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  • VCU Alumni Used Dryer Lint to Save Art Career

    01/22/2019 11:15:43 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 12 replies
    VCU Facebook Page Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 22 Jan 2019 | Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Public Affairs
    See the Facebook post by VCU How a VCU alumna used dryer lint to rescue her art career Cancer treatment destroyed most of the muscles in Heidi Hooper’s upper arm. She saved herself from depression and found a new way to create using an unlikely source. Portrait of Andy Warhol using dryer lint with soup cans in the background. "Andy Warhol in Dryer Lint," Heidi Hooper's tribute to Warhol and winner of a 2014 Niche Award. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Hooper) By Erica Naone Office of Development and Alumni Relations Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Heidi Hooper was a metalsmith working...
  • VCDL Firearm Bill Analysis for the 2019 General Assembly Session, January 21, 2019

    01/19/2019 10:58:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | January 19, 2019 | Philip Van Cleave
    Table of Contents Bills That VCDL StronglySupports...........3 Bills That VCDL Supports........................5 Bills That VCDL StronglyOpposes..........7 Bills That VCDL Opposes........................9 Bills On Which VCDL is Neutral............11 SB 1012, Senator Chase, allows firefighters or emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to carry a concealed firearm everywhere they may go while on duty and as long as they were previously employed as a law-enforcement officer or served in the armed forces. Firefighters and EMS workers often arrive at the scene of a crime before the police do and need to be able toprotect themselves if attacked. They should not have to spend time disarming...
  • Sen. Chase wears handgun to podium to present bills in committee

    01/18/2019 6:07:15 PM PST · by topfile · 41 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jan 15 2919 | Patrick Wilson
    It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster. The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun. Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and...
  • Third Trimester Late Term Abortion Bill Backed by Northam, Fairfax, Herring, Democratic Legislators

    01/18/2019 12:43:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Republican Standard ^ | 01/18/19 | TRS staff
    ""Third Trimester Late Term Abortion Bill Backed by Northam, Fairfax, Herring, Democratic Legislators"" Democratic leaders backed legislation repealing restrictions on third trimester late term abortions, repealing clinic health and safety standards, and eliminating informed consent requirements, among other provisions. They noted the measures were unlikely to pass in 2019, but vowed to enact them if Democrats take the Virginia House and Senate in November's elections. On Thursday in Richmond, Democratic leaders announced their support for a sweeping repeal of abortion restrictions in Virginia, including deregulation of third trimester late term abortions up until the moment of birth. The press conference,...
  • Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody

    01/18/2019 4:56:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 24, 2018, Yunsong Zhao was vindicated. He had done nothing illegal. The evidence against him was so weak, the judge did not let the case go to trial. He dismissed the case based on lack of evidence. From wsls.com: CHRISTIANSBURG — A judge on Monday dismissed the firearms charge against former Virginia Tech student Yunsong Zhao, saying that he didn’t believe the police officer or gun dealer who were the prosecution’s main witnesses.The evidence that Zhao, a 20-year-old Chinese national, possessed an assault weapon that is allowed only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents was too flimsy...
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers

    01/16/2019 12:32:30 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matthew Haag
    Karen Pence, the second lady of the United States, returned to teaching art this week, accepting a part-time position at a private Christian school that does not allow gay students and requires employees to affirm that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The website of the school, Immanuel Christian School, which enrolls kindergartners through eighth graders at its campus in Springfield, Va., details its religious beliefs and expectations of both students and their parents, as well as those who wish to work there. The school’s employment application requires candidates to describe their faith in Jesus Christ,...
  • Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids

    01/16/2019 5:49:56 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 126 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 1/16/19 | Rebecca Klein
    Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity. The 2018 employment application also makes candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.” “Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications for employees includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following:...
  • Sen. Warner: Trump Is Worst Negotiator in History — ‘Does Not Think Through Anything’

    01/14/2019 7:18:07 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 58 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 1-13-2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) predicted President Donald Trump would go down as the worst negotiator in history. While discussing the government shutdown, Warner said, “I think history will show that Donald Trump, the supposed great dealmaker, and I’m working on a piece on this, that business schools and management consultants will look back for years and say this was the most in inept negotiation. He boxed himself in a corner. He didn’t empower his negotiators like the vice president or Lindsey Graham or Mitch McConnell. He’s not allowed any win-win circumstance....
  • Making Christians in America Criminals – Philip Zodhiates – Part I

