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  • Why Suburban Women Cost the Republicans the House

    11/10/2018 1:51:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 198 replies
    American ^ | November 10, 2018 | Steve Marks
    Did suburban women cost the Republicans the House of Representatives? Most suburban women can be easily persuaded to vote for Democrats because they do not think seriously. Serious thinking in the political sense is concerned with where we are going as a nation, our moral values, our long-term prosperity, our security, our freedom and its inherent responsibilities. G.K. Chesterton said, “Thinking means connecting things, and stops if they cannot be connected” (Orthodoxy, 1908). Don’t get me wrong – there are many intelligent, serious conservative women in Fairfax County (not to mention the nation as a whole), but they are sadly...
  • Tucker Carlson: Man accusing me of assault called my daughter a 'whore'

    11/10/2018 1:40:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2018 | Joe Concha & Tal Axelrod
    Videos at link. Tucker Carlson responded to attorney Michael Avenatti's claim he was investigating the Fox News host "assaulted" a "gay Latino immigrant," last month, with Carlson explaining in a detailed statement that the man had called his teenage daughter a "whore" at a Virginia country club. The response comes after Avenatti, who has clashed with Carlson before, tweeted a video that appeared to show Carlson telling someone "get the f**k out of here. But the video does not show Carlson assaulting anyone as alleged. In an extended statement provided to The Hill, Carlson said the man who called his...
  • Lateef wins in school board chairman's race ... dirty tricks (Exhibit A - How RATs Cheat)

    11/09/2018 2:03:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | By Jill Palermo Times Staff Writer
    Babur Lateef is the apparent winner of Tuesdays special election for chairman of Prince William County School Board, garnering 48 percent of the unofficial vote to Alyson Satterwhites 41.9 percent. The win means Lateef, who ran with the support of Prince William Countys Democratic Committee, will hold onto the top spot on the eight-member board, while Satterwhite, who was endorsed by the local Republican committee, will remain the Gainesville representative on the board, a position she has held since 2012. Lateef was first appointed interim chairman earlier this year after former school board chairman Ryan Sawyers resigned the post following...
  • Alexandria [VA] teen sentenced to 40 years in MS-13-related killing of Md. girl, 15

    11/09/2018 11:26:55 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 9, 2018 2:07 pm | Rick Massimo
    WASHINGTON The teenager who disappeared for a month last year, only to be charged with a brutal gang-related murder on her return, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison on the murder charge, 10 years each on the others. Iraheta was 17 when she disappeared for a month in January 2017. Her return was captured live in February of that...
  • Democratic rep.: Trump 'deliberately set up Jim Acosta' with 'staged' incident

    11/08/2018 11:54:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 | Joe Concha
    Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-Va.) declared Thursday that CNN's Jim Acosta was "deliberately set up" by President Trump in a "staged" event involving an intern on Wednesday that led to the CNN correspondent getting his press pass suspended by the White House. Connelly's comments were made to TMZ outside of Congress on Thursday. "Do you think hes going to have a better relationship with all these reporters?" Connelly was asked. "I would not argue that hes going to have a better relationship with the reporters, given the fact he pulled Jim Acostas White House press credentials yesterday in kind of a...
  • Lets Not Make the Corey Stewart Mistake Again

    11/07/2018 6:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | November 6, 2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Virginias Senate election did not take long to resolve. Incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine was declared the winner over Corey Stewart immediately after 7 p.m. Eastern. As three Virginia Republicans hold their breath about the outcomes of the House elections incumbents Barbara Comstock and Dave Brat, and challenger Denver Riggleman some will wonder if the party partially set its fate in the June 12 primary. If Nick Freitas or even E. W. Jackson had won the GOP nomination for Senate, maybe the Virginia Democratic party would have at least had to expend some resources protecting Kaine.
  • Olivia Wilde's mom Leslie Cockburn loses VA House race to Republican 'Bigfoot erotica' fan

    11/06/2018 9:25:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn, has lost in the House race for Virginia's 5th Congressional District to an alleged Bigfoot erotica fan. Republican Denver Riggleman beat Democrat Cockburn, an Emmy award-winning journalist and first time candidate with 53.6 per cent to 46.3 per cent - despite tough campaigning by the Hollywood star's mother. The House star, who backed and campaigned for her mom's run, has not commented on her loss. Cockburn sensationally revealed over the summer that Riggleman was a fan of 'bigfoot erotica', suggesting the odd fetish made him unfit to govern. Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn...
  • AP: House VA 10th: Wexton - D Defeats Comstock -R -Democratic Pickup

    11/06/2018 5:43:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Additionally, Democrat Jennifer Wexton is projected to win her election to represent Virginia's 10th congressional district in the U.S. House against Republican incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock.
  • Virginia facing high unexpected Medicaid costs

    11/06/2018 4:33:08 PM PST · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    WAPO AP ^ | 11-2-18 | Alan Suderman | AP
    Virginia is facing a huge bill for unexpected Medicaid costs that hamper proposed new spending on things like school improvements or tax breaks for the poor. State officials said Friday that Virginia has about $460 million in unforeseen Medicaid costs. The new costs, first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, are unrelated to Virginias recent decision to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne said much of the new costs stem from faulty forecasts overestimating the benefits of having private health insurers cover a greater number of some of the states...
  • Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, will win a second term against Republican challenger [tr]

