Rep. Morgan Griffith votes “no” on raising debt ceiling & opening government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate amendments to raise the debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts: “In our legislative process, each side must give up some priorities to come to a common agreement.  Over the past several weeks, my colleagues […]

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte statement on vote against raising debt ceiling & opening government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote in the House of Representatives: “The Senate’s plan raises the debt limit and merely delays discussion on debt and spending for a short time and does little to address the fundamental fiscal challenges facing our nation.  The fact of the matter is that unrestrained government […]

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Republican candidate for AG, Mark Obenshain smites EPA coal rule

Friday, September 20, 2013

Obenshain says “you’ve got to hand it to federal bureaucrats: they know how to spin bad news of their own making. “We’re providing at least some certainty here that [coal plants] have an opportunity to be around in a carbon-constrained world,” said an EPA official of the administration’s latest salvo in the war on coal, […]

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Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson at Roanoke meet and greet

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson at Roanoke meet and greet

At a meet and greet early this morning at Froth (Coffee and Tea) located in the Forum on Starkey Road about 35 people gathered to listen to the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, E. W. Jackson. His fiery speaking style did not disappoint and held even the unaware Froth customers captive as he spoke for […]

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Cuccinelli’s transparency election promise at the 2009 VCOG annual conference

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cuccinelli's transparency election promise at the 2009 VCOG annual conference

If I didn’t remember anything about the 2009 Virginia Coalition for Open Government conference I remember this. Then Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s promised transparency. In today’s Roanoke Times Lawrence Hammack, another open government wonk, has an article about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s opinion on the appropriation of public funds to nonprofits without proper contracts. The purpose […]

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Governor McDonnell repays loans and asks for forgiveness

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell announced that he has paid back loans from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams made to his wife and business. “Being Governor of Virginia is the highest honor of my 37 years in public service,” said McDonnell. “I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment certain member so my family and I brought […]

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Cuccinelli video on President Obama’s speech on Affordable Healthcare Act

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Republican candidate for Virginia governor still holds that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional since he challenged it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. SCOTUS upheld the mandate on a slim majority with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding opinion. TEXT of video: A few minutes ago, President […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against delaying Obamacare requirements

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes against delaying Obamacare requirements

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement after voting against Obamacare delay plans in the House of Representatives this evening: “Like many of my colleagues in the House, I want to be sure that all Americans have access to a health care system that is affordable, high quality, and […]

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The “debate war” continues as Cuccinelli proposes seven new ones

Sunday, July 14, 2013

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In a press release Attorney General and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli issues seven debate challenges to his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe. He proposes one at Virginia Tech hosted by Roanoke’s WDBJ7.  Cuccinelli said he was particularly frustrated with McAuliff’s “recent decision to go up with the first negative TV ads of the campaign.” He […]

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Governor McDonnell’s super nova star collapse

Friday, July 12, 2013

Governor McDonnell's super nova star collapse

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has no public appearances through July 19 and he and his family are on vacation. A good idea in light of the mounting negative press reports. Governor McDonnell canceled an appearance in Washington, DC on at a United States House of Representatives Hearing on “Successful State Strategies for Small Business Growth” […]

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Twitter was on fire with VA Governor Bob McDonnell’s impending resignation

Monday, July 8, 2013

Twitter was on fire with VA Governor Bob McDonnell's impending resignation

The conservative blog Bearing Drift lit up Twitter on Saturday night. Blogger Ben Tribbett of the notlarrysabato blog tweeted that Bearing Drift’s Willie Deutsch was reporting “the Governor is about to resign.” Deutsch said the “governor is currently in the middle of finalizing a plea agreement which includes his resignation as governor. ” Later he said […]

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Cuccinelli gives scathing rebuke of McAuliffe in Martinsville

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cuccinelli gives scathing rebuke of McAuliffe in Martinsville

Virginia Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli’s was in Martinsville, Va. Saturday at Commonwealth Crossing. His remarks were a scathing rebuke of his opponent Democrat Terry McAuliffe. “McAuliffe only paid lip service to Martinsville,” he said. Cuccinelli said that in 2009 employees of Greentech visited the site considering it for startup GreenTech […]

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