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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, April 26.

*New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party

*E.J Dionne: How Democrats can woo swing voters and hold onto their base (“…the Democrats’ short-term needs in 2014 point to a long-term imperative for progressives: They must embrace both an attractive set of policies to promote shared economic growth and a straightforward critique of a conservative economic narrative that sees smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation as keys to prosperity.”)

*Meet The Militia Rushing To Cliven Bundy’s Defense

*What’s the liberal equivalent of climate denial? (Short answer: there isn’t anything even close to this right-wing lunacy. Note to media: stop the false equivalency already!)

*Obama’s Last Shot (“The president came into office promising to make fighting climate change a priority. Now, he finally seems to be getting serious about it.” Better late than never?)

*Gillespie sidesteps Ryan budget- touts “legal status” on immigration reform

*Va. education board criticizes unfunded SOL reform law

*Cox scuttles McAuliffe bid to allow insurance renewals

*Board extends deadline to file campaign finance data (“The change was made under protest from the Virginia Press Association, the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association and the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonpartisan tracker of money in state politics.”)

*UVa raises in-state tuition

*US Sen.Tim Kaine pays the area a visit

*Rep. Gerry Connolly: Action on climate change is crucial

*Beyer’s first ad in race for Jim Moran’s seat is aimed at women voters

*Va. lawmakers fail to override any of governor’s vetoes

*Prep for chaos, hope for peace (“If college students descend on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this weekend, it’s prepared. If they don’t, this is one more drill to make the next event go smoothly and safely.”)

*Stalled U.S. 460 project could cost Virginia $500 million (“In a worst-case scenario, the state could be on the hook for that amount in costs and penalties if the toll road from Petersburg to Suffolk isn’t built.” What a fiasco – thanks for nothing Bob McDonnell!)

*Arlington’s Garvey in hot water with other Democrats (And for very good resaon!)

*Casey: Roanoke County reaps tea party nonsense

*Nationals break out the ninth-inning heroics to dodge Angels’ broom

*Mild sunshine today, showers tomorrow, superb weekend