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  • I-95 Bottleneck: Anderson pushes plan to add shoulder lane at Occoquan

    05/26/2018 8:16:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    InsideNoVa ^ | May 25, 2018 | Stephen Niedzwiecki
    Traffic backs up virtually every day on Interstate 95 southbound where it crosses the Occoquan River entering Prince William County because five lanes are decreased to three. Prince William Supervisor Ruth Anderson, R-Occoquan, has proposed a solution: Build a reinforced shoulder lane along I-95 south from the Route 123 interchange at Occoquan to the Prince William Parkway. This will keep four lanes available. “Not only will this improve commute time, it will prevent frustration with having one of the worst bottlenecks in the nation,” Anderson said. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is conducting an air quality analysis to...
  • After Texas school shooting, Virginia Tech professor calls NRA ‘terrorist organization’

    05/22/2018 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Medieval Studies professor called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” hours after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people Friday. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” tweeted Matthew Gabriele, a tenured professor at Virginia Tech University. Tracy Vosburgh, a Virginia Tech spokesperson, told Fox News the anti-NRA tweet doesn’t represent the university. “Mr. Gabriele’s views are his and his alone,” Vosburgh said. “Any comment on his statement should come from him.” Gabriele declined to comment when reached, but he described himself in a tweetstorm as “a white dude with tenure who doesn’t give a s***”...
  • Northam announces 141 new jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    05/22/2018 12:57:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    WDBJ/Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 | WDBJ/Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A packaging company plans to expand in Virginia and create 141 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that TemperPack plans to spend $10.4 million on a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County.
  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • Dem Sen Warner: No ‘Single Piece of Legislation’ Would Have Stopped TX School Shooting

    05/21/2018 5:58:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/20/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said there was not “a single piece of legislation” that would have prevented the recent school shooting in Texas. Warner said, “I don’t think there’s a single piece of legislation, but there’s a series of actions. Are there things we can do that would improve the safety of our schools? Absolutely.” He continued, “Should there be more mental health counseling for troubled teens, the number of the incidents caused by young men time and time again? Absolutely. Making sure people are safer with their own firearms? Absolutely.
  • Blacks' List: Classroom activity in Virginia Beach generates slurs, stereotypes

    05/21/2018 2:50:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC 10 ^ | 5/18/18
    "Blacks." That was the one-word heading on a poster created in an English class at Kempsville High School. Underneath the heading was a list of disparaging words and stereotypes used to describe members of the black community, a list generated by students. A statement from Virginia Beach City Public Schools said the purpose of the assignment at Kempsville High School was to have students "reflect on the harm that can be caused by stereotypes and unintended
  • Trump Sounds Off On Warner Report — ‘All Tied Into Crooked Hillary’

    02/08/2018 10:27:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/08/2018
    President Donald Trump acknowledged a report Thursday that shows how Democratic Sen. Mark Warner was in contact with a lobbyist for Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska. A report from Fox News Thursday reveals text messages between Adam Waldman, a lobbyist for Deripaska, and Warner. In the messages Sen. Warner expressed interest in meeting with Christopher Steele, the author of the unverified dossier used to get a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. In the messages, Warner said that he didn’t want to leave a “paper trail” of meetings with Steele.
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Trump Admin Sanctions Putin Cronies Including Russian With Lobbyist Ties to Dem Senator Mark Warner

    04/06/2018 12:48:20 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 6, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Trump Admin Sanctions Putin Cronies – Including Russian Oligarch With Lobbyist Ties to Dem Senator Mark Warner The Trump administration announced Friday it will put sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs and several companies they own in response to Russia’s ‘continued attacks to subvert Western democracies.’ One of the seven oligarchs designated Friday, Oleg Deripaska is linked to Democrat Senator Mark Warner through a Washington lobbyist.
  • Potential Spy Devices Which Track Cellphones, Intercept Calls Found All Over D.C., Md., Va

    05/19/2018 8:08:32 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    NBCwashington ^ | 5-17-18 | Jodie Fleischer, Rick Yarborough and Jeff Piper
    And the I-Team found them in high-profile areas like outside the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and while driving across the 14th Street bridge into Crystal City. The I-Team got picked up twice while driving along K Street — the corridor popular with lobbyists. "It looks like they don't consider us to be interesting, so they've dropped us," Turner remarked looking down at one of his phones. Every cellphone has a unique identifying number. The phone catcher technology can harness thousands of them at a time. DHS has warned rogue devices could prevent connected phones from making 911 calls,...
  • Top Intel Dem warns Republicans: Don't try to out FBI source

    05/18/2018 7:24:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18 | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and seriousness...
  • A look at President Trump's new favorite judge

