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  • Portions of Orange and Silver lines to remain closed following Metro derailment

    07/29/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Fraxinus · 7 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Moore
    Because of a derailment at the East Falls Church Metro station portions of the Orange and Silver lines will remain closed for the rest of the day. WASHINGTON — Service on parts of the Orange and Silver Lines will remain suspended through at least Saturday, following an early-morning derailment near the East Falls Church station that damaged two train cars, sent one rider to the hospital and scrambled passengers’ Friday morning commutes. Service on the Silver Line between the McLean and Ballston stations and on the Orange Line between West Falls Church and Ballston will remain suspended through the end...
  • 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

    07/29/2016 3:17:23 AM PDT · by knarf · 71 replies
    Election Central ^ | July 29, 2016
    So much time between now and then.
  • Government pays to house poor in luxury apartments with pools, wine cellars

    03/23/2015 3:56:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 23, 2015 | Luke Rosiak
    Verde Point is a self-described "luxury apartment" complex with a rooftop pool and "personal wine storage" that is currently accepting public housing assistance recipients who will live there practically for free, courtesy of the taxpayers — at least until they become gainfully employed and their incomes rise. That's when the pool parties and wine tastings end and they will have to downgrade to a more middle-class abode. The Gramercy is another luxury apartment, also in Arlington, Va., where holders of the federal vouchers formerly known as Section 8 can live, taking advantage of its "massage room and sauna" and "clubroom...
  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • Tim Kaine, Hillary's 'safe' choice, gets kid-glove treatment from the media

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

    07/25/2016 1:45:19 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 23, 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. Appointing a Muslim Brotherhood Front Leader Who Supports Hamas In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting.
  • LIVE:7/25/2016 Trump & Pence Roanoke, VA @ 3pm ET & Trump Winston-Salem @ 8pm ET.

    07/24/2016 6:52:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,303 replies
    Monday, July 25, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence Town hall event in Roanoke, VA at the Hotel Roanoke & Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Roanoke, VA Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET Hotel Roanoke Convention Center Monday, July 25, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Winston-Salem, NC at the Winston Salem Fairground Annex. Live coverage begins at 8:00 PM ET. Winston-Salem, NC Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 4:30 PM ET...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

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

    07/24/2016 2:27:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    He couldn't be Hillary's Vice President without ties to the Democratic party's friends at the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. A Muslim organization against Islamism criticized the appointment and reckless lack of vetting. Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” A Chicago Tribune investigation in 2004 confirmed it, as well as MAS’ crafty use of deceptive semantics to appear moderate. Convicted terrorist...
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

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

    07/23/2016 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23Jul 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s newly-announced running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups. [snip]
  • Governor Tim Kaine surrenders Virginia to Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

    07/23/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by euram · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 23, 2007 | Christine
    This last weekend, the Commonwealth of Virginia was signed over to the Muslim Brotherhood, care of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Kaine must be hoping for a VP nomination from Obama — after all, if the Democrat Party presidential ticket needs a Southerner, he’d better prove his dhimmitudiness early in the game.
  • Tim Kaine Selected Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential Running Mate

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

    07/22/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by fision · 187 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/2016
    HILLARY CHOOSES KAINE Clinton taps Virginia senator as VP running mate FBI DOUBLE STANDARD? Senator stiff-armed over Clinton treatment concerns
  • Tim Kaine accepted $160K in gifts as governor

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

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

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

    07/22/2016 5:59:25 PM PDT · by drpix · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/27/2007 | staff
    RICHMOND, Va. – A controversial leader of a U.S. Muslim group resigned from a Virginia state board hours after Gov. Tim Kaine learned during a radio call-in show about incendiary comments the appointee made about Israel, Islam and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Esam Omeish, who is a top surgeon at a Washington, D.C., area hospital, also is seen in videos found on YouTube.com that show him advocating "the jihad way," decrying the Israeli invasion last year of Lebanon, and calling for President Bush's impeachment. - cont'd -
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 87 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...
  • Michelle Malkin to Lead Rally to 'Light the White House Blue' Friday July 22, 7:45 p.m.

