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  • U.S. to Route Passengers From Ebola-Hit Nations to 5 Airports

    10/21/2014 11:20:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-21-2014 | MATT APUZZO
    Anyone flying to the United States from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa must enter the country through one of five airports screening for the disease, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said Tuesday as the Obama administration stepped up precautions to stop the spread of the virus. Last week, the government instituted temperature checks for West Africans arriving at Kennedy International in New York, Newark Liberty International, Washington Dulles International, O’Hare International in Chicago, and Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta. The five airports already account for 94 percent of all arrivals from the affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. A...
  • DHS: All passengers from Ebola affected countries to fly through 1 of 5 airports

    10/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Vanzetta Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all people flying from three Ebola affected nations must fly through one of five American airports. One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health screenings and protective measures that were put into place at the five airports last week. The five airports are JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O'Hare. This new mandate will go into effect Wednesday.
  • Robert Sarvis Becomes First In U.S. Senate Race To Embrace Term Limits

    10/21/2014 7:59:17 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 19 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 2014-10-14 | U.S. Term Limits
    U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s oldest and largest term limits advocacy group, praised Virginia U.S. Senate Candidate Robert Sarvis for promising to support and co-sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting congressional terms. Sarvis signed the USTL pledge at the Term Limits Summit in Richmond last week. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Sarvis’ pledge, saying, “Of the three candidates in this race, only Robert Sarvis has made a commitment to stand with the 75 percent of Americans who support term limits on Congress.” “The people of Virginia must be asking ‘where are Ed Gillespie and Mark Warner on...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 20,2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Investigators looking for UVA student Hannah Graham find human remains

    10/18/2014 3:34:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    (CNN) -- Authorities looking for Hannah Graham -- the University of Virginia student who went missing last month -- found human remains Saturday in Albemarle County, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Saturday.
  • Human remains found Saturday likely body of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    10/18/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    FOX8 ^ | October 18, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Human remains discovered Saturday are believed to be the body of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said. A press conference is underway. The remains were found off Old Lynchburg Road today during a search for Graham, who was last seen Sept. 13 in an area of Charlottesville known as the Downtown Mall. Police have been asking owners of large parcels of property in surrounding counties to search their land and report back. Jesse Matthew, 32, is now behind bars, arrested in Texas as a suspect in Graham’s disappearance. He was transferred to Virginia and...
  • Virginia governor: I was 'disappointed' that Cantor lost

    10/18/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said he was "disappointed" after former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary and resigned because it was a loss for the state's congressional leadership. "As governor, I had the Majority Leader and, potentially, the Speaker of the United States of America as a member of my congressional delegation," McAuliffe told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview to air Sunday on New York's 970 AM. "Personally, I was disappointed that Eric lost." SNIP When Catsimatidis told the governor that some people blamed him for Cantor's stunning defeat, McAuliffe said he's not at fault.
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless you’re for polygamy, you’re not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I don’t want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Woman who caused Ebola scare at Pentagon admits she made up story about traveling to West Africa

    10/17/2014 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 85 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/17/
    A woman who caused an Ebola scare Friday and caused police to shut down a Pentagon entrance and a portion of the parking lot later confessed to hospital officials she had fabricated a story about recently traveling to West Africa, multiple government sources told Fox News.
  • Woman Who Had Been to West Africa Vomits on Bus Near Pentagon

    10/17/2014 11:24:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-17-2014 | Breitbart via WUSA
    WUSA in Washington DC reported that a woman who claimed she had recently been to West Africa vomited in a bus inside the Pentagon parking lot on Friday. According to WUSA, the woman vomited in the parking lot around 9:10 a.m. in the Pentagon’s parking lot. Officials in Arlington said that “the individual allegedly indicated that she had recently visited western Africa. Out of an abundance of caution, all pedestrian and vehicular traffic was suspended around the South Parking lot, while Arlington County responded to the scene.” The woman was taken to the Virginia Hospital Center, but did not exit...
  • Breaking: Ebola Scare at the Pentagon

