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Virginia is first Southern state to legalize marijuana

By Sarah Rankin | Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia became the first Southern state to legalize marijuana Wednesday, as lawmakers voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a bill that will allow adults to possess and cultivate small amounts starting in July. Northam sent the bill back to lawmakers substantially changed from the version they sent him in February. The amendments lawmakers agreed to Wednesday would accelerate the timeline of legalization by about three years...
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Virginia General Assembly passes law allowing for legal possession of one ounce of Marijuana

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday allowing for the legal possession of up to one ounce of Marijuana.Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax broke a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate, moving the legislation forward years earlier than antici...
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Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says Gov. McAuliffe treated him like George Floyd, Emmett Till, after sexual assault allegations surfaced

Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax. Zach Gibson/Getty Images In a televised debate, Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax likened himself to Emmett Till and George Floyd. He accused Gov. Terry McAuliffe of treating him like Floyd when sexual assault allegations surfaced. McAuliffe is leading the race in this year's Democratic primary for Virginia governor. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a televised Democratic primary debate on Tuesday, Virginia's Lt. Gov...
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Virginia lieutenant governor says he was treated like George Floyd or Emmett Till when told to resign over sexual assault allegations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared the calls for him to resign following sexual assault allegations against him in 2019 to the high-profile killings of two Black men, using the comment to attack former Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday during the first debate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Compares Himself To George Floyd, Emmett Till

The Democratic candidate for governor said he has been denied due process like other Black men throughout history.
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Appeals Court Takes up Fairfax's Defamation Case Against CBS

Appellate judges reviewing a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax expressed concern that journalists gave an overly credulous reaction to two women who accused him of sexual assault.
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax joins Black women in governor’s race

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax delivered a campaign speech at the Old Court House in Fairfax in northern Virginia. Three Black Democrats, including Fairfax, are currently vying for the party’s 2021 nomination to the governor’s house.
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Virginia: Anti-Gun Majority Takes Gratuitous Victory Lap

Anti-gun groups are joyously celebrating the wanton destruction of America's freedoms in Virginia. IMG iStock-884220580 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite the anti-gun laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2020 session having already taken effect on July 1st, anti-gun groups demanded and received a bill signing ceremony in Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam was more than happy to appease these groups backed by out-of-state interests to show a good return on their investment that put an ant...
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Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan Launches Bid to Become First Black Female Governor

Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan announced on Thursday that she will run for governor in 2021, becoming the latest candidate to join the Democratic primary well over a year before the election, with a focus on combating racial injustice. “We’re at a critical moment in Virginia where we have to recover from four crises happening at the same time: a health pandemic, an economic crisis, a reckoning with racial injustice, and a growing lack of faith in people in government’s ability to solve p...
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Joe Biden has a #MeToo problem

Democrats have a big MeToo problem on their hands, and how they handle it could — and should — go a long way towards determining the outcome of the presidential election.The problem allegedly involves former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, the Dems' presumptive presidential nominee, was accused last week of sexual assault by a former staffer, Tara Reade. She told a podcast host that in 1993, Biden pushed her against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers. "I thought this was my future, a...
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Judge dismisses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's lawsuit against CBS

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax's lawsuit against CBS, which alleged the network defamed him when it aired interviews in 2019 with two women who accused him of sexual assault.
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Professor Seeks Assembly Seat After Making Sex Assault Claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A college professor who has accused the lieutenant governor of Virginia of sexual assault announced Tuesday she is running for an open California Assembly seat being sought by a dozen mostly Democratic candidates. Vanessa Tyson, a Democrat, is seeking the seat in a district that includes her hometown of Whittier, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. In posts on her Facebook page and a campaign website, Tyson said she wants to strengthen environmental protec...
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Why You Should Be Watching The Virginia Statehouse This Election Day

