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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 26. Also, check out the video of Willard doing anything and everything to avoid coming clean on what’s in his tax returns. Clearly, it’s bad, the only question is how bad?

*Romney’s ‘We Did Build This’ Events Feature Businesses Built With Government Subsidies And Contracts (Including Richmond-based Ball Office Products, which received two federal contracts worth over $50k, as well as a mandatory office supplies purchase contract with public research university VCU. Uhhhhh.)

*Romney’s terrible choice

*In search for Romney’s vice president, is Bob McDonnell a contender?

*http://fairfaxnews.com/2012/07/allen-gets-chamber-endorsement-and-a-tweak-from-the-kaine-campaign/ (Like the NRA, the national Chamber of Commerce has become basically an arm of the Republican Party. Their “endorsement” of a Republican is absolutely meaningless.)

*Crossroads’ ad takes sides, says watchdog (“Complains content disguised by group” Ya think?)

*Webb, Warner cosponsor legislation to expand offshore leasing (#FAIL)

*Sen. Jim Webb votes against both Senate tax cut bills (Double #FAIL for Jim Webb. So much for being a “Jacksonian Democrat.” At least he’s retiring soon…)

*Romney seeks probe into Va. voter form mailings (The LAST person who should be investigating this – or anything else for that matter – is the totally political, ideological, incompetent Ken Kookinelli.)

*Statement from Page Gardner Concerning Romney for President’s request in Virginia (“Attempts by the Romney for President Campaign to block voter registration efforts in Virginia ‘may rise to the level of interference with legitimate voter registration efforts contrary to applicable state and federal laws,’ the Voter Participation Center (VPC) said today in a letter to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.”)

*Virginia express lanes likely to stall Maryland traffic (Well that’s brilliant, huh?)

*Va., Md. parents bail on college savings plans

*Sept. 4 special elections set for Miller, Englin seats

*Editorial: Taking the path of religious neutrality (“However reluctantly, Roanoke County officials are responding rationally to a prayer challenge.”)

*http://washingtonexaminer.com/va.-md.-parents-bail-on-college-savings-plans/article/2503160

*Griffin III says it’s not all about him

  • totallynext

    As all the diehard dems declared Romney was wasting his money by sending out big slick brochures to dems.   Big questions to the dems, is anyone thinking about cagging tactics from the Romney campaign?

  • This really insults our intelligence. Lame.

    Senator Webb Statement on Tax Votes

    Washington, DC-Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) today issued the following statement regarding his votes to oppose the Democratic and Republican tax proposals:

    “I agree with my Democratic colleagues about keeping current tax cuts in place for our lower and middle class workers.  I would also keep them in place on all ordinary earned income. I voted against both proposals today because each would have resulted in higher taxes on the earned income of working Americans.

    “My long belief has been that if we are going to raise taxes on income, that we ought to be doing so in the fairest place, and the fairest place is from passive income not earned income. Two-thirds of the money that is being made by the top 0.1 percent in this country-that’s 140,000 taxpayers-is being made from passive income.  Capital gains and dividends are taxed at 15 percent, a much lower rate than ordinary income.

    “In addition to fixing the larger tax code and achieving balanced spending reductions, Congress should address this issue because it is creating the greatest disparity among our people.”

  • ProgressVA