Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning (Christmas Eve)

Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning (Christmas Eve)

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, December 24.

*The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama (Everyone’s buzzing about the bizarre quote by Tagg Romney, that his father “wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to…run.” Uh huh.)

*It’s our system on the cliff (“The United States faces a crisis in our political system because the Republican Party, particularly in the House of Representatives, is no longer a normal, governing party.”)

*White House Wavers on Hagel, Considers Others for Defense (Good – pick a superbly qualified Democrat like Michele Flournoy.)

*Tea party stays on the sidelines as Obama, Republicans in Congress tackle fiscal cliff (“The tea party movement has been nearly invisible in the intensive lobbying campaign over the ‘fiscal cliff,’ even as Congress and the White House debate the issues of government spending and national debt that are at the core of the movement’s identity.” So, maybe that isn’t what the Tea Party was ever really about? Hmmmm.)

*Across metro region, many students fight hunger when school is out

*In Virginia, The Top Newsmakers to Watch in 2013

*As roads and drivers suffer, Fairfax seeks money for fixes

*Bill aimed at aiding recovery of evidence in sexual assault cases

*Mike Crapo apologizes after DUI arrest (“Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued a public apology after being arrested for drunken driving in Alexandria, Va., early Sunday morning.”)

*All 2012, 2013 Video Funded! (Great work as always by Waldo Jaquith!)

*House District #26

*Study could be speed bump for Virginia Beach light rail

*Fairfax appeals to state lawmakers for transportation funding

*Fairfax residents seething over I-95 express lanes ramp

*Arlington food trucks rally to fight county restrictions

*D.C. area forecast: Afternoon/evening wet snow or mix; calm Christmas, then stormy

*Redskins vs. Eagles: Robert Griffin III returns, leads Redskins to sixth straight win, 27-20

*Redskins-Cowboys, next Sunday, winner take all