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  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,June 27-July 1,2016

    06/27/2016 2:20:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 27, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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. 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...
  • Supreme Court Vacates McDonnell's Corruption Conviction

    06/27/2016 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ExNewsExSpook · 43 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 27 June 2013 | Travis Fain
    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on corruption charges Monday morning. The decision was unanimous, according to SCOTUSblog, which is tracking opinion releases this morning in Washington, D.C. The court overturned a decsion that rose out of the U.S. District Court in Richmond, then was affirmed by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The nut of the government's case against McDonnell, and his wife Maureen, was this: In taking some $177,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams, and then setting meetings Williams sought to gain legitimacy for a controversial dietary supplement, the McDonnells engaged...
  • Democratic Sen. (Tim Kaine, VA) Calls For Ammunition Control [VIDEO]

    06/26/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who is on the shortlist to be Hillary Clinton's vice president, called for limiting the size of magazines on semi-automatic rifles. In an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Chuck Todd asked, "Are you in favor of an assault-weapons ban?" "I have voted for it,” Kaine said. “But I think there’s a better way to go at the problem and that is limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips."
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Could Delegate's New Lawsuit Derail Trump's Nomination?

    06/24/2016 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday challenging a state law that binds delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention. The outcome of the lawsuit could have significant implications for Donald Trump's nomination, as it will be a test case of a key argument being pushed by some Trump opponents who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
  • Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in Virginia

    06/24/2016 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Scher
    As congressional Democrats spent the week pressing for the passage of new gun control legislation, violent felons in Virginia were able to take steps towards having their right to own a firearm restored thanks to action taken by the state’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. When McAuliffe restored the voting rights for 206,000 felons in a move critics say was politically motivated, he also opened the door for those felons to have their right to own a firearm restored. Previously, felons would individually have to petition the executive branch to have their civil rights restored. Petitioners would have to fill out...
  • Court to school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom [VA]

    06/23/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the Gloucester County School board to let Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity when he returns for his senior year of high school this fall. […] The order comes after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the school board’s policy barring Grimm from using the boys restroom violated Title IX, the...
  • Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

    04/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/16 | Moriah Balingit
    A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discrimination grounds because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom. In backing high school junior Gavin Grimm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deferred to the U.S. Education Department’s position that transgender students should have access to the bathrooms that match their gender identities rather than being forced to use bathrooms that match their biological sex. The department has said that requiring transgender students to use a bathroom that corresponds with...
  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    06/23/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 301 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Matthew Nussbaum
    A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House early Thursday. The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both supported the measure. Ryan was commended for allowing a vote on the controversial measure, but has since limited what amendments can be offered on the floor.
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Trump Regrets Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’

    06/20/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 6-20-2016 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump admitted that he regrets calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" because "I think it's a tremendous insult to Pocahontas." In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, Trump unleashed on Warren, arguing that she "wouldn't" be his first choice to be ambassador to Tonga. "You know she's been a very, very poor senator," Trump insisted. "You know the funny thing about Elizabeth Warren, she's been a lousy senator. She's done a terrible job." When asked if he regrets calling Warren "Pocahontas," Trump replied, "I do. I do regret calling her Pocahontas because I...
  • Swing State Polls Show Close Race Between Clinton,Trump (PA Tied)

    06/20/2016 5:04:58 PM PDT · by LS · 71 replies
    PPP per Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2016 | Mike Flynn
    A recent round of polls in battleground states shows the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump much tighter than national polling. Traditional swing states show a battle similar to the fight in 2012 between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, with one exception. The emergence of Pennsylvania as a toss-up contest has already shifted the landscape ahead of November.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,June 20-24,2016

    06/20/2016 2:54:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mark Levin
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  • Keith Nahigian Hired For Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 8:24:52 AM PDT · by proust · 50 replies
    regated ^ | 6/20/2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Earlier this morning, The Donald Trump campaign called for an emergency meeting in order to discuss the future. A few things happened: Corey Lewandowski was fired from the campaign, and another man was brought on.
  • Did ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Sleep Here? Farmer Sues Green Group Over Claim

    06/20/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    No historical evidence locates Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on what is now Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, on the evening of July 18, 1861, three days before the First Battle of Bull Run. So why would a prestigious state preservation group represent that as a fact? The current owner of the farm, Martha Boneta, has sued the Piedmont Environmental Council, a nonprofit land trust, accusing the organization of knowingly making a false historical claim when selling her the property. The environmental council, Boneta claims in the lawsuit, told her the celebrated Civil War general bivouacked on the open...
  • Rolling Stone Writer: NRA the ‘Greatest Threat to Our Homeland Security’

