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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, May 26. Also see the video by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, who (en espanol) “rindió homenaje a los hombres y mujeres uniformados que murieron mientras servían a la patria. Cecilia también habló sobre la emotiva reunión del Presidente Obama y el Vicepresidente Biden con DREAMers y con familias de inmigrantes indocumentados y elogió el voto bipartidista sólido en el Senado para una reforma migratoria integral.”

*In N. Carolina, unimpeded GOP drives state hard to right (This disaster is what will happen to Virginia if we turn the state over 100% to the Teapublicans.)

*Kaine discusses Benghazi, IRS, Justice scandals (“How many were ultimately casting ballots (at the state GOP convention) in Richmond? Five, six, seven or 8,000 at the most? When you choose a convention, you keep people out.” And we see the results with the crazy/extremist ticket of Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain!)

*Amid turmoil, J. Warner worries about GOP’s ‘competitive strength’ (“In retirement after 30 years in the U.S. Senate, John W. Warner chooses his words carefully when speaking of the Republican Party. But he clearly is concerned about the recent tumult in Virginia’s GOP.”)

*Clipping cronies with Cuccinelli (“Rather, it’s Virginians who care about schools, health care and law enforcement who should be concerned about {Ken Cuccinelli’s} frighteningly specific proposal to slash state revenues while making only vague promises to soften the blow on public services by eliminating tax loopholes. Details to follow. Or not.”)

*Tea party federation in Va. seeks investigation of IRS (Sure, as long as the Tea Party groups lose their status as “social welfare” organizations, which they are the exact opposite of.)

*Schapiro: Cuccinelli – St. Sebastian of politics or merely a target (“Winning candidates tend to be the smallest targets, a point possibly lost on Cuccinelli and his devotees. He is their St. Sebastian. More arrows mean more enemies. More enemies are a testament to the sanctity of Cuccinelli’s cause.”)

*Does November matter to the Virginia GOP? (“If the Republican Party of Virginia is not careful and doesn’t move to the center fast, November won’t count for it either.” The problem is, it’s going to be VERY difficult to move to the center with three right-wing extremists on the ticket.)

*Va. GOP has selected some real doozies here

*Timothy M. Kaine finding his stride in Senate (“Virginian has sought to work with Republicans”)

*Cost Per Vote At 2013 RPV Convention (Extrapolate these numbers assuming a primary, with 100,000 voters, and see how crazy they are!)

*Virginia’s GOP is stuck in traffic (“We wonder how Mr. Cuccinelli’s 11th-hour conversion squares with his recent attempts to torpedo the most important transportation funding measure to emerge from Richmond in 27 years. Does Mr. Cuccinelli, a Republican, believe that keeping Virginians stuck in worsening traffic, with no prospect of major new revenue to expand highways and rail systems, would help keep jobs and attract new companies to the commonwealth?”)

*Northern Virginia expecting big infusion of road building and transit money

*Navy vet Loyola revives boy in Virginia Beach

*From lights to toilet paper, Virginia Beach is ready for tourism season

*Bullpen sputters in Nationals’ loss (Has Drew Storen still not recovered from last year’s heartbreaking blown save in the playoffs? I don’t know, but something’s clearly wrong…)

  • Mark’s having a great swing through Southwestern Virginia, including a big win at the 9th District Convention straw poll with 97% of the vote!