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  • VA Homosexual group endorses Dem. ticket for Gov/LG/AG

    06/21/2013 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    From an email
    EVPAC Endorsements Reflect Candidates' Support of LGBT Community Dear The next four years could be a crucial turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians. With supportive leadership from the top down here in the Commonwealth, this positive change can build momentum for ending workplace discrimination, gaining marriage equality, extending adoption rights, and protecting our LGBT youth. Equality Virginia's Political Action Committee announced its endorsements for Virginia's statewide races today. Click here now to help us spread the word across the state and get these candidates in office. Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe, Governor McAuliffe spoke at Equality Virginia's 2013...
  • Howie Lind (R) announces for US Senate to oppose Mark Warner (D)

    06/21/2013 6:58:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    From an email
    Dear Fellow Republican: I'm writing to ask for your support for the Republican nomination to defeat Senator Mark Warner in next year's election. Senator Warner's 100 percent pro-Obama voting record - support for ObamaCare, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Gun Control, unrestricted abortion, higher taxes, weakness on defense, and the assault on our Constitutional Freedoms - does not represent Virginia values. People say that Mark Warner's warchest and alleged "popularity" makes him "safe" - I don't buy that. I know that a strong conservative opponent who draws a line in the sand and stands up for what...
  • Mark Warner (D-VA) pushes Amnesty bill for illegals

    06/20/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    From a Warner email
    Friend, It's time to fix our country's broken immigration system. I've seen firsthand in Virginia that immigrants make our communities stronger -- they're small business owners, entrepreneurs, agricultural workers, top students, neighbors and community leaders. Millions of young people were brought to this country illegally as children and have lived as Americans but have no path to citizenship. We train many of the world's best and brightest and then send them back to create jobs in other countries. It is absolutely clear that our immigration system is broken and something must be done to fix it. That's why I'm supporting...
  • Petersburg, Va. Circuit Court Clerk backs down to gun group

    06/16/2013 4:43:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    D.C. Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2013 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Virginia resident Michael McNeill filed a petition with the Virginia Supreme Court requesting a Writ of Mandamus to compel Petersburg Circuit Court Clerk Shalva J. Braxton to follow Virginia law when it comes to concealed handgun permit application processing procedures. A Writ of Mandamus is a judicial order compelling an official carry out a “ministerial duty,” i.e., a duty which is non-discretionary. In Virginia, the legislature requires Circuit Court’s to issue concealed handgun permits if the applicant pays $50, submits proof of firearms training, and passes a background check. Braxton initially told Petersburg NBC 12 News through her attorneys that...
  • Leftist V/O says call these folks to expand Medicaid in VA (BARF ALERT)

    06/14/2013 5:50:35 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    From an email
    Dear Supporter, Next week, the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission (MIRC) is planning to meet. As you know, this commission is tasked with ensuring that certain reforms to Medicaid are met before moving forward with expansion. We need your help to remind the committee members how Virginia feels about Medicaid expansion! We need to remind them that Medicaid expansion will create jobs, provide insurance for hundreds of thousands of Virginians, lower health insurance rates, and not cost Virginia a dime for the first several years. Will you take a moment and call members of the committee and let them know...
  • 2 GOP incumbents (tax hikers)lose primaries (Sherwood, May)

    06/12/2013 8:01:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Sherwood, May lose; Gilbert remains By Alex Bridges Political newcomers defeated two of the region's veteran Republican Party delegates in primaries Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Mark J. Berg defeated Del. Beverly J. Sherwood for the 29th District. Dave LaRock defeated Senior Republican Joe May for the 33rd District, according to unofficial results from the Virginia State Board of Elections. Both May and Sherwood lost their bids to run for their 11th terms. The outcomes mean Berg and LaRock will represent the party on the ballot along with Del. C. Todd Gilbert in the regular election Nov. 5. Gilbert fended...
  • Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices

    06/12/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    From an email
    Mullins: Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices for Lt. Gov., Attorney General Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins: "Amid very low turnout from their own party, Virginia Democrats have fielded a ticket that is weak - from top to bottom - and incapable of winning in November. The lack of enthusiasm from Virginia Democrats is understandable given that this is a ticket that is not focused on nor is credible on the primary concern of Virginians: creating jobs. In Terry McAuliffe, Democrats have nominated a failed crony capitalist who has used his insider connections to profit from...
  • Va. yet to see money from fraud case, Cuccinelli says

    06/05/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by libstripper · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June5, 2013 | JIM NOLAN
    Eight months after a federal court approved a $1.5 billion Medicaid fraud settlement -- the second largest in U.S. history -- federal officials have yet to release any of the roughly $125 million owed to Virginia for being the lead investigator. The Abbott Pharmaceuticals illegal marketing case was investigated for five years by the nationally known Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Officials have told the office that the Internal Revenue Service has refused to properly fill out post-case paperwork for almost a year, which is holding up the disbursement intended for Virginia...
  • The examples pile up: Barack Obama treats veterans like dirt

