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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 27. Also, check out President Obama’s weekly address, in which he says ” it’s time for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that makes smarter cuts and reforms in the tax code while creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.” The problem is, as always, Teapublicans are not interested in a “balanced approach,” and no matter how many times President Obama calls for one, they’re not going to give in. So…now what?

*Obama: Replace ‘dumb’ sequester cuts with ‘smarter’ cuts (Except for one problem…see the next item!)

*Ezra Klein: The Democrats have lost on sequestration (“But that’s game, then. Absent the willingness to accept the pain of sequestration and use it to overturn the whole policy, Democrats have no leverage to end it.” Brilliant, guys.)

*White House hails economic growth report

*Mark Zuckerberg’s New Political Group Spending Big On Ads Supporting Keystone XL And Oil Drilling (WTF?)

*12 Programs Congress Refuses To Save From Automatic Spending Cuts

*As U.S. wars end, drop in spending hurts economy

*Cuccinelli says he failed to disclose some gifts from Star Scientific CEO (“Amid controversy, attorney general amends disclosure forms to include stays at executive’s vacation home.”)

*Cuccinelli amends gifts disclosures

*Virginia’s assault on abortion (“The state’s arbitrary rules claim their first victim.”)

*AG’s office spells out conflict in Executive Chef case

*Goodlatte offers first bills on immigration (And of course it’s godawful.)

*Maryland, Virginia road plans rely on Congress to avoid higher gas taxes

*Nats trounce Reds a second night (“Jordan Zimmermann throws a 1-hitter to catapult Washington to victory over Cincinnati on Friday”)

  • In Ken Cuccinelli’s case, he claims “he forgot to list on his annual financial disclosure statements…gifts and travel worth about $13,000” (from Star Scientific), also a “$7,751 charter flight from Alpha Natural Resources in 2010 to take Cuccinelli and his parents to a Virginia Mining Association meeting in Southwest Virginia.” According to Cuckoo, “I declared everything I remembered when I filled out the forms.” Riiiight. Anyway, here’s Steve Martin with his riff on all this. 🙂

  • Sen. Herring says:

    I had the great honor of attending the Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Association annual conference in Roanoke this morning. As co-Chair of the National Guard Caucus in the General Assembly, I presented the Guard with a commending resolution celebrating their achievements and honoring their service and sacrifice for our Commonwealth and country