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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning


Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines for Wednesday, November 27.

*The Obamacare Worm Turns (“Conservatives are operating on the assumption that it’s an irredeemable disaster that they can ride all the way to 2016; but the facts on the ground are getting better by the day, and Obamacare will turn into a Benghazi-type affair where Republicans are screaming about a scandal nobody else cares about. And it’s already starting to happen.”)

*Pope decries ‘trickle-down’ economics, warns of dangers of consumerism (So much for Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan, Ken Cuccinelli, etc, etc.)

*CBS orders Lara Logan, producer to take leave from ’60 Minutes’ (We still need a full explanation of what happened here.)

*White House wants to limit political activity of some nonprofits (It’s long, long past time – none of these groups are real “nonprofits.”)

*Corporations aren’t people (“The Supreme Court could be set to grant the entities more personhood.”)

*Supreme Court takes Obamacare fight over birth control (Democrats need to hold the White House until we can change the far-far-right Scalia/Thomas/Alito/Roberts Supreme Court for the better.)

*Dinesh D’Souza Deletes Tweet Calling Obama ‘Grown-Up Trayvon’ (Uh huh…)

*Talking down the results in Va.’s attorney general race (“The race deserves a recount but not veiled accusations from an elections official.” Right wingnut Charles E. Judd trolls his own agency – wildly unprofessional and inappropriate. This dude needs to go, ASAP!)

*Cuccinelli joins health care lawsuit (Fortunately, this clown will be gone as AG soon.)

*Republican Obenshain to ask for recount in Va. attorney general race

*Republican candidates enter race to replace Herring (“Ron Meyer and John Whitbeck announce plans to run for Virginia’s 33rd Senate District seat.” Both are super conservative, and as an added bonus, one of them likes to tell anti-Semitic “jokes.” Oh yay.)

*Party Chairman Who Told Anti-Semitic Joke At Cuccinelli Rally Is Now Running For Office

*Officials looking at psychiatric bed shortage in Va.

*Virginia lost a life of promise (“Gus Deeds’ life was much more than the mental illness that took it. Let’s remember that of all who suffer.”)

*Rep. Rigell talks debt, health law, Iran as radio show host

*Is the Ongoing Streetcar Debate Slowing Development on the Pike?

*The Zimmerman Telegram: Smart Growth Rocks (“Chris Zimmerman is leaving the Arlington County Board for Smart Growth America. His message: Smart Growth is good for economic development, and other localities can benefit by Arlington’s example.”)

*Rain could turn to snow this afternoon; clear skies and chilly for Thanksgiving

  • From Gov. McDonnell’s office:

    RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7, 2014, as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Delegate Onzlee Ware, who has announced his retirement from the Virginia House of Delegates.

    Speaking about the special election, Governor McDonnell remarked, “Richmond will greatly miss the leadership and integrity of Delegate Onzlee Ware. During his ten years in office, Onzlee earned a reputation as a representative who always strove to do what was best for Virginia and the residents of the 11th District. Now, with his retirement, it is imperative we move as quickly as possible to fill this vacancy, and ensure that the people of Roanoke have full representation in Richmond. Therefore, I am calling this election for January 7th.”

    The Governor will not issue the writ of election until December 6, 2013, in order to give political parties and election officials time to prepare for the nomination process and the subsequent special election.  After the issuance of the writ, pursuant to § 24.2-510 of the Code of Virginia, parties will have five days to nominate a candidate.  Should the parties or prospective candidates have any questions, they should contact the Virginia State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 and ask for “Special Election Information.”

  • The latest from huge Republican donor (not to mention former Republican presidential candidate) Pat Robertson.

  • Hahahahahahahaha. But seriously, who listens to this drug-addled loser Rush Limbaugh?