Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,402
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

US: Virginia (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Blaming the flirtatious wife? Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial turns tabloid

    07/31/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-14 | Howard Kurtz
    In this Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., accompanied by his wife, Maureen.AP As governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell was a savvy southerner often talked about as a hot Republican presidential prospect for 2016. Now he’s fighting to stay out of jail. The fall-from-grace narrative is a classic one, a rising-star politician who accepted lavish gifts from a rich businessman seeking help from state government. But this tale had a twist: McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was a key go-between with the executive, Jonnie Williams. In a Richmond courthouse,...
  • Two arrested after Monday night robbery attempt in Chesapeake (Clerk Wounds Perp)

    07/29/2014 3:43:22 PM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    WTKR ^ | July 29, 2014 | Doris Taylor
    Chesapeake, Va. – Two people have been arrested following a robbery attempt Monday night in Chesapeake. Calls came in at around 7:15 p.m. in reference to the incident at the Exxon in the 1100 block of S. Military Highway. Police say a man walked into the gas station and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. Further information revealed that the clerk then fired a gun at the man. Then man then ran away from the scene and disappeared behind the building. Police searched but were unable to find the suspect. Shortly afterwards, a man walked into Maryview...
  • AG Mark Herring is giddy over court ruling for homosexual marriage in VA (BARF ALERT)

    07/29/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies
    email from Herring
    Friend– HUGE NEWS: Today, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed what so many of us know to be true: "Virginia's same-sex marriage bans impermissibly infringe on its citizens' fundamental right to marry." By upholding the constitutional rights of all Virginia families, the Court has joined many Virginians—and Americans—in supporting true equality. Click here to join me now in hailing the Court’s decision to agree that it's time to put us on the right side of the law and history. When I took office, we faced a court date in just a few weeks and had to decide whether...
  • Police Chief Recognizes Carry Reciprocity in D.C.

    07/29/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 07/27/2014 | Ammoland
    DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state. As of 6:24 p.m. on July 27, 2014, this is a welcome development. Many have said that the D.C. political establishment will ignore the judges order. This shows that Police Chief Lanier is, at minimum, unwilling to be found in contempt. Notice the broad extent of the order: no arrests for a person who can legally carry a gun in D.C. or any State.
  • Appeals court upholds decision overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

    07/28/2014 9:30:35 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Barnes
    A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that withholding the fundamental right to marry from gay couples is a new form of “segregation” that the Constitution cannot abide.The 2-to-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, upheld a lower court’s decision and extended an extraordinary winning streak in the federal courts for proponents of same-sex marriage. Legal challenges to state bans filed systematically nationwide have prevailed in every test since the Supreme Court in June 2013 struck down part of the federal...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, July 28-August 1,2014

    07/28/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 215 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | July 28-August 1,2014 | Mark Levin
    p>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
  • Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    07/28/2014 11:21:44 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 104 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/28/2014 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. On a 2-1 vote, the appeals court joined the wave of court decisions declaring such bans unconstitutional. The decision, by Judge Henry Floyd acknowledged both the debate over such laws and, in the court’s view, the clear constitutional impediment to laws banning same-sex couples from marrying. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable,” he wrote. “However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.” The court’s opinion...
  • US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    07/28/2014 10:46:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/28/2014 | Associated Press
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution. The Virginia gay marriage case is one of several that could go to the U.S. Supreme Court. In February, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban violates equal protection and due process guarantees. Lawyers for two circuit court clerks whose duties include issuing marriage licenses appealed.
  • Warner presses Gillespie on climate change

    07/27/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said he thinks there is enough evidence to support climate change after being pressed on the issue during a debate with incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). "I believe there is ample scientific evidence that contributes to climate change but I'm not entirely dismissive of those who have a different point of view," Gillespie said. Gillespie added, "Norfolk is dealing with rising sea levels but people can debate what contributes to that or not." Still, Gillespie said he thinks the administration's new carbon pollution rules "go to far."
  • Muslims Are “Systematically Targeting Christians”

    07/23/2014 6:13:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/23/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Rep. Wolf from Virginia made a speech yesterday at the House of Representatives in which forewarned the country on the current genocide of Christians in Iraq. He stated:Mr. Speaker, the international legal definition of the crime of genocide is found in article II of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.It says:Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the...
  • Reston, VA Woman Among 3 Arrested for Funding Terrorist Group

    07/23/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT · by cocomac · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A Reston, Virginia resident is among three that have been arrested for funding an overseas terrorist group that partners with al-Qa'ida, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The suspects are accused of providing material support including money to al-Shabaab, a "designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia," DOJ officials said in a statement. In addition to the three arrested, officials said there are two more suspects being sought in Kenya and Somalia. Officials on Wednesday arrested Muna Osman Jama, 34, in her home in Reston. Also arrested were Hinda...
  • 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 · 43 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 · 57 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 · 8 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 · 487 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...