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  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • Donald Trump’s Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration

    02/13/2016 2:22:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 12
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration.
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • Jim Gilmore ends campaign for president

    02/12/2016 1:42:10 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    ormer Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced he is suspending his campaign for president. "My campaign was intended to offer the gubernatorial experience, with the track record of a true conservative, experienced in national security, to unite the party." Gilmore said, "My goal was to focus on the importance of this election as a real turning point, and to emphasize the dangers of continuing on a road that will further undermine America's economy and weaken our national security."
  • Club for Growth gives Cantor high marks

    08/06/2008 9:51:25 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 50 replies · 191+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2008 | Sam Youngman
    The conservative anti-tax group Club for Growth said Wednesday that Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has evolved into the kind of vice presidential candidate it could get behind if Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) should tap him. The group argued that Cantor has been consistently strong in several economic policy areas and, after a start in the key area of government spending that was less strong, the Club for Growth now thinks that Cantor ranks among the most pro-growth members in the House. Over the past two years, Rep. Cantor has been one of the few Republicans to come to grips with...
  • Jim Webb Announcing Decision Tomorrow on Possible Indie Run

    02/10/2016 7:12:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Just in: Jim Webb to announce decision on indie presidential bid tmrrw. Asked if he'll run, spox says: "I am as curious as anyone to know."
  • 'White guilt' video shown to high school students irks community [Henrico VA]

    02/10/2016 10:15:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 09, 2016
    An animated film designed as a lesson in "racial discourse" for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who've taken issue with not-so subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video. [...] Officials at Glen Allen High School in Henrico said in a statement that the video, "The Unequal Opportunity Race," was a presentation involving "American history and racial discourse." [...] As the video begins, four athletes take their marks at the start of a race. While two white athletes immediately take off at the sound of the starting gun, two non-white athletes...
  • Police swarm CVS after man with toothache does something that leads to arrest

    02/09/2016 3:34:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    wtvr ^ | 2-9-2016 | WAYNE COVIL
    When a man with a bandanna over part of his face walked into the CVS on South Crater Road in Petersburg Tuesday morning, workers were concerned he planned to rob the store. Those workers called police who swarmed the pharmacy. "I saw the police cars," witness Britani Richer said. Richer was driving by at the time recorded video of the scene. "There were a lot of police cars and. the police were running back and forth with guns drawn." Once inside the store, police found the man with the bandanna, later identified as 27-year-old Toddaryl Brown. Brown said he wore...
  • Black Lives Matter activist 'shoots himself to death on the steps of the Ohio statehouse'

    02/09/2016 1:54:49 PM PST · by maddog55 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:58 EST, 9 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    A Black Lives Matter activist killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, say the authorities. State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch that MarShawn M. McCarrel II, 23, shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening. Lt. Craig Cvetan says McCarrel , who was from the Columbus suburb of Franklin Township, died at the scene. He was not a state employee. Cvetan says it's unclear why McCarrel killed himself. 'We don't have any evidence to know the reason why he did it,' Cvetan said. Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but the man...
  • Iowa Democrats stonewalling on vote totals, but past numbers were available

    02/09/2016 12:30:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    After the ridiculously close squeaker in the Iowa caucuses, the state's Democratic Party said it couldn't release the raw vote totals for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. That simply isn't how they do business, party officials insisted. Even after they audited the results this week, Iowa Democratic officials would say only that Clinton won 49.84 percent of the vote and Sanders 49.59 percent, reducing her margin slightly to a quarter of a point. Sanders has called for the raw vote totals to be released. The state party says that's not the way it conducts the caucuses. And the press has...
  • Why not Jim Gilmore? (Vanity)

    02/04/2016 11:33:49 PM PST · by Crucial · 58 replies
    02/05/2016 | Myself
    Jim Gilmore is a natural born citizen however you define it. He was born in America to an American mother and father. So here, Hillary has no chance of disqualifying him. He's quite conservative, pro second amendment, pro national security, anti-abortion, pro free market and anti-crony capitalism, anti-ObamaCare and pro nuclear family. He's a veteran and was the governor of Virginia. I think he's worth a second look.
  • “Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing”

    02/09/2016 3:59:28 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 50 replies
    For decades, students at Spelman — the elite historically black women's college — have spoken out about instances of sexual assault committed by students from Morehouse College, their unofficial brother school. Now, in the wake of a petition, protests, and a federal investigation, their messages are ringing louder than ever. Why haven't we heard them?
  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 6:38:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 125 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    Pop star Beyonce turned one of America’s greatest annual sporting events into a political propaganda statement with a halftime show honoring the controversial Black Lives Matter movement. As she belted out her new song “Formation,” a celebrated anthem for black pride, dancers performed in wardrobe similar to members of the Black Panthers.
  • Jim Gilmore: Hillary's Worst Nightmare? (Vanity)

