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  • Waynesboro Police Arrest Trio of Illegal Mexican Immigrants Found with Firearm (Virginia)

    11/30/2015 7:37:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WHSV-TV ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Waynesboro police arrested three illegal immigrants from Mexico Friday afternoon when they were stopped on a traffic stop with a semi-automatic handgun among them. Fidel Moreno Pina, 35, Israel Arista Vega, 34, and Javier Lopez Gomez, 35, all face a single felony count of possession of a firearm by a non-U.S. citizen in the county illegally. On November 20, at about 1:15 p.m., an officer with the department’s Special Operations Division, who was acting on a tip, stopped a 2007 Hummer in the 1000 block of Albemarle Avenue. During the traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle...
  • Trump to stump at Prince William Fairgrounds (Wednesday, Northern Virginia)

    11/28/2015 2:28:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Inside NOVA ^ | November 28, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Manassas Wednesday night. The real-estate-mogul-turned-politician will bring his “Make America Great Again” fervor to the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Trump is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m., but organizers are urging attendees to arrive early to “ensure access.” Gates will open at 5 p.m. Trump continues to poll ahead his fellow Republican contenders even as his remarks on the campaign trail grow increasingly controversial....
  • Teen Shoots Uncle During Thanksgiving Dinner For Asking Him If He Had A Girfriend (Satire)

    11/27/2015 8:14:43 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 65 replies
    Huzlers ^ | 11/27/2015 | Staff
    RICHMOND, VA – An 18 year old teenager is being charged with attempted murder after shooting his uncle during Thanksgiving dinner because his uncle had asked him “do you have a girlfriend?” Cody Stone was arrested Thursday evening by Richmond police upon being found blocks away from his home where he had shot his uncle. Cody had apparently attempted to escape the home and authorities. Although critically injured with a bullet wound, Cody’s uncle is expected to live after being rushed and treated at the emergency room. According to family members, Cody was apparently infuriated upon being asked if he...
  • Trump Golf Course erects Civil War monument and liberals are upset

    11/25/2015 10:39:04 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 103 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Nicholas Fandos
    In an undated handout photo, a plaque at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a stretch of the Potomac as the “River of Blood” due to casualties there during the Civil War. Between the 14th hole and the 15th tee of one of the club's two courses, Mr. Trump installed a flagpole on a stone pedestal overlooking the Potomac, to which he affixed a plaque purportedly designating "The River of Blood." "Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot," the inscription reads. "The casualties were so great that the water would...
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe announces fix for I-95 bottleneck [Goody! More Tolls!]

    11/24/2015 4:05:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Robert Thompson
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Tuesday morning that VDOT will extend the 95 Express Lanes two miles farther south, in an effort to fix the bottleneck where these HOT lanes merge back with the regular lanes of I-95.Anyone driving south on I-95 from the D.C. area Tuesday or Wednesday will realize why the governor’s announcement on WTOP radio is important. Both the regular lanes and the express lanes can be backed up for miles at peak periods where the two sets of lanes merge near Garrisonville Road in Stafford County.McAuliffe said the express lanes will be extended under an...
  • Petition to keep Syrian refugees out of Virginia

    11/23/2015 7:22:31 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 12 replies
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has stated that Virginia would not be among the growing number of U.S. states seeking to block Syrian refugees, despite calls from Republicans for the state to close its doors as a security precaution following the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris. More than two dozen governors, most of them Republican, said they would attempt to block the settlement of Syrian refugees in their states after the attacks in France, believed to be the work of the Islamic State, that killed nearly 130 people and left hundreds more wounded. The United States does not have the ability...
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • Student who posted ‘I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus’ … is black

    11/19/2015 5:09:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    TheCollegeFix.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | College Fix Staff
    Add another tally mark under the hate-crime hoax scorecard.A student at the Michigan-basedDelta College wasarrested recently after posting on Yik Yak“I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning,” MLive reports."The message triggered an investigation and police security response that led to the arrest of a Delta College student living in SVSU housing,” the news outlet added. “Emmanuel D. Bowden, 21, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism."According to thepolice report, after the threat went viral, Bowden posted he was only kidding.Read the full report.
  • Black student accused of making false threat against blacks

