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  • Gilmore on Trump's foreign policy speech (video)

    04/28/2016 11:49:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    Former presidential candidate Jim Gilmore and NBC News' Bill Neely analyze Donald Trump's foreign policy remarks, and discuss the strategy behind Trump's speech. Video Link
  • Cruz’ ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad

    04/27/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 27 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state Sen. Dick Black’s trip to a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a civil war and his comments in the face of official U.S. foreign policy are highly unusual for a state lawmaker. Black, an outspoken Republican, is a part-time state senator who has no role in official U.S. foreign policy. Still, he has met...
  • Abortion Business Closed in Virginia After Officials Found Filthy, Unsterilized Equipment

    04/27/2016 12:19:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The name Steven Chase Brigham is notorious on both sides of the abortion movement. The late-term abortionist lost his license to practice in five states, faced criminal charges for killing late-term babies, employed a sex offender and more. Despite his disgraceful reputation, Brigham still runs more than a dozen abortion facilities in three East Coast states: Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, according to his business website. This month, one of his Virginia abortion clinics was shut down, at least temporarily. The Washington Post reports state investigators found filthy, dangerous conditions that compromised patient safety inside Brigham’s Fairfax abortion clinic during...
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Arlington gun store’s owner sues critics, says opponents issued death threats

    04/25/2016 4:09:09 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2016 | Patricia Sullivan
    The owner of the Arlington gun store that opened last month despite vociferous objections from local residents has sued 64 people, including elected officials, claiming that they conspired to destroy the business, harassed the owner and landlord and mailed death threats to the 16-year-old “owner-in-training.” The suit, filed last week in Richmond Circuit Court, named seven state legislators who appealed to the landlord, on official General Assembly stationery, to refuse to rent 2300 N. Pershing Dr. to Nova Armory. The lawsuit also named Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, School Board member Barbara Kanninen and multiple residents who have spoken...
  • [From November 18, 2015] Cross-dressing man arrested for filming Alabama woman in public bathroom

    04/25/2016 5:46:17 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 69 replies
    Insidenova.com via Yellowhammer News ^ | November 18, 2015 copied onto Yellowhammer 4/25/16 | Insidenova.com via Cliff Sims
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — While visiting a shopping mall in Virginia over the weekend, an Alabama woman realized she was being filmed by a cross-dressing man who was attempting to slip a video camera under the bathroom stall she was occupying. InsideNoVa.com, the web hub for four northern Virginia newspapers, explains: A Fredericksburg man was arrested Monday at Potomac Mills Mall after, police say, he dressed in women’s clothes and attempted to film a woman through a bathroom stall – the third such incident since May.
  • Proof that felons are democrats

    04/25/2016 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-16 | DrJohn
    Terry McAuliffe is the Governor of Virginia when he's not doing favors for Hillary Clinton. He is described as having bought the Clinton's some time ago. It is speculated that McAuliffe is vying for the vice presidential nomination. McAuliffe has an unsavory history of falling into big money at the expense of others. Gary Winnick: Winnick was the founder of Global Crossing, a fiber optic company that earned McAuliffe $8 million on an initial investment of $100,000—a deal he accessed because he was working as a consultant to Winnick before the company went public. Winnick had been an acolyte of junk bond king Michael Milken before starting Global Crossing. His management of Global...
  • The RNC got what it wanted and is saying, “Way to go Terry!”

    04/25/2016 9:07:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) got the dividend it was hoping for this past week when a criminal gave other criminals the right to vote in Virginia. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a man involved in so many crooked deals he can rightfully be called a “not yet convicted felon,” has given other felons in Virginia the right to vote. Using a Barack Obama stunt, Virginia’s Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an “executive order” giving the dregs of society – murderers, rapists, arsonists and robbers who have finished their sentences and parole/probation requirements--the right to vote. In a blah blah blah...
  • Push on for Clinton-McAuliffe ticket

