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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 23. Also check out President Obama speaking to the National Governors Association Dinner at the White House yesterday.

*Things just got very hot for climate deniers’ favorite scientist (What percentage of the tiny number of climate science deniers are on the take from the fossil fuel interest? Probably very high.)

*Congress split over battling Islamic State (Shocker.)

*Bill O’Reilly’s implosion at CBS after Falklands War ‘combat’ reporting

*Homeland Security fight goes into crunch time (Republicans need to do their freakin’ job and pass a clean funding bill for Homeland Security.)

*Paul Krugman: Knowledge Isn’t Power (“And the reason this is an evasion is that whatever serious people may want to believe, soaring inequality isn’t about education; it’s about power.”)

*Documents show costly tastes of Jeb Bush’s wife (The McDonnells, Florida version?)

*Bad budgets hurt 2016 hopefuls (“Christie, Walker, and Jindal are caught between balanced budget mandates and flagging revenues.”)

*Republicans Claim Net Neutrality Will Mean Billions in New Taxes. That’s Incredibly Misleading.

*The Oscars are really f***ing boring this year (Unwatchable, as is the vast majority of the boob tube.)

*McDonnells’ light sentences set stage for appeals

*McAuliffe: ‘No need’ for Clinton to start 2016 bid right away

*Letter: Gov. McAuliffe should amend or veto Dominion’s sweetheart bill (“Much better still, the governor can add mandatory renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standards.”)

*Our view: Some electrifying possibilities (“If the legislature can freeze rates, it could cut them, too. What’s to stop some legislator from introducing a bill to force a potentially embarrassing vote on cutting electric rates?”)

*Loosening up on Dominion (“… instead of adopting a smart strategy for minimizing costs, the General Assembly has approved a bad bill that would loosen regulation of Dominion Power, one of Richmond’s most powerful lobbies, for five years. The bill is now with Gov. Terry McAuliffe…He should reject it, and then lawmakers should take more productive action.”)

*State spending was below budget, but auditor finds oversight gaps

*Stone Brewing, public have right to know

*Loudoun County Republican Committee: 2015 Candidates and Nominees

*Washington & Lee subject of civil rights investigation over sexual assault case

*PETA lobbyist: Bill would force shelter’s closure

*Redevelopment of Alexandria waterfront progresses

*Back into the deep freeze; slick spots likely on sidewalks and roads