In 2016, Virginia was the only state from the former Confederacy to vote for Hillary Clinton. Since then, its elections have attracted nationwide attention as a rare marriage of DC-adjacent Democrats in the north, and Trump-friendly country down south. Political observers use trends in the state to predict trends across the country – this time, for 2020. On Tuesday, all 140 of its state General Assembly seats are up for reelection. Currently, Republicans hold slight majorities in both chamber...
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A blackface scandal rocked Virginia. Now, Democrats may still win full control of government

After Ralph Northam's blackface scandal and Justin Fairfax's sexual assault allegations, Virginia Democrats were in chaos. Now they may win the state.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of scandals surrounding Virginia’s top Democrats has made it difficult for them to raise money in a key election year. Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring all posted anemic campaign finance reports Monday that are far below what their predecessors have raised at […]
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Virginia lieutenant governor asks for investigations into sexual assault allegations

Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday called for investigations into sexual assault allegations made against him by two women, saying he is "confident" the investigations will clear his name.
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Second Fairfax Accuser Says He Acknowledged Alleged Assault In College

After calling for the Virginia legislature to hold public hearings for both herself and another woman who has accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) of sexual assault, Meredith Watson told CBS’s Gayle King that Fairfax acknowledged the alleged incident at a party when they were still in college. Watson came forward with accusations that Fairfax allegedly sexually assaulted and raped her when they were in college at Duke University not long after another woman, Vanessa Tyson, alleged that Fairfax...
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Justin Fairfax's accusers speak out

Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Edwards spoke to CBS' Gayle King about their sex assault allegations against the Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax.
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Two Fairfax Accusers Call For VA Legislature To Hold Hearing In New Session

The two women who have accused Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault are calling on the Virginia General Assembly to hold a public hearing when the new session begins on Wednesday. According to interviews with CBS News, both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson want to testify about their allegations under oath. Tyson was the first to come forward in February with accusations against Fairfax when Democrats were in the midst of calls for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation ov...
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Accuser: Virginia lieutenant gov’s response ‘disgraceful’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says his response has been “disgraceful, irresponsible and manipulative.” In an interview aired Monday with CBS News, Vanessa Tyson criticized Fairfax for comparing himself to lynching victims when he defended himself in a speech on the state […]
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Accuser still wants Virginia lieutenant governor to resign

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first of two women to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says she still wants him to resign. CBS News released excerpts Sunday of its interview with Vanessa Tyson, who says Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in 2004. The full interview will air Monday. Fairfax […]
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Virginia lieutenant governor again denies allegations, says he took polygraphs

Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax's office issued a statement Sunday again denying allegations of sexual assault and saying Fairfax took two polygraph exams in an effort to show he is telling the truth.
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Virginia lieutenant governor again denies sexual assault allegations, says he took polygraphs

Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax's office issued a statement Sunday again denying allegations of sexual assault and saying Fairfax took two polygraph exams in an effort to show he is telling the truth.
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#ThemToo: Silence over sexual violence on the border is deafening

The media is very vocal about victims of sexual violence — but only when it suits their political agenda. They emphasize “#MeToo,” but they fail to stand up for “#ThemToo.” Since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, activists have eagerly rallied behind numerous women whose claims offered the potential to advance the anti-Trump agenda of the Democrat Party. When Professor Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a high school part...
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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

The lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were no...
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Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax Speaks Out Against Allegations Against Him

Justin Fairfax used the final day of Virginia's legislative session to address two allegations of sexual assault against him, saying there's been a rush to judgment that he compared to lynchings.
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Virginia’s Justin Fairfax Compared Himself to Lynching Victims in an Impromptu Address

Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 legislative session was coming to a close
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compares sexual assault allegation backlash to lynchings

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared his experience facing two sexual assault allegations to those of lynching victims lacking due process in an impromptu speech on the Virginia Senate floor Sunday.
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Politician compares sexual assault allegations to lynching

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared the assault allegations against him to those of lynchings lacking due process while giving an impromptu floor speech.
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