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    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a rally of diehard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely-watched election of 2021. While schedules could evolve in the final weeks of the race, the two...
    Virginia’s Republican candidate for governor said Thursday that it was “weird and wrong” for attendees at a recent right-wing election rally to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag said to have been flown at a rally just before the Capitol riot in January. Glenn Youngkin, a businessman and first-time candidate, did not attend Wednesday’s rally in suburban Richmond....
    Alex Wong/Getty Images Glenn Youngkin, the Republican running for governor of Virginia, has criticized the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag that was supposedly flown on January 6 at the Capitol. The rally, which was hosted by Steve Bannon and featured a call-in by Donald Trump, had attendees reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to a flag “that was carried at...
    Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin wouldn't say Thursday whether he wanted former President TrumpDonald TrumpTim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter Trump calls into Take Back Virginia Rally to hype Youngkin Overnight Defense & National Security — Partisan extremism poses 'growing problem' among veterans MORE stumping for him, highlighting the tightrope he is walking in trying to appeal...
    Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, on Thursday disavowed attendees of a GOP rally who pledged allegiance to an American flag claimed to have been flown at the Jan. 6 rally near the U.S. Capitol ahead of the deadly riot there. Asked about the episode on Thursday, Youngkin noted that he was not involved in the Wednesday rally,...
    Mother Jones illustration; Wikipedia; Paul Weaver/Pacific Press/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On Wednesday, Donald Trump and a group of far-right conservatives sought to whip up the Republican base in Virginia for GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, who’s facing former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in perhaps the...
    Glenn Youngkin was nowhere to be found at his own rally, which included a phone call from Trump and appearance by Steve Bannon. Where to begin with the Take Back Virginia Rally held in Glen Allen, Virginia, last night? How about, well, the beginning, when emcee Martha Boneta introduced a flag used at the violent Jan. 6 insurrection that resulted in at least...
    Donald Trump's endorsement could end up hurting Glenn Youngkin in the hotly contested Virginia governor's race. Former President Donald Trump called into a rally for Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday. Trump gave a forceful endorsement of Youngkin and his running mate, Winsome Sears. "I'll tell you what, Glenn...
      Well, this is a weird one. A flag that was purportedly carried during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was introduced at a political rally in support of GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin. A pledge of allegiance to THAT FLAG was then led, and, yeah. That’s where we are now as a nation. COME ON PEOPLE!...
                        Steve Bannon headlined a get-out-the-vote rally for the MAGA base in Henrico on Wednesday evening, where speakers included Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) and Arizona State House Representative Mark Finchem, who is using 2020 election audits in that state in his campaign for Arizona secretary of state. But the...
                        Steve Bannon headlined a get-out-the-vote rally for the MAGA base in Henrico on Wednesday evening, where speakers included Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) and Arizona State House Representative Mark Finchem, who is using 2020 election audits in that state in his campaign for Arizona secretary of state. But the...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to raise debt ceiling Georgia reporter says state will 'continue to be a premier battleground' Elections administrator in Texas county Trump won resigns after campaign to oust her MORE called into the "Take Back Virginia Rally" on Wednesday ahead of the state's gubernatorial and House of Delegates elections next month, praising GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin. ...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin stayed away from a rally Wednesday featuring Republicans who have spread falsehoods about election fraud, although political allies were due to attend and former President Donald Trump, a Youngkin backer, was expected to call in. Conservative radio host John Fredericks, a former Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, organized the “Take Back...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to raise debt ceiling Georgia reporter says state will 'continue to be a premier battleground' Elections administrator in Texas county Trump won resigns after campaign to oust her MORE is slated to call into a rally featuring prominent Virginia Republican figures on Wednesday, less than three weeks out from Election Day.  The rally, which is...
                        More than a hundred concerned parents and residents of Loudoun County, Virginia rallied on Saturday to encourage voters to cast a ballot in the state’s upcoming election. Particularly, the attendees focused their attention on the curriculum in the school system and the recent statements made by Democratic gubernatorial...
