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  • Virginia men arrested in takedown of New York gun trafficking ring

    12/07/2016 5:55:47 AM PST · by WayneS · 11 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested four Virginia men who they say were part of a conspiracy to smuggle guns from their home state into New York City for sale on the street. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Clive Dixon, the suspected ringleader of the group, was apprehended along with three of his suppliers following an investigation into the "iron pipeline" of illegally trafficked firearms. Emmanuel Dentmond, 22, and Teal Holt, Jr., 27, were arrested at separate Virginia Beach residences and are currently in the Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting extradition. According to court documents, between March 28, 2016 and November...
  • Local Democrats Express Solidarity With Islamic Extremists in Wake of Election

    12/06/2016 5:18:48 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 6 | John Rossomando
    Some Democratic politicians, eager to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and speak out against hate in the wake of the recent heated presidential election, have thrown their support behind some of the Islamic community’s most extreme elements. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and some local Democratic politicians from Northern Virginia, made this evident when they showed up at a Veterans Day event at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Dar al-Hijrah stands in infamy as the mosque attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers, and as the mosque where the late terrorist leader Anwar Awlaki...
  • Ex-school security officer, gang leader convicted of racketeering, murder

    12/06/2016 5:55:36 AM PST · by fredhead · 4 replies
    WVEC ^ | December 06, 2016 | Staff , WVEC
    A 39-year-old man was convicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy, including murder, attempted murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy, and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, in addition to other charges, Monday. Michael Hopson, also known as "Hop" and "Big Homie," was the leader and founding member of the P-Stones gang. The gang is often referred to as the P-Stone Bloods and Cobra Stones. The gang is from the Denbigh area, and is known for engaging in violent crimes, such as murder and illegal drug trafficking. snip Hopson was also employed as a security guard...
  • VMI, Famed Military Academy, Giving Cadets Coloring Books for Stress

    12/06/2016 4:48:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A prestigious private military school is providing coloring books for cadets to deal with stress. The Virginia Military Institute, the first state-sponsored military college in the country founded in 1839, offers a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.” . . . “This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Racial Gerrymandering

    12/06/2016 2:20:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NBC news ^ | December 5, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday to the issue of race in politics when it hears claims that North Carolina and Virginia packed African-Americans into a small number of voting districts to limit their statewide electoral power. Both cases present challenges to new maps drawn after the 2010 census. In North Carolina the issue is the boundaries for its congressional districts, while in Virginia state legislative districts are contested.
  • College student: ‘I haven’t slept in my room since the election’

    12/04/2016 5:48:49 AM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    “I haven’t slept in my room since the election.” That is the exact headline of an op-ed recently published in The Washington Post by Ian Ware, a sophomore at the University of Virginia studying foreign affairs and American studies. Ware writes he’s avoided his dorm and instead slept on couches, futons, floors and unoccupied beds in his friends’ homes.
  • U. Virginia police officer shouts ‘Make America Great Again,’ forced to resign

    12/04/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 19, 2016
    A University of Virginia police officer has resigned for “abuse of a PA system” after he shouted “Make America Great Again” at students on election night. According to The Cavalier Daily, student protesters who intruded on a Board of Visitors meeting back on the 11th included a demand for the firing of three officers allegedly associated with the public address “abuse,” and wanted a “re-evaluation of […] tuition dollars going to the University Police Department.”
  • Virginia school district bans classic novels over racial slurs

    12/02/2016 7:26:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    WTVR.com (see-BS) ^ | 12-1-16 | WEB STAFF
    ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. -- They've been in classrooms for decades, but two classic American novels are now temporarily banned from Accomack County Public Schools. Use of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and “To Kill a Mockingbird” were suspended after a parent raised concerns about their use of the N-word. “There's so much racial slurs and defensive wording in there that you can't get past that,” the mother said during last month’s school board meeting. “Right now, we are a nation divided as it is." She filed a complaint through a “Request for Reconsideration of Learning Resources” form.
  • Virginia Gov. Says Clintons are Done with Politics

    12/02/2016 12:10:54 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 2, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    After her embarrassing loss in November, Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton flack and the current Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is now saying Hillary Clinton and hubby Bill are finally done with politics. “I think so, sure. I don’t think Hillary has any interest in running again,” McAuliffe said during an “ask the governor” interview on WTOP, according to the Washington Post. McAuliffe, who was a major Clinton fundraiser for years and also once served as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee during the Bush era, said that the past campaign was devastating for the Clintons. “I mean,...
  • Clinton, Kaine planning 'thank you events'

