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  • Arlington community enraged over new firearm shop opening in Cherrydale

    05/21/2015 8:47:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wjla.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jay Korff
    An Arlington strip mall off Lee Highway in the Cherrydale community has everything from restaurants to salons to a frame shop.
  • Former Virginia lawmaker plans to wed teenager involved in sex scandal

    05/22/2015 5:09:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gary Robertson
    A former Virginia Democratic lawmaker who became a pariah in the state legislature after a sex scandal involving a teenage receptionist has announced that he plans to marry the woman, a day after he acknowledged fathering her 9-week-old baby. Joseph D. Morrissey, 57, told a news conference on Thursday that the woman, Myrna Pride, gave birth to their baby about a week before she turned 19. She is still employed at his law office, he said. [Snip] Morrissey also said that he was father to a total of four children born out of wedlock with different women. Last December, Morrissey,...
  • 3,400-pound shark Mary Lee continues to roam Virginia coast

    05/22/2015 12:05:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rex Springston
    If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy. Mary Lee, a 16-foot great white shark and an Internet sensation, is touring the Atlantic coast — sometimes close to shore.
  • ISIS Threatens More Attacks On American Soil; Names States and Time Frame

    05/15/2015 5:32:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies
    While ISIS claimed responsibility two days after the attack, there was no immediate indication that the terror group in Iraq and Syria had contact with Simpson or Soofi, who both lived in Phoenix. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities continue to search for clues that could possibly link Sunday’s shooters with the Islamic State.
  • Hoyer: Members of Congress deserve a raise

    05/19/2015 10:32:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/15 | Lauren French
    Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that he’s concerned that static congressional salaries — the pay level has remained the same since 2009 — will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress. “This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment….I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession,” Hoyer said. “But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the...
  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told WAVY.com a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2015
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • The Office Actor Ed Helms BLASTS Rolling Stone At UVA Commencement

    05/16/2015 12:51:37 PM PDT · by absentee · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/16/2015 | Caleb Howe
    Comedian and actor Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia on Friday, and took part of his speech to tear Rolling Stone a new one for their fake campus rape story, a story which they later retracted and apologized for. Now I know the UVA community has some experience with being defined by outsiders. It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would add that sometimes a rolling stone also gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels journalistic integrity. Rolling Stone tried ... And either way, the story has served...
  • Call it 'gender fluidity': Schools to teach kids there's no such thing as boys or girls

    05/16/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls. Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week. “The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. “Human beings...
  • Students in Virginia Will be Taught that “There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls”

    05/16/2015 10:28:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This, at its most basic level, is disgusting and reprehensible.We know how far America – and the Left in particular – have strayed from religion. It’s really sad, and if the trend continues, will ultimately lead to our demise.Ask yourself, why is radical Islam so strong at the moment? The answer: religion.No matter how much radical Islamists have distorted the Quran, religion remains a main tenet of their teachings. In the U.S. today, you can’t turn on a TV show anymore without seeing at least one homosexual character, no doubt because Hollywood liberals want you to believe that out of every 10...
  • Comedian Ed Helms Tears Into Rolling Stone During UVA Commencement Speech

    05/16/2015 11:10:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:41 am, May 16th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Comedian Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia yesterday, and took a moment to really tear into Rolling Stone for how much its discredited UVA rape report hurt the community. Helms, whom you’ll recognize as Andy from The Office or Stu from the Hangover movies, mostly kept things light and joke-y, and even gave a shoutout to the UVA a capella group that made an appearance with him one time on The Office. Helms talked about his own experience being “defined by outsiders,” and acknowledge that’s happened to the UVA community as well, before squaring in...
  • Could SEC Football Strength Be Equaled by 'SEC Presidential Primary' in '16?

    05/14/2015 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states -- with the exception of Florida, whose "Southern status" is perhaps more locational than anything else -- has been minimal. While pundits like to say that GOP presidential nominees have relied heavily on a "red state" electorate based in the South, that same base has had little to say in determining the nominee. After all, neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney had much in common with the region. Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp sensed that voter turnout intensity in the region could be stronger in November 2016 if...
  • U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked rape story

    05/12/2015 10:22:27 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 12 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Tuesday May 12, 2015 | AP staff
    RICHMOND, Va. — A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked and retracted account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the “chief villain.”... A report published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism said Rolling Stone failed at virtually every step of the process, from the reporting by Sabrina Rubin Erdely to an editing process that included high-ranking staffers.... No one at Rolling Stone was fired or disciplined as a result of the article, titled “A Rape on Campus.” Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Tony Rodham’s Ties Invite Scrutiny for Hillary and Bill Clinton [all living large]