    07/22/2016 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans." -Donald Trump just now. Can I get an AMEN? Trump's forceful defense of our men & women in blue tonight at the GOP Convention is one of the top reasons I will unapologetically support him over lawless Hillary in November. How about you? If you are in the D.C. area tomorrow night, please meet me for #bluelightfriday at the White House at sundown! I'll be holding vigil for the fallen with my friend, former NYPD officer John Cardillo, and many other retired/active-duty LEOs and friends/families/supporters of LEOs. We're lighting...
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

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

    07/21/2016 12:53:19 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-21-16 | Amie Parnes
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the clear favorite a day before Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her running mate. Clinton confidants and allies believe Kaine is the leading contender. And some top allies have recommended that Clinton pick the Virginia Democrat. “I would bet all my chips on Kaine,” one confidant of Clinton said on Thursday. Kaine has long been seen as a favorite to be Clinton’s running mate, though a number of other names have made the cut.
  • NEVER TRUMP IS OFFICIALLY DEAD AND BURIED:HOW KEN CUCCINELLI, MIKE LEE SOLD OUT GRASSROOTS FOR CONVE

    07/19/2016 11:12:11 AM PDT · by orchestra · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 July 2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    (Full title)‘Never Trump Is Officially Dead and Buried’: How Ken Cuccinelli, Mike Lee Sold Out Grassroots for Convention Floor Spectacle CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ken Cuccinelli of the Senate Conservatives Fund and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sold out grassroots conservatives so they could make a spectacle on the floor of the Republican National Convention as part of the last dying breaths of the “Never Trump” collective, which is now officially dead, Breitbart News has confirmed. A senior Republican involved in the negotiations told Breitbart News that Cuccinelli and Lee “were given an opportunity to accept two different proposals by the RNC...
  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    Sorry, page would not let me to excerpt anything, need to go to the link to read article.
  • 13 arrested after Black Lives Matter protesters shut down I-95 in Richmond

    07/18/2016 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wric.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Will Armbruster and Tracey Smith
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Black Lives Matter protesters took to Interstate 95 in downtown Richmond Monday afternoon, creating major backups during rush hour. At roughly 5:45 p.m., a group of nearly 20 protesters briefly occupied all southbound travel lanes at mile marker 76.5 near the Belvidere exit, bringing traffic to a standstill.
  • Confirmed: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

    07/17/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The 28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks have finally been released (albeit with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one President who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they confirm that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government. The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid al-Mindhar and...
  • Calling All Free Republic Members in Northern Virginia!

    07/16/2016 6:12:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 14, 2016
    Fairfax County Public Schools Transgender Policy: Protest July 21 outside Gatehouse Administration Center -- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA ... On Thursday, July 21, the Fairfax County School Board will discuss the new transgender "guidelines" which will go into effect in fall 2016. The "guidelines" include language which could eviscerate free speech for FCPS students, both in and out of school. It also opens up private facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms to anyone, regardless of biological gender, as long as the person claims to "identify" with the gender that the facility serves. Unlike the regular meeting,...
  • Notes from the (campaign) front - vanity

    07/16/2016 11:33:35 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 33 replies
    7-16-16 | RKBA Democrat
    I spent another morning knocking on doors for the Trump/Pence campaign and wanted to give my after action report. For those of you who aren't aware, the gop is in charge of the "ground game" for Get Out The Vote (GOTV). What that means as a practical matter is that volunteers and a handful of paid staffers are knocking on doors, surveying potential voters, identifying people who are pro-Trump/ pro-gop and trying to bring in a November victory. I'm one of those volunteers knocking on doors. Myself and my partner were assigned a fairly stable, working class neighborhood. And unlike...
  • Twitter says Marylanders and Virginians hate their jobs

    07/16/2016 5:07:04 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 July 2016 | Jeff Clabaugh | @wtopclabaugh
    WASHINGTON — If what is posted on Twitter is a fair indication, people in Maryland and Virginia don’t much like their jobs. Online jobs site Monster.com and social intelligence company Brandwatch studied a year’s worth of Twitter posts from across the country and analyzed posts specifically about jobs. The study puts both Maryland and Virginia in the top 10 for job haters. It is the second year Monster and Brandwatch have conducted the study. It analyzed two million English-language tweets. The top 10 states where people on Twitter hate their jobs at a higher ratio than loving their jobs are...
  • VA Board of Education to hold public hearings across Virginia

    07/15/2016 2:05:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    from an email
    The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and school resources. The hearings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: Thursday, July 14 - Manassas 6:30 pm Osbourn High School (Auditorium) 9005 Tudor Lane Manassas, VA 20110 Tuesday, July 19 - Williamsburg-James City County 6:30 pm Lafayette High School (Auditorium) 4460 Longhill Road Williamsburg, VA 23188 Wednesday, August 24 - Abingdon 6:30 pm Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center One Partnership Cir Abingdon, VA 24210 Thursday,...
  • Someone vandalized Richmond, VA Police Memorial

