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  • Coal Producer Xinergy Files for Bankruptcy in Virginia

    04/17/2015 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ROANOKE, VA (AP) -- Coal producer Xinergy Ltd. and more than two dozen subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Xinergy filed a Chapter 11 petition last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Roanoke, Virginia. The petition lists zero to $50,000 in assets and about $100 million to $500 million in liabilities....
  • EPA Clean Power Plan Litigation Begins

    04/16/2015 12:49:39 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-16-15 | John Eick
    The first major step in what will likely be a long, drawn-out legal process will begin today, April 16. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments from 16 states and a handful of energy companies. The two consolidated cases led by the state of West Virginia and the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corporation seek to prevent EPA from finalizing the already proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The two lawsuits contend that EPA cannot legally regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act since –...
  • Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

    04/16/2015 1:36:23 AM PDT · by shove_it · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | Benny Johnson
    Remember that ending scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse? Did you know that that place actually exists? It is called the Center of Military History. It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript… The room consists of dozens of collapsable “hallways” filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet...
  • Take that, Ted Cruz: Jeb Bush heads to Liberty University to pander to the Christian right

    04/15/2015 10:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon ^ | April 15, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    The "moderate" Bush will contest the evangelical vote because next to big donors, they’re his most loyal base. Jeb Bush famously told us that to win the White House, a Republican presidential candidate had to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.” It was widely interpreted as evidence that if Bush ran, he’d do it as a more centrist, reasonable candidate who’d be, in his own words, “much more uplifting, much more positive,” and willing to stand up to fire-and-brimstone party hardliners. Now comes the news that Bush will give the commencement address...
  • Is $30,000 a year worth it?

    04/14/2015 2:29:17 AM PDT · by newnhdad · 63 replies
    Just recently started a new job and I feel very lucky but I really despise it. I am starting at a pretty descent salary but it's not as important as the miracle of finding any employment in Obama's economy. I have to drive a long way to and fro and mostly through idiot filled DC traffic and I swear nobody actually watches the road anymore, they just tap on the smart phones. It takes about three hours a day to commute (1.5hr each way) so I'm no longer seeing my kids and eating meals with my family six days a...
  • Morgantown Bans Sofas From Being Kept Outside In Attempt To Stop WVU Couch Fires

    04/13/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 11, 2015 | Tyler Kingkade
    Morgantown, West Virginia's city council passed a law Tuesday to ban upholstered furniture outdoors, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Why? Because West Virginia University students won't stop burning couches outside. The new law prohibits people from keeping couches in their yards or unenclosed porches. According to WV Public, violators will receive a written warning, and then fines of up to $500.
  • Who is Emily Renda and why is she at the center of the rape hoax at UVA?

    04/10/2015 6:32:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 44 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/9/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Stacy McCain has written an important article A Coven of Liars: Sabrina Rubin Erdley, Emily Renda and Catherine Lhamon that starts to connect a few of the dots that may help explain the why and wherefore of the UVA Rape Hoax. How did this thing get started, who facilitated it and who is even now trying to cover their tracks? Here are three dots: The UVA rape hoax did not suddenly appear - ex nihilo - from the fevered fingers of Sabrina Rubin Erdely. She was looking for a story that would support her narrative of a campus "Rape Culture"...
  • Police: Remains Identified as Missing Virginia Teen Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell

    04/10/2015 5:33:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 10, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Police: Remains Identified as Missing Virginia Teen Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell Apr 10, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO [Pic in URL] Remains recovered by police in Virginia have been positively identified as missing college student Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, Norfolk Police said today, as the investigation into her death continues. The remains were found in Southampton County, Virginia, on Thursday, police said, and were sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office to be identified and to determine the cause of death. Police said they have not made any arrests and the cause of death has not been determined. Norfolk police told ABC News...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore "Considering" Run for President

    04/10/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 40 replies
    http://www.whsv.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | By: Tom Dempsey
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- On Thursday night, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore said he is "considering" a run for president. Gilmore made the announcement during the JMU College Republicans Banquet. "I'm considering it (running for president). The question is, 'Is it possible?'," Gilmore said in his speech. Video of the speech can be found on the right side of this article. "Jeb Bush has a great name and a lot of money," he explained, when talking about the challenges of running in the 2016 race. "I guess we've arrived at a point in American history and the American republic when you...
  • Virginian Pilot Reinforces Hate

