Tag Archives: Ralph Northam

VA Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Guns At Gun Rally

Roanoke’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Supreme Court of Virginia denied the petition by plaintiffs seeking to overturn Gov. Ralph Northam’s firearms ban at Capitol Square, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office announced Friday evening. This comes after Herring filed a brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia Friday in response to an appeal made to that court by plaintiffs …

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Group Asks Court To Overturn Gun Ban At VA Gun Rally

The Associated Press reports: Gun-rights groups asked a judge Thursday to block Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from banning guns on Capitol grounds during a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Northam on Wednesday announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally, citing threats that armed militia groups were planning to attend. The Virginia Citizens Defense …

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Virginia Gov Declares State Of Emergency Over Report White Nationalist Militias Plan To Storm State Capitol

Roanoke’s CBS affiliate reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a State of Emergency ahead of Monday’s planned pro-gun rally on Capitol Square. According to Northam’s statement, “Law enforcement intelligence analysts have identified credible threats of violence surrounding the event, along with white nationalist rhetoric and plans by out-of-state militia groups to attend.” All weapons, including guns, will be prohibited …

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VIRGINIA: Governor Calls Legislature Back For Special Session On Gun Control After Latest Mass Shooting

The Associated Press reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” Northam, a Democrat confronted with a Republican-controlled General Assembly in the middle of an election year, also …

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POLL: Virginians Split On Gov. Ralph Northam’s Fate

The Washington Post reports: Virginians are deadlocked over whether Gov. Ralph Northam (D) should step down after the emergence of a photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page depicting people in blackface and Ku Klux Klan garb, with African Americans saying by a wide margin that he should remain in office. The poll, conducted Wednesday through Friday, finds residents …

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Northham: I Overreacted To First Reports On Yearbook

The Washington Post reports: Gov. Ralph Northam (D), amid continued calls for his resignation over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, sought to defend his determination to remain in office by promising to pursue racial reconciliation. “I overreacted,” he said, by putting out a statement taking blame for the picture. “If I had it to do over …

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SERIOUSLY: Northam To Make Amends By Focusing On Racial Equality And Reading Alex Haley’s Novel Roots

Buzzfeed News reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, still facing calls to resign as governor a week after the revelation that his page in a medical school yearbook features a racist photograph, is now tightly focused on coming up with plans to survive. His office has begun to explore how it might recalibrate Northam’s legislative agenda to focus closely on race …

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Northam’s Medical School Canceled Yearbook In 2013 After Three Students Posed In Confederate Uniforms

The Washington Post reports: The head of the medical school whose yearbook sparked controversy after racist photos surfaced on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in 1984 got rid of the annual after he found pictures of students in Confederate garb, according to a report on Monday. Shortly after Provost Richard Homan hired Mekbib Gemeda as vice president of diversity at …

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Joe Lieberman: Ralph Northam Shouldn’t Resign Yet

The Hill reports: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Monday came to the defense of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), saying he shouldn’t yet resign despite the revelation that his medical school yearbook page included a racist photo. Lieberman said during an interview on CNN that there has been a “a rush to judgment that is unfair to” Northam. “One, …

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Dem Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Won’t Resign, Admits To “Darkening” His Face For Michael Jackson Contest

Politico reports: An apologetic but defiant Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused calls to resign Saturday from his own state party and nearly every major Democratic presidential contender after a picture on his medical school yearbook page surfaced showing a picture of two men dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman and in blackface. “I believe then and now that I am …

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LIVE VIDEO: Virginia Governor Holds Press Conference

Norfolk’s WAVY reports: Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to make a statement from the Executive Mansion at 2:30 p.m. according to the Office of the Governor. The governor’s communications director tells WAVY Capitol Bureau reporter Sara McCloskey Northam is not resigning. After the picture went public Friday, Northam issued a statement saying he was “sorry for the decision I made …

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Northam Reverses On Racist Photo: That’s Not Me

The Washington Post reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is refusing to resign despite overwhelming pressure from within his own party and has told at least one lawmaker that he now does not think that a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook includes him, Democratic party officials said Saturday. Northam publicly apologized Friday for the medical school yearbook photo and …

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Dems And Progressives Unite: Northam Must Resign

The Daily Beast reports: Within hours of a racist yearbook photo of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam surfaced, prominent fellow Democrats and organizations began to call on him to resign. “It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat. This behavior was racist and unconscionable. Governor Northam should resign,” Democratic 2020 contender Julián Castro wrote on Twitter. Two California …

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Dem Virginia Gov Apologizes For Racist Yearbook Photo: “This Behavior Is Not In Keeping With Who I Am Today”

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now. This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want …

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VIRGINIA: 1984 Medical School Yearbook Page For Dem Governor Shows Men In Blackface And KKK Costume

The Virginian Pilot reports: A photo from Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook shows two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor. The photo, which The Virginian Pilot obtained a copy of Friday from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library, comes from the 1984 yearbook, the …

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VIRGINIA: Dem Gov Unveils Plan To Repeal Voter ID

Via press release: Governor Ralph Northam today announced legislative proposals to remove barriers to voting and reform campaign finance laws. The package includes proposals to implement no-excuse absentee voting; repeal the requirement to show a photo ID to vote; limit large campaign contributions; ban direct contributions from corporations or businesses; and prohibit the personal use of campaign funds. “Participation makes …

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Democrats Woo Delta To Move Headquarters After Georgia Blocks Tax Break Over Yanked NRA Discounts

CNN reports: Georgia Republicans are threatening to withhold a hefty tax break for the airline because it ended a travel discount for the NRA. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle said corporations “cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.” Democrats in other states responded Tuesday by publicly wooing Delta. “Virginia is for lovers and airline hubs,” Virginia Governor Ralph …

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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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