    05/18/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 18, 2018 | By TRISH TURNER JACK DATE
    It was just over a week ago that President Donald Trump and his legal team in their eyes got vindication -- a federal judge that questioned the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's now one-year-old probe. The judge, T.S. Ellis, questioned the scope of the probe as he presided over a second case involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Ellis, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, caught the attention of many in that early May hearing after he poked, prodded and even appeared to question the motives of the prosecutor arguing against the effort to have the case...
  • RaAted F

    05/17/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Courageous Conservatives PAC ^ | Courageous Conservatives PAC
    Why did the WASHINGTON POST endorse BARBARA COMSTOCK??? WHY DID THE WASHINGTON POST ENDORSE BARBARA COMSTOCK??? After voting for ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood, #VA10 Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been RATED "F" by nearly every single conservative group for her anti-Trump liberal record. It's time for a CONSERVATIVE CHANGE from Barbara Comstock: Shak Hill for Congress. SHAK HILL: Air Force Academy Graduate. Decorated Fighter Pilot. Articulate Voice for Conservatives. Unlike Comstock, Shak Hill will stand with President Trump and support the Trump Agenda. That's the only way we're going to hold this seat in November.
  • NYT Op-Ed: Liberals, You’re Not As Smart As You Think, And You’re Helping Trump Win A Second Term

    05/14/2018 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, someone finally said it: Liberals, you’re not as smart as you think—and you’re helping Donald J. Trump win a second term. Gerard Alexander, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, wrote this in The New York Times and he might have to change his name after this. He aptly noted how a) cultural centers are dominated by progressives; b) how they’re causing a backlash against liberalism; and c) how their inability to see that they are causing it will lead to a Trump victory in the next presidential election. The professor noted how the Left is overly...
  • Tom Steyer Mother's Day Ad: All Young Republicans Are Charlottesville White Nationalists

    05/11/2018 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/10/18
    NextGen America, the brainchild of billionaire leftist donor Tom Steyer, launched a Mother's Day ad against Republicans, warning mothers against the party as if it were a hateful, destructive pathology preying upon their children. At the climax of the ad, a distressed mother refers to the white nationalist rioters in Charlottesville, Va., last year as her son's "college buddies." "I started noticing some issues with him, maybe in middle school," the mother begins. "The stealing started out small, a few dollars here and there. Not from me, oddly enough, but from less fortunate kids." "He was never afraid to talk...
  • Girl accused of falsely reporting hate crime in Prince William County

    05/09/2018 8:32:48 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    Inside Nova ^ | 10 April 2018 | Anon
    ...The teen had told police that she was walking home Friday afternoon when a man attacked her, pulled off her headscarf and called her “a terrorist” as he put a small knife to her wrist ...
  • Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

    05/09/2018 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.mysanantonio.com ^ | Published 9:57 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    A lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the Madison County Circuit Court, accuses the company of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act by charging $18,000 to $27,000 for 3-month-old Labrador retriever puppies that were unable to perform their task or even to walk properly on leashes, respond when called or remain calm around loud noises or new people. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got,...
  • Small trucking companies worry about the possibility of I-81 tolls

    05/08/2018 11:17:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WHSV 3 ^ | April 19, 2018 | Monica Casey
    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Lawmakers are searching for a solution to traffic and accidents on Interstate 81. One bill introduced by Senator Mark Obenshain proposes conducting a study of the effects of adding tolls for long haul trucks. The money from the tolls would go toward improving the interstate through Virginia. Senate Bill 971 passed the Virginia Senate unanimously, passed the House on a 95-3 vote with an amendment by Del. Tony Wilt, and then was agreed upon by both chambers. On April 4, Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law. The Virginia Department of Transportation has reported...
  • Hot pink gun confiscated at Richmond International Airport, woman arrested

    05/08/2018 5:28:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Virginia woman was arrested at Richmond International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded hot pink handgun in her carry-on luggage. TSA alerted airport police, who responded and arrested the woman, WTOP reported. The hot pink 9 mm gun was confiscated, along with eight pink-tipped bullets that were loaded at the time. One was reportedly in the chamber.
  • (Liberty Univ) Jimmy Carter to deliver Commencement keynote address

    05/08/2018 12:18:59 PM PDT · by fishtank · 30 replies
    Liberty University ^ | 2-22-18 | Liberty University
    Jimmy Carter to deliver Commencement keynote address February 22, 2018 Liberty University News Service Liberty University is proud to announce that former President Jimmy Carter will deliver the keynote address at Commencement on Saturday, May 19, 2018. It will be Liberty’s 45th Commencement and will include the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s inaugural graduating class.