    11/18/2015 3:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFQX-TV ^ | November 18, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A community college student living at Saginaw Valley State University is accused of threatening to shoot blacks on campus. Police reports obtained by The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/1S2SWvO ) say Emmanuel Bowden made threats on the social media site Yik Yak last week but subsequently said it was just a joke. The 21-year-old, who is black, attends Delta Community College but lives at Saginaw Valley. He's charged with making a false threat of terrorism....
  • Guy Who Threatened To ‘Shoot Every Black’ Kid On Campus… Is Black

    11/21/2015 8:43:57 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Eric Owens
    Police on the campus of a taxpayer-funded university in central Michigan have arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app. The threat declared: “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.” The man who police arrested, Emmanuel D. Bowden, is black.
  • Black Michigan student charged in threat to ‘shoot every black person I can’

    11/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Police at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan have arrested a black man who allegedly posted on the social media site Yik Yak a threat to “shoot every black person I can on campus.” Emmanuel D. Bowden, a 21-year-old Delta College student living on the SVSU campus, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, The Saginaw News reported. Emmanuel D. Bowden
  • Fake Hate: Black Student Arrested for Threatening to Murder All Blacks at Michigan School

    11/21/2015 6:22:26 PM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | November 21, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Emmanuel D. Bowden was arrested on Friday. Police arrested a man for posting a threat against black people on campus. The threat declared: "I'm going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning."
  • Sifting for Clues at W.Md. Dig

    09/15/2004 8:46:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 471+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, September 11, 2004 | Mary Otto
    Radiocarbon dating of charcoal found elsewhere on this site has suggested people might have camped here and built fires by the north branch of the Potomac River, anywhere from 9,000 years ago to as much as 16,000 years ago... Some tools and bones have been found in Pennsylvania and Virginia that date well before the Clovis era, although scientists debate whether the dating is accurate.
  • Meeting Gets Ugly: ‘Every One of You Are Terrorists!’

    11/20/2015 5:13:13 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 50 replies
    Mediate ^ | Andrew Husband
    A presentation on plans for a new mosque near Fredericksburg, VA ended with a volley of racist rants made by members of the public. According to WUSA 9, speaker Samer Shalaby was presenting plans for a new mosque the local Muslim community intended to build on property it already owned. The current Islamic Center is too small, as the community has grown steadily in recent years. That’s when two men in attendance at the public meeting shouted down Shalaby with claims that all Muslims were “evil” and “terrorists.” The speaker said he didn’t expect such hostility.
  • Terminally ill Virginia schoolboy, 8, finds true love with 7-year-old classmate

    11/20/2015 1:43:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 20, 2015 | Laurie Hanna
    A little boy dying from cancer has found his soulmate in a touching story of true love. Second graders David Spisak, 8, and 7-year-old classmate Ayla Andrews have fallen in love after meeting at school in Chesapeake, Va. "Actually, she is kinda like the real Snow White because she is so kind to everybody, especially me - because she loves me."
  • Late lobbying against refugee bill backfires on the White House

    11/19/2015 11:47:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
    "[But] when people said, 'Well, can't we work that out administratively by adding resources, delegating certification, maybe even collapsing all of this into a more expedited, accelerated process across the board?' The answer wasn't, 'Well, no, statutorily we wouldn't be able to do that.' The answer was, 'We don't have the staff.' "That's just a matter of mechanics, it's not a matter of principle or statute," [Rep. Gerry] Connolly [D-VA] said. "And that's not a good enough reason for me to vote no. And I think a lot of the other Democrats felt the same way." The Obama administration's eleventh-hour...
  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • EW Jackson Hosts Call with Ted Cruz

    11/17/2015 3:27:15 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    Red NoVA ^ | November 17, 2015 | Taller Than Madison
    Earlier today EW Jackson hosted a conference call with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The open call was part of a weekly feature for Jackson and his organization STAND.Cruz began with opening remarks on his position on religious freedom and how he'll push back against the PC police whenever they try to admonish someone for being religious. Cruz then touched on his continued fight to defend traditional marriage. His opening was short and narrowly focused as he seemed genuinely more interested in taking questions than filling the time up with prepared talking points, which caught me as unexpected and a...
  • McAuliffe: Va. will not seek to keep out refugees