    10/17/2014 8:06:49 AM PDT · by petro45acp · 151 replies
    Vox News, Google News via ARLNow.com ^ | October 17, 2014 at 10:05 am
    Medics responded to the Pentagon this morning for a report of a woman on a tour bus who was sick and vomiting. When they learned that she had recently arrived from Africa, the hazmat team was called out of “a complete abundance of caution,” Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman Chris Layman told ARLnow.com. A large portion of the Pentagon south parking lot has been cordoned off with crime tape, and police are telling those who don’t work at the Pentagon to avoid the immediate surrounding area. The woman has been transported via ambulance to Virginia Hospital Center. The county’s medical...
  • GOP candidate surrenders in Virginia Senate race?

    10/16/2014 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 6:01 pm on October 16, 2014 by Noah Rothman
    The race for U.S. Senate in Virginia has not been a particularly competitive one. In a year in which Democratic incumbents across the country are finding themselves in hot water, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) seems to have escaped the voters’ wrath. The revelation that Warner has been caught up in a federal investigation following the admission that he had engaged in quid pro quo discussions with a state senator in order to persuade him to not quit the Senate and surrender that institution’s control to Republicans has, however, upended the conventional wisdom surrounding the race for Senate in Old Dominion.
  • Ebola Watch: Loudon Hospital Testing Inmate Who Had Been to W. Africa

    10/16/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT · by JustSurrounded · 44 replies
    Leesburg Today ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Danielle Nadler
    A Loudoun County Adult Detention Center inmate who had recently been to Ebola-affected areas of West Africa has been transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne after experiencing a low-grade fever, the first symptom of the deadly virus. The inmate had traveled from West Africa within the past 21 days, according to a press release from Loudoun County's Communications Office. "As a precautionary measure, because the inmate had traveled from a high-risk area known for Ebola outbreaks, the inmate was isolated and monitored at the ADC," according to the statement. "Out of an abundance of caution, protective measures were put...
  • Police: Manchester student attempted to kill fellow student with knife

    10/16/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | MARK BOWES
    A Manchester High School student walked up behind a fellow student he knew in a music classroom Monday and repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim in an attempt to kill him, a juvenile intake officer testified Tuesday at the defendant’s detention hearing. Reading from a police report during the hearing in Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Chesterfield Intake officer Ronald Burroughs told a judge that Chad Hensley, 17, approached fellow student Benjamin Millefolie, also 17, from behind and began stabbing him multiple times in front of a class full of students.
  • John Warner(R) stars in Mark Warner(D) ad

    10/16/2014 4:23:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Racheal Weiner
    Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) is bringing in some heavy artillery in favor of his campaign. Former U.S. senator John W. Warner, a five-term Republican who retired in 2009, is appearing on television in support of his Democratic successor. “In Congress to get things done you gotta have the guts to cross the aisle and reach bipartisan agreement,” John Warner tells the camera. “That’s what I did, that’s what Mark Warner does today. While we come from different parties, we both believe in putting Virginia first. I know Mark Warner. He’s decisive, experienced and has courage.” The end of the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 15, 2014

    10/15/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 15, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 14, 2014

    10/14/2014 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • John, not Mark, touts Warner in TV ad

    10/14/2014 12:08:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/14/14 | James Hohmann
    John Warner, the retired Republican senator, has cut a strong testimonial commercial endorsing Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for reelection, becoming the latest former member of the chamber to make an appearance in this year’s elections. The younger Warner challenged the elder Warner, no relation, back in 1996. But they became closer over the years and developed a good working relationship when Mark Warner became governor in 2002. Mark Warner picked up his seat six years ago upon John Warner’s retirement. This is the first time John Warner, now 87, has either endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia...
  • Mark Warner Struggles to Answer Allegations of Quid Pro Quo for Judgeship

