Politics

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Environment Virginia: Don’t roll back fuel economy standards

Americans rallied at the White House Friday to deliver a citizen citation to President Trump for rolling back fuel economy standards that are working to protect human health and the environment.  


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What pisses off the libs?

What passes for public policy right now coming out of Washington comes down to a simple litmus test: what pisses off the libs?


healthcare

Group: We warned Northam on healthcare premium increases

The leader of the advocacy group Charlottesville for Reasonable Health Insurance is saying today that it warned Gov. Ralph Northam that the dramatic healthcare premium increases signaled this week were on the horizon.


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Tim Kaine opposing Gina Haspel nomination as CIA director

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees released the following statement announcing his opposition to Acting Director Gina Haspel’s nomination for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.


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Warner, Kaine on healthcare insurance premium increases

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after insurers filed initial rates that would lead to major premium increases for Virginians in 2019.


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Northam announces $6 million in grants for law enforcement, child abuse, neglect programs

Governor Ralph Northam announced the award of more than $6 million in grant funds to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies throughout Virginia.


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ACLU: Virginia’s use of solitary confinement in need of reform

The ACLU of Virginia is calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to sign an executive order to ban solitary confinement for members of vulnerable populations, in the wake of a report released today finding that solitary confinement is overused, inhumane, ineffective, and should be severely restricted.


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Report: Pardons in Mueller investigation would expand President Trump’s legal exposure

President Trump will not be able to “pardon his way out” of the Department of Justice investigations, according to a newly released report by the American Constitution Society and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.


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NRA endorses Ben Cline in Sixth District Republican congressional race

The NRA Political Victory Fund has endorsed Ben Cline in the Sixth District Republican congressional nomination race.


healthcare

Northam on projected healthcare insurance premium increases

The Trump administration, in the guise of getting the gubmint out of your healthcare, has quite wittingly created a nice backdrop for health insurers to make serious bank.


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Activists tell Dominion Energy to ‘Drop the Act’ at shareholders meeting

About 100 activists, experts and community leaders from across Virginia converged outside the Richmond Convention Center the morning of May 9 to tell Dominion Energy to “drop the act” outside the corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.


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Morgan Griffith: Working to keep schools safe

School safety has been on the minds of many recently. As I’ve traveled the Ninth District, constituents have frequently approached me to discuss this topic.


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Senate Intel Committee releases unclassified first installment in Russia Report

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released an unclassified summary of the first installment of the Committee’s Russia Report, including updated recommendations on election security and findings regarding Russian targeting of election infrastructure.


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Civil rights groups sue HUD over suspended implementation of Fair Housing Rule

A coalition of national fair housing groups today asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to order HUD to reinstate a federal requirement that local and state governments address segregated housing patterns as a condition of receiving HUD funding.  


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Alon Ben-Meir: Decertifying the Iran deal is dangerously reckless

The decertification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by President Trump is most unfortunate. It seems that Trump was not swayed by either France’s President Macron or Germany’s Chancellor Merkel to preserve the deal.


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Mark Warner on Trump exit from Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran deal.


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Kaine on Trump decision to renege on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on President Trump’s decision to break the U.S. commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement, despite Iran’s compliance with the deal.


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Single-payer: Healthcare 10 times better than you ever dreamed of

I’m not here to give you chapter, verse and footnotes on single-payer, why we need to join the rest of the industrialized world in making access to healthcare a basic human right.


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Sen. Mark Warner urges Trump not to abandon Iran nuclear agreement

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined a group of 11 Senate Committee ranking members on a letter calling on President Trump to not unilaterally abandon the Iran nuclear agreement.


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Five Republican campaigns unite around temporary Sixth District convention chair

The campaigns of Ben Cline, Chaz Haywood, Ed Justo, Kathryn Lewis and Doug Wright are backing Jack Wilson to serve as temporary chairman of the Sixth District Convention on May 19th at JMU in Harrisonburg.


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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: May 7-11

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Route 29 Business Amherst County project may create delays

Motorists should prepare for potential delays on Route 29 Business from Madison Heights to the Town of Amherst over the next few months. Temporary lane closures will be used during trench widening.


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Sixth District Democratic congressional candidates forum set for May 22

The Rockbridge County and Lexington City Democratic Committees have collaborated to host a Sixth District Democratic Primary Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening, May 22nd on the Mezzanine Level of the Virginia Horse Center.


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Letter: Cynthia Dunbar for Sixth District Republican nomination

May 19th will be a historic day for the Sixth District of Virginia – potentially.  The Republican Party will select their candidate by Convention rather than by primary, a first in 26 years.


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Democratic Party of Virginia brings Blue Wave to local Democratic committees

The Joint Democratic Committees of Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro will meet on May 8, at 7 p.m. at Staunton City Hall, 116 W. Beverly Street in the City Council Chamber.