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Tea Party group hosting forum for sheriff, Commonwealth’s attorney candidates

The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots will host an Oct. 1 forum featuring three of the four Augusta County sheriff candidates and one of the candidates for the Augusta County Commonwealth’s attorney post.


Tea Party in Baltimore and Ferguson?

As Americans we get it when folks in other countries have riots for freedom. After all, high school history class thought us about the Boston Massacre, the British response to riotous Bostonians, unhappy with London’s unpopular rule.


Dan Moxley endorsed by former Virginia Tea Party chair Mark Daugherty

Republican Dan Moxley was endorsed by Augusta County’s own Mark Daugherty today in the race for the 24th Senate District GOP nomination.


Ken Plum: Virginia General Assembly session under way

The General Assembly convened for its annual session on January 14. Although the session scheduled to adjourn at the end of February is termed “the short session,” it will have a full agenda of opportunities and challenges.


Ken Plum: Legislative redistricting remains an issue

Just last month a panel appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to look at ethics issues in state government recommended that Virginia establish an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative district lines.


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Democrats: Too fat, too happy, doomed?

Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.


Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


Ken Plum: From polarization to compromise

The Senate is polarized between opposing points of view with a willingness to compromise being seen as a sign of weakness.


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Supreme Court punts on gay marriage: How the GOP loses the White House, again

That the political winds are pushing Republicans is obvious not only to the Fox News-glued set. UVA politics professor Larry Sabato calls it the sixth-year itch; a second-term president, a lame-duck from the moment he is re-elected, historically struggles in his second midterm elections.


Ken Plum: Medicaid expansion-lite

The General Assembly is scheduled to go back into special session on September 18 to discuss Medicaid expansion.


Busy Robert Sarvis Senate schedule includes Tea Party, LGBT events

Following successful Labor Day weekend campaign stops at the Chesterfield County Fair, James Madison University, and Buena Vista Labor Day Parade and Festival, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis announced additional events over the next two weeks.


Waynesboro Public Library: September 2014 Calendar of Events

Waynesboro Public Library schedule for September 2014.


Chris Graham: Trolls

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comic actor Robin Williams, who died this week by suicide, is deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts, maybe forever, because of trolls who insisted on using those media to send her photos of a corpse from a Spanish morgue taken in 2012 and insisting it was her father.


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Senior News Briefs

On July 17, eighteen members and staff enjoyed a picnic at Town of Grottoes Park. The weather was perfect, food delicious & wildlife abundant! A fun time was had by all.


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Shenandoah Valley Senior News Briefs

Meals on Wheels Volunteer for PRSC, Brook Hardin was the proud winner of a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation program.


WWE Video: Jack Swagger turning face?

Interesting stuff going on in WWE with Jack Swagger. The Tea Party-inspired character turn that had Swagger as a heel dating back a year now may be taking on a new look and feel.


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And just like that: Emmett Hanger has already beaten the Tea Party at its own game

Just a couple of weeks ago, 24th District State Sen. Emmett Hanger was looking vulnerable, and I told him as much in what turned into a series of emails between the two of us.


Ken Plum: A bloodless revolution

About this time of year in 1966 I wrote a letter to my hometown newspaper, Page News and Courier, suggesting that Virginia had just undergone one of the bloodless revolutions that Thomas Jefferson had suggested would be good for society periodically.


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Creigh Deeds: What a week in Virginia politics

Last week saw the passage of a state budget and also the potential demise of Medicaid expansion in Virginia. Two dramatic events of the previous few days drove the results of the Special Session.


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Republicans pass budget: McAuliffe vows fight not over

With their new majority in the Senate won with a backroom deal with disgraced Democrat Phil Puckett in tow, Republicans broke the budget logjam on Thursday, finally passing a state budget that does not include Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature expansion of the state Medicaid rolls.


Stunner! Eric Cantor loses Republican primary, ousted from Congress

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., lost his battle with Randolph-Macon economics professor Dave Brat for re-nomination to the ballot in the Seventh Congressional District in Virginia Tuesday, a political stunner that sent shock waves down both sides of the aisle.


Democratic Party response to Ed Gillespie economic plan

Today, Ed Gillespie released a five-point “plan” for economic growth that can be summed-up like this: 1) Ed would like to continue Sen. Warner’s work in the Senate and 2) Ed is willing to flip-flop on policies he previously supported in order to get the Tea Party Republican nomination.


Tea Party, conservative leaders call for immigration reform

On a call moderated by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Tea Party Express Co-Founder Sal Russo announced his support for fixing the broken immigration system by passing substantive immigration reform legislation this year.


Ken Plum: Virginia General Assembly leaves unanswered questions

Last Wednesday the 2014 session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die at the end of the Reconvened Session that is called at the conclusion of each regular session to consider amendments to legislation proposed by the Governor and vetoes he made of any bills.


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Democrats: Del. Bell chooses Tea Party ideology over calls from Virginia constituents

Last night in Waynesboro, Republican Delegate Dickie Bell held a town hall with Koch Brother funded Americans for Prosperity.