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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning (Christmas Day)


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 25.

*Christmas 2012: A day of sorrow mixed with joy

*Poll: Public sours on what 2013 will bring (“Over seven in 10 Democrats say the economy is beginning to recover, but fewer than half as many Republicans – 35 percent – see the economy making a turnaround.”)

*Officials: NY Gunman Set ‘Trap’ for Firefighters

*Teddy Jr. says 
he won’t seek Kerry’s post

*Israel to NRA and Tea Party: You have no idea what you are talking about

*Gov. McDonnell’s detour from bold action on Va. road funding (“…last week Mr. McDonnell tipped his hand, revealing timidity and stale ideas rather than the bold action needed to rescue the state’s crumbling transportation system.”)

*Webb reflects on his time in the U.S. Senate (“Jim Webb may be walking away after a single term in the U.S. Senate, but that doesn’t mean he’s exiting public life for good.”)

*Virginia’s off-year election season promises good show (“At least it will be entertaining. Political professionals on both sides already roll their eyes and snicker, pondering a free-wheeling and unpredictable off-year melodrama of a race that already smacks of reality TV.”)

*Politicians Shoot Each Others’ Eyes Out (“If anyone in Virginia hoped for a unified legislative response following the massacre of 26 in a Connecticut elementary school, the schizophrenic policy debate that emerged among state lawmakers last week made it abundantly clear that, well, it wasn’t happening.”)

*Wire cutters: Tribune Co. newspapers dropping AP (The Daily Press move to cut AP provides yet another case study in the death spiral of the legacy media.)

*Metro adds hour to get Redskins fans home after game

*D.C. area forecast: Dry today, but next storm arrives tomorrow; snow chance this weekend