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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 26. Also see this week’s address by President Obama, in which he calls on Congress to increase the minimum wage.

*A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing (And they richly deserve to lose!)

*Bundy saga reveals the risk of cozying up to extremists (“The anti-government strain of thought that Bundy advanced has been intertwined with racist and anti-Semitic views over several decades. Not all people who resist the authority of the federal government are motivated by race, of course, and not all racists are anti-government. But there is a long symbiosis between the two.”)

*The NRA’s Audacious Plan To Impose America’s Weakest Gun Laws On Every State

*Cliven Bundy Says If People Thought His Comments Were Racist, It’s MLK’s Fault (Never forget that this dregs of humanity was a big-time hero of many “conservatives.”)

*Republicans Are Racists? No, It’s Just All a Big Coincidence (“The revolting comments. The emails. The jokes. The posters. The T-shirts. The ghostwriters. It’s not like it’s a pattern or something.”)

*The Piketty Panic (“New scholarship by the French economist is a bona fide phenomenon, and the right is terrified.”)

*Republican Congressman Facing Charges (“Rep. Michael Grimm, who has been under investigation for allegations for campaign finance fraud, is set to be indicted by the U.S. attorney in New York.”)

*Virginia Christians Starve Themselves Over Gay Marriage (Presented without further comment because it speaks for itself.)

*The fate of the George Washington National Forest

*Va. senator critical of CNU Medicaid poll methods (“Hanger equated CNU’s methods to a ‘push poll’ meant to influence answers, and suggested the use of different questions in January and April doesn’t reflect ‘any change in public opinion’ despite suggestions otherwise.”)

*Virginia Republicans to choose U.S. House nominee

*Prosecution opposes dismissal of charges against McDonnells

*A Debt to Society is Not Forever

*Norfolk’s budget exhibits progress

*Nationals vs. Padres: Bryce Harper injures thumb in Washington’s win

*Warm today, possible afternoon shower; cooler, nice on Sunday


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