Virginia

Howard Univ. Lawyers Tell Supreme Court Outlawing Gay Marriage is Like Outlawing Interracial Marriage | Your Black World

The brief, filed by the Civil Rights Clinic at the school, offers examples which demonstrate that complaints against  gay marriage are nothing more than rehashings of arguments that were used to outlaw interracial marriage, until the issue was finally decided in the case of Loving v. Virginia:

via Howard Univ. Lawyers Tell Supreme Court Outlawing Gay Marriage is Like Outlawing Interracial Marriage | Your Black World.

 

White House not “hopeful” sequester will be averted – CBS News

Senior administration officials do not expect the spending cuts to be averted; they expect them to happen.

“It doesn’t look hopeful that we will resolve this before Saturday,” said one senior official who briefed reporters Tuesday afternoon.

The White House does detect some differences emerging among Republicans and pointed to comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., who flew with President Obama to Virginia on Tuesday.

via White House not “hopeful” sequester will be averted – CBS News.

 

Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians

Blacks and Hispanics in Maryland and Virginia are much more likely to be poor than whites or Asians in the two states, but their poverty rates are still lower than the national average, the census said Wednesday.

A census report on poverty rates for various racial and ethnic groups said poverty was widespread among American Indians, blacks and Hispanics.

via Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians.

 

Clinton: America’s Debt Problems ‘Can’t Be Solved’ With Austerity | ThinkProgress

Former president Bill Clinton urged House Democrats to avoid the push for immediate austerity at a party retreat in Virginia today, pointing to Europe’s failed deficit-cutting experiment that has led to further economic malaise instead of prosperity.

via Clinton: America’s Debt Problems ‘Can’t Be Solved’ With Austerity | ThinkProgress.

 

Virginia Senate GOP, under fire for remap tactic, playing “plantation politics”

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown/Associated Press - Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, angrily accused the Republican members of the Senate of “plantation politics” Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in Richmond, Va., regarding the vote Monday on a redistricting plan passed in the Senate in Richmond.

Despair over the partisan rift was so deep that many lawmakers of both parties compared the damage to the 2001 session, the only one in modern Virginia history to adjourn without finishing work on the state budget.

via Virginia Senate GOP, under fire for remap tactic, playing “plantation politics”.