    Advocacy groups hosted a “Virginia Families First” rally in Loudoun County on Saturday, calling for change and parental rights in the public school system. Hosted by CatholicVote and Fight For Schools, the rally — held in front of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors building — urged Catholic and Christian Virginians to vote against “liberal politicians” and fix the public...
                        Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke against mask mandates, Critical Race Theory, and COVID-19 vaccines for children in a Loudoun County appearance alongside GOP candidates Glenn Youngkin and Winsome Sears on Wednesday night. A large, energetic crowd filled a conference room; the event was hosted...
                        CLAYTOR LAKE, Virginia – Republican nominee for Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin railed against the McAuliffe-Northam mask mandates at a rally in Pulaski County on Saturday. After the event, Youngkin sat down with The Virginia Star to discuss school mask mandates. Earlier in the day, Youngkin, along with the...
                        Eighteen organizations and about 250 people attended an anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) rally at the Virginia Beach town center on Thursday afternoon. Key speakers included former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Bishop E.W. Jackson, former State Senator Dick Black, and Paul Lott, who is running for the GOP...
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday called on GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin to drop out of an event billed as an "election integrity" rally he was slated to attend later this month.  "Glenn, enough is enough. I call on you to immediately withdraw from this ‘election integrity’ rally and disavow this dangerous, deadly conspiracy theory once...
    Republicans at all levels in Virginia are pushing back against left-wing "mob" mentality, cancel culture, violent rhetoric and attempts to normalize radical leftist thought after a pro-critical race theory speaker appeared to wish death upon conservative parents in Fairfax County last week. Amid dueling rallies for and against CRT last week, a Fairfax County PTA leader was recorded on video...
    President Joe Biden laughed off hecklers at a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday, saying no one listens to them outside of a Trump rally. Biden’s stop in Virginia was his first attempt to boost a Democratic candidate since gaining office. McAuliffe is running to replace Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has reached his term...
    Biden was in Arlington for a rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Friday. McAuliffe previously served as Virginia's governor from 2014 to 2018, and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Ralph Northam. President Biden began his speech by talking about COVID-19 vaccinations, and subtly tweaked conservatives for embracing coronavirus vaccines. "And by the way, you know...
    President Joe Biden handled a heckler and name-checked former President Donald Trump several times during a campaign rally, rubbing Trump’s nose in the 2020 presidential election result. Biden spoke to a crowd at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Virginia Friday night, stumping for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. And while Biden and his aides have been conspicuous about referring to...
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    PRESIDENT BIDEN answered a heckler’s interruption with some swagger.  "Terry and I share a lot in common - I ran against Donald Trump and so is Terry," Biden said during a Friday appearance stumping for Virginia gubernatorial candidate and fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe. "And I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry." 5President Joe Biden was heckled during...
    President Joe Biden brushed off hecklers on Friday while speaking a campaign event in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe's bid to return for a second term as governor. A group of people started making a commotion as the president raved about the Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey urging residents of her state to get vaccinated against COVID-19. "Thank God the governor...
    ARLINGTON, Va. — President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal |...
    President Joe Biden was heckled by an audience member during an appearance in Virginia on Friday and stopped his speech to address the individual. "That’s okay that’s alright let him talk," Biden said as the crowd began to stir when an unknown individual started yelling from the back. BIDEN ADMIN RIPPED BY FOREIGN POLICY THINK TANK FOR INVITING UN ENVOY...
    President Joe Biden was heckled on Friday as he praised the Republican governor of Alabama for urging vaccinations against COVID-19. Biden returned to the campaign trail in Northern Virginia to tout Terry McAuliffe's bid for a second term in the governor's mansion.   He began by praising Virginia's vaccination rate, which he said is higher than the national average, and thanked the current Democrat...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is making his return to the campaign trail. He will headline his first candidate-specific rally since moving into the White House earlier this year, traveling Friday to the Washington, DC, suburb of Arlington, Virginia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. "The President's time is one of the most valuable commodities that a (White House) has,"...