    05/11/2015 7:07:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2015 | Steve Eder
    "......When Mr. [Tony] Rodham was short on cash in 2010, Mr. Clinton helped get him a job for $72,000 a year raising investments in GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company then owned by Terry McAuliffe, an old friend of Mr. Clinton’s and now the governor of Virginia. “I was complaining to my brother-in-law I didn’t have any money. And he asked McAuliffe to give me a job,” Mr. Rodham said during the court proceedings, which were the result of a lawsuit over unpaid legal bills filed by his lawyer in a child support case. A brother down on his luck...
  • Former Obama Admin Aide Rapes 2 Women, Gets No Jail Time for INSANE Reason

    05/10/2015 2:49:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    TPN ^ | May 10, 2015 | Colleen Conley
    Former Obama Admin Aide Rapes 2 Women, Gets No Jail Time for INSANE Reason May 10, 2015 By Colleen Conley FacebookTwitterMore926 With the aid of a complicit media, liberals have become untouchable when it comes to nefarious and even criminal behavior under the Obama Administration. A serious double standard now exists; conservatives involved in scandals and crimes are still held accountable, while Democrats, more often than not, get a free pass. Case in point: last year, Donny Ray Williams, a former Democrat congressional aide, pleaded guilty to raping two women. According to reports, in 2010, Williams subdued his first victim,...
  • Pentagon Moves to Beef Up Security At Military Bases Due to ISIS Threats

    05/08/2015 3:34:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 08, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of threats from ISIS, the security level at U.S. military bases has been raised the highest level since the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. ... Meanwhile, the FBI is admitting there are potentially "thousands" of ISIS sympathizers living in the U.S. and possibly willing to carry out attacks.
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Bill Cosby Scandal Widens as Three More Accusers Come Forward

    05/06/2015 12:35:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    The Wrap News ^ | April 23, 2015 @ 12:12 pm | Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin
    One alleged victim says she believes she was “targeted and drugged” by the comedian Comedian Bill Cosby, who in recent months has been mired in numerous accusations of sexual assault, once again found himself in the line of fire on Thursday as three more alleged victims came forward.
  • ISIS POSTS WARNING: “We Have 71 Trained Soldiers in 15 States” – NAMES 5 TARGETS

    05/05/2015 7:31:20 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 179 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The terrorist group says they will murder Pamela Geller and kill anyone who shields her. The terrorists also say they have 71 fighters in 15 different states and they 23 have signed up already for missions like the failed Sunday attack in Garland, Texas. Via Sooper Mexican: Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem “The New Era” To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is...
  • 100+ Truck Convoy in Virginia

    05/05/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 39 replies
    Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? Some are suggesting it is for the Special Olympics which raised $30,000 - but 115 trucks has to be carrying much more than $30,000 worth of donations.
  • Liberty University's 2015 keynote commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    05/04/2015 12:57:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Liberty.edu ^ | 5-4-2015
    On May 9, Liberty University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2015 during its 42nd annual Commencement Exercises. More than 17,500 degrees will be awarded. The university is preparing for an expected 34,000 guests at the main ceremony at Williams Stadium. More than 7,700 master’s degrees and over 500 doctoral degrees will be awarded, including 60 degrees from Liberty University School of Law. Liberty will recognize over 5,400 graduates who are active military, veterans, or spouses of service members. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. This year’s keynote Commencement speaker will be former Florida Gov....
  • UVA Students Start "Microaggression" Facebook Page, Prove they are Offended by Everything

    05/03/2015 10:38:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 74 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/15 | Aurelius
    The students of the University of Virginia have started a "microaggression" page on Facebook, which aims to give light to racist undertones on campus. While some statements made to students are clearly racist, many others are extremely innocuous and clearly not offensive. These following "microaggressions" prove that UVA students are offended by pretty much everything. It is now a microaggression to ask someone's major: It is now a microaggression to describe someone as funny and carefree: It is now a microaggression to ask someone to repeat their name:
  • Report on March ABC incident in Charlottesville is complete

    04/30/2015 1:52:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    roanoke.com ^ | 4-30-2015 | Chris Suarez | (Charlottesville) Daily Progress
    State police investigating alcohol agents’ arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson have forwarded a report including several hundred pages of documents to Charlottesville’s top prosecutor. Details on the findings were unavailable, and it’s unclear whether the report, which also includes hours of recorded interviews, will be made public. Requested by city Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman, the probe is one of two state police launched in the wake of Johnson’s arrest early March 18 outside a Corner pub. Gov. Terry McAuliffe also ordered an investigation. Chapman, who was prosecuting a murder trial Wednesday, was unavailable for comment. The law...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Is Virginia Becoming a Liberal State? Some Democrats Are Betting on It.

    04/23/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    As two of Virginia's top Democrats weigh running for governor in 2017, potentially against each other, they are embracing traditionally liberal issues in a way that would have been politically toxic just years ago in the Upper South state. The bet that both Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam are making is not only that the strongest possible progressive record would help win a Democratic primary, but that it will also help in the general election. Nationally, Democrats have grown emboldened on cultural issues over the past few years, and Virginia—where demographic shifts have widened their path...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Intnl Raceway April Sat. 25 on Fox at 7:00 PM ET

    04/22/2015 7:57:55 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 71 replies
  • Report: Firearm Facility Won't have Major Impact on Surrounding Area

    04/16/2015 10:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | unknown
    An independent review says a proposed regional firearms facility for Charlottesville, Albemarle and University of Virginia law enforcement will not hurt the environment. The environmental assessment report from ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC says that the facility would have no major impact on the surrounding area.
  • That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's ...

