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  • Exploring the president’s budget: EnergyPolicy

    If you hadn’t noticed, gas prices are slowly creeping up again. What was $1.90 on average last month is now $2.04 this month, according to the Energy Information Administration.. Yet, what is the Obama administration interested in doing with its most recent budget?

  • VPOD 55: Our position on whether Frederick should stay or goPodcasts

    Update: From what I understand, there were some technical difficulties right around the 6 minute mark – when we were talking about “Too Conservative” (Loudoun Insider probably hacked us). The podcast should work in it’s entirety now. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Be sure to clear your cache) In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Shaun […]

  • Power bills to go upPolicy

    Last summer, Dominion Virginia Power raised power bills 18%. “It addresses recent spikes in energy prices,” was said at the time (Virginian-Pilot) Well, energy prices are half what they were then, so what’s the most logical thing for Dominion Virginia Power to do? Raise rates again!?!?!?! The state’s largest utility has planned a news conference […]

  • Governor signs SPSA re-org billPolicy

    The Southeastern Public Service Authority is about to undergo new management – as appointed by the governor. Gov. Tim Kaine signed Del. John Cosgrove’s HB 1872 today which calls on the governor to appoint SPSA’s board vice the board being led by one elected official from each locality it serves.

  • Frederick NOT resigning; has legal counselPolitics

    Amy Frederick emailed me and was unequivocal: Jeff Frederick will not be resigning, which should quell any rumors to the contrary. “Jeff will not be resigning on Friday or any day for that matter,” wrote Mrs. Frederick. “Don’t know who you heard that from, but it couldn’t be further from the truth.” Additionally, Mr. Frederick […]

  • UPDATED (1:20 p.m.) Latest Frederick rumor: resignation Friday?Politics

    UPDATED: There will be no eleventh-hour deal to save embattled RPV Chair Jeff Frederick. Apparently the one meeting that could have fostered a deal devolved into a shouting match didn’t work out. Attendees of this meeting included Morgan Griffith, Jeff Frederick, Morton Blackwell, and Kathy Hayden Terry. Apparently Frederick left the seven-hour meeting thinking the […]

  • McDonnell kick’s-off new media campaign on Bearing DriftPodcasts

    Former Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Bob McDonnell goes on-line with BD for a podcast to discuss his campaign kick-off and the challenges facing Virginia. McDonnell is frank about the decline of the mainstream media and the need to communicate with the general public using the new media. He also discusses his baseline […]

  • 8th District wades into the RPV chairman discussionPolitics

    From Michael Giere, 8th Congressional District – State Central Committee

  • UPDATED with Audio! McDonnell officially kicks-off campaignPodcastsPolitics

    The complete audio from today’s rally at Virginia Beach, featuring Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and, of course, Bob McDonnell:

    VIRGINIA BEACH (3/28/09) Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell speaks at a campaign rally in Virginia Beach. BearingDrift.com photo. VIRGINIA BEACH (3/28/09) Lt. Governor Bill Bolling speaking at a campaign rally in […]

  • Shut-out: Republican AG campaigns blow-off Norfolk and ChesapeakePolitics

    We’ve heard stories over the past couple months of AG candidates criss-crossing the Commonwealth in support of their campaigns – speaking to delegates and hoping to garner support, which is a very smart move. However, today, because Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell is having his campaign kick-off this morning in Fairfax, followed by appearances in […]

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