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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 28 (the last day of meteorological winter – thank goodness!). Also check out Tim Kaine’s first floor speech as a U.S. Senator.

*Supreme Court conservatives express skepticism over voting law provision (This was reauthorized close to unanimously by Congress. Can we say “right-wing judicial activism?”)

*Justice Scalia’s contempt of Congress (Scalia and Thomas are disgraces to our nation, should have resigned long ago, but of course they never would…)

*Predicting impact of sequester is guesswork at best

*Ending the permanent crisis (“What Obama can do is expose the cause of this madness, which is the dysfunction of the Republican Party. Journalists don’t like saying this because it sounds partisan. But the truth is the truth, whether it sounds partisan or not.”)

*Jeff’s Notes: Tim Kaine’s backhanded compliment

*Kaine on sequester: “We are drifting toward something that is very bad”

*Kaine says Va. transportation bill is model for federal budget compromise

*Tim Carney: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sides with business over conservatives

*Cuccinelli on sequestration and liberal Va. newspapers

*The GOP’s Cuccinelli Conundrum

*Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to headline fundraiser for Cuccinelli next month (Oh, lovely, a few of the Koch brothers’ favorites in one room together – don’t miss it! LOL)

*Bolling’s Last Stand (“Shunned by his party, one of Virginia’s top Republicans may give voters their first credible independent candidate for governor.”)

*Anti-abortion group to pledge $1.5M to Cuccinelli (More extremists for Cuckoo, hence the “Cuccinelli Conundrum” for Republicans…)

*Virginia Dems mock Ken Cuccinelli’s anti-sequestration stance (And rightfully so; this guy’s a total hypocrite and also a total joke!)

*Big Virginia road tax hike poses a new challenge: How best to spend it? (That’s one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, problem with this transportation deal: if the money goes into more sprawl and billion-dollar road boondoggles, it’s worse than nothing…)

*Bills make government less visible, open-government advocates say

*Alexandria police officer shot; cab driver in custody

*Mallek, Sabato Comment on Dumler Situation

*On CNN, Va. Beach shop owner defends gun discount

*Outer Banks watermen are struggling more than ever to stay afloat