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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, January 25. Also, check out DPVA Chair Charniele Herring about 8 minutes into The Ed Show video, discussing Republican attempts to monkey with Virginia’s electoral vote allocation and State Senate districts.

*GOP is pushing electoral changes in Va., elsewhere

*Hubris in the Commonwealth (“…no sooner had Senator Henry Marsh III, a black civil rights leader, left for the inauguration on Martin Luther King’s Birthday than the Republicans pounced like street thugs to limit debate to 30 minutes and pass their shabbily partisan ploy by a vote of 20 to 19.”)

*Senate approves deal that modifies filibuster rules, keeps 60-vote hurdle

*Va. leaders struggling on next step for Republicans’ redistricting plan

*Napolitano, Sebelius to join Biden at gun talk

*Editorial: The GOP’s other raw power play (“A bill to change Virginia’s electoral vote system goes beyond hard-ball politics.”)

*Editorial: The blemish of gerrymandering (“A Senate plan to sabotage political maps should be rejected, but voters deserve an independent commission.”)

*Bob McDonnell could approve Virginia GOP redistricting plan

*Gov. Bob McDonnell pressures Virginia lawmakers to support roads plan (This plan is garbage – reject it!)

*Gov. didn’t like the way redistricting plan passed

*Norfolk senator gets key committees, fellow Democrats fuming

*Sniping escalates between Saslaw, Snyder

*Warner trying again with election reform

*Va. lawmakers zero in on school sports bills

*McDonnell’s teacher evaluation reform gains steam in legislature

*A small sign of Virginia’s sins

*Kaine casts first vote in U.S. Senate in favor of filibuster reform

*House subcommittee rejects bill to change public notices

*NoVa real estate back to booming? $600K houses in short supply, condos in high demand

*Canadiens bounce Capitals to 0-3

*D.C. area forecast: Light snow arriving this afternoon set to complicate PM commute

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