    04/08/2015 6:35:52 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The virginian ^ | 4/8/2015 | Moneyruner
    The Virginian Pilot reacted with hate and bigotry to the evidence that the fable about coed “Jackie” gang raped by the fraternity brothers at UVA was a lie from beginning to end. They ran a cartoon showing a “right wing” couch potato ranting about rape to his TV set while his daughter enters the room, apparently the victim of rape. It’s the kind of thing you expect from the “cool kids gang” in junior high taunting their classmates after they are exposed as fakes. It’s what the little bastard do to reclaim their superior status. There is a great takedown...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • The dirty little (open) secret about the press

    04/09/2015 8:01:30 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-9-15 | Monica Crowley
    (Snip) The same folks who are expressing outrage that Rolling Stone has blown off its journalistic responsibility have blown off their own. For seven years, they have been supine as President Obama and his policies have ravaged the Constitution and jeopardized the nation’s security. Worse, they have often made excuses for the unconstitutional and dishonest behavior, and have buried or ignored stories when reporters and even an entire network — Fox News — have attempted to uncover the truth. (Snip) Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/8/monica-crowley-media-outraged-over-rolling-stone-i/#ixzz3WpBTMTGI Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Dem Sen Kaine: WH Doesn’t Want Congress ‘Weighing In’ on Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that the White House has “taken the position” that “Congress shouldn’t be weighing in” on an Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
  • U-Va. fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

    <p>The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced Monday that the fraternity house will file a lawsuit against Rolling Stone, calling the magazine’s reporting that described an alleged gang-rape by some of its members “reckless.”</p> <p>The lawsuit comes a day after Rolling Stone editors retracted a Nov. 19 story “A Rape on Campus,” that portrayed the chilling account of brutal sexual assault allegedly occurring in the Phi Kappa Psi house at U-Va. in 2012. A Columbia University report issued Sunday described significant lapses by the magazine’s staff while reporting the gang-rape allegations and the story’s writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the publication’s managing editor, Will Dana, apologized for the deeply flawed account. But the fraternity noted that Erdely did not apologize directly to the Phi Psi chapter at U-Va.</p>
  • Probe of Now-Discredited Rolling Stone Article Didn’t Find Fireable Error [WSJ]

    04/06/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6 April 2015 | VALERIE BAUERLEIN and JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBER
    The dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that a four-month investigation of a now-discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia found no evidence that magazine staffers committed clearly fireable offenses. Rolling Stone retracted the November article “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely late Sunday after the publication of a 13,000-word Columbia review requested by the magazine. At an hour-long news conference on Monday, the school’s dean, Steve Coll, explained the report’s findings. When asked by reporters why no one was fired in the wake of the investigation,...
  • No one fired at Rolling Stone. Really?

    04/06/2015 8:06:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Brian Stelter
    The reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and the magazine's top editor, Will Dana, say they are taking responsibility for the failures. "These are mistakes I will not make again," Erdely said in a statement. But Erdely will continue writing for Rolling Stone. Dana is standing by her, telling The Washington Post that "Sabrina's done great work for us over the years and we expect that to continue." And Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is standing by both of them. Wenner did not respond to CNN's requests for comment about his decision. But according to people with direct knowledge of his thinking,...
  • Per twitter, Rolling Stone will not sanction anyone in UVA story

    04/05/2015 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Per twitter, Rolling Stone will not sanction anyone in UVA story
  • Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because It Used Rightwing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point (barf)

    04/07/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    New Republic ^ | 4/6/15 | Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    If you type in the original page for Rolling Stone’s December 2014 story “A Rape on Campus: The Struggle for Justice at UVA,” you’ll be redirected to "What Went Wrong?,” a report about the article published Sunday by the Columbia Journalism Review. Rolling Stone officially retracted its blockbuster story, which had garnered more than 2.7 million views. The retraction comes on the heels of the Charlottesville Police Department’s announcement that there was not enough evidence to pursue an investigation of the story’s titular rape, which now appears to have been something between a delusion and a hoax. . . snip...
  • Phi Kappa Psi to 'pursue all available legal action' against Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 15 | Brian Stelter
    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" article. "After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the fraternity said in a statement. A spokesman for the fraternity said there has not yet been a formal decision about when a lawsuit will...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • Sabrina Rubin Erdely Finally Apologizes, While Rolling Stone Publisher Blames ‘Jackie’

