Rep. John Fleming has a nifty idea: Congressmen who vote for national health care public “option” should enroll in that option, rather than their ritsy Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Oddly, not a single Democrat has warmed up to the idea. “Under the current draft of the Democrat healthcare legislation, members of Congress are curiously […]
The three faces of Mount Taxumore in Virginia Beach are running hard (well, at least running harder than Creigh Deeds) to secure votes in Virginia Beach. Robert Mathieson and Joseph Bouchard haven’t exactly advertised their repeated votes to raise taxes in their brief tenures as Delegate, and Peter Schmidt hasn’t announced which taxes he’ll raise […]
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) questioning of prospective Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is must see TV: By the way, take notice of how Sotomayor addresses the Senator. I wonder if Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) counseled the judge later on proper etiquette.
It may have not made too much play in Northern Virginia, where discussion surrounds the Dulles Rail system these days, but the last few weeks have seen transportation come to the forefront again in Hampton Roads after a water main burst in the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel just days before the Independence Day weekend, causing […]
Democratic Attorney General nominee Steve Shannon has finally responded to Ken Cuccinelli’s call for special session and wonders why Ken Cuccinelli couldn’t support a bill that didn’t even get out of a House subcommittee. Shannon asks why Cuccinelli did not support Shannon’s HB 3086 in 2007. Problem is, HB 3086 died in the Criminal Law […]
So Afghanistan’s great, we are all looking forward to getting health care just like they have in Great Britain, there aren’t any interesting hearings happening on Capitol Hill, etc., but CQPolitics has pixels to burn, so they come up with this: Two House Republicans’ Activity May Indicate Ambitions for 2012. Those congressmen would be Mike […]
Some good reads today on the AG race, healthcare, and energy. First, Julian Walker of the Virginian-Pilot notes that, yes, there is life in the attorney general’s campaign, noting that this past week Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R) challenged Del. Steve Shannon (D) to twelve debates and made some noise about a recent SCOTUS decision regarding […]
Ok, technically it’s the Virginia Beach Transit Extension Study public hearings, but if you want to get your views known on the transit opportunities of the Norfolk-Southern right-of-way, I urge you to attend one of these hearings: September 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Princess Anne High School, 4400 Virginia Beach Boulevard. September 10, from 6-8 […]