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  • IG: VA files exposed to fire and water damage (structural integrity of federal building at risk)

    09/02/2012 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 8/29/12 | JORDAN GREEN
    IG: VA files exposed to fire and water damageBY JORDAN GREEN Wednesday, August 29,2012 The Winston-Salem Veterans Administration regional office is looking for warehouse space to store tens of thousands of benefit claims files on the heels of a visit by the office of inspector general in May in which the oversight agency raised concerns about improper file storage. **SNIP** The Winston-Salem Regional Office indicated in a written response that the majority of the files are inactive, although some are active, meaning that they have a pending claim. The agency said if a veteran files a supplemental claim staff would...
  • Employees get firearm training after multiple robberies(VA)

    08/25/2012 6:55:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | 22 August, 2012 | Angela Pellerano
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The owner of Cary Street Mini Mart, located at the corner of Randolph Street and West Cary Street, says he’s had enough. He’s had two robberies in three and a half years. The latest one occurred Sunday, around 8:30 p.m., when an unarmed man wearing a paper bag over his head demanded money from the store clerk. “We got to put a stop to it,” Elias Haddad, store owner, said. Haddad is taking matters into his own hands and having his two employees trained to fire a gun. “We have that right to carry guns so,...
  • Law Change Makes Concealed Weapon Permit Easier to Obtain in Clarke County(VA)

    08/25/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    clarkedailynews.com ^ | 24 August, 2012 | Edward Leonard
    Concealed weapons are now a little easier to carry in Clarke County and Virginia thanks to a change made the Commonwealth’s General Assembly during its latest legislative session. The law change, which removes fingerprint print submission as part of the concealed weapon permit process, means that local sheriff and police departments now can only require applicants to submit documents when applying for a license to carry a concealed handgun. “This is an example of the Dillon Rule in action,” said Supervisor Chairman Michael Hobert. “As a Dillon Rule state, localities only have the authority to enact rules expressly authorized by...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Defends Federal Marriage Law

    08/23/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    email from the Family Foundation
    Victoria Cobb, President Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Information Alert: AG Defends Federal Marriage Law The attack on the definition of marriage is never ceasing, so neither is our work. In late May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, covering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Puerto Rico, ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), legislation protecting the definition of marriage that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, was unconstitutional. The decision by that court threatens not only the federal DOMA, but the definition of marriage, both constitutional and by statute, in 42...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli: US DOJ clears new Virginia voter ID law

    08/21/2012 6:19:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Gottstein, Director of Communication bgottstein@oag.state.va.us (best contact method) 804-786-5874 U.S. Department of Justice clears new Virginia voter ID law - Statement of Attorney General Cuccinelli RICHMOND (August 21, 2012)- Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice granted preclearance (had no objection) to Virginia's new voter identification law. The new law will not only introduce additional forms of acceptable identification when voting, but also will change the procedure for those who vote and do not present identification. The law requires those people to vote provisionally and later present approved...
  • Paul Ryan to appear at Roanoke hardware store (8-22-12)

    08/20/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mason Adams
    Paul Ryan will be at Northwest Hardware on Wednesday morning, according to an email sent out by Virginia state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County. Doors open at Northwest Hardware, at 3647 Brambleton Ave., at 7 a.m. Ryan is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m., according to the e-mail. ____________________________ Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit the Roanoke Valley on Wednesday, according to an official with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. There are no details yet on when and where Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, will visit. The news comes on the heels of a swing by Vice President Joe...
  • Line-cutting fight prompted fatal Rite Aid shooting(VA)

    08/18/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 98 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Bernell Benn said he was simply in line at a Rite Aid pharmacy Thursday afternoon to pick up his medicine. He was chatting on the phone with his mother when he noticed that a man had cut in front of him. What happened next at the store in the 3600 block of Tidewater Drive is in dispute. Benn, in a jailhouse interview, said he was defending himself when he fatally shot that man in a gunfight. "I came to the store just to get my medicine," said Benn, who was crying as he was led into the interview at Norfolk...
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Springfield, VA TODAY at 1:15 PM with AG Ken Cuccinelli