    12/01/2016 4:03:49 PM PST · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's former running mate, said Thursday that he and Clinton would soon appear for a series of "thank you events" in the "next couple of weeks" to show their appreciation for supporters. . . . Kaine argued the Clinton campaign was obligated to participate in a controversial multistate recount effort spearheaded by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. . . . "When Jill Stein, one of the third party candidates, decided to do it, if there's going to be a recount, we have to be at the table to make sure that it's done right," Kaine said....
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • Tim Kaine initially blames ‘gun violence’ for Ohio State car-and-knife attack

    11/30/2016 3:52:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Monday he was saddened by the “senseless act of gun violence” at Ohio State University, even though the attacker used a butcher knife and a car. Mr. Kaine, who ran on the 2016 Democratic ticket with presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was accused of pushing a gun-control agenda after his Twitter post blaming firearms for the siege. Eleven people were injured in a rampage by Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who drove into a crowd on a sidewalk and then chased bystanders with a knife in what is being investigated as a possible act of...
  • McAuliffe Says Clinton Is Finished With Politics

    11/30/2016 1:37:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    McAuliffe Says Clinton Is Finished With Politics BY: Joe Schoffstall November 30, 2016 3:53 pm Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend and associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said Wednesday that he thinks Hillary is finished with politics, the Washington Post reported. During an interview on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” program, McAuliffe said that Clinton’s loss to President-elect Donald Trump has been especially tough for the Clintons. “I mean, this is hard on anybody,” he said. “I mean, can you imagine having to go through this? I’ve had many conversations with the Clinton family. We’re friends. It’s hard, very...
  • Homophobic, sexist, anti-white language abundant in Charlottesville vice mayor's tweets

    11/30/2016 11:44:17 AM PST · by WayneS · 14 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | 11/28/2016 | Anna Higgins & Tim Dodson
    Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy published several tweets between 2009 and 2014 using gay slurs, comments against white people, lewd slang for female genitalia and other profanities. Many of the old tweets show a stark contrast between his more recent posts lauding women’s and LGBTQ rights. Bellamy made his Twitter account private this Saturday.
  • SCHOOL-BOARD MEMBER GOES NUCLEAR ON TRUMP, QUITS

    11/30/2016 6:14:52 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 123 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-30-2016 | Joe Kovacs
    “The country I thought was mine was a mirage. The collective promise of decency and hope is not for me, it’s not for women, or people of color, or LGBTQ people, or the mentally ill, or the disabled, or the people on the edge.” Poore’s resignation letter to the school board cited “personal reasons” for her departure, “not the least of which is my conviction that right now my voice and skill set can best be put to use in other avenues.”
  • Fear the Voting Dead

    11/30/2016 5:25:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2016 | Daniel J. Sobieski
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has been mocked for his tweeted claim that if it were not for illegal aliens voting, he might very well have won the popular as well as the electoral vote. Is his claim less credible than the one put forth by some of Trump’s opponents that Russian hackers got into voting machines that aren’t even connected to the Internet to switch votes around? Trump puts the number at several million. Certainly the number is higher than one, considering the loosening of voting restrictions in recent years, from motor voter laws to same-day registration to handing out...
  • Carrier Corp. Agrees to Keep About 1,000 Jobs at Indiana Plant

    11/29/2016 8:45:40 PM PST · by vooch · 71 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Updated Nov. 29, 2016 9:44 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Carrier Corp. has agreed to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs it had planned to shift to Mexico, after a lobbying effort from the incoming Trump administration.
  • Trump Meets With Former Banker Who Wants to End the Fed

    11/29/2016 1:43:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 47 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 November 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Donald Trump met with former banker John Allison (shown) on Monday in a meeting that was largely ignored by the mainstream media. It remains unclear whether Allison was being interviewed for the job of secretary of the Treasury or was just giving Trump some advice from a free market perspective.Either way, it’s a breath of fresh air in an era where statism and excessive hubris (the idea that mere politicians and economists can guide, even stimulate a $20-trillion-dollar economy with monetary policy) has reigned for decades.Right after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in 1971, Allison joined...
  • Nearly half of Arlington National Cemetery graves could be bare this holiday season

