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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, January 26.

*U.S. And India Announce ‘Cooperation’ On Climate Change

*Radical leftists win as Greece rejects austerity (“With millions of voters turning out, the country delivered a historic win to Syriza, a party that could put Greece on a collision course with the rest of Europe.” I’m not a fan of austerity policies, but I see nothing good coming out of this.)

*Krugman: Ending Greece’s Nightmare (“Still, in calling for a major change, Mr. Tsipras is being far more realistic than officials who want the beatings to continue until morale improves. The rest of Europe should give him a chance to end his country’s nightmare.”)

*‘Potentially historic’ blizzard takes aim at Northeast; up to 3 feet of snow

*Obama to call for more wilderness protections in Alaska refuge (“The White House wants more than 12 million acres set aside, but Republicans likely will oppose it.”)

*Inside Hillary Clinton’s 2016 plan (“The Clinton team knows it can’t campaign with the swagger of presumed nominee, because the air of inevitability was so damaging last time around. That said, some advisers are already privately talking up potential running mates, with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia dominating the early speculation.”)

*Fox news anchor blasts Netanyahu’s ‘dicey’ politics of ‘sneaking’ into Congress for speech

*Editorial: Virginia should expand Medicaid (Right, but Republicans won’t do it, which is one good reason why they need to be voted out of office this November.)

*Terry McAuliffe’s 2015 Va. agenda includes economics, health care

*Legalize it (“State Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, is on what once would have been a fool’s errand: He wants to decriminalize marijuana possession in Virginia.”)

*Virginia lawmakers to revisit ethics legislation (“Another issue to be addressed this week will be gun control, with some 20 bills in the Senate.”)

*GOP votes out Campbell County’s Jon Berkley, chairman of Fifth District committee

*Protect rights of state’s gay employees (“Twenty-one states have passed laws that ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Virginia should be the 22nd.”)

*Editorial: The cost of a felony (“As legislators look for ways to trim the state budget, here’s one idea: Raise the threshold for felony crimes in Virginia.”)

*Virginia’s move to cut emissions the smart way (It’s not “Virginia’s move,” it’s a constructive proposal by Del. Ron Villaneuva that is unlikely to go anywhere in the Teapublican-controlled General Assembly.)

*Va. House bill targets asset forfeitures that fund police (“HB1287, sponsored by Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, would end civil asset forfeitures – state legal proceedings that allow police to keep property seized from criminal suspects.”)

*Conservation program may help James River restoration efforts

*Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

*D.C. likely to see a mix of rain and snow (“Federal offices plan to open on time, but there will be some snow and wintry mix in the area today and tonight before gradual drying begins.”)


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