    08/17/2012 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    From Cuccinelli email
    Dear Friends, You and I both agree that now is the most critical election in our history. We simply can't afford to continue President Obama's policies of unchecked spending and borrowing against our children's future. That's why I hope you'll join me tomorrow afternoon for a Victory Rally with Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. We want a team in the White House which will stand up to big government policies. We want a team which will stand up to the policies that have wrecked this economy and jeopardized our great country. Please RSVP right now to attend the Victory Rally...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Former Obama ally to headline Roanoke County (VA) GOP dinner, Sat. 8/18

    08/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    A former Democratic congressman who supported President Barack Obama’s 2008 election is becoming a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he’s coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is scheduled to speak at the inaugural Roanoke Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Roanoke County Republican Committee. Davis served four terms in Congress and made a failed bid for Alabama’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He gained national attention by seconding Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and served as a co-chairman...
  • Gun supporters protest Richmond library rule with "open-carry" read-in(VA)

    08/16/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nbc12.com ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Kelly Avellino
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Public Library was inundated with guests carrying guns Wednesday evening. You could call it a silent protest (in a library, it'd have to be). The read-in protest was against one of the rules recently changed on the library's website. The rule reads, "Carrying concealed weapons is prohibited, except as permitted by law." In the Richmond Public Library, it is legal to openly carry a gun without a permit, or to carry one concealed with a permit. Gun supporters say that the wording of the rule is confusing and discourages people from exercising their 2nd...
  • VCDL Read N' Carry - Richmond Public Library, Main Branch 8/15/12 5PM-7PM

    08/13/2012 7:06:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    opencarry.org/VCDL ^ | 10 August, 2012 | Philip Van Cleave
    THE ISSUE (from Philip Van Cleave) As I reported a few days ago, the Richmond City libraries had a policy on their web site claiming that all concealed weapons were illegal under state law. (That, of course, has never been true.) Upon contacting the person in charge, I was told the policy on the web was wrong and had mistakenly not been updated to match their current policy. She said they were going to fix the wording. I explained that the entire item about guns should simply be removed, since the library has absolutely no control over whether a person...
  • Roanoke store clerk fends off would be robber with gun(VA)

    08/11/2012 8:01:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wsls.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Staff
    ROANOKE, VA -- Roanoke City Police are searching for a would be robber, who was scared off by an armed clerk. According to police department spokeswoman Aisha Johnson, a man walked into Anwill Grocery in the 200 block of 24th Street on Tuesday, August 7th, just before midnight. The clerk said the man took out gun. Johnson said the clerk told officers that he took out a gun himself, and fired a shot. That scared off the would be robber, who ran out of the store. The clerk told officers that he followed the man outside, saw him get into...
  • Why Not Paul Ryan? (WSJ Editorial 2 days ago)

    08/10/2012 10:21:35 PM PDT · by jb729 · 18 replies
    The whispering over Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is getting louder, and along with it we are being treated to the sotto voce angst of the GOP establishment: Whatever else Mitt does, he wouldn't dare pick Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, would he? Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too young, too wonky, too, you know, serious. Beneath it all you can hear the murmurs of the ultimate Washington insult—that Mr. Ryan is too dangerous because he thinks politics is about things...
  • AG Ken Cuccinelli files court brief supporting Second Amendment

    08/08/2012 10:25:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    For media inquiries only, contact: Brian J. Gottstein Email: bgottstein@oag.state.va.us (best contact method) Phone: 804-786-5874 Cuccinelli files friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states to protect Second Amendment rights RICHMOND (August 7, 2012) - Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced that on August 6, 2012, the commonwealth filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states in Woollard v. Gallagher. This case is an appeal by Maryland from the decision of a federal district court overturning a law that grants handgun carry permits only to persons who can prove a specific, imminent threat greater...
  • Norfolk neighbor says woman shot and killed intruder (VA)

    07/30/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wvec.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | NA
    NORFOLK-- Police say a man was killed in broad daylight Sunday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., Officers responded to the 1300 block of Kingston Avenue in the Oceanview area of Norfolk. When police arrived, they found a man suffering from being shot. Soon after, medics pronounced the man dead. Stephen Shifflett lives near the scene. He says he was mowing his lawn, when a neighbor ran over to him. "She told me she needed to use my phone because she just shot a man." Shifflett says his neighbor explained she was home alone, when she heard some noise in another room....
  • Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms

