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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,Ray Charles Fridays,April 24,2015

    04/24/2015 2:50:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 24, 2015 | 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Is Virginia Becoming a Liberal State? Some Democrats Are Betting on It.

    04/23/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    As two of Virginia's top Democrats weigh running for governor in 2017, potentially against each other, they are embracing traditionally liberal issues in a way that would have been politically toxic just years ago in the Upper South state. The bet that both Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam are making is not only that the strongest possible progressive record would help win a Democratic primary, but that it will also help in the general election. Nationally, Democrats have grown emboldened on cultural issues over the past few years, and Virginia—where demographic shifts have widened their path...
  • Virginia Cop Detains Washington D.C. Television News Videographer [Title Shortened]

    04/23/2015 4:40:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Photography is Not a Crime.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Carlos Miller
    A Virginia police officer detained a television news videographer Tuesday because his camera vest could have been tactical gear. The incident was captured on cell phone video by veteran investigator reporter Russ Ptacek from WUSA9, who posted it on Twitter along with photos of the detainment. The video is posted below. The cop was from the Arlington County Police Department, part of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 22,2015

    04/22/2015 2:35:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 22, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 21,2015

    04/21/2015 2:05:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 20,2015

    04/20/2015 2:23:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 20, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's ...

    04/20/2015 11:18:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Full title: That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's nutritional guidelines That's not a light lunch, it's just bad lighting, say administrators at a Virginia School standing up for their FLOTUS approved school meals. A concerned mother took a photo of her child's lunch consisting of a dull looking fish fillet, a whole wheat bun, and corn and then posted it to social media this week. Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools say that their lunches are in compliance with Michelle Obama's federal lunch rules. Scroll down for video
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 17,2015

    04/17/2015 2:48:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 17, 2015 | 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 16,2015

    04/16/2015 2:09:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 16, 2015 | 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Would you eat this school lunch? [Virginia]

    04/16/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    WJHL.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | WJHL.com
    Portsmouth Public Schools admits concern over the presentation of a student's lunch served Tuesday at James Hurst Elementary. Dozens of people reached out to 10 On Your Side after a student's mother posted a picture of the meal on social media. It shows cooked corn on a lunch platter, alongside a fish filet with a bun placed on top. According to the school district's lunch menu, which is posted online, the lunch choices served Tuesday were the following: Spicy Cajun Fish w/Brown Rice Cold Cut Turkey Sub (w/g) Assorted Chef Salad (Croutons & Crackers) Steamed Carrots & Side Salad Fresh...
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • Matthews Jabs Jeb for 'Stooping' to 'That Evangelical Crowd'

    04/15/2015 5:17:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This was ugly. On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Jeb Bush, who will be speaking at Liberty University, for "stooping" to "that evangelical crowd" Let's play some political madlibs and imagine that instead of "stooping to that evangelical crowd," Matthews had criticized a candidate who spoke at an Islamic center for "stooping to that Muslim crowd." Cue the cries of religious bigotry! View the video here.
  • Voting machine password hacks as easy as 'abcde', details Virginia state report

    04/15/2015 4:42:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-15-15 | Sam Thielman
    AVS WinVote machines used in three presidential elections in state ‘would get an F-minus’ in security, said computer scientist who pushed for decertification Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report. The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 15,2015

    04/15/2015 2:04:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 15, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Head Start Still Unfinished

    04/14/2015 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Try as they might, when proponents of early federally funded pre-school education ala Head Start try to make the case for their cause, they can’t quite seal the deal. “There is one study that shows that the benefits of pre-K education will wash out after four years,” Governor Terry McAuliffe, D-VA, claimed at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Friday, April 10, 2015. He then said, “I’ve talked to kindergarten teachers who say it makes a difference.” But kindergarten would fall within that four-year window and he offered no examples of studies that show differing conclusions. Maybe this is...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 13,2015

    04/13/2015 2:36:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 13, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Why the Confederacy Lives

