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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 26.

*Virginia’s parody of democracy (“95 percent of the state’s House races were either uncontested or blowouts…Races for the state Senate weren’t much more spine-tingling…If the two major parties’ leaders are intent on emulating the stolid Soviet apparatchiks of old and establishing a parody of democracy, they’re making fine progress.”)

*India latest stop as Md. and Va. governors compete abroad for economic boost

*Virginia’s GOP targets government spending, a key driver of state’s economy (In other words, if the Republican’ts get their way, Virginia’s economy will take a huge hit, as “federal spending accounted for 38 percent of the Old Dominion’s economic activity in 2009”).

*Mark Warner says U.S. would gain revenue by cutting income tax rates and exemptions

*McDonnell Encourages Virginians To Support Small Businesses

*Gov. using ‘conservative’ figures

*The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists (In a sane world, Ken Kookinelli would be impeached for this alone.)

*Virginia finance chief worries about potential defense cuts

*With weekly NFL picks, George Allen tries to beat the odds (I love it, Felix isn’t even good at picking winners and losers in football — about the only thing he has any expertise at in life.)

*Tech-U.Va. rivalry rarely means so much

*Forecast: Mild holiday weekend continues, with a change on the horizon