    01/14/2019 12:54:57 PM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Barbwire ^ | January 13, 2019 | Linda Wall
    On December 5th Virginia businessman and philanthropist, Philip Zodhiates, became the third American incarcerated for “exercising” his Christian faith. You have probably heard about the “Baker Case” in Colorado, the “Florist Case” in Washington state and the “Fire Chief Case” in Atlanta, but have you heard about the “Lisa Miller Case” in Virginia? If you do know something about the Lisa Miller Case, and it came from the biased mainstream media, what you know is false. Making Christians in America Criminals will be a series of articles unmasking the lies of the Lisa Miller Case and the live drama unfolding...
  • Gov. Northam Calls for California-style Voting Laws in Virginia

    01/14/2019 11:11:49 AM PST · by blueyon · 42 replies
    newvirginiapress.com ^ | 01/10/19 | ???
    Advancing on gains made last year, Democrats in Virginia are pushing for another big play. After last year’s success pulling in soft Republicans to help pass their agenda, Democrats are eagerly asking for more. This year they’ve announced a bold agenda to import California-style voting laws into the Commonwealth with Governor Northam confident he has all the votes he needs. Northam Announces His Plan to End Voter ID and Usher-in Early Voting California’s voting laws caused a flurry of conservative outrage after the Midterm elections last year. On election night the Republican party was down just 26 seats. But when...
  • Women For Trump! (Women going to Washington to support President Trump on the wall)

    01/13/2019 7:08:17 PM PST · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    Email ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Amy K
    I just wanted to give you an update and let you know that we are on for Tuesday at 11:15 AM (due to the snowstorm). We will meet Monday night for an impromptu meetup at Trump International at 7PM. Join us if you are in town. Then Tuesday morning we will have our press conference and then visit Capitol HIll to speak with our Congressmen and Senators...including Madam Pelosi! This has been an overwhelming and expensive task, so we really need your support. I am so grateful for those that have already contributed. Thank YOU! We will be sending out...
  • Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation

    01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described “false flag” operation in the Alabama Senate race. The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election. New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIP’s founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee. A nonprofit group linked to Fusion...
  • Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Pushes Gun Confiscation Orders, Criminalization of Private Sales

    01/05/2019 10:28:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04 JAN 19 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) proposed gun confiscation orders, criminalization of private gun sales, an “assault weapons” ban, and other gun controls on Friday. Northam claimed these controls will reduce “gun violence” although all evidence actually points to the contrary. Northam tweeted: “This morning I announced a broad package of reasonable legislation to prevent gun violence and improve Virginia’s public safety. I look forward to having a dialogue with the General Assembly this session on these important issues.” The state of California already has gun confiscation orders, but that did not prevent the November 7, 2018, firearm attack on the...
  • Congresswoman displays transgender pride flag outside office

    01/05/2019 10:24:19 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kmov4 ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | AP
    A newly elected Virginia congresswoman is displaying a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a Democrat from the 10th District in northern Virginia who was sworn in Thursday. The pink-, blue- and white-striped flag is displayed at the door to her office, along with the U.S. and Virginia flags. In a statement, Wexton says she's displaying the flag because she has family members and friends who are transgender. Chief of Staff Abigail Carter says Wexton is an aunt to a transgender person. Wexton says she wants the transgender community to know they're welcome. Since it...
  • Trump Tweet regarding Jim Webb reports

    01/04/2019 3:23:35 PM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4 Jan 2019 | President Trump
    The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS. I’m sure he is a fine man, but I don’t know Jim, and never met him. Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job!
  • White House Mulls Jim Webb, Ex-Democratic Senator, as Next Defense Secretary

    01/03/2019 1:02:10 PM PST · by springwater13 · 139 replies
    The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, to be the next defense secretary, according to three officials, potentially bypassing more hawkish Republicans whose names have been floated to replace Jim Mattis. Mr. Webb, an outspoken opponent of the Iraq war, is being considered as President Trump seeks to carry out campaign promises to withdraw American troops from Syria and Afghanistan. Those two decisions prompted Mr. Mattis to resign late last month, putting the deputy defense secretary, Patrick M. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, in the top role in an acting...
  • Goodlatte and Gowdy Send Letter Outlining Joint Investigation

    12/29/2018 7:17:46 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker outlining the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. The letter sent to Majority Leader McConnell, Mr. Horowitz, and Mr. Whitaker can be found HERE.
  • house-republicans-unceremoniously-end-probe-into-fbi-doj-bias-against-trump-in-favor-of-clinton

    12/29/2018 6:11:30 AM PST · by jcon40 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 29,2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    House Republicans unceremoniously ended their investigation into the way the FBI and the Department of Justice handled Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the bias allegations against President Trump. The House probe was led by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee and sought to look into allegations that the FBI and the DOJ were biased against Trump during the 2016 presidential election and favored Clinton’s candidacy. Two Republicans chairing the committees – Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Robert Goodlatte, R-Va. – said in a letter Friday that the DOJ must appoint a special counsel to investigate...