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  • Second court disagrees, upholds subsidies

    07/22/2014 10:32:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that ObamaCare subsidies issued through the federal exchanges are legal, contradicting a separate ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court on the same day. Fourth Circuit Judge Roger Gregory argued that because the statutory language of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ambiguous, courts should defer to the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Service and allow the subsides to stand. "Applying deference to the IRS's determination … we uphold the rule as a permissible exercise of the agency's discretion," Gregory wrote. The decision came just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • On the other hand: Fourth Circuit upholds ObamaCare subsidies for federal exchange consumers

    07/22/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    Well, this is awkward.Unlike the D.C. Circuit, which split 2-1, the majority here was 3-0. Even so, the most noteworthy thing about the opinion is how tormented the court seems in trying to determine what Congress intended when it said that subsidies should be available only on “an exchange established by the State.” From page 20:Page 24:Page 28:If they can’t decide what the key phrase was designed to do, why don’t they follow the D.C. Circuit’s lead and stick with the plain text? In the first excerpt above, the court frankly admits that the language of the law seems...
  • Split Rulings Over Obamacare Point to Another Supreme Court Showdown

    07/22/2014 11:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/22/2014 | Jacob Gershman
    Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing. With the future of Obamacare hanging in the balance, the back-to-back opinions raise the likelihood of another Supreme Court showdown over the the president’s marquee law. The two circuits split over an issue fundamental to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. That is, whether the Internal Revenue Service had the authority under the statute passed...
  • Coal workers laid off in Wise County [Virginia]

    07/22/2014 11:13:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | WCYB News Staff
    Another round of layoffs for the coal industry – this one striking Wise County, Virginia. On Monday workers at both Cumberland River Coal’s Pine Branch Number One in Wise County, and a second mine in Letcher County, Kentucky, learned that the mines would be shutting down indefinitely. Derrick Saylor is one of the workers who learned that he would be losing his job. "Here in the mountains we are tight knit, like a family," said Saylor. "People we work with are like family cause we are with them as much as family at home" "It’s tough [and] it’s sad to...
  • Founder of Anti-Gun Group Names Virginia Democrat as 'Next Target'

    07/22/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 21 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts tweeted that Virginia's congressional candidate Mike Dickinson is her group's "next target." This was in response to a July 20 tweet in which Dickinson, a self-described "left wing liberal," wrote: "People generally don't want to die. I own a gun and if I'm touched I'm shooting."
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,July 21-25,2014

    07/21/2014 2:38:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 21-25, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Limbaugh is right about Obama's war on suburbs (Placing illegals in selected re-drawn neighborhoods)

    07/20/2014 5:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Woodlands Villager ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Romano
    “What better way to give a boost to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act and the remaking of American neighborhoods than to start injecting illegal immigrant populations into targeted cities and towns in the suburbs all across the country?“ That was national radio talk show superhost Rush Limbaugh commenting on a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” “The concept, as it is properly understood, is to change the enforcement paradigm in order to allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development to essentially decide what every neighborhood in America should look like,” Limbaugh explained....
  • Russia bans congressman (RAT Jim Moran), 12 other Americans

    07/19/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/19/14
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country. In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov. He said Moran had been repeatedly accused of financial misdeeds but didn't elaborate. The other 12, including Guantanamo commander Rear Adm. Richard Butler and Lynndie England, a former soldier convicted...
  • How a Virginia factory owner battled the Chinese and won

    07/18/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Bernice Napach
    Since China joined the WTO. So many U.S. companies laid off workers and closed factories. John Bassett III, a third-generation furniture factory owner in Virginia, refused to do that. He decided instead to take on the Chinese. "He's absolutely relentless, “says Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town. Bassett traveled from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to northern China to visit a factory that made knockoffs of the furniture his factory made. Bassett pretended to be interested in doing business with the Chinese manufacturer,...
  • Feds OK first-in-decades oil studies off East Coast

    07/18/2014 11:21:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration on Friday gave the oil industry the green light to use air guns and sonic sensors to search for possible oil and gas under Atlantic waters, overriding environmentalists concerned that the seismic research can harm whales and other marine life. Although geophysical research companies will still have to apply for individual permits to conduct seismic studies along the south- and mid-Atlantic coast — and undergo more rigorous environmental scrutiny of their specific plans — the Interior Department’s formal decision opens the door for the activity. Friday’s move also helps pave the way for possible drilling off the...
  • Local Official: Feds Drop 'Unknown Number' of Illegal Kids in VA County Without Warning