    Several parents spoke out during a Virginia school board meeting on Tuesday, pleading for members to reject a proposal to make wearing face masks optional for the upcoming school year. The Virginia Beach City Public Schools board ultimately voted 4-6 to reject the optional mask resolution, a decision that comes as a state mandate requiring students, faculty, staff, and visitors...
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    John C. Clark/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.On Saturday morning, a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, which sparked a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017, was finally removed. New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie captured the moment on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/FJkgX4Ibgv — b-boy bouiebaisse...
    A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. AP Photo/Steve Helber, File A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee was removed in Charlottesville, Virginia. The removal followed a lengthy legal battle and a violent rally that left one dead and dozens injured. The statue will be stored in a secure...
    A ROBERT E. Lee Confederate statue was removed from Charlottesville four years after a deadly Unite the Right rally in Virginia. The statue was taken down from its stone pedestal early Saturday morning. 3Workers removed a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville on SaturdayCredit: Reuters 3Spectators applauded as the statue was removed from its pedestalCredit: EPA Another Confederate monument of...
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    ASHBURN, Virginia — Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is running for governor in Virginia’s November gubernatorial race against former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), is announcing the first phase of his education plan at a rally Wednesday evening outside of the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building. Present at the event will be Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT), a group focused on...
    The embattled school board of Virginia’s Loudoun County could potentially vote on new transgender policies Tuesday following weeks of protests from district parents opposed to some of the measures, which they have criticized as potential left-wing indoctrination and a violation of parental rights. The policies affect transgender student rights, privacy and restroom accommodations and would require Loudoun County Public Schools...
                        CHESTER, Virginia – The GOP candidates for governor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor stopped in Chester on Saturday afternoon for a rally with about 350 attendees. In 90-degree heat Glenn Youngkin, Delegate Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), and Winsome Sears spoke, mentioning Juneteenth, opposed Critical Race Theory in schools,...
    Loading the player... The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case of Michael Miselis or Benjamin Daley, who participated in the rally as...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case of Michael Miselis or Benjamin Daley, who participated in the rally as...
    Riot police protect members of the Ku Klux Klan from counter-protesters as they arrive to rally in support of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of two men who were convicted of attacking counter-protesters under federal anti-riot law during the deadly 2017 "Unite...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A neo-Nazi group member whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges and obstruction of justice. Patrik Jordan Mathews, a 28-year-old former Canadian Armed Forces reservist, and two other members of The Base were arrested on federal charges in...
    The Confederate monuments that were the impetus for the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be torn down nearly four years later. The Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to remove the statues of Confederate icons Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. “We can tell our history without glorifying it. We can tell the history...
    School board meetings are now must-see TV in Loudoun County, Va. A bitter debate over critical race theory is thrusting the affluent D.C. suburb into the national spotlight. Parents are even being interviewed live in primetime.  What is critical race theory? Last week, a press conference held in front of the LCPS administration building was beamed into households across America....
                          Liberal activist group “Activate Virginia” held a march and rally on Wednesday in opposition to Israel. “America’s cries on behalf of human rights sound increasingly tinny, given our enabling and defense of what’s happening in places like Gaza,” Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Michael Paul Williams wrote Tuesday in a...
    (CNN)Two Confederate statues that sparked fiery protests and the fatal White nationalist rally in 2017 may soon come down in Charlottesville, Virginia. After years of thwarted attempts, Charlottesville can remove statues of Robert E. Lee and General "Stonewall" Jackson, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Efforts to remove both statues preceded the Unite the Right Rally in 2017, when thousands...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and conservative activists will hold a rally at the West Virginia state capitol Saturday against the “Corrupt Politicians Act.” The Council for National Policy Act will host a rally at the Charleston, West Virginia state capitol at 1:00 P.M. Eastern. The rally will feature conservative leaders to rally against H.R. 1/S.1, the For the People Act,...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Madi Williams scored 21 points and Taylor Robertson 20 and Oklahoma pulled off a surprise 72-71 win over 19th-ranked West Virginia on Saturday. Facing a 66-57 deficit entering the fourth quarter, the Sooners went on a 15-0 run over a nearly eight-minute span and the Mountaineers never recovered. West Virginia missed 11 of 13-shot attempts in...
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