    “The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was first called into question, have been among the most painful of my life. Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience. I want to offer my deepest apologies: to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article. “Over my 20 years of working as an investigative journalist — including at Rolling Stone, a...
  • No repercussions for Rolling Stone reporter, editors in U.Va. rape story

    04/06/2015 4:53:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    There will be no repercussions for the investigative reporter or editors responsible for a now-retracted Rolling Stone cover story in November that falsely accused Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia of gang-raping a freshman coed. In a stinging report released Sunday evening, an independent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine was reckless in vetting its sources, including the purported victim, identified only as “Jackie,” and neglected “basic, even routine journalistic practice.” “If Jackie was attacked and, if so, by whom, cannot be established definitively from the evidence available,” the review...
  • Inevitable: UVa fraternity to sue Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed
    No surprise here, right? Rolling Stone and Sabrina Rubin Erdely committed negligence at the very least in their reporting, and the damage to Phi Kappa Psi suffered undeniable damage in both physical and reputational terms. CNN’s Brian Stelter reported while Columbia School of Journalism held a presser on their post-mortem that PKP will take Rolling Stone to court: Exclusive: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at UVA is moving forward with lawsuit against @RollingStone magazine, source confirms.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 6, 2015 Also Fox News: BREAKING: Fraternity: Rolling Stone rape story was defamatory, reckless; says it's pursuing legal action.— The...
  • Obama family worships at historic Baptist church in Virginia

    04/05/2015 9:36:11 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 69 replies
    The Bradford Era ^ | Ap 5 2015 | AP
    Alexandria, VA (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, whose history dates back almost 200 years to when Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. Obama along with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia were welcomed to the historic church by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, who noted that like the first lady, he is a native of Chicago’s South Side. “How fitting that on the day we celebrate the rising of our Lord and savior, we also welcome our sitting president,” Wesley said, as...
  • [Official] Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia

    04/05/2015 5:33:34 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    "Rolling Stone’s fundamental mistake, Mr. Dana said, was in suspending any skepticism about Jackie’s account because of the sensitivity of the issue." ... “We didn’t think through all the implications of the decisions that we made while reporting the story, and we never sort of allowed for the fact that maybe the story we were being told was not true,” ...
  • Obama, first family attend boisterous Easter service

    04/05/2015 2:03:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    AFP ^ | April 5, 2015
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama attended a spirited Easter service at a historic black church on Sunday, in keeping with the first family's tradition of visiting local Washington area congregations. The president, his wife Michelle and their two teenaged daughters attended the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, its pews filled with congregants who could barely contain their excitement over the visit. "How fitting that on the day we celebrate the rising of our Lord and Savior, we also welcome our sitting president," Pastor Howard-John Wesley said to applause from enthusiastic worshippers, whom he urged to keep their...
  • Author of botched Rolling Stone UVA rape article expected to apologize

    04/05/2015 12:54:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/05/2015
    Her tweet from late November reads likes it's in suspended animation, written in the calm before the storm. "The Washington Post wrote an article about me, and how my UVA article came to be," she tweeted, adding a link to the profile. Over the next several days, Sabrina Rubin Erdely would be thrust into professional turmoil as her story for Rolling Stone about a bombshell rape allegation at a fraternity house quickly fell apart. Erdely, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, has been silent since the magazine apologized in December for significant failures in her reporting. But Brian Stelter, citing...
  • For Virginia’s GOP delegation, it’s safer to upset leadership than voters (Cantor Repercussions)

    04/05/2015 7:34:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/4/15 | Rachel Weiner
    When Congress voted repeatedly on short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security this year, five Virginia Republicans were in firm opposition, part of a failed conservative attempt to halt President Obama’s executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants. Call it the Dave Brat effect. His surprise primary victory last spring over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) not only created a power vacuum in Virginia’s delegation, it left Republican lawmakers from the commonwealth willing to buck their party’s leaders in order to avoid angering conservatives, Republican strategists say. That fear reflects a division in the state party that...
  • Virginia Police Search Pond After Tip in Teen Disappearance Case

    04/04/2015 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 4, 2015
    Virginia Police Search Pond After Tip in Teen Disappearance Case Apr 4, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO PHOTO: The Norfolk, Virginia police are continuing to search for 18-year-old Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, who has been missing since March 2, 2015. A new tip in the case of an 18-year-old college student who has been missing for a month led police to search a pond about 40 miles away from the coastal Virginia town of Norfolk, where she was last seen. Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell was last seen on March 2, according to the Norfolk Police Department. On Friday, authorities searched a pond in...
  • CBS Employee Who Called "GoFundMe" Pizza Campaign A Fraud Used Same Service For Free Vegas Trip