    07/18/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Dan Joseph
    Prince William County, Virginia has become well-known in recent years for its tough stance on illegal immigration. So you can imagine how upset some local lawmakers were when they learned that the federal government had contracted to house illegal alien children in their county without informing any county officials. MRCTV spoke to Prince William County Supervisor, Corey Stewart about the situation that was thrust upon his county by the Obama Administration. We then attended a council meeting where outraged citizens spoke out against the move and had some harsh words for both the council members and the federal government. Stewart...
  • One of the ‘Important People’

    07/17/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Washinton Free Beacon ^ | July 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    FEATURE: This is what happens when a reporter tries to make an OBGYN appointment with Eric Holder’s wifeI was told the OBGYN practice where the wives of two prominent Democrats are partners reserves its morning appointments for “important people.” It was an intriguing claim, especially given the fact that Foxhall OB/GYN Associates does not accept Medicaid even as the office is being used as a prop in a Democrat’s congressional campaign.I decided to investigate. Could I get a morning appointment? Was I one of the “important people”? After an awkward 15-minute conversation with the office manager, it turned out I...
  • Even in Liberal Northern Virginia, Dems Flee Obama

    With Barack Obama's job approval well below water these days, perhaps it's no surprise that Democratic candidates for Congress this year aren't jumping at the chance to have the president come campaign for them. Dave Weigel at Slate points out how remarkable it was last week when Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado declined to appear with Obama, despite the fact that the president won Colorado twice. "Members of the White House political team will grit their teeth and ask low-level campaign staffers if, you know, it would be OK for the commander-in-chief to show up," Weigel writes. "They will...
  • Eric Cantor parties in Hamptons, campaigning for Wall Street job: report

    07/16/2014 1:16:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Terrence Cullen
    Pick a job, any job. Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s career in Congress might be over, but he’s got plenty of suitors on Wall Street and in the National Republican Committee. Cantor was recently spotted at an exclusive Hamptons party, rubbing elbows with Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfien and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, according to Politico, and seemed to be pining for a finance job in New York. The seven-term congressman from Virginia lost his primary last month to Tea Party favorite Dave Brat. Cantor will step down from his leadership role at the end of July, but will...
  • Mark Warner rallies Virginians against Hobby Lobby ruling (BARF ALERT)

    07/16/2014 11:48:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    From an email
    Breaking: Partisan gridlock blocks Hobby Lobby bill. Friend, This afternoon, Republicans in the Senate filibustered the bill that would undo the impacts of the recent Hobby Lobby decision. This bill would have ensured that employers can't stand between a woman and her doctor and protected the rights of all employees to have access to basic health care. This partisan gridlock is outrageous. We deserve to have a real debate on this bill, and it deserves to have a vote. Nearly 20,000 supporters like you have added their name demanding action. The momentum is with us to fix this. Today’s filibuster...
  • Man charged for shooting when cops went to wrong house (Jury finds him innocent)

    07/16/2014 5:40:46 AM PDT · by csvset · 69 replies
    WAVY ^ | July 15, 2014 | Andy Fox
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Imagine you’re up watching our late night news when you hear your back door rattling, then see a red laser pointed on your chest. One Portsmouth man claims that happened to him. Brandon Watson said he was protecting his family when his wife heard noises in the back yard on January 3, 2013: “She said, ‘oh my gosh, someone is int he backyard.’” The noises got closer and then she heard the clicking of the backdoor handle. In a neighborhood where weapons are everywhere, Brandon Watson didn’t hesitate to grab his own legally purchased gun. It...
  • Top Virginia Official: Illegals Have More Privacy than Americans Under Obama

    07/15/2014 9:28:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Appearing on Friday's Laura Ingraham Show, Corey Stewart, the Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in exurban Virginia, said that it is ironic that "under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, if you are a U.S. citizen and you are a sex offender, you are registered and you’re tracked," but "if you are an illegal alien, the local police have no way of knowing where you are, because ICE will not tell you." "The American citizens that have been convicted are being treated worse than illegal immigrants convicted for the same crimes, and this is...
  • Stewart: Immigrant children being housed in Prince William County

    07/15/2014 7:52:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Leesburg Today (VA) ^ | July 15, 2014 | by Jill Palermo
    Some of the immigrant children showing up unaccompanied at the U.S. border in recent weeks have been transferred to Prince William County, Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart confirmed Monday. Stewart, R-At Large, said that an official from Youth for Tomorrow -- a Bristow-based Christian nonprofit that provides housing, education and counseling services to troubled kids -- told him more than a week ago the organization had contracted with federal authorities to provide housing and services for some of the young immigrants being transferred from the southern borders. Stewart said he’s also “heard rumors” that more children might be housed...
  • Obama backs highway fund fix, touts 'talking' cars

