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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, October 31. Happy Halloween!

*Why a GOP Senate could be short-lived (Yep, even IF they win the Senate on Tuesday, it’s likely not going to last very long. Of course, they’ll do as much damage as possible in those two years, but fortunately President Obama has his veto pen.)

*Do Republicans have a plan for the country? The answer is ‘no’.

*The GOP’s Other Takeover (“Republicans are about to take control of state legislatures across the land.” This is a huge problem.)

*Apple’s Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’ (Cue the insanity from the Pat Robertsons and EW Jacksons of the world…)

*Rush Limbaugh Defends Street Harassment: ‘It Was Men Being Polite’ (I can never figure out if Limbaugh actually believes all the crazy, disgusting things he says. But what about his listeners?  Now that’s a frightening thought for Halloween!)

*Capture of Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Saves Halloween

*Hard-Nosed Advice From Veteran Lobbyist: ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty’ (This guy is by any measure one of the most evil people in America, for instance fighting to make it easier to abuse, mistreat, torture animals. Why does he do it? Simple: $$$$$$$.)*

*Virginia Senate race narrows to seven-point gap

*McDonnell defense moved for mistrial over juror’s ouster

*Suzanne Patrick pledges efforts to protect against storm damage during Hampton visit

*Cuts in public safety prompt legislators to eye ABC for more revenue

*Western Marcellus Pipeline is 3rd seeking passage through Va. (Bad, bad idea.)

*McAuliffe sees ‘no contamination issues’ at Wallops Island

*New regulations likely for small day cares in Virginia

*China-based company buys Petersburg chemical plant, plans 376 jobs

*Rep. Robert Hurt takes no stance on Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Profile in courage, eh?)

*For Arlington County Board and school board (Just keep in mind, the guy who writes these endorsements, Lee Hockstader, never comes to debates or other events, doesn’t interview the candidates, basically has no clue what he’s talking aobut, and frequently does boneheaded things like falsely calling the hard-right Frank Wolf a “moderate” and endorsing him repeatedly.)

*Feds subpoena records from deals made by jailed developer

*Halloween weather not too spooky, but the weekend won’t be a treat