• Ben Loyola’s Campaign Takes the Low Road in the 2nd DistrictPolitics

    Checking my email today and received another burst of emails claiming victory in the recent 2nd District debates. Usually, I quickly skim for anything worth reading, most are simple bluster and spin. However, after the VBTA town hall debate this past Saturday, Ben Loyola’s new campaign team stooped to a new low, insulting supporters intelligence […]

  • (Updated 1/25) McPadden dominates at recent 5th District congressional debatePolitics

    Update: VA5thDistrict is blogging that the McPadden campaign provided straw poll participants with pre-marked ballots (not sample ballots) and a separate source tells me that some votes for other candidates were thrown in the trash. Still, 56% is a lot of votes…we’ll see what happens with the next poll to get a better feel for […]

  • 5th District ‘also-rans’ Missing Big PicturePolitics

    I admittedly don’t pay too much attention to the 5th District nonsense that’s been festering so far this year. While a resident of the 3rd District, I’m left to suffer beneath Bobby Scott; with affiliations in the 2nd District I can poke, stoke and prod candidates to assist people who can actually cast a vote […]

  • Wittman swears off earmarksPolicy

    Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA01) has decided that he will no longer consider submitting earmarks, says Virginia Virtucon. Under his new policy which went into effect in December, the only earmarks that he will request will be for national defense and he must first receive a request from the federal agency seeking it before he will […]

  • Forbes: Soft Sand (Forbes proposes cutting spending by 10% each year through 2015)Policy

    Guest post by Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA04) If you haven’t personally experienced the situation yourself, you have surely witnessed it at the beach or perhaps in the middle of a snow storm – those people who think their truck or SUV certainly must have more than enough gusto to make it through that batch […]

  • Hoyer admits Dems have not been successful at creating jobsPolicy

    And then there’s this exchange between Republican Whip Eric Cantor and the majority leader about removing uncertainty from small businesses regarding the death tax, cap and trade, among others: Regardless of who is to blame or not to blame, the mere fact that national Democrats are contemplating higher taxes is a no win situation in […]

  • That’s one big darn IFPolitics

    Michael Barone in The Washington Examiner: If Republicans run as strongly as Brown, only 103 House Dems are safe. Let’s extrapolate those numbers to the nation as a whole and assume that a district that voted 64% or more for Obama is safe for Democrats even under the most dire of circumstances. How many such […]

  • So, it’s really not about women’s health?Policy

    Planned Parenthood has sent out an email alert urging their supporters to lobby against the passage of House Bill 393, introduced by Delegate Matthew Lohr of Harrisonburg. Planned Parenthood says: This bill is a thinly disguised attempt to impose burdensome and unnecessary regulations on abortion providers so that the provision of services would become prohibitively […]

  • March for Life 2010Policy

    Today marked the 37th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that, together with its companion case, forced abortion-on-demand on this country. This past year, 52 million legal abortions later, more Americans now identify themselves as “pro-life” than “pro-choice” (for the first time since Gallup started polling on this question). When the Supreme […]

  • Take Us To Our LeaderPolitics

    A very interesting piece in the National Journal today by Bill Schneider starts off with this bold statement: Republicans don’t have a 2010 problem. They have a 2012 problem. He couldn’t be more right. 2010 is shaping up to be a great year for the GOP. But as I wrote the other day, Republicans must […]