Tag Archives: Virginia

Virginia Newspaper Endorses North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory For Sending So Many Jobs To Their State

From the editorial board of the Roanoke Times: Which candidate would do the most to help our local economy? That’s easy. It’s Pat McCrory, the Republican governor of North Carolina, who’s seeking his second four-year term in the November election. We can point to specific and multiple ways he has helped the economy — our economy. North Carolina panicked and …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Consider Challenge To Obama Administration’s Regulations On Trans Rights

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the controversial issue of transgender rights, instantly transforming what had loomed as a holding-pattern term with only eight justices into one featuring another major social policy issue. The justices will consider a Virginia school district’s challenge to Obama administration regulations requiring that schools allow transgender students to use restrooms …

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Virginia Trump Campaign Manager Fired For Staging Unauthorized Protest Outside GOP Headquarters

Via Mediaite: The day after the second presidential debate and coming on the heels of the fallout from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” remarks, a pro-Trump protest convened at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. The organizer of the protest, Virginia Trump campaign chair Corey Stewart, was apparently fired from his position shortly after …

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Post-Debate Polls: Hillary Leads In Five Key States

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by single digits in five critical battleground states, according to post-debate polls for each battleground. Clinton tops Trump in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveys out Thursday. She owns a 7-point edge in Colorado, grabbing 51 percent to Trump’s 44 …

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Hillary’s Lead Holds Steady In Battleground States

From the latest round of polls issued yesterday afternoon by Quinnipiac: Hillary Clinton holds double-digit leads among likely voters in Colorado and Virginia and a narrow edge over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a trio of battleground-state Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In the head-to-head matchups, Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in Colorado. The race is …

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VIRGINIA: Hillary +7 In New Washington Post Poll

The Washington Post reports: Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, with disdain for the Republican presidential nominee helping Clinton overcome her own vulnerabilities, a new Washington Post poll finds. Clinton leads Trump by a 14-point margin — 52 percent to 38 percent — among registered voters in the state and by an eight-point margin among …

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POLLS: Hillary Is “Running The Table” In Swing States

NBC News reports: Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of the most diverse battleground states – including by double digits in two of them – according to four brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. In the key battleground of Florida, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, Clinton is ahead of Trump by five points among …

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POLL: Hillary +12 In Battleground State Of Virginia

CBS News reports: The battleground state of Virginia looks a little less like a battleground today, as Hillary Clinton has opened up a lead there of 49 percent to 37 percent, echoing some of the movement seen in national polls this week. Clinton has nearly-unanimous Democratic backing at the moment while Trump isn’t doing as well with his fellow Republicans: …

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VIRGINIA: Dem Mayor Busted In Meth/Hook-Up Sting

NBC News reports: The mayor of Fairfax City, Virginia, was arrested early Friday after police say he tried to give methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for sex. Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested at a nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel as part of a sting operation, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release. He was charged …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules That Virginia School Board May Temporarily Block Trans Student Rights

Reuters reports: A Virginia school board may temporarily block a transgender student who was born a girl from using the boys’ bathroom while a legal fight over transgender rights proceeds on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court. In a brief order, …

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PHILADELPHIA: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Speaks At Event For LGBT Delegates To DNC [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a welcoming mixer for LGBT delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Watch my video below as McAuliffe proudly notes that his first act in office was to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. McAuliffe added to great cheering that he was the “first Southern governor” to perform a same-sex marriage.

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SCOTUS Overturns Corruption Convictions Of Republican Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Via Politico: The Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The justices ruled that prosecutors defined too broadly the kind of conduct that qualifies as an “official act” public officials are not permitted to trade for gifts or campaign donations. A jury convicted the Virginia Republican on 11 corruption-related felony counts in 2014, including …

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VIRGINIA: Haters Take Trans Case To SCOTUS

Last month the Fourth Circuit Court refused to revisit its ruling, so we knew this was coming. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A case challenging the Obama administration’s interpretation of existing civil rights laws as providing protections from discrimination for transgender people will be headed to the Supreme Court this summer. Because the court is soon recessing for the summer, …

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Fourth Circuit Court Rejects Rehearing Of Case That Granted Bathroom Rights To Transgender Student

Big news via the ACLU: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will not rehear the case of a Gloucester County transgender high school student suing his school board over discriminatory bathroom policies. The court today denied the Gloucester County School Board’s request for an en banc review of an April decision which held that Title IX …

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VIRGINIA: Republican US House Candidate Accidentally Shares His Taste For “Amateur Anal” Porn

From the Daily Caller: A Congressional candidate in Virginia’s 8th District has posted a photo on Twitter that incidentally includes a glimpse of his pornography tastes. Mike Webb initially ran as a Republican for the 8th District seat, which covers Arlington and Alexandria and is considered safely Democratic. He lost the nomination, though, and is now running as an independent, …

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Koch Brothers Donation Convinces George Mason University To Rename Its Law School For Antonin Scalia

From the Wall Street Journal: George Mason University School of Law, named after a founding father known for his refusal to sign the Constitution, is renaming itself after a man famed for a strict adherence to its words: Justice Antonin Scalia. George Mason University’s Board of Visitors, who are appointed by the Virginia governor, voted in favor of the renaming …

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes “Stigmatizing” Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill

BOOM. The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a religious freedom bill that critics said would have allowed anti-LGBT discrimination. McAuliffe said in a statement that Senate Bill 41 is “nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize.” “This legislation is also bad for business and creates roadblocks as we try to build the new Virginia economy,” …

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VIRGINIA: Governor Vows To Veto RFRA Bill

The Virginian-Pilot reports: Legislation that has passed both chambers of the Republican-controlled General Assembly says no minister or religious organization can be penalized for acting in accordance with a belief that marriage should be only between a man and a woman. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has promised to veto it. The House of Delegates passed the measure 59-38 on Wednesday. …

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VIRGINIA: Former AG Ken Cuccinelli Withdraws Name From State Supreme Court Consideration

The protests apparently worked. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Republicans in the Senate and House of Delegates are poised to elect Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough of Spotsylvania County to the Supreme Court of Virginia, after former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took himself out of the running. “Teiro and I gave serious and prayerful consideration to accepting this honor,” …

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VIRGINIA: Senate Committee Nominates Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli To State Supreme Court

Anti-LGBT former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was yesterday nominated to the Virginia Supreme Court by a state Senate panel. The Washington Blade has some reactions: Equality Virginia, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, on Tuesday noted that the former attorney general in 2008 described the “homosexual agenda” as “something that I believe brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but …

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