    07/14/2016 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    CBS 6 ^ | 7/13/2016
    A red, spray painted X was discovered on the Police Memorial statue in Richmond Wednesday morning. The words "JUSTICE FOR ALTON" were painted along the base of the memorial. Red paint also covered the faces of the officer and child on the statue. A red, spray painted X was discovered on the Police Memorial statue in Richmond Wednesday morning. The words "JUSTICE FOR ALTON" were painted along the base of the memorial. Red paint also covered the faces of the officer and child on the statue. On Tuesday, Richmond Police tweeted a photo of the memorial and thanked those who...
  • Federal Court Blocks Virgina Delegate Rule (PDF)

    07/11/2016 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 192 replies
    UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION ^ | July 11, 2016 | UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION
    "For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll'sfavor on Counts I and II and the Commonwealth will be permanently enjoined from enforcing Va.Code§ 24.2-545(0)." Federal Court just UNBOUND the delegates for Virgina. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3174287/Correll.pdf
  • LIVE:Trump Veteran's Reform Speech 7/11/2016 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Westin 1pm EDT.

    07/10/2016 6:21:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 359 replies
    Monday, July 11, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s speech on Veterans’ Reform in Virginia Beach, VA at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. Coverage will begin at 1:00 PM EDT. Virginia Beach, VA Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 1:00 PM EDT The Westin Beach Town Center LET'S GET ON BOARD THE TRUMP RALLY TRAIN FOR VIRGINIA BEACH. I'LL MEET YOU IN THE CLUB CAR @ 2pm for Champagne and Cocktails and Brunch @ 3. Attire: Your Sunday Best. Pleaes RSVP
  • Officials Nab Virginia Man For Attempting To Aid ISIS Attacks In DC

    07/08/2016 8:00:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    Haris Qamar, 25, from Burke in Fairfax County Virginia, operated roughly 60 radical Twitter accounts expressing pro-ISIS sentiment and actively traversed the city, taking pictures of targets in the District for an ISIS propaganda video. ... Qamar told the CW on numerous occasions that he supported the barbaric violence ISIS perpetrates, describing his approval of the, “bodies, blood and beheadings.” “Qamar allegedly said, ‘bye bye DC, stupid ass kufar, kill’em all,'” . ... “Qamar tweeted his prayer that Allah ‘give strength to the mujahideen to slaughter every single US military officer,
  • Wavves Ban Racists, Homophobes, Trump Supporters From Shows

    07/06/2016 6:50:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | July 6, 2016 | Matthew Strauss
    “id rather have a room half filled with good energy than one filled with hate. people are suffering every day and the way i see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem.” Wavves are getting ready to hit the road for a summer tour. Before they go, the band’s Nathan Williams wants to make clear whom he does and does not make music for, as well as whom he believes is welcome at Wavves shows. Today, he tweeted, “a few things i wanted to make clear,” and shared a long note that detailed six...
  • Sign the petition to repeal the FCPS destructive transgender policy!

    Recently, Fairfax County parents started a petition urging the school board to reconsider their reckless and politically motivated "nondiscrimination" policy, which opens up previously private and gender-segregated facilities such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to anyone, regardless of biological gender. I think that this petition is slightly moderate (a person cannot biologically change their gender), but the parents who created this petition are definitely right in that the policy is severely flawed. The petition is available at this link: https://www.change.org/p/school-board-for-fairfax-county-public-schools-respect-all-student-rights-in-the-fcps-gender-identity-non-discrimination-policy
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • Obama, Biden Will No Longer Visit Universities That Don’t Address Sexual Assault

    07/04/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nick Visser
    The vice president said he’d like to take away federal funding from those universities. Less than a month after Vice President Joe Biden penned an emotional letter to the woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, the White House has announced sweeping new rules for future visits to colleges campuses. Under the policy, President Barack Obama, Biden, their wives and members of the Cabinet will no longer visit higher education institutions where officials are deemed to be doing a poor job tackling the troubling frequency of reported sexual assaults, according to The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin. The move is the latest...
  • Emails: White House Task Force Member Gunned For Fraternity Smeared In Rolling Stone Article

    07/05/2016 8:39:32 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    A former White House college sexual assault task force member appears to have been gunning for a University of Virginia fraternity smeared in a Rolling Stone article about a now-debunked campus gang rape, newly released emails show. “I want to see these guys gone and I want to keep it as legally sound as possible,” UVA alum Emily Renda wrote to Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely in July 2014, several months before the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was published. At the time, Renda was working in a gender-based violence prevention program at the school. That spring...
  • Man severely injured in explosion in New York's Central Park (Terrorism cover-up?)

