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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, March 27. Also, check out the frat boys…er, Republican House of Delegates members, acting like 7th graders and generally being idiots. Oh, and of course, right-wing nutjob David Ramadan just loves it.

*Barack Obama: US and EU will coordinate deeper sanctions against Russia

*Thai satellite finds 300 objects in plane search area

*Obama seeks papal blessing

*Obama Tells Pope Francis He Is a “Great Admirer”

*House GOP Weighs Next Move On The Contraceptive Mandate (“‘We write the laws not the Supreme Court,’ said Rep. Michele Bachmann.” And that’s a frightening thought!)

*Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting

*Va. poll: Hillary Clinton sweeps GOP field (“In more good news for Democrats in the purple state, the poll also showed Sen. Mark Warner…with a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, ahead 46 percent to 31 percent.”)

*McDonnell calls wife’s testimony key to his defense

*Check’s in the mail: McAuliffe quietly donates ‘tainted’ funds (“Word of McAuliffe’s previously unpublicized gift comes about two weeks after Jeffrey Thompson of Washington reportedly pled guilty to dispersing more than $2 million in illegal campaign donations over six years.”)

*Experts say splitting McDonnells’ cases could help ex-Va. governor, wife (“A request to sever the couple’s legal proceedings might provide strategic advantages to both.”)

*Virginia GOP is running low on cash

*Democratic governor’s PAC receives $10K

*Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid (“The state routinely accepts federal dollars on less generous terms without similar hand-wringing, and the legislature would be able to roll back the program if the feds pulled back on the funding.”)

*Deeds report done but being withheld from public (Why would it be withheld?)

*Rep. Connolly Introduces Bill to Give 3.3 Percent Raise to Federal Workers

*Filing Deadline for Dem Primary Arrives (“The end of the business day today, March 27, marks the filing deadline for the 11 candidates who’ve announced they’ll seek the Democratic Party nomination to fill the seat being vacated after 23 years by Rep. Jim Moran.”)

*U.Va. student sues state, ABC agents for $40 million

*8-year-old girl’s appearance is beyond ‘hairstyle and tomboy issue,’ Christian school says (This is happening in America, 2014?!? Wow.)

*Va. senator wants McAuliffe to beef up ethics bills

*Consultants: Columbia Pike streetcar would bring more money, growth than bus transit (“The report by HR&A Advisors said the benefits of building a streetcar line between Bailey’s Crossroads and Pentagon City would far exceed the expected $310 million cost of the project – boosting property values, new construction and tax revenue.”)

*Sunshine before a soggy weekend (“The day starts off chilly, but sunshine should be strong enough to warm things up.”)


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