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Labor Day News: Coal Is NOT Amazing; Political Craziness in Loudoun, Alexandria

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Labor Day, September 7. Also, check out the coal industry’s “amazing”…”PR fail of the year”. LOL

*Pope urges Europe’s Catholics to take in Syrian refugees

*Chris Wallace smacks down Dick Cheney: Iran’s nuclear build-up happened on your watch (Correct. And note that Cheney had no answer.)

*Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll (Increasingly, it looks like Democrats have a real race for the 2016 presidential nomination on our hands.)

*Hungary’s Xenophobic Response (“Prime Minister Viktor Orban is spreading a message of intolerance. But more troubling is the possibility that his views could gain ground elsewhere in Europe.”)

*No Oil Bonanza in Melting Arctic Ice (“The region remains inhospitable for drilling, while environmental concerns, a sagging market and sanctions against Russia also have impeded plans.”)

*10 times GOP candidates gave labor a giant middle finger (“A Hall of Infamy for this Labor Day”)

*Colin Powell and top Jewish Democrat back Iran deal in triumph for Obama (“Debbie Wasserman Schultz, leader of Democratic National Committee and Florida’s first Jewish congresswoman, says decision was her hardest yet”)

*The Pope vs. The Donald (“In U.S. visit, Francis will tout immigration, call for compassion toward migrants.”)

*Why are many of us off on Labor Day? To mark workers’ rights fight.

*Failure to act on climate change means an even bigger refugee crisis

*Herring’s surprise move was news to Northam (“Northam said in a telephone interview Friday that he did not know of Herring’s intentions until last Monday, when at 2 p.m. the attorney general came to see him at work at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk.”)

*Northam, Herring hold joint appearance in Floyd County (“Northam and Herring headlined Acres of Democrats, an annual fundraiser and election season rally for the 9th Congressional District Democratic Committee.”)

*Loudoun County supervisor resigns following assault charge

*Lawyer in bloody U-Va. arrest says he can’t get state investigative report (“The attorney for Martese Johnson says he has made ‘multiple’ requests for the file ‘to no avail.'”)

*More sunlight, moveable walls: New Va. school reflects new teaching ideals (” With a rooftop full of solar panels and a geothermal-well system to heat and cool water, it will be a ‘net-zero’ building, meaning it will produce at least as much energy as it uses and is estimated to return $1 million in savings and solar tax credits to the district over 20 years. At 98,000 square feet, it is the largest net-zero school building in the United States, according to VMDO.” Awesome, let’s do ALL our schools like this!)

*Mayor Bill Euille: ‘I Will Not Go Quietly Into the Night’ (“Mayor announces Sunday afternoon that ‘he’s in.’ Challenger Vice Mayor Silberberg, Democratic primary winner, announces campaign kick-off.”)

*Shawn Williams resigns as Loudoun County supervisor following Sunday-morning arrest

*Despite decades of help, shad is still in trouble

*What will become of Southeast waterfront?

*Welcome to the pennant race, Nationals (“With the Nationals within four games of the Mets and New York in town starting Monday, let the fun begin.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Heat and humidity build through mid-week; cooler by the weekend

  • Nice photo by 12th House of Delegate district candidate Laurie Buchwald from “Acres of Democrats.”

  • Seriously? Howard Kurtz doesn’t just have zero credibility or integrity, he has absolute-zero-on-the-Kelvin-scale (or 273.15 degrees Celsius on the Celsius scale take your pick) credibility or integrity. He also, apparently, has absolute zero self awareness or sense of irony. Perfect, in other words, for Fox “News” and Orwellian Propaganda Network.