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  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: I'm Ready for Hillary. Why I’m endorsing Clinton in 2016.

    05/03/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/03/2014 | SEN. TIM KAINE
    In 2006, nearly two years before the 2008 presidential election, I told my friend, then-Senator Barack Obama, that I would support him if he ran for the presidency. I was and am proud that I was one of his first supporters. I made my decision early because I knew something: He was the right person for the job, but getting there would be hard. And I figured that the sooner I started helping, the more helpful I would be. Today I’m announcing my support for Hillary Clinton for the same reason. If she decides to run – and I hope...
  • BAUER: Terry McAuliffe, bait-and-switch culture warrior

    04/14/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-11-14 | Gary Bauer
    In his campaign for governor last fall, Terry McAuliffe adopted the straightforward slogan "Putting Jobs First" to convey to Virginia voters that, if elected, he would make the commonwealth's economy his first priority. Mr. McAuliffe's surrogates similarly touted the former Democratic moneyman's fiscal focus. Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine endorsed Mr. McAuliffe because, he said, "We want somebody who wakes up thinking about jobs, thinking about the economy, thinking about finding a great deal, thinking about training the workforce." "I know what Terry's priority is," Mr. Kaine continued. "It's economic opportunity for Virginia." Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/11/bauer-terry-mcauliffe-culture-warrior/#ixzz2ysZPPChy Follow us: @washtimes on...
  • US senator: US supports Egypt in its war against terrorism (Cairo, Egypt)

    02/21/2014 2:05:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Egyptian State Information Service ^ | Friday, 21 February 2014 - 11:49 PM Cairo | None stated
    US Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, said he expects the coming presidential elections in Egypt to be impartial. During a meeting with a number of journalists at a Cairo hotel Thursday, Kaine denied that the US let down Egypt in its war against terrorism, highlighting that the relations between the two countries are strong and that Washington will support Egypt in the coming period. Responding to a question on the US stance regarding the candidature of Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the presidential polls, Kaine said that there is no problem at all...
  • Which Democrats Benefit From Keystone XL Pipeline Delays?

    02/17/2014 5:15:01 AM PST · by thackney · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox ^ | 2014/02/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction. “In my view, there is now enough evidence to conclude that construction of this pipeline is not in America’s long-term interest,” Kaine said in a statement on the review. The freshman Democrat has between $15,000 and $50,000 invested in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, according to his...
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    01/19/2014 4:37:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 3:56 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it with a new law that requires greater consultation and a congressional vote within 30 days on any significant armed conflict. …
  • Reid calls special ObamaCare meeting

    11/13/2013 1:12:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 159 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday will convene a special meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus and senior White Officials to discuss the troubled rollout of ObamaCare. Reid on Wednesday told reporters he would not answer questions about the hundreds of thousands of insurance policy cancellations or other issues until he has further discussions with the White House. The Senate leader said President Obama called him Tuesday evening to discuss healthcare and other issues. Several Democrats have signed onto a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) that would force insurance companies to let people keep their health...
  • D.C. Mayor Photobombs Senate Democrats’ Poorly Conceived Photo-Op

    10/09/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 17 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Meredith Shiner and Niels Lesniewski
    ... “Don’t screw it up,” Reid told [D.C. Mayor] Gray in front of the cameras, reminding him that Democrats want the government open and are on his side. Multiple local reporters asked Reid what he meant by that, but the majority leader was ushered away by his security detail and staff. Gray then got into a verbal exchange with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who took a disapproving tone with the mayor... Virginia Democrats Tim Kaine and Mark Warner had to speak over the yelling protesters, whom Capitol police eventually tried to silence.
  • Kaine, back from Mideast, urges careful approach on Egypt

    07/08/2013 10:21:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., on Monday cautioned against “shooting from the hip” and discontinuing U.S. economic and military aid after the uprising in Egypt that ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country’s Islamist president, with the help of the military. “We certainly heard from regional allies that they believe that would be a mistake, they made that loud and clear to us,” Kaine said Monday upon returning from a weeklong trip to Afghanistan, Jordan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Germany. The allies — primarily Jordan and Turkey — view the activity in Egypt as “a legitimate and very forceful popular...
  • Guaranteeing that Hispanics won't Assimilate (Tim Kaine gives a Senate Speech in Spanish)