    07/15/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jeff Mason and David Lawder
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a temporary fix for the depleted Highway Trust Fund during an event to tout his administration's work with the private sector to develop cars that communicate using wireless technology. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives was poised on Tuesday to approve a $10 billion infusion for the fund, enough to keep money flowing to road, bridge and transit projects at least through the end of May 2015. :snip: Obama weighed in on the issue shortly after taking a wild ride in a car simulator at a highway research center in...
  • Prince Wiliam County officials: We weren't informed child immigrants were coming

    07/15/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC Local News - DC ^ | July 15, 2014 | By Brianne Carter, Roz Plater
    BRISTOW, Va. - Some of the thousands of children who have crossed the U.S. border, fleeing violence and extortion in Central America, are now being housed in Prince William County. Federal officials are making arrangements to house the children with private and religious organizations, but they are not saying where. Prince William County officials say they only found out about the children arriving there because the local shelter taking them in volunteered the information. "Health and Human Services did not inform the county. We're somewhat upset about that," said Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart. "I'm concerned...
  • Police Accuse Man of Faking Residency for Daughter to Attend UGA

    07/15/2014 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Cecily · 10 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 14, 2014 | Steve Visser
    Pierre Mortemousque’s daughter apparently really wanted to attend UGA; he really didn’t want to pay for it — at least full price. That is what the University of Georgia police say they found after they got a tip the Virginia man was passing himself off as an in-state resident while his daughter was on Greek Row. Now the Lynchburg, Va., resident is facing four felony charges of theft — totaling nearly $40,000 — for the two years his daughter got her education subsidized by Georgia taxpayers, said UGA Chief Jimmy Williamson. Mortemousque has since paid his financial debt in the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, July 14-18, 2014

    07/14/2014 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 276 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 14-17, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Woman Finds Stack Of Anti-Hillary 'Lewinsky' Bumper Stickers At GOP Office

    07/14/2014 2:09:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    TPM ^ | JULY 11, 2014 | Nicole Laford
    A Virginia woman told TPM on Friday that she recently discovered a stack of anti-Hillary Clinton bumper stickers at a local GOP office, despite denials from the state party that it had anything to do with the stickers. Carole Donoghue, a retired journalist, said she found the bumper stickers at Fairfax County Republican Committee headquarters in Fairfax, Va. The bumper stickers read “Monica Lewinsky’s X-Boyfriend’s Wife for President." In small print, they included the words "Authorized By Republican Party Of Virginia." Donoghue talked to TPM hours after a spokesperson for Republican Party of Virginia denied the state party had anything...
  • Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting

    07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by bornred · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman
    Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents. But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the...
  • DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court [Fighting To Block Law Enforcement!]

    07/13/2014 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 13, 2014 | PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE
    DOJ Set to Fight Gay-Marriage Bans in Supreme Court Jul 13, 2014, 9:00 AM ET By PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY JACK DATE The Justice Department is set to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court ruling and block states from banning same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder said. The nation's top law enforcement official's remarks come just days after Utah officials announced they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the state. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that a state ban...
  • Antares rocket cleared for liftoff Sunday afternoon (9:52 a.m. PDT/12:52 p.m. EDT/1652 GMT)

    07/13/2014 8:30:36 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 42 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13JUL2014 | SpaceFlightNow.com Staff Writer
    Orbital Sciences is gearing up for liftoff of a commercial cargo craft packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. Launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is set for 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652 GMT) Sunday. Rocket: Antares Payload: Cygnus (Orb-2) Launch date: July 13, 2014 Launch time: 9:52:14 a.m. PDT/12:52:14 p.m. EDT (1652:14 GMT) Window: 5 minutes Launch site: Pad 0A, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Va. ISS capture: July 16 @ 1037 GMT ISS departure: Aug. 15 Re-entry: TBD
  • Feds Ask Churches To House Migrant Families

    07/12/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked Catholic churches in California to temporarily house and feed groups of Central American migrants until 2016, according to an official at the diocese of San Bernardino.But any unpaid cooperation is legally questionable, because it may be intended to bypass Congress’ authority to fund — or to not fund — federal agencies’ new practice of distributing the flood of migrant families to homes across the country.The department “has reached out to the diocese and the bishop, and asked us to shelter families in transition,” Maria Christina Mendez, at the Office of Hispanic Affairs, told...
  • Drug charges dropped against prominent Leesburg businessman

