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National and Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, May 26 (two weeks until primary day in Virginia).

*No Cost for Extremism: Why the GOP hasn’t (yet) paid for its march to the right (Must-read article if you want to understand U.S. politics these days!)

*The Koch brothers try to rein in the GOP presidential clown show (This is disturbing on almost every level, that is if you care about having any sort of demoracy in this country.)

*Chart: America Is More Liberal Than Politicians Think (“Everyone-both liberal and conservative legislators-thought their districts were more conservative than they really were.”)

*With ISIS in Crosshairs, U.S. Holds Back to Protect Civilians

*Bobby Jindal reaches peak stupid: One-time GOP savior embraces hate speech to appease bigots, wingnuts (“Governor who urged GOP not to become “stupid party” now fans hate, spouts nonsense. Think he’s running in 2016?”)

*McAuliffe names former U.S. House CIO to run VITA

*Casey: Caldwell denies rumors swirling around possible Senate bid (“The 35-year veteran prosecutor is closer than ever to announcing an independent bid for the state Senate seat from the 21st District, which includes the city of Roanoke and Montgomery and Giles counties.”)

*Asset forfeiture issue isn’t going away

*Veterans honored in various ways across Peninsula

*Inexcusable behavior at City Council meetings (“Decorum in city council chambers lately has reflected poorly on this region’s citizens. Perhaps when people speak to elected officials, they take a cue from online forums, where rants and attacks are de rigueur. Perhaps they see nothing wrong with booing, berating, hounding, even threatening those with different opinions.” Same thing recently in Fairfax, Stafford, etc.)

*Editorial: Will the court decide Sweet Briar College’s future?

*A tumultuous year for U-Va. comes to a close, with sighs of relief

*Editorial: Joe Morrissey: Rediscovering a sense of shame (“The Morrissey saga also emphasizes what Colin Powell meant when he said that humans need to rediscover a sense of shame.”)

*Loudoun supervisor with DUI and domestic record reconsiders campaign (“Shawn Williams, accused in 2006 of a brutal attack on his then-girlfriend, may run for board chairman after all.”)

*Tanner Roark pitches Nationals past Cubs in his first start of 2015

*D.C. area forecast: Warmer, more humid today; Afternoon storms through the week