    04/04/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 52 replies
    Original freeper research ^ | 4/4/2015 | icwhatudo
    As reported by Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit "Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza" GoFundMe is an online fundraising tool that was being used on behalf of the restaurant. The restaurant had been forced to close due to threats that were made after stating that, while they would serve gay customers, they would not cater a homosexual wedding. What is strange about Ms. Bryan worrying about the misuse of GoFundMe is that she used the...
  • Sexually Assaulted at UVA

    04/04/2015 11:46:27 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 4, 2015 | JENNY WILKINSON
    IN 1997, I was sexually assaulted by a fellow student at the University of Virginia. At a closed hearing, the university’s committee on sexual assault found him responsible. His punishment? A letter in his file. It’s not clear how many women have won their cases through the university’s system since they were first allowed to enroll as undergraduates in 1970. I am one of the women who won, but winning wasn’t really winning, was it? The hearing on my case took place in March 1998, two months after a criminal trial that ended in disappointment and frustration for me when...
  • Va. governor eliminates criminal history questions on state job applications

    04/03/2015 4:54:54 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | pril 3, 2015 | Jordan Moore
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Applications for state jobs in Virginia will no longer will include questions regarding a person's criminal history. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order removing criminal history questions from state employment applications Friday. Under the order, employment decisions won't be based on an applicant's criminal history unless it's specifically related to the job they are being considered for. While it only applies to state employment applications, the order also encourages similar hiring practices for private employers throughout the Commonwealth. Some business owners we spoke to in Bristol, Virginia are not on board with the idea.
  • CBS Affiliate Employee Being Investigated for Bogus Fraud Report against ‘Memories Pizza’

    04/03/2015 12:38:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Alix Bryan, a social media employee with WTVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, is being investigated by station management for filing a false fraud report to GoFundMe against Memories Pizza, a spokesman told The Gateway Pundit on Friday . . . . . .“I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case." When challenged for filing a fraud complaint based on no evidence, Bryan said “that is totally acceptable to do” and that had she looked in to the matter after she filed her complaint. “Also, that is totally acceptable to do. I also did...
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • Harvey Weinstein accused of groping Italian woman, 22, in his office at Tribeca Film Center: sources

    03/30/2015 2:21:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola , Tina Moore
    Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is being accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model on the opening weekend of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular,” police sources said Monday. The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretense of talking business, sources told the Daily News. The woman told cops that Weinstein — a married, 63-year-old father of five — groped her private area and her breasts around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., the sources said. “He...
  • Former Utah State University frat president accused of sexual abuse during party

    03/30/2015 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 (Updated March 27, 2015) | Michael McFall
    A former Utah State University fraternity president is accused of sexually abusing a woman at a fraternity party. Logan police arrested Ryan Wray, 26, on Tuesday night on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. During Pi Kappa Alpha parties at the fraternity house, which is off-campus, people who "could no longer take care of themselves" were placed in Wray's care, said police Capt. Tyson Budge on Wednesday. "Several of the girls got talking and realized that they may have been taken advantage of," between last October and now, Budge said. One of the college-age women gave a statement...
  • Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem

    03/29/2015 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Prominent liberal lawyers accuse Obama of fanning anti-Israel fervor By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, March 28, 2015 The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices” in how it ensures its border security. The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin Martingayle that was obtained by The Washington Times, is the latest example of the impact of an anti-Israel fervor that has swept across some parts of America in recent...
  • Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia (State) Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem

    03/29/2015 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices” in how it ensures its border security. The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin Martingayle that was obtained by The Washington Times, is the latest example of the impact of an anti-Israel fervor that has swept across some parts of America in recent months as President Obama has feuded with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other...
  • Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby’ me

    03/25/2015 6:00:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News
    Chelsea Handler says she has no doubt in her mind that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted numerous women. Handler revealed to Esquire that she had a strange experience with Cosby about 10 years ago, and she believes “he’s guilty.” “He tried to Cosby me,” she told the magazine.
  • The Romance of the Confederacy

    03/28/2015 5:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments re Texas’s refusal to allow Confederate flags to be stamped on license plates as part of a “Sons of Confederate Veterans” design. I wouldn’t ask sons of Confederate veterans to disown their ancestry; in fact, my mother’s mother’s family was Southern, and four of my great-great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate army. And I know that lots of Americans sincerely see the Confederate flag as a symbol of states’ rights — particularly because virtually no Confederate soldiers actually owned slaves. But, personally, I see the Confederate flag as the symbol of men who, as...
  • VA schools banning zeroes to avoid hurt feelings?