    07/11/2014 9:24:19 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 11 replies
    LoudounTimes.com ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 | Crystal Owens
    Drug charges against a prominent Leesburg businessman were dropped today prior to a preliminary hearing in Loudoun County General District Court due to a lack of evidence. Thomas C. Watson, 41, was arrested March 19 on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute after police said a package with oxycodone and MDMA was delivered to his Leesburg home. ... “He did not accept the packages - in fact he rejected them. He wrote on the packages 'Return to Sender' and 'Wrong Recipient.' They were placed in his car to take to the post office...
  • Sen. Mark Warner attacks Hobby Lobby for denying "basic health care" (BARF ALERT)

    07/11/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    email from Warner campaign
    Friend, Add your name today! I was very troubled by the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The idea that for-profit corporations can stand in the way of employees accessing basic health care is outrageous. That’s why I’m supporting legislation that would reverse the negative consequences of the Hobby Lobby case. But it’s going to take all of us working together to ensure it passes. Will you join me in calling on Congress to undo the effects of the Hobby Lobby decision? Let me be very clear: a woman should be trusted to make her own healthcare...
  • Campaign Stunt: Dickinson (D-VA) wants to play F, Marry, Kill on Twitter

    07/11/2014 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 11 replies
    his own Twitter feed ^ | 7-11-14 | Mike Dickinson
    Let's play F, marry, kill! #KendallJones @HollyRFisher and @michellemalkin #popculturegame
  • Motion approved to keep immigrant children from relocating to Washington County, VA

    07/09/2014 9:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    WCYB-TV ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Callan Gray
    We told you two weeks ago about rumors immigrant children could relocate to the Virginia Intermont College campus. At that time, we also found out the Washington County Board of Supervisors were planning to take action to keep that from happening. We spoke with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services to see if VI was an option for housing the children. They told us the list of sites being considered is not available. On Tuesday night, the Washington County, Va. Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution saying they do not want...
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Dave Brat shakes up campaign a month after topping Eric Cantor

    07/09/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Economics professor Dave Brat, who bested House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a GOP primary a month ago in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, has hired his third campaign manager of the race. Mr. Brat announced that Phil Rapp, an aide to state Sen. Bill Stanley, Franklin Republican, will be the campaign’s manager heading to the fall after Amanda Chase, a former Cantor staffer, ran things during the transition from the primary to the general election. The Brat campaign also announced it is bringing on Tim Edson as a general consultant. Mr. Edson was the campaign manager for former Florida congressman...
  • Trial opens for man accused in child porn production

    07/08/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | July 8, 2014 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK Jury selection began this morning in the federal trial of a Virginia Beach man accused of offering women money to produce child pornography for him. Robert H. Scott Jr., who also went by Mike Pyro, faces 28 counts of production, distribution and receipt of child pornography and related charges. Three women who are expected to testify previously admitted that they took sexually explicit videos of very young children and sent them to Scott by phone and email, according to court filings. One victim was 1 year old. Others were 2, 3, and 5. Scott met the women on Facebook...
  • Senate moves forward on sportsmen bill

    07/07/2014 5:19:28 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate overwhelmingly advanced a bipartisan hunting and fishing bill on Monday – but not before facing objections from liberals who criticized the chamber for failing to act on gun-control measures. Senators voted 82-12 Monday evening to move forward on the sportsmen’s legislation, which would boost hunters and anglers through an array of provisions such as helping to build shooting ranges and loosening federal regulations on lead fishing tackle and bullets. The package is a political boon to the host of red-state Democrats up for reelection this year including the bill’s chief Democratic sponsor, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan. Sen....
  • Eric Cantor seeks help to repay donors

    07/07/2014 4:36:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/7/14 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat is leaving his campaign in a financial bind. The Virginia Republican’s political operation has asked his House GOP colleagues to cut checks so he can refund his donors. Cantor spent funds meant for the general election during his unsuccessful primary campaign battle against fellow Republican Dave Brat. Since he lost and has no general election in November, federal law mandates that Cantor must return those general-election contributions to the donors. Several lawmakers and GOP aides said Cantor needs to raise upwards of $150,000 to refund his donors, and possibly far more. Doug Heye, Cantor’s deputy...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, July 7-11, 2014

    07/07/2014 2:35:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 337 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 7-11, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cantor's loss a blow to state GOP fundraising

    07/05/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month. Cantor's campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to Republican state candidates since Cantor was first elected to Congress in 2000. That is according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks political contributions. Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader's former star power. They...
  • Goodlatte: Time to end ‘catch-and-release’ for illegals surging border

    07/03/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Republican who spent the past two days investigating the border surge of illegal immigrants from Central America said Thursday that most of them are trying to reunite with relatives who are already living illegally in the U.S., and the best way to stop the surge is to speed up the threat of deportations. Virginia Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that after speaking with immigration agents who are on the front lines intercepting and processing the families and unaccompanied children, it’s clear illegal immigrants don’t believe there are any consequences for jumping the...
  • Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Widens Their Reach

