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  • Does the “Word of a Biden” Extend to the Biden Delaware Documents? . ( Jonathan Turley )

    01/30/2023 11:54:46 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | January 30, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    Below is my column in the New York Post on the pledge of transparency by President Joe Biden in the classified documents scandal. Yesterday, President Biden assured the public that it could take “the word of a Biden” on their bright future. That would be more reassuring if he would fulfill his pledge to be “very transparent” on his storage of documents from his time as senator and vice president. Here is the column: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has repeatedly assured the public that President Biden is committed in the classified-document scandal to move forward in “a very...
  • Biden Repeatedly Calls Dem Rep. Don Beyer by Wrong Name in Echo of ‘Where’s Jackie?’ Gaffe

    01/26/2023 3:03:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Steven Nelson Social Links for Steven Nelson VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED
    President Biden called Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) by the name “Doug” four times Thursday during a gaffe-filled visit to the congressman’s district. “Where’s Doug? Congressman?” the 80-year-old president asked while giving a speech on the economy. “He’s around here somewhere,” Biden said as he searched the crowd. “Oh, there you are. Doug, thanks for the passport into town. Doug and I have something in common, we both married way above our station.” The uncomfortable moment recalled the infamous September exchange when Biden asked “Where’s Jackie?” as he searched for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) in a crowd, despite publicly...
  • George Soros spent $40M getting lefty district attorneys, officials elected all over the country

    01/24/2023 12:05:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2023 | Matt Palumbo
    George Soros is the most dangerous man in America. The investor is intent on remaking the country to his liberal image, from our foreign policy priorities to undermining our criminal justice system. ... To see just how much law and order has eroded under George Soros-backed “progressive prosecutors,” consider Loudoun County, Virginia.. Buta Biberaj .... Soros dumped $659,000 into the Loudoun County commonwealth attorney race backing Biberaj for the position, which she won by a slim 49.5% to 47.5% margin despite the massive cash advantage. ... Biberaj is just one of 75 prosecutors nationwide who were backed by Soros for...
  • Hung Cao Could Be the Republican Who Retires Tim Kaine in 2024

    01/22/2023 11:21:58 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/21/2023 | Spencer Brown
    Cao was a great candidate for the House, and he might be Republicans' best hope to flip a Senate seat and send Kaine out to pasture. As many learned during his 2022 campaign, a four-year-old Cao and his family fled to the United States as refugees from communism just before the fall of Saigon. He then went on to graduate from the Naval Academy and become a Navy Captain (now retired) working with Special Forces around the world. "The U.S. gave me a home, a flag to stand under, and an opportunity," Cao noted during his run. "I’ve been committed...
  • Virginia boy who shot teacher Abigail Zwerner told another he wanted to set her on fire (pic of the boy released)

    01/22/2023 7:14:38 AM PST · by Drew68 · 185 replies
    NY Post (via MSN) ^ | 01/21/23 | Matthew Sedacca
    A 6-year-old who shot his teacher allegedly told another educator he wanted to light her on fire and watch her die, according to a report. Last month, the troubled boy nearly made good on his apparent murderous impulses, shooting first grader teacher Abigail Zwerner at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News., Va., officials have said. Zwerner survived. Zwerner and other Richneck teachers said they had shared their fears about the child’s grave behavior with administrators, only to have their concerns downplayed or ignored, The Washington Post reported. Zwerner had asked for support with the boy, and expressed concerns about his...
  • Tony Dungy to attend March for Life, dubbed right-wing extremist

    01/20/2023 6:06:42 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 19, 2023 | Ryan Morik
    Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The two-time Super Bowl champion (one as a player, one as a coach) said he will attend "to support those unborn babies who don’t have a voice." It will be his first time at the rally, and it has sparked criticism in the media.
  • Did Woke School Administrators in Virginia Deliberately Withhold National Merit Commendations from Deserving Students in the Name of 'Equity'?