    06/14/2013 8:24:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2013 | John Bennett
    Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine is the first senator in history to abandon the English language and directly pander to a minority group in their own language on the Senate floor. We hear from liberals (and their pro-amnesty GOP enablers) that Hispanics are assimilating. As if to show that they are serious, the Gang of Eight's Sen. Dick Durbin boasts that the amnesty bill ensures immigrants will be "learning English and the basics about America's history." That's their rhetoric, but we can see what they truly believe by watching how they behave. The fact is that some Hispanics would not have...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine delivers floor speech supporting immigration reform in Spanish

    06/11/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “I ask unanimous consent I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.”
  • Warner & Kaine signed brief supporting Homosexual Marriage (BARF ALERT)

    03/08/2013 8:09:42 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    U.S. Congress Files DOMA Brief Senators Mark Warner & Tim Kaine Last Friday, 212 members of Congress signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The brief also includes 25 members who voted for DOMA back in 1996. “Some States still criminalized same-sex relationships, inviting further discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, family relations, and housing,” the brief says. “…As a result, when the question of same-sex marriage arose in 1996, reflexive beliefs and discomfort about same-sex relationships dominated congressional debate. From our perspective—including those of us who voted for...
  • Kaine: Common ground can be found as lawmakers consider gun control

    01/12/2013 6:45:21 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    wtop.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Heather Brady
    WASHINGTON - Opposing sides are finding common ground as lawmakers tackle the issue of gun control, mental health and school safety. Sen. Tim Kaine, a former Virginia governor and democrat, says there is enough agreement to take the first steps toward solutions that would make the U.S. a little safer in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "We need to make improvements to our mental health system," Kaine says. "We do need to talk about school security and figure out better security protocols, but we also can find common-sense rules about gun use that can help us...
  • Biden flops again: One day left, draws crowd of 800 in Va.

    11/05/2012 8:48:31 PM PST · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 5, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Jennifer Epstein@jeneps Crowd count for Biden, Kaine, Warner and Webb in Sterling, Va., is 800, fire marshal says. 5 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Oh, my! As Twitchy reported, Biden has been flopping up a storm at rallies. It seems that voters are just not that into him, or his boss.Today was the saddest “Dear John” rally yet, according to reporters on the scene. [Snip] Criminy! If there was any more time left, his crowds might dwindle to Fluke-sized “intimate gatherings.” Take a gander at the sad pics. Poor, lonely Joe.
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • Tim Kaine won’t say if he’d support Harry Reid for Majority Leader

    10/09/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The last time we joined former Governors Tim Kaine and George Allen on the debate stage in Virginia, Kaine was bumbling his way through an answer to a 47-percent question, saying he'd be open to a minimum federal income tax for everyone, at all income levels. This jibed perfectly with Allen's attempts to the former head of the DNC as— what else?— a tax hiker.Last night, the man who was literally the leading partisan in the country continued his metamorphosis back toward bipartisan moderate by throwing Harry Reid under the bus: Speaking to reporters following his second televised debate against...
  • NRA Endorses George Allen Over Tim Kaine

    09/30/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 29 Sep 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has endorsed former Virginia Gov. George Allen over Democratic Senate opponent Tim Kaine, on Saturday. “George Allen has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his strong support of our rights, George Allen has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.” Kaine, who is also a former governor of the state, got an “F” from the 4-million member organization. “As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine strongly supported the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Obama's Machiavellian Tricks and the Big Lie About Taxing the Middle Class

