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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines,  political and otherwise, for Friday, September 26. Also, check out the PBS report on a “region of the Pacific Ocean that is home to thriving colonies of rare and endangered species” and that “will be protected as the world’s largest marine preserve, under an executive order by President Obama.” Thank you President Obama (and also to President Bush for setting up the first preserve in this area)!

*Attorney general confirmation process is fractious even before it’s begun (Here we go again with mindless, knee-jerk Republican obstructionism for no good reason whatsoever.)

*Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

*Stalin, The Nazis And A Serial Killer: The Villains Right-Wing Media Compared To Eric Holder (Typical right-wing rhetoric, sad to say…)

*Bookend speeches of Obama’s presidency (Fascinating: “The speech Obama gave in Cairo in 2009 and the address he gave at the United Nations on Wednesday can be seen as bookends.”)

*Gabby Giffords And How The D.C. Press Portrays “Mean” Women (Let me just take a moment to say that MediaMatters is truly invaluable. Thank you for the great work you do!)

*Crunch time for Jeb Bush (“It’s now or never for Jeb Bush.”)

*450,000 in Virginia may lack proper identification needed to vote (THIS is the result of voter suppression efforts by Virginia Republicans like Barbara Comstock, Bill “ALEC” Howell, etc.)

*McAuliffe names bipartisan panel on ethics reform (I hope it accomplishes something, but the two co-chairs are hardly paragons of ethics.)

*Roanoke College poll asks whether McDonnell should serve time in prison (“56% said he should go to prison.”)

*Ken Cuccinelli: Holder ‘Debased’ Attorney General Office (You want someone who debased the office of AG, look in the mirror Cooch!)

*Comstock, Wolf campaign together in Winchester

*Gov. McAuliffe touts economic development before Asian Chamber

*Gillespie within single digits of Warner in new poll (The question is whether this poll’s the outlier or the other polls are the outliers. Regardless, Democrats need to not be complacent here; just because Mark Warner’s on the ballot doesn’t guarantee anything.)

*Poll measures Virginia small business attitudes toward green energy (“He said North Carolina and Maryland have dramatically outpaced Virginia’s support for solar energy. He attributed Virginia’s laggardly pace to the political sway of power companies and railroads umbilically connected to coal.” Bingo.)

*Nationals split doubleheader, leaving meaning in Friday’s twinbill

*NFL woes highlight misguided tax status (“It’s an absurdity, and a needless giveaway to an entity that has no more right to preferential tax treatment than a professional baseball league or professional basketball league.”)

*Seriously splendid weekend ahead