    11/17/2015 2:32:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/16/15 | Graham Moodmaw
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe indicated Monday that Virginia would not be among the growing number of U.S. states seeking to block Syrian refugees, despite calls from Republicans for the state to close its doors to those fleeing war in Syria as a security precaution following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.More than a dozen governors, most of them Republican, said Monday they would attempt to block Syrian refugees from their states after the attacks in France, believed to be the work of the Islamic State, that killed nearly 130 people and left hundreds more wounded. The revelation that one of the attackers...
  • UMW poll of Virginia voters: Carson, Trump lead (Jeb at 6%)

    11/16/2015 3:47:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fredricksburg ^ | 11/16/15 | JEFF BRANSCOME
    A University of Mary Washington poll shows Ben Carson and Donald Trump as front-runners in Virginia for the Republican presidential nomination - reflecting national opinion. Carson and Trump are both backed by 18 percent of registered Virginia voters, according to the recent poll by UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies. -snip- According to the UMW poll, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was third in the GOP field in Virginia with 10 percent, followed by 7 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 6 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul...

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • Donald Trump Campaign First To Submit 15,000 Validated Signatures For VA Ballot Qualification…

    11/11/2015 8:11:13 PM PST · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 11, 2015 | sundance
    Great job Trump Team Virginia. Virginia is the second hardest state to qualify for ballot placement (hardest is Illinois). While the Trump team needed 5,000 signatures, plus 200 per congressional district (11), team Trump submitted 15,000 signatures which were verified and validated !! Donald Trump is now the first, and so far only, candidate to reach these challenging VA qualifications. The remaining campaigns have less than a month remaining to qualify. The primary date is scheduled for March 1st. RVA PRESS RELEASE - The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Donald Trump is the first Republican...
  • Lexington Police Chief slurs VMI Cadets calling them "trained killers"

    Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations Al Thomas speaks to W&L students about staying safe when interacting with cadets on the weekends Jordan Cohen November 9, 2015 Filed under News, Showcase Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their explanation of why they needed to come in was a party that they were...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • HuffPo Author Agrees: 90% of Whites Might be Racist

    11/06/2015 11:59:38 AM PST · by rightistight · 55 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/6/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for the Huffington Post, Zeba Blay lauded and quoted statements that compared white people to "rattlesnakes" and which said that 90% of white people could be racists. Blay posted a video of Muhammad Ali from 1971 in which Ali said it's counter-productive to say that not all white people are racist. In the article, Blay quotes Ali as saying: There are many white people who mean right and in their hearts wanna do right. If 10,000 snakes were coming down that aisle now, and I had a door that I could shut, and in that 10,000, 1,000 meant right,...
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Gun-control push falls flat in Virginia as GOP locks in legislative control

    11/04/2015 4:28:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The governor’s race in Kentucky may have given the GOP its most satisfying victory of Election Night 2015, but the maintenance of the status quo in Virginia may be the most meaningful. Outside groups poured into the Commonwealth in an attempt to gain Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe more leverage, including the SEIU and Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control activists, who spent more than $2 million on statehouse races. They came up empty, and in the process called into serious question the direction of the Democratic Party and the strategy of its presidential frontrunner: Republicans held onto the Virginia Senate in fiercely contested...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

    11/04/2015 10:42:34 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 4, 2015
    Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. The victories mean that the Republicans retain control of both houses of the state legislature. The party remains an obstacle to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws and expand Medicaid in the state, a battleground in the 2016 presidential elections. Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group had made the Virginia races an election focus. It spent $2.2 million in ads for two Democratic Senate candidates in a bid to have the party...
  • NRA Victorious Over Outsider Anti-Gun Influence in Virginia Elections