    09/21/2012 6:09:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's entire campaign strategy is based on an age-old political trick that he can overcome his weakness on the economy by changing the subject. His strategists concluded more than a year ago that he was unlikely to win a second term based on his promise to restore the economy to full health and put tens of millions of long unemployed Americans back work. So they fashioned a divisive campaign that was heavily focused on single issue voters -- women, for one, and the large Hispanic vote, for another -- in a handful of critical battleground states he needs to...
  • VA POLL. Romney leads Obama, Allen (R) leads Kaine (D) --9/8-9, LVs

    09/11/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies
    LurayPage Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | anonymous
    A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine. The poll differs significantly from recent polling in both races that had consistently given Obama a small lead over Romney for president and had the Kaine-Allen race a virtual deadlock. Gravis Marketing, in a press release on its poll, reported that it had polled Virginia in August and had measured a 44 percent-to-40 percent lead for Obama in...
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 45%, Kaine (D) 45%

    08/27/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 24, 2012
    The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat remains one of the tightest of the year. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each drawing 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Tim Kaine Suffers Amnesia on Failed Tax Hike Attempts

    08/10/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Paul Blair
    Yesterday, Democrat Tim Kaine asked his Republican opponent to join him in taking a “balanced” approach to avoiding the looming sequestration cuts. Unfortunately Tim Kaine seems to suffer amnesia on his attempt to implement the same kind of “balanced” approach while he served as Virginia’s Governor. Such an approach included billions of dollars in new and higher taxes. Kaine called on George Allen to “set aside his Pledge,” and work for a “responsible path forward.” Translated, what Tim Kaine means is that he’s asking Allen to break his written commitment to Virginia taxpayers and join with him in an approach...
  • Top 10 Most Likely GOP Senate Pick-Ups

    07/10/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/7/2012 | Human Events
    Since the GOP is likely to lose Maine (Olympia Snowe’s seat) and have competitive races to defend seats in Massachusetts (Scott Brown) and Nevada (Dean Heller), they better hope to pickup five or six Democratic seats. Here are 10 seats currently held by the opposition that Republicans can win. 1. Nebraska (Open) With the retirement of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in a solid red state, Nebraska is ripe for a Republican pick-up. The GOP nominated a relatively fresh face in Deb Fischer, a rancher and state senator since 2004, while Democrats reached back to the far past and are recycling...
  • VA Father's Day- Kaine's Obama fundraising style

    06/17/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT · by barbaracurtis · 1 replies
    MommyLife ^ | June 17, 2012 | Barbara Curtis
    Another reason to dump Tim Kaine this fall.  Not only is he tied to Obama's coattails, but he uses the same smarmy fundraising techniques.  Here wife Anne - who eschews  her husband's last name - begs us to wish her hubby Happy Father's Day - just like Queen Michelle did for our current Dictator: Dear Barbara, Today is a special day to appreciate the fathers in our lives. This year we'll be spending Father's Day together as a family. I hope you enjoy this picture of Tim with our children -- almost grown up now -- aren't they handsome? We...
  • VA GOP primary: 'Prepare to be shocked'

    06/05/2012 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Unknown
    E.W. Jackson 'declaring war' on Obama, Kaine for 'ignoring Constitution' For months, former Sen. George Allen has been the prohibitive favorite to win the Republican nomination in his quest to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb six years ago. There have been no new public polls showing a major shift in the race but GOP hopeful E.W. Jackson says voters in the commonwealth can expect a shocking result next Tuesday. Jackson says internal polling gives him confidence that he will not only challenge Allen but score the biggest upset to date in the 2012 cycle....
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 46%

    02/22/2012 5:18:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 22, 2012
    The hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Virginia between two popular former governors remains a dead heat. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Old Dominion finds Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen both earning 46% support. Three percent (3%) prefers some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • VA Democrats to hold annual George Jefferson, Jesse Jackson dinner in Richmond, 2/10-12 (BARF ALERT)