    06/19/2016 10:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom Johnson
    Omar Mateen claimed at various times to be aligned with terrorist groups including ISIS, Hezbollah, and the al-Nusra Front. Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson does not consider any of those bloodthirsty outfits “the greatest threat to our homeland security today.” That description, Dickinson argues, best fits the National Rifle Association. “The NRA's unhinged gun advocacy,” he wrote in a Wednesday article, “has created a soft underbelly to our homeland security that radicals are exploiting to inflict mass murder.” Dickinson declared, “Make no mistake: The NRA paved the way for the Orlando attack,” given that -- “ The NRA's lobbyists and political...
  • Trump may still be “Going Red” in bellwether counties

    06/18/2016 11:35:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 18,2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    A couple of weeks ago we got the first hint of what was going on in these locales from Axiom Strategies. Even as his national numbers were sinking, Trump was holding on pretty well in those counties. Now they’ve gone even deeper into this particular geographic analysis, and as Politico Reports, Hillary Clinton has a fight on her hands that she’s currently losing. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proved to be bellwethers in the past four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and...
  • 'Hell No!' Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers

    06/18/2016 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers. The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” But apparently the cashier at the Cook Out in Colonial Heights does not believe Trump can make America great again. Nor do they believe his supporters deserve to eat Cook Out hamburgers. Riggs explained what happened during the June...
  • BOOM! Establishment Congressman Loses Primary To Pro-Trump Challenger

    06/18/2016 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | June 18, 2016
    It’s the very thing the GOP Establishment fears most – loss of control. This week, an example of that diminished control reverberated throughout D.C. as challenger Scott Taylor, who is a former Navy SEAL and current Virginia State Representative, defeated longtime Republican Congressman Randy Forbes. Taylor supported Donald Trump and Trump’s America-first economic platform. Randy Forbes did not. Virginia voters just fired Randy Forbes. Taylor hosted a Virginia Trump rally as far back as September, and has since repeated his plan to support the New York billionaire in his upcoming presidential battle against Hillary Clinton. .. Reports indicate a stunned...
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • Scott Taylor beats Randy Forbes to claim nomination in second district

    06/18/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | June 14, 2016
    State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly." What may also have helped is...
  • 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.
  • Jody Hice pushes for Nancy Reagan Memorial Park

    06/16/2016 6:06:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2016
    An airplane landing at Reagan National Airport, over Gravelly Point Park — which some say should be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. (ted eylan) In the typical whirlwind of legislation comes H.R. 5457, a nice breeze of a bill was introduced this week by Rep. Jody Hice. The Georgia Republican simply proposes that Gravelly Point Park — located on the Potomac River at the foot of the main runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport — be renamed Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. It is a petite, scenic and unique park. Aircraft thunder directly overhead, families picnic, and the grand...
  • Virginia voters bag another gop establishment tool! (vanity)

    06/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 63 replies
    Virginia Department of Elections | 6-14-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Second Congressional District in Virginia. Tidewater area for the Virginia challenged. 135 of 180 precincts reporting: Pat Cardwell 2213 votes 6.83% J. Randy Forbes 13165 40.61% Scott W. Taylor 17,039 52.56% Scott Taylor is in the House of Delegates, former SEAL and all around good troop. This is a relatively safe gop district, so he'll likely win the general. Randy Forbes is a carpetbagger from western tidewater, 4th district. He doesn't live in the 2nd. His 4th district was redrawn and is now leaning rat. The incumbent in the 2nd decided to retire to let Forbes run for the seat....
  • 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...
  • ‘Oh not for you!’ Trump supporters say restaurant refused to serve them

    06/13/2016 7:35:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Fox 13, Salt Lake City ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- Dressed in Donald Trump shirts and hats, the family walked up to the window at the Cook Out on Boulevard in Colonial Heights to order burgers and milkshakes. "As soon as we got to the window, someone inside said 'Hell no! I'm not serving them,'" Riggs told WTVR. After a few minutes of discussion behind the window, their orders were eventually taken. "Everyone was laughing and giggling," Riggs said about the uncomfortable situation. At one point, she said, an employee yelled that an order was ready, but when her cousin went to the window to claim...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,June 13-17,2016

    06/13/2016 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 115 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 13, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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. 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...
  • Amazing: Media Says Motives Unclear. Compares Attack Mass Shooting At VA Tech/Sandyhook

