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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 27.

*Virginia Democrats try to regain footing

*Kaine Opens Huntington Headquarters for Democrats’ 2012 Coordinated Campaign (“Candidate for U.S. Senate spoke to crowd of more than 300 at the Democratic Party of Virginia coordinated campaign headquarters”)

*Kaine Embraces Obama Anew — Thanks to Va. GOP

*Virginia moves to order some breast density alerts (Once again, Bob McDonnell will be signing into law a government mandate to provide health care, which his party supposedly thinks is terrible/wrong/evil in the case of “Obamacare” – but not “Romneycare?” Hypocrisy, anyone?)

*McDonnell Coming Around on Term Limits (NOW he figures it out?!?)

*Two Democrats now look to be in race for 5th nod (Of course, if Gen. Douglass does move to run in the 5th CD, we’ll once again need a candidate against Frank Wolf in the 10th CD.)

*McDonnell’s national spotlight turns harsh amid abortion debate (Maybe the media actually will start looking at McDonnell’s almost complete record of NON-accomplishment as governor?!?)

*Years after ‘friendly fire’ death, Virginia family still seeks justice

*Editorial: A bid to slip ‘No Child’s’ handcuffs

*$400 million on its way for Southwest Va. for repaving

*Fairfax man guilty in terror case is cited in report on Islamist extremism

P.S. Also, see the new Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which finds that “President Barack Obama’s approval rating is 53 percent, up 9 percentage points in four months…he leads Mitt Romney by 10 points (53-43) and Rick Santorum by 11 (53-42).”

  • Fairfax County Democrats Condemn Del. Albo’s Comments on the Floor of the House of Delegates

    FALLS CHURCH – After a week of making Virginia a punchline on national television, Fairfax Delegate Dave Albo thought it was a good time to discuss his personal life on the floor of the House of Delegates. Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair Cesar Del Aguila condemned Delegate Albo’s speech:

    “Republican efforts to force women to have transvaginal ultrasounds has made Virginia a laughingstock. To Delegate Albo, women’s health is not a serious issue, but a punch line, and the floor of the House of Delegates is a locker room, where men can swap jokes about their wives. It is deeply disturbing that in the 21st century, members of the House of Delegates still seem to believe that women are second-class citizens, and that the House of Delegates is a good old boy club. Delegate Albo owes an apology to all of the women in Virginia.”

    “I wonder what Dave Albo was thinking, but the answer is, he wasn’t,” said Margi Vanderhye, Chair of FCDC’s Women’s Action Committee. “His floor speech is another embarrassment for Virginia in a week full of demeaning examples of legislative overreach that have put Virginia in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Dave may have enjoyed his ‘point of personal privilege’ moment, but the women of Virginia are not laughing, and no one is amused by the cumulative damage to our state’s image.”

    Delegate Albo was recently appointed Co-Chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Virginia.

  • glennbear

    I think the legislation which notifies a patient is a good idea. It does not mandate any procedure but may well educate a medical consumer. There is a Mayo Clinic physician who has been working on a solution to the dense tissue problem but has been stymied by the imaging machine lobby:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/