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  • Feds give Virginia $55 million from ‘bonus’ funds for roads and bridges. Governor McAuliffe announced today that Virginia will receive this money for projects already in the pipeline and ready for work to begin.  The money will repave 400 lane miles of roads and repair 17 interstate bridges.  More here. 

  • Bring back the fat! Some years back we were told to replace whole milk with reduced fat milk.  The government told us it was healthier for us.

    “Replace whole milk and full-fat milk products with fat-free or low-fat choices,” says the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s influential advice book, citing the role of dairy fat in heart disease.”

    Americans obeyed the directive and now it appears the government was wrong.

    “Scientists who tallied diet and health records for several thousand patients over ten years found, for example, that contrary to the government advice, people who consumed more milk fat had lower incidence of heart disease.”

    Read the article here.

  • UVA DEAN FUNDRAISING/CAMPAIGNING FOR DEMOCRATS ON UNIVERSITY GROUNDS: Rob Schilling has been following an important story involving a dean at the University of Virginia using her on-campus residence (UVA property) to campaign for Democrats.  University officials say its OK because they lease the property to the Dean, so University policy does not apply.  Schilling asks the pertinent question, “[W]ould UVa interpret Dean Fontaine’s lease to permit her hosting an event that discriminates on the basis of race, gender, or religion? If not, why not? University policy also prohibits these forms of discrimination.”  Somehow I think University policy would apply in that instance, don’t you?  Check out the whole article.

  • A year ago Virginia began issuing same sex marriage licenses.  Over the last year the state has issued 2,670 marriage licenses and 70 birth certificates to same sex couples. More on the story here. 

  • Carly Fiorina on one of her strongest selling points: I AM DISTINCTLY HORRIFYING TO LIBERALS.”  Read the whole thing.  Essentially, because Fiorina isn’t actually a “real” woman according to modern feminists, she makes their heads explode when she acts like a real, accomplished, independent woman.  Does. Not. Compute.  Meanwhile, in an electorate in which actual real women are the majority, Fiorina bests Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical Iowa match-up by a whopping 14 points.

  • EVER SEEN A TEA PARTY TELEVISION AD?  Me neither.  But that’s exactly what one local Tea Party has done.  The Manassas Tea Party announced yesterday an ad buy on local cable in Prince William and Manassas to better communicate what the organization is all about.  Good stuff, and very well done, with a lot of cameo appearances by local Republicans (I’m looking at you, D.J. Jordan!)

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund dumps $500,000 into Virginia Planned Parenthood.  Two days after the close of the third quarter financial reports, Virginia Planned Parenthood gets a windfall of $500,000 to use against our candidates.


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