    02/05/2016 10:04:57 PM PST · by Crucial · 64 replies
    02/05/2016 | Myself
    OK, so Hillary's been a bad little sociopath. She let an ambassador and three other Americans get brutalized and murdered. She feels nothing for them. She just knows what she wants and that is the Presidency. What she deserves is to be prosecuted and jailed. Enter Jim Gilmore. Gilmore worked as a prosecutor. He also worked in Army counterintelligence. So he knows what he's talking about when it comes to Benghazi. He's a natural born citizen by any definition. He's a veteran. He's got executive experience and is a very solid conservative. Why are we not considering Jim Gilmore? Do...
  • Bipartisan guns deal advances in the face of opposition

    02/05/2016 3:13:08 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    RICHMOND — A package of bills in the gun deal Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) struck with Republican lawmakers advanced Friday, putting the agreement on a path to final passage next week despite a continued outcry from gun control advocates. The deal would expand the rights of concealed carry handgun permit holders in Virginia and around the country in exchange for tighter restrictions on domestic abusers and voluntary background checks at gun shows. A House panel joined the full Senate in passing all three bills as of Friday. A floor vote in the House could come as early as Tuesday.
  • Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' to Be Part of Alleged Murder, FBI Says

    02/04/2016 10:22:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    One of the two Virginia Tech students facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction and fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl had her bond request denied today as investigators said she admitted to planning the alleged murder. Natalie Keepers, 19, broke down on the stand today in court as prosecutors detailed what she told investigators. "I was excited to be part of something secretive and special," Keepers told FBI investigators, according to commonwealth prosecutor Mary Pettitt. Keepers told police she bought a shovel with David Eisenhauer, the other Virginia Tech student who has been arrested in the case, before...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Rejects Racist Label

    02/03/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by kathsua · 34 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 3rd, 201 | reasonmclucus
    ABC’s “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has joined fellow “View” co-host Raven-Symoné in rejecting the extremely racist term “African-American”. “You know what uh uh! This is my country,” Goldberg said. “My mother, my grandmother, my great-grand folks, we busted ass to be here. I’m sorry. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m not a chick American, I’m an American!”
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Prosecutor details plot to kill Nicole Lovell during bond hearing

    02/04/2016 9:31:36 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies
    Natalie Marie Keepers was denied bond on Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that she plotted to kill and hide the body of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Virginia Tech students Keepers, 19, and David Eisenhauer, 18, worked together to draw up a sophisticated plan to kill Nicole Lovell, prosecutors said.They bought a shovel, picked out a location together in a calculated move, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said during the hearing. The plan was for Eisenhauer, charged with Lovell's abduction and murder, to lure Lovell out of the home on the guise of the date. They would take her to the...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Was Never Friends With Donald Trump

    02/03/2016 1:01:49 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2:49 PM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | By Gregory Krieg
    Hillary Clinton wants to makes something very clear about her and Donald Trump: "We were not friends." "We knew each other, obviously, in New York," she told People magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. "I knew a lot of people." With daughter Chelsea by her side, the former secretary of state dismissed Trump's recent comments about her husband's infidelity. Trump has said that former President Bill Clinton is "one of the great abusers" of women. Clinton shrugged off Trump's comments as "politics," though not "the brand I approve of."
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Neighbor says murdered Va. girl talked of online 'boyfriend' named 'David'

    02/03/2016 4:49:27 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    <p>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.</p>
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‘Felony’ by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‘Will a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee… begin an investigation of this matter?’ – November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‘falsify, distort, and mangle facts;’ advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‘internal govt discussions high level’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • GOP can’t block new Va. congressional map, Supreme Court rules

    02/01/2016 4:38:29 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    wtvr ^ | 2-1-2016
    Today, the United States Supreme Court denied a request to halt the implementation of new Congressional boundaries handed down from a federal court several weeks ago. The order for the case was only one sentence long and read: "The application for stay presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is denied." A judge had recently ruled that the proposed congressional map was unconstitutional because it packed in too many African American voters into the 3rd Congressional District, and changed the landscape for surrounding districts, including the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th. Virginia and Florida are...
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT ruin during Black History Month

    02/01/2016 8:24:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 162 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 2-1-2016 | Nikki Lynette
    <p>1. The 2016 Presidential Election. So... we're just gonna act like that thing on his head is hair? Aside from the fact that he's shown himself to be a sexist bigot, if Donald Trump isn't even perceptive enough to notice a seagull nesting on his head then how the hell can he run a country? Only the most racist and player-hatery of my White homies could possibly be pro-Trump. And if that's what you're about, then that's your business. But don't ruin the Presidential Elections for the rest of us this month. Keep it to yourself until March. Let us enjoy our last Black History Month with a Black president in peace.</p>
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...
  • BREAKING: Republican Party of Virginia rescinds ‘oath’ requirement

