• (Updated) Dates set for special Senate primaries; “Debate” held in the 8th todayPolitics

    The dates to select the GOP nominees in the 8th and 37th Senate Districts have been set. In the 37th, Marianne Honrniko, Will Nance and Steve Hunt have until Dec. 1 to convince Republicans that they’re the best candidate to succeed Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. The primary will be held at the Centreville High School […]

  • The Federalist #6: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the StatesCatch-All

    Independent Journal Wednesday, November 14, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations. I shall now […]

  • Exclusive: 60-plus releases ads against Connolly and PerrielloMultimediaPolicy

    The 60-plus Association, the non-profit organization of more than half-million seniors and is the self-styled conservative, limited government “alternative to AARP”, is releasing two ads this weekend targeting Virginia U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-5) and Gerry Connolly (D-11). For Perriello: For Connolly: “This bill adds hundreds of entitlements and only cuts one – Medicare. By […]

  • Democrats to caucus without MathiesonPolitics

    Today in Glen Allen, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell will address the House Democratic caucus, as reported on WTOP. A well-placed source has informed Bearing Drift that Democrats did not even include Bobby Mathieson in the invitation to the meeting. After being defeated by Republican Ron Villanueva, Mathieson contested the certification of the vote, going as far […]

  • Matthew Berry to challenge Jim MoranPolitics

    Virginia U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), who as recently as two weeks ago said that we needed to elect State Sen. Creigh Deeds to governor to protect us from the GOP’s “Taliban ticket”, has a challenger: Matthew Berry. Moran, whose public service in the 111th Congress included predictably voting for the government takeover of health […]

  • Wolf to president: Don’t send detainees to YemenPolicy

    The most transparent administration in the history of the United States has received a fourth in a series of unanswered letters from Rep. Frank Wolf – this one about the dangers of sending Guantanamo detainees to Yemen. “If the administration does not halt these pending releases immediately, it could be responsible for creating a new […]

  • Forbes and Wolf to be “targeted” by the DNCPolitics

    Politico is reporting that two of Virginia’s U.S. Reps. J. Randy Forbes (R-4) and Frank Wolf (R-10) will be targeted by Obama’s Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee for their votes against the government takeover of health care. Purportedly this is a quid pro quo by Democrats over RNC moves on House Democrats. […]

  • Obama Administration sitting on its hands on energy?Policy

    If you haven’t noticed during the busy campaign, gas prices are going up again: In the meantime, the public comment period on lease-sales ended, and apparently it is overwhelmingly in favor (2-1) of opening our shores up for exploration and drilling, but Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has yet to release those comments. In the […]

  • Two months to catch Mathieson’s Aide??Politics

    It took mere hours for ex-delegate Bobby Mathieson to pledge to spend taxpayer money to try to save his fledgling, insignificant and short-lived legislative career. It’s been months since his aide had been investigated for embezzling campaign funds, and we haven’t heard a peep. “Mathieson said he filed a police report Thursday concerning discrepancies and […]

  • Sanity CheckpointPolicy

    Back in April my friend Steve Bierfeldt was detained at St. Louis airport for carrying $4,700 in cash and insisting on his rights when challenged by the TSA. Six months later, the ACLU lawsuit on behalf of Steve has been dropped since the TSA has issued revised rules to prevent “fishing expeditions” for unrelated crimes […]