National and Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

National and Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, May 31. Also, rest in peace Beau Biden, deepest condolences to Joe Biden and the rest of his family.

*At least 385 killed by police so far this year (That number really should be as close to zero as possible, just like it is in Canada, the UK, etc.)

*Vice president’s son dies (Very sad: “Joseph Robinette ‘Beau’ Biden III battled brain cancer before his death at age 46, Vice President Biden said Saturday night”

*Exclusive: Rand Paul: ‘I will force the expiration’ of the PATRIOT Act (What a guy. Not.)

*The FIFA corruption sideshow: Takedown of 1 percent crooks or strategic move against Putin? (Either way it’s good!)

*Martin O’Malley’s Embarrassing Announcement

*Here’s what Martin O’Malley said when he launched his campaign

*Democrats Seek Roster of Rich Donors to Match G.O.P.

*Casey: Cuccinelli lawsuit sheds light on political hypocrisy (“The former Virginia attorney general complained his gubernatorial campaign suffered at the hands of a ‘malicious scam PAC operation.’ But he was a lot more circumspect when a sham charity run by a con man helped him win statewide office in 2009, and when the grifter conned the Virginia General Assembly in 2010.”)

Tim Kaine still gets inspired by people. Just don’t ask him to run for president. (More likely Vice President.)

*Editorial: It’s Howell for the House (Howell is an absolutely horrible ALEC puppet and Stimpson is a Tea Party crazy. The answer: vote Democratic in November!)

*Taxpayers on the hook for private U.S. 460 investments (Oh greeeaaaat…)

*Just 5 percent of reported rapes lead to criminal conviction in Newport News and Williamsburg-James City (Not good at all!)

*Preservation foundation lists pipeline route

*How Va. paid more than $250 million for a road that was never built

*Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb under fire from critics

*Endorsements: For a strong Senate (“The 16th District includes all of Petersburg and Hopewell and parts of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Prince George and Dinwiddie. This is Democratic turf, and The Times-Dispatch endorses Rosalyn Dance, the Democratic incumbent.” Agreed, this is a no brainer!)

*Mall-centric no more: Aging suburb targeted for a sweeping makeover (“In the Seven Corners area of Fairfax, officials want walkable bustle to replace traffic-clogged blight.” Yeah, Seven Corners is a mess right now, needs help.)

*Shorthanded Washington Nationals fall apart late in loss to Cincinnati Reds

*D.C. area forecast: Still warm and humid today, widespread heavy rains hold off until Monday