    01/31/2016 3:27:08 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 15 replies
    the bull elephant ^ | January 30, 2016 | Steve Albertson
    The party's governing body has voted by acclamation to no longer require a Statement of Affiliation to vote in the March 1 GOP presidential primary The Republican Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee (“SCC”), meeting in Richmond, today voted to remove the requirement it had adopted in September 2015 to require voters in its March 1 presidential primary to sign a statement indicating they are Republican. The move comes after outcry from various quarters of the party, notably from Donald Trump, who excoriated the party for what he alleged was a move designed to exclude voters sympathetic to his candidacy....
  • Second Virginia Tech student charged in the death of Blacksburg 13-year-old

    01/31/2016 1:25:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Wsahington Post ^ | January 31 at 3:20 PM | T. Rees Shapiro, DeNeen L. Brown and Fenit Nirappil
    "This has been an extremely fast investigation within the just past 12 hours," Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson said in a news release. "And we still have a great deal to do as there are multiple interviews to conduct and evidence" to collect and analyze "as we reconstruct the timeline of events leading up to Nicole’s tragic death." Nicole was reported missing Wednesday and was last seen in Blacksburg between midnight and 7 a.m., police said. A report issued after her disappearance said she had undergone a liver transplant and required prescription medicine daily. Nicole's mother, Tammy Weeks, said in...
  • Va Governor Reverses Concealed Carry Ruling

    01/31/2016 10:36:13 AM PST · by txnativegop · 47 replies
    msn.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    "The relationship between Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and gun control groups is quickly souring after critics say he caved to pressure from the National Rifle Association. Virginia will now recognize concealed carry permits from dozens of other states with what critics say are weaker gun laws than the commonwealth."
  • Gun control advocates blast Va. Governor’s deal

    01/29/2016 5:28:23 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    WUSA9.COM | 29 JANUARY 2016 | WUSA9.COM
    http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/virginia/2016/01/29/gun-control-advocates-blast-va-governors-deal/79545024/
  • [VIDEO]Jerry Falwell Jr. Speaks out on Trump Endorsement

    01/28/2016 8:49:36 PM PST · by bushwon · 34 replies
    CNN News ^ | 1/28/2015 | CNN VIdeo
    This is my commentary based on video. Salient points begin at 2:30 Jerry Falwell, Jr. just did the most amazing endorsement of Trump. A few points he made, but watch video for actual: 1. His dad got a lot of flack for endorsing a divorced Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan. 2. He discussed how Liberty U. was failing financially years ago and they hired the best lawyers, accountants, etc....not based on their faith, but based on their expertise. They turned Liberty U. around and he said the US is very much like Liberty U., and Trump has a track record of...
  • The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel

    01/23/2016 9:43:02 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2016 | sundance
    January 22, 2016 The Insurgency Has Only Just Begun - We Absorb Vilification and Ridicule As Fuel by sundance "What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved...
  • Rolling Stone Compares Trump to Cosby, Doesn't Mention the Clintons

    07/29/2015 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm looking at this Trump campaign. You know, every day, the Trump campaign... What's the way to put this? Every day the Trump campaign gains a little more substance in the eyes of observers. What I mean by this is before Trump even got in the race, the smart money said, "He's not gonna run. He's just gonna tempt people with it and tease people, raise ratings for his TV show and this sort of thing. He'll never release his financial data on that form they all have to fill out." Then he did all that. Then it became,...
  • Va. Senate panel scraps gun-control bills, advances gun-rights measures

    01/21/2016 3:27:44 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 2 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/20/16 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND - A Virginia Senate panel on Wednesday scrapped a raft of gun-control bills while advancing measures intended to expand gun rights. Among the legislation was one, proposed by Sen. George L. Barker (D-Fairfax), that would have created a way for authorities to remove firearms from people deemed by a Circuit Court judge to be at "substantial risk" of injury to themselves or others. "There are people slipping through the cracks who are a danger," said Lori Haas, a gun-safety activist whose daughter was injured in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. "It is not meant to send somebody into your...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • Whoopi Threatens To Leave U.S. Over Trump: "You Can't Blame Immigrants For Country's Problems"

    01/20/2016 12:53:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to “stop blaming” others for the problems in America and threatened to “move” out of the country.
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump speaking at Liberty University @ 10:30am today [1-18-16]

    01/18/2016 5:34:27 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 663 replies
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation of 2016. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM EST.
  • Trump at Liberty University: There’s a verse in “Two Corinthians” that really says it all

