Blog Roll
Who's My Legislator?

Virginia Blogs
All Things Education
Augusta Free Press
Crew of 42
Dixie Pig
Greater Greater Washington
Loudoun Progress
Ox Road South Blog
Pilot on Politics" blog
Power for the People
Richmond Sunlight
RVA Politics
Shad Plank
Vivian Paige

Find more about Weather in Arlington, VA
Click for weather forecast

Advanced Search

Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:34:03 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 24.

*Cuccinelli backs churches in legal battle
*Details derailed Va. abortion bill (No, actually, politics and outraged citizens derailed it.)
*'Personhood' bill killed for this year by Virginia Senate (Keep this in mind, everybody; Republicans will bring back these crazy bills, year after year, unless we replace them with Democrats in the General Assembly and Governor's mansion.  Let's make sure we do that in 2013!)
*Virginia Senate fails to pass state budget (Good job, Senate Dems - play hard ball with these overreaching extremists.)
*Social issues dominate state lawmakers' debates ("Maryland approves same-sex marriage; Virginia tables 'personhood' measure")
*Kaine, Perriello to join Obama campaign 'youth summit' in Richmond Saturday
*What's in a Name: The Titles of Allen and Kaine
*In Shift, Kaine Attacking Allen on Social Issues
*Editorial: Which way will Loudoun go? It's far too early to know
*Reproductive measures draw emotional backlash ("Votes came as hundreds of people outside the General Assembly building protested anti-abortion efforts and tempers flared inside.")
*Editorial: An offensive alternative to an offensive bill ("A bill mandating ultrasound tests before abortions cannot be repaired. It should be defeated.")
*ODU offers designated housing for gay students
*Postal Service to close Norfolk processing center
*Va. applies for No Child Left Behind waiver
*Herring: Metrorail Phase 2 deserves more funding
*Bob McDonnell's Backing Puts D.C. Autonomy on Front Burner

UPDATE: Also see here for a bipartisan survey of economics experts on whether the economic recovery act (aka, "stimulus") worked or not. The answer? Overwhelmingly, the consensus is that the "stimulus" worked, with only 4% disagreeing that it led to lower unemployment than otherwise would have been the case, for instance (93% agreed or "strongly" agreed that the stimulus  led to lower unemployment than would have been the case without it). In other words, when you hear Republican'ts like Eric Can'tor and Willard R-money claiming the stimulus didn't work, just remember one thing: THEY. ARE. LYING.

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning
Tags: , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email


Make a New Account



Forget your username or password?



Donate to Blue Virginia

The purpose of Blue Virginia is to cover Virginia politics from a progressive and Democratic perspective. This is a group blog and a community blog. We invite everyone to comment here, but please be aware that profanity, personal attacks, bigotry, insults, rudeness, frequent unsupported or off-point statements, "trolling" (NOTE: that includes outright lies, whether about climate science, or what other people said, or whatever), and "troll ratings abuse" (e.g., "troll" rating someone simply because you disagree with their argument) are not permitted and, if continued, will lead to banning. For more on trolling, see the Daily Kos FAQs. Also note that diaries may be deleted if they do not contain at least 2 solid paragraphs of original text; if not, please use the comments section of a relevant diary. For more on writing diaries, click here. Thanks, and enjoy!

P.S. You can contact us at and you can subscribe to Lowell's Twitter feed here. If you'd like to subscribe to Miles Grant's Twitter feed, click here. For Teacherken, click here. For Kindler, click here.

P.P.S. To see the Blue Virginia archive, please click here. To see the Raising Kaine archive, please click here. To see the Blue Commonwealth archive, please click here.

RSS Feed

Subscribe to Blue Virginia - Front Page

Powered by: SoapBlox