• Norm pushing education; Josh talks primary costsCatch-All

    Norm Leahy is asking a lot of “ifs” of Bob McDonnell lately. First, when it comes to SOL reform… “If, truly, Bob McDonnell wants to make education reform a signature issue of this campaign, he could do far worse than exposing the SOLs for what they really are: expensive charades that tell us only how […]

  • VPOD 66: Sen. Tommy Norment, Senate Republican LeaderPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Virginia Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment gives his thoughts during a wide-ranging interview which includes the budget deficit, the GOP role in transportation funding, the changing dynamics in the Senate due to this year’s general election, working with Creigh Deeds, Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, and Jody Wagner, and […]

  • Less is MorePolicy

    The world is watching Iran during these delicate and important times. The White House is very wisely staying out of the rhetoric on the situation. Unfortunately, Republicans like John McCain are urging President Obama to get more involved in the election process in Iran. Inflammatory or antagonizing statements from the US Government is exactly what […]

  • RPV asks: Where’s Tim Kaine?Policy

    Video is being backed up with action. Apparently there is a FOIA request by RPV into the governor’s office to examine his travel. Also blogging: Campaign Spot

  • Polling bright-spots for McDonnellPolitics

    D.J. McGuire points out two good signs for the McDonnell campaign over the past couple of days in terms of polling. First, the much vaunted “federal stimulus” is starting to lose popularity. According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, more people say it was a bad idea than good. DJ correctly notes that McDonnell is […]

  • BREAKING: Perriello votes to bring detainees to Virginia!Policy

    Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA05) has just cast the deciding vote to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Virginia. According to a Capitol Hill source: Rep. Perriello just voted with Speaker Pelosi on an amendment to allow for funds to close Guantanamo Bay facility and move those detainees to Virginia. Perriello voted against an amendment, offered by […]

  • Will Creigh Deeds sign a “no tax” pledge?Politics

    A lot of unnecessary stink has been made about Bob McDonnell, who voted to cut taxes more than fifty times in the General Assembly to the tune of more than $2 billion, and his comments regarding not signing a “no tax” pledge to the Washington Times yesterday: “I will tell you exactly what I think, […]

  • Travesty on the Potomac: Bill Shortchanges TroopsPolicy

    Last night, JR blogged about the hardline Democrat majority’s approach to passing their legislation: shutting the minority out the process appears to be the name of the game. Politics is a rough sport, we all know that. But, a sport is supposed to be, well, sportsmanlike – and all the more so when the arena […]

  • Actions speak louder than wordsPolitics

    Every morning I get up and go to work. I don’t blog for a living. I don’t work for a politician. I don’t work for a political party.