Thursday, August 11, 2022
tariffs

Relics Of A Bygone Depression, Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt Virginia Farmers

Soybean farmers in Central Virginia are sweating the Trump Administration's tariffs as China may cease buying the beans if Beijing follows through with its threats to counter the U.S. proposal with its own duties on American goods.
facebook

Virginia Attorney General Says Facebook Data Exposure Troubling

On Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said that 7,100 Facebook users in the Commonwealth along with 1.7 million of their Facebook friends may have had their personal information exposed.

Matoaca Megasite Plans Dropped After Community, Political Pressure

After calls from concerned citizens and local lawmakers, the proposal for the industrial megasite in southeastern Chesterfield County was withdrawn Thursday.
unemployment

Pelosi’s “Crumbs” Mean Lowest Unemployment Claims Since 1973

For Democrats running on the economy for the 2018 midterm elections, claiming the "crumbs" that came with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act à la Nancy Pelosi have not helped Americans, jobless claims are in for last week, and Americans receiving unemployment aid has dropped to the lowest number since March 1973.
education

President Trump To Pull Federal Government Out Of K-12 Education

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education. The move signals a delivery on one of his top campaign promises to return the control of schools back to state and local officials.
conservative

63 Conservative Leaders Call On Social Media Giants For Equality

In the last few years, social media censorship of conservative organizations and opinions as reached an all-time high. Following the congressional hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, conservative leaders have now banded together to call on tech and social media giants for equal treatment. 
Cambridge analytica

Cambridge Analytica Shutting Down Following Facebook Breach Backlash

As more and more developments surface following the new revisions in privacy laws of tech and social media giants, Cambridge Analytica, the marketing research company at the center of the Facebook data breach, is shutting down.

Amid The General Decline For Coal, Some Miners See A Bright Future

Although there has been a gradual trend away from coal towards natural gas, towards renewable energy sources, leading to the eventual closing of hundreds of coal-fired generators across the U.S. in the coming years, not every coal company sees a bleak future.
mueller

Mueller’s Questions For Trump Leaked, Focus On Obstruction Of Justice

A recently obtained a list of questions that were provided to President Donald Trump's lawyers from Special Counsel Robert Mueller have been leaked by the media. The questions show the special counsel’s focus on obstruction of justice, as well as other somewhat surprising areas.

Wexton Touches Up Her Resume; Helmer Wants To Clone Lamb

Virginia State Senator Jennifer Wexton doesn't realize she's the worst performing Democrat in her own district; Dan Helmer wants to be Connor Lamb... only, um... he's not?
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