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  • He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

    10/21/2018 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 70 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 10/21/18 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said Thursday. “His family members were very distraught,” said Garst, who confirmed the existence of the FBI and police investigation but said she could provide few details because the case is ongoing. All 19 were initially registered as voters in the Shenandoah Valley city of Harrisonburg, although a clerk double-checking the...
  • Comey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race

    10/16/2018 1:03:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | ARIS FOLLEY - 10/16/18 | ARIS FOLLEY - 10/16/18
    Former FBI Director James Comey donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in November. Comey donated $2,700 to Wexton's campaign in September as the Virginia Democrat continues to gain momentum in the state's hotly-contested 10th congressional district race, Federal Election Commission filings show. The former FBI head has traditionally donated to Republican campaigns, including Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008. However, Comey, who was fired by President Trump in May 2017, revealed earlier this year that he was leaving the...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: 'We've Got' to 'Fight in the Streets'

    10/16/2018 10:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must "fight in the courts, fight in the streets" and "fight at the ballot box." On Tuesday morning's Morning Joe (MSNBC), co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we've all been through. There's so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you -- we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do...
  • THREE WEEKS OUT: No Blue Wave, Not Even in the Pacific!

    10/15/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 41 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Larry Schweikar
    With two weeks to go until the midterms, Republicans are virtually guaranteed to win the Senate. As of today, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, and Missouri appear safe. Just today, the third consecutive poll showing Dean Heller up in Nevada came out (Emerson) and he has expanded his lead now to seven. This would mean that as of today, the GOP would gain a net of two seats in the Senate. Races still supposedly up in the air are Montana, Indiana, West Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Ohio. Races where the Democrat has a lead outside the margin of...
  • Poll: Republican Scott Taylor Leads in Virginia Congressional Race

    10/16/2018 2:16:21 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) leads by seven points in a crucial race for the Republican House majority, according to a poll released on Monday. Congressman Taylor leads by seven points — 50 to 43 percent - against Democrat Elaine Luria in the 2nd congressional district, according to a Christopher Newport University (CNU) survey released on Monday. Five percent of Virginia voters remain undecided, while the margin of error for the poll is four points, making Taylor’s lead beyond the margin of error. Taylor also leads by six points — 50 to 44 percent — with “committed voters” or voters who...
  • Young Virginia Voters Aren’t Sending In Their Ballots Because…

    10/15/2018 10:27:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Democrats are already worried about turnout this November, particularly because polling shows that the youngest voters – college students in particular – are the least enthusiastic and the least likely to show up at the polls. That gap extends up through the age bracket of the youngest millennials but mostly focuses on what’s now being called Generation Z. In Virginia, however, it appears that enthusiasm isn’t the only problem they have. Young voters there are complaining that they can’t mail in their absentee ballots. Why? Because many of them can’t figure out where and how to purchase stamps to send...
  • CNU Poll: Incumbent Scott Taylor posts lead over Democrat in Va.’s 2nd Congressional District

    10/15/2018 4:59:30 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregory S. Schneider
    RICHMOND —Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) leads Democratic challenger Elaine Luria 50 percent to 43 percent in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, according to a new poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy. Taylor has a 7-point lead among likely voters, suggesting that voters are not troubled by his involvement in a scandal in which his campaign staffers submitted fraudulent signatures in a failed effort to get another candidate onto the ballot. The poll had a margin of error of about 4 percentage points.
  • Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts

    10/08/2018 7:56:30 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2018 | James Oliphant
    [snip]Last year, as protesters crashed his events in the midst of a House push to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare program, Brat remarked that “women are in my grille no matter where I go.” Those words have followed him ever since.[snip]
  • Republicans start to pull plug on members

    09/26/2018 6:05:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Republicans are performing critical triage to their midterm spending strategy as they seek to hold on to their House majority in a difficult midterm year. The House GOP’s campaign arm pulled the plug on its remaining ad buys last week for the Pittsburgh media market, where Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) is desperately fighting to hang on to his seat in a race against Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.). It’s grim news for Rothfus, who has largely been seen as a dead man walking since redistricting left him with a Democratic-leaning district and a difficult opponent in Lamb. For the GOP, it’s...
  • Dave Brat trailing in reelection bid

    09/25/2018 9:48:36 AM PDT · by lasereye · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Republican Rep. Dave Brat is trailing Democrat Abigail Spanberger by five points in a Virginia district that hasn't sent a Democrat to the House in more than 45 years, according to a new poll. Spanberger has the support of 47 percent of potential voters, compared to Brat's 42 percent, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday. Spangberger's lead is just outside the poll's margin of error, which is 4.9 percentage points. Virginia's 7th Congressional District used to be solidly red, but courts forced the state to redraw it shortly after Brat was elected in 2014 following a shocking GOP...
  • Gun control group focusing on 15 Republican House districts

