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).