Fall’s Harbinger In Fairfax County

May 4, 2016 11:04 PM0 comments

If the contagious enthusiasm on display last weekend at the annual Democratic Party banquet in Northern Virginia’s million-strong Fairfax County, just across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, is any indicator, then the Democrats are primed for an explosive outburst of campaigning this fall that they hope will compel them […]

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Tubman & Hamilton Make the Cut

April 29, 2016 3:06 PM0 comments

One of the happier things in these days was the decision by the U.S. Treasury last week to switch up images on the $20 bill and the $10 bill. Harriet Tubman, African-American Civil War hero, is going on the front of the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson, who will be […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Springtime In Congress Means ‘Appropriations’

April 28, 2016 9:37 AM0 comments

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law;” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 Every spring Congress begins to draft legislation to fund the federal government after receiving the President’s budget request. Traditionally, Congress will hold hearings on the […]

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Time for Democrats to Pivot to the General Election

April 20, 2016 5:15 PM0 comments

This is a very sad day for those of us who are Bernie Sanders supporters. It is a morning of mourning – and a time of grave disappointment, and for some, disillusionment. For those who worked the phone banks, knocked on doors, donated money, and had countless conversations to persuade […]

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OK, Thank You, Bernie Sanders

5:15 PM0 comments

Following Tuesday’s New York primary, everybody knows it’s now all over but the shouting in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton will make history as the first woman to win the party’s nomination for president in Philadelphia this summer. Meanwhile, we remain uncertain who her GOP rival […]

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Big Business vs. Bigotry in North Carolina

April 13, 2016 5:57 PM0 comments

Facing a torrent of criticism for signing a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill, North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory took baby steps away from the measure. With a threatened exodus of corporations, the governor signed an executive order on Tuesday that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation for state workers. Unfortunately, he […]

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