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  • Ex-aides say congressman and wife made them his servants

    05/25/2018 11:18:59 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2018 | RACHAEL BADE, ALEX ISENSTADT and KYLE CHENEY
    Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett and his wife turned the congressman’s staff into personal servants, multiple former employees to the freshman Republican told POLITICO — assigning them tasks from grocery shopping to fetching the congressman’s clothes to caring for their pet dog, all during work hours. POLITICO has spoken with four former staffers who detailed a deeply dysfunctional office in which the congressman and his wife, Flanna, often demanded that staff run personal errands outside their typical congressional duties. The couple called on staff to pick up groceries, chauffeur Garrett’s daughters to and from his Virginia district, and fetch clothes that...
  • Fairfax County commuters desperate to avoid exorbitant I-66 tolls

    05/23/2018 12:11:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Angela Woolsey
    With Metro still tackling safety and operational issues, and toll rates occasionally hitting $40 or more on the Interstate 66 express lanes inside the Capital Beltway, tolerable options for commuters in Northern Virginia seem hard to come by these days. Kalai Kandasamy wants to offer an alternative. The cybersecurity and information technology consultant developed a Sluglines app in 2016 that helps prospective riders and drivers coordinate trips, and he believes that establishing slug lines in the I-66 corridor could alleviate travel headaches for some workers. “Slugging fills up those empty seats, and it’s good for the environment,” Kandasamy said. “It’s...
  • Northam announces 141 new jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    05/22/2018 12:57:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    WDBJ/Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 | WDBJ/Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A packaging company plans to expand in Virginia and create 141 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that TemperPack plans to spend $10.4 million on a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County.
  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • Sen. Mark Warner Traded Secret Texts with Russian Oligarch's Lobbyist Linked to Hillary

    02/09/2018 4:47:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/8/18 | Debra Heine
    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee communicated through phone calls and text messages last spring with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch in order to gain access to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the salacious and unverified anti-Trump dossier. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) texted back and forth with lobbyist Adam Waldman, who runs the Endeavor Group -- which has ties to (surprise!) Hillary Clinton -- while leading the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia with his Republican colleague North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr.In one text to the lobbyist, the senator expressed a desire...
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Trump Sounds Off On Warner Report — ‘All Tied Into Crooked Hillary’

    02/08/2018 10:27:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/08/2018
    President Donald Trump acknowledged a report Thursday that shows how Democratic Sen. Mark Warner was in contact with a lobbyist for Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska. A report from Fox News Thursday reveals text messages between Adam Waldman, a lobbyist for Deripaska, and Warner. In the messages Sen. Warner expressed interest in meeting with Christopher Steele, the author of the unverified dossier used to get a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. In the messages, Warner said that he didn’t want to leave a “paper trail” of meetings with Steele.
  • The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him. [WasPo garbage]

    05/18/2018 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    But Trump and his backers are wrong about what it means that the FBI reportedly was using a confidential source to gather information early in its investigation of possible campaign ties to Russia. The investigation started out as a counterintelligence probe, not a criminal one. And relying on a covert source rather than a more intrusive method of gathering information suggests that the FBI may have been acting cautiously — perhaps too cautiously — to protect the campaign, not undermine it. As a former FBI counterintelligence agent, I know what Trump apparently does not: Counterintelligence investigations have a different purpose...
  • Trump Admin Sanctions Putin Cronies Including Russian With Lobbyist Ties to Dem Senator Mark Warner

    04/06/2018 12:48:20 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 6, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Trump Admin Sanctions Putin Cronies – Including Russian Oligarch With Lobbyist Ties to Dem Senator Mark Warner The Trump administration announced Friday it will put sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs and several companies they own in response to Russia’s ‘continued attacks to subvert Western democracies.’ One of the seven oligarchs designated Friday, Oleg Deripaska is linked to Democrat Senator Mark Warner through a Washington lobbyist.
  • FBI informant met with three Trump campaign advisers: report

    05/18/2018 8:39:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/18 | Max Greenwood
    A secret FBI informant who has come into the spotlight in recent days reportedly met with three advisers to President Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post reported Friday that in addition to meeting with Trump campaign advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, the informant – described as an American academic – also met with former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis. The informant, a professor who is said to be a longtime U.S. intelligence source, met Clovis for coffee in northern Virginia in the summer of 2016, during which he offered to provide foreign policy advice to...
  • Top Intel Dem warns Republicans: Don't try to out FBI source

