA-10.”

  • From Sen. Jennifer Wexton:

    State Senator Wexton Calls on Congresswoman Comstock
    to support the DACA Discharge Petition

    LEESBURG – Today, State Senator Jennifer Wexton called on Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA10) to join 20 of her Republican colleagues and sign onto the bipartisan discharge petition to bring legislation protecting DREAMers to a floor vote in the House of Representatives. To be successful, the petition would need to be supported by every Democrat and 25 Republicans.

    “It’s disappointing but not surprising that Barbara Comstock won’t join others in her party bucking leadership to force a vote for a solution to DACA,” said State Senator Wexton. “Comstock and Republican Congressional leaders have failed time and again to protect DREAMers, many of whom have known no country but ours, and who contribute billions to our nation’s economy. Comstock should sign on to this petition to force Congressional action and should then support the DREAM Act, to ensure DREAMers are protected from deportation once and for all.”