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  • Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions

    05/29/2016 6:39:08 AM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO
    Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions By GRAHAM MOOMAW AND ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:00 pm Criminal prosecutions under the obscure foreign-lobbying law said to be at the center of the federal investigation into Gov. Terry McAuliffe are exceedingly rare. In the past 50 years, prosecutors have brought just seven cases. If the probe leads to charges against McAuliffe under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA — which he says will not happen, because investigators have no evidence of a violation — the Democratic governor would be the highest-profile figure...
  • AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit (felons voting)

    05/28/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/27/16 | Michael Martz
    AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:15 pm Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time. The attorney general filed a response on Friday to the GOP motion filed earlier this week to seek expedited hearing of the suit against the governor with aim of preventing Virginians whose...
  • Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room (satire)

    05/28/2016 3:57:10 PM PDT · by randita · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:16 am A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare: An exasperated Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in damage-control mode. “Problems, I got plenty! “You see what Guinness left in that punch bowl? I tweet out a picture of the new puppy. How were people not gonna love it? Not the Republicans! Obenshain and that big bald guy who’s nuts about guns, Gilbert, dumped all over me ’cause I named the Lab for an Irish beer. Who said if you want a friend in politics,...
  • McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s Home

    05/27/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Natalie Johnson May 26, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    Hillary Clinton met with the Chinese businessman at the center of a federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) during a 2013 fundraiser at her Washington, D.C. home, according to a Time report. Clinton shook hands with Wang Wenliang during the Sept. 30 event. Less than a month later, Wang would donate $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, ultimately pledging a total of $2 million to the foundation throughout the year. McAuliffe, who was on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, invited Wang to the fundraiser three weeks after one of the businessman’s companies, West Legend Corp., contributed $60,000...
  • McAuliffe: 'I have never lobbied for a foreign government'

    05/26/2016 9:35:52 AM PDT · by randita · 43 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/26/16 | Graham Moomaw
    McAuliffe: 'I have never lobbied for a foreign government' BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:00 am Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that he has never lobbied in the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government, adding that federal investigators looking into his foreign connections are focused on a "very specific" lobbyist registration issue. "I have never lobbied for a foreign government here. Ever," McAuliffe said during a morning radio appearance on Richmond's WRVA. The Democratic governor's remarks come a day after his attorney said the Department of Justice is looking into a potential violation...
  • Gov McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Hillary’s Home (donor gave Clinton Foundation $2 million)

    05/26/2016 2:37:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | 5/25/16 | Michael Scherer
    Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national briefly shook Clinton’s hand at a 2013 fund-raiser in her home;a separate Wang company pledged $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several totaling $2 million. The Clinton fundraiser was one of at least three interactions between Wang and McAuliffe. McAuliffe initially said he could not remember ever meeting Wang, though he later clarified that his staff had informed him of several likely meetings. Among the donations of DOJ interestwere a total of $120,000 in contributions to McAuliffe from a company controlled by Wang. DOJ told McAuliffe's attorney there were questions over foreign sources...
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • McAuliffe attorney says feds found no crime, rebuts 'false information' on probe's focus

    05/25/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by randita · 3 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/25/16 | Graham Moomaw
    McAuliffe attorney says feds found no crime, rebuts 'false information' on probe's focus BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:15 pm An attorney representing Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that the federal investigation into the governor should be closed because there's no evidence McAuliffe violated laws dealing with foreign influence of U.S. policy. James W. Cooper, a lawyer with the D.C.-based firm Arnold & Porter, said the U.S. Department of Justice told him the probe is focused on McAuliffe's foreign sources of income before he became governor and whether he lobbied on behalf of those...
  • Fallout over McAuliffe investigation extends to Richmond mayor's race

    05/25/2016 5:56:14 PM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/25/16 | Ned Oliver
    Fallout over McAuliffe investigation extends to Richmond mayor's race By NED OLIVER Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:45 pm The fallout over news of a federal investigation into Gov. Terry McAuliffe trickled down to the Richmond mayor’s race Wednesday with an attack on McAuliffe’s former aide and mayoral hopeful Levar Stoney. Former state delegate Joseph D. Morrissey issued a statement calling on Stoney to reject “any campaign contributions from Governor McAuliffe or any of his contributors.” Stoney stepped down from his position in McAuliffe’s cabinet to run for mayor, and his ties to the governor and his...
  • Just when McAuliffe thought he was out, he's pulled back in

