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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 30.

*McDonnell approves rules for Va. abortion clinics (Any further questions about whether McDonnell’s a “moderate” or a Pat Robertson Republican? Duh.)

*Romney unveils Virginia leadership team

*Republican lawmaker tells Va. GOP to drop primary loyalty oath (Sideshow Bob says, “Loyalty oaths are detested by many good Republicans who solidly back our party’s principles and who have never voted for a Democrat in their lives.”)

*Editorial: GOP demands party loyalty (“Do {voters} agree to be mindless party loyalists or keep their options open to decide for themselves whom to support in November?”

*Montana Senate race most-competitive as 2012 nears (“Who won 2011: Kaine”)

*Republican Virginia US Senate candidate drops out of race, says GOP voters, party favor Allen

*Judge sets timetable for Perry’s bid to get on Va. ballot

*Study: Virginia ranks in top 10 for police fatalities

*Wish List for 2012

*ART route will change in the new year

*Titanic artifacts headed to auction

*Forecast: Mild set of days ahead, but cold air looms

UPDATE: Also check out Ezra Klein on how Virginia’s ballot-access laws turn tables on GOP.  In short, Republicans LOVE LOVE LOVE making it harder for people to vote, as long as those people are lower income, African Americans, Latinos, young people, or anyone inclined to vote Democratic. But make it harder for Republicans to vote for who they want, and all hell breaks loose! (by the way, where’s the Republican outcry over Newt Gingrich’s  campaign apparently committing actual voter fraud – as opposed to imagined, as in Republicans’ fever dreams about ACORN, etc?).