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  • Man who obscenely harassed Tucker Carlson’s teen daughter was a board member at ‘Women’s Initiative’

    11/14/2018 10:26:05 AM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    I have always regarded men who make a big deal out of supporting feminist causes as potential exploiters and phonies. When Harvey Weinstein, with his track record of vocal and financial support for pro-abortion groups was accused of extreme abuse of actresses, I was not in the least surprised. While some people are attracted to activism or charity out of pure motives, I have seen enough corruption and hypocrisy to make me suspicious of the motives of every male, especially a showboater who proclaims his love of women’s causes. So, it comes as only a slight surprise to learn that...
  • Tucker Carlson: Man accusing me of assault called my daughter a 'whore'

    11/10/2018 1:40:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2018 | Joe Concha & Tal Axelrod
    Videos at link. Tucker Carlson responded to attorney Michael Avenatti's claim he was investigating the Fox News host "assaulted" a "gay Latino immigrant," last month, with Carlson explaining in a detailed statement that the man had called his teenage daughter a "whore" at a Virginia country club. The response comes after Avenatti, who has clashed with Carlson before, tweeted a video that appeared to show Carlson telling someone "get the f**k out of here. But the video does not show Carlson assaulting anyone as alleged. In an extended statement provided to The Hill, Carlson said the man who called his...
  • Alexandria [VA] teen sentenced to 40 years in MS-13-related killing of Md. girl, 15

    11/09/2018 11:26:55 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 9, 2018 2:07 pm | Rick Massimo
    WASHINGTON — The teenager who disappeared for a month last year, only to be charged with a brutal gang-related murder on her return, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison on the murder charge, 10 years each on the others. Iraheta was 17 when she disappeared for a month in January 2017. Her return was captured live in February of that...
  • A year later, has a toll lane extension on I-95 helped your commute?

    11/09/2018 11:16:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 9, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Some rush-hour commutes on Interstate 95 have been better since a 2-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes opened to reduce backups in the regular and toll lanes at the original southern merge, but others have been slower, according to analyses by VDOT and the Express Lanes’ operator.Transurban said average afternoon rush hour tolls for trips from anywhere in the lanes that end at or south of Garrisonville dropped by 8.2 percent — from $21.52 between Nov. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017, to $19.76 in the period between Nov. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018.The one-lane extension...
  • Democratic rep.: Trump 'deliberately set up Jim Acosta' with 'staged' incident

    11/08/2018 11:54:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 | Joe Concha
    Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-Va.) declared Thursday that CNN's Jim Acosta was "deliberately set up" by President Trump in a "staged" event involving an intern on Wednesday that led to the CNN correspondent getting his press pass suspended by the White House. Connelly's comments were made to TMZ outside of Congress on Thursday. "Do you think he’s going to have a better relationship with all these reporters?" Connelly was asked. "I would not argue that he’s going to have a better relationship with the reporters, given the fact he pulled Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials yesterday in kind of a...
  • Dave Brat and Scott Taylor Lost

    11/06/2018 9:29:33 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 63 replies
    November 7, 2018 | Pinkbell
    Brat was the guy that was responsible for getting rid of Eric Cantor. It was so close a race. Scott Taylor was a young, charismatic guy, but he also lost.
  • Olivia Wilde's mom Leslie Cockburn loses VA House race to Republican 'Bigfoot erotica' fan

    11/06/2018 9:25:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn, has lost in the House race for Virginia's 5th Congressional District to an alleged Bigfoot erotica fan. Republican Denver Riggleman beat Democrat Cockburn, an Emmy award-winning journalist and first time candidate with 53.6 per cent to 46.3 per cent - despite tough campaigning by the Hollywood star's mother. The House star, who backed and campaigned for her mom's run, has not commented on her loss. Cockburn sensationally revealed over the summer that Riggleman was a fan of 'bigfoot erotica', suggesting the odd fetish made him unfit to govern. Actress Olivia Wilde's mother, Leslie Cockburn...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • Vanity: Precinct Report Virginia 7th Congressional District: Brat - R v. Spanberger - D

    11/06/2018 6:38:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 6, 2018 | Me
    I went to vote before work. I live in the 7th Congressional District in Virginia currently held by Republican Dave Brat. This is one of the House races that has received national focus and a target for the Democrats. The district was modified to make it more a toss-up district. Rep. Brat's opponent is Deep State Abigail Spanberger, she worked for the CIA. The Democrats and their allies have poured enormous amount of resources in the race. Tons of robocalls, knocking on doors, billboards, and Spanberger ads on every conceivable media delivery system. I live in Chesterfield county, part of...
  • In a Northern Va. swing district, will Trump be enough for Democrats to unseat Rep. Comstock?