    06/05/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Recently, although he failed to return a Marine guard’s salute, Barack Obama later approached the Marine and “shook hands” with him had a brief conversation with him. The follow up “handshake” part of the story was not reported and many on the Right mistakenly howled at the “insult.” This brief and otherwise meaningless “gotcha” moment allowed a half-witted liberal blogger named Charles Johnson to gloat and laugh at conservatives who had jumped on the story. Score one for the Left. Nevertheless, the genuine insults Obama heaps on veterans each day far out-number this small minded “victory” in the Left’s war...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D)asks Virginians to demand the Supreme Ct. allow homosexual marriage

    05/28/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 19 replies
    From a Warner email
    Friend -- Last week, Senator Warner emailed you in order to solicit your help in the fight for marriage equality, and I wanted to follow up real quick. The Supreme Court is currently deliberating on the constitutionality of DOMA, a discriminatory federal law that that denies same-sex couples legal rights like access to their spouse’s Social Security and insurance survivor benefits. As Senator Warner said, “That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation.” It’s critical we make our voices heard before the Court issues its ruling in June. Will...
  • Memorial Day--My Dad

    05/24/2013 6:07:45 AM PDT · by alchemist54 · 18 replies
    After my 12year odyssey with the Veterans Administration and compilation of my military records. I decided to request my Fathers Records. My Father Passed away in 1967 at age 48. I was 17 and knew very little about his war time experiences. I knew he served with the 2nd Armored Division under General Patton that he fought in North Africa, Sicily, landed on Normandy and fought till the end of the war. He talked very little about the war. The response I received from the VA was that his records were destroyed in a fire in the records division in...
  • VEA teacher's union says we ALL should vote in the June 11 VA Dem primary

    05/19/2013 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    From an email
    May 16, 2013 Dear : The VEA Fund for Children and Public Education Executive Committee (VEA Fund) and The VEA Fund Directors, your elected representatives from across Virginia, have offered recommendations for the June 11 Democratic primaries. The Democratic Party is choosing Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General candidates in an open primary on that day. Republican Candidates are being chosen by a convention this Saturday in Richmond. Regrettably, none of the Republican candidates chose to complete the candidate questionnaire required to gain a recommendation. In Virginia voters do not register by party, so our primaries are open. Any voter can...
  • Illegal aliens charged with soliciting sex from young girls in Utah

    05/18/2013 4:49:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 40 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | May 18, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, police in Orem arrested Alexander Navidad-Hernandez, 27, and Javier Santos-Jacobo, 27, after they reportedly tried to convince two sisters, ages 14 and 16, to have sex with them for $30.A day earlier, one of the suspects pulled-up next to the girls as they walked home, handed them a $5 bill, along with his phone number and told them to call him if they wanted to make some money, according to police. The Daily Herald reported: The girls told their father about what had happened and he had the older of the girls call the number. The man who...
  • The critical need for a Select Committee on Benghazi *Action Item*

    05/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by jenk · 8 replies ^ | 5/15/13 | Jen Kuznicki
    I don't know about you, but I kind of resent that I have to repeatedly beg a few men in a far off city to do the right thing. Representative Frank Wolf has 146 Co-Sponsors to House Resolution 36, which calls for a Select Committee to investigate the attack on Benghazi. According to The Hill, while many of the members of the committees that oversee this issue have signed on to HR 36, the chairmen of those committees and Speaker Boehner stand against a select committee. The Chairmen in question are: Chairman of the Intelligence Committee: Mike Rogers R-MI Chairman...
  • Planned Parenthood to picket Republican Convention on Sat. in Richmond, VA

    05/14/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:02 -0500 (CDT) From: Tara Gibson Subject: Strength in Numbers Friend, On May 18th, Ken Cuccinelli will accept his party's nomination as the Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia. When it comes to women's health, Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream. He was one of only three attorneys general in the ENTIRE nation to refuse to support the Violence Against Women Act. He sponsored legislation to end state funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings and affordable birth control for thousands of Virginia women. He wants to make abortion illegal, even in...
  • Dem Senator Mark Warner's note to Virginians, urging strong support of Homosexual marriage

    05/14/2013 5:59:11 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 39 replies
    I’m writing to ask for your help on an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently: marriage equality. Even though many states now recognize the rights of committed same-sex couples to marry, the federal government continues to discriminate. Same-sex couples are denied all sorts of legal rights – like access to their spouse’s insurance benefits and Social Security survivor benefits – because of an outdated law called DOMA. That’s just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights – regardless of sexual orientation. The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments challenging the Constitutionality of...
  • Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police...

    05/08/2013 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police and Federal Agents Arrest Seven; Search Ten Businesses and Residences; and Seize Cash, Vehicles, and Business Records in Alleged Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation and Indictment Alleges Complex Interstate Conspiracy That Allegedly Defrauded Rhode Island of More Than $1 Million in Tax Revenue U.S. Attorney’s Office May 08, 2013 District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI—A federal grand jury indictment that names seven individuals and alleges a complex interstate contraband cigarette trafficking conspiracy responsible for the sale of more than $1.2 million dollars of contraband cigarettes in Rhode Island and the loss of...
  • VA Atty Gen Ken Cuccinelli to be on WMAL AT 805AM

    05/08/2013 3:52:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    VA Atty Gen Ken Cuccinelli and GOP gubernatorial candidate to be on WMAL AT 805AM with Larry and Brian. Listen Live
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...