    11/04/2015 9:38:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The National Rifle Association was victorious in Virginia last night after billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other outside gun control advocates attempted to influence local Senate elections.  BREAKING: #NRA-backed candidates retain control of #Virginia Senate #ElectionDay #2A— NRA (@NRA) November 4, 2015 As Matt has already noted, this means long time Clinton ally and Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe will be forced to work with a Republican majority until the end of his term. Last month, McAuliffe issued a series of gun control executive orders after failing to get legislation passed by Republicans. After two failed attempts at getting some gun control measures passed,...
  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • Hausfeld Announces Early Victory in Virginia Hot Lanes Class Action

    11/03/2015 9:11:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Globe Newswire ^ | November 2, 2015 | Hausfeld
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld, a global plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that the judge overseeing Brown, et al. v. Transurban USA, Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-494 (E.D. Va.), the Honorable James C. Cacheris, has largely denied the Defendants’ motions to dismiss the pending class action case. The plaintiffs in the case alleges that the I-495 and I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes operator (Transurban) and its debt-collection agents (Faneuil, Inc. and Law Enforcement Systems, LLC (“LES”)) violated state and federal law by assessing and seeking to collect crippling administrative fees and penalties for allegedly missed tolls. Drivers who use...
  • McAuliffe’s hopes for state Senate majority dealt a blow

    11/03/2015 6:40:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Jenna Portno
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prospects of retaking control of the Virginia Senate dimmed Tuesday night as Republicans won a Richmond district that Democrats called key to their plan for flipping the upper chamber. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Glen Sturtevant, a Richmond school board member, defeated Democrat Dan Gecker, a Chesterfield County supervisor in the race to replace Sen. John C. Watkins (Powhatan), who is retiring. “Well it’s a shame. We did the best we could,” Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said. Tuesday’s election results will ultimately determine McAuliffe (D) has any legislative leverage or political momentum heading...
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown

    11/03/2015 12:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Point Memo News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton met with a group of mothers whose African-American children died in gun shootings. Clinton shared the "heartbreaking stories" of their children, according to a statement released by her campaign on Monday night. She also outlined her criminal justice and gun control proposals....
  • Virginia Election Thread - Discussion and Results

    11/03/2015 4:02:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Virginia Election Thread - Discussion and Results
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret...

    11/02/2015 6:28:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2015
    Full title: Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret before Key Election Fairfax County School Board Hires Private Law Firm, Court Today Questions Lawsuit as “Form over Substance” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on Friday, October 30, the Fairfax County School Board sued Judicial Watch rather than turn over records prior to Election Day concerning a controversial change in policy accommodating “transgender” students. The board filed suit in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia ( Fairfax County Public Schools v. Judicial Watch, Inc. (No. 2015 14395)). At a calendar hearing...
  • New named pipe found at Jamestown

    11/01/2015 11:04:00 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    History Blog ^ | October 31, 2015
    Archaeologists at Historic Jamestown have discovered the tenth Virginia-made pipe with a name inscribed on the stem. It’s the first new named pipe found at the site since 2009, and in contrast to most of the earlier discoveries, the name is complete: William Faldo. The stockholders of the Virginia Company were expecting to make a quick profit from their investment in the Jamestown settlement, but the struggling colonists could barely keep themselves alive, never mind send back the riches in minerals and trade goods the company had envisioned. They weren’t even self-sufficient, having clashed with the Powhatan tribes weeks after...
  • DOJ Backs Transgender Teen Who's Biologically Female But Wants to Use Boys Restroom

    10/31/2015 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Education’s Office of the General Council and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division filed a brief Wednesday evening in support of Gavin Grimm, a biological female who “identifies” as a male. Grimm filed a lawsuit in June against the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia for access to the boys’ restroom. “Prohibiting a transgender male student from using boys’ restrooms, when other non-transgender male students face no such restriction, deprives him not only of equal educational opportunity but also ‘of equal status, respect, and dignity,’” the DOE and DOJ attorneys argue in the brief. “Treating...
  • Donald Trump vows to take on ‘corrupt’ Veterans Affairs

    10/31/2015 3:57:50 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2015 | Christopher Snyder
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a new pitch Saturday to veterans, promising them that he'll take on the "corrupt" and incompetent" Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump told a crowd of supporters in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., that the department is mismanaged and "not efficient." "We're going to replace them with more effective ones to get our veterans working, which is what they want to do," Trump said. "We're going to transform the VA to meet the needs of the current veterans. Exposing and addressing the VA's inefficiencies and shortcomings will be rewarded, not punished. We're...