    07/25/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign is asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to launch an investigation into voter-registration forms that are being sent to Virginia residents and addressed to deceased relatives, children, family pets and others ineligible to vote. The errant mailings from the Washington-based nonprofit group Voter Participation Center have befuddled many Virginia residents, leading to hundreds of complaints. The organization has been mass-mailing the forms — pre-populated with key information such as names and addresses — to primarily Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as young adults, unmarried women, African-Americans and Latinos. In a letter to Cuccinelli's office and the...
  • Bottom feeder Barack Obama: Romney won’t take care of veterans (As if he has?)

    07/21/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JULY 21ST, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At this point there is less and less pretense about Barack Obama. Who Obama is and what he wants to do to our country are no longer mysteries. He mocks achievers because “You didn’t do that by yourself!” and he is taking an increasingly “in your face” attitude toward his arch enemy Christianity. Pushing aside the facts once again, Obama recently tried to grab credit for taking good care of America’s veterans while implying Mitt Romney would not deliver a proper level of support and care to these great men and women. After patting himself on the back for the...
  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Won’t Certify Weakened Abortion Center Regulations

    07/18/2012 5:51:58 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Virginia AG Won’t Certify Weakened Abortion Center Regulations by Karla Dial Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli III on Monday said his office can’t certify new regulations for abortion centers that exempt existing facilities. Earlier this year, the Legislature adopted new regulations considered to be among the strictest in the nation for abortion sellers, making the standards for them the same as those for outpatient surgery clinics — including specifics for the size of exam rooms, the width of hallways, and best practices for keeping records. But last month, the state Board of Health said existing facilities would be grandfathered in:...
  • VCDL’s Roanoke County picnic was a rousing success(open carry, VA)

    07/17/2012 5:14:18 AM PDT · by marktwain
    monachuslex.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    On Saturday last, VCDL held a picnic in Green Hill Park in Salem, VA. The event, billed as the “Oh yes we can!” picnic garnered quite a bit of media attention. The picnic, which was attended by over 150 people despite the at-times torrential rain, was held to protest a badly worded Roanoke County ordinance concerning guns in parks. The ordinance which I wrote about when it was first brought to my attention by well known gun rights activists Ed Levine and Brian Reynolds is the most convoluted ordinance I have ever read, including I might add those we studied...
  • Man armed with shotgun confronts intruder in home(VA)

    07/16/2012 5:19:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    staffordcountysun.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Tracy Bell
    FREDERICKSBURG — Police arrested a 27-year-old Fredericksburg man early Sunday after another man, armed with a shotgun, confronted the intruder, who entered the man’s home. The 50-year-old resident was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. by a noise on the first floor on his home in the 400 block of Hanover Street, according to Natatia Bledsoe, public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department. He grabbed his shotgun and checked the house, she said. Upon checking, he discovered a man walking up the stairs. He told the man to go back downstairs and get on the floor in the hallway, Bledsoe...
  • Crowd Gathers to Support Alleged Shooter(VA)

    07/16/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    whsv.com ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Litsa Pappas
    Was Rudolph Dean, Jr. acting in self defense when he reportedly shot at another man in January in Rockingham County? Several people in the Valley say he was and now they want justice. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to get Dean out of jail on bond. Dozens of those people gathered in Court Square Wednesday to voice their concerns. Cindy Carr took the podium to talk to the community about why they are upset. Carr said Dean used his gun in self-defense and should not have to stay in jail for that before his trial. She said...
  • Roanoke County gun ordinance controversy (VA)

    07/15/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    wsls.com ^ | 14 July, 2012 | Staff
    ROANOKE COUNTY, VA -- There's a growing controversy over a Roanoke County gun ordinance. A statewide gun rights group is rallying at Green Hill Park tonight against a county rule dealing with guns in parks, calling it confusing and unfair. State law allows anyone who can legally own a gun to carry it into a county park but the Virginia Citizens Defense League argues the way Roanoke County's ordinance is written it makes it sound like gun owners can't bring firearms into parks. Roanoke County's wording says “No person shall within a park use, carry, or possess firearms, ammunition, or...
  • Gun rights group is up in arms about Roanoke County law(VA)