    01/20/2023 8:50:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/20/2023 | Rick Moran
    At least three Virginia school districts that failed to notify students about National Merit award commendations are under investigation by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. The number of schools that have admitted their failure to notify students of national recognition is now at 17. Governor Glen Youngkin is blaming so-called “equity” programs for the problem. Youngkin said over the weekend the recognition “seems to have been withheld from them for the purpose of not wanting to make people feel bad who didn’t achieve it.” Indeed, the scandal broke earlier this month when parents of students at Thomas Jefferson High School...
  • Number of Virginia high schools who failed to inform students of merit awards rises to 17

    01/19/2023 9:33:35 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2023 | John Sexton
    Tuesday I [i.e., John Sexton] wrote a story highlighting the fact that the number of Virginia high schools who failed to inform students about their merit awards had risen to 13. Two days later the number has risen to 17. The count just keeps growing. Marshall High School Principal Jeremy Litz just sent parents an email, telling them that “it has come to light that Marshall High School students designated as Commended Students this past fall were notified later than we would have hoped.” This brings to 17 the number of high schools in Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince...
  • Virginia residents reject massive solar farm plan for third time over environmental concerns

    01/19/2023 5:07:13 PM PST · by devane617 · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 01/19/2023
    Outnumbered’ hosts react to former Vice President Al Gore’s meltdown over climate change at Davos 2023. A local jurisdiction in northern Virginia moved closer to rejecting a clean energy developer's plan to construct a massive 149-megawatt solar facility on a sprawling plot of farmland for the third time in three years. The Culpeper County, Virginia, planning commission, a nine-member panel that reviews the county's zoning and development proposals, voted unanimously during a public hearing last week to recommend the facility's proposal be denied by the board of supervisors. During the meeting, both residents and members of the commission expressed concern...
  • Benefactor’s family demands refund after U. Richmond removes name from law school

    01/18/2023 11:11:53 PM PST · by CFW · 211 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/18/23 | Rafael Oliveria
    The University of Richmond recently removed the name of T.C. Williams, an early benefactor, from its law school because of his alleged ownership of slaves in the 19th century. The family argues he contributed to the demise of slavery and now argues the university should refund Williams’ previously donated money to the institution. “If suddenly his name is not good enough for the University, then isn’t the proper ethical and indeed virtuous action to return the benefactor’s money with interest? At a 6% compounded interest over 132 years, T.C. Williams gift to the law school alone is now valued at...
  • Virginia Rejects $3.5-Billion Ford Plant Over Fears of Communist Chinese Control

    01/18/2023 12:41:57 PM PST · by taildragger · 69 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/18/2023 | Erin Marquis
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin told Ford to take its plan to build a massive, 2,500-job EV battery plant in the state and shove it, all because Ford’s partner in the project is a Chinese battery manufacturer—the largest such manufacturer in the world.
  • Ex-Virginia police chief, cops accused of covering up sex-trafficking ring, procuring prostitutes: reports

    01/16/2023 12:46:36 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 12 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 15-Jan-23 | Danielle Wallace
    The former police chief of Fairfax County, Virginia, and three ex-officers are on trial for allegedly covering up a sex trafficking ring, as one of the victims – an illegal immigrant – took the stand accusing the four law enforcement members of being clients of the prostitution enterprise they allegedly allowed to operate. A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., this week heard testimony from a woman, identified as Jane Doe, during a civil trial against four former members of the Fairfax County Police Department: the former Chief Edwin Roessler, James Baumstark, a former captain who is now the deputy chief...
  • Virginia county to stop prosecuting several crimes [Loudoun County]

    01/14/2023 4:58:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2023 4:17pm EST | Adam Sabes
    A Virginia prosecutor says that her office will stop its involvement in the prosecution of some misdemeanor cases. Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj wrote in a memo that her office is “inundated” and needs to focus more on felony and violent crimes, according to FOX 5. In the memo sent by Biberaj to judges on Dec. 30, 2022, she says that hit-and-run (property damage), reckless driving (under 90 mph), trespass, drunk in public, and eluding are among the offenses that will not be prosecuted by her office. The letter states that for these charges, her office could work with...
  • Proposal to limit solitary confinement in Virginia prisons clears first hurdle

