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  • GOP Rep Scott Taylor Debates Laura Ingraham on DREAMers — Says DACA Is Not Amnesty

    12/14/2017 7:10:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) took on host Laura Ingraham on the issue of the legal status of the so-called DREAMers — children brought to the United States illegally. Taylor insisted giving legal status to the DREAMERs through DACA was not “amnesty.” Transcript as follows: INGRAHAM: Above all else President Trump was elected on one clear issue, stop illegal immigrant. And that would mean build the wall, no amnesty, you know the drill. But there are some Republicans in Congress including the guy right here who still believes that the DACA amnesty thing...
  • Republican Civil War Could Hand Senate to Democrats

    12/13/2017 10:59:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    With Doug Jones' victory in Alabama, Democrats now have at least a plausible path to winning control of the U.S. Senate in the 2018 elections. It's a difficult path to be sure, but it could happen. The first step will be for Democrats to successfully defend all of their Senate incumbents next November. That's not going to be easy because the list includes 10 running in states that voted for Donald Trump. But, the results from Alabama suggest that it could happen. If it does, all Democrats would need to win the Senate is to pick up a pair of...
  • The Upside to Moore Loss for Trump and Republicans

    12/13/2017 10:32:59 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 59 replies
    There is plenty of Republican hand-wringing and media gloating this morning over the dramatic loss of a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the deepest red Alabama yesterday — the first time since a conservative Democrat won in 24 years. It is mostly much ado about nothing. It had nothing to do with the very liberal Democrat running, Doug Jones, who was originally just a “D” set up as a lamb to the slaughter in a state Republicans typically win by 25 to 30 points. Trump won Alabama by 28 points. It had everything to do with Republican Roy Moore being...
  • With new clout, Virginia Democrats to push for gun control

    12/13/2017 9:45:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND — Days after Virginia Democrats’ astounding Election Day successes, one of the state’s most influential gun rights groups sent a warning to its members. “Gun control will be coming at us hard and heavy,” the Virginia Citizens Defense League said in an email with the subject line “2017 Elections and the path ahead.” With the Democrats gaining clout, the group said, it expects a push for legislation in Virginia to implement universal background checks, ban assault weapons and restrict handgun purchases. The Defense League has urged members to reach out to non-gun owners to boost ownership and take off...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 December 2017

    12/10/2017 4:33:29 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 264 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 10 December 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Dec 10th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley; Reps. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Debbie Dingell-Berry, D-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Bernie Sanders, CCCP-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Haley; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Susan Collins, R-MaineTHIS WEEK (ABC): Dean Young, campaign strategist for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Haley; Rep. Adam Schi(t)ff, D-Calif.; Sen. Richard Shelby, RINO-Ala.
  • Gun store owner says Weber City bridge construction hurting her business

    12/10/2017 10:17:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Holly Viers
    GATE CITY — As construction on the Route 23 bridges in Weber City continues, one small business owner has voiced concerns about the effect it’s having on her profits. Mary Murphy, owner of Gold & Guns in Weber City, told the Scott County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday that her business has declined noticeably over the past year or so. Though she attributes some of that decline to the lingering effects of the last recession, she believes the construction — and its estimated completion time of summer 2019 — is the main problem. “I do believe that summer of 2019...
  • Opinion: A $40 toll for a 10-mile trip? This is the new infrastructure math

    12/09/2017 9:02:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 7, 2017 | John Rennie Short
    Drivers in metro Washington, D.C. are experiencing the new realities of commuting in the U.S., and it’s not pretty: It cost drivers $40 to drive 10 miles on I-66, a main commuter route into the nation’s capital from the western suburbs in Northern Virginia, at one point this week. Is this the future for private car owners across the U.S.? The answer is yes. Tolls on public roads aren’t new. But the I-66 toll, which fluctuates based on demand and doesn’t have a ceiling, is by far the most expensive per mile. This toll at “the peak of the peak...
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • SWAT Team at Stafford, VA Walmart

    12/08/2017 4:43:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/8/17
    Note: I looked at the local news sites (WTTG, WJLA, WaPo, WTOP) and don't see anything else on this yet.
  • Democrats ask federal judge for new election in tainted Va. House race

    12/07/2017 11:14:34 PM PST · by Impy · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2017 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Democrats seeking to take control of Virginia’s House of Delegates have asked a federal judge to order a new election to rectify a delegate’s race tainted by mix-ups over district lines. Republican Robert Thomas beat Democrat Joshua Cole by 82 votes on Nov. 7 in a contest to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford). But the outcome, which could affect which party leads the chamber, is in dispute because of errors that led 147 voters to cast ballots in the wrong race. Democrats on Wednesday filed an amended complaint, updating a lawsuit...
  • Gaggle of good Samaritans chase down purse snatcher in Chester

    12/07/2017 3:24:10 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Wayne Covil
    Man runs down thief who grabbed 77-year-old`s purse: `I got him on the ground` CHESTER, Va. – A 77-year-old woman put her purse down in the front seat as she loaded into the backseat groceries she had just bought at the Kroger in Chester. Meanwhile, Justin Watkins was inside Lowe’s picking up items for a construction job when he heard a loud commotion of people. "We proceed to check out and while we're standing in this checkout line, people start hollerin'… they're saying, ‘stop stop stop…he's got her purse,’” Watkins said. Witnesses in the Kroger Parking lot chased the suspect,...
  • DC-area drivers blast I-66 tolling system as fees hit $40 mark