    10/13/2014 5:37:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/13/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) floundered during a debate Monday night when asked about allegations that he offered a judgeship position to the daughter of Virginia State Senator Phillip Puckett to convince Puckett to remain in the Senate. “I’ve been friends with Phillip Puckett and his family for 20 years,” Warner said. “And when I reached out to his son before I talked to Phillip to explore possible options going forward, I didn’t offer anyone any job, nor would I offer any job. And that is the fact.”
  • Richmond clinic evaluating whether patient is at risk of Ebola

    10/13/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT · by iceskater · 36 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 | Tammie Smith
    A local clinic and state officials are evaluating whether a patient who had recently traveled to West Africa and appeared at clinic offices in South Richmond Monday is at risk of Ebola infection. “We immediately put the person in isolation and immediately called the health department,” said Julie Bilodeau of CrossOver Ministry, a faith-based free clinic whose patient population includes many immigrants. A sign posted on the clinic's front door Monday afternoon read: "Clinic closed for emergency.” It was not immediately clear what precautions clinic workers took in handling the patient.
  • Why is Virginia Allowing Abortion Clinics to Break the Law?

    10/13/2014 5:12:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Cheryl Sullenger |
    A troubled abortion facility whose owner is so disreputable that even the head of the National Abortion Federation thinks he should be shut down, has been granted a variance by the Virginia Health Department allowing it to avoid compliance with new minimum facility safety standards. In fact, the owner of Virginia Women’s Wellness, the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham, lost his last medical license last week when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners voted to revoke his license due to a pattern of deception and dangerous, abusive practices that have characterized his 30-year abortion career. ultrasound4d6Now, because...
  • Mark Warner Appears to Have Committed a Crime to Advance Obamacare

    10/13/2014 4:15:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 13,2014

    10/13/2014 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 13, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Virginia Senate Race Gets Interesting

    10/12/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 11, 2014 | Michael Warren
    There are signs that the U.S. Senate race in Virginia, previously considered a long-shot for Republicans and a safe seat for Democrats, could get interesting in the final weeks of the campaign. The incumbent, Democrat Mark Warner, has had a large lead in the polls over his Republican opponent Ed Gilespie since the beginning of the race. But the lead has shrunk in recent weeks from about 20 points to about 10, and the Gillespie campaign is now up with TV ads in the swing Northern Virginia market outside Washington, which Warner had previously had to himself. A popular former...
  • And the Hypocritical Horse-Trading You Rode In On

    10/12/2014 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    A funny thing happened on the way to Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it didn’t happen. Governor Terry McAuliffe demanded expansion. The Washington Post and other state-worshiping media outlets insisted on its passage. The Post explained, “there remains only one reasonable solution: Republicans must ultimately compromise on expanding Medicaid.” But Republican legislators stood strong in the face of months of pressure — proving that it is, indeed, possible for them to maintain their principles. After a long legislative tug-of-war seemingly headed toward a government shutdown, the state senate suddenly flipped. It went from evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, 20-20, to...
  • Daily Kos Gleefully Boasted About Being Bribed by Mark Warner

    10/11/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 11, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Whenever your humble correspondent dips a strawberry into the chocolate fountain at the Golden Corral, one thought always comes to mind: Mark Warner bribery. Why? Because back in 2006 when Warner was governor of Virginia he attempted to influence the Daily Kos convention in Las Vegas, then known as the YearlyKos, into favoring his possible bid for the presidency with a lavish party at the Stratosphere. As we shall see, the Kossacks absolutely loved the idea that they were being bribed as they feasted on the sushi, drank down alcoholic concoctions, and dipped into the chocolate fountain. Therefore it is...
  • DCCC pulls $1M in ads for Andrew Romanoff [ Colorado ]

    10/11/2014 9:02:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/10/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    National Democrats are canceling more than $1 million of planned commercial airtime for Colorado congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff — a sign of waning confidence in his prospects. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had reserved $1.4 million for TV spending to boost Romanoff in the final two weeks of his race against Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. .. Romanoff, a former state House speaker and unsuccessful 2010 Senate candidate, was once regarded as one of his party’s top 2014 hopefuls. But, with Republicans benefiting from a favorable national environment and Coffman running an energetic reelection campaign, Romanoff has seen his prospects dim....
  • Sen. Mark Warner under investigation [for attempting to bribe a state senator]

