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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 29. Also, check out the photo of Mark Herring at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society’s Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner with Terry McAuliffe to celebrate community service in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

*Israeli vow to let prisoners go sets up peace talks (Great work by John Kerry on this one!)

*Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity (In racist/sexist/homophobic/xenophobic/demagogue/liar Limbaugh’s case particularly, that should have happened a LOOOOONG time ago!)

*Rep. Peter King Blasts Rand Paul For ‘Apologizing For America’: ‘Fringes’ Will ‘Destroy’ GOP (Gotta love it when the superhawk wing of the GOP fights the isolationists!)

*The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity (“It’s a winnable election for Republicans. But with unpalatable candidates on both sides, the GOP’s medieval slate may cost the party a statehouse.”)

*Bob McDonnell’s Wife Takes a Cue from Sarah Palin

*Ken Cuccinelli seeks to turn 2012 script on its head (In other words, Cuccinelli’s going for the “Big Lie” strategy of claiming to be the EXACT OPPOSITE of the Koch brothers’ stooge that he is.)

*The most striking part of McAuliffe’s campaign? The lack of a campaign. (Weird article, not sure what the point of it is exactly. Also, I think it’s almost exactly backwards that McAuliffe “lacks focus”; to the contrary, I’d say his campaign team has him highly focused/toned down this time around.)

*NARAL poll: Abortion key for Va. voters

*Virginia governor’s race gains national attention for its fierceness, 2016 implications

*GOP’s Miller endorses Democrat McAuliffe

*Va. road-funding law: Long-haul fix or jump start? (“Drivers not reapingthe lower gas tax; ‘technicalities’ loom”)

*Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious exemption law (The #1 comment on this article begins: “I have yet to meet an individual or couple competent to home-school any child from kindergarten through high school. I doubt such a broad person exists in society at large, let alone among those parents who would deny their children professionally-done education based upon their religion.”)

*Ex-Richmond candidates owe $90K in campaign fines

*Beach mayor issues ultimatum to developer of Dome site

*Jordan, Nats breeze to win (“Washington scores a season-high 14 runs in its third straight win and Taylor Jordan’s first big league victory.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Gorgeous start to week, possible storms in middle, solid close

  • Source: The Rise of the Christian Left in America (guess who’s in the “moral majority” now? hit: NOT Pat Robertson, Rick Santorum, Ken Kookinelli, etc.)

  • “Guns Save Lives.” Seriously, he’s wearing that sticker. Tell it to Virginia Tech, Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, etc, etc.

  • demomatic

    So how long are we going to have to wait until we see the pope question asked of these two candidates? (Both of which I believe are Catholic)-


    Do you agree with the pope’s statement:

    “They say they exist. If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” Pope Francis said:

    “The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says they should not be marginalized because of this (orientation) but that they must be integrated into society.”

  • Richmond, VA — Today, Senator Ralph Northam challenged his Republican opponent E.W. Jackson to join him for a series of three debates across Virginia. Both candidates have been invited to these debates, and Northam has confirmed that he will participate in all three.

    Northam has committed to the following debates:

    AARP-Virginia Tech Debate (Blacksburg, VA)

    Richmond First Club Debate (Richmond, VA)

    George Mason University Debate (Arlington, VA)

    “I look forward to debating the issues that matter most to Virginia families and I hope that my opponent will join me in these public forums,” said Senator Northam. “These debates offer voters an opportunity for voters to learn about the stark differences between the candidates and will allow me to share my vision for moving Virginia forward.”

    Further details will be forthcoming.