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Lawbreakers for Lawmakers

Lawbreakers for Lawmakers

The latest example of the “up is down, down is up” approach to the people’s business can be found in Virginia. There governor Terry McAuliffe – the former national Democratic party chairman – is unilaterally allowing 200,000 felons to vote in future elections, even though his action is expressly prohibited by the state’s constitution.

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When Judges Loathe the American Flag

When Judges Loathe the American Flag

Portsmouth, Virginia Sheriff Bill Watson received an American flag made from a fire hose as a gift from the Portsmouth Fire Department. The flag included a blue line in the middle in support of law enforcement and emergency personnel. Watson, whose office is on the first floor of the Portsmouth Judicial Building wanted to display the flag in the lobby of the building.

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ObamaCare: Quarter-Million Virginians Losing Health Coverage

ObamaCare: Quarter-Million Virginians Losing Health Coverage

250,000 Virginians will see their health insurance canceled before the year’s end due to Obamacare fallout. Explaining why people are losing their health coverage because of the law you created is hardly the closing argument any incumbent wants to make.

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Bob McDonnell (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Corruption and Cronyism in the Old Dominion

The first week of the McDonnell corruption trial has concluded, and if the testimony thus far is any indication, things aren’t looking good for the defendants. Regardless of the ultimate guilt of innocence of the Governor and his wife, the facts of the case reveal the unsavory influence that power and celebrity can have on individuals and families and of the insidious relationship between money and power in the world of politics.

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Fannie Mae Headquarters (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Leftists Miss David Brat on Financial Meltdown

Writing for Mother Jones, Molly Redden and David Corn try to discredit Brat’s critique of government policies that led to the financial crisis. But those pesky historical facts don’t line up well with their contention.

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David Brat: Victory By Running on the Republican Creed

David Brat: Victory By Running on the Republican Creed

In the wake of David Brat’s “earthquake” victory over RINO U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia, Brat is sharing what he attributes his success to, and it’s pretty shocking: Running on Republican values. Imagine that: A Republican running on Republican principles.

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Why Republicans lost Virginia governor’s race

Why Republicans lost Virginia governor’s race

Each day, Americans see more clearly what a disaster the Affordable Care Act has created with its health-insurance exchanges. If Republican leadership would have unified clearly around the efforts of Cruz and Lee, and shown Americans a clear picture of Republican commitment to slay the Obamacare monster, it would have helped the party and Cuccinelli. Republicans have lost in recent years not because they’ve been too bold or too conservative. They’ve failed because of a lack of clarity, conviction and courage.

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What the Cuccinelli & Jackson Losses in Virginia Mean

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Bishop E.W. Jackson ran on the GOP ticket in Virginia for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively, and lost this past week. So why did they lose, and what does that loss mean for the GOP, for Virginians, and for the American people?

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Ken Cuccinelli speaking at the 2013 CPAC in Washington D.C. on March 14, 2013. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

GOP Establishment Went Blue in Virginia

Does the Republican Party resent pro-family conservatives so much that it will desert them to fit their own faulty narrative — that social issues are losing ones? If the GOP would rather concede races to corrupt liberals than go to the mat on values that a majority of Virginians support, then it’s clear who the real extremists are.

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tour New Jersey storm damage, Oct. 31, 2012 (Photo credit: Pete Souza)

Was the GOP Chris Christie Win Actually a Loss?

Last night, “moderate” Chris Christie won in New Jersey, while conservative Ken Cuccinelli lost in Virginia. Strategically this has major implications for these professional Republican operatives who have already publicly declared war on their Party’s political base. The Virginia race strips away almost any reason why conservatives should not look toward a third party in 2016, as the national Republicans attempt to foist another “candidate who can win” down their throats.

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