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Sustainable Farm Fuels the Left's Sheldon Adelson

Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pushes environmental issues

(Newser) - A hedge-fund billionaire and his wife, a community bank CEO, originally aimed to use their 1,800-acre California ranch to show off soil conservation techniques—but today, it's become a model sustainable farm, and apparently a highly profitable one. At TomKat Ranch, Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor raise grass-fed... More »

7 Lessons From Election 2013

It was a bad night for Tea Party, good one for Chris Christie

(Newser) - The 2013 election is in the books, and while there weren't many surprises in this off-year affair, there's plenty to digest. Here are some bulleted thoughts to help your brain do just that:
  • Some polls had Terry McAuliffe ahead of Ken Cuccinelli by double digits, so his 3-point
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Rand Paul: Eugenics Is a Slippery Slope

The less-perfect could be eliminated through abortion, he warns

(Newser) - Rand Paul was campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race today when things got a little weird. He somehow got onto the subject of eugenics while speaking at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, CBS News reports, and theorized that someday, the short, overweight, or not-as-smart among us... More »

In Va. Governor Race, Top Paper Endorses ... No One

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli didn't deserve nods: Richmond Times-Dispatch

(Newser) - Virginia's gubernatorial race pits Democrat Terry McAuliffe against Republican AG Ken Cuccinelli —and the Richmond Times-Dispatch concludes that neither man is worth an endorsement. "This does not gladden us," the editors write, noting that they believe it's a first for the paper in "modern... More »

Poll: Most People Against Raising Debt Ceiling

Voters as divided as Washington

(Newser) - The American people haven't been moved by all the dire warnings about the consequences of hitting the debt ceiling, a new Fox News poll suggests. Only 37% said they would vote to raise the debt ceiling if they were in Congress, compared to 58% who said they'd vote... More »

SCOTUS Axes Virginia's Bid to Revive Anti-Sodomy Law

Supreme Court shoots down AG's appeal

(Newser) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's attempt to revive his state's ban on oral and anal sex has been shot down by the Supreme Court, Raw Story reports. The court—which banned anti-sodomy laws in its 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision—refused to hear an appeal of a lower... More »

Left Squeals Over Virginia GOPer's KKK Comparison

EW Jackson ties it to Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - Virginia held its state GOP convention this past weekend and emerged with its ticket for November's statewide elections: Ken Cuccinelli, Mark Obenshain, and EW Jackson. That spurred the left to promptly trot out some of the nominees' more out-of-the-ordinary bills , claims , and comments, and no candidate is getting more... More »

Virginia AG: Let's 'Go to Jail' Over Contraception Mandate

Ken Cuccinelli slams ObamaCare on Iowa radio

(Newser) - Virginia's attorney general says it's time to take a stand against ObamaCare's contraception mandate—even if it means a little civil disobedience, Politico reports. Speaking on nationally syndicated radio in Iowa, Ken Cuccinelli, the state's likely Republican gubernatorial nominee, discussed his bishop's words on the... More »

Va. AG’s ‘72 Virginans’ Osama Tweet Goes Awry

Turns out he doesn't want to be bin Laden's virgin, he wants to be his Virginian

(Newser) - Virginia's attorney general learned all about the dangers of Twitter yesterday, when he sent out a tweet that made at least one writer think he wanted to "service bin Laden, sexually, in the great beyond." The offending tweet from Ken Cuccinelli: "How much would I give... More »

Virginia Tech Appeals $55K Shooting Rampage Fine

AG Cuccinelli calls Dept. of Education's findings 'absolutely appalling'

(Newser) - Just shy of one month after it was slapped with $55,000 in federal fines for waiting too long to notify that campus during the 2007 shooting rampage, Virginia Tech has filed an appeal. State AG Kenneth Cuccinelli yesterday called the Department of Education's findings "absolutely appalling,"... More »

Judge Who Nixed Health Care Owns Stake in GOP Firm

Attorney general paid consulting firm $9K this year

(Newser) - Surprise! Henry Hudson, the federal judge who ruled health care reform unconstitutional today owns as much as $50,000 worth of stock in a GOP political consulting firm that opposes health care reform. According to financial disclosure forms spotted first by the Huffington Post and then Gawker , Hudson has made... More »

Virginia Joins Arizona on Immigration Checks

AG: cops can check status during any stop

(Newser) - Virginia’s Republican attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, has issued a legal opinion stating that police may check the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason. “Virginia law enforcement officers have the authority to make the same inquiries as those contemplated by the new Arizona law,” Cuccinelli... More »

Judge OKs Health Care Reform Lawsuit

Says Virginia AG's position on law has merit

(Newser) - Virginia’s attempt to kill the health care reform law in court can go ahead, a judge ruled today. The lawsuit is one of several arguing that the law is unconstitutional. The government had moved to dismiss the suit as groundless, but a US District Court Judge said he couldn’... More »

AG Covers Breast on Va. State Seal

Cuccinelli makes Virtue 'more virtuous'

(Newser) - A squeamishly conservative attorney general has slapped chest armor over the goddess of Virtue's breasts on the 234-year-old Virgina state seal . Ken Cuccinelli inserted his own peculiar brand of modesty to cover Virtue's exposed boob when he had pins of the state seal made up for his staff. The modification... More »

Before Ink Dries, 14 States Sue Over Health Law

13 Republican AGs, 1 Dem charge health care reform is unconstitutional

(Newser) - The threatened lawsuits over the health care reform law started arriving at courthouses today shortly after President Obama signed the measure. Thirteen attorneys general headed by Bill McCollum of Florida—who is also a candidate for governor— sued the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments and their secretaries.... More »

Va. Governor Backtracks, Forbids Gay Discrimination

GOP's McDonnell had eliminated clause

(Newser) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell today stepped back from his move that excised discrimination protection for homosexuals from rules on state hiring practice, issuing an executive directive that bias against gays is strictly forbidden in the workplace. McDonnell and state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, a fellow Republican, contend that only the... More »

Va. Colleges Told to Rescind Gay Protection

Attorney general says state schools don't have the authority

(Newser) - A month after new Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell rescinded discrimination protection for the state’s gay workers, Virginia’s attorney general has ordered its state colleges and universities to do the same. Ken Cuccinelli—who succeeded McDonnell in the post—says the schools’ governing boards didn’t have the standing... More »

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