    07/15/2012 5:39:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    wdbj7.com ^ | 14 July, 2012 | Bryce Williams
    They say it makes it seem that carrying a firearm in county parks is illegal, even though it's not. That's why they organized a protest and picnic today at Green Hill Park in Salem. It's all about semantics. Members of the pro-gun group say they want to make sure their 2nd amendment rights are protected. The Virginia Citizens Defense League says the purpose of this protest is to bring awareness to an issue they feel is extremely important. This ordinance isn't a new one. It's been on the books for quite some time. The county issued a statement. It says:...
  • Obama in Roanoke, VA on Friday July 13 (join the protest!)

    07/10/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    Obama to appear at Roanoke's historic Fire Station No. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Friday By Michael Sluss | The Roanoke Times Associated Press President Barack Obama will hold a “small grassroots event” at Roanoke’s historic Fire Station No. 1 on Church Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Obama spoke today at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (pictured). President Barack Obama will hold a “small grassroots event” at Roanoke’s historic Fire Station No. 1 on Church Avenue on Friday, his re-election campaign confirmed this morning. Tickets will be required to attend the event. The campaign will release more details about...
  • Is that a rifle in Grandpa's closet?

    07/07/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    nrablog.com ^ | 6 July, 2012 | Lars Dalseide
    Fairfax, Virginia - After safely stored away in his grandfather's closet for years, the Springfield rifle above almost found it's way to the scrap heap. Luckily Carl was there to save the day. And lucky for us, he brought it in to the National Firearms Museum's for inspection. "A few of my family members were go through my grandfather's closet and found this stuck inside some plastic wrap," Carl began. "Their first reaction was to give it to the local police department for disposal — to which I exclaimed,'Hold on a minute there.'" That's when Museum Director Jim Supica grabbed...
  • Gay couple sue Virginia pool

    07/05/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 5 2012 | Associated Press
    Club grants, then revokes pool membership of gay couple and son William Trinkle is suing Roanoke Athletic Club and its affiliate, Carilion Clinic, for breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Trinkle says that he purchased a family membership in May for himself, his partner, Juan Granados, and their 2-year-old son, Oliver. Club officials approved their application, and the family started using the facilities. Trinkle and Granados said they were shocked when they were turned away from the pool. Club officials told them same-sex couples don't meet Virginia's legal definition of family.
  • Store owner pulls gun on robbers to protect family(VA)

    07/03/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    nbc12.com ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Kelly Avellino
    CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - As storms rolled through Saturday night, a different kind of danger erupted at a convenience store in Chesterfield. The shop owner at Tienda Joana boldly refused to back down to a pair of robbers who burst through the door just before closing time. The owner, William Avaloa, drew his gun to match theirs. Avaloa described how one of the robbers kept watch at the door, while the other aimed his gun at one of William's future teenaged stepsons. "He said, ‘Nobody move!'" said Avaloa. "I was really nervous because you never know what's going to happen."...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli looks for silver linings in a bad court ruling

    06/29/2012 7:42:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Gottstein, Director of Communication bgottstein@oag.state.va.us (best contact method) 804-786-5874 Cuccinelli says after analyzing Supreme Court decision: "There are some silver linings" RICHMOND, VA (June 28, 2012) -- Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli after his analysis of today's Supreme Court health care decision: I am disappointed in the court's ultimate decision today. Virginia's legal argument has always been that there was no constitutional basis for the federal health insurance mandate, and that the health care law should be struck down in its entirety. The court's decision has saddled us with a budget-busting health care law...
  • "A Dark Day for American Liberty".....Statement by VA AG Ken Cuccinelli

    06/28/2012 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies
    From an email
    Dear Friends, This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law. This is a dark day for American liberty. This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government. This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to...
  • DHS denies Virginia's request for 287(g) agreement (Obama war on VA)