    03/27/2015 11:03:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 60 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 27 Mar 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Even though Virginia is one of only a few states not having to deal with the alleged "dumbing down" of the controversial Common Core, many parents statewide are now concerned with the proposed ban on zeroes from the classroom so that students' feelings aren't hurt. A Closer Look"Protecting" students from knowing about their subpar performance is different from school to school. "[Students cannot receive a score lower than 50 percent] unless they did not actually do the assignment or put in effort to do it," Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Dana Tofig told The Washington Post....
  • The Spin Doctors Who Saved Terry McAuliffe’s Campaign Are Now Joining Team Clinton

    03/26/2015 11:55:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2015 | Andrew Johnson Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416051/spin-doctors-who-saved-te
    Two of the leading minds tasked with saving Terry McAuliffeÂ’s 2013 Virginia gubernatorial bid from controversy over his shady business dealings will likely serve prominent roles in Hillary ClintonÂ’s presidential campaign. Robby Mook and Josh Schwerin, who served as campaign manager and spokesman, respectively, in McAuliffeÂ’s successful bid, are all but certain additions to the growing Clinton team as the former secretary of state preps for a White House run. Back in 2013, the McAuliffe campaign became embroiled in questions surrounding the ongoing investigations into their candidateÂ’s Mississippi-based electric-car manufacturing company, GreenTech. Thanks in large part to Mook and Schwerin,...
  • Scandals force Hillary Clinton to delay 2016 bid announcement

    03/25/2015 7:45:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/25/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector general’s report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.A Democratic strategist familiar with her team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former...
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway March Sun. 29 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 55 replies
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...
  • Report: Va. governor received special treatment from Homeland Security

    03/25/2015 5:27:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 6 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tom Hamburger and Rachel Weiner
    Not long before he became governor of Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe received special treatment on behalf of his electric-car company from a top official at the Department of Homeland Security, according to a new report from the department’s inspector general. McAuliffe was among several politically powerful individuals from both parties, including Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), seeking special visas for foreign investors through a program administered by the department. But intervention on behalf of McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive company by Alejandro Mayorkas, now the department’s No. 2 official, “was unprecedented,” according to the report. The long-anticipated report found no evidence of...
  • ‘Cruzing’ out of the gate: Presidential hopeful launches campaign from Liberty University

    03/24/2015 3:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Liberty Champion ^ | March 22, 2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips, opinion editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, announced his candidacy for president Monday, March 23, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation. “Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States,” Cruz said to an energetic crowd in a packed Vines Center, receiving loud applause and a standing ovation. In announcing his bid, the 2016 hopeful, who placed third in this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, skipped the longstanding traditional step of first forming an exploratory committee. “It is time for liberty, it is time for truth, it is a time to reclaim the Constitution of...
  • Police: Lack of evidence of a UVa gang rape ‘doesn’t mean something terrible didn’t happen’

    03/23/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 21 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – Police say they cannot confirm that the gang rape described in a Rolling Stone article last year occurred at the University of Virginia. Police Chief Timothy Longo said during a news conference Monday that police could not confirm that a rape occurred at any fraternity house. The Rolling Stone article described the gang rape of a student identified only as “Jackie” at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house in 2012. Jackie did not cooperate with investigators. Soon after the article was published in November, discrepancies were found in it. Rolling Stone has apologized and said it would...
  • Police: No evidence of alleged gang rape at University of Virginia

    03/23/2015 11:49:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    cbs news ^ | 3-23-2015
    <p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Police say they cannot confirm that the gang rape described in a Rolling Stone article last year occurred at the University of Virginia.</p> <p>Police Chief Timothy Longo said during a news conference Monday that police could not confirm that a rape occurred at any fraternity house, adding that there was no evidence of a party at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on the night of the alleged rape. The Rolling Stone article described the gang rape of a student identified only as "Jackie" at the fraternity house in 2012.</p>