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Virginia (and Hurricane Sandy) News Headlines: Sunday Morning

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(UPDATE: WaPo poll has Kaine up 51%-44% on Allen. – promoted by lowkell)

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines for Sunday, October 28. We’ll see how much longer we can keep this blog operational, as I’m assuming a lot of us are going to be losing power tomorrow into Tuesday. Stay safe! (Note: See statement from the White House on the hurricane in the comments section)

*Ann Romney: “Throw out” the American public education system. (This interview is utterly abysmal, not just on education but on a number of topics. My god, what’s wrong with BOTH Romneys?!?)

*Barack Obama for Re-Election (“President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.”)

*Hurricane Sandy poised to hammer the East Coast

*Two scenarios for D.C.: Bad and worse (“Even if the Washington area escapes a direct hit from the storm, strong winds and flooding are likely.”)

*Approach of second hurricane in two years revs up preparations

*Andy Schmookler: Bob Goodlatte’s bogus ‘big government’ theme

*Rigell faces Hirschbiel in volatile 2nd District

*Obama clings to a slender lead in Va., Post poll shows

*Poll: Slim majority express negative view of blacks (This is deeply disturbing. It DOES explain how a bigot like George Allen can not be automatically disqualified, as he should be, by 99.9% of Virginians, for his love for nooses, KKK founders, using racial and ethnic slurs, etc.)

*Editorial: Kaine for U.S. Senate (“Kaine’s experience as governor during the recession has given him a wisdom and pragmatism that will serve Virginians well in the U.S. Capitol.”)

*Senate candidates are familiar faces

*Governor advises finish storm prep today

*Romney: Virginia shipbuilding jobs on the line in election (Yeah, HIS party’s reckless, unbalanced policies will endanger them, along with much else…)

*Schapiro: McDonnell running out of time on roads (“It has been 26 years since Virginia made a sustained investment in highways and mass transit.”)

*Newcomer, freshman incumbent fight for rural 9th Congressional District

*Tysons’ last green space on verge of being saved

*Bad medicine from Drs. McDonnell and Cuccinelli

*Virginians stock up on supplies as storm nears

*Worst of Sandy to begin hitting Richmond on Sunday night, experts say

P.S. Check out this video of the Fox News legal team (of all people!) definitively declaring that Patrick Moran did nothing illegal. Surprising; I figured the Faux folks would be talking about whether the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole was more appropriate. Heh.

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  • THE WHITE HOUSE

    Office of the Press Secretary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    October 27, 2012

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel on Monday and Tuesday

    On Monday, following the event in Youngstown, OH, the President will return to the White House to continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy, which is currently forecasted to make landfall along the Eastern seaboard late that day. As a result, the events in Northern Virginia on Monday and in Colorado Springs on Tuesday have been cancelled. Additional changes to Tuesday’s schedule will be announced as warranted.

    The President is being regularly updated on the storm and ongoing preparations, and he has directed his team to continue to bring all available resources to bear as state and local partners continue to prepare for the storm. FEMA has already deployed teams and has pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and areas ahead of the storm, and FEMA remains in close contact with emergency responders in states up and down the East coast to ensure there are no unmet needs. The President will continue to receive regular briefings on these efforts, and has made clear that he expects his team to continue to lean forward as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

  • totallynext

    While the storms impact is not known, we should at least have some sort of news from the governor, on impacts to the election and what they are doing to be prepared.