    04/10/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 535 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 08, 2015 | EUAN HAGUE
    One hundred-fifty years after Appomattox, many Southerners still won’t give up. One hundred fifty years ago, on April 9th, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House and the Union triumphed in the Civil War. Yet the passage of a century and a half has not dimmed the passion for the Confederacy among many Americans. Just three weeks ago, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) appeared before the Supreme Court arguing for the right to put a Confederate flag on vanity license plates in Texas. Just why would someone in 2015 want a Confederate flag on their license...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,Ray Charles Fridays,April 10,2015

    04/10/2015 2:07:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 10, 2015 | 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President

    04/10/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies
    http://www.whsv.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | By: Tom Dempsey
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- On Thursday night, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore said he is "considering" a run for president. Gilmore made the announcement during the JMU College Republicans Banquet. "I'm considering it (running for president). The question is, 'Is it possible?'," Gilmore said in his speech. Video of the speech can be found on the right side of this article. "Jeb Bush has a great name and a lot of money," he explained, when talking about the challenges of running in the 2016 race. "I guess we've arrived at a point in American history and the American republic when you...
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 05-09-2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa. Secretary Clinton has lost ground in almost every matchup in Colorado and Iowa since a February 18 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State...
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State [tr]

    04/09/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 9, 2015 | Staff
    --- COLORADO: Paul 44 - Clinton 41 IOWA: Paul 43 - Clinton 42 VIRGINIA: Clinton 47 - Paul 43 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa.
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nation’s security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network — Fox News — have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Bells to ring marking end of Civil War

    04/09/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    News Advance ^ | 4-8-15 | staff report
    Bells will ring across the country and in Lynchburg on Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed. A historic bell will be rung at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at 3 p.m., the time the surrender occurred. People at historic sites, schools, parks, government buildings and within communities throughout Lynchburg and the country will join in at 3:15 p.m., ringing bells for four continuous minutes, representing the four years of fighting.
  • STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH BOARD TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS [Mary Wash. in Va]

    04/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 65 replies
    Free Lance - Star newspaper (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Lindley Estes / Free Lance - Star
    DivestUMW sit-in spans a week [University of Mary Washington in Virginia, fossil fuel divestment] STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH board TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS “WE’RE STILL GOING STRONG. WE’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPORT FROM FACULTY AND ALUMNI KEEPS US GOING.” NATE LEVINE, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON JUNIOR Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 am BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR University of Mary Washington junior Nate Levine was planning to spend Easter at home with his family. As a member of DivestUMW, he will instead celebrate at a sit-in protest in the first floor hallway of George Washington...
  • Dem Sen Kaine: WH Doesn’t Want Congress ‘Weighing In’ on Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that the White House has “taken the position” that “Congress shouldn’t be weighing in” on an Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 8, 2015

    04/08/2015 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 8, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Rolling Stone Ignored Basic Journalism With Bogus UVA Rape Story

    04/08/2015 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rolling Stone screwed up. In most media scandals, it's unfair to paint with such a broad brush. When Stephen Glass concocted his fables at the New Republic, he went to antiheroic lengths to conceal his deceptions from his colleagues. Janet Cooke, who famously won a Pulitzer for her Washington Post series about an 8-year-old heroin addict, "Jimmy's World," lied to her editors. That's not the case with Rolling Stone's publication of "A Rape on Campus," the story of the brutal gang rape of a student named "Jackie" at the University of Virginia that turned out to be false. Its failure...
  • Christians Under Attack: Leftists Urge IRS to Attack Liberty University

    04/07/2015 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Larry Provost
    Leftists are now openly asking the IRS to once again threaten the tax exempt status of a non-profit. This time it is Liberty University. Recently, Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States on twitter. This was the first time twitter was used for such an announcement. This was historic in of itself. Later that day, the Senator’s first public speech after his announcement was at Liberty University. President Falwell of Liberty University clearly stated that Cruz’s appearance was not an endorsement of his candidacy. This is in keeping with university tradition as well as...
  • Power Outage in DC

    04/07/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    Foxnews is reporting power is out all over the US Capital.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 7,2015

    04/07/2015 2:48:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | 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… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Probe of Now-Discredited Rolling Stone Article Didn’t Find Fireable Error [WSJ]

