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  • DNC Convention Thread; Day 2

    07/26/2016 12:20:56 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,352 replies
    Another day, another gathering of commies.
  • Catholic Priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t Show Up in My Communion Line’

    07/26/2016 8:54:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/25/16 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest asked that pro-abortion Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine “do us both a favor” and not show up in his Communion line. “I take Canon 915 seriously. It'd be embarrassing for you & for me,” tweeted Dominican Father Thomas Petri, the vice president and academic dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies. Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law instructs that those “persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,...
  • Pro-abort VP candidate Tim Kaine Gets Standing O at Mass, Bishop Mum on Denying Communion

    07/26/2016 8:58:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/26/16 | Claire Chretien
    RICHMOND, Virginia, July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine received a standing ovation at his parish on Sunday and several Catholic priests praised his nomination. Meanwhile, as Catholics call for Kaine to be denied Communion in accord with the Church’s laws, his bishop in the Diocese of Richmond has issued a statement saying that Catholics have a duty to determine their own worthiness “through an upright and informed conscience.” Kaine and his wife were “like every other married couple going to church on a Sunday morning — if every other couple were met by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • Tim Kaine promises bill to legalize illegal immigrants in ‘first 100 days’

    07/25/2016 6:48:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/25/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Philadelphia — A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in “the first 100 days” of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday, presenting a deep contrast with Republicans. Mr. Kaine also predicted that House Republicans, who stopped President Obama’s last bid for legalization in 2013, will reverse themselves next year and said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization. “Paul Ryan and the other leaders of his party are going to understand that if they want a future for their party they
  • Alan Dershowitz: Kaine’s Boycott of Netanyahu a ‘Mark Against’ Candidate

    07/25/2016 3:12:31 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aaron Klein
    Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, stated in an interview on Sunday that the decision by Hillary Clinton’s vice president pick, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was a “mark against” the candidate. Still, Dershowitz maintained that the Clinton-Kaine ticket was “far better for America and for Israel” then the Donald Trump and Mike Pence ticket. Dershowitz also sounded off about the decision by Kaine and other prominent democrats to support the international nuclear deal with Iran. Kaine helped generate support for the Obama administration’s nuclear deal...
  • Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching

    07/25/2016 2:26:57 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Truncated title. Full title: Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching and Pope Francis Although some analysts describe Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), as a devout, “Pope Francis Catholic,” whose faith is “central” to his work, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said Kaine’s pro-choice position on abortion and support for gay marriage and women priests are views “clearly contrary to well-established Catholic teachings.” Bishop Tobin, head of the diocese of Providence, R.I., added that Kaine’s positions on those issues are also “opposed by Pope Francis.”
  • Tim Kaine, Hillary's 'safe' choice, gets kid-glove treatment from the media

    07/25/2016 2:40:02 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    The media are giving their official blessing to Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine, praising him as a calm, experienced and slightly dull guy who can help her govern. What they are not doing is picking the Virginia senator apart, and highlighting his disagreements with the nominee, which marked the coverage of Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence. I happen to think that both Kaine and Pence are solid and serious choices who share some similarities, as both are religious and make little attempt to be flashy. But different media standards seem to apply.
  • DNC Convention Live Thread

    07/25/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,558 replies
    For those who can bear to watch. I am watching on C-SPAN.
  • Daughter of Hillary Clinton’s VP Pick Is the Talk of NYU

    07/24/2016 8:53:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2016 | Oli Coleman
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s daughter instantly joined the ranks of celebrity NYU students when Hillary Clinton put her father on the ticket on Friday. We’re told students were clamoring to find out more about Annella Kaine
  • KAINE: THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATS’ DANGEROUS FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES

    07/25/2016 7:25:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Kaine: The Face of the Democrats’ Dangerous Foreign Policy Priorities A telling pick for the Clinton VP post. July 25, 2016 Joseph Klein    Hillary Clinton settled on Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her running mate.  Senator Kaine’s self-effacing description of himself is “boring,” a trait that Hillary appears to relish. “I love that about him,” she told CBS News. Hillary also was looking for someone with knowledge of national security issues. Senator Kaine serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Arms Services Committee. What she really found in Senator Kaine is a running mate who epitomizes...
  • Clinton VP pick could face liberal ire

    07/23/2016 8:24:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/2016 | Mike Lillis
    The moderate Democrat has backed abortion restrictions; supported fast-track authority for a controversial Pacific Rim trade deal; and just last week joined a push to deregulate some of the nation’s largest banks — all positions that are anathema to the liberals being wooed by the Clinton team heading into November.
  • The Senator Vice President from J Street