    11/06/2018 4:28:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Fox News can also project that Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, of Virginia, will win a second term against Republican challenger Corey Stewart.
  • 2018's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live

    11/06/2018 11:04:10 AM PST · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | 11/5/2018
    With Veterans Day around the corner and 71 percent of VA medical centers recently demonstrating increases in quality in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live as well as accompanying videos. The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of VA health facilities. Best Cities for Veterans 1. Austin, TX 2. Scottsdale, AZ 3. Colorado Springs, CO 4. Raleigh, NC 5. Gilbert, AZ 6. Plano, TX 7. Virginia Beach, VA...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentuckys 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • In a Northern Va. swing district, will Trump be enough for Democrats to unseat Rep. Comstock?

    11/05/2018 1:33:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jenna Portnoy
    In a Northern Virginia swing district that is one of the most watched in this midterm election, one-quarter of the electorate cant really say what they think of state Sen. Jennifer Wexton. But in most polls, the Democrat is comfortably ahead of Rep. Barbara Comstock, the two-term Republican who is ubiquitous. That phenomenon says plenty about this particular moment in this particular suburban district across the river from Washington, heavy with college-educated, affluent voters and growing immigrant communities. Voters in Virginias 10th Congressional District say they want to vote for a Democrat any Democrat as a check on...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it, said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantics manager of public and government affairs. As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours more than 80 hours a year [on average] we spend being stuck in...
  • Sisters found dead in Hudson River preferred suicide over returning to Saudi Arabia: Police

    11/02/2018 5:53:48 PM PDT · by chiller · 45 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/2/18 | ABC -Aaron Katersky, Morgan Winsor
    Tala and Rotana Farea, the sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found taped together in New York City's Hudson River last week, were said to have preferred suicide over returning to their home country According to police. Dermot Shea, chief of detectives for the New York City Police Department, said "sources" in Virginia, where the Farea sisters had previously been living, informed investigators ...(snip).. would "rather inflict harm on themselves and commit suicide than return to Saudi Arabia."
  • Support Corey Stewart for US Senate - New Ad - needs help

    11/02/2018 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 20 replies
    Corey Stewart for Senate ^ | 11/2/18 | Corey Stewart and others
    Just thought some might have a bit of $$$ available to help Corey Stewart defeat the vile Tim Kaine. There is a new AD that needs to go out all over Virginia.
  • Virginia Poll: Rep. Bart Struggles to Put Away Dem Spanberger

    10/30/2018 8:20:26 AM PDT · by beejaa · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Eric Mack
    Voter enthusiasm might be the difference in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race between GOP incumbent Dave Brat and surging Democrat Abigail Spanberger, according to the latest poll from The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. The race is a statistical dead heat with Spanberger holding a 1-point edge on Rep. Brat 46-45 among likely voters, which is well within the poll's plus or minus 4.2 percentage point margin of error. Among the most committed voters, Spanberger's lead widens to 3 points 48-45 percent, albeit still within the margin. Voter turnout will decide this race and...
  • A man gone crazy: After attack at sea, one man is dead and another faces life in prison

    10/29/2018 6:00:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | Oct 28, 2018 | Peter Dujardin
    A York County-based fishing boat the Captain Billy Haver was 55 miles off the coast of Massachusetts a few weeks ago, dredging scallops from the sea. Then, seemingly out of the blue, a crew member started attacking his shipmates with a hammer. The vessels captain radioed the Coast Guard for help at 2 p.m. on an international emergency distress channel. Mayday, mayday, mayday, he said in a thick accent. Can anybody hear me? We have a man gone crazy here on the boat, man, the captain continued after hearing a reply. One man, I dont know if hes...
  • Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for...

    10/27/2018 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 13, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate Washington, DC According to pundits and polls, the Senate race in Virginia is all but over, but Operation Rescue doesnt buy it. Pro-life Republican Corey Stewart is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clintons 2016 running mate. We believe Kaines seat is vulnerable, despite all the suppression polling out there that is meant to make people believe this race is already over. Kaine represents the corrupt Clinton agenda of unrestricted abortion, higher taxes, and disastrous foreign policies...
  • The Left Seeks To Rob Us Of Our Past

    10/26/2018 1:53:40 PM PDT · by fwdude · 23 replies
    GrasstopsUSA ^ | October 22, 2018 | Don Feder
    The Amazon series "The Man in The High Castle" is about an alternate universe where the Axis won World War II. Germany occupies the Eastern United States and Japan the West. The nightmarish series isn't easy to watch, especially the last episode of Season 3, where the Nazis decide that to truly wield power, they must eradicate U.S. history. The Statue of Liberty is blown up in New York Harbor and the Liberty Bell melted down and recast as a giant swastika. In New York City, mobs of torch-bearing youth roam the streets chanting "Blood and Soil," and attacking passersby....