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  • Lawmaker Subpoenas FBI Official For ALL Hillary Case Records During House Hearing [VIDEO]

    09/13/2016 2:20:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 12 | Chuck Ross
    In a dramatic moment during a House hearing on Monday, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz slapped an FBI official with a subpoena for all documents related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “Will the FBI provide to Congress the full file with no redactions of personal identifiable information?” Chaffetz asked Jason Herring, the FBI’s acting assistant director of legislative affairs, during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing. “I cannot make that commitment sitting here today,” Herring said.
  • Virginia revokes handgun permit agreement with 25 states

    12/22/2015 8:41:09 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 79 replies
    WTOP Washington DC ^ | 12/22/2015 | ALANNA DURKIN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will no longer recognize concealed handgun permits from more than two dozen states that have less stringent laws. Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday that the state will revoke its reciprocity agreement with 25 states after a review found that their permit requirements are weaker than Virginia’s. The change takes effect Feb. 1.
  • AG Mark Herring giddy about homosexual marriage in VA

    10/06/2014 4:24:51 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 27 replies
    from an email
    Friend- Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced marriage is legal for same-sex couples in Virginia. And the Fourth Circuit Court issued a mandate so that same-sex couples across the Commonwealth can be issued marriage licenses, starting right away! This is amazing news. Just days into office, I conducted a rigorous and thorough review and concluded that Virginia's marriage ban is unconstitutional. Together, we have put Virginia on the right side of history in one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. But the real heroes are the same-sex couples in Virginia and across this nation who...
  • No need to report rape of minors says Virginia Attorney General in shocking opinion

    10/03/2014 3:20:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 10/2/2014 | SUSAN MICHELLE
    The Attorney General of Virginia recently released an opinion sure to delight rapists, sex traffickers, and pedophiles all over the state, freeing them to do more of their deeds without fear of being known. No longer do medical personnel–which includes abortion clinics–need to report suspected rape when a teenage girl is found to have an abortion. According to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, those reporting laws only apply if someone thinks a parent or guardian raped a girl.The opinion, which includes, “prenatal or abortion services” as possible rape indicators that no longer have to be reported to law enforcement, was...
  • AG Mark Herring is giddy over court ruling for homosexual marriage in VA (BARF ALERT)

    07/29/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies
    email from Herring
    Friend– HUGE NEWS: Today, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed what so many of us know to be true: "Virginia's same-sex marriage bans impermissibly infringe on its citizens' fundamental right to marry." By upholding the constitutional rights of all Virginia families, the Court has joined many Virginians—and Americans—in supporting true equality. Click here to join me now in hailing the Court’s decision to agree that it's time to put us on the right side of the law and history. When I took office, we faced a court date in just a few weeks and had to decide whether...
  • A-G Advises On "Dreamers Act"(Virgina)

    04/29/2014 11:36:26 AM PDT · by central_va · 5 replies
    WRVA ^ | 4/29/14 | wrva
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) _ Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is advising Virginia's colleges and universities and the Virginia Community College System that under current Virginia law, Virginia students who are legally present in the United States under the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program qualify for in-state tuition, provided they meet the state's domicile requirements. In a letter sent to Virginia's college and university presidents, the chancellor of the community college system and the State Council of Higher Education, Herring says the students, often called "DREAMers", will still need to gain admission to an institution of higher education, maintain...
  • VA AG Mark Herring (D) wants your support for homosexual marriage (BARF ALERT)

    02/11/2014 9:47:20 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies
    From an email
    It is time for Virginia to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law. That's why after thorough legal analysis, I recently announced that I have concluded Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that I therefore cannot defend Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage in court. Instead, the Commonwealth sided with the plaintiffs who have brought this case and with every other Virginia couple whose right to marry is being denied. As Virginians, we need to stand united...
  • Virginia to fight same-sex marriage ban (Atty Gen)