    10/11/2014 5:42:26 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 49 replies
    Video only.....
  • Warner discussed job for Puckett’s daughter

    10/10/2014 7:18:08 PM PDT · by CountryClassSF · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/10/2014 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate.
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 10,2014

    10/10/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • 500 lb. body causes (grease) fire at Henrico crematory

    10/10/2014 8:46:05 AM PDT · by golux · 38 replies
    WWBT Henrico VA ^ | 101014 | Staff
    HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A crematorium off Mechanicsville Turnpike caught fire Wednesday afternoon as an employee was cremating a 500 pound body. Neighbors could see the smoke billowing from the smokestack around noon. The fire marshal is ruling it an accident. There have been incidents like this before at cremation companies all over the nation. But in 20 years of working here, the manager at Southside Cremation says it's never happened to them (...) "The body was so obese that the actual body fat came off and went straight up the sack and hit the roof material, the rubber roof...
  • New Jersey Customs Agent: We're Not Prepared for Ebola

    10/09/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A federal customs official at New Jersey's Newark International Airport says that they are not trained or equipped to face passengers who might be infected with Ebola. ... The agent, who wanted to stay anonymous, noted that no doctors or CDC personnel had been assigned to his airport for any flights from Africa or countries with connecting flights to Ebola effected areas. ... This unnamed Customs agent isn't the only one saying that few are prepared for Ebola. A nurses union recently contradicted the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden who claimed that all of America's hospitals are ready for Ebola. The...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 9,2014

    10/09/2014 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 9, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 8,2014

    10/08/2014 2:29:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 140 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 8, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • In one conservative town, celebration and fears of ‘end times’ after ruling on same-sex marriage

    10/08/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | October 8 at 8:44 AM | By Danielle Paquette
    CHESTER, Va. — The Christian preschool teacher heard the news on her car radio: Same-sex marriage is now legal in Virginia. This is it, she thought. The end times. “It could happen today,” Pam Rives said on Tuesday, tidying her lemon-yellow classroom at the Ironbridge Baptist Church. “This is just another step in that direction. As society changes, it takes God out of it.” Rives, 57, has taught 4-year-olds for nearly a decade in this conservative pocket of the South, which is home to 20,000 residents. Her school, lined with October pumpkins and bubble-lettered prayers, is down the road from...
  • Virginia’s black-majority district map rejected

    10/08/2014 12:20:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 6:57 PM EDT | Larry O’Dell
    Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of judges left the state’s congressional districts intact for November’s elections but ordered the General Assembly to draw new boundaries by April 1 next year correcting the flawed 2012 redistricting plan. […] With Democratic-backing, two voters from the 3rd District filed a lawsuit challenging the district map. The plaintiffs claimed that the lawmakers who drew it could have shifted a large number of black voters from (Bobby) Scott’s...
  • Virginia Dem Refuses To Address 250,000 Taxpayers Who Lost Healthcare Due To Obamacare

    10/07/2014 7:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/7/14 | staff
    Democratic Senator Mark Warner (D., Va.) refused to elaborate on the 250,000 Virginians who are losing their healthcare plans due to Obamacare during Tuesday’s Senate debate against Republican Ed Gillespie. Moderator Karen Tumulty asked Warner to respond to taxpayers who are losing their plans, but Warner did not acknowledge the cancellations. Rather, he touted the elements of Obamacare that he believes Virginians support. “Virginians want us to fix healthcare,” Warner said.
  • Federal employees were key to gay marriage court victories

    10/07/2014 6:38:10 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/7/14 | Joe Davidson
    Look behind the incredible speed of same-sex marriage judicial victories, including Monday’s Supreme Court decision, and you’ll find federal employees. They are not high-profile politicians or appointed officials. You won’t find them on the Sunday morning talk shows or in the national headlines. But they have been in the vanguard of the marriage equality movement even as they toil in their everyday, low-key jobs. The first lawsuit against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, was filed in 2009 by a postal worker in Massachusetts.
  • Court Tosses Virginia Congressional Map

