Tag Archives: Virginia

Nation’s First Openly Trans State Lawmaker Takes Office

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: Virginia state Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas) was sworn in on Wednesday. Roem last November defeated former state Del. Bob Marshall, an anti-LGBT Republican who had represented the 13th District since 1992. Roem, a former journalist, is the first openly transgender person ever seated in a state legislature in the U.S. Roem is among ...

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VIRGINA: Alleged Teen Nazi Charged With Murdering Girlfriend’s Parents For Telling Her To Dump Him

NBC News reports: A Virginia couple was found fatally shot in their home on Friday, and a 17-year-old, who is in the hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wounds, is being charged with their deaths. The couple, husband Scott Fricker, 48, and wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, of Reston, were found dead early Friday morning, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. “My ...

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VIRGINIA: Nazis Denied Permit For Anniversary Rally

Charlottesville’s Daily Progress reports: The city of Charlottesville has denied a special-event permit application for a Unite the Right anniversary rally and four others demonstrations next summer. In an email sent shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said the city is denying the five different applications for events in and around Emancipation Park, where the white nationalist ...

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Neo-Nazis Seek Anniversary Rally In Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports: The man who organized the large white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that turned fatal last August has filed for a permit to hold a similar event in the city next summer. According to an image of the application that was published on his website, Jason Kessler applied Monday to hold another rally to protest against ...

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Christian Activist E.W. Jackson: God Will Punish Those Virginians That Voted For Trans Candidate Danica Roem

“Oh, Jesus, help us. The first question I would have is how can you represent me when you don’t even know who you are? If you’re confused about that, how can you represent me?  It’ll be interesting to see what God says when they stand before Him and whether He adheres to the politically correct nomenclature. Do you really want ...

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Stephen Colbert Brutally Mocks Junior For Election Day Flubs: It Turns Out Eric Is The Smart One [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: With President Donald Trump out of the country, his son Donald Trump Jr. decided to urge people to vote Tuesday in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Except he completely messed it up, and, of course, Stephen Colbert had great fun at his expense. Colbert remarked: “Donald Jr. woke up this morning to urge people to get the vote out…but ...

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Obama Congratulates Winners In Democratic Wave

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama is congratulating the two Democrats who won gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Obama said: “This is what happens when the people vote.” Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Has The Virginia Sadz

The Hill reports: Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and an ally of President Trump, said on Tuesday that the District of Columbia should “annex” Northern Virginia and return governance of the state “to Virginians. His argument appeared to hinge on federal employees who work in Washington while living in Virginia. Parts of Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County ...

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VIRGINIA: Trump Has The Sadz, Blames Loser GOP Gubernatorial Candidate For Not Loving Him Enough

The Washington Post reports: In a tweet after the election, Trump, who is traveling in South Korea, tried to explain away Gillespie’s loss by claiming that it did not reflect poorly on his own political potency. But it was not clear that a further embrace would have produced any better results. Virginia, which has been trending blue in recent years, ...

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VIRGINIA: Democrat Ralph Northam Beats GOP Trump Acolyte Ed Gillespie In Tight Gubernatorial Race

NBC News reports: Democrat Ralph Northam handily defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor race on Tuesday in a contest that was being closely watched for signs of the national electorate’s mood. With 99 percent of the vote counted, Northam had 54 percent and Gillespie had 45 percent. Gillespie conceded in a speech last night to supporters several hours ...

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VIRGINIA: Trans Candidate Danica Roem Unseats Viciously Anti-LGBT State House Rep. Bob Marshall

Vox reports: A Virginia politician made history Tuesday night, becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to any state legislature in the United States. Danica Roem, 32, just won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Republican incumbent Robert Marshall in the 13th District. Roem, a former journalist, won a surprise victory in the Democratic primary ...

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Obama Hits Campaign Trail For First Time Since Leaving Office, Supports Democrats In Virginia And New Jersey

Reuters reports: Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor’s races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year’s midterm elections. Obama, who has spoken at private party fundraisers but largely steered clear of electoral ...

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The Tiki Torch Nazis Return To Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car. A few dozen white nationalists, led by so-called “alt-right” activist Richard Spencer and carrying torches gathered at Emancipation Park near a covered statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the ...

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VIRGINIA: Court Denies Bail For The Weeping Nazi

The Daily Progress reports: A prominent figure in the white nationalist movement argued he is a “shock jock” who runs a “racist podcast” before he was denied bond on Thursday evening. Cantwell turned himself in last week in Lynchburg after UVa police announced that warrants were out for his arrest. On Thursday morning, an Albemarle County judge set bond for ...

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Second Man Arrested For Nazi Rally Beating As Alleged Teen Accomplice Fights His Extradition To Virginia

CBS News reports: A man charged in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of a white nationalist rally has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, turned himself in Monday evening to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Lawson Bittick told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Ramos faces one ...

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Man Arrested For Firing Gun During Nazi Rally [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Richard Wilson Preston, 52, was arrested following the release of a video, filmed by the ACLU of Virginia, that allegedly shows him in a verbal altercation on August 12 with counter-protestors near the Southwest corner of Emancipation Park. In the video, counter-protesters appear to throw objects at right-wing marchers. After several seconds, the man in the video, who ...

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Teen White Supremacist Busted For Nazi Rally Assault

The New York Daily News reports: A teen white supremacist who has been obsessed with Nazis since junior high school has been charged in the vicious beating of a black man during the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday in connection with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris, authorities said Saturday. A cellphone video captured ...

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VIRGINIA: Court Denies Bail For The Weeping Nazi

The New York Post reports: A neo-Nazi who said he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia was denied bail Thursday. Christopher Cantwell, who has justified the death of a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, made his first court appearance after surrendering to police in Lynchburg, Va., late Wednesday. The New ...

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The “Weeping Nazi” Surrenders On Felony Charges

The New York Times reports: A white nationalist whose behavior at the violent gatherings this month in Charlottesville, Va., brought him notoriety after he was featured in a widely viewed documentary, has turned himself into the authorities in Virginia days after warrants were issued for his arrest. Earlier this week, the University of Virginia Police Department said the charges against ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Appears To Level Race Traitor Charge Against Democrat For Opposing Monuments To Slavery

The Daily Beast reports: The Virginia Republican Party on Wednesday essentially deemed the state’s lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam a race traitor for his call to remove Confederate monuments. Northam discovered earlier this year that his ancestors on Virginia’s Eastern Shore owned slaves. Several months later, he called for the relocation of Confederate statues to museums. Northam ...

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