    01/22/2014 9:42:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2014 | By Robert Barnes
    Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring will announce Thursday that he believes the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that Virginia will join two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike it down, according to an official close to the attorney general with knowledge about the decision. The action will mark a stunning reversal in the state’s legal position on same-sex marriage and is a result of November elections in which Democrats swept the state’s top offices. Herring’s predecessor, Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, adamantly opposes gay marriage and had vowed to defend Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning...
  • Obenshain to concede Virginia attorney general’s race on Wednesday in Richmond

    12/18/2013 9:42:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2013 | Laura Vozzella and Ben Pershing
    State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain(R) will concede the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark R. Herring on Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the decision. Obenshain’s announcement will put an end to a drawn-out contest that, on election night, was the closest statewide election in history. Obenshain campaign spokesman Paul Logan did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment Wednesday. Herring had significantly widened his slim lead over Obenshain in a statewide recount that began Monday and was scheduled to finish on Wednesday.
  • EDITORIAL: The art of stealing elections

    12/16/2013 3:09:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-15-13 | Editorial Board
    Stealing elections is an old game politicians play. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S. Senate in 1948 by “winning” the closest race in Texas history by a margin of 87 votes out of more than a million cast. An election judge in tiny Alice, Texas, said he counted more than 200 names on the voting roll for Box 13 that were written in alphabetic succession in the same hand, same color of ink. When a federal court subpoenaed Box 13, it was discovered to be “lost.” LBJ took his seat in the Senate. Voting machines were...
  • Obenshain and the AG Recount

    12/12/2013 8:56:38 AM PST · by kobald · 8 replies
    The News & Advance (Lynchburg VA) ^ | December 12, 2013 | Editorial
    Despite the reticence of most of Virginia’s Republican legislators to talk about it and the best efforts of outgoing Gov. Bob McDonnell to shoot it down, the possibility of the GOP-dominated General Assembly stepping in to decide the winner of the closely contested attorney general race is not a dead issue. You’ll recall that Republican Mark Obenshain narrowly lost the Nov. 5 election to Democrat Mark Herring by an incredible 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast. Electoral boards across the commonwealth are gearing up to begin a week-long recount process to make certain the ballots were...
  • Schapiro: Obenshain could use nuclear option in AG race

    11/25/2013 12:59:21 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 11-25-13 | Jeff Schapiro
    Republican Mark Obenshain is trailing Democrat Mark Herring for attorney general by 164 votes. Obenshain could win with as few as 71 — with not a single one cast by an ordinary Virginian. It is a nuclear option that takes the election out of the hands of the electorate. Obenshain could initiate what state law calls a “contest” in which the 140-member legislature decides the attorney generalship by a majority vote. That would be a minimum of 71. They shouldn’t be too difficult for Obenshain to round up. There are 87 Republican legislators. Many of them don’t like one bit...
  • State certification keeps Dem ahead in Virginia AG race

    11/25/2013 9:24:51 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 25, 2013 | TOM KRISHER
    The Democratic candidate for Virginia attorney general has maintained his thin lead over the Republican hopeful after the state certified the Nov. 5 ballot. The State Board of Elections in Richmond completed its certification Monday, showing Mark Herring with a 165-vote edge over the GOP's Mark Obenshain. Herring held a 165-vote edge over Obenshain before the certification. Obenshain has 10 days to decide whether he'll seek a recount. Both men have dug in, with each announcing transition teams. Virginia has no automatic recount, but the trailing candidate can seek a recount at taxpayer expense if the margin between winner and...
  • Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces

    11/25/2013 8:06:36 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 41 replies
    WashPost ^ | 11/25/2013 | Laura Vozzella
    The state Board of Elections on Monday certified Democrat Mark Herring as the winner of the Nov. 5 election for Virginia attorney general. Herring, a state senator from Loudoun County, beat state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), by 165 votes out of more than 2 million votes cast.
  • Democrat Herring widens lead over Republican Obenshain in Va.’s nail-biting race for AG