    11/29/2016 12:58:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/16 | Jacqueline Klimas
    The organization that lays wreaths at the graves of fallen veterans has only half the wreaths it needs to ensure one is placed at every grave in Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America has collected sponsorships for about 126,800 wreaths as of Tuesday, but it needs 245,000 to cover every grave at Arlington. As a result, the organization is extending the deadline to sponsor a wreath for Arlington until Dec. 14, when the last truck filled with wreaths leaves Maine bound for Washington, according to a spokeswoman. Wayne Hanson, the Wreaths Across America chairman of the board and location director...
  • Dope=> Tim Kaine Tweets About Gun Violence After Islamist Knife Attack

    11/29/2016 2:52:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov 28th, 2016
    Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP candidate, is back in the news. Today he tweeted after the incident at Ohio State A Somali student ran into a group of fellow students with his car and then got out and stabbed a few more. The terrorist was killed by a campus police officer with a gun.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 28-December 2,2016

    11/28/2016 2:56:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 28,2016 | Mark Levin
    GOOD EVENING!
  • Kaine Tweets OSU ‘Senseless Act of Gun Violence’ – Updates After No Gun Involved

    11/28/2016 2:26:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 28, 2016 | 2:20 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    With early reports of an “active shooter” on the Ohio State University campus Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted about the “senseless act of gun violence” before updating the campus attack was performed with a car and a knife. “Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning. Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community,” Kaine tweeted at 11:58 AM. The Associated Press reports authorities are saying nine people were injured at Ohio State University when an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle...
  • Police: Man arrested in connection with stabbing death of wife in Fairfax County [VA]

    11/28/2016 9:55:54 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    ABC7 (Washington DC) ^ | Monday, November 28th 2016 | ABC7 (Washington DC)
    Ricardo Molina-Martinez. (Fairfax County Police Department) FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (ABC7) — A man was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, who was found stabbed early Monday morning in the Fairfax County part of Alexandria, Fairfax County Police report.
  • Steve Bannon talks Richmond, Virginia roots, says Trump will condemn all forms of racism

    11/27/2016 6:56:31 PM PST · by HokieMom · 11 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 26, 2016 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    For Martin Bannon, a former telephone company lineman and splicer who worked his way into management without a college degree, the AT&T stock was sacrosanct. That all changed during the panicked days of the 2008 financial crisis. As the market plummeted, Bannon, who raised five children on Richmond’s North Side, cashed out the stock that held virtually his entire net worth. When Steve Bannon saw Wall Street’s recklessness hit home and the impact on his father, it fueled his rage against a system he now describes as “socialism for the wealthy,” where benefits accrue to those at the top while...
  • How American Coal Could Come Back Leaner and Cleaner

    11/25/2016 2:22:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Christopher Mendoza
    It’s been a wild month for the U.S. coal In reality, new technologies mean coal power can be made cleaner than ever. By the EPA’s own measure, emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants released by coal plants have fallen by more than half over the last 40 years. There have been tremendous breakthroughs in clean coal technology, which uses carbon capture and storage (CCS) to remove the vast majority of carbon dioxide from coal power emissions. If this technology were given a genuine chance rather than being written off as a myth, clean energy might not have to mean...
  • Judge Spanks Transgender-Obsessed Obama: You Lie!

    11/26/2016 4:16:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 11/23/2016 | WND Staff
    Reaffirms nationwide injunction blocking White House policy for schools (WND) – For a third time, a federal judge has affirmed a nationwide injunction against the Obama administration’s agenda to impose mandatory open-restroom policies on schools from coast to coast, scolding the White House for repeating old arguments and catching those who submitted the newest arguments in a lie. The ruling this week from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor left intact his nationwide injunction against Obama’s decision that transgender public school students can use the restroom of their choice, rather than the restroom designated for their biological gender. The White House...
  • IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast

    11/25/2016 1:37:31 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 25, 2016 | Staff
    A US serviceman has been killed by an improvised explosive device while fighting against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, officials say. The soldier, who has not been named, died after the device detonated in Ayn Issa, north of the IS stronghold Raqqa. It is the first such death since US special forces deployed in Syria in October 2015.
  • Politico editor resigns after calling for 'baseball bat' attacks on white nationalist leader

    11/22/2016 5:10:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/16 | David Martosko
    Politico editor resigns after calling for 'baseball bat' attacks on white nationalist leader – and posting his home address on Facebook The national editor of Politico's weekly news magazine resigned his position on Tuesday after he came under fire for advocating baseball-bat attacks on a white supremacist leader – and publishing the address of the man's two homes. Michael Hirsh stepped down just hours after writing on Twitter that Americans should 'stop whining about Richard B. Spencer,' whom he called a 'Nazi,' and exercise your rights as decent Americans.' 'Here are his home addresses,' Hirsh added, providing one in Montana...
  • Students prep for 'fundamentally different viewpoints' at Thanksgiving