    07/25/2016 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/25/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I'm sure you'll all be shocked to hear that Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential nominee, is a longtime favorite of Saudi and Iranian funded J Street, which favors cutting up Israel piece by piece. On Capitol Hill, Senator Kaine, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has consistently advocated the need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the only way to ensure that Israel can survive and flourish as a Jewish and democratic state and that Palestinians can live with independence and dignity. He was also a leader in the successful effort to...
  • Listen To Tim Kaine’s “I’m Conservative” Radio Ads From 2005

    07/24/2016 6:35:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    At a rally introducing her new running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton declared the senator was a “progressive who likes to get things done.” Kaine has a liberal record as a senator — but when he was running for governor of Virginia in 2005, he brandished his conservative beliefs on “issues of personal responsibility.” The ads can be seen and downloaded on his gubernatorial election page. In one radio, Kaine declares his social conservatism on issues like same-sex marriage and parental consent for abortion, and banning late-term abortion. (Kaine’s position overall has been that he personally opposes abortion as...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • Tim Kaine Says Hillary Should Face Consequences For Mishandling Classified Information

    07/24/2016 7:54:47 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jul 22, 2016
    Tim Kaine states one "can't take classified information and give it to someone with no consequence" on Meet the Press 6/26/16
  • Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton's VP

    07/24/2016 6:58:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | Zach Carter
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is on Hillary Clinton’s short list of potential vice presidential nominees. He’s also actively pushing bank deregulation this week as he campaigns for the job. Kaine signed two letters on Monday urging federal regulators to go easy on banks ― one to help big banks dodge risk management rules, and another to help small banks avoid consumer protection standards. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's ... pick is widely viewed in Washington as a sign of her governing intentions.
  • How Tim Kaine’s Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

    07/24/2016 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 23, 2016 | Philip Elliott
    When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. At Brooklyn headquarters, aides smiled. This was, after all, the fight they wanted. Please, some thought, keep talking about guns. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders. And the subject of guns has a...
  • Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

    07/23/2016 9:28:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Speaking at Florida International University, a campus that is more than half Hispanic, Kaine described his vision for an inclusive country. Dipping in and out in Spanish several times, he drew on his experiences as mayor, governor and the time he spent helping Jesuit missionaries in Honduras to emphasize the importance of service.
  • Hillary Clinton Demanded Passwords to Every Social Media Account of Veep Candidates’ Family Members

    07/23/2016 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 61 replies
    Politico via The Gateway Pundit ^ | 23 July 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who used a secret unsecured private email server to conduct government business during her entire tenure as secretary of State–and deleted of those 30,000 emails before government investigators could review them, demanded the passwords to every social media account of every family member of her potential vice presidential candidates, according to a report in Politico published Saturday evening. How tough was the vetting? Finalists had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families. They had to turn over every password for every social media account...
  • Clinton’s VP Pick

    07/23/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Hugin · 31 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 7-23-16 | Scott Adams
    Yesterday Hillary Clinton announced her VP running mate, Tim Kaine. Let me tell you how that decision looks from a persuasion standpoint. I’ll ignore Kaine’s education, experience, political preferences, and anything else that voters say they care about but don’t. Today, let’s just talk about how people will feel about it.
  • Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine shows she's the grown-up in this contest (Barf, Barf, Barf)

    07/23/2016 3:32:24 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 46 replies
    The Guardian/MSN ^ | 7/23/2016 | Richard Wolffe
    One candidate paraded his veep choices through Twitter and openly mused about their qualifications. The other kept her shortlist confidential and her opinions private. One had instant regrets about his decision. The other always seemed to be heading towards the same destination. One needed a safe pick to balance his own volatility. The other chose a safe pick because they are kindred souls in earnest wonkery. Both in the manner of their selection and the content of their character, the veep picks of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton open yet another chasm between the Republican and Democratic nominees. Don’t be...
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 67 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Largest federal employee union applauds Clinton pick of Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

    07/23/2016 1:58:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 22, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT:This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity.WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has selected U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“While representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine has been a vocal advocate for government workers and the programs we deliver to the American public. Like Hillary...
  • When the state executed murderer Richard Lee Whitley in 1987, a bit of Tim Kaine died, too

    07/23/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 16 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 12, 1987 | Frank Green
    When the state sent 2,500 volts through the body of murderer Richard Lee Whitley on Monday night, a little bit of Timothy Kaine died, too. It's not that Kaine, Whitley's lawyer, thought his client was innocent. Whitley had a long criminal history and had confessed to the 1980 murder and sexual assault of an elderly Fairfax County neighbor.
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine Took On Insurers Over ‘Redlining’ as Young Lawyer

    07/23/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 15 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Henderson
    Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices. Clinton’s campaign announced the former Virginia governor as her pick for vice president on Friday evening. Clinton and Kaine are expected to make their first campaign appearance together on Saturday in Miami. ... The case went to trial in 1998, after Kaine had become Richmond’s mayor. The jury sided with HOME and returned a $100 million verdict...
  • 'Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine': Trump slams Cinton's VP pick

