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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 26. Also check out President Obama’s speech to the League of Conservation Voters.

*Dana Milbank: John Boehner wants to sue President Obama (May I just take this moment to remind everyone that today’s Republican Party is an extremist organization of radical nutjobs? Yes, I think I will. Heh.)

*Conservative Freakout Blames ‘Uncle Tom’ And Voter Fraud For McDaniel Loss

*Scott Walker Supporter Charged With Major Voter Fraud Claims Amnesia (Note that it’s a REPUBLICAN actually committing voter fraud?)

*Conservatives Don’t Deny Climate Science Because They’re Ignorant. They Deny It Because of Who They Are (In the end, it’s a disgrace either way, although actually worse if they aren’t ignorant but “deny” the science for economic and ideological reasons.)

*How the Iraq War Launched the Modern Era of Political BS (“Factual divides over whether Iraq had WMD, and whether Saddam was working with Osama, set the stage for today’s battles over reality.”)

*3 reasons not to freak out about -2.9% GDP

*In Virginia, budget delivery spat reveals level of spite (I don’t even have to read the article to know that it’s going to be all “both sides” and “he said/she said.”)

*Howell hires former Bush solicitor general in Medicaid fight (That kind of says it all right there.)

*‘It’s been a whirlwind,’ Brat says of days since primary win (What, a whirlwind of frantically trying to figure out how to hide all his extreme views? Heh.)

*“UNACCEPTABLE”: Gov’s office, House, quarrel over office breach

*Kaine says President needs to ask Congress for Iraq combat OK (Actually, my understanding is that the President, whether we like it or not, already has full authority for that.)

*The Medicaid mess in Richmond is far from Virginia’s finest hour (“Clearly, McAuliffe has the more noble cause, one that should improve the lives of Virginians. His efforts could provide medical coverage for the poor, including folks who work but can’t afford health care.”)

*Sen. Charles Colgan, 87, expects to retire after current term (Democrats had better have a plan to hold this seat, that’s all I have to say.)

*Virginians in Congress fight Chesapeake Bay cleanup (Disgraceful: “Among the signatories are U.S. Reps. Robert Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith and Robert Hurt, who all call Virginia home when they’re not in Washington. None of them represent people who actually live near the Chesapeake.”)

*New River Valley lawmaker sees hemp as state’s new tobacco

*Fairfax County Schools were open this week, but many students skipped out

*VA medicaid battle affecting local healthcare providers

*GOP hired legal gun: Gov. McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid (Shocker that a “GOP hired legal gun” would come to such a conclusion!)

*Judge dismisses recall effort against Loudoun supervisor (Foaming-at-the-mouth homophobe Eugene Delgaudio survives politically yet again. Ugh.)

*Stephen Strasburg stumbles in Nationals’ 9-2 loss to Brewers

*Drier air takes bite out of heat today (“June is going out on a high note thanks to a drop in humidity through the weekend.”)


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