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Gerry Connolly: Bush Tax Cuts Didn’t Help Economy ! Let’s Extend The Bush Tax Cuts !

This interview should provide Keith Fimian with material for a commercial or three: H/T: Not Larry Sabato

Eric Cantor Joins The Anti-Mosque Hysteria

I haven’t been a fan of Eric Cantor since he joined John Boehner in pushing through the “crap sandwich” known as TARP, so this just confirms my opinion of him: Everybody knows America‚Äôs built on the rights of free expression, the rights to practice your faith, but come on. Yea, come on. After all, it’s […]

Virginia Is For Liquor Lovers: The Case For Privatizing Virginia’s Liquor Industry

by @ Tuesday, August 10th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, Economics, Individual Liberty, Virginia, Virginia Politics

From Reason.tv:

Remember Bob McDonnell’s Budget Surplus ? Yea, It Doesn’t Really Exist

by @ Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, Virginia, Virginia Politics

A few weeks ago, I noted that Governor McDonnell had reported that the state ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus one year after having a massive budget deficit. Well, Bill Wilson at Americans for Limited Government takes a look behind the numbers and discovers it ain’t necessarily so: Two weeks ago there were […]

Survey USA: Hurt Leads Pereillo By 23 Points In VA-05

by @ Wednesday, July 21st, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Given how close the result was two years ago, most people expected the race in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District to be close again this year. If this SurveyUSA poll is right, though, the race may already be over: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District today, 07/20/10, Republican State […]

Bob McDonnell Turns A $ 1.8 Billion Deficit Into A $ 220 Million Surplus

by @ Wednesday, July 14th, 2010. Filed under Bob McDonnell, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Finally some good news in the Old Dominion: RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia has posted a preliminary revenue surplus at the conclusion of the 2010 fiscal year on June 30th. The Governor estimated the surplus, after miscellaneous interest payments are distributed, will be at least $220 million. The primary […]

Ken Cuccinelli’s ObamaCare Lawsuit Hits The Courtroom

Yesterday actually, and I’ve got my write-up about it over at Outside The Beltway.

Corey Stewart Calls For Arizona-Like Immigration Law In Virginia

by @ Friday, June 18th, 2010. Filed under Prince William County, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Prince William County’s Corey Stewart wants Virginia to follow Arizona’s example on education: The chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors is calling on Virginia legislators to pass a law cracking down on illegal immigration similar to a controversial Arizona measure. Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large) said he will spend the […]

Virgil Goode Endorses Hurt In Va-05, Forgoes Third Party Run

by @ Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

Despite some speculation that he might run for his old seat as an independent, former Congressman Virgil Goode has endorsed Republican nominee Robert Hurt: Former GOP congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. says he will endorse Republican nominee Robert Hurt in the race against U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Ivy. Goode, a lawyer from Rocky Mount who […]

Washington Post Backs Up Ken Cuccinelli On Westboro Baptist Church Case Position

The Washington Post is defending Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s decision to not join 47 other states in siding with the father of a dead Marine in his lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church: It would be difficult to find a more loathsome band than Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., whose sparse congregation mounts […]

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