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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 27. In the image, note that #romneyshambles was the #1 trending topic on Twitter yesterday, and is still #3 this morning! Essentially, Mitt Romney has made himself the laughing stock of the world, at least the “Anglo-Saxon” world. Ha.

*Romney tries to steer around Olympics gaffe in Britain (As usual, the corporate media gets the story only partly right; Romney made a number of gaffes, not just about the Olympics.)

*Romney’s Central Foreign Policy Attack Against Obama Unravels (In contrast, Talking Points Memo nails it!)

*Romney Olympic success required federal payout (Ha! Apparently Romney didn’t “build that” on his own, but with help from the government. Fascinating.)

*Civic groups to Va.: Allow voter forms (Bottom line: Republicans do everything they can to prevent people from voting. Democrats do everything they can to help people vote. Hmmm…which one believes in democracy?)

*Quick hits: Dems bill Allen, vets defend Kaine, Bolling blasts regs, GOP recruits women

*U.S. Chamber ad hits Kaine’s governor record (Again, remember, the national Chamber of Commerce is no more than an arm of the Republican Party. Plus, calling a guy who cut taxes and billions in spending while governor of Virginia a fan of “big government” is beyond laughable.)

*John Thune to open Springfield office for Romney campaign

*Va. senators buck Obama on offshore drilling (To put it mildly, oil drilling off Virginia’s coast is not wise. Unless, of course, you enjoyed the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.)

*A regional merger worth discussing

*Taxpayers on hook for $1b in Tysons upgrades

*Pittsylvania board chairman: Statements not meant to offend

*Episcopal Diocese of Va. to consecrate first female bishop

*Congressman Hurt Says Okay to Debates (This should be amusing!)

*Forbes urges McDonnell to drop I-95 toll idea

*Redskins sites narrowed to four; team GM seems open to non-city location

*Nationals share best record in MLB

with Yankees after routing Brewers
(“Sixth win in row moves club to 20 games over .500 for first time since baseball returned to Washington.”)

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  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Since Boards of Supervisors are befuddled by what to do about their sectarian prayers, I have one for them that should pass ACLU muster:

    Eternal Power of the Universe,

    It was Jesus, whom Christians worship as savior and Son of God, who gave us these words regarding how we should pray:

    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the houses of worship and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full…But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6)