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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, September 29.

*Obama: U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State (“In a ’60 Minutes’ interview, the president also acknowledged that the U.S. overestimated Iraq’s ability to fight the militant group, which on Sunday pounded a strategic Syrian town with artillery shells.”)

*Eric Holder and Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy (“Kennedy, who spoke of those who braved ‘the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society,’ would understand the risks that Holder ran.”)

*Paul Krugman: Our Invisible Rich

Libertarian Think Tank Removes Piece Comparing Eric Holder To George Wallace (Charming.)

*Police use tear gas as thousands of protesters persist in Hong Kong (“Police discharged tear gas and fired rubber bullets in the air Sunday in a failed attempt to scatter pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong who appear to pose the greatest test yet for China’s ‘one country, two systems’ approach to governing the former British protectorate.”)

*Ashraf Ghani Sworn In as Afghan President, Says ‘We Are Tired of Insecurity’

*Online campaign ads may prove decisive in midterm elections

*If Supreme Court takes a same-sex marriage case, it could be Virginia’s (“The court will meet today to decide which cases it will take up in the coming term. One of them may be Bostic v. Schaefer, which originated when a Norfolk couple sued after being denied a marriage license.”)

*Localities may have big cuts to make (Thanks Republicans!)

*Jim Webb, former senator from Va., takes on his party’s hawks. And maybe Clinton. (Not sure how someone who still strongly supports the Vietnam War is “anti-war,” but alrighty…)

*Councilman shouldn’t have voted

*For Nationals, a perfect day that encapsulated an entire season

*Chance of showers this afternoon