    11/10/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia governor who was former President Bill Clinton's top fundraiser and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, is being pushed for vice president, possibly creating an extended Clinton family dynasty in America's two top political offices. A Clinton-McAuliffe pairing would be the most friendly ever and a long road from the usual ticket coalition like the 1980 Reagan-Bush ticket. McAuliffe can serve only one-term as governor and will be a third-year lame duck when the Democratic nominee picks a veep next summer. And being a one-term governor isn't a hurdle to higher office. A former Virginia chief executive,...
  • McAuliffe's gun ban now in effect for all but on duty police

    12/04/2015 2:13:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    vcdl.org ^ | 12-4-15 | Phillip VanCleave VA Alert (VCDL)
    As of sometime yesterday, concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police can no longer carry in state-agency buildings, under trespass laws. If you’d like to call the Governor and share your thoughts with him, his number is: 804-786-2211. With my tongue planted firmly in my cheek, I have taken the liberty of drafting a press release for the Governor to use to announce this action: PRESS RELEASE Governor McAuliffe Creates Gun-Free Zones to Stop the Carnage in State Agency Buildings! Richmond, December 4, 2015:  Virginia Governor McAuliffe, in order to stop all the continued bloodshed in state-agency buildings, has made...
  • VA GOP May Strip McAuliffe Of His Protective Detail Over Concealed Carry

    12/26/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Dec, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Virginia's radically anti-gun Governor and Attorney General were probably quite pleased with themselves when they spitefully severed concealed carry agreements with 25 states, including all but one of its neighbors. They probably didn't anticipate the backlash they’ve received, which includes calls to recall or impeach Attorney General Mark Herring, and pushes for legislation that will both strip elected officials of the ability to make such unilateral decisions, and get a little payback.
  • Va. lawmaker wants to defund Gov. McAuliffe's armed guards over gun dispute

    12/30/2015 7:49:28 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2015 | Adam Shaw
    A Virginia state senator has thrown down the gauntlet with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a brewing battle over gun rights -- pushing to defund the governor’s armed bodyguards unless he revokes an order that banned firearms in most state buildings. "It’s easy for someone who is surrounded by armed state policemen to tell someone else they can't carry a weapon to protect themselves," Republican state Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr. told FoxNews.com. "It’s just equal treatment, that’s all I’m saying."
  • Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill

    03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 10:37 AM EDT | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP. The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs. …
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • How to Steal a State: Governor McAuliffe Expands the Criminal Vote for Democrats

    04/25/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & ROGER CLEGG
    In what is likely an unconstitutional state action seemingly calculated to ensure that the purple state of Virginia goes blue in the November election, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. The order also restores their right to sit on a jury, become a notary, and even serve in elected office. McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a...
  • President Hillary is totally unacceptable!

    04/23/2016 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 892 replies
    Free Republic stands for God, family, country! America! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United State of America." Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity is our mission on FR. We cannot secure the blessings of liberty with Hillary in the White House. When Trump wins the lion's share of the primary votes, states and...
  • [Satire] Virginia Governor Enfranchises Felons

    04/23/2016 4:14:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire Blog ^ | Posted on April 23, 2016 | John Semmens
    Saying he is tired of waiting for the legislature to take action, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) issued an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons. The move is expected to add more than 200,000 Democrats to the state’s voter rolls. “Ours is a government of, by, and for the people,” McAuliffe said. “This means all the people. For better or for worse, criminals are part of society. As members of society they are entitled to the human right to vote, to choose who will represent their interests in the halls of government.” The Governor brushed aside Republican objections, calling...
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 23-April-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to Restore Rights to 200K Felons

    04/22/2016 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 34 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will sign an order Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons in the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the unprecedented move will also allow felons living in Virginia to sit on a jury, serve in elected office, or become a notary. The order will effectively restore the civil rights of both nonviolent and violent felons who have served their time in prison and completed parole. According to the McAuliffe administration, the move will affect roughly 206,000 felons currently living in Virginia who have finished their prison sentences but not applied...
  • Gov. McAuliffe’s move on felon rights upends 2017 races [he just turned VA deep blue]

    04/22/2016 4:10:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unexpected decision to give a blanket, automatic restoration of voting rights to ex-felons – the order covers those convicted of all crimes, non-violent to the most heinous – has upended the 2017 contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state’s pundits have been calling McAuliffe’s surprise decision — he never hinted at this while campaigning — a politically motivated effort to help longtime friend Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. This is based on their belief that African Americans will benefit the most, and skin color determines voting choices today. This belittles...
  • Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons

