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National and Virginia News Headlines: Memorial Day 2015


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Memorial Day 2015. Also, later this morning, President Obama will deliver remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2015.

*Juan Williams: GOP dishonesty on ISIS and Iraq

*The right’s political correctness (“Accommodating right-wing primary voters poses real risks to the party in next year’s elections. Its candidates’ messages on immigration and gay marriage could hurt the GOP with, respectively, Latinos and the young.”)

*Las Vegas tycoon Sheldon Adelson to face graft accusations in US court (One of the GOP’s big funders is a corrupt scumbag. Shocker, eh?)

*Defense chief: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ Islamic State

*Krugman: The Big Meh (“In other words, at this point, the whole digital era, spanning more than four decades, is looking like a disappointment. New technologies have yielded great headlines, but modest economic results. Why?”)

*Pope’s pronouncements making trouble for GOP Catholics (“Francis may be popular with the general public, but key Republican primary constituencies are wary.” Yeah, because actually caring a lot more about the poor than the rich; feeding the hungry; welcoming the “stranger” – aka, immigrants – into our land; being good stewards over the earth; favoring peace over war; turning the other cheek rather than resorting to violence; all those things that Jesus taught are the opposite of what the Republican Party believes.)

*‘Beautiful Mind’ Nobel winner Nash dies in crash

*GOP contest to succeed Stosch in Senate heats up (“The four-way race for the Republican nomination for the open 12th District Virginia Senate seat is heating up in the final weeks leading up to the June 9 primary.”)

*Va. House speaker and GOP challenger battle in first forum before primary (“Armed with charts and intent on capitalizing on the voter disaffection that helped Dave Brat oust former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last year, Stimpson tried to paint Howell as out of touch with conservative principles of low taxes and small government.”)

*Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

*Nationals haven’t won anything, but fans prove D.C. is a good sports town

*Marvelous holiday weather, but steamy and stormy by midweek