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Wednesday News: Warner “wrestling with himself on Iran deal”; Scott Muses on Redistricting

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 2.

*Obama visits receding glacier  in Alaska to highlight climate change

*It’s on: Jeb Bush embraces a risky fight with Donald Trump

*CNN amends GOP debate criteria (“The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls to determine the lineup for the Reagan Presidential Debate, according to a CNN statement.”)

*Carly Fiorina earns spot on main stage at next GOP debate

*Clinton’s accusers are running out of ammunition

*The choice for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis: Follow the law or resign (Or be fired.)

*Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times (“A fellow gay marriage-resisting county clerk says ‘that’s forgivable.'” My god…)

*Biden’s White House Ambitions May Die in Iowa-Again (“The vice president’s state organization is about as hypothetical as his campaign.”)

*We’re about to find out how mad the GOP is: Hard choices in the looming Planned Parenthood shutdown fight (“Mitch McConnell doesn’t want a shutdown over Planned Parenthood, and 2016 GOPers are going to make his life hell”)

*Scott says redistricting could give Virginia a second black representative (“Reversing the General Assembly’s gerrymandering of Virginia’s congressional districts could move as many as 100,000 African-Americans to new districts and open the way for the state to elect two black members of Congress, Rep. Robert C. ‘Bobby’ Scott, D-Newport News, said Tuesday.”)

*Howell/Norment Conspiring to Unseat Rigell, Forbes, Brat, and Comstock (Hahahaha, popcorn please!)

*Kaine backs Warner, who still ponders vote on Iran deal (“‘Mark and I have talked about it a lot. I would just say this – this is a big and important issue and everybody needs to make their decision in their own time,’ Kaine told reporters Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond.”)

*Schapiro: Warner wrestling with himself on Iran deal (“Aligning with Obama – again – could further irritate Warner’s conservative supporters in the corpocracy. They’ve never quite forgiven him for voting for the stimulus and Obamacare. Bucking Obama – again – likely inflames anew the liberal Democratic base. It largely stayed home in November because Warner distanced himself from Obama against Ed Gillespie. Warner nearly lost, struggling to a second term by less than 1 percentage point.”)

*Dan Gecker says U.S. only wealthy nation without universal health care (“True.” Also a disgrace.)

*Sen. Bill Stanley to lead charge for Ted Cruz in Virginia (Trying to decide who’s more extreme and crazier: Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, other?)

*System’s deadly failure (“His name was Jamycheal Mitchell, and he was 24 years old. Since he was a teenager, Mitchell had grappled with mental health problems that, according to one forensic psychologist, left him ‘manic and hyperactive.’ He needed medication. Treatment. Help.”)

*Shootings’ aftermath makes legislators defend support for gun rights (Sorry, but opposition to commonsense gun safety measures is indefensible.)

*Virginia spots deal on light-rail cars, offers four to Beach

*Metro files 2014 audit, says it’s closer to getting its finances in order

*Virginia cameraman killed on-air laid to rest

*Nationals bullpen implodes again as Cardinals rally for 8-5 win (You must be freakin’ kidding!)

*D.C. area forecast: Staying summery and sweaty for now; high hopes for holiday weekend

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Gee, Lowell, I didn’t know that Bull Elephant considered you a “general PIA.” I always thought you were a “specific PIA” to angry Republicans who can’t stand  challenge to their misguided viewpoints.

  • CADeminVA

    To voice my household’s support for the UNSC action on Iran. He should realize that he has maxed out his “ConservaDem” potential and he’s not going to get reelected in 2018 if he PO’s the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. Does anyone think that if he votes against the President on this he might, just might get a strong primary challenge, perhaps from the Governor?

  • Bigot as always…hiding behind “Judeo-Christian faith.”