    10/31/2015 11:48:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 193 replies
    Trump Campaign Website ^ | October 31, 2016 | Domald J. Trump
    October 31, 2015Veterans Administration Reforms That Will Make America Great Again The Goals Of Donald J. Trump's Veterans Plan The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is absolutely unacceptable. Over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care. Corruption and incompetence were excused. Politicians in Washington have done too little too slowly to fix it. This situation can never happen again, and when Donald J. Trump is president, it will be fixed – fast. The guiding principle of the Trump plan is ensuring veterans have convenient access to the best quality care. To further this principle, the Trump plan...
  • LIVE Stream Donald Trump Rally USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA - Oct 31, 2015

    10/31/2015 8:57:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Donald Trump 2016 ^ | 10-31-2015 | Donald Trump 2016
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 LIVE Stream Donald Trump Rally USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA - Oct 31, 2015

    10/31/2015 11:01:00 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    ALSO on CPAN!!!! NOW!!! LIVE Stream Donald Trump Rally USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA - Oct 31, 2015
  • Trump lays out plan to reform Veterans Affairs

    10/31/2015 11:32:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 31,2015 | David McCabe
    Trump promised that in his administration, veterans would receive better healthcare more quickly. "The plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it," he said. Trump said that he would institute policies that would see Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities competing with non-VA hospitals. He said that under his plan, any veteran could go to a doctor that accepts Medicare and receive care. In a winding indictment of the VA system, he targeted Veterans Health Administration hospitals that came under fire in the last year for keeping long wait lists of veterans who needed...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech in Norfolk, VA Aboard USS Wisconsin

    10/31/2015 11:20:10 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 56 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-31-15 | Donald Trump
    Saturday, October 31, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a rally in Norfolk, Virginia aboard the USS Wisconsin in front of thousands of fired up supporters. youtube.com/watch?v=bcJljz-Adko
  • Fairfax Republicans: If this doesn't make you mad ...

    10/27/2015 6:56:33 AM PDT · by EDINVA · 12 replies
    Fairfax County Republican Committee email ^ | 10-27-2015 | Fairfax County Republican Committe
    The following is an email from the Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee (chairman@fairfaxgop.org) Fairfax Republicans: We know we need big changes on the Fairfax County School Board - in case you didn't have enough reasons already, here is one more: Fairfax County teachers are making information about Democratic candidates and local Democratic Party activities available to students, without providing information about our candidates and our activities. Hard to believe isn't it? Here are two examples that happened just this fall: The Blackboard page for a 12th grade US Government class at Woodson High School was used to tell...
  • Carson In 1999: White People Have No Grasp On History Of Racial Violence In U.S

    10/25/2015 11:35:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    In his 1999 book, Dr. Ben Carson wrote that our nations history on racial injustices made it impossible for the black community to think of the judicial system in anything but racial terms and that white Americans were only able to view racial violence in a modern context. In his book, The Big Picture, released by Zondervan, Carson argued white Americans had no grasp on the history of racial violence in this country. Carson wrote of a time his mother was thrown in jail for a minor traffic violation as an example of personal history of the racial injustice in...
  • What I Saw at the Hillary Clinton Rally [Feature: Carpetbaggers for Hillary]

    10/24/2015 4:48:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/24/15 | Bill McMorris
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) wants to make sure that Virginia is Hillary Clinton territory, so he brought her out to Terry McAuliffe territory.The perennial Clinton insider and prolific fundraiser won the 2013 gubernatorial election by about 55,000 votes out of more than 2 million cast; he won Alexandria, a city of 150,000, with more than 70 percent of the vote, giving him a 20,000-vote edge. The Washington, D.C., suburbs in Northern Virginia have almost singlehandedly transformed Virginia from a deep red state to a swing state in the past two decades and if Hillary Clinton wants to mimic President...