    06/12/2016 7:57:41 AM PDT · by CWW · 107 replies
    WDBO radio 965 Orlando ^ | 06-12-2016 | Cww
    Incredibly, WDB0 96.5 is actually comparing this terrorist attack to the mass shootings at Sandyhook and Virginia Tech. And they also stated that it's not certain whether there is any relationship between t is actually comparing this terrorist attack to the mass shootings at Sandyhook and Virginia Tech. Then, why would knowledge Ing that the shooter may be Muslim, they state that there is insufficient evidence to know whether not he was motivated by radical Islam. How can media make statements like this when it is admitted that this shooter is the son of afghans, and that he was already...
  • So how is Trump's Pocahontas remark racist? (vanity)

    06/11/2016 9:18:08 AM PDT · by Crucial · 60 replies
    6/11/2016 | Myself
    Donald Trump continues to call Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" and is being called a racist for doing so. So let's go through this charge in a straightforward and logical way, a way which escapes too many Americans, particularly liberals. Elizabeth Warren lied on her college admission aplications that she was native American even though she has no Native American ancestry. Elizabeth Warren is Lilly white. Warren claims one side of her family has Indian descendents and then flip flops and says the other side has them. Elizabeth Warren will not release genealogical records. It's obvious Warren is a fraud. It's also...
  • 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...
  • Caught on camera: Business owner fights back with robbery suspect

    06/11/2016 4:25:32 AM PDT · by csvset · 36 replies
    Wavy ^ | 8 june 2016 | By Jason Marks
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — When Keqiu Wang and her husband Jiamde Lin opened Crazy Wings last year, they didn’t realize things could get so crazy. “I just hate the bad people,” Wang said. On Sunday night, a 19-year-old walked into the restaurant on Ballentine Boulevard in Norfolk. Wang said the teen didn’t cover his face and that he had a gun. “He told me, ‘Open the drawer,'” she said. Wang wasn’t just about to hand over the money, though. “I fought with him and then Lin came in and I got the gun,” she said. Surveillance video captured the whole...
  • UPDATE: 5 arrested for disorderly conduct outside Trump rally

    06/10/2016 6:51:44 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/10/16 | Staff
    UPDATE: 5 arrested for disorderly conduct outside Trump rally From staff reports | Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:00 pm Update: Five people have been arrested for disorderly conduct outside the Richmond Coliseum, according to Richmond police. Around 9 p.m., there was a moment of hostility outside the Coliseum between what appeared to Trump supporters and Trump protesters while the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke inside. Punches were thrown as protesters started scuffling with police. Police brought out riot shields, though tempers seem to have cooled and protesters moved away from the coliseum. At least two men were taken aside...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • Crowd starts to gather for Trump rally at Richmond Coliseum

    06/10/2016 3:19:09 PM PDT · by randita · 21 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 6/10/16 | Staff
    Crowd starts to gather for Trump rally at Richmond Coliseum From staff reports | Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:08 pm Secret service arrives at Richmond Coliseum to prepare the rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, June 10, 2016. Hours before Donald Trump was scheduled to speak at the Richmond Coliseum, people were gathering outside the venue. Secret Service and Richmond police were first on the scene around 3 p.m., and shortly after vendors, Trump supporters and protesters started arriving. Doors opened for the event at 5 p.m.; the event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m....
  • David Brat: The Paul Ryan Puerto Rico Rescue Bill “Turns People Into Subjects”…

    06/10/2016 2:04:44 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 10, 2016 | sundance
    Yesterday House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed through a Puerto Rico Rescue bill called PROMESA. The details of the bill are fundamentally challenging to understand in scope, however, the key aspect to remember is the underlying benefactor(s) – Wall Street. While Ryan is severely adverse to PROMESA being called a bailout, that’s exactly what it is – only worse. The plan structurally changes the dynamics of how State debt is repaid, and the considerations for bondholders under the 5th amendment (seizure of private property w/out compensation); which will lead to a guaranteed bondholder bailout. However, beyond the ‘bailout’ aspect there is...
  • LIVE STREAM:Trump in Richmond, VA 6/10/2016 @ The Coliseum 8pm EDT

    06/10/2016 12:18:51 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 846 replies
    Friday, June 10, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Richmond, VA at the Richmond Coliseum beginning at 8:00 PM EDT. Richmond Coliseum @ 7PM EDT The Neighborhoods
  • Schedule | Donald J Trump for President