    06/27/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 40 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/26/2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has denied his request for the Virginia State Police to join the 287(g) program which trains local and state law enforcement to identify illegal aliens in custody for possible deportation. Gov. McDonnell told reporters: "I'm incredibly disappointed with the Obama administration." In August 2010, McDonnell asked DHS to allow 28 state troopers to receive the specified training in order to identify illegal aliens charged with serious crimes such as "major drug offenses or violent offenses such as murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and kidnapping, as well as...
  • New Virginia Gun Laws Taking Effect July 1st, 2012

    06/26/2012 3:31:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 25 June, 2012 | John Pierce
    Once again, the Virginia Citizens Defense League has delivered for Virginia gun owners. Thanks to the tireless efforts of VCDL activists, the 2012 Legislative Session was even more of a rousing success than the 2011 Session. Not only was every single anti-gun bill opposed by VCDL defeated but the session ended with almost a dozen VCDL supported bills passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor McDonnell. These important changes will take effect on July 1st … Better Protection For Gun Owners During Declared Emergencies I have written before about the dangers of emergency declarations stripping citizens of their right...
  • VA (D) Delegate David Englin steps down, endorses Lesbian replacement

    06/21/2012 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    From email
    Dear In April, I announced that I would not seek another term in elected office in order to focus on rebuilding my marriage and my family. That remains my highest priority, and I have concluded that the time has come for my family and me to leave public life. Therefore, earlier today, I submitted to the House Clerk, the Speaker, and Governor McDonnell my resignation from the House of Delegates, effective August 31. To ensure the best possible stewardship of taxpayer resources, I also conveyed my hope that Governor McDonnell will schedule the special election to coincide with the general...
  • UPDATE: Pizza delivery driver shoots, wounds stun-gun wielding bandit(VA)

    06/20/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a stun-gun wielding man who had tried to rob him early today, Richmond police said. Police responded about 2:16 a.m. to a shooting in the 00 block of East Broad Street, officials said in a news release. After officers arrived, they learned that the victim had been shot after he tried to rob the pizza delivery driver, who fired in self-defense. The driver, 33, was not injured. Michael T. Caballero, 19, who police said had no fixed address, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of drugs with...
  • Bill Bolling's Tirade

    06/11/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    When Bill Bolling took a back-seat in order that Bob McDonnell could run for Governor of Virginia he was admitting he was not the primary or best choice. That he believed and expected that the Insider-Powers-That-Be in the Republican Party could give him his turn to run for Governor irrespective of whom the Voters of Virginia would want or how they wish to choose indicates he exercised a very self-centered and self-serving disregard for We the People. He was also declaring he was a pawn for those Insiders who, if truth were known, really did not have respect for Bill...
  • Cuccinelli Has 3-1 Lead In 2013 VA GOP Gov Primary, Quinnipiac Univ. Poll Finds

    06/06/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli holds a commanding 51 - 15 percent lead over Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in the 2013 Republican primary for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. In Virginia's U.S. Senate race, two former governors, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen, are locked in a year-long, too-close-to-call race with 44 percent for Kaine and 43 percent for Allen. Gov. Bob McDonnell gets a 53 - 30 percent job approval rating, matching his all-time low of 53 - 32 percent in a March 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The race for...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, June 5, 2012

    06/05/2012 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 5,2012 | 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 :)=^..^=
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 31, 2012

    05/31/2012 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 31, 2012 | 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
  • Cuccinelli opinion clarifies gun-transport law(VA)

    05/31/2012 4:29:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Virginians who can lawfully possess firearms do not need concealed-weapons permits to keep loaded handguns within reach in vehicles, according to Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II. The official advisory opinion does not codify anything new — that job would be the General Assembly’s — but clarifies what some had seen as a potentially nebulous recent change to state gun law. Before 2010, absent certain exceptions, the law that prohibited carrying a concealed weapon without a permit also barred transporting a handgun “in a concealed manner” in a vehicle. This included guns that were stored in glove compartments or center...
  • VA Sen. Dick Black endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Governor

