Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, March 25. Today’s the final day for Gov. McDonnell to either veto, sign, or amend legislation from the 2013 Virginia General Assembly session. Should be interesting….
*Paul Ryan’s disappearing act (Good riddance to Lyin’ Ryan.)
*The story of Washington gridlock seen through the eyes of Bob Dole (Another example of tinfoil hat lunatics taking over the Republican Party.)
*Political debate on gay marriage is over – no matter how the high court rules (I’m dubious that’s the case, but by all rights this ridiculous “debate” – between homophobes and Americans who believe in equal rights for all citizens – should have been over a long time ago!)
*Virginians look to Supreme Court on same-sex marriage
*Hybrid fee likely to be reduced (“Today is deadline for McDonnell to amend legislation”)
*Misinformation on Medicaid’s ills (“House Speaker Bill Howell says he doesn’t really believe anyone is better off without insurance despite his shrill criticism of Medicaid.”)
*McDonnell facing deadline to act on road funding bill
*Slavery, Holocaust never OK as political fodder (“More than seven months remain in Cuccinelli’s race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe — enough time to relegate last week’s video clip nothing more than an asterisk by the time the votes are cast. But future missteps would be more politically costly, and the damage from them becomes cumulative.”)
*Guv could undo deal on Medicaid expansion (If he does that, Democrats should vote against his amended transportation deal. No Medicaid, no legacy!)
*The “New” Mind of the South
*Will Immigration Be the Achilles’ Heel of Virginia’s Political Candidates?
*Delayed rail yard could push back Silver Line opening
*Virginia Port Authority to vote Tuesday on who will run port
*Tea Party Issues Urgent Call for Action Against Arlington Streetcar…Because AGENDA 21!!!!!
*Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington top the rankings as three healthiest counties in Virginia
*Storm coats Richmond region with 1-4 inches of snow (“Schools closed today; more precipitation expected this morning”)
*School closings and delays in the Roanoke and New River valleys
*D.C. area forecast: Winter slop today; no sign of spring warmth this week