    05/25/2016 4:53:42 AM PDT · by randita · 16 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/24/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Michael Corleone’s words in the make-believe New York mob story “The Godfather: Part III” could’ve been Terry McAuliffe’s in real-life Virginia political drama “Governor II”: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” In his first campaign for governor in 2009 — he was badly defeated in a three-way Democratic primary — McAuliffe had to answer for his image as a Bill-and-Hillary confidant who amassed a fortune at the intersection of campaigns and commerce. There were eyebrow-raising investments: a shaky bank in Washington; an insider deal for shares in a telecom that went spectacularly bust; financing...
  • Inquiry Highlights Terry McAuliffe’s Ties to Chinese Company

    05/24/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    Four years ago, one of China’s largest agricultural importers sent representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., hoping that meetings with elite party officials might yield business opportunities. The company, the Dandong Port Group, was particularly focused on the governors in attendance, according to an interview with Dandong’s general counsel broadcast by Chinese state television. But now, the company’s widening influence is coming under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, who are examining the relationship between Dandong’s wealthy and connected chairman, Wang Wenliang, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat who was elected in 2013. A federal law enforcement...
  • McAuliffe says he's confident probe will find no wrongdoing

    05/24/2016 5:36:56 PM PDT · by randita · 33 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/24/16 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    BOYCE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he's confident a federal investigation into donations made to his 2013 campaign will find no wrongdoing. "There [are] no wrongdoing allegations that have been made," McAuliffe said to reporters Tuesday after a bill-signing ceremony in Clarke County. "If you read the story yesterday, they have some questions about a donor. My legal team fully vetted this individual. He's been a green card holder since 2007. So we're very confident." CNN first reported Monday that McAuliffe is the focus of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. The precise...
  • WMAL talker Chris Plante posts booking photo of VA Governor McAwful

    05/24/2016 8:58:10 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Chris Plante Facebook ^ | 5/24/16 | Chris Plante
    Swift Justice? Apparently Virginia Governor Terry McAwful has already been booked by the Virginia Department of Corrections according to WMAL’s Chris Plante’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPlanteShow/
  • First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

    05/23/2016 4:47:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016
    Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. From CNN: Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton. There’s no allegation that the foundation...
  • Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

    05/23/2016 4:03:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    Video Published on Apr 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans.
  • GOP sues to block McAuliffe order to let 200,000 Virginia felons vote

    PARIS — With its guffawing masculine hilarity, the National Assembly, France’s lower house of Parliament, would not be put to shame by the most boisterous American state legislature. The marble-and-velvet setting may be more elegant, but the rowdy laughter says the same thing: Men dominate. Over the last week, that male world has been shaken. The Assembly’s vice president, Denis Baupin, was forced to resign after several women came forward publicly with accusations that he had sexually harassed numerous female colleagues for years. One said Mr. Baupin had pushed her against a wall, grabbed one of her breasts and tried...
  • BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public [tr]

    05/23/2016 1:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    CNN - Twitter ^ | May 23, 2016 | Shimon Prokupecz
    BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public integrity unit, sources to CNN
  • Soros, Top Clinton Lawyer Lose Lawsuit Against Virginia’s Voter ID Law

    05/21/2016 6:41:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Millions have gone into the effort to attack voter identification laws in numerous states Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer lost a challenge against Virginia’s voter identification laws that was fueled by money from liberal billionaire George Soros. The lawsuit, filed early last year on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia, sought to end Virginia’s voter identification law, known as SB 1256. The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court Thursday after a lengthy trial that saw numerous witnesses testify, dealing a blow to an organized effort by the left to take on voter ID laws in numerous states leading...
  • The Roanoke College Poll: Clinton and Trump tied in Virginia

    05/23/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    Yahoo!!! ^ | May 23, 2016 | Yahoo!!!
    ROANOKE, Va., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Likely presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in Virginia with each garnering the support of 38 percent of likely voters, according to The Roanoke College Poll. While only 11 percent of likely voters said they are undecided, another 11 percent said they would vote for someone else and 2 percent stated they would not vote if Clinton and Trump were their only choices. Both candidates are significantly "under water" with regard to favorable/unfavorable opinions. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 610 likely voters in Virginia between May 9 and May 17...
  • Here’s What It’s Like To Have Clinton Cronies Sell Out Your Industry

