This may actually be a presidential debate worth watching: [Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli, with the Republican attorneys general of Florida and Oklahoma, will be a panelist for a Fox News-sponsored forum among GOP presidential hopefuls on Dec. 3 in New York City. It’s a debate about federalism, the concerns of states and, yes, that […]
In tonight’s AEI/Heritage Foundation sponsored Republican debate aired on CNN, Newt Gingrich was drawn into a discussion concerning what should be done in regards to the 11-12 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States. He staked out a position in which he implied that we should not deport all 11-12 million illegal immigrants. Romney […]
Norm Leahy posted earlier today that former Governor George Allen announced that he had the support of “Virginia Tea Party Patriots.” That actually is a the name of an organization, chaired by Mark Kevin Lloyd. “The Allen campaign has listed one-hundred folks from across Virginia that claim to be Tea Party activists. Some are members […]
Yesterday’s announced failure of the “supercommittee” tasked with reaching a bipartisan agreement on deficit reduction is no surprise to long-time political observers. Republicans find it unacceptable to raise taxes or cut defense spending and Democrats find it unacceptable to meaningfully reform social spending and insist on expanding entitlement programs. Further, as long as each party […]
Governor Bob McDonnell released today findings that would make the Wallops Island Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) more competitive as a commercial spaceport. “As home to one of only four facilities licensed by the FAA to send rockets into orbit, the Wallops Flight Facility…has the potential to become the leading commercial space flight facility in the […]
GOP Senate candidate George Allen has announced that he, too, has tea party support: …George Allen received the endorsement of over 100 Tea Party Patriots throughout the Commonwealth, led by Coby Dillard, Co-Founder of the Hampton Roads Tea Party, Laura Alcorn, Co-Founder of the Richmond Patriots, Strother Smith, President of the 10th Amendment Foundation, Ben […]
The RTD’s Bart Hinkle offers a brutal take down of Sen. Dick Saslaw’s contention that Senate Republicans “‘are trying to overrule the will of the people and claim a majority they did not earn’” because “‘half the state voted for Democrats.’” Bart says the opposite is true, and the reason is gerrymandering: If Senate seats […]
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in front of more than seventy-five Young Republicans in Arlington, said that there was a “decent chance that I’ll run,” in response to a question about whether or not he’d run for governor.
Could Va. Beach become the new Tea Party poster child for local government reform? John Moss, the conservative councilman-elect who just toppled the entire Va. Beach power broker establishment in one fell swoop on Nov. 8, thinks so.