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Virginia House Subcommittee Kills Anti-gay 'License to Discriminate' Bill

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A bill that would have allowed religious-based discrimination against gays failed to pass a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee Thursday, the Washington Blade reports: House Bill 1414, which state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) introduced last month, specifically cited...

VIRGINIA: Lawmakers Kill Bill That Would Have Legalized Anti-Gay Discrimination

21 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

John Riley reports at MetroWeek: A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee dealt the LGBT community in the commonwealth a rare bit of good news after the eight-person panel rejected a bill patroned by Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas Park,...Show More Summary

The State Department Hosts a Delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Leaders Who Are Trying To Oust the Egyptian Government

I’m not surprised in the least at this development. Obama has supported the Muslim Brotherhood and invited them directly into the White House from day one. Kerry hearts them as

Virginia Quashes Ban on 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A bill that sought to protect minors from efforts to 'pray away the gay' was voted down in a Senate committee, and companion legislation failed to receive a vote by a House of Delegates panel. read more

V.P. Biden to lead U.S. delegation to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to king’s family

President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an important ally and a major force in the Muslim world. The White House also announced that Vice President Joe Biden would lead a U.S. delegation to Saudi Arabia in the coming days to […]

Bill Howell for president

Now that we got your attention: The Republican speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates isn’t going to run for president. The truth is, William J. Howell (R-Stafford) might not survive a primary challenge in June from a hard-charging tea party conservative. Show More Summary

Lawmaker Elected While in Jail Faces New Felony Charges

Virginia lawmaker Joseph Morrissey (D), “who was elected to the House of Delegates while serving a jail term now faces felony charges for allegedly entering a forged document into court and lying under oath,” the Washington Post reports. “The new [...] The post Lawmaker Elected While in Jail Faces New Felony Charges appeared first on Political Wire.

Morning Report for January 20, 2015

The Lens loses its free office space at Loyola University in New Orleans just as it reports on the Jesuit school’s president. (Associated Press) | (theneworleansadvocate.com) West Virginia House of Delegates considers harsher penalties for violent crimes against journalists. (wvgazette.com) More on New York Times vs. BuzzFeed social shares. (pando.com) Chicago … Read More

Congresswoman: Regulate Vets Not Abortion Clinics, “What Happens in Abortions Isn’t Surgical”

In a discussion on  PBS’s  “To the Contrary” on the subject of abortion center regulations, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton,  the non-voting person  who speaks for the District of Columbia in the House  of Representatives,  willfully ignored the  tragic reality of abortion. After one commenter noted that veterinary clinics are held to higher health standards than […]

Midday open thread: Jailbird wins reelection, a map of federal $$ to the states, police union clout

Today's comic by Lalo Alcaraz is Free speech word bubble: Jailed Virginia state legislator wins special election: Del. Joseph D. Morrissey on Tuesday won a special election to keep his seat in the 74th House of Delegates district, making...Show More Summary

Jailed Virginia lawmaker keeps his seat despite conviction in underage sex scandal

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Joseph D. Morrissey, a longtime Virginia legislator who ran his latest campaign while serving a jail sentence for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, on Tuesday won his bid for re-election to the state House of Delegates in a special election. With all precincts reporting in...

Virginia Lawmaker Wins Special Election from Jail

Virginia Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) “won a special election to keep his seat in the 74th House of Delegates district, making him the first jailed lawmaker in modern Virginia history to win reelection,” the Richmond Times Dispatch reports. “The lawmaker [...]

Virginia state legislator keeps making law while spending nights in jail for sex with a minor

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates is spending his nights in jail while he continues to commute to the State House. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat representing Virginia's 74th District, which includes part of the capital cityShow More Summary

VA state legislator keeps making law while spending nights in jail for sex with a minor

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates is spending his nights in jail while he continues to commute to the State House. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat representing Virginia's 74th District, which includes part of the capital cityShow More Summary

Plea deal in underage sex case lets Virginia lawmaker out of jail to attend legislative sessions

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A plea deal with prosecutors will allow a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to fulfill his lawmaking duties while serving six months in jail for having sex with an underaged staffer, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, (D-Henrico)  was sentenced to 12 months...

California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day.

Pint-Sized Politicians

Earlier this month, 18-year-old Saira Blair broke the record for youngest lawmaker ever elected in the state of West Virginia, after winning her seat on the state’s House of Delegates. Currently finishing her first semester of college, she may be the only elected official that had to go to class the morning after her victory. Show More Summary

'It's OK to Have The Same Views As Your Grandparents,' America's Youngest State Lawmaker Saira Blair Tells Peers

College student and Republican Saira Blair, who became America's youngest state lawmaker Tuesday when she was elected to West Virginia's House of Delegates at age 18, urged her conservative peers Thursday to not be afraid to stand up for their values.

The Freshman Lawmaker Who’s Actually A Freshman

West Virginians just elected 18-year-old Saira Blair to their state Senate, making her the youngest state lawmaker in the country. Sam Brodey has more: The college freshman was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in a landslide—she earned 63 percent of the vote to her 44-year-old Democratic opponent’s 30 percent—and officially became the […]

The Youngest Lawmaker in America Hates Abortion and Loves Guns

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Saira Blair, an 18-year-old who had been campaigning from her dorm room at West Virginia University, was voted into the West Virginia House of Delegates position on Tuesday, making her the youngest state lawmaker in America. Celebrate! But then be afraid. Read more...

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