Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 20. Also see President Obama addressing the Congressional Black Caucus.
*McAuliffe: 6 debates are enough for Democrats (No, 6 debates are most certainly NOT enough for Democrats!)
*Joe Biden Edges Closer to Joining Presidential Race
*Poll: Americans widely admire Francis, but his church less so
*This is a climate-change nightmare: Droughts rage and fires burn, while evil ALEC and hapless Democrats dither (“No one is being serious enough and history will judge us harshly — especially since a green economy lifts us all.”)
*Boxer hits former Senate opponent Fiorina (“She’s the face of income inequality and the face of corporate greed … She makes Mitt Romney look like a Democrat.”)
*Donald Trump Tells Evangelicals He Handled Obama Ethnicity Question Better Than John McCain (The guy’s delusional.)
*Bill Bolling: What’s the deal with Trump? (“While many voters in the Republican base may like Trump’s brash style and demeanor, it totally turns off most other Americans, who would probably never support him for president if they had another, more viable, choice.”)
*Schapiro: Va. Obamacare fight is game of millimeters not inches
*Dominion says no ‘easy fixes’ remain to transport natural gas
*Expert: Military status misrepresentation costly for McCollum campaign (“False claims on a candidate’s resume or election materials – whether by misunderstanding, carelessness or deliberate deception – are rare in Virginia politics. But when it happens, like with Gary McCollum last week, it’s almost lethal, experts say.”)
*Our view: Tazewell’s blowback against wind energy (“Wind energy seems a completely good thing. If we can generate energy out of thin air, why wouldn’t we want that? It’s the ultimate energy independence; no foreign dictator can ever cut off our supply of wind. The notion advanced on the Roanoke Tea Party website that wind energy is some kind of nefarious United Nations plot is ridiculous on its face.”)
*What’s not to like about I-66 HOT lanes? Everyone can find something.
*Arlington board approves additional affordable housing
*Reasons Region should work as one (“All the leaders of all the cities of Hampton Roads pledge at least notional allegiance to that cause. Their practice, however, is a different matter.”)
*D.C. area forecast: Cooler with a refreshing breeze today; even cooler tomorrow with a chance of showers