    11/22/2016 12:47:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 22, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Colleges across the country are preparing students for encounters with relatives who might hold different opinions as they depart from their academic bubbles for the Thanksgiving holiday. At the College of William and Mary, for instance, students were invited to attend a “Thanksgiving Toolkit” event where they would learn “how to handle politically-motivated family conflict” that could erupt over the dinner table.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 21-25,2016

    11/21/2016 4:13:08 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 21,2016 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening And Happy Thanksgiving Day Week!
  • Virginia Universities Battling Free Speech

    11/19/2016 4:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | James G. Robertson
    Three universities in Virginia associated with our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, James Madison University, and George Mason University, are embroiled in free speech battles over what faculty, students, and employees can or cannot say. University of VirginiaLast week, UVa faculty released a letter to President Sullivan wherein they requested that she stop quoting Thomas Jefferson in mass emails to faculty, students, and employees. For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey (here.) Ostensibly, the rationale had something to do...
  • Will Jim Webb Be Trump's Secretary Of Defense?

    11/19/2016 12:28:06 AM PST · by Sontagged · 94 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 11/16/16 | Will Rahn
    Jim Webb is, at least in a nominal sense, a Democrat. Last year, he briefly pursued the Democratic nomination for president, a run best remembered for his joke about killing the Vietnamese soldier who threw a grenade at him. Now Webb is singing Donald Trump’s praises, and may have his eye on a cabinet job. “I would like to salute Donald Trump for his tenacity and for the uniqueness of his campaign,” Webb during a speech to a hundred or so attendees at a foreign policy symposium in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. To hear Webb tell it, in fact, he...
  • Kaine says he's not going to run for president in 2020

    11/17/2016 10:08:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | ALAN SUDERMAN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he'll seek re-election in 2018 but is ruling out a presidential bid in 2020. The former Democratic vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that his decision is final.
  • Metro’s crumbling crossties may be too small to begin with

    11/17/2016 10:13:41 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 17, 2016 | Max Smith
    The Federal Transit Administration is raising questions about whether Metro rail ties are the proper size to keep tracks safely in place. A federal inspection report released Wednesday says inspectors have “consistently noted” WMATA crossties on mainline track that are 7 1/2 inches. Metro’s own standards call for rail ties at switches to have at least an 8-inch face. The inspection report noted that as of Sept. 24, Metro had not responded to federal inspectors’ questions about crossties that are a half inch narrower than internal standards. It is not clear how many of the smaller crossties exist in the...
  • Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart surprises Short Pump shoppers

    11/17/2016 9:44:54 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2016 | Brandon Shulleeta
    A customer of the Walmart in Short Pump said she was surprised Tuesday evening when she saw a man drinking what appeared to be liquor inside the store — but that surprise turned to bewilderment when she also spotted a dead deer in a shopping cart. Denise Collier-Bailey said she and her teenage daughter were at the Walmart about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, returning an item to the store, when they spotted the bloody deer carcass in a shopping cart as two men sat nearby at the entrance of the store, casually talking and laughing. Collier-Bailey’s daughter took photos of the...
  • Jim Webb applauds Donald Trump, says election shows Democrats have lost white working class

    11/17/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by WayneS · 53 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 11/15/2016 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    As many Democrats cope with their shock and dismay at Donald Trump’s victory, former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia on Tuesday saluted the president-elect, railed against elitism and accused his party of abandoning “white working people.” http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_632741ab-b3ec-546d-af5c-585d8c483e87.html
  • Students, Professors Send Letter to UVA Head Criticizing Her For Quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/16/2016 12:04:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 15 November 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Snowflake university culture in America may have just hit peak safe-space stupidity. Here’s what happened according to the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily: :: Several professors on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves. “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are...
  • Jim Webb: White Working People ‘Don’t Think Democrats Like Them’

    11/16/2016 7:20:36 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2016 | Pam Key
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) said part of the reason Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost is because white working people feel like they have become a “whipping post” for the Democratic Party’s “interest group politics,” which has made them think Democrats don’t like them... He continued, “What I think has happened, I mention in there from the immigration act of 1965 forward, the ethnic and racial makeup of the country has dramatically changed, but the laws with respect to affirmative action and diversity have not. I mean, the laws were originally designed to help African-Americans move away from what...
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 14-25,2016