    04/22/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by onona · 26 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 22 APR 2016 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature. The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision in the state’s Constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising African-Americans.
  • McAuliffe to sign order restoring rights to 206,000 felons

    04/22/2016 8:16:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 04/22/2016 | JIM NOLAN
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning will sign an order that effectively restores the civil rights, including the right to vote, of more than 200,000 felons in Virginia. The unprecedented move, expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference on Capitol Square, marks a dramatic expansion of policy in restoring the right to vote, to sit on a jury, to serve in elected office or become a notary. Today's order applies to nonviolent and violent felons - a significant departure from a policy embraced in recent years by Democrat and Republican governors to remove the societal obstacles felons face...
  • 27 Things That Every American Should Know About The National Debt

    07/28/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 7/15/2012 | N/A
    27 Things That Every American Should Know About The National Debt The U.S. government has stolen $15,876,457,645,132.66 from future generations of Americans, and we continue to add well over a hundred million dollars to that total every single day day. The 15 trillion dollar binge that we have been on over the past 30 years has fueled the greatest standard of living the world has ever seen, but this wonderful prosperity that we have been enjoying has been a lie. It isn't real. We have been living way above our means for so long that we do not have...
  • Thomas Jefferson agrees with the Greek people?

    05/06/2010 2:26:51 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 22 replies · 490+ views
    University of Virginia ^ | 1789 - 1816 | Thomas Jefferson
    "The conclusion then, is, that neither the representatives of a nation, nor the whole nation itself assembled, can validly engage debts beyond what they may pay in their own time." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:457, Papers 15:398n "Then I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead...
  • Founders' Quotes - Debt of the Nation

    05/14/2008 9:23:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 22 replies · 105+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 05/14/2008 | Founding Fathers
    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. Thomas Jefferson 1816 - letter to Samuel Kercheval There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises. To say that the United States should be answerable for twenty-five millions of dollars without knowing whether the ways and means can be provided, and without knowing whether those who are to succeed us will think with us on the subject, would be rash and...
  • Founders Quotes - The National Debt I

    11/18/2007 1:05:36 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies · 193+ views
    The Patriot Post - other sources ^ | 11/18/2007 | George Washington
    No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable. George Washington (Message to the House of Representatives, 3 December 1793) A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” Alexander Hamilton “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to...
  • Solving the United States' $6.7 trillion problem

    08/27/2003 4:57:09 AM PDT · by keyd · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Libertarian Solutions: How to solve the United States' $6,736,489,356,420 problem by Bill Winter LP News Editor If you had visited the online National Debt Clock at 12:00 noon on August 1, you would have seen this figure: $6,736,489,356,420.66. That's the amount of money owed by the federal government. (Over $6.7 trillion dollars.) But if you visited it again just 30 seconds later, you would have seen a different, bigger number: $6,736,489,954,145.59. That's an increase of about $590,000 -- a half-million dollars -- in 30 seconds. It's a stark reminder of just how quickly the politicians in Washington, DC are...
  • WOULD THOMAS JEFFERSON THINK WE ARE FREE?

    01/08/2002 10:30:15 PM PST · by Angelique · 60 replies · 401+ views
    Unknown | Unknown | Steven L. Hayes and Charles Adams
    WOULD THOMAS JEFFERSON THINK WE ARE FREE? By Steven L. Hayes and Charles Adams What if Jefferson were to revisit America today? Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743. In his lifetime he saw his country transformed from an English colony to a country ruled by its own citizens. Remembered by many as the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also served as President and guided the young nation through eight turbulent years. When Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 83, he left a country and a people whose commitment to the ideas of ...
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • Rick Santorum: 'Love and accept' Bruce Jenner (If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman)

    05/04/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | May 3, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is clarifying — but not stepping back from — surprising comments this weekend in support of former Olympian Bruce Jenner's decision to come out as a transgender woman. "If he says he's a woman, then he's a woman," Santorum told BuzzFeed during a roundtable discussion in South Carolina on Saturday. Santorum continued: "My responsibility as a human being is to love and accept everybody. Not to criticize people for who they are."
  • A big day for Cruz in Virginia’s 10th District

