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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, April 15. Also, check out Marco Rubio demonstrating yet again that he’s a candidate of the past, NOT the future.

*Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables (Time for Virginia to go all-out in the race for the multi-trillion-dollar clean energy economy of the 21st century. If we don’t, we lose.)

*Obama Yields, Allowing Congress Say on Iran Nuclear Deal

*Catholic Bishops, Nuns Voice Support For Obama’s Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Back Off

*Obama removes Cuba from list of terror sponsors

*Republicans push for a permanent aristocracy (“A bill to end the estate tax is the ultimate perversion of the tea party movement.”)

*The True Cost of Gun Violence: A Mother Jones Investigation

*Schapiro: Taking back the legislature one vote at a time (“But to Democrats such as [Ferguson] Reid, its successor in Virginia is the Republican-authored voter ID law. It requires that a voter produce a photo identity card before going into the polling booth. Democrats say it’s designed to discourage their voters: minorities, seniors and the young.”)

*State Board of Elections decertifies voting machines

*Judge denies Morrissey’s injunction to stop ballot production

*Morrissey to seek Va. Senate seat as an independent

*Virginia General Assembly veto session begins Wednesday (“Issues of ethics regulation and privacy measures will be debated Wednesday as Virginia’s General Assembly gathers in Richmond for a scheduled one-day session to consider vetoes and amendments.”)

*Police surveillance data high on agenda for Va. legislators’ veto session

*McAuliffe amendment glitch appears to put a $100 lifetime limit on gifts (That’s fine, make it zero!)

*Governor, energy companies say they want more lenient clean power plan (To the contrary, we should be pushing ahead FASTER than the very mild, easily achievable Clean Power Plan goals. Dominion et al are just whining…)

*Breaking News-Delegate Ramadan Not Running for Re-election (Good riddance to this far right winger. Now, we need to elect Democrat Jack Tiwari in his place!)

*Del. David Ramadan, vocal critic of Dulles Greenway tolls, to call it quits

*Edmunds: Virginia shouldn’t be “a little bit gruesome,” either

*Report criticizes lack of transparency in Richmond (“Among the problems found by Transparency Virginia: House of Delegates committees and subcommittees didn’t have recorded votes on 76 percent of the bills they killed.”)

*The outrageous death of a Fairfax County jail inmate (Agreed, and I can’t even imagine anyone defending this.)

*Portsmouth’s city attorney, manager fired by council

*After 27 years in office, Newport News’ Circuit Court Clerk stepping down

*Warming up to the 70s today, but on track for more rain tomorow

  • va_lady2008

    The Faitfax County supes defending the jailhouse death of a shackled woman. They’ve covered up and condoned murder before.  Stonewalling, obliterating evidence, colluding with the FPD to stall a federal investigation, failing to present evidence in previous discoveries in other deaths, dragging their feet, and trying to fend off the inevitable civil case.  It is what they’re best at, instead of filling potholes.

    They continue to carry their Alfred E. Neumanesque expression of “what, me worry” because they’ve gotten away with this  before.  And they will again, absent a DOJ investigation.  The  prosecutors won’t even investigate.

    The arrogance demonstrated here is literally jaw dropping.

    Justice?  We won’t see it.  There is only one way to put an end to,this:  civil lawsuits which bankrupt the  Ba$tard$.

  • Quizzical

    The Sweet Briar matter clears the standing hurdle.

    http://www.dailyprogress.com/n

  • KAINE STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH IRAQI PRIME MINISTER & CONTINUING NEED FOR NEW AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST ISIL

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today:

    “I was pleased to meet with Prime Minister Abadi today to discuss progress in the fight against ISIL as well as efforts to develop an inclusive government that protects the rights of all Iraqi people.

    “Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached bipartisan consensus on legislation that sets up a process for appropriate Congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran. Following Senate floor action on this measure, we must turn our attention back to a matter where Congressional action is equally necessary – determining the scope of the U.S. military mission against ISIL. Recent comments from leaders in the House of Representatives suggest a willingness to give up on debating and passing a new Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL. After more than eight months of U.S. engagement in the war against ISIL, this is unacceptable. I’m hopeful the spirit of bipartisanship and compromise that helped us achieve unanimous committee support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act yesterday will endure as we seek ways to move forward on a bipartisan authorization for the U.S. fight against ISIL.”