    02/09/2012 10:33:17 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    VA rat email
    Dear friend, We are just two days away from the 2012 Democratic Party of Virginia's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and I could not be more excited. We throw a pretty good party in Montana so I can't wait to see how Democrats get together in the Commonwealth. I am honored to have the opportunity to give the keynote speech and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with people from across the state about how Democrats can win in 2012 and continue moving this country forward together. This year's JJ Dinner is going to be one for the ages and I don't want...
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/25/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • Obama Looms Over Race for Senate Seat in Virginia (Hussein a Liability for Timmy Kaine)

    07/19/2011 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 19, 2011 | K. Glueck
    Tim Kaine has been a city councilman, mayor and governor.... But as he runs for the U.S. Senate, Republicans want voters to focus on Mr. Kaine's two years as chairman of the [Democrat Party] , when his job was to defend [Hussein's porkulus and deathcare laws].
  • Kaine, Allen tied in 2012 Senate matchup, Post poll shows

    05/08/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Ben Pershing and Peyton M. Craighill
    George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat 18 months from Election Day, according to a new Washington Post poll, suggesting that the U.S. Senate race between the Virginia titans may live up to its billing as one of the most competitive contests in the nation. The candidates are tied at 46 percent among registered voters in the battle to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D). Neither Allen (R) nor Kaine (D) is guaranteed his party’s nomination, but the survey shows that both men enjoy huge leads over potential intraparty opponents. The 2012 contest will play...
  • Poll: George Allen leads Tim Kaine by double digits

    04/07/2011 4:28:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/07/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    A new poll shows former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) ahead of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine by double-digits in Virginia's 2012 Senate race. Allen leads Kaine 45 percent to 32 percent with another 23 percent of voters undecided, according to numbers released Thursday from Roanoke University. Kaine officially jumped into the race for the seat of retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) earlier this week, setting up what could be one of 2012's marquee Senate match-ups. Allen still faces a Republican primary challenge from Tea Party activist Jamie Radtke. The survey, which was taken before Kaine made his candidacy official,...
  • Tim Kaine Declared Cheerleader in Chief

    03/04/2011 11:24:01 AM PST · by SecPress · 4 replies
    Moore Common Sense ^ | 3/1/11 | Alan Moore
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee put together an extremely annoying but funny video regarding DNC Chairman lapdog Tim Kaine. I guess they’ve pretty much decided he’s going to run against George Allen for the open Virginia Senate seat. Check out their website here. The funniest part of the video has to be Barack Obama’s girlish attempts at throwing a baseball. Hey say what you want about George W. Bush, but at least he threw a baseball like a man.
  • DNC Chairman Tim Kaine cheerleading for WI public unions over the people

    02/18/2011 10:51:49 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    email from Repub. Party of VA: For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrats: Unions before Taxpayers --DNC Chairman uses remnants of Obama campaign to back teachers union fight for unsustainable spending in Wisconsin -- If there was any doubt as to who was in charge of the Democratic Party - both nationally, and in Virginia - DNC Chairman Tim Kaine has laid them to rest. From The Washington Post: The White House political operation, Organizing for America, got involved Monday, after Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy M. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, spoke to union...
  • Long survey pushing Tim Kaine as Senator for Virginia

    02/16/2011 5:07:06 PM PST · by republicangel · 10 replies
    pollster paid for by the Democrats | 2/16/2011 | me
    Just got off the phone with a pollster paid for by the Democrats. I can see now what they are going to throw against George Allen. 1- Abramoff 2- not really fiscally conservative 3- he was a big pork barrel politician 4- They threw other potential names up there, too including John Grisham
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.
  • Vanity: Was the "big dem announcement" just a new logo?

