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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, August 30. Labor Day weekend already? Wow, that summer went by fast!

*Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No

*Secret budget details U.S. spy operation

*Internal Revenue Service to give equal tax treatment for same-sex marriages

*Eric Cantor Skipped The March On Washington To Meet With Oil Lobbyists (That’s our Eric Can’tor!)

*McAuliffe widens lead in Va. governor’s race (“Cuccinelli in a survey by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Thursday. That is 1 point more than in a Quinnipiac University poll released last week and 3 points more than in a similar PPP poll from July.”)

*Virginia lawmakers’ false war on abortion (“NOVA’s particular story may be complicated, but its message is clear: At virtually every level, Virginia lawmakers have waged a dishonest but effective campaign against clinics where women can exercise their constitutionally protected right to have abortions.”)

*Virginia governor candidates spar at energy forum (“A Northern Virginia forum on energy issues veers into other issues.” I’m still trying to think of a single thing Cuccinelli said that was not false or highly misleading. Anyone?)

*Are Ken Cuccinelli’s Ties to Big Coal And Gas Hurting Him In Deeply Red Southwest Virginia?

*Why Terry McAuliffe Is in a Box on Climate Change (And Cuccinelli yesterday dodged something like four questions dealing with climate change, wouldn’t even say if he BELIEVED in it!)

*Favola and McClellan: Cuccinelli’s ‘Fathers’ Rights’ Agenda Raises Red Flags for VA Women

*Economics, not ego on Olympics (“Virginia is enthusiastic about being part of the Olympics, but state leaders should take a hard look at the risks.”)

*Cyphert wins VEA, firefighters endorsements

*Del. Morrissey under investigation in matter related to teenage receptionist

*Alexandria superintendent steps down days before schools open

*D.C. area forecast: Calm start to holiday weekend before storm risk rises

*Griffin is a go for Week 1

*Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond homer to lift Nationals over Marlins, 9-0