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  • Va. budget shortfall means no raises for teachers, state employees

    08/28/2016 5:46:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 26, 2016 | By Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe broke the bad news to the General Assembly’s money committees Friday morning in Richmond that the state’s budget is in the hole by about $1.5 billion over two years, and he warned state lawmakers to brace for “tough decisions ahead.” The projected shortfall for the current two-year budget is $1.2 billion. But that’s in addition to shortfall of about $280 million carried over from the budget year that ended June 30. The governor told state lawmakers the budget problems are being driven by lower income and sales tax revenue collections than what was anticipated. As...
  • Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia

    08/26/2016 6:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | Mona Charen
    erry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. Thanks to the Republicans who shut down the government in 2013, McAuliffe is now the governor of Virginia, a swing state, and thus in a position to help Clinton get another house -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. Any governor has political strings to pull, but Gov. McAuliffe is going beyond sharing voter information, get-out-the-vote operations and other traditional political tools. He's creating new voters by unilaterally restoring voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons. McAuliffe is focused on...
  • Voting rights Restored For 13K Felons In Virginia

    08/22/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    WBTV.com & AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press
    A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court. Virginia's highest court ruled in July that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must consider each offender on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a sweeping executive order issued by McAuliffe in April that had given back the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences. McAuliffe blasted the court Monday for ignoring the "the clear text of the...
  • Trump wants GOP to court black voters -- then slams voting rights for felons

    08/20/2016 6:16:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 63 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 20 AUGUST 2016 | CNN
    But in the same speech here, he again slammed an order by the state's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, to restore voting rights to some convicted felons who have completed their sentences, a move McAuliffe says could help African-Americans who were disproportionally affected by laws that put lifetime bans on felons. "The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln," Trump said. "I want our party to be the home of the African-American voter once again."
  • McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade

    07/27/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Jenna Portnoy and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Terry McAuliffe fueled new distrust of Hillary Clinton among liberal Democrats this week with a declaration that the presidential nominee was likely to reverse her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.The Clinton campaign swiftly rejected the idea that she would waver on TPP and called her longtime friend and chairman of her 2008 campaign “flat wrong.” But Republican nominee Donald Trump seized the moment, saying that McAuliffe revealed Clinton’s true nature as a free trader — and a flip-flopper whom voters shouldn’t trust.
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 116 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...
  • Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe's order on felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/22/16 | Graham Moomaw
    The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, saying it amounts to a unilateral rewrite and suspension of the state’s policy of lifetime disenfranchisement for felons. The court ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered” under McAuliffe’s April 22 executive order and subsequent orders. As of this week, 11,662...
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 87 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • Battle over felons’ voting heads to Virginia Supreme Court

    07/17/2016 12:40:43 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 45 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 17, 2016 9:45 am | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cheryl Fleming can’t wait to vote in November. The 54-year-old who lives in Fairfax County had her voting rights restored in April by Gov. Terry McAuliffe after losing them in 1989 for forging checks to buy drugs. She has never seen the inside of a polling booth. “I was so excited I was screaming in the house,” Fleming said of hearing that she got her voting rights back. “I’ve put my life back together and this was still being held against me,” said Fleming, who now works as an Uber driver. If Republican lawmakers are successful...
  • Obama’s Dirty Watchdogs

    04/25/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/25/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Obama administration doesn’t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president’s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn’t a revelation. It’s confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. “There are many blessings to be thankful for this year,” the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, “but...
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • What are military UN trucks doing in Virginia? Bemused motorists spot white 'combat vehicles'

    06/27/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | CHARLIE MOORE
    Full Title: What are military UN trucks doing in Virginia? Bemused motorists spot white 'combat vehicles' on the interstate Military U.N. vehicles have been spotted in Virginia, shocking motorists and sparking conspiracy theories. The white trucks, equipped with large off-road tires, were seen being transported on Interstate 81 on Friday. Jeff Stern posted photos of the vehicles on Facebook, writing: 'Can't begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington VA. Interesting times ahead!'
  • Conservatives Battle Virginia Governor’s Order to Allow Ex-Felons to Vote

