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Mitt Romney Contributes To Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Defense Fund

Mitt Romney Contributes To Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Defense Fund

According to a Romney aide, he gave 10 grand, which is not much money for the Mittster, but does make a statement. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted in January on federal charges of bribery and fraud involving their relationship with a prominent Virginia businessman and campaign donor. The McDonnells are scheduled to face trial in […]

April 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

VA House Candidate: No Abortion Incest Exception Because Sometimes It’s ‘Voluntary’

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, running for the U.S. House, who most recently proclaimed disabled children to be a result of God’s vengeance because of abortion, says there should be no exception in cases of incest because sometimes it’s “voluntary.” Bob Marshall is the gift that keeps on giving. At a 2013 event, Marshall speculated that […]

April 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall, who previously wanted to ban sex-selection abortions, now says children with disabilities are the result of God’s vengeance because of abortions. …Marshall insisted that he won’t be backing away from the comment as he campaigns for the House, and is similarly defending his suggestions that Justice Anthony Kennedy is secretly […]

April 11, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Is A Spree Killer On The Loose In Virginia?

The NY Daily News reports on the latest in a disturbing string of killings in Virginia, and a pattern that suggests a serial killer: Police have launched a manhunt for a possible serial killer after a beloved music teacher and her caretaker were shot in broad daylight in the usually quiet city of Alexandria, Virginia […]

February 9, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Virginia Taxpayers Stuck With $780,000 Legal Bill For Former Governor

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s legal fees will be  paid for by the state’s taxpayers. There are very legitimate reasons why state officials, including very high ranking officials such as McDonnell, should receive state-funded legal counsel. Like all criminal defendants, McDonnell enjoys a presumption of innocence. Unlike other defendants, however, he was responsible for decisions […]

February 4, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Virginia Bans Flags On Sticks In State Capitol, Permits Guns

You can’t carry a flag on a stick into Virginia’s state capitol building because they’re dangerous, but guns are fine. A group of gun violence prevention activists discovered this when they arrived on Monday to attend a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event. According to Virginia Capitol Police, the groups were informed beforehand of the […]

January 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Former Va. Republican Gov. McDonnell And Wife Indicted In Gifts Case

The McDonnells are charged with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy businessman in return for special consideration from state government. The two were charged in connection with their relationship with dietary supplement executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. Authorities alleged McDonnell and his wife received gifts from Williams again and again, […]

January 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Has The Abortion Issue Jumped The Shark For The GOP?

There’s an argument to be made that the Republican Party overplayed major moves to demolish women’s reproductive rights at the state level and ended up generating sufficient blowback, making the abortion issue a liability in some states. The New York Times runs a news analysis in their Tuesday edition that suggests that the issue is […]

January 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

VA-10: Teawinger Congressional Wannabe OK With Spousal Rape

Meet Virginia state senator Richard H. “Dick” Black. How can anyone think he is less than objectively pro-spousal-rape? Molly Redden at Mother Jones has the rundown on “Dick”: [I]n a congressional district in Northern Virginia, one of the state’s main instigators of culture warfare, state Sen. Richard H. “Dick” Black, is running in the Republican primary […]

January 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Ex-RNC Boss Removes Support For Immigration Reform From His Web Site

Former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie was an outspoken advocate for immigration reform, including the “pathway to citizinship.” But now that he’s considering a Senate run from Virginia, he’s made, well, a few revisions to his current Web site. We guess he doesn’t want to incur the wrath of Teawingers: One day before the Senate passed […]

January 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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