    04/16/2016 5:48:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | April 16, 2016 | Staff
    Virginia's 10th Congressional District Republicans today nominated their three delegates and three alternates to the Republican National Convention in July, and all three main delegates are backers of Sen. Ted Cruz (R). State Sen. Dick Black, Mick Staton (Black's son-in-law) and Beau Correll were elected as delegates, while two supporters of front-runner Donald Trump – former Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio and past 10th District chairman Howie Lind – were elected as alternates. Blaine Dunn, a Cruz supporter, was selected as the third alternate. Trump narrowly won March's GOP Primary in the commonwealth -- although Sen. Marco Rubio comfortably took...
  • Assorted Activists Gather at Dawn in Manhattan for Day of Protests (Soros out in Force- Photos)

    04/14/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 11 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    : In Brooklyn, a coalition of protesters, including union, Black Lives Matter, and New York communist party activists, has put up a barricade in front of a McDonald’s, although it remains open. A march started at Brooklyn’s Supreme Court, complete with a marching band and dancers. The protesters told Breitbart News that they were the same people out at 5 AM this morning, and they plan to be at Grand Central Station this evening.
  • Politically Correct College Tour

    04/14/2016 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You cannot walk through a tour of most colleges without getting lectured about the need for "diversity" and the prevalence of women's and even queer studies. My youngest son and I took a tour of Columbia University in New York City recently and were told that the contributions of the great Western thinkers to our civilization would be "updated" in various classes with reference to the involvement of feminists and homosexuals. There is even a "Queer House" or "Q House" on campus. A 28-page guide is available on "Resources and Programs at Columbia University related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...
  • Carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' for lack of hygiene is on the run after raping....

    04/08/2016 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' for lack of hygiene is on the run after raping a wheelchair-bound woman - and cops say he is a 'survivalist' who could be hiding in one of seven states A man known as 'Zombie Mike' is on the run after raping two women and police say he is a survivalist who could be hiding in one of seven states. Michael Steven Hawkins, 29, a carnival worker known as 'Zombie Mike' due to a lack of personal hygiene, is wanted for raping a mentally challenged wheelchair-bound woman and a woman at a...
  • ‘Jackie’ Sits Through Deposition for Rolling Stone Lawsuit

    04/08/2016 12:26:01 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 14 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - NBC29 has confirmed a secret deposition of the woman at the center of a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine article went through Thursday. The woman known as “Jackie” spent hours getting questioned by attorneys on both sides of a federal defamation lawsuit. Rolling Stone Magazine published "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in its issue for November 2014. In the article, a student known as "Jackie" described being gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at UVA in September of 2012. Jackie had previously refused to answer questions about her gang rape claims...
  • NEW: Trump, Cruz Face First Test In Virginia Delegate Fight

    04/07/2016 1:57:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record ^ | April 7, 2016 | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump dominated Virginia's coal country in the March GOP primary, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's strength with party insiders may win him the support of the area's delegates to the Republican National Convention. Trump's campaign is set to face a crucial first test of its organizational strength in Virginia when state Republicans begin electing delegates Saturday. Those delegates could ultimately help decide who becomes the Republican presidential nominee at a contested national convention. A few hundred Republicans are set to gather in Wytheville, a town of 8,000 in the state's southwest corner....
  • Democratic lawmakers oppose renaming law school for Scalia (George Mason U)

    04/06/2016 8:18:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 6:47 PM EDT | Matthew Barakat
    George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, also known as SCHEV, asking it to reject the university’s renaming plan out of concern over whether Scalia is worthy of the honor. Mason, Virginia’s largest public university, has said it needs the council’s approval for the new name. Scalia “was also one of the most controversial justices in...
  • Woman who claimed gang-rape at Univ. of Virginia in Rolling Stone article ordered to testify

