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Republican Lawmaker Who Lost Virginia Race to Danica Roem Attacks Her ‘Radical Transgender Agenda’



Sore Loser Pens Letter to the Editor

The Republican lawmaker who lost his Virginia House of Delegates seat to Democrat Danica Roem has decided to continue his campaign attacking her, ten days after the election. Delegate Bob Marshall, who has served the people of Virginia since 1992, is going out a sore loser.

When Roem beat Marshall last Tuesday, she made a point of telling reporters that Bob Marshall would be her constituent and she would not speak ill of constituents. Marshall, who does not leave office until January, has done the opposite.

In a Washington Post letter to the editor Marshall attacks Roem, claiming she has a “radical transgender agenda.” Roem will be the first openly-transgender lawmaker to be elected and seated in a state legislature. She “ran on a platform of local issues, like fixing traffic, creating jobs in her district, and raising teachers salaries, and she intends to follow through on those commitments,” TIME reported last week.

That’s not how Marshall sees his successor.

“If you think insurance premiums are high now, just wait until Virginia Del.-elect Danica Roem’s legislation to force insurance companies to cover ‘sex change’ operations takes effect [‘Roem to push for transgender health care,’ Metro, Nov. 11],” Marshall writes in a letter published Friday.

“Will Ms. Roem (D) also cover sex-change reversals to treat the growing incidence of ‘sex-change regret‘ by persons who find the ‘cure’ worse than the ‘disease’?” he asks. 

Marshall cites a recent Newsweek article that relies on commentary from a doctor in Belgrade, Serbia, a 2007 BBC article, and a 2011 study of “Swedish transsexuals” that is based on data from 1973-2003 to prove its desired point. 

He also links to a Washington Post article published last Friday, that actually negates his claim of, “If you think insurance premiums are high now, just wait…”

In fact The Washington Post letters editor should have demanded a re-write from Marshall or refused to publish his letter.

The Post article Marshall cites makes clear that “health insurance coverage for treatment related to gender transitions…already is mandated for most insurance plans under a 2016 anti-discrimination regulation that is part of the Affordable Care Act.”

There would be no increase based on Roem’s proposed legislation, which only is in response to Trump’s executive order that would rescind the ObamaCare regulations.

In other words, Virginia health care consumers would not see any increase in the current premiums. And, in other words, Marshall, as he has for many years as a Virginia Delegate, is not telling his constituents the truth.

By the way, for those unfamiliar with Marshall, in January he proposed a law to out transgender students to their parents. Two years earlier he proposed a religious liberty bill against “same-sex marriage or homosexual behavior.”

In fact, Marshall has spent years attacking the LGBT community, while not actually accomplishing much for the people of Virginia. Which is why they decided to replace him with someone willing to actually do the job.

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Mystery Grand Jury Witness in Trump Hush Money Probe Is Former ‘Enquirer’ Publisher and Trump Ally



Avid followers of the Manhattan District Attorney’s moves noted the grand jury had been called into service for Monday, and soon news leaked that yet another witness would be testifying in the probe into Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

Monday afternoon, NBC News’ Garrett Haake reported live on MSNBC that the mystery witness was David Pecker, the former tabloid publisher of the “National Enquirer,” who reportedly had been looking for stories in 2016 to protect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Haake notes Monday was Pecker’s second appearance before the grand jury in the hush money case.

The New York Times also reported David Pecker as the grand jury witness, calling Pecker “a key player in the hush-money matter. He and the tabloid’s top editor helped broker the deal between the porn star, Stormy Daniels, and Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s fixer at the time.”

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“While the focus of Mr. Pecker’s testimony is unclear, he could provide valuable information for prosecutors. A longtime ally of Mr. Trump, he agreed to keep an eye out for potentially damaging stories about Mr. Trump during the 2016 campaign,” The Times reports. “For a brief time in October 2016, Ms. Daniels appeared to have just that kind of story. Her agent and lawyer discussed the possibility of selling exclusive rights to her story of a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump to The National Enquirer, which would then promise to never publish it, a practice known as ‘catch and kill.'”

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman weighed in, noting, “nothing about that decision [to have Pecker testify] suggests any change of heart on Bragg’s part to indict Trump.”

Former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU professor of law, notes that Pecker’s “testimony can show the [hush money] scheme was designed to affect outcome of election.”

“He reportedly communicated directly with Trump on payment,” Goodman adds.

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‘Our Children Deserve Better’: First Lady Jill Biden Speaks Out After Six Die in Nashville School Mass Shooting



First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, speaking Monday afternoon at a National League of Cities conference, told attendees, “Our children deserve better,” as she broke the news of the Nashville school mass shooting at Covenant Presbyterian School where three children and three adults were shot dead.

“You know,” Dr. Biden, herself an educator and clearly pained by the news, began her remarks by saying, “I hate to say what I’m gonna say next because you know you’re so enthusiastic and with so much energy and hope and I feel it.”

“But while you’ve been in this room, I don’t know whether you’ve been on your phones but we just learned about another shooting in Tennessee, a school shooting and I am truly without words and our children deserve better, and we stand – all of us – we stand with Nashville in prayer.”

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The First Lady, a former public high school English teacher and currently a professor of English at a community college, was speaking at the organization’s Congressional City Conference.

Watch Dr. Biden below or at this link.

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Death Toll Rises to Six as Three Children and Three Adults Declared Dead In Covenant School Mass Shooting (Streaming Video)



Six people have now died after a shooter shot and killed three young children and three adults at The Covenant Presbyterian School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. Police say the shooter was a 28-year old woman who had two assault rifles and a handgun.

WSMV announced the rise in deaths on-air, noting that the shooter is also dead. A police spokesperson later increased the announced death toll from five to six. Including the shooter the death toll is seven.

Live streaming video via CBS News below.

This article has been updated with additional video.

1:56 PM ET: Updated to change age of shooter based on new reporting from WSMV.

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