    11/13/2013 7:52:12 AM PST · by Kenny · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12 | Associated Press
    Democrat Mark R. Herring widened his lead Tuesday over Republican Mark R. Obenshain in Virginia’s nail-biting race for attorney generalWith Herring up by 163 votes over Obenshain, the Democrat declared himself the victor, while Obenshain refused to concede. He said he will wait for the State Board of Elections to certify the Virginia-wide vote on Nov. 25. “Voters in Virginia have spoken, their voices have been heard and I am honored to have won their votes and their trust to become Virginia’s next attorney general,” Herring said in a statement. While the vote was close, he said, “Virginians have chosen...
  • Virginia attorney general race: Herring (Dem) takes lead, with a recount appearing likely

    11/12/2013 6:08:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/2013 | Antonio Olivo and Laura Vozzella
    Democratic state Sen. Mark R. Herring took the lead in the extraordinarily tight Virginia attorney general race Monday evening, after he picked up more than 100 previously uncounted votes in Richmond. Herring had started the day trailing his Republican opponent, state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (Harrisonburg), by a mere 17 votes out of 2.2 million cast. But as jurisdictions across the state continued to scrub their vote counts, the State Board of Elections showed Herring with a 117-vote lead late Monday. Lawyers from both parties have descended on elections offices in Fairfax County and Richmond. Meanwhile, the campaigns said they were...
  • The VA AG race -- Vanity

    11/12/2013 5:45:36 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 40 replies
    Virginia State Board of Elections ^ | 12 November 2013 | ScottinVA
    As we've heard in news reports, "corrections" in absentee ballot totals in Fairfax County and Richmond City have wiped out what was a 1,262-vote lead for Republican Mark Obenshain and given Democrat Mark Herring a 117-vote lead. Now that I have that piece of misery out of the way, among the takeaways from this are a couple bad-news and good-news elements. First the bad news... as mentioned above, Obenshain now trails Herring by a razor-thin margin of 117 votes, and Fairfax isn't finished with its counting.. However... (and comes the good news) This morning, I did a county-by-county check on...
  • Herring now holds lead in AG race (Dems stealing another election)

    11/11/2013 5:14:50 PM PST · by RB156 · 35 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 11, 2013 | Markus Schmidt
    In an attorney general’s race that remains too close to call, Republican Mark D. Obenshain began today with a 17-vote edge over Democrat Mark R. Herring. But by afternoon, the pendulum had swung the other way when the numbers in four Richmond precincts were updated, putting Herring ahead by 115 votes out of more than 2 million cast statewide.
  • VA Homosexual group announces VA delegate endorsements (BARF ALERT)

    09/24/2013 1:21:11 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Back in June, Equality Virginia Advocates announced our statewide endorsements. With Terry McAuliffe as Governor, Ralph Northam as Lieutenant Governor, Mark Herring as Attorney General, and LGBT-friendly leaders in the House of Delegates, we can keep the pendulum moving toward equality. Time is running out to make sure that the right leaders get elected to the House of Delegates. The stakes are high: this election could mean the difference of having Delegates who support the LGBT community or having discriminatory and backwards-looking Delegates who could care less about equality. Who would you rather see win the vote? Turnout is key...
  • Faroe Islands face EU sanctions over herring dispute

    07/31/2013 1:57:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:38am EDT | Barbara Lewis and Claire Davenport
    The European Union’s member states supported sanctions against the Faroe Islands, which could be an import ban or closing its ports to its boats, to protest the islands’ decision to treble the limit on herring fishing. … The move follows months of haggling after the Faroe Islands earlier this year unilaterally increased its existing quota by more than three times the allocations it would have got under EU policy, the Commission said. The Faroe Islands, a self-governed territory within the Danish Realm and not part of the European Union, says the EU rules do not give it a sufficient share...