    05/30/2012 5:28:34 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From email
    "Ken is the most inspiring public figure in Virginia's recent history... Ken Cuccinelli never sidestepped an issue because it was too hard... I am proud to announce my endorsement of Ken Cuccinelli to be the next Governor of Virginia." ~Senator Black I strongly endorse Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Governor. Ken is the most inspiring public figure in Virginia’s recent history. I endorsed Cuccinelli when he first ran for office because he is a passionate man of principle. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. From State Senator to Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli never...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 30,2012

    05/30/2012 3:09:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 30, 2012 | 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
  • Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli help Scott Walker in Wisconsin recall

    05/29/2012 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    By Anita Kumar Two weeks before the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall, Virginia’s Republican leaders are coming to the aid of Gov. Scott Walker. Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will appear with Walker at an event Tuesday, according to his office, though details have not been released. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli asked supporters to donate to Walker’s campaign in what he called the “second most important election in America in 2012.’’ “June 5th will be a clash of political forces of titanic proportions that will affect how (and whether) others in politics will meaningfully take on our biggest...
  • Of new U.S. veterans, almost half seek disability aid

    05/27/2012 2:36:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    AP ^ | 5-27-12 | Marilynn Marchione
    America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials said. What's more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones...
  • VA 2013 Governors Poll...Conservative Cuccinelli vs. Moderate Bolling

    05/25/2012 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM, May 24, 2012

    05/24/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 24, 2012 | 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
  • Man shot, killed in Stafford(VA)

    05/23/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    fredericksburg.com ^ | 23 May, 2012 | KEITH EPPS
    A Stafford County man was shot and killed late Tuesday after he tried to stab a man who had refused to give him money, police said. Christopher Rigby, 29, of no fixed address, was pronounced dead shortly after being shot in the chest in the parking lot of Earl’s True Value on Chatham Heights Road in southern Stafford about 11 p.m. View Larger Map Sheriff Charles Jett said a young couple were in a vehicle parked in the part of the lot farthest from the hardware store when they noticed a couple of men walking around. The men eventually walked...
  • Store owner shoots, kills two alleged robbers

    05/23/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    roanoke-chowannewsherald.com ^ | 22 May, 2012 | Cal Bryant
    HOBBSVILLE – The owner of a general store near here has apparently shot and killed two alleged would-be robbers. Gates County Sheriff Ed Webb reported that two black males, neither carrying identification, died of gunshot wounds after they allegedly attempted to rob Joppa Store at gunpoint around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Joppa Store is located off Acorn Hill Road in the southeastern corner of Gates County. “All I can tell you at this point is that two black males entered Joppa Store, both with their faces covered by bandanas, pointed a gun in the face of the store owner and...
  • Sheriff: Clerk shoots, kills two men attempting to rob store

    05/23/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Reed Andrews
    Two men are dead after they allegedly beat up and tried to rob the clerk at a general store on Acorn Hill Road in Hobbsville. The victim is in the hospital for some pretty serious bruising. Two men stormed into the general store around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. They put their large guns in the face of the store owner and demanded money. The clerk was hit with the guns and then kicked repeatedly on the floor. That’s when police say he was able to grab a gun he had hidden underneath the register and he shot at the suspects....
  • Lt. Gov. Bolling Lashes Out at Cuccinelli

    05/22/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Bolling was speaking to the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce. By Rachel Leonard and Susan Larson Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling took a jab at likely 2013 gubernatorial primary opponent and state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday, calling Cucchinelli an “ideological firebrand” while speaking to a Northern Virginia business group. Bolling, who will likely face Cucchinelli in a primary battle, presented himself as a moderate candidate who can solve problems and get things done while avoiding hyper-partisanship. “That’s the kind of mainstream, conservative leadership I offer, and that’s the kind of mature and responsible approach I’ve always taken to governing,...
  • VA African American Pastor speaks out on Obama's support of homosexual marriage

    05/22/2012 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    email from Family Foundation
    Dear Friends: I must admit that I was reluctant to publicly share my perspective on President Obama’s recent statement regarding same sex marriage because too often his presidency has caused separation within the ranks of African American leadership. And yet, what does an African American pastor do when his Africa American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African American community, but the nation as a whole? Does that pastor take a risk that he will be misunderstood and labeled as an “Uncle Tom”, a Republican Party pawn, or someone "the white man...