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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve). Also, check out the video by Laura Sonnenmark, another Democratic grassroots superstar (who I’ve known and whose work I’ve admired since the Webb campaign in 2006) explaining why she supports Sue Langley for Fairfax County Democratic Committee chair (e.g., she’s a “work horse not a show horse”). The election is being held next Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Falls Church High School.

*Bombings in Russia Echo Threats by Chechen Insurgent

*No more benefits (“GOP opposition makes no sense.”)

*A frivolous media (“They are ignoring the loss of jobless benefits.”)

*On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves

*13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013 (“While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future. 2013 had more clean energy milestones than we could fit on one page…”)

*Drones over America: Virginia, five other states picked for drone testing sites

*What is Sen. Tim Kaine’s New Year’s resolution?

*A dozen and one memorable moments from 2013 (“The region had its share of memorable moments during 2013”)

*Totaling up 2013’s highs and lows (“Tolls that include a rate of return seem like more than simple user fees. Yet the state Supreme Court agreed with the governor’s position that his administration could negotiate such tolls with a private company without consent of the legislature or the State Corporation Commission.”)

*Bob McDonnell: Examining the Last Four Years

*A quick look ahead at what to expect in 2014

*Ahead in cash race, Coleman releases Senate ad (This ad is absolutely nonsensical – more later.)

*McAuliffe invites vets to Hampton Roads inaugural ball

*Teen robber sent to prison for life asks McDonnell for a shorter term

*Snyder’s ownership defended as Shanahan is fired (It’s called “defending the indefensible”)

*A cold, calm New Year’s Eve (“Seasonal temperatures chill revelers tonight, and snow could be on the way.”)