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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning (New Year’s Day)

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 1. Oh, and as Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria, where my wife and I had a great time celebrating “First Night” last night – see video of fireworks over the Potomac River), “Welcome to DC, instead of watching ball drop folks are waiting for CBO score.” LOL

*Senate overwhelmingly passes ‘fiscal cliff’ deal (“Agreement wins approval 89-8 in rare New Year’s vote”)

*Fiscal cliff bill (full text)

*Senate Roll Call Vote (Senators Webb and Warner vote “yea.”)

*Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the deal (“The agreement primarily targets taxpayers earning more than $450,000 per year, but there’s much, much more.”)

*Despite last-minute deal, more political drama likely on the way (“The measure will now be turned over to the House, which needs to give its backing and will hold a session on Tuesday starting at noon.”)

*Are Democrats Inviting A New Debt Ceiling Debacle? (Good question.)

*A Tepid Fiscal Agreement (“Nonetheless, this deal is a weak brew that remains far too generous to the rich and fails to bring in enough revenue to deal with the nation’s deep need for public investments.”)

*Clinton Expected to Recover Fully From Blood Clot in Head

*New abortion clinic regulations approved by McDonnell (“Clinics say strict building codes could put them out of business”)

*From same-sex marriage to chicken feed, new laws to take effect in Md., Va.

*Cuccinelli names campaign manager for ’13 bid

*Odd bills back on agenda for Va. lawmakers

*Group files complaint on U.Va. ‘warning’

*Innovative Beach schools chief in running for national honor

*A name without identity or heft (“Perhaps ‘Hampton Roads’ needs more time. This year, we should also consider the possibility that after 30 years, what this community needs is a new name.”)

*New year, new growth on horizon in Southwest Va.

*Homicide rate down across D.C. region

*Redskins might extend Mike Shanahan