    07/03/2016 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 7:41 PM ET, Sun July 3, 2016 | Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
    (CNN)Members of the New York Police Department bomb squad are investigating the cause of an explosion in Central Park on Sunday that nearly blew a man's leg off, police said. Preliminary investigation suggests the explosion was an "experiment with fireworks or homemade explosives," NYPD Deputy Chief John O'Connell said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. "We do not have any evidence of a constructed device or commercial-grade fireworks," he said. "There are no specific, credible threats directed at New York or the July Fourth celebrations." It is not unusual for people to try and make homemade fireworks around the Fourth...
  • Blast in Central Park severs man’s foot

    07/03/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 July 2016 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, RYAN SIT, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A blast in Central Park severed the foot of a young man visiting New York from northern Virginia Sunday, witnesses said. The NYPD’s bomb squad was investigating the area of the park near E. 68th St. and Fifth Ave. Witnesses said the victim stepped on a device or fireworks, causing the blast. His foot was “all but gone,” one witness told the Daily News. Two of the victim's shocked friends described the ghastly sight moments before being taken away in an ambulance. "We don't know what happened. There was a small explosion and then dust," said one friend who didn't...
  • ‘Our worst nightmare’: New legal filings detail reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape story

    07/03/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on Nov. 19, 2014, sent a tremor through the Charlottesville campus and beyond. Then, on Dec. 5, at 1:54 a.m., Erdely sent an e-mail to the magazine’s top-tier editors, Will Dana and Sean Woods, with a simple subject line: “Our worst nightmare.” The body of the message detailed how Erdely no longer trusted the primary source for the most striking anecdote in her article: a U-Va. junior...
  • GOP delegate fight to stop Trump heats up in federal court

    07/02/2016 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Last-ditch attempts by a group of Republican delegates seeking to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee are quickly fading -- and now their fight is facing a federal legal challenge. At issue is whether delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are bound to vote for the results of state caucuses and primaries. A group that claims the support of hundreds of convention delegates has been pushing to change Republican presidential nomination rules so that delegates can "vote their conscience" -- reviving a long-simmering debate led by GOP purists who believe that only convention delegates --...
  • U.N. military vehicles on Virginia interstate

    06/30/2016 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 6/26/16 | Cheryl Chumley
    'Tactical vehicles with bulletproof glass? What ever could those be for?' The sight of trucks bearing the United Nations logo being carted on Virginia's highways has set some Internet bloggers asking why - but as one interested reader posted in the comment section of a story about the curious observance: These trucks are made in America and need to be transported for shipment to U.S. seaports. But first, the story. In a piece entitled, "UN military vehicles seen rolling down Virginia interstate," American Mirror writer Olaf Ekberg asked: "What were United Nations vehicles doing in Virginia! ... That's what motorists...
  • Tim Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts

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

    06/29/2016 5:46:50 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 95 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 06/28/2016 | Mac Slavo
    Is the occupation of America imminent? While few could say what is coming, there have been some curious sightings that hold ominous tones, as military vehicles and equipment for foreign forces have been sighted on U.S. highways. A man named Jeff Stern witnessed these curious UN vehicles and posted pictures to his Facebook, writing: Can’t begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington VA, Interesting times ahead! For the past day or so, military convoys have been witnessed traveling both North and South, with lines of equipment ranging from Humvees, troop transport trucks,...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Tweeting Threats to Shoot Senators

    06/28/2016 2:24:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | June 28, 2016 | Scott MacFarlane
    A Virginia man who works as an Uber driver tweeted threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators, according to testimony at a hearing Monday in a Virginia court. Kyler Schmitz has been ordered held in jail. In at least one of the tweets, sent in the days immediately after the Orlando nightclub shooting, Schmitz allegedly threatened to shoot Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican of Missouri. The message was directed at Blunt's official Twitter handle. The tweets, which included graphic and violent language, led to an investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. -snip In other Twitter posts, Schmitz is accused of...
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 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.
  • What are military UN trucks doing in Virginia? Bemused motorists spot white 'combat vehicles'

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