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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:16:29 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 12.

*Petraeus probe draws scrutiny from lawmakers
*With 'fiscal cliff,' some see 'magic moment' for deal (Agreed, this is an opportunity, time to deal with U.S. budget issues for the long haul, while also reforming our tax code so that it taxes "bads" like carbon more than "goods" like investment in growing U.S. jobs, is progressive and fair, brings in more revenue, etc.)
*For Red America, what happens now? (What SHOULD happen is a serious rethink of why their party's gone off the right-wing cliff into John Bircher cuckoo territory, and how to bring the GOP back to the great party it used to be - which is why I became a Teenage Republican years ago, in a galaxy far, far away...)
*Milloy: Why is the GOP so white?
*Fix immigration now (This should have been done years ago, but better late than never I suppose.)
*NoVa delivered Virginia to Obama despite 75,000 fewer voters in Fairfax
*Ceremony honors America's veterans
*Chastened Va. Republicans promise major changes (Don't hold your breath waiting for any significant changes in these guys' harsh anti-women, anti-GLBT, anti-government, anti-environment, etc. attitudes. At most, they'll change the "tone" of how they articulate their godawful views...)
*McAuliffe makes the GOP's job in Virginia easier (This is actually a GREAT sign for T-Mac, as Jennifer Rubin is a total Republican wing hack who was wrong about EVERYTHING in the past election cycle and almost certainly will continue to be wrong about everything in the future. So, let Republicans be overconfident/complacent about the governor's race next year, that's fine with me.)
*Winners and losers in Virginia
*Reston balks at Metro station development
*Editorial: To fix Washington, fix the filibuster ("Tim Kaine and other senators supported filibuster reform on the campaign trail. They have little time to do it.")
*Editorial: Back up election mandate with money ("Legislators want to phase out electronic voting machines, but they haven't paid for replacements")
*Norfolk elections belong in November
*Grand plans for Virginia Beach sports complex sidelined by sour economy

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