    01/13/2023 7:51:27 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    WRIC ^ | 1/13/2023 | Dean Mirshahi
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A proposal to limit solitary confinement in Virginia prisons advanced out of a state Senate committee Friday before moving to another panel for consideration. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), would only allow prisons to hold an incarcerated person in isolated confinement when there is a medical need or to prevent an imminent threat for up to 15 days within 60 days. The proposal faces long odds in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and didn’t receive GOP support in Friday’s Virginia Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee hearing. But Sen. Morrissey thinks his...
  • List of crimes, including hit & run, will no longer be prosecuted, Loudoun CA Biberaj says

    01/13/2023 5:54:07 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 60 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | January 12, 2023 | 7News Staff
    LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (7News) — In a letter obtained by 7News, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Buta Biberaj said she will no longer prosecute certain misdemeanor charges. The move is being made to focus resources on prosecuting violent crimes, Biberaj said. The charges that will no longer be prosecuted include: Hit and run with property damage Eluding police Reckless driving for speeding under 90 miles per hour Trespassing Petty larceny Drunk in public Underage possession of alcohol Noise complaints Failure to appear You can read the letter below: "Greetings Judges: I would like to have the opportunity to present to you...
  • $100K settlement awarded to ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who refused to bend the knee in solidarity with BLM: Report

    01/10/2023 7:21:08 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Blaze News ^ | January 09, 2023 | JOSEPH MACKINNON
    The ex-Virginia Tech soccer player who was penalized over her refusal to kneel during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest will reportedly be awarded a $100,000 settlement. What's the background? Kiersten Hening claimed that she had lost her starting position on Virginia Tech's Hokies women's soccer team after she elected not to take part in a so-called pre-game unity ceremony on Sept. 12, 2020, in support of the scandal-plagued BLM movement. She indicated that her refusal was met by a "campaign of abuse and retaliation" launched by Hokies coach Charles "Chugger" Adair. Hening had been a midfielder/defender for the team...
  • Abby Zwerner: Six-year-old who shot his teacher used mother's gun

    01/09/2023 3:51:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/10
    A six-year-old child used his mother's legally purchased handgun to shoot his teacher at a US school, police say. In a news conference on Monday, police in Virginia said the child brought the pistol to school in his backpack. SNIP Lowanda Sample-Rusk told the New York Times: "She said, 'Call 911, I've been shot' And then she fainted."
  • Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old identified, parents demand action

    A 6-year-old first-grader at an elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, shot a teacher on Friday afternoon during an altercation in a classroom, authorities said, leaving her with "life-threatening" injuries and renewing calls from parent's for greater classroom safety and oversight. The 6-year-old boy shot 30-year-old Abigail Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School. She was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries following the incident.
  • Area principals admit to withholding National Merit Awards from students [more Fairfax Co HS's]

    01/08/2023 9:49:13 AM PST · by mikey_hates_everything · 69 replies
    Fairfax County Times ^ | Jan 7, 2023 | Asra Q. Nomani and Heather Zwicker
    While Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Michelle Reid claims the principal at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology withheld National Merit awards from students in a “one-time human error,” parents at two local high schools got a Friday and Saturday night surprise. The revelations are emerging after school district principals scrambled to a meeting Wednesday afternoon with the superintendent, after Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced a civil rights investigation into the controversy. Just like at TJHSST, the new revelations appear to impact many Asian American students – one focus of the investigation. In an email, obtained by...
  • 6-year-old shot teacher in Newport News, Virginia, police say

    01/07/2023 5:50:23 PM PST · by rod5591 · 18 replies
    World News ^ | 01/7/2023 | Evelyn Blackwell
    A 6-year-old student at a Virginia elementary school shot and injured a teacher Friday, according to authorities who provided more information about the shooting and the condition of the teacher on Saturday. Police say the violence was not accidental, as questions swirled about what will happen to the student. Experts say it is rare that a child so young would be accused of intentionally shooting someone.