Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, October 29. Also, check out the video of President Obama explaining, with regard to Ebola, that “America is not defined by fear.”
*Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard (In general, science is fact-based, empirical, etc. Religion is in a completely different realm of human thought.)
*Obama rejects idea of state-level quarantines (Agreed, it’s not helpful.)
*Unrealized Promise (“House Republicans have been incredibly unproductive. There is no reason to think that’s about to change.”)
*Fifty Protocols, Fifty States, One Gigantic Mess (“Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and other American governors are the last people who should be making rules about Ebola.”)
*BREAKING: Court Refuses To Intervene In Case of 40,000 Missing Voters In Georgia (That’s crazy!)
*Schapiro: GOP divisions aren’t helping Democrats – yet (“Long term, however, Democrats could thrive. That’s because the issues debate among Republicans seems to only drag their party further to the right – further from where fast-changing, suburban-dominated Virginia usually stands.”)
*John Foust cuts television ad buy in Virginia House race
*Poll: Warner maintains lead over Gillespie heading into election (It’s a crappy Roanoke College poll, but for the record it’s Warner by 13 points over “Enron Ed.” What happened to the “race is tightening” narrative the media’s been pushing? Hmmm.)
*Brat, Trammell square off over Ebola, Obamacare (I’m not sure Brat said anything truthful or accurate during that debate. Lots of Big Lies though. Also, the LAST thing we need is to send such a bizarre, extreme “economist” to Washington!)
*A look at the undecided in the Warner-Gillespie Senate race
*They’re baaack — General Assembly meets Nov 10 to vote on judges
*Pipeline company moves to initiate federal review of proposal
*Former U.S. president fires up local GOP supporters (None other than Dubya, aka one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.)
*Summit aims to tackle port congestion
*Ebola seminar seeks to tamp down public fear in Southwest Va.
*Wrapping up Asia trade mission, McAuliffe appeals for money to lure businesses to Va.
*Virginia may remove highway guardrails over safety concerns
*Unmanned rocket explodes seconds after launch from NASA facility in Va.
*Prelude to the big chill: Cool and rainy today, downright cold by the weekend