    05/08/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s uranium industry has been absolutely devastated by Department of Energy decisions and political maneuvering by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and individuals closely tied to her. ... in 1976, the uranium extraction industry employed 35,000 people. Today .. fewer than 500 people in this country are involved in it .. 20 percent of our electrical power is dependent on those 500 people, that’s every fifth light-bulb. We’re now producing enough uranium to power 4 or 5 of our nuclear reactors, that’s 94 dependent on foreign uranium. ... Since 2011, DOE has sold off roughly $1 billion of publicly-owned uranium...
  • Feds Expand Medicaid to Cover 96,000 'Justice-Involved' Individuals in Obamacare States

    05/02/2016 2:11:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 2, 2016 | By Penny Starr
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday that it is expanding Medicaid coverage to give "access to health care" to 96,000 people who face a prison sentence or have been incarcerated - or "justice-involved" individuals - as part of the federally designated National Re-Entry Week. "Today, HHS strengthened access to health care for individuals transitioning from incarceration back to their communities," the press release stated. "New Medicaid guidance released today updates decades-old policy and clarifies that individuals who are currently on probation, parole or in home confinement are not considered inmates of a public institution." "It...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • Proof that felons are democrats

    04/25/2016 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-16 | DrJohn
    Terry McAuliffe is the Governor of Virginia when he's not doing favors for Hillary Clinton. He is described as having bought the Clinton's some time ago. It is speculated that McAuliffe is vying for the vice presidential nomination. McAuliffe has an unsavory history of falling into big money at the expense of others. Gary Winnick: Winnick was the founder of Global Crossing, a fiber optic company that earned McAuliffe $8 million on an initial investment of $100,000—a deal he accessed because he was working as a consultant to Winnick before the company went public. Winnick had been an acolyte of junk bond king Michael Milken before starting Global Crossing. His management of Global...
  • The RNC got what it wanted and is saying, “Way to go Terry!”

    04/25/2016 9:07:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) got the dividend it was hoping for this past week when a criminal gave other criminals the right to vote in Virginia. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a man involved in so many crooked deals he can rightfully be called a “not yet convicted felon,” has given other felons in Virginia the right to vote. Using a Barack Obama stunt, Virginia’s Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an “executive order” giving the dregs of society – murderers, rapists, arsonists and robbers who have finished their sentences and parole/probation requirements--the right to vote. In a blah blah blah...
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • How to Steal a State: Governor McAuliffe Expands the Criminal Vote for Democrats

    04/25/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & ROGER CLEGG
    In what is likely an unconstitutional state action seemingly calculated to ensure that the purple state of Virginia goes blue in the November election, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. The order also restores their right to sit on a jury, become a notary, and even serve in elected office. McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a...
  • [Satire] Virginia Governor Enfranchises Felons

    04/23/2016 4:14:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire Blog ^ | Posted on April 23, 2016 | John Semmens
    Saying he is tired of waiting for the legislature to take action, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) issued an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons. The move is expected to add more than 200,000 Democrats to the state’s voter rolls. “Ours is a government of, by, and for the people,” McAuliffe said. “This means all the people. For better or for worse, criminals are part of society. As members of society they are entitled to the human right to vote, to choose who will represent their interests in the halls of government.” The Governor brushed aside Republican objections, calling...
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-April-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • McAuliffe to sign order restoring rights to 206,000 felons

    04/22/2016 8:16:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 04/22/2016 | JIM NOLAN
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning will sign an order that effectively restores the civil rights, including the right to vote, of more than 200,000 felons in Virginia. The unprecedented move, expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference on Capitol Square, marks a dramatic expansion of policy in restoring the right to vote, to sit on a jury, to serve in elected office or become a notary. Today's order applies to nonviolent and violent felons - a significant departure from a policy embraced in recent years by Democrat and Republican governors to remove the societal obstacles felons face...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support the governor’s veto? to defund planned parenthood,Virginia)

    03/30/2016 1:21:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    http://wtvr.com/ ^ | 3-30-16 | CBS6
    Do you support the governor’s veto? Yes No
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Designed to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents

    03/30/2016 9:17:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 3/30/16 | AP
    <p>Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <p>The Democratic governor signed his veto of Senate Bill 41 Wednesday morning while on WTOP.</p> <p>"We're not going to tolerate discrimination. Virginia will be open and welcoming," he said.</p>
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • Dying felon robbed Walmart, pizza manager 4 months after Va. governor's pardon

