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National and Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, May 28. The photo is of last night’s Democratic debate for the 45th Virginia House of Delegates district in Alexandria (candidates: Julie Jakopic, Mark Levine, Larry Altenburg, Clarence Tong, Craig Fifer). I’ll have video of that a bit later…

*Fox News Eats Its Own (“The GOP’s worst enemy is turning out to be the friendliest network.”)

*Nebraska Bans Death Penalty, Defying a Veto

*Ted Cruz, charlatan (“Now, isolationism is fading within the conservative movement, and Cruz is opportunistically becoming more of an interventionist.”)

*Carly Fiorina, in an Ambush of Hillary Clinton, Gets Defensive

*Your Toothpaste May Be Loaded With Tiny Plastic Beads That Never Go Away (Virginia needs to ban these things as other states have done.)

*Jim Webb’s Iowa director resigns (Why am I not surprised?)

*Kaine says talks under way for war-powers vote in Congress

*For Loretta Lynch, a stunning debut on the world stage (“After long wait for confirmation, she makes a name for herself with sweeping soccer probe.”)

*Ten Outrageous Ideas Rick Santorum Actually Believes (e.g., “He believes consensual sex between gay people should be illegal.”)

*Scott Walker Fearmongers About Terrorists Coming Through The Border (Disgusting demagoguery.)

*Editorial: Sen. Kaine calling out his peers in Congress over ISIS

*McAuliffe says propsals to combat campus sexual assault will ‘strike a balance’

*McAuliffe will give dozens of diplomats a taste of America’s diversity

*Challenger to Va. House speaker sues state over absentee ballot issue

*Mr. Howell’s voting flip-flop in Virginia (“…no one should miss the irony that Mr. Howell, who has supported the GOP crusade to tighten voting restrictions, is willing to make an exception when it comes to his campaign.”)

*Independent challenges Pogge in 96th House District

*Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper again dominant in Nationals’ 3-0 win over Cubs

*D.C. area forecast: Muggy summer warmth and storm chances through Sunday

  • This one is truly an easy choice for Democrats on June 9: Emily Francis, the only progressive and only environmentalist in this race.

    Sierra Club announced today that it was endorsing Emily Francis for Senate in the hotly contested 10th Senate district which represents portions of the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County and all of Powhatan County.   The 10th District Senate seat, currently held by retiring Senator John Watkins, is one of a handful of Senate districts that could determine control of the Senate in the November election.  Three Democrats are vying for the nomination in a June 9th Primary.

    “Sierra Club believes that Emily will put the interests of people and the environment ahead of special interest lobbyists,” said Glen Besa, Director of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.  “That’s what she’s done as a non-profit professional, and we are confident she will continue to do that in the Senate.”

    “The Sierra Club does not typically endorse in primaries,” said Besa, “but Emily is an exceptional candidate who we felt deserved our support.”