    09/15/2010 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 91 replies
    Didn't they say they were going to announce something to excite dems all over the country? All they have is a creepy, lifeless, modern, statist logo that I can tell. Was there anything else?
  • DNC Chair Defends Mosque: “No Controversy” if “Synagogue or Church” Wanted to Build! – Video

    08/19/2010 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 19, 2010 | Brian
    The politically correct stupidity of the Left truly knows no bounds. Here is video of Democrat National Committee Chair Tim Kaine telling Andrea Mitchell that if it was a “synagogue or church” being build near Ground Zero, there would be no reaction. Kaine then righteously said no controversy can be made with Islam. He was reacting to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opposition to the Mosque at Ground Zero. Uh, Tim, you missed one tiny detail: The September 11 attacks were not committed in the name of Christianity or Judaism! They were committed by Islamic Jihadists who were expressly...
  • Joe Sestak: Um, yeah, Obama tried to buy me off by offering me a job

    05/23/2010 1:02:58 PM PDT · by FTJM · 9 replies · 1,174+ views
    HotAir ^ | May 23, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Comedy gold from “Meet the Press,” polished off by DNC Chair Tim Kaine grudgingly admitting that it might be time for the White House to come clean. If you need your memory jogged about this, I don’t blame you: Sestak first dropped the bombshell that the White House tried to bribe him out of the primary against Specter more than three months ago. A month after that, pieces were already appearing about how absurd Gibbs’s stonewalling had become; two months later, he’s still stonewalling, refusing this morning to tell Bob Schieffer anything about it except that nothing “inappropriate” happened. Which...
  • Repeal everything ? (Email I got from Tim Kaine, DNC Chair)

    04/14/2010 8:24:42 PM PDT · by libh8er · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Democrats.org | 4.13.09 | Tim Kaine
    It started the moment we passed health care reform. Mitt Romney said, "the act should be repealed" and Michael Steele announced that Republicans would make "every effort" to do so. Yesterday, Rep. John Boehner said that it's still their "number one priority." But now we're learning that their ambitions don't stop there. Last week, Newt Gingrich promised a conference of conservatives and tea partiers that Republicans "will repeal virtually everything" passed by Congressional Democrats and President Obama. That's the new goal for the GOP -- win this fall, then roll back all that we've accomplished. This is the next phase...
  • Out of Va. governor's office, Tim Kaine embraces role as national Democratic Party chairman

    03/06/2010 5:17:35 PM PST · by cajuncow · 12 replies · 382+ views
    Cox News ^ | 03-06-2010 | LIZ SIDOTI, AP National Political Writer
    WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Tim Kaine spent President Barack Obama's first year in office pulling double duty as Virginia's governor and the Democratic National Committee chairman _ and weathering criticism that he was an ineffective, absent party leader. Now freed from the responsibilities of elected office and with the White House struggling to communicate with voters, Kaine has fully embraced his party-chief role as Democrats try to persuade a sour public to stick with them amid unrelenting joblessness and persistent Washington gridlock.
  • Kaine Laughs Off Sleazy Deals. Sebelius: Kansans 'Wildly Supportive' Of ObamaCare Substance

    03/04/2010 8:52:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 803+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone submit the Morning Joe java to Henry Waxman for analysis. There seems to be something in it causing top Dems to experience serious delusions . . . On today's show, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed that the people of her home state of Kansas are "wildly supportive" of the substance of ObamaCare. Unfortunately, suggested Sebelius, they're just too ignorant to know what's in the blessed bill. Later, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine didn't deny that the Obama admin had engaged in two sleazy patronage deals, involving Joe Sestak and Scott Matheson. Instead, the DNC Chairman laughed off the cynical, and...
  • [Virginia] House kills Kaine's income tax increase proposal

    01/21/2010 1:49:23 PM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies · 1,442+ views
    Wapo ^ | 01/21/10 | Anita Kumar
    Not surprisingly, former Gov. Tim Kaine's proposal to raise the state income tax was killed in the GOP-controlled House of Delegates this afternoon. Democrats tried to pull the bill before the vote but their Republican counterparts would have none of that. The GOP majority wanted to force Democrats to vote on the bill, leaving them with the choice of raising taxes or voting against Kaine, the chairman of their national party. Kaine's proposal died by a vote of 98-0. Only the sponsor, Del. Bob Brink, abstained from voting on the bill because well, you can't vote against your own bill....
  • Harry Reid and Tim Kaine at the Cracker Barrel

