• Press Release: Wagner Unveils Economic AgendaPolitics

    1 + 1 = 11 Just kidding — Here’s her plan.

  • Shannon signals Cuccinelli as AG opponentPolitics

    In Del. Steve Shannon’s latest missive he singles-out State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli – a clear indicator that he sees Cuccinelli as his most-likely rival in this fall’s AG showdown. “Last week, Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli, and the majority of Virginia’s House of Delegates put partisanship ahead of what’s right, and rejected $125,000,000 in federal money […]

  • Crab comeback?Policy

    Update: Rep. Rob Wittman with an exclusive statement to Bearing Drift: “I am cautiously optimistic to hear that the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay is coming back. We need to ensure the health of the blue crab population, while at the same time keeping in mind the effects the harvest restrictions have on […]

  • RTD: Politicizing TechPolicy

    Earlier this week, we noted that it was unseemly for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to attempt to use the Virginia Tech tragedy as a political statement on gun control…especially when the current gun laws played absolutely no role in the event. Today, The Richmond Times-Dispatch also notes that what Bloomberg and anti-gun advocates […]

  • McDonnell takes commanding early lead in the horseracePolitics

    Rasmussen Reports is polling that Bob McDonnell has double-digit leads over all potential Democratic opponents, despite the Democratic Governor’s Association and others launching negative attacks on the Republican.

  • Pay For Play The Steve Shannon WayPolitics

    In the first quarter filing for 2009, Democratic nominee for Attorney General Steve Shannon reported receiving $272,644 in cash and in-kind contributions from 248 individuals, organizations and businesses, more than double the $105,205 raised by the top Republican AG nominee, John Brownlee.  Admittedly that is an awful lot of money, but is it representative of […]

  • Pac Man NyePolicy

    Nearly half of the money raised by newly-minted Congressman Glenn Nye has come from Political Action Committees, according to the Virginian-Pilot. Three months into office, and already sending out full-color taxpayer funded “information” pieces that look like campaign mail, something that generated SCREAMS from the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself), and he’s […]

  • Jeffersoniad bloggers helping lead TEA partiesPolicy

    Jeffersoniad bloggers Leslie Carbone and James Atticus Bowden played key roles in yesterday’s tea parties. Here’s Leslie’s speech in Reston: And here’s and excerpt from Jim’s speech in Newport News: “In ten years we’ve defended our liberty – right here – three times. But these times call for far more. The old labels of Republican […]

  • VPOD 58: Huckabee campaigns for Cuccinelli; says Obama got the wrong dogPodcastsPolitics

    Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making stops in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia today on behalf of State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign for attorney general. Huckabee, at his first stop in Chesapeake, spoke glowingly of Cuccinelli as a principled conservative and ardent defender of the life movement. “One of the reasons […]

  • Richmond TEA Party

    The Richmond TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party exceeded all expectations. I arrived late to see people already leaving and more arriving. While some estimates ranged as high as 5000 attendees, I would say there were roughly 3500 there while I attended. Even in drizzly, chilly weather, the crowd was energized. They were clearly willing to […]