    03/26/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Bowes
    John Saul Miller was dying of cancer when the convicted felon managed to commit two armed robberies last year after being pardoned by Virginia's governor. When he was arrested after the second holdup -- the gunpoint robbery of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chesterfield County -- he was still wearing a GPS tracking device that he was required to wear as a condition of his pardon by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Miller, 29, who has since died, had asked for absolution of earlier crimes based on his medical diagnosis and declining health, and McAuliffe granted his request on June. 3. But...
  • Senate Committee Demands DHS Produce Whistle-Blower Smear Documents

    03/17/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 6 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 03/17/2016 | Evan Gahr
    In a letter released Wednesday, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson  60% (R-WI) asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for all documents and communications regarding the dismissal of ICE whistle-blower Taylor Johnson and his underlings’ secretive effort to discredit her to reporters. Confused by all these Johnsons? It’s hard not to be. The story also features a cameo by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  2% (D-NV). In 2013, Johnson, a decorated agent, was stripped of her gun and badge without explanation and placed on desk duty. The single mother of four was ousted right after Reid’s office...
  • Bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood passes state senate (Virginia)

    03/09/2016 1:13:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    cavalierdaily.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Ankita Satpathy
    A bill removing funding from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations in the state passed the Virginia Senate Monday by a vote of 21-19. The senators voted strictly along party lines — 21 votes supporting the bill came from the Republican party, while the 19 opposing votes came from the Democratic party. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has not yet acted upon the bill, which passed the House on Feb. 16 in a 64-35 vote. According to the bill summary, the bill, “prohibits the Department of Health from spending any funds on an abortion that is not qualified for matching funds under...
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe signs gun compromise legislation

    02/27/2016 8:01:40 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-25-16 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed into law a compromise gun policy hammered out between Democrats and Republicans who rarely see eye-to-eye on the hot-button issue. The measures will allow more out-of-state concealed-handgun permit holders to legally carry guns in Virginia, prohibit people subject to permanent protective orders from carrying firearms and require police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. SNIP The measures flew through the GOP-controlled House and Senate with little opposition. The compromise was vehemently opposed by Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control group, Everytown for Gun Safety. The once-strong ally of McAuliffe ran...
  • Va Governor Reverses Concealed Carry Ruling

    01/31/2016 10:36:13 AM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies
    msn.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    "The relationship between Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and gun control groups is quickly souring after critics say he caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association. Virginia will now recognize concealed carry permits from dozens of other states with what critics say are weaker gun laws than the commonwealth."
  • Ties of Hillary Clinton’s Brother Invite Scrutiny (Tony Rodham)

    05/11/2015 1:48:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/10/15 | STEVE EDER
    **SNIP** “I deal through the Clinton Foundation. That gets me in touch with the Haitian officials,” Mr. Rodham said, according to a transcript of his testimony. “I hound my brother-in-law, because it’s his fund that we’re going to get our money from. And he can’t do it until the Haitian government does it. “And he keeps telling me, ‘Oh, it’s going to happen tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.’ Well, tomorrow hasn’t come yet.” Mr. Rodham’s Haiti project never did happen. The Clinton Foundation said in a statement that it was not aware of Mr. Rodham’s Haiti project and had no involvement...
  • Cheers: McAuliffe heralds Hillary's boozing, 'fun to throw back a cocktail with'

    01/13/2016 2:16:55 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-13-16 | Paul Bedard
    Hillary Clinton's biggest cheerleader, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is celebrating something different about the floundering Democratic presidential candidate: Her boozing. In an email titled "One hell of a president," McAuliffe writes: I love Hillary Clinton. No one's tougher. No one's smarter. No one has a better command of the issues. And, from personal experience, no one's more fun to throw back a cocktail with. Former President Bill Clinton's golfing pal and fundraiser, McAuliffe is familiar with bars and alcohol. As governor, he brought in top shelf booze to the governor's mansion for parties with legislators. He is key to Clinton...
  • Va. lawmaker wants to defund Gov. McAuliffe's armed guards over gun dispute

    12/30/2015 7:49:28 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2015 | Adam Shaw
    A Virginia state senator has thrown down the gauntlet with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a brewing battle over gun rights -- pushing to defund the governor’s armed bodyguards unless he revokes an order that banned firearms in most state buildings. "It’s easy for someone who is surrounded by armed state policemen to tell someone else they can't carry a weapon to protect themselves," Republican state Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr. told FoxNews.com. "It’s just equal treatment, that’s all I’m saying."
  • Big name donors fuel McAuliffe's bid for Virginia governor

