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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 27.

*The GOP’s growing divide (“The Republican Party, which should have the wind at its back, enters 2014 in disarray bordering on open warfare.”)

*Pope’s ‘liberal’ views on capitalism freaking out conservative Catholics in Congress (Deal with it: Jesus was a raging progressive in many ways, certainly for his time.)

*New gas tax can help pay for roads and transportation (“In addition to raising needed transportation revenue, a higher gas tax would combat many negative effects of gasoline consumption, such as greenhouse gas emissions and illness-inducing air pollution.”)

*Brent Budowsky: ObamaCare sales surge

*Paul Krugman: The Fear Economy (“More than a million unemployed Americans are about to get the cruelest of Christmas ‘gifts.’ They’re about to have their unemployment benefits cut off. You see, Republicans in Congress insist that if you haven’t found a job after months of searching, it must be because you aren’t trying hard enough. So you need an extra incentive in the form of sheer desperation.”)

*Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013 (“It was another banner year for Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda shop. Here are the most cringeworthy moments”)

*Virginia mangles justice in wrongful conviction case

*Commentary: Why Virginia’s Justice System Needs an Overhaul

*Garvey, Stamos May Have Disqualified Themselves from Voting in Democratic Precinct-Captain Election

*Democratic Chaos Breaks Out Across VA

*Populist “Don’t Tread on Me” plate proves popular in Virginia (“Demand for the specialty plate canonizing the Tea Party’s rallying cry has made the tag one of the most coveted in Virginia, despite being available for just 20 months.” Blech.)

*D.C. area forecast: Comfortable before Sunday storm threat; colder next week