    01/18/2016 5:56:18 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A lot of guffawing about this by reporters on social media today. Mollie Hemingway wonders: Who pulled them aside and told them it’s supposed to be “Second Corinthians”? Mildly getting kick out of media, who (at best) give a pitch perfect impression of Biblical illiteracy, mocking Trump for 'Two Corinthians.'— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 18, 2016 Readers grumble that I’m too negative about Trump so let me pay him a sincere compliment. I admire that he has the stones to go into a place like Liberty and not even make a pretense of being a devout believer. You could dismiss what...
  • Falwell Jr: Trump a Breath of Fresh Air (Video)

    01/18/2016 5:12:19 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/16 | Cathy Burke
    The son of iconic Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell hailed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "breath of fresh air" in a duplicitous political world and compared the real estate mogul to his father for eschewing political correctness. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/donald-trump-jerry-falwell-jr-liberty-university-speech/2016/01/18/id/709880/
  • Donald Trump dedicates 'record' crowd size to Martin Luther King

    01/18/2016 10:05:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump began his Monday-morning speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by touting his "record" crowd size there. Trump was speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Liberty University's convocation. The Republican presidential front-runner noted that he also drew a big audience in 2012 when he addressed the Christian university.
  • 'I'm No Longer Afraid': 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and ...

    01/16/2016 6:51:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 26, 2015 | Noreen Malone
    More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women's movement began. Consider the evidence of October 2014, when a Philadelphia magazine reporter at a Hannibal Buress show uploaded a clip of the comedian talking about Bill Cosby: "He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up, black people ... I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.' Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches ... I guess I want to just at least make it weird for...
  • VA: County Supervisor Says to Remove Ban on County Employee's Second Amendment Rights

    01/15/2016 7:56:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Tommy Scott Photo courtesy of wdbj7.com In Bedford County, Virginia, Supervisor Tommy Scott has proposed a change to County administrative policy to restore County employee's ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights while at work. Infringements such as these are common for lower levels of State and local governments. They gradually crept into administrative codes that became popular during the "progressive" era of the last 100 years. From wdbj7.com: At Monday's supervisor meeting, Tommy Scott proposed a change to county policy that would allow employees with a concealed carry permit to exercise their right while on the job. Scott...
  • State GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trumps hands. [VA and NC]

    08/24/2015 6:19:21 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trumps candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him. The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate in the general election.
  • Donald Trump slams Virginia GOP for loyalty oath

    12/27/2015 3:22:47 PM PST · by VinL · 64 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 12/27/15 | R. Kaplan
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade Sunday after learning that voters wishing to cast a ballot in the Virginia Republican presidential primary will have to sign an oath affirming they are a member of the party. It begins, Republican Party of Virginia, controlled by the RNC, is working hard to disallow independent, unaffiliated and new voters. BAD! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015 R.P.Virginia has lost statewide 7 times in a row. Will now not allow desperately needed new voters. Suicidal mistake. RNC MUST ACT NOW! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015...
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Decide on Third Party Bid Soon

    08/29/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage.
  • S.C. joins state parties seeking to complicate Trump's run

    08/25/2015 11:11:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2015 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    The South Carolina Republican Party is joining the push to tie Donald Trumps hands. The state party announced on Tuesday that for presidential candidates to qualify for the South Carolina primary, they must pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate in the general election. The move comes as two other state parties, North Carolina and Virginia, ponder similar loyalty pledges. Its an offensive that is implicitly aimed at Trump, who has repeatedly refused to rule out a third-party run. It comes amid mounting frustration in Republican establishment circles over Trumps candidacy....
  • Republican First: RPV stands up to Trump

    08/25/2015 6:13:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Its about time I get a chance to write something positive about RPV. According to Politico, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck and State Central have chosen to stand up to the Trumpkins and their Supreme Leader The Donald. RPV, along with the GOP in North Carolina, are considering making all presidential candidates sign a loyalty oath. This measure is being looked at to deter a 3rd party candidacy from billionaire populist candidate Donald Trump. Trump famously said in last months GOP Presidential Debate that he could not commit to supporting the eventual party nominee. The measure even has the endorsement of...
  • S. Carolina GOP Gives Trump Ultimatum-Pledge Allegiance to Rep. Nominee or You're Off Primary Ballot

    08/26/2015 11:01:33 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump has until the end of next month to formally declare his allegiance to the Republican Party or his name will not appear on the South Carolina presidential primary ballot. South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore confirmed the requirement this afternoon that candidates filing as Republicans must pledge not to turn as a third-party candidate should they lose the nomination. At least two other states - Virginia and North Carolina - are contemplating similar moves as way of keeping the unpredictable billionaire in check.