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National and Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 29. Also see the video of Sen. Tim Kaine speaking last night at an event for Janet Oleszek’s Fairfax County Board campaign against Republican John Cook. According to Kaine, “you will make people happier or madder in local government than anywhere else…you get measured by your results, not your slogans.” On the other hand, you have the ability to counter voter cynicism by “being a good listener and trying to solve [people’s] problems” while “helping your community.” Finally, Kaine said there’s a “night-and-day difference” between Janet Oleszek and John Cook when it comes to support for schools, teachers, education.

*US dentist accused of killing Cecil the lion ‘upset’ as hunter becomes hunted (“As Zimbabwean police say he faces poaching charges, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer faces furious criticism on social media.” He needs to be in jail for a long time, as do all people who do these heinous things.)

*Despite gains, Obama’s work in Africa unfinished

*Sarah Palin would be welcome in a Trump administration, the billionaire says (Hahahahaha.)

*Fox lowers threshold for early debate (“The change serves to guarantee the presence of candidates such as Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina.”)

*GOP introduces legislation to defund Planned Parenthood

*The People Trying To Destroy Planned Parenthood Have A New Plan: Gross You Out

*New Report Reveals The Severe Economic Impacts Climate Change Will Have In The South

*Republican Presidential Candidate Speaks Out On Marital Rape (“Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s lawyer’s assertion that ‘you cannot rape your spouse,’ a defense the attorney made against allegations that Trump raped his former wife.”)

*Va. Republicans reject McAuliffe’s request for redistricting meeting (“The Democratic governor said striking a deal ahead of deadline would save taxpayers money” Since when do Republicans care about saving taxpayers money?)

*Third Planned Parenthood video prompts renewed call for Va. probe (“Republicans put more pressure on McAuliffe and Herring after an antiabortion group’s latest effort.”)

*Schapiro: Special elections as an alternate reality. (“In Fairfax, potential targets include members of the House Republican leadership – Dave Albo, chairman of the judge-selecting Courts Committee, and Tim Hugo, head of the House GOP caucus. Another Fairfax Republican on Democratic turf is Jim LeMunyon. In Loudoun, there’s Randy Minchew and Tag Greason. In Prince William and environs, Republicans include Bob Marshall, among the House’s most outspoken conservatives; Scott Lingamfelter; Rich Anderson; and Jackson Miller. Even Speaker Bill Howell’s district in Stafford may be shaky.”)

*Virginia leaders launch multifaceted initiative for job growth

*McAuliffe: Tired of waiting on deal to rework port’s $1 billion-plus lease

*The new Jamestown relic that could rewrite history

*Virginia home sales record strongest second quarter in seven years

*Backlash over boxes: Intent questioned on voter registration form edits

*By withholding jail video, Fairfax County sends a message that it opposes accountability (Inexcusable.)

*Wind turbine foes file lawsuit against Botetourt County (This needs to be thrown out of court.)

*Fairfax board votes to move forward on Seven Corners redevelopment

*Peninsula-area pastors discuss race, community issues

*Nats get Papelbon from Phillies; Storen will move to setup role

*D.C. area forecast: Still sweaty with a chance of storms tomorrow

  • This alone should disqualify all these people from holding public office in America. End of story.

  • Quizzical

    Here are the people whose graves were dug up down at Jamestown:

    Capt. Gabriel Archer, one of Jamestown’s first arrivals and a key leader of the settlement.

    The Rev. Robert Hunt, the colony’s first minster.

    Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in the New World.

    Captain William West, a military officer, killed in action in 1610 by Indians in the Richmond area.

    All were buried in the place of highest honor, at the chancel rail of a church.

    Now their graves have been rediscovered, which is good.  However, these newspaper articles fixating on the little silver box discovered on one of the graves seem disrespectful, as if the most important thing involved in this was that little box.