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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning (Veterans Day)


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 11 (Veterans Day; thank you to everyone who’s served our country in the armed forces!).

*Obama wins Fla., bringing electoral tally to 332-206

*Biographer’s E-Mails to Woman Led FBI to Petraeus

*Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, said Saturday an F.B.I. employee whom his staff described as a whistle-blower told him about Mr. Petraeus’s affair and a possible security breach in late October, which was after the investigation had begun.

*Korean War not forgotten, especially by those who endured it

*O’Malley’s stock rises, McDonnell’s drops with election (Too bad Martin O’Malley can’t be our governor instead of Pat Robertson’s BFF, “Bobby” McDonnell.)

*Unfazed, Rove’s PAC will carry on (Excellent, PLEASE keep redistributing, aka “wasting,” crazy right-wing billionaires’ money! LOL)

*The Post forgets to be local (They’ve largely abandoned covering Virginia politics, either at the state or local level…)

*Virginians to play key roles in ‘fiscal cliff’ debate

*Warner doing a ‘Hamlet’ routine (“The 2016 campaign is already under way and Warner is always among the mentioned. Moving back to Richmond, said to be one of his wife’s least favorite places, doesn’t move him any closer to the White House. It wouldn’t remove Warner from the national debate. It would consign him to the cheap seats.”)

*Virginia Curse a silver lining for Republicans (“In January 2009, Kaine, then Virginia’s governor, said he regarded Republican McDonnell as the favorite to succeed him, citing the Curse.” We’ll see.)

*Election shows distinct shift in Chesterfield voting habits

*Election results raise city’s Democratic profile

*Editorial: Virginia’s bad health news (“Gov. Bob McDonnell placed a losing bet on Mitt Romney and his empty promise ‘to repeal Obamacare’ if elected president. McDonnell’s loss is Virginia’s. Because of the Republican governor’s foot-dragging, Virginia lost an opportunity to fashion its own program to implement health care reform.”)

*How election affected politics in D.C. region

*Fairfax considers whether Thomas Jefferson High School enrolls the wrong students

*Steven Spielberg reflects on his experiences with Richmond and ‘Lincoln’

*Roanoke reviewing precincts, long lines

*Parade stirs patriotism, memories of service

P.S. By the way, if you want to read one of the stupidest articles on why Republicans lost the election and what they should change, see the insufferably arrogant, lying, science-denying George Will’s laughable A Better GOP. Also, be sure to check out the comments section, as readers pile on and eviscerate this nincompoop (who, by the way, predicted a Romney landslide victory, proving that he has ZERO clue what he’s talking about on any subject).

  • As we honor our veterans who have served and the men and women still serving in harm’s way, let us offer our gratitude and reaffirm our commitment to them. It is a sacred trust our veterans have earned by putting nation ahead of self in defense of freedom and liberty.

    There is no tribute we as Americans can offer to truly recognize their service, but we can do our best to make sure the resources they need are available to them now and in the future.

    And let us not forget the military families. Too often we forget the sacrifices and stresses that military spouses and children must make to support their loved ones’ service to our nation.

    As I continue to represent the 11th Congressional District of Virginia in the House of Representatives, I pledge to every veteran, every service member, and every military family that I will continue to work to make sure this nation’s commitment to you is as strong as the commitment you made on behalf of the American people.

  • Today, Anne and I join all Virginians in honoring our veterans. Their daily sacrifices over the generations have secured and maintained our freedom. We owe them gratitude and a focused effort to make sure that their patriotic service is reciprocated with appropriate care and support. It has been my honor to champion veterans initiatives as Governor, and I will do the same as Virginia’s next U.S. Senator.

  • Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who have worn the uniforms of the Armed Services of the United States, to demonstrate our appreciation for their service, and to rededicate ourselves to promoting peace so that their sacrifices will not have been in vain. We owe our veterans a tremendous debt of gratitude for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families. Happy Veterans Day.