    04/06/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 April 2015 | VALERIE BAUERLEIN and JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBER
    The dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that a four-month investigation of a now-discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia found no evidence that magazine staffers committed clearly fireable offenses. Rolling Stone retracted the November article “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely late Sunday after the publication of a 13,000-word Columbia review requested by the magazine. At an hour-long news conference on Monday, the school’s dean, Steve Coll, explained the report’s findings. When asked by reporters why no one was fired in the wake of the investigation,...
  • Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)

    04/07/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/6/15 | Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    If you type in the original page for Rolling Stone’s December 2014 story “A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA,” you’ll be redirected to "What Went Wrong?,” a report about the article published Sunday by the Columbia Journalism Review. Rolling Stone officially retracted its blockbuster story, which had garnered more than 2.7 million views. The retraction comes on the heels of the Charlottesville Police Department’s announcement that there was not enough evidence to pursue an investigation of the story’s titular rape, which now appears to have been something between a delusion and a hoax. . . snip...
  • Virginia Tech engineering professor discusses gender-based violence in STEM fields

    Donna Riley, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, visited the University Monday to discuss gender-based violence in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Riley discussed and analyzed the engineering, academic and broader U.S. cultures which work together to deny gender-based violence. Riley said gender-based violence not only includes rape, but also stalking, intimate partner violence, harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, verbal abuse and misogynist hate crimes. In the Survey of Academic Field Experiences published by science journal PLOS One in 2014, Riley said two-thirds of women surveyed reported being the victim of sexual harassment while researching in a scientific field, and...
  • FRATERNITY ANNOUNCES 'LEGAL ACTION' AGAINST ROLLING STONE

    04/06/2015 3:11:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 6, 2015 | ALAN SUDERMAN AND DEEPTI HAJELA
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will "pursue all available legal action" against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly and defamed its members by publishing an article that falsely accused them of gang rape. "The Rolling Stone article viewed by millions fueled a court of public opinion that ostracized Phi Kappa Psi members and led to vandalism of the fraternity house," the fraternity's statement said
  • Phi Kappa Psi to 'pursue all available legal action' against Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 15 | Brian Stelter
    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" article. "After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the fraternity said in a statement. A spokesman for the fraternity said there has not yet been a formal decision about when a lawsuit will...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • No repercussions for Rolling Stone reporter, editors in U.Va. rape story

    04/06/2015 4:53:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    There will be no repercussions for the investigative reporter or editors responsible for a now-retracted Rolling Stone cover story in November that falsely accused Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia of gang-raping a freshman coed. In a stinging report released Sunday evening, an independent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine was reckless in vetting its sources, including the purported victim, identified only as “Jackie,” and neglected “basic, even routine journalistic practice.” “If Jackie was attacked and, if so, by whom, cannot be established definitively from the evidence available,” the review...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 6, 2015

    04/06/2015 2:35:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 6, 2015 | 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 Tyranny Welcome 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
  • Inevitable: UVa fraternity to sue Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed
    No surprise here, right? Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely committed negligence at the very least in their reporting, and the damage to Phi Kappa Psi suffered undeniable damage in both physical and reputational terms. CNN’s Brian Stelter reported while Columbia School of Journalism held a presser on their post-mortem that PKP will take Rolling Stone to court: Exclusive: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at UVA is moving forward with lawsuit against @RollingStone magazine, source confirms.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 6, 2015 Also Fox News: BREAKING: Fraternity: Rolling Stone rape story was defamatory, reckless; says it's pursuing legal action.— The...
  • U-Va. fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

    <p>The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced Monday that the fraternity house will file a lawsuit against Rolling Stone, calling the magazine’s reporting that described an alleged gang-rape by some of its members “reckless.”</p> <p>The lawsuit comes a day after Rolling Stone editors retracted a Nov. 19 story “A Rape on Campus,” that portrayed the chilling account of brutal sexual assault allegedly occurring in the Phi Kappa Psi house at U-Va. in 2012. A Columbia University report issued Sunday described significant lapses by the magazine’s staff while reporting the gang-rape allegations and the story’s writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the publication’s managing editor, Will Dana, apologized for the deeply flawed account. But the fraternity noted that Erdely did not apologize directly to the Phi Psi chapter at U-Va.</p>
  • D.C., parts of Md., Va., join de Blasio to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obama’s deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring. A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials,...
  • No one fired at Rolling Stone. Really?