    12/07/2017 3:11:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/17 | Greg Norman
    Outraged Washington, D.C.-area commuters and politicians took to social media Tuesday to blast a new tolling scheme on a busy interstate heading from Virginia into the nation’s capital, as fees along the route peaked to an eye-popping $40 during the morning rush hour. The Interstate-66 tolling plan, which launched Monday, opens up express lanes on the highway in northern Virginia to single drivers, as opposed to just carpoolers. But the sticker shock prices being posted on electronic signs along the roadway led some commuters and residents to give the roadway a new nickname. “This is #highwayrobbery. People are just trying...
  • 28 arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia as part of Blood gang-related FBI, ATF operation

    12/06/2017 3:24:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WJLA ^ | 12/6/17
    More than two dozen people were arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia Wednesday as the ATF, the FBI and local agencies teamed up for a gang-related sting operation, according to authorities. Officials say the arrests stemmed from an investigation into Blood gang-related crimes throughout the area, particularly in Northern Virginia.The ATF announced earlier Wednesday they were engaged in "ongoing law enforcement activity" from Woodbridge to Alexandria. According to authorities, "Operation Tin Panda" started this past Spring, as they investigated Blood-related crimes over the course of the year.Officials say utilizing search warrants today, officers found guns, heroin and other drugs. Before...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • Drivers see I-66 tolls fluctuate frantically, top out at $34.50

    12/04/2017 9:20:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 4,2017 | Reem Nadeem
    WASHINGTON — Drivers on eastbound Interstate 66 saw tolls fluctuate frantically and top out at almost $35 during the Monday morning commute, the first with dynamic tolling on the highway. Rush-hour tolling began at 5:30 a.m. and early morning drivers saw tolls at around $3.50. Within an hour, the tolls had risen to $10 and eventually reached $34.50 at the height of rush-hour. By 9 a.m., prices were back down to below $10, said WTOP’s traffic reporter Dave Dildine, who spent the morning driving on I-66 to report the latest conditions. “It’s going to take some time for us to...
  • Drivers see I-66 tolls fluctuate frantically, top out at $34.50

    12/04/2017 7:41:39 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 4, 2017 | Remem Nadeem
    WASHINGTON — Drivers on eastbound Interstate 66 saw tolls fluctuate frantically and top out at almost $35 during the Monday morning commute, the first with dynamic tolling on the highway. Rush-hour tolling began at 5:30 a.m. and early morning drivers saw tolls at around $3.50. Within an hour, the tolls had risen to $10 and eventually reached $34.50 at the height of rush-hour. By 9 a.m., prices were back down to below $10, said WTOP’s traffic reporter Dave Dildine, who spent the morning driving on I-66 to report the latest conditions. “It’s going to take some time for us to...
  • Warner: ‘Friday Was My Single Worst Day as a U.S. Senator’

    12/04/2017 3:33:00 AM PST · by x1stcav · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/17 | Katelyn Caralle
    "I think there still remains some chance," Warner replied. "And I was saying, Friday was my single worst day as a U.S. senator." Warner emphasized that he was disappointed because he wanted to be a part of a bipartisan effort on tax reform since he realizes there needs to be changes to corporate rates to bring back American profits. He explained, however, that the process of seeing the tax bill pass both the House and Senate "just plain stunk."
  • Pro-Life 15-Year-Old Punched in Face

    12/03/2017 12:58:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 03, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Students for Life of America has released a disgusting new video showing a 15-year-old pro-life student who was punched in the face by an unidentified woman after standing outside a Planned Parenthood in an effort to prevent abortions. Purity Thomas is a member of Students for Life of America, in Roanoke, Virginia. On Saturday, she was praying and speaking to women in hopes of changing their hearts and saving their children from abortion near a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Suddenly, a bystander walked up threateningly to Purity. The woman claimed she would "beat her up" and "f**k her up", according...
  • Contested Virginia Races Put Spotlight On Noncitizen Voting

    12/02/2017 7:21:28 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 01 Dec 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Legislative contests could determine control of the House of Delegates in a state having a serious problem with illegal votes Disputed races for the Virginia House of Delegates — which could determine control of the chamber — highlight the potential for fraud and even innocuous bureaucratic glitches to impact elections. It has been three weeks since Virginians voted for governor and representatives in the House of Delegates, and the tenuous Republican hold is still not confirmed. Democrats swamped Republicans in the election but — as things currently stand — will hold only 49 seats to the GOP’s 51 when the...
  • Charlottesville police failed to protect citizens at white nationalist rally, report finds

    12/01/2017 1:04:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    The law enforcement response to the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer was marred by a series of major failures that put citizens’ lives at risk, according to an extensive new review. The findings of former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy’s monthslong investigation were unveiled Friday. City officials asked him to conduct the review after facing scathing criticism over the Aug. 12 rally. Several people were injured in the melee surrounding the rally, and 32-year-old Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. “I talked to no police officers...