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Virginia lieutenant governor says timing suspect for ‘smear’ allegations against him (Politico)
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Monday that it’s no coincidence an uncorroborated sexual assault accusation from more than a decade ago has emerged right as he potentially could be elevated to the state’s governorship.
The accusation surfaced Sunday night on the fledgling conservative website Big League Politics, the same site that on Friday unearthed a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page that has gravely imperiled his governorship. [Read More]
Amid widespread calls for his resignation over a racist photo that appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam met with his top staff Monday as he continued to mull over his political future.
At an at-times bizarre news conference on Saturday, Northam, despite releasing a statement on Friday saying he did participate in the racist photo, said he now believes he did not. [Read More]
A veteran-owned apparel company’s pro-flag Super Bowl TV ad that punches back at Nike’s promotion of Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests has been rejected by CBS.
According to the firm, Nine Line Apparel, CBS was apparently not satisfied the firm could pay for the 45-second ad, despite having annual revenues of $25 million. A spokesman for Nine Line charged that CBS didn’t like the ad’s content.
The ad features soldiers, first responders, and images of military graves decorated with American flags and gives credit to them for protecting the rights of those like Kaepernick to protest. [Read More]
— NineLineApparel (@NineLineApparel) February 3, 2019
Three new cases of measles were confirmed by health officials in Houston on Monday, making it the latest city to have the once-eliminated disease appear in recent weeks.
The Houston outbreak comes as new cases of measles are being confirmed in Washington state on a daily basis, and other cases have been confirmed in Oregon, Georgia, and New York. [Read More]
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