    06/17/2016 3:43:34 AM PDT · by milton23 · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/16/2016 | Josh Siegel
    On multiple fronts, conservatives are challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences. This week, Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, seeking to prevent ex-felons who gain from McAuliffe’s April 22 order from voting in the November presidential election. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Virginia voters, who claim their “lawful votes” will be “diminished” by the votes of the ex-felons.
  • Orlando Terror Update (Weekly Update)

    06/18/2016 11:09:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens The Secrets of Benghazi Are Back in the News Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech Orlando Terrorist Worked at Company Hired by DHS to Transport Illegal Aliens We were not completely surprised by some of the disturbing details emerging from the Islamist terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida. In particular, we were already aware of the killer’s employer. Our Corruption Chronicles blog summed things up: The ISIS terrorist who committed the worst...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting...

    06/14/2016 8:26:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Virginia voters against Governor Terry McAuliffe and other commonwealth official over McAuliffe’s executive order that attempts to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, VA, requesting an injunction preventing the enforcement of ( Walker et al. v. McAuliffe et al. (No. CL16000358-00)). On April 22, 2016, McAuliffe signed an executive order titled “Order for Restoration of...
  • At Richmond rally, Trump rips McAuliffe's rights restoration order

    06/11/2016 5:32:52 AM PDT · by randita · 32 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/11/16 | Jim Nolan
    At Richmond rally, Trump rips McAuliffe's rights restoration order By JIM NOLAN Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:30 pm Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump brought his campaign to Richmond on Friday night, and ripped Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring the rights of more than 200,000 felons who have served their time. “We’ve got to win this state of Virginia,” Trump said early in his remarks at the Richmond Coliseum. “This whole thing with the prisoners (is) not sounding too good, right? Where murderers can vote and all these people can vote, I don’t think so,” he...
  • Federal officials: GreenTech's missed targets damaged company's credibility (McAuliffee boondoggle)

    06/02/2016 5:37:32 AM PDT · by randita · 7 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/1/16 | Jeff Sturgeon
    Federal officials: GreenTech's missed targets damaged company's credibility By Jeff Sturgeon The Roanoke Times | Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:30 pm Terry McAuliffe, then-chairman of GreenTech Automotive,and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour took a spin inGreenTech’s new electric car in July 2012 at the company’s plant in Horn Lake, Miss. ROANOKE — Tens of thousands of electric cars were to be rolling off assembly lines by now at a Mississippi factory funded by millions of dollars in foreign money. But last year, GreenTech Automotive, the company Terry McAuliffe co-founded and described as “part of a rebirth for American manufacturing,”...
  • Obama Taps Yet Another Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Official to Prominent WH Role

    06/01/2016 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/1/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    For nearly eight years, President Obama has appointed a range of Muslim officials with terror-links to influential positions within the administration. The latest in a long line is Zaki Barzinji, whom Obama just tapped as the new associate director of public engagement for the White House. The Clarion Project notes that Barzinji worked for the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA), an organization targeted by the U.S. Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas-funding trial. Oh, and Barzinji's grandfather was also a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect. Oh, and according to...
  • Valerie Jarrett Opens Anti-Christian Office For “Outreach”

    05/31/2016 3:53:26 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 10 replies
    rickwells.us ^ | May 31, 2016 | Rick Wells
    The news that Hussein Obama is opening a new Muslim outreach office has probably come as quite a surprise to many Americans who thought he had already done that in January of 2009; an oval one. Not so, they claim. It is only just now coming into existence with a full-time religious and ideological agitator dedicated to American Islamification. Hussein Obama’s choice to follow him in the now non-stealth position is Zaki Barzinji, a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America. The new Muslim preference program is under the oversight, as one might have guessed, of Iranian Muslim...
  • Clinton Foundation Snafu: Video Footage Catches FBI Probe Suspects Arriving At Hillary's House

    05/30/2016 9:29:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Recently we reported that Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe was under investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's integrity unit regarding donations to McAuliffe's campaign during his time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Specifically, investigators were scrutinizing a $120,000 donation McAuliffe received from Wang Wenliang, a Chinese businessman, who was also a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million. The Daily Mail has obtained footage that shows the two men entering Hillary Clinton's residence off D.C.'s Embassy row as they attended a fundraiser on September 30, 2013.
  • 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 · 61 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.