    04/05/2016 9:22:40 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | April 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM | Doug G. Ware
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- A woman who made serious sexual assault accusations against members of a University of Virginia fraternity -- which were featured in a sweeping 2014 Rolling Stone magazine article -- will have to testify this week in a defamation lawsuit against the magazine. . . . An independent review by the Columbia School of Journalism ultimately determined that in producing the article, Rolling Stone violated "basic, even routine journalistic practice" by failing to fact-check or corroborate key portions of the woman's story before the piece was published. Police investigators later said there was no evidence...
  • Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson: From Sally Hemmings to His "Deism"

    04/02/2016 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/02/2016 | Richard Kirk
    What kind of criticism would prompt a major publisher to withdraw from circulation a New York Times bestseller by a recognized scholar? One would think the objections would have to be weighty and the critics unquestioned experts in the particular field. In the case of "The Jefferson Lies", one would be mistaken to make those assumptions. In 2012, David Barton's popular analysis of Thomas Jefferson was pulled by the book's publisher, Thomas Nelson, based on what appears to have been an academic putsch designed to protect the now popular view of the third president as a secular deist and hypocritical...
  • The CIA Accidentally Left 'Explosive Training Material' on a School Bus

    04/01/2016 9:10:45 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Apr 1, 2016, 9:24 AM ET | Elizabeth McLaughlin
    The CIA Accidentally Left 'Explosive Training Material' on a School Bus By Elizabeth McLaughlin Apr 1, 2016, 9:24 AM ET The Central Intelligence Agency accidentally left stable “explosive training material” in a school bus last week after concluding a routine training exercise. The Loudoun County, Virginia, school bus unknowingly took elementary and high school students to and from school on Monday and Tuesday with the material under the hood of the bus. On Wednesday, the CIA was notified that the explosive training material, while inert, was found in the bus during a maintenance check. On Thursday the CIA said in...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Trooper killer was from a Chicago suburb with a long record and anger at police

    04/01/2016 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 4/1/16 | Mark Holmberg
    (VIDEO) RICHMOND, Va. -- Why? Why did the shooter open fire as soon as state Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached him at Richmond's Greyhound bus station? Why did he keep shooting and fighting till the end, as state police superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty described Thursday night? Why was he in Richmond? An official source identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois. CBS 6 found a James Brown III., an African-American with a long criminal history in Aurora, whose date of birth matches up with the information from our source. Brown is well known to police there....
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginia’s higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The school’s dean expects that people...
  • George Mason Law School to be renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law

    03/31/2016 3:21:15 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2016 | Susan Svirugae
    The George Mason School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year. The university announced Thursday that it has received $30 million in combined gifts to the George Mason Foundation to support the law school, the largest gift in the university’s history. The donations make possible three new scholarship programs. Twenty million dollars came from an anonymous donor, and $10 million came from the Charles Koch Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to colleges in the United States. The family is well known for its...
  • Active shooter reported at Va. Greyhound bus station

    03/31/2016 12:27:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/16 | foxnews
    Police and ambulances rushed to a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Va. Thursday after reports of an active shooter, according to local media. ADVERTISEMENT Paramedics rushed at least four people to a nearby hospital, WRIC reports. It was unclear whether the shooter was among them.
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support the governor’s veto? to defund planned parenthood,Virginia)

    03/30/2016 1:21:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    http://wtvr.com/ ^ | 3-30-16 | CBS6
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  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Designed to Protect Gay Marriage Opponents

    03/30/2016 9:17:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 3/30/16 | AP
    <p>Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.</p> <p>The Democratic governor signed his veto of Senate Bill 41 Wednesday morning while on WTOP.</p> <p>"We're not going to tolerate discrimination. Virginia will be open and welcoming," he said.</p>
  • UVA students petition for removal of senator who refused to vote on illegal immigrant group

    03/29/2016 11:27:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 28, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    •Erich Reimer abstained from voting on a measure that would make "DREAMers on Grounds" an official student group. •Students at the school are now petitioning for the removal of Reimer from his position on the student council. Students at the University of Virginia (UVA) are petitioning for the immediate removal of a conservative student representative who refused to vote in favor a university-funded group for illegal immigrants. After a split vote Tuesday, the group was denied Contracted Independent Organization (CIO) status, which would allow it to book spaces on campus and apply for university funds. Although the group, known as...