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Dems sit in: And Speaker Ryan learns a media lesson

House Democrats, as of this writing, are staging a sit-in to try to force a vote on gun control legislation.

Even Republicans don’t like Paul Ryan anymore

Remember when Paul Ryan was the Boy Wonder of the Republican Party? It ain’t 2012, or even late 2015, anymore.

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Robert Hurt: New leadership provides a renewed opportunity

Last week, we saw a remarkable moment in our history as Paul Ryan was elected as the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives. The position of Speaker is one of great significance in our constitutional system; the Speaker is third in line to the presidency and is responsible for managing the functions of the House.


Stephen Eldridge: The ‘Fair Tax’ is a fraud

The “Fair Tax” (“FT”) is a fraud – it is more wealth redistribution, and a financial scam.

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Military vet blasts Bob Goodlatte on military retirement cuts

Dear Rep. Goodlatte: I have learned that you voted “yea” for the resolution, HJ 59, “Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes” which includes cutting my military retirement.

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Cuccinelli memo spins backdrop for tonight’s gubernatorial debate

The Democratic Party is in disarray over the ObamaCare rollout, and Terry McAuliffe is going to have to answer for his continued support of the Affordable Care Act.

Paul Ryan: Medicaid expansion is ‘empty promise’

The Ken Cuccinelli gubernatorial campaign used failed 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan to poke holes in Terry McAuliffe’s push to expand Medicaid coverage in Virginia.

PPP: Clinton, Rubio have early, early leads looking ahead to 2016

It’s a month past Election Day 2012, and Barack Obama is still more than a month away from beginning his second term. Keep that in mind as you consider the latest from Public Policy Polling, which is a very, very, very early look ahead to the 2016 presidential race.

Chris Graham: How will Romney/Ryan Augusta event play out?

It would seem at first glance that the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan event scheduled for Thursday at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville would be so much overkill given the recent voting history in Greater Augusta. Barack Obama, en route to winning Virginia in the 2008 presidential election, was roundly trounced in Greater Augusta (Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro) by Republican nominee John McCain. McCain won the region with 62 percent of the vote, with Obama trailing far behind with 37 percent.

Romney, Ryan rally at Augusta Expo

The Republican presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will attend a campaign rally at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville on Thursday. Romney and Ryan will be joined by country-music artist Trace Adkins at the rally, which begins at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the event.

Ryan makes brief stop in Valley

Local Republicans have been working on gettting a member of the Republican national ticket for four years. When then-candidate Barack Obama came to Harrisonburg in October 2008, Suzanne Obenshain vowed to bring a Republican to the area for the 2012 election. She made calls to anyone who would listen, and worked with the Republican Party of Virginia. In the spring, local Republicans contacted the Mitt Romney campaign to make sure that someone on the ticket would come to the Valley. The hard work paid off Friday when Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.


Politics Notebook: Polls, polls, polls

It might be hard to figure, but the latest Public Policy Polling work in the Missouri Senate race has Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin still ahead of Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.


Nan Grogan Orrock: The budget and Pentagon spending

Budget decisions in Washington come home to roost right here close to home. And the impact can be devastating.

Chris Graham: Breaking down the Paul Ryan VP pick

John McCain went with Sarah Palin as his game changer in 2008. Does Paul Ryan change the game for Mitt Romney in 2012? Maybe, maybe not

Chris Graham: Down the middle

President Obama on Wednesday released a down-the-middle plan for dealing with the federal government’s deepening budget crisis. I meant the term down the middle to mean one thing – that it features some elements that appeal to the left and some that appeal to the right. But I full recognize that it can mean something […]

Jill Hanken: Ryan budget proposal is an outrage

The health and well being of low and middle income Americans is being threatened by the Budget Resolution proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). It would slash income and opportunity for millions of regular American families while shifting trillions of dollars to the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Will your elderly relatives need Medicaid for their […]