    06/09/2016 8:32:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | June 9th, 2016
    Friday, June 10, 2016 - Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum 8:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Tampa, FL Tampa Convention Center 11:00 AM Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA Atlantic Aviation 3:00 PM Monday, June 13, 2016 - ​Manchester, NH Saint Anselm College 2:30 PM Monday, June 13, 2016 - ​Portsmouth, NH Great Bay Community College 6:00 PM
  • Washington National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 6/9/16 | Clyde Hughes
    he Washington National Cathedral will remove Confederate flag images from its stained glass windows that honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, it announced in a statement Wednesday. The cathedral ordered a five-member task force to examine the windows in order to determine their future, the cathedral said in its news release. Though it voted unanimously to remove the Confederate flag images, the task force also decided to host a public discussion on the future of the windows to start July 17. "The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery and instead...
  • (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...
  • Hollywood's top stars speak out in support of Israel

    08/24/2014 6:49:59 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 25th August 2014 | Jason Taylor
    A STRING of top Hollywood A-listers have signed a petition backing Israel and condemning Hamas. Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen, Sylvester Stallone and Minnie Driver were among nearly 200 famous signatories urging the terror organisation to stop firing rockets into Israel and work towards peace. Director Ivan Reitman, writer Aaron Sorkin and Roseanne Barr also signed the petition, which was published in the magazines Billboard, Variety and Hollywood Reporter. It comes after other celebrities, including Penelope Cruz, Rihanna and Selena Gomez criticised Israel's response to the rocket attacks. The petition - which asks Hamas to remember that 'Children...
  • Roseanne to Cosby: Slam Israel, regain reputation

    12/03/2014 11:42:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    A Tweet appeared on her page, playing on allegations that Hollywood big wigs are anti-Israel, suggesting that this wave of bad press would pass if the comedian took a stand against Israel Roseanne Barr has a solution for Bill Cosby: Condemn Israel, and rape allegations will go away. Barr has been extremely vocal on Twitter since reports broke that 77-year-old Cosby is being accused of sexually harassing eighteen different women on separate occasions throughout his fruitful comedy career. A Tweet appeared recently on her page, playing on allegations that Hollywood big wigs are anti-Israel, suggesting that this wave of bad...
  • Charlotte vet says he was fired for lowering flag on Memorial Day

    06/06/2016 10:11:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 3, 2016 | MICHAEL GORDON
    When Charlotte veteran Allen Thornwell lowered his employer’s American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day, he says he did not think to ask permission or consider the possibility that he had done anything wrong. Instead, the 29-year-old former Marine, who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he was thinking about his country, the meaning of the holiday and his best friend, Geoff, another Marine who killed himself two years ago after returning stateside. On Tuesday, Thornwell was fired. A manager at the placement service that arranged the vet’s job at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte told him...
  • Mark Levin Show M-F 6PM-9PM EDT WABC AM June 6-10,2016

    06/06/2016 2:28:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 133 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 6, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Mark Levin Show is on-the-air: "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. 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...
  • White House takes measured stance on Israeli aid ship attack (But not Hillary)

    06/01/2010 5:19:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 331+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2010 | Sam Youngman and Jared Allen
    The White House and lawmakers on Tuesday refrained from condemning a deadly Israeli attack on Gaza-bound ships carrying humanitarian aid. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs would not go much further than a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned the loss of life without criticizing Israel’s actions. Gibbs echoed the resolution calling for the U.N. investigation of the incident to be “prompt, impartial, credible and transparent.” At least 10 civilians were killed in the attack, and many were wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, but he...
  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • Lawyers in Rolling Stone lawsuit acknowledge ‘Jackie’ has ties to fake persona

    06/01/2016 1:42:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 8 replies
    Lawyers representing a University of Virginia student at the center of a debunked gang-rape allegation have acknowledged in court papers that the student has ties to a fake persona she once named as the ringleader of the alleged attack. Filed in federal court Tuesday, the papers are part of an ongoing lawsuit a U-Va. associate dean filed against Rolling Stone magazine, arguing that the magazine published a defamatory account of how the Charlottesville school handles sexual assaults. The legal team representing “Jackie” acknowledged that they had recently accessed a Yahoo e-mail account for “Haven Monahan,” who the U-Va. student alleged...
  • FEDERAL APPEALS COURT WON'T RECONSIDER RULING IN FAVOR OF VIRGINIA TRANSGENDER TEEN

    06/01/2016 4:56:10 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 16 replies
    ABC11 ^ | 5/31/16 | AP
    ICHMOND, Va. -- The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling on the matter. The Gloucester County School Board had asked for a review by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel said in a 2-1 decision last month that a Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boy's restroom. In his dissent of Tuesday's decision denying...