• CQ Politics to Virginia: No ChangePolitics

    CQ Politics just released its latest prognostications about the 2010 congressional campaign and found no change in Virginia. Their projections for VA-2 and VA-5 remain a “tossup”, VA-9 “leans Democrat”, and VA-11 “likely Democrat”. The good news nationally for Republicans is that 10 seats moved from “tossup” to “leans Republican” and 6 seats moved from […]

  • GOP to Announce Agenda in Sterling VAPolitics

    A well-connected GOP insider has leaked the top line on the House GOP leaderships’ new governing agenda. ABC news was told today that the GOP’s official agenda will be unveiled on Thursday at a small hardware in Sterling, Virginia. Congressman Boehner is expected to be accompanied by a few other members of leadership and local […]

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    Jimmy Carter does the Superiority DanceCatch-All

    On NBC News Sunday, former President Jimmy Carter actually said, “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.” Real Clear Politics has the video. At one point when he was back to teaching Sunday School and building houses for Habitat for Humanity, I might have agreed. […]

  • Howell Leads with the Right FootPolicy

    Speaker Bill Howell, together with Professor Randy Barnett today announced an innovative solution to the problem of the nearly uncheckable growth of the Federal Government. Virginia, which served as a model for the U.S. Constitution 223 years ago, would launch the effort to add a “repeal amendment” to the Constitution. The amendment, if ratified by […]

  • Golden announces press conference for FridayPolitics

    Independent, one-time Republican, and congressional candidate for the 2nd District, Kenny Golden has announced a press conference for Friday, 5:30 p.m. BD will be there. The announcement from Golden is intentionally vague: Kenny will make an announcement regarding his campaign and then take questions from the press and general public. Let the speculation begin. Update: […]

  • Virginia Politics Blogcast #1Podcasts

    A podcast about what’s happening around Virginia’s blogs – including commentary about Christine O’Donnell, Glenn Nye, Rick Boucher and Bob Marshall.

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    A four day work week in Virginia?Policy

    Virginia’s government reform commission is recommending a four day work week for most state agencies.

  • Webb’s war on coalPolicy

    U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia) told coal miners that he would not permit the EPA to regulate them out of business, but his votes tell another story.

  • Rigell appears on Fox NewsPolitics

    Republican congressional candidate in Virginia’s Second District, Scott Rigell, recently appeared on Fox News to discuss his relationship with the Tea Party, his conservative credentials, and hints at his congressional reforms, which will be released here on Bearing Drift soon.

  • Glenn Nye declares his independencePolitics

    Virginia 2nd District Congressman Glenn Nye is running a campaign ad in Hampton Roads citing his independence.