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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, August 4. Also, gotta love watching Scott Walker – Koch brothers’ puppet – get punk’d for just that!

*GOP candidates range from hopeless to hapless on climate change (In a sane world, this alone would be an automatic disqualifier for holding elective office, let alone president, in America.)

*Donald Trump Was Totally Right to Skip the Big Candidate Forum in New Hampshire (“…maybe he had an inkling of what we know for certain now-14 candidates racing against the clock to recite canned talking points makes for a total snoozefest.” Although there was plenty o’crazy too!)

*Memo To Media: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Not Primarily About Politics

*The GOP field’s calculated crazy talk (I’d say some of it’s calculated, some of it they really believe.)

*Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan sets an important example (Now it’s time for Congress to act by passing a cap-and-trade or carbon tax plan.)

*Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood stalls

*The Campaign Against Planned Parenthood Is Causing a Headache for Republicans

*The Declining Marginal Value of Crazy (“Donald Trump has flooded the market with a new, purer brand of Crazy that has left the other candidates scrambling and basically unable to compete.”)

*After Killing of Cecil the Lion, Delta Joins Airline Ban on Game Trophies (It’s about freakin’ time. Now what about all the other airlines?)

*EXCLUSIVE: The Restrictions Journalists Agreed To In Order To Attend The Koch Brothers’ Conference (“Representatives of Freedom Partners, the Associated Press and Politico did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the restrictions.” Of course they didn’t; what can they say?)

*Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own (“Justice Jane Marum Roush was sworn in last week but could be replaced as soon as next month”)

*Political sniping as Virginia GOP upends McAuliffe Supreme Court appointment

*Virginia reacts to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

*Editorial: How should Virginia meet its carbon goals? (“Another option might involve joining the RGGI – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. It’s a compact of nine northeastern states (10, before New Jersey dropped out) that created a region-wide carbon market. In essence, the RGGI is a cap-and-trade system…”)

*Conviction to cost McDonnell money as well as time (“Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will likely lose about $3,700 a month in pension payments as a result of his conviction last year on corruption charges, according to the formula the state uses to calculate benefits”)

*Alpha Natural Resources files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

*College costs rise for Virginia undergrads

*Virginia commonwealth secretary reports on voting rights (” Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney told a mixture of Charlottesville leaders and residents that it was watching his father bounce between jobs all his life that sparked his fight for reforming ex-felon rights restoration.”)

*State investigators seek correspondence between Mayor Sessoms, Virginia Beach developers

*Nats tumble out of first place in NL East despite rally against Arizona

*Nationals vs. Diamondbacks weather forecast: Still toasty, chance of showers

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