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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

by: lowkell

Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:03:02 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 10. Also check out President Obama's weekly address, in which he argues it's time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98% of all Americans.

*CIA Director Petraeus resigns, admits extra-marital affair
*Obama calls on Congress to freeze middle-class tax rates immediately
*Putting guns on trial ("The NRA is less powerful than politicians think.")
*The Republican blame game ("The GOP passes through the five stages of grief.")
*Maraniss: Obama's pursuit of greatness
*Cuccinelli drops pension-fraud claim ("Attorney general reaches deal with BNY Mellon; Va. must pay group of whistleblowers $1 million.")
*U-Va. extends president's contract (Now they just need to ditch Helen Dragas...)
*Virginia Curse a silver lining for Republicans ("After presidential election state usually picks governor of other party." Of course, we also heard about the "Redskins curse" before Tuesday, and we see how that worked out. Not to mention that supposedly no president had "ever been reelected with unemployment at 7.9%" or whatever. Blah blah blah.)
*What we learned from election 2012
*Where did Democratic support drop the most? In the coalfields (These guys think they're voting for their own economic self interest, but they're actually doing the exact opposite.)
U.S. gives states a break on health care reform deadline
*A Bypass Built for Trucks... that Trucks Won't Use
*The attack ad that never came in Virginia's Senate race ("Neither Allen's campaign nor any of the independent groups that poured millions of dollars into the Senate race made an issue of Jens Soering, the German national convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents in Bedford County in 1985.")
*Goode's third-party bid finishes fourth - and fifth
*Dominion's bucket brigade sends rescue to New York, New Jersey (Appropriate, since it's emissions from THEIR coal-fired power planets that are contributing to global warming which fuels/worsens storms like Sandy...)
*Doubling down on a terrible bet
*Grants aim to connect veterans with jobs
*Mary Gavin takes over Falls Church police, second female chief in NoVa (Congratulations!)
*With sellout crowd on hand, George Mason outlasts Virginia 63-59

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