    01/11/2010 7:24:14 PM PST · by Abakumov · 17 replies · 927+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | Editorial
    I cain't believe all the fuss that's been kicked up over what I said about th' president not bein' like a reg'lar Negro. Nope. Lawks a mercy, I was complimentin' the man. Clearly. Billy Bob said a few years back he'd be the one fetchin' the coffee; I don't see people getting' so danged riled up about that. Nope. That's way worse'n what I said. Clearly....
  • Pressure mounts on Kaine to give felons voting rights

    01/08/2010 10:47:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 977+ views
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | William C. Flook
    Gov. Tim Kaine, approaching his last week in office, is facing mounting pressure to restore the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of felons as one of his last acts as governor. A coalition of religious and civil rights organizations is in talks with Kaine, a Democrat, to issue an executive order to remove the barrier for about 300,000 disenfranchised Virginians before he leaves the job on Jan. 16., as well as to initiate a policy to automatically restore felons' voting rights after they're released from prison. The commonwealth and Kentucky are the only states in the union that permanently...
  • “Barry from DC is calling?” Obama Calls Virginia Radio Show

    12/22/2009 10:39:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1,155+ views
    ABC Political Punch ^ | 12-22-09 | Sunlen Miller
    During Virginia Governor Tim Kaine's last radio show today on WTOP radio, he got a surprise call from a "Barry from DC." "Barry from DC is calling," Kaine said on live radio. "Go ahead Barry" "Well, uh, governor Kaine this is, uh, actually the president of the United States calling," Obama said joking that he had some, "questions about traffic in northern Virginia." Actually, the President was calling into Kaine's last radio show to wish him a congratulations for a job well done as Virginia's governor. Kaine is leaving his office as governor in January, but will remain chairman of...
  • [Virginia Gov Tim] Kaine proposes replacing car tax with $1.9B income tax hike

    12/18/2009 11:13:15 AM PST · by freespirited · 23 replies · 697+ views
    Wapo ^ | 12/18/09 | Anita Kumar, Rosalind S. Helderman
    Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine (D) proposed Friday replacing the local car tax by increasing income tax $1.9 billion a year. But Republicans in the General Assembly and Gov.-elect Robert F. McDonnell (R) have said they are opposed to any tax hikes. The outgoing governor also proposed about $2.3 billion in budget cuts to help make up for a nearly $4.2 billion shortfall by 2012. ... Kaine recommended eliminating 1,879 jobs as well as 664 layoffs, many of them in the departments of transportation, corrections, juvenile justice and at the University of Virginia. In public education, he would cap the number...
  • VA Gov. Tim Kaine trying to slip health benefits for gay state workers' partners in under the radar!

    12/01/2009 7:06:14 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 19 replies · 712+ views
    Virginia Regulatory Town Hall ^ | 11/23/2009 | Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
    Department of Human Resource Management Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20] Public Comment Forum On this Action: This action will amend section 1VAC 55 320(E) to include adults, other than spouses and incapacitated adult children, as participants in the Health Benefits Plan for State Employees NOIRA Stage - View the regulatory documents In Progress! Opened on 11/23/2009 and closes at 11:59pm on 12/23/2009 More about public comment forums Enter a comment
  • Kaine won't rule out tax hikes to preserve Va. services, rating

    11/23/2009 1:48:56 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 10 replies · 411+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | Nov 23, 2009 | Zinie Chen Sampson
    Virginia's fiscal picture remained dim, as a panel of state legislators and business leaders got another look at prospects for the state's upcoming budget.
  • Supreme Court Declines to Block Execution of Washington Sniper

    11/09/2009 2:41:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 2,102+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Stout
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the execution of John A. Muhammad, the sniper who terrorized the Washington area seven years ago. The step cleared the way for Mr. Muhammad to be put to death on Tuesday unless Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia intervenes. The court did not comment in refusing to hear Mr. Muhammad’s appeal, but three justices objected to the relative haste accompanying the execution. Justice John Paul Stevens complained that “under our normal practice,” Mr. Muhammad’s petition for the court to take his case would have been discussed at the justices’ conference scheduled...