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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, April 26. Also, check out the video of Rachel Maddow making an analogy between the idiotic “poop cruise” “story” and the Bush library (both are assuming that “Americans have short memories”).

*Obama faces difficult decision on Syria action

*Senate votes to end furloughs of controllers, House could act today

*House conservatives to pursue their own agenda on immigration laws (Yep, the teahadists are determined to f*** up yet another thing. In 2014, we really need to toss every last one of these people out of the House!)

*Bush’s record looks worse and worse

*It’ll take more than a presidential library to make George W Bush popular

*Yes, George W. Bush Was a Terrible President, and No, He Wasn’t Smart

*McDonnell deflects mansion questions (Not acceptable, McDonnell needs to answer questions on this. Also, I’d point out that if this were happening to a Democratic governor, Republicans would be going NUTS!)

*Potholes  and primaries (“Speaker Howell is having to play defense against his own team.”)

*McAuliffe proposes gift limits for public officials (Excellent move. I’d go beyond this and call for major campaign finance and ethics reform in Virginia. Right now, it’s an abysmal situation, where Virginia Uranium can fly legislators to France for a sightseeing trip, etc.)

*Cuccinelli to air first TV ad of governor’s race (“The 30-second commercial features Teiro Cuccinelli, wife of the presumptive Republican nominee, talking about his work with the homeless and the mentally ill and about his efforts to combat sexual predators.”)

*Rigell renews push to allow drilling off Va. coast

*McAuliffe should unveil tax records

*Warner to chair Senate Commerce subcommittee on export promotion, innovation

*Mudslinging mars GOP primary for state House seat

*Democrats field candidates for Va. Beach House seats (“Four Democrats have lined up to run for Virginia Beach seats in the House of Delegates now held by Republicans, emboldened by the fact that incumbents in three of those districts aren’t seeking re-election.”

*A breath of fresh air for Fairfax Co. schools

*Arlington streetcars do pass the cost-benefit test

*Metro approves budget with no fare hikes for riders

*Virginia fails to collect $170 million in court fines and fees

P.S. This is really a bummer: “Loudoun Insider,” who was doing the job the paid media is SUPPOSED to be doing, says “Farewell Folks”. I can’t say I disagree with this either: “If only say one percent of the population really took an interest and got involved we could really have some positive change, but nah, everyone is too busy with themselves here (and I guess just about everywhere else) to care about politics.” Sigh…


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