• Ted Kennedy dead at 77

    “Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port,” said a statement from the Kennedy family.

  • New Energy, New JobsPolitics

    McDonnell’s latest commercial advocates for his “all of the above” approach to energy, which he thinks will bring new jobs to Virginia: The Democrats called the ad “more of the same”. “[McDonnell] promises energy jobs NOW, but he’s already dismissed alternative energy and hasn’t shown how he can expand traditional oil drilling anytime during the […]

  • “Slaying Leviathan” releasedCatch-All

    Leslie Carbone’s book, “Slaying Leviathan: the Moral Case for Tax Reform” has just been released. Get your copy today! The late Jack Kemp called it “a devastating indictment of the absurdity that has masqueraded as tax policy for the last century.” “With government foolishly trying to plunder America’s way back to prosperity, I’m hopeful that […]

  • VEA endorses GOP’s Jason Call for DelegatePolitics

    The Virginia Education Association turned some heads today by endorsing Jason Call, Republican for Delegate against Norfolk’s Delegate Algie Howell. The 90th also includes parts of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Call was justifiably proud of the endorsement, adding “We need to reengage our youth in the American Dream to combat drugs, gangs, and teen pregnancy. […]

  • Embattled Mayor racks up expensesPolicy

    Portsmouth taxpayers foot the bill for Mayor Holley’s limos, travel, meals for him and his wife to places like Key West and Fort Lauderdale. WAVY TV-10 broke the story about $14,000 of taxpayer-paid travel, meals and hotels over the last 18 months. This while being fined by his own City Council, each of them asking […]

  • No Public Transport to Public OptionPolicy

    Sometimes I really feel special to have Jim Moran (D-VA-8) as my congressman. For someone who has emphasized public transportation so much, I find it quite odd that the town hall meeting Tuesday night with Howard Dean is not accessible via public transportation. The town hall is being held at South Lakes High School (of […]

  • McDonnell, Bolling and Mullins choose politics over principlePolicy

    This. Is. B.S. “Elected officials must keep the highest ethical standards in order to maintain the public trust. From what I have seen of published news accounts containing emails and admissions, it appears that Delegate Hamilton has violated the public trust. Based on this public information it would be in the best interests of his […]

  • House to launch Hamilton investigationPolicy

    Speaker of the House William Howell (R-Stafford) announced today that there will be an inquiry into the conduct of Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) by the House Ethics Advisory Panel over potential conflict of interest violations. Hamilton was working on legislation regarding the creation and state funding of a teaching center at ODU while also […]

  • Popcorn is full of hot air tooPolitics

    I gave up on the Jody Wagner campaign when it issued an official campaign announcement that Jody’s popcorn is “Yum-O” Maybe this is the official campaign website. I clicked on “Fabulous Fudge” and expected to find Wagner’s budget projections. If they had a section for “nuts,” I’d likely find her latest attack on Bolling. He […]

  • VPOD 72: Inglourious Basterds, Vick, Hamilton, and the Pre-Season!MultimediaPodcasts

    In this edition of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Jim Hoeft and Kenney the Younger discuss the new Tarantino flick, the return of Michael Vick (and the exclusive scoop gathered by our own Brian Kirwin), the details surrounding the Hamilton situation, and who’s in the basement more — the Washington Nationals or Creigh Deeds?

    Drop me […]