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Social Conservatism Is the Way the GOP Can Win With Black Voters

The black electorate is back en vogue. After saving Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran from defeat in the Republican primary just months after propelling Democrat Terry McAuliffe to Virginia’s governorship, black America has demonstrated that it indeed can determine the outcome of elections. Show More Summary

Citing lack of jurisdiction, judge tosses GreenTech suit against critics

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“A U.S. judge in Mississippi [last month] threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an electric car company founded by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe alleged Watchdog.org had libeled the firm.” [Watchdog, earlier] Tweet Tags: libel slander...Show More Summary

Civil War drama ‘Point of Honor’ pilot to film in Virginia

Virginia better get ready for its close-up. The pilot episode of “Point of Honor,” a drama about a family torn apart by the Civil War, is slated to start filming in central Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday. The show is a joint production of ABC and Amazon Studios; if it gets a thumbs-up, it will […]

Planned Parenthood Spent $1.7 Million to Buy a McAuliffe a Governor’s Seat in Virginia, Now He Must Pay Up

How much political cover can $1.7 million buy Planned Parenthood? That’s how much America’s leading abortion provider gave to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s election campaign, and judging by how recklessly he’s working to roll back common-sense regulations on abortion providers, the answer seems to be: quite a lot. Before McAuliffe was elected, the Virginia General […]

Cantor to Quit Congress 4 Months Early

Hours after stepping down as House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) said Thursday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives effective Aug. 18. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. Show More Summary

Cantor: You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit!

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quitting Congress ahead of his previously-scheduled departure.  Maybe he got himself a higher-paying gig. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. By having a special election in November, the winner would [...]

Week in Review: Another week and still no answers

By Kaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe took the time to do a lot of things since last week. But none of them had to do with answering growing public concern about illegal immigration in Virginia and the nation. Here is your week in review. STOPPED COLD: Gov. Terry...

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

last monthNews : The Newsroom

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay.

U.S. judge hands Watchdog a victory over VA governor’s green-car company

Part 73 of 73 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul HIT THE ROAD: Virginia Gov. McAuliffe, in one of his Green Tech Automotive electric vehicle prototypes. A judge threw out GreenTech’s libel case against Watchdog. By Will Swaim Watchdog.org A U.S. judge in Mississippi on Thursday threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an...

McAuliffe refuses to talk now, but in 2007 said, ‘Shut the borders down’

WAITING ON MCAULIFFE: President Obama and Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia in 2013. Gov. McAuliffe, who was attending an event in D.C. with Obama on Monday, has refused to answer any and all questions about the border crisis. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va.— I knew it was...

Virginia election system gets a new boss

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Heading into the November elections, Virginia has a new chief of voting operations. IN CHARGE: Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the new position of commissioner of the Department of Elections. Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be commissioner...

McAuliffe’s office stonewalls on immigration, Watchdog.org resorts to FOIA

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has time to promote tourism in the United Kingdom, but his press team won’t respond on the border crisis. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In December, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe told a room full of reporters he had a “vision for transparency, of working closely with the media...

Here is One Forward-Looking and Very Ambitious Clean Energy Plan for Virginia

The Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition (VAEIC) has made more than 70 recommendations to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. How many he adopts will be closely watched by clean energy stakeholders in Virginia and beyond. After that it will be the General Assembly's turn to act on the state's updated Energy Plan. read more

Week in Review: A farmer, FOIA and the feds

By Kaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau Feds reward Virginia for botching least food stamp funds ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Virginia farmer tore up Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest deal with a Chinese paper plant, competing interests could clash as the state reviews its FOIA exemptions, and the federal government rewarded Virginia for screwing up less...

McAuliffe picks GreenTech funder for lottery

ByKenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau TEAM PLAYERS: Gulf Coast Funds Management CEO Anthony Rodham, GreenTech Automotive founder Terry McAuliffe and GCFM board member Randy Wright. RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a director of GreenTech Automotive’s funding arm to be deputy chief of the Virginia Lottery. The appointment of Randy Wright comes...

ANNALS OF CRONY CAPITALISM: McAuliffe picks GreenTech funder for lottery. “Gov. Terry McAuliffe ha…

ANNALS OF CRONY CAPITALISM: McAuliffe picks GreenTech funder for lottery. “Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a director of GreenTech Automotive’s funding arm to be deputy chief of the Virginia Lottery. The appointment of Randy Wright comes a year after a federal investigation began into Gulf Coast Funds Management and money raised for the electric-car company [...]

The Forecast On McAuliffe’s Revived Climate Commission

Patrick J. Michaels Hazy, with a 100 percent chance of nothing. That’s the confident forecast we can make concerning exactly how much effect Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s newly re-established climate commission will have on climate change. Let’s start with the temperature. Show More Summary

Virginia DMV Reportedly Reversing Uber and Lyft Ban

Matthew Feeney Yesterday the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issued a news release praising the Virginia DMV and Gov. Terry McAuliffe for reversing the ban imposed on Uber and Lyft last month: We are encouraged by reports that...Show More Summary

Public pays for McAullife ‘photo opportunity fund’

PAPER BOSS: Jerry Peng, with support from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other Virginia officials, will head Tranlin Inc.’s new paper plant in Chesterfield County. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — A Chinese paper company’s decision to open a plant in Virginia reflects a larger strategy to bring more of China’s business...

Libertarian Who Ran Against Terry McAuliffe Gets on Virginia Senate Ballot

On Thursday, libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis qualified to be on the ballot statewide in this fall's U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Republican Ed Gillespie is trying to knock off Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and Sarvis may be the spoiler, especially if he manages to get invited to statewide debates. Show More Summary

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