    05/18/2018 7:24:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18 | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and seriousness...
  • Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast

    05/18/2018 5:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast. The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to...
  • RaAted F

    05/17/2018 1:13:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Courageous Conservatives PAC ^ | Courageous Conservatives PAC
    Why did the WASHINGTON POST endorse BARBARA COMSTOCK??? WHY DID THE WASHINGTON POST ENDORSE BARBARA COMSTOCK??? After voting for ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood, #VA10 Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been RATED "F" by nearly every single conservative group for her anti-Trump liberal record. It's time for a CONSERVATIVE CHANGE from Barbara Comstock: Shak Hill for Congress. SHAK HILL: Air Force Academy Graduate. Decorated Fighter Pilot. Articulate Voice for Conservatives. Unlike Comstock, Shak Hill will stand with President Trump and support the Trump Agenda. That's the only way we're going to hold this seat in November.
  • Body cam footage released after woman accuses deputy of racism: ‘I was just bullied’

    05/17/2018 1:54:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    http://wtvr.com/ ^ | 5/8/18 | JON BURKETT AND WEB STAFF
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. -- After an accusation of racism during a Virginia traffic stop went viral, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has released a full, uninterrupted body cam video of the incident. Behind the wheel of her car and live on Facebook, Dawn Hilton-Williams described a traffic stop on Route 58 westbound in rural Brunswick County. "I was just bullied by a racist cop, who threatened to pull me out of the car," said Hilton-Williams in the 11-minute long Facebook video. "This is where we got lynched. This is where we got lynched, even in today's day." The traffic stop...
  • Signs that democrats want to wash their hands of collusion. Quickly. It’s coming.

    05/15/2018 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-15 | DrJohn
    As Tucker Carlson is saying right now, for the last year all you heard from the mouths of democrats was "Russia, Russia, Russia." They called Trump a Russian dupe and Michael Flynn a traitor. After a year with zero evidence of any Trump-Russia collusion and Robert Mueller inexplicably indicting a ham sandwich, people are catching on to this whole charade being what Trump says it is- a witch hunt.  A number of signals are being sent from democrats revealing their intent to put as much room as they can between them and all the nasty things they've said about Trump. Sen....
  • NYT Op-Ed: Liberals, You’re Not As Smart As You Think, And You’re Helping Trump Win A Second Term

    05/14/2018 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, someone finally said it: Liberals, you’re not as smart as you think—and you’re helping Donald J. Trump win a second term. Gerard Alexander, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, wrote this in The New York Times and he might have to change his name after this. He aptly noted how a) cultural centers are dominated by progressives; b) how they’re causing a backlash against liberalism; and c) how their inability to see that they are causing it will lead to a Trump victory in the next presidential election. The professor noted how the Left is overly...
  • Students act as members of Trump's national security team to seek solutions to international crises

    05/14/2018 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 14, 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Wesley O’Dell interrupted class discussion at Washington and Lee University to share breaking news. “Mr. President, if I may, all major news networks have interrupted their regular daytime programming …” Annie Lentz interrupted him, “Fox and Friends as well?” “Fox and Friends as well, Mr. President.” Lentz, a sophomore, portrays President Donald Trump in O’Dell’s “International Crises and National Security” class, where students simulate international dilemmas and act as real members of the president’s National Security Council. The class is the first of its kind at Washington and Lee University — students are expected to not only portray...
  • Hot pink gun confiscated at Richmond International Airport, woman arrested

    05/08/2018 5:28:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Virginia woman was arrested at Richmond International Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded hot pink handgun in her carry-on luggage. TSA alerted airport police, who responded and arrested the woman, WTOP reported. The hot pink 9 mm gun was confiscated, along with eight pink-tipped bullets that were loaded at the time. One was reportedly in the chamber.
  • Small trucking companies worry about the possibility of I-81 tolls

    05/08/2018 11:17:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WHSV 3 ^ | April 19, 2018 | Monica Casey
    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Lawmakers are searching for a solution to traffic and accidents on Interstate 81. One bill introduced by Senator Mark Obenshain proposes conducting a study of the effects of adding tolls for long haul trucks. The money from the tolls would go toward improving the interstate through Virginia. Senate Bill 971 passed the Virginia Senate unanimously, passed the House on a 95-3 vote with an amendment by Del. Tony Wilt, and then was agreed upon by both chambers. On April 4, Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law. The Virginia Department of Transportation has reported...