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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, July 30.

*Republicans vs. Women (“House Republicans have not given up on their campaign to narrow access to birth control, abortion care and lifesaving cancer screenings. Far from it.”)

*In Israel, Romney Takes Hard Stand Against Iran (No question, Romney’s a foreign policy hard liner, advised by many of the usual suspects from the Bush administration and who “leans forward” on the use of military force. If that doesn’t excite you, then you definitely don’t want to vote for Romney in November.)

*Virginia Voters Ask Whom To Blame For Defense Cut Risk (Just remember, none of this would have happened if Eric Can’tor and Company hadn’t held the country hostage to a normally routine increase in the debt ceiling.)

*McDonnell sees Paul platform influence (“Virginia governor says tea party involved in plank”)

*McDonnell targets defense spending, but opposes automatic cuts

*A lifetime sentence for felons

*Editorial: Misinformation clouds voter registration flap (“Despite accusations, state law isn’t clear on the validity of pre-printed voter application forms.”)

*Civic league’s quest to ban smoking on Chic’s Beach gets a new ally

*Photo of the Day: Lee District Dems Gather for Annual Luau (“Annual Democratic fundraiser Saturday featured Senate candidate Tim Kaine, county board Chair Sharon Bulova and other elected officials.”)

*Portsmouth senator prepares bill to allow casino gambling

*Morse brings it home for Nationals (“Michael Morse crushes a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and rips a two-run double in the 11th to finish off a game-winning comeback for Washington.”)