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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 26. Also, see President Obama speaking in Jacksonville about “rebuilding an economy that grows from the middle out, not the top down, which includes creating jobs by investing in our nation’s infrastructure” I couldn’t agree more. The LAST thing we should be doing is cutting crucial investment in our future; we should be massively increasing it instead!

*Justice Department to challenge states’ voting laws (“The decision to challenge state officials marks an aggressive effort to continue policing voting issues and is likely to spark a new round of politically contentious litigation that could return consideration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the high court.”)

*2 Va. lawmakers want to ditch congressional recess over budget (Agreed. Get the budget done, or NO VACATION!)

*Halliburton to admit destroying evidence in spill (Yes, these people are slime.)

*White House prepares for budget showdown with GOP (Do NOT give in to these hostage takers. The LAST thing we should be doing is cutting spending at this point. In fact, with interest rates so low, we should be borrowing heavily to invest in our infrastructure. It’s essential anyway, and it’s only going to be more expensive to do so in the future…)

*Christie goes after libertarians – hard (“N.J. governor offers broadside against Republicans drifting toward a libertarian view on foreign policy.” Fascinating.)

*Sen. Kaine visits Guantanamo Bay (This thing’s a disgrace, should have been shut down a long time ago.)

*George Zimmerman Juror Says He ‘Got Away With Murder’ (Gee, ya think?!? Just like OJ Simpson got away with murder, so did George Zimmerman. In the former case, though, it was in large part the jury’s fault. In this case, it was the Florida state legislature’s fault, as well as the prosecution team’s.)

*A missed opportunity (“The governor’s apology isn’t enough to show remorse for gifts he took from a businessman involved in a tax dispute” Nope, not even close to being enough. Bob doesn’t get it.)

*McDonnell giving no thought to resignation

*Obenshain shies away from social issues, seeks to offer “inclusive message” (Riiiight, after a career as a social warrior, and after calling Ken Cuccinelli a role model for being Attorney General, Obenshain’s suddenly now changed his stripes when he’s running for AG? How stupid and gullible does Obenshain think we are?)

*Cuccinelli Attempting to Link McAuliffe to Visa Scandal (Why does the media insist on labeling things “scandals” before it’s even a “scandal?” Like the phony IRS and Benghazi “scandals,” for instance? So much for unbiased, “objective” reporting. But then again, we knew that…)

*Eco-friendly delegate fined for bulkhead with no permit (“Appearing before the Virginia Marine Resources Commission this week in Newport News, Morrissey was fined $1,000 for building a bulkhead along the James River without obtaining a wetlands permit.” Don’t you love hypocrites?)

*Bob Goodlatte on Steve King: ‘Not helpful’ (Right, but…how do King’s views on immigration policy substantively differ from Goodlatte’s?)

*Conservation group buys 443 acres of forest, swamp

*Recycle, reuse, tax? Norfolk tries to get handle on plastic bags

*Virginia authorities probe threats to AG Cuccinelli (That’s NEVER acceptable. Period.)

*Va. woman dies in Spanish train crash

*Lovely day before humidity returns

*For Washington Nationals this season, maybe a walk-off is a good idea