The rabid following of failed Alaska governor and one-time vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a mystery to anyone with an IQ above that of an average plant, but a recent letter to the editor of the Roanoke Times by Jon R. Harris of Roanoke illustrates the the outright inanity of some who genuflect at […]
Clinger's Pizza Inn overcharged customers, but he says he wasn't aware of it until this week
My Page One story in today’s Floyd Press tells of a a consistent overcharging of customers of Floyd’s Pizza Inn Restaurant, owned and operated by county board of supervisors chairman Case Clinger. Pizza Inn has been charging customers 10.3 percent sales tax on purchases for at least a year — almost double what was really […]
The 17-year-old girl who was found in Morrissey's town house
Democratic Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey, a controversial legislator and lawyer in the Old Dominion, now faces charges that he had sex with a minor at least twice in his law office, possesses pornographic images of an underage female and solicited others to obtain even more such images. Indictments handed down by a special grand jury […]
Mark Warner was still governor of Virginia when he came to Floyd in 2005 to hold a town meeting at The Floyd Country Store. The three county supervisors on the front row in the photo — Jerry Boothe, Kerry Whitlock and David Ingram — no longer serve on the board. Boothe quit on his own. […]
Looks like the governor and his wife made it a habit to accept, and hide, lavish gifts.
Looks like former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, already facing prosecution for selling favors during his scandal-scarred term in office, is facing even more problems. Now prosecutors say McDonnell and his former Washington Redskins cheerleader wife accepted a $23,000 fancy trip to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina with University of Virginia Board of Visitors […]
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today said he will sign the new two-year fiscal budget approved by the General Assembly late last week but will veto an amendment that seeks to stop him from implementing any expansion of the Medicaid program to take advantage of Obamacare. McAuliffe also announced he is scrapping a legislative Medicaid “reform” […]
The Virginia General Assembly, now completely under Republican control, late Thursday passed a budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 but that budget is not yet law. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, unhappy with amendments that put a halt to his plans to expand Mediciad through options under Obamacare, could veto the entire […]
The standard political spin out of House Minority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Tuesday’s Virginia GOP primary declares the election’s stunning result a tea party win. In reality, neither the tea party or primary winner Dave Brat beat the number two Republican in the House of Representatives. Cantor beat himself. The arrogant, ego-driven Congressman from […]
Ask a Virginia Democrat for a public comment about Governor Terry McAuliffe and you get the standard political rhetoric about what “a great job he is doing,” Talk to them privately and a different picture emerges. The celebration over McAuliffe’s victory last November is over and an increasing number of Democrats admit, off the record, […]
Voters Tuesday sent a strong message to the once-formidable tea party: We don’t like you and we don’t want you representing us in Congress. Tea party candidates lost big in Senate primaries in Kentucky and Georgia as GOP voters rallied behind “establishment” party candidates who stand a better chance of running strong against Democratic candidates […]
Looks like Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for ways to tell the Republican-controlled General Assembly to go screw itself while bypassing the legislature to implement his controversial Medicaid expansion plan that has brought state government to a virtual halt. McAuliffe has fellow Democrat and Attorney General Mark Herring researching whether or not he […]
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, catching hell from both Republicans and Democrats for the blatant “access for cash” fundraising effort by his new political action committee aimed at high-dollar donors, is now claiming he knew nothing about a recent email sent out by the committee selling access at various levels of contributions up to 100 grand. “They put out a piece of paper I had never seen or approved,” McAuliffe told radio listeners on WRVA radio Thursday when asked about the solicitations by his Common Good Virginia PAC. That solicitation sold a private dinner with the governor and his wife, plus…
If one reads between the lines of the latest mountain of motions filed by the legal defense team for former and disgraced Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, it seems the best way for the governor to get off is to reveal just what his former pro football cheerleader wife was doing to him rather than getting […]
Access to new Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is for sale and he doesn’t come cheap. The governor’s Political Action Committee is pitching “insider access” which includes a private dinner with he and his wife, participate in roundtable discussions with Virginia’s top politician and meet once a month with the Old Dominion’s “policy experts.” While it […]
McDonnell and his wife were living far beyond their means and came to office deep in a financial hole.
As more and more details emerge about the acceptance of gifts, loans and more by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen during their fours years in Executive Mansion in Richmond, a picture of a chief executive up to his butt in debts and scrambling to pay bills emerges. McDonnell and his wife […]
Virginia inaugurated a new governor over the weekend, a Democrat after four years of Republican leadership by the scandal-scarred Bob McDonnell. Democrats now occupy the top three positions in Virginia: Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Four years of hysteria from now deposed Republican attorney general Ken Cuccinelli are over. As a political agnostic and […]
"It's over," a dispirited Obenshain aide said Wednesday afternoon. "We lost."
State Sen. Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, gave up on his effort to reverse his loss through a recount and conceded defeat to Democrat Mark Herring Wednesday afternoon. “It is apparent that our campaign is going to come up a few votes short,” Obenshain said to reporters in a late afternoon press […]
The Washington Post is reporting that Republican Attorney General candidate Mark Obenshain will concede the Virginia Attorney General’s race to Democrat Mark Herring before final results of a recount are announced. Obenshain, the paper says in a report attributed to two sources, will conceded Wednesday afternoon even though the recount is scheduled to continue through […]
The suspended effort doesn't mean the issue is dead -- just in a pause mode...for now.
The company trying to persuade the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate the ban on uranium mining in Virginia is suspending its lobbying efforts for the time being because Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe opposes lifting the ban and they admit trying to get the ban repealed in the 2014 legislative agenda would be a waste of money. […]
In the least surprising news out of a statewide election of surprises this year, Republican Attorney General Candidate Mark Obenshain is requesting a recount after the official canvass of this month’s election shows him trailing Democrat Mark Herring by 165 votes out of the 2.2 million cast. Recounts are virtually automatic in such races and […]