    04/06/2015 8:06:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Brian Stelter
    The reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the magazine's top editor, Will Dana, say they are taking responsibility for the failures. "These are mistakes I will not make again," Erdely said in a statement. But Erdely will continue writing for Rolling Stone. Dana is standing by her, telling The Washington Post that "Sabrina's done great work for us over the years and we expect that to continue." And Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is standing by both of them. Wenner did not respond to CNN's requests for comment about his decision. But according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking,...
  • Sabrina Rubin Erdely Finally Apologizes, While Rolling Stone Publisher Blames ‘Jackie’

    “The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was first called into question, have been among the most painful of my life. Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience. I want to offer my deepest apologies: to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article. “Over my 20 years of working as an investigative journalist — including at Rolling Stone, a...
  • Obama family worships at historic Baptist church in Virginia

    04/05/2015 9:36:11 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 69 replies
    The Bradford Era ^ | Ap 5 2015 | AP
    Alexandria, VA (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, whose history dates back almost 200 years to when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. Obama along with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia were welcomed to the historic church by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, who noted that like the first lady, he is a native of Chicago’s South Side. “How fitting that on the day we celebrate the rising of our Lord and savior, we also welcome our sitting president,” Wesley said, as...
  • Police step up license plate readers to collect taxes now

    04/05/2015 2:38:06 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 56 replies
    kommando.com ^ | 3-31-15 | Kim Kommando
    If you live in Virginia and owe back property taxes, you should probably leave your car parked in the garage. That's because a few local police departments and towns are now using license plate readers provided by the Department of Homeland Security to spot people who owe back taxes and then impound their vehicles. Multiple agencies across the state were able to purchase automatic license plate readers thanks to grant money they received from Homeland Security's terrorism prevention program. But, rather than use them for security purposes, some seem to be using them to fill local coffers by collecting taxes.
  • Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia

    04/05/2015 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Rolling Stone magazine retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the release of a report on Sunday that concluded the widely discredited article was the result of failures at every stage of the editing process. The report, published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and commissioned by Rolling Stone, said the magazine failed to engage in “basic, even routine journalistic practice” to verify details of the ordeal that the magazine’s source, identified only as Jackie, described to the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
  • Obama, first family attend boisterous Easter service

    04/05/2015 2:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AFP ^ | April 5, 2015
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama attended a spirited Easter service at a historic black church on Sunday, in keeping with the first family's tradition of visiting local Washington area congregations. The president, his wife Michelle and their two teenaged daughters attended the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, its pews filled with congregants who could barely contain their excitement over the visit. "How fitting that on the day we celebrate the rising of our Lord and Savior, we also welcome our sitting president," Pastor Howard-John Wesley said to applause from enthusiastic worshippers, whom he urged to keep their...
  • Author of botched Rolling Stone UVA rape article expected to apologize

    04/05/2015 12:54:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/05/2015
    Her tweet from late November reads likes it's in suspended animation, written in the calm before the storm. "The Washington Post wrote an article about me, and how my UVA article came to be," she tweeted, adding a link to the profile. Over the next several days, Sabrina Rubin Erdely would be thrust into professional turmoil as her story for Rolling Stone about a bombshell rape allegation at a fraternity house quickly fell apart. Erdely, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, has been silent since the magazine apologized in December for significant failures in her reporting. But Brian Stelter, citing...
  • Author of Discredited Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Will Apologize Tonight

    04/05/2015 12:52:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone's much-maligned story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, plans to formally apologize for her mistakes, according to CNN's Brian Stetler.
  • Virginia Police Search Pond After Tip in Teen Disappearance Case

    04/04/2015 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 4, 2015
    Virginia Police Search Pond After Tip in Teen Disappearance Case Apr 4, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO PHOTO: The Norfolk, Virginia police are continuing to search for 18-year-old Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, who has been missing since March 2, 2015. A new tip in the case of an 18-year-old college student who has been missing for a month led police to search a pond about 40 miles away from the coastal Virginia town of Norfolk, where she was last seen. Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell was last seen on March 2, according to the Norfolk Police Department. On Friday, authorities searched a pond in...