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  • Under the RadarPolicy

    While the debate roars on for big ticket items like healthcare and more troops in Afghanistan, the Obama Administration is quietly taking control of more than 15,000 everyday items such as: pistachios, beads in clothing, 4-wheelers, keyboards, aquariums, wheelbarrows, and Cheerios. There is a basic belief that consumers need the government to protect them from […]

  • Post-Debate Wrap: Live from RichmondPolitics

    Hey folks, thanks for tuning into BD for Debate Day coverage! Very uneventful debate tonight, the press room was silent except for the clicking of keyboards. My thoughts: – Despite no ‘home run’ moment, I thought Deeds miscued by stating again that ‘the day after I’m elected…’ repeating what he wrote in his WaPo article. […]

  • Kudos to Vivian PaigePolicy

    Time to put the old partisanship that I’m so well-known for (at least in the Deeds campaign) and defend fellow blogger Vivian Paige. Norfolk’s City Attorney sent Paige a letter using the power of government threatening charges of “defamation and violation of privacy” if she didn’t delete a comment and turn over the name and […]

  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters submits “citizen” questionPolitics

    One of the “totally randomly selected citizen” questions during tonight’s debate was about the environment and conveniently came from Lisa Guthrie, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. This organization, of which Ms. Guthrie is a professional lobbyist, endorsed Creigh Deeds. I joked during the live-blog that this question – whether one believes […]

  • Deeds Campaign Loses the Sign War at DebatePolitics

    Pulling up to the debate site tonight and there were rows upon rows of Deeds signs…problem was they had to put out hundreds to blocks the incredible showing by Bob McDonnell. In addition to the signs, McDonnell had dozens of 4x8s; pulling in I had not seen one Deeds 4×8. Glad to see the Deeds’ […]

  • Debate Live-BlogPolitics

    Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds square-off tonight in a statewide prime-time debate available tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS. Also come back here to view the live blog. Virginia Gubernatorial Debate Update: Debate will also be on C-SPAN3 streaming live at 8 p.m.

  • Does Bouchard inject race in Mathieson/Villanueva and Bouchard/Stolle campaigns?Politics

    Democrat Del. Joe Bouchard, speaking with Del. Bobby Mathieson (D), at a breakfast in Virginia Beach, stated that voting for Filipino-American Ron Villanueva or Dr. Chris Stolle, both Republicans, is the equivalent to taking Virginia back to the days of discrimination and racism: Oh, the irony coming from two white Democrats.

  • VPOD 78: Tucker Martin and the bloggers roundtable; Cuccinelli winsPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Tucker Martin, Communications Director for Bob McDonnell, gives us a campaign update and we talk a little about tonight’s statewide debate that will be on PBS at 8 p.m. (catch all the action here on BD also for a live blog). Then Brian and Shaun join me on […]

  • Peter Schmidt RespondsPolitics

    In response to a previous post found here, Peter Schmidt offers this response which we publish unedited and complete. “In response to Rachel West’s October 10, 2009, post on Bearing Drift, the writer is incorrect in stating there is any connection whatsoever between Agglite and the Battlefield Golf Club. Agglite was not involved with any […]

  • Pulling TeethCatch-All

    A few weeks ago I received a flyer in the mail for a new dentist practice in my neighborhood which had a new customer special for $99 to include x-rays, cleaning and a smile. When trying to make an appointment, the woman asked if I had dental insurance. I said I wasn’t 100% sure what […]

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