    11/14/2016 3:03:20 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 14,2016 | Mark Levin
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  • Professors ask [UVa Pres] Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson [ed]

    11/14/2016 11:49:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | November 13, 2016 | Kate Bellows
    Several groups on Grounds collaborated to write a letter to University President Teresa Sullivan against the inclusion of a Thomas Jefferson quote in her post-election email Nov. 9. In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.
  • University Admissions Officer Blasts Christians and Conservatives as “Worthless Trash”

    11/14/2016 9:22:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13 | klukowski
    FAIRFAX, Va.—A top admissions officer at George Mason University (GMU) condemns faithful Christians and conservatives as “worthless trash,” a sentiment that could alarm thousands of high school students seeking admission to the university, and raises serious First Amendment problems if it impacts any admission decisions.
  • UPDATE: Police clearing mall and no one in custody yet, shots fired in Crossgates Mall [Albany]

    11/12/2016 1:07:56 PM PST · by Shady · 48 replies
    WTEN Website ^ | WTEN News
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS 10) – New York State Police say multiple police departments are on scene at Crossgates Mall currently sweeping inside the mall after reports of shots fired. Witnesses on scene say the mall is on lockdown. Police are currently evacuating the stores inside the mall. No reports of injuries or arrests made. We have multiple crews on scene.
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • 13 red, purple state Dems face re-election in age of Trump

    11/11/2016 2:50:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    MSN AP ^ | November 11, 2016
    A long list of Senate Democrats who face re-election in 2018 are from states Donald Trump won or nearly won on Election Day. That could mean a politically excruciating next two years for many of them, and for party leaders trying to chart a legislative path as the new age of Trump. The election two years from now had already looked difficult for Senate Democrats, who must defend 25 seats compared to just eight held by Republicans. The Democrats' list includes two independents, Vermont's Bernie Sanders and Maine's Angus King, who align with them. Of those 25 senators, 13 are...
  • Tim Kaine Commends Hillary with a Communist Poet

    11/11/2016 5:48:46 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2016 | PAUL KENGOR
    Hillary Clinton’s concession speech the day after her stunning loss to Donald Trump was a historic moment. She was gracious and remarkably strong and poised given the political and emotional enormity of what had happened to her. But surely the weirdest part of the moment was her introduction by her running mate and comrade, Tim Kaine, the left-wing Catholic and “social justice” warrior.In a brief preamble to Hillary’s big moment, Kaine tried to set the stage by invoking an unlikely pair of sources: the New Testament and Langston Hughes, a celebrated early-twentieth century communist poet, a fact that 99...
  • 12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

    11/10/2016 5:11:46 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 11-10-16 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND, Va. — Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” Troopers responded to Interstate 95 around 10 p.m. and guided a large group of protesters off the highway, state police said. More than an hour later, troopers were called to the Downtown Expressway, where protesters sat in lanes and many refused...
  • Virginia University Offers 'Healing Space' for Distraught #NeverTrump Students

    11/10/2016 6:03:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 9, 2016 | J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    George Mason University is offering a "healing space" gathering for students distraught over President-Elect Donald Trump's victory. The snowflakes unable to cope with Trump's win gathered after Student Body President Nathan Pittman sent an email with the subject header "2016 Post-Election Healing Space" to all Mason students. It said:
  • BREAKING: Republican HQ vandalized, interstate blocked as over 1000 march in Richmond

    11/09/2016 7:42:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 193 replies
    NBC12 ^ | 11-9-2016 | NBC 12
    LIVE: Anti-trump protesters shut down I-95S in RVA Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters have gathered in Richmond a day after the presidential election. Protesters flooded the street, shutting down roads and chanting anti-Trump messages. The Republican headquarters in downtown Richmond was vandalized, with windows smashed after someone threw a pumpkin at the door. The doorbell was also broken, and graffiti was painted on the building. Protesters then marched onto the interstate, blocking southbound traffic.
  • Matt Rowe(D) Virginia CD1 Campaigning at Polling Station

    11/08/2016 3:15:24 PM PST · by DataDink · 16 replies
    I was giving out sample ballots at a library that is being used as a polling place tonight and Matt Rowe showed up to introduce himself to voters. Well inside of the 40' radius of the door. He is running against Rob Wittman