Having served in Congress for three months now, Representative Scott Rigell has taken some flack from impatient local Tea Party and libertarian groups for some of his votes. Despite that, Rigell has extensively used his facebook group to explain and solicit feedback from his constituents. With the most recent CR resolution, Rigell not only joined […]
54 Republicans jumped-off the “continuing resolution” train last night as another stopgap budget measure passed-through Congress 271-158. While the focus might be on these so-called “defections”, interesting to note that 19 less Democrats supported this CR because it cut “too much.” $4 billion was cut from the previous CR and $6 billion was cut in […]
Bring on March Madness, the epic celebration for all college basketball fans! In honor of March Madness, the crew at Bearing Drift have created a bracket challenge. You can enter the contest by clicking here. The group is Bearing Drift Challenge and the password is vpod. In the meantime, any predictions on who will be […]
It’s nice to see that balancing the budget, not spending more than you take in, creating conditions for business growth and opportunity, etc. are alive and well in Virginia under the watch of Gov. Bob McDonnell and Speaker of the House Bill Howell (R-Stafford).
The same administration that had a Christmas Eve vote on cloture in the Senate in 2009 regarding healthcare and couldn’t wait to get the bill passed in 2010 – let alone give legislators time to read the bill (“We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”) – wants to slow down the judicial process in having the bill’s constitutionality challenged.
On this edition of “The Score” radio show, we talk with Paul Jacob, president of Citizens in Charge, about a topic near and dear to my heart — initiative and referendum. Virginia lacks an initiative process and the last time referenda were mentioned was during the bygone days of Jerry Kilgore’s gubernatorial campaign, when Mr. […]
Freshly minted Congressman Morgan Griffith, Republican from the Fightin’ 9th District, is 53 today. Wish him a happy birthday!