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Saturday News: President Obama Announces New College Scorecard; Perry Drops Out; Gilmore…Why?


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, September 12. Also see President Obama’s weekly address, in which he announces “the launch of a new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck.”

*US Urged to Do More on Mideast Refugee Crisis (We can and should take in more.)

*New mission for Team Romney: Stop Trump (We’ll see if Romney’s any more successful in this endeavor than he was in his runs for president…)

*Protests in support of migrants expected throughout Europe

*Rick Perry suspends his 2016 campaign for president (Hopefully to be followed by a bunch of others, like Jim “Zero Percent in the Polls” Gilmore, Rick Santorum, etc.)

*The Clinton campaign puts the ‘moron’ into oxymoron (Dana Milbank argues that it’s “time to clean house” over at the Clinton campaign, that her “loyalists have only hurt her.” Harsh…but is it true?)

*“Don’t read the comments”: The trolls, racists and abusers won – reasonable online feedback is a thing of the distant past (“Jessica Valenti says websites have outgrown comments sections – and she’s right”)

*Senator says Congress will avoid a government shutdown (Tim Kaine, ever the optimist…)

*Gilmore out of CNN’s Wednesday debate (Why is he running?)

*Hillary Clinton is about to make a huge mistake: Here’s what she needs to learn from Bernie Sanders (“In 2008, Clinton tried to dismiss Barack Obama while playing up her experience. She can’t afford to do it again”)

*Family, time and the Clintons: McAuliffe rents state plane for personal trips

*Virginia will test 2,000 rape kits connected to unsolved assault cases (“Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday more than 2,000 rape kits – some of which are more than 25 years old – will be tested and may contain DNA evidence that could help law enforcement identify perpetrators of sexual assault and connect unsolved crimes.”)

*Virginia’s McAuliffe reaches into own pocket to cover cost of personal travel

*Officials, including U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, mark 9/11 anniversary at Stafford restaurant

*Loudoun Board Candidates Eye Full-Day Kindergarten, Drug Court

*Va. AG Mark Herring vows to crack down more on car title loan companies (“Charging interest rates as high as 300 percent, the industry has grown dramatically in Northern Virginia”)

*Va. GOP shouldn’t claim the diversity mantle just yet (Excellent article by Del. Alfonso Lopez; I’ll have more on this later.)

*David Ramadan joins Walker campaign, trolls GOP colleague

*In Buchanan, signs point to a stalemate in free speech battle

*D.C. area forecast: Showers and storms today followed by cool breezes on Sunday  

  • I got out just as Reagan and his band of warmongering, voodoo-economics-believing theocrats was coming in.