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  • House Judiciary chair: Nellie Ohr is cooperating, will testify

    09/23/2018 9:52:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/18 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the House Judiciary Committee chairman, said Sunday that Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, is cooperating with the committee and will testify in October. “Nellie Ohr is cooperating. We have a date for her appearance before the committee for an interview on Oct. 19," Goodlatte said on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures." Goodlatte's comments come after Republicans last week threatened to subpoena Nellie Ohr after a deal fell apart that would have led to her testimony last week. The Ohrs have come under GOP scrutiny for their ties to a controversial dossier...
  • Virginia wildlife officials share 'extremely rare' photos of two-headed copperhead snake

    09/21/2018 5:18:58 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Officials with the Virginia Wildlife Management and Control took to Facebook to share “extremely rare photos” of a two-headed copperhead snake. The snake was spotted last week in a Woodbridge, Va. resident’s backyard, according to the department. In addition to the photos, wildlife management officials shared a video of the two-headed serpent twisting and wriggling inside a container . . .
  • 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...
  • Amazon's HQ2 Going to a City You've Never Heard of, Site Claims

    09/20/2018 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Newsmax (ugh) ^ | 19 September 2018 | Bill Hoffmann
    The site, founded by best-selling author/researcher Bert Sperling, claims that Amazon – a company whose stock surpassed $1 trillion in valuation earlier this month -- will put its roots down in a relatively remote area of Northern Virginia known as Oatlands. If that name doesn’t exactly ring a bell, don’t feel badly. Oatlands is a leafy, unincorporated community just outside Leesburg, Va. -- and Leesburg itself only has about 52,000 residents. “We can now confidently say that the new Amazon HQ2 will be located … in Northern Virginia near the Maryland border, in a small community that hasn’t been mentioned...
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • Review finds Virginia elections agency had culture of 'open support for one party over the other'

    09/13/2018 11:21:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Graham Moomaw
    RICHMOND — A legislative review of Virginia’s Department of Elections has found that the agency had an “environment of open support for one party over the other” under leadership appointed by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat. Staff from the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission presented their findings Monday in a 75-page report that pointed to the perception of political bias and a faulty IT system as two key issues state lawmakers may want to address. Jamie Bitz, a chief legislative analyst for JLARC, said interviews with local voter registrars and state elections staffers showed there was “a...
  • Pat Robertson asks followers to help cast 'shield of protection' ahead of hurricane

    09/11/2018 9:54:27 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18
    Prominent conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson has asked his followers to join in on prayer to cast a "shield of protection" ahead of Hurricane Florence. In a video shared online by Right Wing Watch, the televangelist cited a passage from the bible in which Jesus commanded the wind and water on the Sea of Galilee to "be still." While delivering remarks in Virginia, which is home to his Christian Broadcasting Network and where thousands are bracing for Florence's arrival, Robertson asked if his followers could invoke the same words from the passage to accomplish a similar result "if we are...
  • Rep. Goodlatte: 'We Are Working Right Now to Schedule' Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Sally Yates

    09/10/2018 6:08:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 10, 2018 | 9:39 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "We didn't waste the August recess," Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News's Mario Bartiromo on Sunday. "We interviewed a number of key witnesses, including Bruce Ohr. And now we are proceeding to get additional documents from the FBI and line up additional witnesses." Goodlatte, referring to the witnesses, said his committee is "digging them out one at a time. And we're making a lot of progress." Bartiromo asked him, "Are you going to be able to interview people like (former Attorney General) Loretta Lynch, (former FBI Director) Jim Comey, (former Deputy...
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Evacuation ordered for SC coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, lawmakers say

    09/10/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 146 replies
    myrtlebeackonlinel ^ | 9/10/2018 | Bristow Marchant And Tom Barton
    PINE RIDGE, SC S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. All eight the counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As of noon Tuesday, lanes will reverse on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia and Highway 50from Myrtle Beach. Highways 278 and 21 in Beaufort County will be ready for reversal as of noon, but officials will wait to make an order at that time....
  • Hurricane Florence set to disrupt events weekend of Sept 15-16 in GA, NC, and SC

    09/08/2018 8:24:10 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Vanity based on current projected path via NHC-NOAA.gov web site ^ | 8-Sept-2018 | Part Vanity/Part NHC-NOAA info
    Here is the projected path of Hurricane Florence. Since the NHC/NOAA updates this IMAGE, it should change with passing time:
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • On this date in 1781

    09/05/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 10 replies
    A French fleet of 24 ships under the command of Rear Admiral Francois Paul, (aka Comte de Grasse) defeats the British fleet of 19 ships commanded by Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves off the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The French damaged 6 British ships and inflicted 336 casualties. They suffered 2 damaged ships and 220 casualties. Admiral Graves returned his fleet to New York and the Comte De Grasse fleet blocked the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. Wile not a big battle in Naval History, the action had a huge strategic importance for the American Revolution. With the British fleet...
  • How tolls, extended hours are impacting I-66 traffic

    09/04/2018 12:18:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 12, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Extended Interstate 66 HOV hours and high morning tolls aimed at reducing the number of cars hitting a chokepoint passing the Dulles Connector Road appear to be the biggest drivers of traffic changes since tolls for solo drivers began in December.A new state review of traffic and tolling data on I-66 and parallel roads over the first six months finds more concentrated and severe eastbound traffic delays through the Rosslyn area now than in the same period last year between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., but significantly reduced traffic jams on I-66 inside the Beltway elsewhere and during...
  • Red Hen restaurant’s liberal antics put Virginia town in state of emergency. [snip]

    09/03/2018 6:10:06 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    bizpac review ^ | September 3, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Full Title: Red Hen restaurantÂ’s liberal antics put Virginia town in state of emergency. Trump canÂ’t help that economy The consequences of a liberal zealot refusing to serve White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is still being felt by the small town in Virginia town that houses the Red Hen restaurant. The unreasonable actions of the Trump-hating owner resulted in a rash of negative media attention raining down not only on the restaurant, but the town of Lexington, forcing the areaÂ’s regional tourism board to develop an emergency recovery plan, according to the Roanoke Times. Sarah Sanders confirms shocking news...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • AG Jeff Sessions... Huber Are Not Conducting Legit Clinton-Obama Investigations ...

    09/01/2018 9:58:50 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 91 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | September 1, 2018 | Joe Hoft
    In April the inept and corrupt Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was not going to create a special counsel to investigate the Mueller investigation despite calls from Republicans in the House to do so. Instead, AG Sessions stated that he was going to ask an Obama appointee to look into the situation. We knew then that Sessions was balking and doing all he could to prevent justice in his Justice Department and now there’s proof. CNN first reported that John Huber, the federal prosecutor in Utah, has been investigating Republicans’ allegations that the FBI abused a surveillance program...
  • VDOT asks local residents to 'hack' road construction

    08/24/2018 11:09:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Martinsville Bulletin ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Carlton
    MARTINSVILLE-How do you build Interstate 73? How would you expand U.S. 220 in either direction? The Virginia Department of Transportation is open for suggestions, for these or any other road projects in the commonwealth. To do that, the department is holding a series of “hack-a-thon” events throughout the commonwealth, setting up one in each region. For Martinsville and Henry County, the regional meeting will be this Friday and Saturday at CoLab Roanoke, 1327 Grandin Road SW. “Data and technology are changing how we do business,” saidVDOT Chief Deputy Commissioner Rob Cary in a statement. “These hackathons are opportunities for innovators...