    07/23/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 23, 2016 | Wills Robinson
    The opening salvo! 'Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine': Trump slams Cinton's VP pick and insists the pair have BOTH contributed to America's 'rigged system' Republican nominee told his supporters the pair are both corrupt Said Kaine is 'ethically challenged' and wouldn't change anything He also referred to the Democratic pair as the 'ultimately insiders' Highlighted Virginia senator taking 'thousands in freebies' in government Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton's selection of Tim Kaine has her vice president - insisting voters would be choosing a corrupt pair for the White House. The Republican nominee rebranded the Democratic ticket as 'Crooked Hillary'...
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Islamist Ties

    07/23/2016 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23Jul 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. [snip]
  • Don't Buy the Media Labels on Tim Kaine: 'Centrist' or 'Devout Catholic'

    07/23/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. But here was The Wall Street Journal opening up its coverage tonight: The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat. A "devout" believer in the church would champion in public its pro-life stance and its opposition to...
  • Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (PRETENDS to oppose)

    07/23/2016 10:44:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2016 | DOUG PALMER
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, has gone on record saying he cannot support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form— a stance calculated to make him more appealing to supporters of Bernie Sanders who revile the deal. Kaine spokeswoman Amy Dudley said Saturday that the Virginia Democrat shared his negative views on the trade deal with Clinton this week, confirming a report by The Washington Post. “He agreed with her judgment that it fell short” when it came to protecting wages and national security, a Clinton aide reportedly told the newspaper. Kaine had never taken a formal position...
  • Hillary taps pro-TPP, pro bank, Tim Kaine for VP - ‘Loves’ that he’s boring

    07/23/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    Exciting absolutely no one Well, it looks like the rumor everyone has already heard turned out to be the worst-kept secret in American politics. Hillary Clinton has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her vice-presidential running mate. As the Grey Lady (The New York Times, not Hillary) reports:
  • WaPo: A "Pope Francis Catholic" can have a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, NARAL

    07/23/2016 4:33:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 22, 2016 | Carl E. Olson
    Just one example of how the secular media is going to spin, spin, and spin some more in the quest to provide cover for pro-abort, pro-homosexual politicians. (us.fotolia.com/JJAVA) UPDATED (9:15pm, Pacific; July 22): Sen. Kaine has been chosen to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. In the meantime, CWR's managing editor, Catherine Harmon, reminded me of this interesting story from last year:  U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a practicing Catholic and former missionary, had a clear message Wednesday for Pope Francis: Allow women to become priests. Kaine said ending the church's centuries-old rule that only men can be ordained would be the most significant...
  • Twitter Users Mock Uncritical Huffington Post Report on Tim Kaine TPP Reversal

    07/22/2016 8:41:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    His reversal was so rapid that I'm surprised he didn't suffer whiplash. I am referring to the rapid U-turn that Senator Tim Kaine, tapped today to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, made on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Until the moment he was picked by Hillary, Kaine was strongly for the TPP. And then today he suddenly saw the light and, hallelujah, he now proclaims to "oppose" the TPP. I put "oppose" in quotes because he now opposes it as much as Hillary pretends to oppose it. However, Huffington Post reporter Michael McAuliff relayed Kaine's new found TPP opposition without the slightest...
  • Hillary's chosen vice president

    07/19/2016 8:09:12 PM PDT · by noodler · 41 replies
    The choice is not yet known but when it is, we will know how deep this is in the bag. She will spit in the face of millions of American citizens by choosing Eric Holder now. The balance, as a scale, will indicate how deep the vote fraud has penetrated. The most outrageous leftie may not be the choice at this time but they are perched on the rafter ties.
  • Tim Kaine accepted $160K in gifts as governor

    07/22/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by randita · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/30/16 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia.. The disclosures have been publicly available for years, but they could be under some scrutiny now, since Kaine has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Virginia Democrat disclosed the gifts from 2001 to 2009, according to reports filed by the Virginia Public Access Project, which Politico reported. Most of the gifts were for travel to and from political conferences and events. Accepting gifts is legal under Virginia's lax ethics rules, and...
  • Hillary Picks ‘Boring’ Senator Tim Kaine as Veep

    07/22/2016 6:46:33 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 136 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Jul 22, 2016
    The Kaine pick represents the last death of hope for the more radical wing of the Democrat party that supported Bernie Sanders and were hoping for a running mate such as Senator Elizabeth Warren. Clinton is said to have been looking at other choices such as Senator Cory Booker, who is black, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who is Hispanic, but instead went with Kaine who is white, male and a consummate Democrat political insider — having served as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 until 2011, in addition to stints as Governor and Lieutenant Governor...
  • Kaine Statement On Passing Of Harry F. Byrd Jr.(FLASHBACK)

