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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, August 29. Also check out Anderson Cooper’s sarcastic slam of top Virginia GOP donor Pat Robertson about his “gay AIDS ring” fever dream.

*U.S. calls Assad effort to extend inspections a delaying tactic

*Britain to release intelligence on Syrian chemical weapon attack

*House members, led by Rigell, urge consent on Syria (These guys – the Republican House, particularly – are never even at work, how are they supposed to be taken seriously?)

*King’s call for justice is celebrated, renewed

*Boehner, Cantor declined invitation to speak at MLK event (That speaks volumes right there…so much for the “Party of Lincoln.”)

*Democratic statewide candidates win backing from Realtors (The question is, how could ANYONE in their right mind support the wacko Cuccinelli/Jackson/Obenshain ticket?)

*A day for crossing lines with endorsements (“Bell, a supporter of Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli in 2009, said he was backing McAuliffe…”)

*Cuccinelli’s Response to Abortion Questions: Anthony Weiner! (What on earth?!? Cuccinelli’s beyond a joke at this point.)

*Study highlights check-splitting by lobbyists in Virginia gift reporting

*Cuccinelli should restrict representation of elections board, Democrats say

*An independent  voice on ethics (“Bolling says gifts scandal hurts the GOP this fall.  Both parties will look bad if they fail  to fix flimsy laws.”)

*Cuccinelli’s family law stance won him support of fathers’ rights movement (“A National Organization for Women advisory committee on family law wrote last year that fathers’ rights groups’ ‘true objectives are to discriminate against, control and punish women by gaining custody of children and to denigrate the personal and economic sacrifices made by mothers for their children.’ Nationally, fathers’ rights groups also have opposed the federal Violence Against Women Act, partly because they think it has fueled false abuse allegations.” Yikes.)

*The high toll  for ‘tough on crime’ (“Most states have enacted sentencing reforms since 2007, but Virginia has been slow to join the effort.”)

*Lobbyist reports say $15.9 million spent in Virginia (Absolutely crazy.)

*Cuccinelli, McAuliffe to meet today at energy forum (This should be…interesting, I guess.)

*Henrico police investigating Morrissey’s ties to teen girl (Ugh.)

*Marion Barry’s son arrested in Hampton on drug, driving charges (“Like father, like son” in this case.)

*Humidity sticks around, but rain moves on – until later in the weekend

*Nats drop Marlins after rain delay (“Ian Desmond drives in the deciding run in the seventh to lift Washington in a rain-soaked affair at Nationals Park.”)