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

    04/19/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 April 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.
  • Coal Producer Xinergy Files for Bankruptcy in Virginia

    04/17/2015 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ROANOKE, VA (AP) -- Coal producer Xinergy Ltd. and more than two dozen subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Xinergy filed a Chapter 11 petition last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Roanoke, Virginia. The petition lists zero to $50,000 in assets and about $100 million to $500 million in liabilities....
  • EPA Clean Power Plan Litigation Begins

    04/16/2015 12:49:39 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-16-15 | John Eick
    The first major step in what will likely be a long, drawn-out legal process will begin today, April 16. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments from 16 states and a handful of energy companies. The two consolidated cases led by the state of West Virginia and the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corporation seek to prevent EPA from finalizing the already proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The two lawsuits contend that EPA cannot legally regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act since –...
  • Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

    04/16/2015 1:36:23 AM PDT · by shove_it · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse? Did you know that that place actually exists? It is called the Center of Military History. It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript… The room consists of dozens of collapsable “hallways” filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet...
  • Take that, Ted Cruz: Jeb Bush heads to Liberty University to pander to the Christian right

    04/15/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | April 15, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    The "moderate" Bush will contest the evangelical vote because next to big donors, they’re his most loyal base. Jeb Bush famously told us that to win the White House, a Republican presidential candidate had to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.” It was widely interpreted as evidence that if Bush ran, he’d do it as a more centrist, reasonable candidate who’d be, in his own words, “much more uplifting, much more positive,” and willing to stand up to fire-and-brimstone party hardliners. Now comes the news that Bush will give the commencement address...
  • Is $30,000 a year worth it?

    04/14/2015 2:29:17 AM PDT · by newnhdad · 63 replies
    Just recently started a new job and I feel very lucky but I really despise it. I am starting at a pretty descent salary but it's not as important as the miracle of finding any employment in Obama's economy. I have to drive a long way to and fro and mostly through idiot filled DC traffic and I swear nobody actually watches the road anymore, they just tap on the smart phones. It takes about three hours a day to commute (1.5hr each way) so I'm no longer seeing my kids and eating meals with my family six days a...
  • Morgantown Bans Sofas From Being Kept Outside In Attempt To Stop WVU Couch Fires

    04/13/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 11, 2015 | Tyler Kingkade
    Morgantown, West Virginia's city council passed a law Tuesday to ban upholstered furniture outdoors, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Why? Because West Virginia University students won't stop burning couches outside. The new law prohibits people from keeping couches in their yards or unenclosed porches. According to WV Public, violators will receive a written warning, and then fines of up to $500.
  • Who is Emily Renda and why is she at the center of the rape hoax at UVA?

    04/10/2015 6:32:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 44 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/9/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Stacy McCain has written an important article A Coven of Liars: Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda and Catherine Lhamon that starts to connect a few of the dots that may help explain the why and wherefore of the UVA Rape Hoax. How did this thing get started, who facilitated it and who is even now trying to cover their tracks? Here are three dots: The UVA rape hoax did not suddenly appear - ex nihilo - from the fevered fingers of Sabrina Rubin Erdely. She was looking for a story that would support her narrative of a campus "Rape Culture"...
  • Police: Remains Identified as Missing Virginia Teen Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell

    04/10/2015 5:33:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 10, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Police: Remains Identified as Missing Virginia Teen Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell Apr 10, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO [Pic in URL] Remains recovered by police in Virginia have been positively identified as missing college student Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, Norfolk Police said today, as the investigation into her death continues. The remains were found in Southampton County, Virginia, on Thursday, police said, and were sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office to be identified and to determine the cause of death. Police said they have not made any arrests and the cause of death has not been determined. Norfolk police told ABC News...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President

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

    04/08/2015 6:35:52 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The virginian ^ | 4/8/2015 | Moneyruner
    The Virginian Pilot reacted with hate and bigotry to the evidence that the fable about coed “Jackie” gang raped by the fraternity brothers at UVA was a lie from beginning to end. They ran a cartoon showing a “right wing” couch potato ranting about rape to his TV set while his daughter enters the room, apparently the victim of rape. It’s the kind of thing you expect from the “cool kids gang” in junior high taunting their classmates after they are exposed as fakes. It’s what the little bastard do to reclaim their superior status. There is a great takedown...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nation’s security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network — Fox News — have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Dem Sen Kaine: WH Doesn’t Want Congress ‘Weighing In’ on Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that the White House has “taken the position” that “Congress shouldn’t be weighing in” on an Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
  • U-Va. fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

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

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

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

    04/05/2015 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Per twitter, Rolling Stone will not sanction anyone in UVA story
  • Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)

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

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