Tag: Terry McAuliffe

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Rob Long of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for telling the Russians to get out of Venezuela but worry about what might happen if they don’t. They also groan as congressional Republicans still don’t have a strategy on health care if Obamacare gets struck down in the courts. And […]

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In a sampling of recent news stories, Richard Epstein tackles the NLRB’s ruling allowing graduate students to unionize, a federal judge’s injunction against the Obama Administration’s transgender restroom regulations, and a move to restore voting rights for ex-cons in Virginia.

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You might have noticed in the news today, there is a unanimous decision coming out of SCOTUS. Big deal cases do not often turn out that way, unless of course SCOTUS is throwing out some crazy administration power grab. We are conservatives, & as such assume that defeated power grabs are the least measure of success–we […]

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Feds Investigating VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe for Campaign Contributions

 

Clinton_McAuliffeBreaking news from CNN:

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

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D. J. Spiker at Bearing Drift commits what may be the single best act of local political journalism in the history of the world. Follow the money has an important corrolary, follow the consultants. Since I started doing the TEA Party thing, one theme persisted when discussing political consultants with Henrico County, Virginia residents. They […]

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First-in-the-Nation Law in Virginia Bans Unconstitutional Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

 

On Friday, April 3, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a first-of-its-kind bill that effectively designates all outdoor areas on Virginia public campuses as public forums. This has the practical effect of not allowing campus speech to be quarantined into ‘free speech zones.’ I wrote a column announcing the news over at The Huffington Post:

Students in Virginia might be surprised to know that the open areas on campus were not already public forums, but the Virginia state legislature has made it official. The bill, authored by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly unanimously. My organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), urged the passage of the bill, and FIRE’s own Joe Cohn testified on behalf of the legislation in hearings in both legislative houses.

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The Roanoke Times reports that Virginia “GOP” ex two time(-ing) Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who freaked out when the GOP decided that the GOP should decide their own nominee rather than the usual suspects and famously withdrew his name and support from the process and resulting candidates claiming he had been denied his just turn […]

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