Tag: ray lahood

Let’s be perfectly frank

Another thing that stinks about government – your congressman can spend your tax dollars on a full-color mailer full of made-up numbers about a highly-tinged policy issue, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. It’s called the franking privilege, it dates back to 17th century England, and it can show up […]


AFP Politics Blog – Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

– News: Pew Center commends Virginia for budgeting, management, Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. – News: House GOP kills bipartisan redistricting, Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. – News: Statement of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on stimulus, Tuesday, 5:40 p.m. – News: Gov. Kaine announces initiative to prepare dropouts for entry-level tech jobs, Tuesday, 12:20 p.m. – News: Shannon announces […]


Sanford D. Horn | Obama, La Hood-winked, Caterpillar and Canoodling

The oft-used phrase politics makes strange bedfellows could not be more apt when examining the relationship between two Illinois politicos Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood. Of all places for Obama to visit in the latest stop along his “I’ve got to shove the stimulus package down America’s throats” tour was the East […]


AFP Politics Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

– News: Transportation secretary meets with state leaders to discuss stimulus, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Moran gets Petersburg endorsements, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Perriello honors NAACP, Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. – News: Bills blocking REAL ID pass House, Senate, Wednesday, noon – News: Deeds announces campaign communications team, Wednesday, 9:20 a.m.


The AFP Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

– Perriello criticizes tobacco tax in SCHIP bill, Wednesday, 1:40 p.m. – Conservation easements top 100,000 acres in Valley, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – Treasury announces new restrictions on executive compensation, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House GOP pushing mental-health reforms, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House bill allowing government-sanctioned sectarian prayers at government meetings unconstitutional, ACLU says, […]