    07/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser. Mr. McDaniel made clear this week that he was not giving up the fight, dashing off fund-raising emails declaring Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff “a sham, plain and simple,” and offering rewards to individuals who “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud.” “Thanks to illegal voting from liberal Democrats,...
  • D.C. residents urged to boycott Md. shore to protest congressman’s marijuana move

    07/03/2014 2:25:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/3/2014 | MIKE DEBONIS
    If you’re a District resident planning to vacation in the Maryland havens of Ocean City or St. Michaels this summer, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and some D.C. activists would prefer you choose Rehoboth Beach, Del., or Chincoteague Island, Va., instead. A week after Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) successfully attached an amendment to a House budget bill that would overturn the city’s marijuana decriminalization law, Gray and the District’s largest voting-rights advocacy group said city residents would be better off vacationing somewhere besides Harris’s district, which includes all of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “I don’t think we should support someone who...
  • Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

    07/03/2014 4:41:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 6/30/14 | John Eggerton
    Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team. According to an interview on Indian Country Today Media Network, Hundt said that the FCC should "reevaluate" whether Snyder is fit to be a licensee, by which Hundt meant "a person of appropriate character," he said. “The FCC should consider whether Mr. Snyder is fit to own radio station licenses given that he uses radio stations to broadcast an ethnic slur,” he said. “These licenses are owned by...
  • Hurricane Arthur

    07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 103 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 July 2014 | NHC/NOAA
    Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development. Sea Surface TempsPublic Advisories
  • If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you!

    07/03/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Cheeks · 26 replies
    www.vcdl.org ^ | 7/2/14 | Phillip Van Cleave
    ************************************************************** 3. If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you! ************************************************************** A VCDL member brought to our attention a “No loaded guns” sign on the door of Absolute Outdoors in New Kent. EM Ed Levine sent them an email to confirm that policy. First, let me say that many gun stores have a “no loaded guns” policy. That’s because, unlike pretty much any other public place around, people are actually drawing guns and handling them in a gun store. That said, many stores have a better policy of saying that a person can have...
  • Ken Cuccinelli calls for states to dispatch the National Guard to border

    07/02/2014 8:51:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-2-2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general, said states along the Southern border not only have the legal right to secure their properties by dispatching the National Guard — but they pretty much also have a constitutionally based responsibility. “When [illegals are] coming across your border, Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution [gives border states the right to] deal with this themselves,” he said during an interview on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Breitbart reported. Mr. Cuccinelli advised, too, that states could task their law enforcement to the borders, too. He also said the federal government couldn’t really prevent states from...
  • What Would Madison Do?

    07/02/2014 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 1, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    Coming soon: a lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner challenging President Obama’s usurpation of legislative authority. According to the Speaker’s legal theory (summarized in a memo that closely follows a recent George Will column), the courts can resolve disputes between the legislative and executive branches when (a.) no private party has standing to sue; (b.) there is no legislative remedy; (c.) one branch of the Congress has voted to authorized such a lawsuit. Barack Obama Predictably, President Obama has called it a “stunt” and Nancy Pelosi “subterfuge.” But, as the distinguished former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy pointed out recently,...
  • Patent office didn’t receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark

    07/02/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision. Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, June 30-July 3, 2014

    06/30/2014 2:16:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 211 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 30-July 3, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Morrissey indicted on five charges (Virginia News)

    06/30/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 6/30/14 | BILL McKELWAY
    HENRICO — A special grand jury today issued five indictments against Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, D-Henrico, adding to a long political and legal career marked by controversy, sanctions and, now, allegations of illicit behavior with an underage female. The charges by the grand jury meeting in Henrico include felony counts of possession of pornographic images of an underage female and of solicitation to obtain the images. Morrissey, 56, a state delegate since 2008 and a former commonwealth’s attorney in Richmond, was expected to be taken into custody by Henrico County police and....
  • ECPI Denies Student’s Second Amendment Club Request

    06/28/2014 7:01:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    10WAVY ^ | June 27, 2014 | Anita Blanton
    A student in Virginia Beach says his attempt to start a Second Amendment Club on campus at ECPI University fell flat, leading to heated call for change online. The school says people don’t know the whole story. Right now gun rights websites are supporting Patrick Winslow’s fight to start his club, but the university claims it’s rooted in misinformation. 10 On Your Side got to the bottom of the debate that has so many people up in arms. “I have now taken on an effort to want to educate the students and the faculty on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence,...