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Saturday News: Watkins May Not Support Ousting Roush; Webb Campaign Won’t Talk to Media


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, August 15. Also see President Obama’s weekly address, in which he discusses “the work the Administration is doing to enhance trust between communities and law enforcement in the year since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.”

*Hillary Clinton sways the doubters at Wing Ding (“She attacked her speech with a vigor Iowans – and even skeptical liberals – said they’d never seen from her before.”)

*Carly Fiorina Comes Out in Favor of Kids Getting Measles (More ignorance and science denial from the “stupid party”)

*Joe Biden strategy for White House run taking shape (“‘I think he’s getting closer to saying yes,’ one Biden ally says.”)

*F.B.I. Tracking Path of Classified Email From State Dept. to Hillary Clinton

*Family history hounds Jeb Bush on campaign trail

*Clinton’s team went from nonchalant to nervous over e-mail controversy

*Most Americans Support Renewed U.S.-Cuba Relations (“Three-fourths approve of the countries’ quest to be friends.”)

*US woman hostage raped by Islamic State leader before death: US officials (More evil from this despicable group.)

*Judicial appointment conflict will come to a head Monday

*Andrew Jackson breakup is awkward for Jim Webb

*‘Calling Jim Webb’s campaign’: A play in one act (“Webb doesn’t do phone interviews and doesn’t care much for print media”)

*Virginia’s ‘Back to the Future’ voting registration debate

*GOP senator hints he will not agree to replace Roush on Va. Supreme Court (Good for John Watkins!)

*Bush plans fundraisers this month in Richmond, Virginia Beach (Probably the only thing this guy’s good at  – raising money for himself.)

*Prosecutors: McDonnell should seek Supreme Court review from prison (“His corruption convictions have withstood ‘exhaustive review’ and he no longer deserves bail, they say.”)

*High stakes when General Assembly gavels in on redistricting, Supreme Court fight (“This much is sure: Monday starts a new special session of the Virginia General Assembly, and somebody’s going to get their feelings hurt.”)

*Heroin overdose deaths still rising in Virginia; but a slight drop locally

*Giants pound Scherzer, hold off reeling Nationals, 8-5 (This season is quickly unraveling. The question is “what happened?”)

*PM Update: A very warm weekend with a slow increase in humidity