    07/22/2016 6:48:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine ^ | July 30, 2013 | U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator Harry Byrd Jr.:“Anne and I join all Virginians in mourning the passing of Harry Byrd Jr. Few families have dedicated as much to our Commonwealth as the Byrds. Harry carried on that tradition as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and an elected representative in both the Virginia legislature and the U.S. Senate. One of the highlights of my time as governor was hosting Harry and his adult grandchildren at the mansion where he told stories...
  • Tim Kaine Selected Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential Running Mate

    07/22/2016 5:37:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    patch.com ^ | July 22, 2016
    Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate. "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate," Clinton wrote in a text to supporters Friday night, following initial media reports.
  • Hillary Clinton chooses Sen. Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential running mate [banner]

    07/22/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by fision · 187 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/2016
    HILLARY CHOOSES KAINE Clinton taps Virginia senator as VP running mate FBI DOUBLE STANDARD? Senator stiff-armed over Clinton treatment concerns
  • Clinton Must go BOLD--and go LEFT for Her VP

    07/22/2016 10:12:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | Richard Eskow
    Word is that Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, a search for “safety” could put her candidacy in serious danger. Change vs. the status quo. The GOP chose Mike Pence in part because his extremist views will reassure the Republican base. Pence is also an seasoned politician whose nomination is meant to reassure voters who worry that Trump has no experience in statecraft or governance. (Note to readers: Yes, I just used the words “Trump” and “statecraft” in the same...
  • She Walks With Kaine?

    07/22/2016 6:40:04 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 42 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/22/16 | Matt Drudge
    "She Walks With Kaine?"
  • Liberal group: Kaine could be 'disastrous' VP pick

    07/21/2016 2:19:39 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A liberal group is urging Hillary Clinton not to select Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as her running mate because of his positions on trade and banking regulation. "Making Senator Tim Kaine our vice presidential candidate could be potentially disastrous for our efforts to defeat Donald Trump this fall," said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America. The group had endorsed Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary. Chamberlain's statement comes as Kaine appears to be the favorite to be Clinton's vice presidential pick. Clinton is expected to announce her running mate on Friday. But Kaine is also sparking concern from...
  • Hillary Clinton's Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He's in Their Corner

    07/22/2016 5:54:23 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Leg Room ^ | 7/22/2016 | Dierdre Fulton
    (Sen. Tim Kaine is reportedly Bill Clinton's favorite for the VP slot. (Photo: US Department of Education/flickr/cc) Sounding another alarm for progressives wary of the Democratic establishment's support for Wall Street, the man said to be leading the pack of potential Hillary Clinton running mates—Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine—has just this week sent a clear message to big banks: He's in their corner. Kaine, who is reportedly Bill Clinton's favorite for the vice presidential slot, signed onto two letters on Monday pushing for financial deregulation—letters that show the Clinton camp "how Kaine could be an asset with banking interests on...
  • AP SOURCES: KAINE EMERGES AS FAVORITE IN CLINTON'S VP SEARCH

    STERLING, Virginia (AP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats,
  • Buzz grows that Tim Kaine will be Clinton's VP pick [Virginia Senator]

    07/21/2016 12:53:19 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-21-16 | Amie Parnes
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the clear favorite a day before Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her running mate. Clinton confidants and allies believe Kaine is the leading contender. And some top allies have recommended that Clinton pick the Virginia Democrat. “I would bet all my chips on Kaine,” one confidant of Clinton said on Thursday. Kaine has long been seen as a favorite to be Clinton’s running mate, though a number of other names have made the cut.
  • Tim Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts

    06/30/2016 8:46:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 30, 2016 | Issac Arnsdorf
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed. Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon...
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • (May 13, 2016) Our view: Tim Kaine for vice president?

    06/09/2016 3:53:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 13, 2016 | The Roanoke Times
    The Roanoke Times Today’s question: Will Hillary Clinton pick Tim Kaine to be her running mate? Short answer: Don’t know. All right. Well, now that we’ve got that settled . . . Oh, you wanted more chatter? That’s easy to do, because few things provoke as much speculation as potential running mates. This much is certain: Virginia’s junior senator is being mentioned quite a lot. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Eight years ago, when Kaine was a mere governor, he was on the short list for Barack Obama. If that had come to pass, perhaps now we’d be talking how...
  • Kaine announces support for firearms legislation (politics entering research at the CDC)

    06/05/2016 9:36:29 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON (NEWSPLEX) -- Two pieces of legislation before the U.S. Congress deal with firearm safety and research and background checks. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his support for the bills on Thursday, which is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. "I'm proud to support the CDC Research on Firearms safety or Gun Violence Prevention Act and the Fix Gun Checks Act - two commonsense pieces of legislation to reduce gun violence in our communities and ultimately save lives," said Kaine. "Congress cannot be complacent when gun violence remains so prevalent in American society." According to a release, a de facto ban...