    09/25/2018 5:49:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A major gun control group is investing $5 million in digital ads focused on 15 Republican House districts that could turn blue in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported. Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is targeting 15 suburban districts highlighted in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" target list, according to the news outlet.The districts, which are mostly outside of cities, include communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan and more, it added. “Suburban swing districts are going to make this election, and gun safety resonates extremely...
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • State Department on Hidden Cam, “Resist Everything,” “I Have Nothing to Lose”

    09/18/2018 6:46:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 18sep18 | Staff Report
    Federal Employee for State Department: “Resist everything… Every level. F**k sh*t up.” Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Embedded in Federal Government Positions, Actively Resisting Stuart Karaffa Does Work for DSA While on Taxpayer’s Dime: “I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail.” “I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees.” Ethics Officer Fails to Recognize Breach on Ethics Form: “somebody just rubber stamps it and it goes forward…”  (Washington DC) Today, Project Veritas released the first installment in an undercover videoinvestigation series unmasking the deep state. This video features a State Department employee, Stuart Karaffa,...
  • Deep State Unmasked: State Dept on Hidden Cam "Resist Everything" "I Have Nothing to Lose"

    09/18/2018 5:49:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2018 | Project Veritas
    Project Veritas has released the first installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The video features a State Department employee, Stuart Karaffa, engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer's dime, while advocating for government resistance. Stuart Karaffa is also a ranking member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA.) Stuart Karaffa is just the first federal government employee that Project Veritas has filmed in an undercover series unmasking the deep state. More video reports are to be released soon.
  • Mark Warner Says He ‘Must Vote No’ On Kavanaugh

    09/11/2018 10:41:15 AM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2018 | Henry Rodgers
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said he “must vote no” on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, joining a list of Democrats who have said they will not support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. While Warner has shared his concerns over Kavanaugh regarding issues like overturning Roe v. Wade, the Virginia Democrat said he would “still carefully examine Judge Kavanaugh’s record and judicial philosophy,” according to a statement on his website posted after Trump’s announcement of Kavanaugh’s nomination in July. Warner said Monday night on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper that it’s not just issues like “women’s reproductive...
  • Virginia Democrat accuses his party of gerrymandering in proposed redistricting map

    08/30/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2018
    A Virginia state Democrat on Thursday accused his party of “gerrymandering in response to gerrymandering” during a special special session of the Virginia state legislature. “It’s a self-serving political power grab,” state Del. Steve Heretick said, according to The Washington Post. “It’s gerrymandering in response to gerrymandering. It’s tit for tat.” Virginia Democrats proposed a redistricting map on Wednesday that Republicans, as well as Heretick, have criticized. Thursday marked the start of the special session that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) called last week to redraw districts at the request of a federal court. The Post reported that lawmakers on...
  • IG Confirms Trump’s Involvement in FBI Headquarters Project Across From His Hotel

    08/28/2018 6:16:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    rollcall ^ | 8/27/18 | Niels Lesniewski
    Democratic congressman says new report shows ‘conspiracy theories’ are true. President Donald Trump was more intimately involved in the debate over relocating the FBI headquarters than Congress was told, a new inspector general report finds. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat representing parts of Northern Virginia, said the report he requested from the General Services Administration IG confirmed his suspicions that the president was involved in the decision to scrap plans to vacate the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, and move the agency to a campus location in either the Maryland or Virginia suburbs. “When we began...
  • Va. governor calls special session to redraw districts

    08/20/2018 9:32:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2018
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Monday called a special session on Aug. 30 for the Virginia General Assembly to redraw House of Delegates districts that a court said were gerrymandered. “It is in the public interest for the General Assembly to finalize constitutional maps as soon as possible — Virginians deserve that clarity,” Northam said in a statement. “I am calling a special session so we can focus our collective attention on doing what’s right: working together to draw lines that represent Virginians fairly.” The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled 2-1 in June that...
  • Senate GOP candidate for saying people are 'sick' of talking about race

    08/18/2018 5:47:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Journalist and former MSNBC host Touré confronted Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart for saying “people are sick and tired of talking about race all the time.” Touré, joining Stewart and guest host Rev. Al Sharpton during Saturday’s edition of “AM Joy,” challenged Stewart on his comments, saying that race was part of "everything" in the U.S. “This is a white supremacist country and we have to deal with that in every way — in how we relate to the police, in how we relate to jobs, how we relate to the criminal justice everything — everything,” Touré said. “And...
  • Charlottesville, Act II

    07/30/2018 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 7/30/2018 | Richard Hugus
    The anniversary of the August 12, 2017 Charlottesville protest is coming up. It was on this day, so the story goes, that the left confronted the right over the right’s support for a statue of civil war general Robert E. Lee and a woman was killed by a white nationalist driving his car into a crowd of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other protestors. Because applications by “Unite the Right” for a return to Charlottesville were turned down, the protest this year is scheduled for Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington. The ANSWER coalition, representing...