    12/28/2015 5:37:29 PM PST · by demshateGod · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2009 | Peter Hamby
    Donald Trump is just one of many big name donors funding Terry McAuliffe's campaign to win the Virginia governor's mansion this fall, according to newly released financial disclosure reports - and he isn't even among the most generous givers. The New York real estate magnate cut McAuliffe a check for a whopping $25,000 in late March, but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the largest single donation in McAuliffe's report - a $251,000 gift from billionaire media tycoon Haim Saban in January. That check narrowly bested a $250,000 contribution the following month from Steve Bing, another big...
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • VA GOP May Strip McAuliffe Of His Protective Detail Over Concealed Carry

    12/26/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Dec, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Virginia's radically anti-gun Governor and Attorney General were probably quite pleased with themselves when they spitefully severed concealed carry agreements with 25 states, including all but one of its neighbors. They probably didn't anticipate the backlash they’ve received, which includes calls to recall or impeach Attorney General Mark Herring, and pushes for legislation that will both strip elected officials of the ability to make such unilateral decisions, and get a little payback.
  • McAuliffe's gun ban now in effect for all but on duty police

    12/04/2015 2:13:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    vcdl.org ^ | 12-4-15 | Phillip VanCleave VA Alert (VCDL)
    As of sometime yesterday, concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police can no longer carry in state-agency buildings, under trespass laws. If you’d like to call the Governor and share your thoughts with him, his number is: 804-786-2211. With my tongue planted firmly in my cheek, I have taken the liberty of drafting a press release for the Governor to use to announce this action: PRESS RELEASE Governor McAuliffe Creates Gun-Free Zones to Stop the Carnage in State Agency Buildings! Richmond, December 4, 2015:  Virginia Governor McAuliffe, in order to stop all the continued bloodshed in state-agency buildings, has made...
  • McAuliffe's 'No Homeless Vets in Virginia' Lie and the Cold VA Bureaucracy

    12/02/2015 5:46:53 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/2/15 | Black & Blonde Media
    Here is the latest (12/2) update on our quest to circumnavigate the bureaucracy while debunking Governor Terry McAuliffe's blatant lie that he "functionally ended veterans homelessness" in the Commonwealth of Virginia....
  • Petition to keep Syrian refugees out of Virginia

    11/23/2015 7:22:31 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 12 replies
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has stated that Virginia would not be among the growing number of U.S. states seeking to block Syrian refugees, despite calls from Republicans for the state to close its doors as a security precaution following the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris. More than two dozen governors, most of them Republican, said they would attempt to block the settlement of Syrian refugees in their states after the attacks in France, believed to be the work of the Islamic State, that killed nearly 130 people and left hundreds more wounded. The United States does not have the ability...
  • McAuliffe: Va. will not seek to keep out refugees

    11/17/2015 2:32:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/16/15 | Graham Moodmaw
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe indicated Monday that Virginia would not be among the growing number of U.S. states seeking to block Syrian refugees, despite calls from Republicans for the state to close its doors to those fleeing war in Syria as a security precaution following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.More than a dozen governors, most of them Republican, said Monday they would attempt to block Syrian refugees from their states after the attacks in France, believed to be the work of the Islamic State, that killed nearly 130 people and left hundreds more wounded. The revelation that one of the attackers...
  • Push on for Clinton-McAuliffe ticket

    11/10/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices. A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket. McAuliffe can serve only one-term as governor and will be a third-year lame duck when the Democratic nominee picks a veep next summer. And being a one-term governor isn't a hurdle to higher office. A former Virginia chief executive,...
  • From coast to coast, conservatives score huge victories in off-year elections

    11/04/2015 8:24:22 AM PST · by fifedom · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Novermber 4, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Just like the midterms one year ago, it was another awful night for Democrats. Republican Matt Bevin won a big upset in the Kentucky governors race. Democrats failed to pick up Virginias state Senate. Houstons Equal Rights Ordinance, designed to protect the rights of gay citizens and others, failed by a wide margin. Ohio rejected marijuana legalization by a two-to-one margin. Even in San Francisco, the sheriff who steadfastly defended the citys sanctuary city policy went down.