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Virginia News Headlines: “Thanksgivukah” Morning

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Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 28.

*Iran – the next stage (By the way, according to a new poll, Americans back the Iran deal by a 2:1 margin. Republicans yet again are out of touch with what the majority of Americans want, as they are on basically every issue.)

*How To Use The Pope’s Agenda To Make The World More Equal (“There’s a progressive organizing agenda at the heart of Pope Francis’ first written document.”)

*Obamacare’s online SHOP enrollment delayed by one year

*Kristoff: Where Is the Love? (“…on Thanksgiving, maybe we need a conversation about empathy for fellow humans in distress.”)

*No, Obama Is Not Closing The Vatican Embassy (The latest piece of evidence for right-wingnut Obama Derangement Syndrome.)

*McDonnell reflects on his term (“As his term as governor of Virginia nears its end, Bob McDonnell reflects on his four years in the Executive Mansion in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.”)

*McDonnell law hit you where it hurts – the wallet

*Okay, Terry McAuliffe Won. But Who’ll Be Governor Next? (“Don’t blame the candidates for the disappointing choices Virginians had in the recent election. It’s the fault of an outdated law pushing experienced governors from office.”)

*Virginia attorney general race heads to court for recount

*Timing of special elections key to control of Senate (“It could determine which party controls the Virginia Senate”)

*Alexandria expects to recount attorney general votes by hand

*Wheaton exits House race (“Political newcomer Keith Wheaton has suspended his short-lived campaign for the House of Delegates seat that will be vacated by retiring Roanoke Democrat Onzlee Ware.”)

*Special election for Onzlee Ware’s House seat set for Jan. 7

*Va. approves Dominion power line over James River (Instead of having to build more power lines, how about Dominion stop obstructing programs that incentivitize people to put solar panels on their roofs and to make their homes  and businesses more energy efficient?!?)

*Metro’s Silver Line coming to Tysons, but don’t expect to park and ride

*Things to be thankful for: A sunny day (“While the rain stops Thursday, temperatures stay frigid and the wind is still blustery.”)