    11/05/2018 1:33:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jenna Portnoy
    In a Northern Virginia swing district that is one of the most watched in this midterm election, one-quarter of the electorate can’t really say what they think of state Sen. Jennifer Wexton. But in most polls, the Democrat is comfortably ahead of Rep. Barbara Comstock, the two-term Republican who is ubiquitous. That phenomenon says plenty about this particular moment in this particular suburban district across the river from Washington, heavy with college-educated, affluent voters and growing immigrant communities. Voters in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District say they want to vote for a Democrat — any Democrat — as a check on...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • BOOM - Papadopoulos Story Just Got VERY Interesting - Mifsud Tied To Comey? Cash Bribes...

    11/04/2018 12:56:08 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 60 replies
    Papadopoulos Wants Congress To Inspect Cash He Was Given During FBI CIA ‘Sting Operation’ George Papadopoulos wants to give Congress $10,000 in cash. But the offer, which Papadopoulos extended this week, is not a campaign contribution or a bribery attempt. Instead, the former Trump campaign aide wants lawmakers to inspect a stack of $100 bills he was given during a peculiar meeting he had in a hotel room in Israel in July 2017, just days before he was arrested by the FBI. “I’m actually trying to bring that money back somehow so that Congress can investigate it because I am...
  • Virginia Attorney General Opens Investigation of...Sex Abuse and Coverup in the Catholic Church

    10/31/2018 6:20:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/24/18 | Michelle Boorstein and Laura Vozella
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday his office is running an “ongoing investigation” into the state’s two Catholic dioceses and whether there has been any sexual abuse and coverup. Herring’s remarks come a day after D.C.'s top prosecutor made a similar announcement. In a late morning news conference, Herring said the probe was launched in response to a massive Pennsylvania grand jury report released this summer and not with specific knowledge of unreported abuse or a coverup in Virginia. However, he told reporters, after reading the report: “Like so many Americans … I felt sick.” The Pennsylvania report described...
  • Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for...

    10/27/2018 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | October 13, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Operation Rescue Urges Virginians to Dump Clinton Lackey in Favor of Pro-Life Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate Washington, DC – According to pundits and polls, the Senate race in Virginia is all but over, but Operation Rescue doesn’t buy it. Pro-life Republican Corey Stewart is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate. “We believe Kaine’s seat is vulnerable, despite all the suppression polling out there that is meant to make people believe this race is already over. Kaine represents the corrupt Clinton agenda of unrestricted abortion, higher taxes, and disastrous foreign policies...
  • In Virginia, Dave Brat Runs to Represent His District, Not National Pundits

    10/26/2018 6:10:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2018 | Theodore Kupfer
    At a town hall last May in Blackstone, Va., congressman Dave Brat, representing that state’s seventh district, couldn’t get a word in edgewise. A comment about the importance of economic growth was met with jeers from the crowd of mostly women, many of whom were waving red rectangles of construction paper they had brought for the occasion. The town hall was one of many across the country that spring at which Republican congressmen were met with an angry reception, but Brat’s drew national attention. The congressman who had three years prior defeated House majority leader Eric Cantor on the back...
  • Dem Candidate Jennifer Wexton Has Staffer Dress as Cop to Fake Police Support [tr]

    10/25/2018 8:14:46 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Conservative News ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2018 | Staff
    Far left Democrat Jennifer Wexton is running for US Congress against Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock. Comstock is tied with Wexton in the latest polls after trailing for several weeks. But now this… Democrat Wexton was caught using fake cops in her ad showing support for her candidacy. In fact one of the fake cops is her campaign field director. A new ad for Jennifer Wexton, a top Democratic challenger to Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock, briefly features three police officers signing a poster promising “Change is Coming.” But none of them are actual law enforcement. In fact, one of them...
  • 50K Pounds of Meat Destroyed After Employee Caught Peeing at Workstation

    10/18/2018 10:58:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 70 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 10-18-18 | Eric Sorensen and David Mantey
    50K Pounds of Meat Destroyed After Employee Caught Peeing at Workstation 10-18-18 CONTRIBUTORS Eric Sorensen, David Mantey Founded in 1936, Smithfield Foods is a food manufacturer based out of Virginia that is "passionate about producing good food the right way."
  • 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...
  • Virginia Couple Threatened With Eviction for Holding Bible Study File Complaint With HUD

    10/14/2018 8:06:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    An elderly couple facing a possible eviction from a Virginia-based retirement community for hosting a Bible study has taken their fight to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In July, the Community Realty Company sent a notice to Kenneth and Liv Hauge, who live at the Evergreens at Smith Run in Fredericksburg, informing them that they must either stop holding Bible study or be evicted. First Liberty Institute, a conservative law firm representing the Hauges, filed a complaint with HUD on Tuesday, arguing that "CRC and Evergreens' actions violate the Fair Housing Act and its accompanying regulations." "The...