    10/07/2014 4:03:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    Rollcall ^ | October 7, 2014
    Updated 5:28 p.m.| A federal court has ruled Virginia’s congressional map violated the 14th Amendment and instructed the legislature to redraw the state’s congressional boundaries by April 1, 2015.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 7,2014

    10/07/2014 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Cruz: Supreme Court 'abdicating its duty'

    10/06/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Supreme Court for declining to hear appeals on lower court rulings that overturn same-sex marriage bans, calling the justices’ move “tragic and indefensible.” “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.” On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear challenges to lower court rulings on same-sex marriage...
  • AG Mark Herring giddy about homosexual marriage in VA

    10/06/2014 4:24:51 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 27 replies
    from an email
    Friend- Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced marriage is legal for same-sex couples in Virginia. And the Fourth Circuit Court issued a mandate so that same-sex couples across the Commonwealth can be issued marriage licenses, starting right away! This is amazing news. Just days into office, I conducted a rigorous and thorough review and concluded that Virginia's marriage ban is unconstitutional. Together, we have put Virginia on the right side of history in one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. But the real heroes are the same-sex couples in Virginia and across this nation who...
  • High Court Refuses To Rule -- and Gives Tacit Victory -- on Same Sex Marriage

    10/06/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ashley Fantz and Bill Mears,
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legal same-sex marriages in five more states. The court refused to hear cases from the states -- Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place. Couples in some of those states began applying for marriage licenses just hours after the Supreme Court's decision. CNN affiliate WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia, captured a same-sex couple who rushed to fill out their marriage license documents. Officials in Virginia began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 1 p.m. Monday. Tony London and Tim Bostic, two plaintiffs in Norfolk,...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 6,2014

    10/06/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 6, 2014 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Megadonors meet behind closed doors to convince GOP to support gay ‘marriage’

    10/06/2014 7:27:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/3/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Billionaire donor Paul Singer held a secret, closed doors meeting with other megadonors to promote same-sex "marriage" within the Republican Party. The Washington Blade reported that Singer and a number of wealthy donors, politicians, and the head of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) met on Thursday to discuss how to swing the GOP in favor of redefining marriage. Relying on four anonymous sources, the Blade found that HRC president Chad Griffin, a Democratic operative, was expected to speak at the event. Prominent Republicans are expected to be in attendance, including former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson, who has led...
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • School divisions not jumping at expanded free lunch program

    10/05/2014 5:28:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2014 | By ZACHARY REID
    A new federal program that makes free breakfast and lunch available to all students, no questions asked, has been slow to catch on in Virginia. Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made wide acceptance of the program — known as the Community Eligibility Provision from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — a key component in her push to expand access to healthful foods to hungry Virginians. “There are 300,000 food-insecure children in Virginia, a number nobody can be comfortable with,” she said. “As a mom, to think about a hungry baby, school child, teenager, it’s very, very painful. … Food...
  • Patient at D.C.'s Howard University Hospital Does Not Have Ebola

    10/04/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    A patient who was evaluated for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient had traveled to Nigeria recently. That person was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and was isolated. The hospital continues to treat the patient for other illnesses. In a White House briefing Friday, Sylvia Burwell, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said of the Howard case, "What you see are people taking precautions." There are no confirmed cases of Ebola...
  • Something Is Rotten in the State of Virginia: Corruption in the McAuliffe administration

    10/04/2014 7:55:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    To the untrained eye, Virginia’s political scandals are beginning to become indistinguishable from one another. Reading reports last night of yet another brouhaha in the mother of states, my tired eyes struggled to place the words on the page in their appropriate context. For a brief moment at least, “McAuliffe” and “McDonnell” were one and the same; “Macca” slurred effortlessly into “Macaca”; and the cardinal sins of job-selling, gift-taking, and good old-fashioned bribery melted into a single morass, leaving me to wonder whether there is anyone left in Richmond who is on the level. Americans are accustomed to wrongdoing in...