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Sunday News: GOP, Dem Races Tighten in IA; Another Push for Medicaid Expansion Coming?


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, August 30.

*Iowa poll: Trump, Carson lead GOP race

*Democrats worry about autumn after Clinton’s summer of stumbling

*Trump to decide ‘very soon’ on whether to rule out independent bid

*Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton in Iowa

*Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs (“The move comes amid weak poll numbers and concerns that Bush’s torrid fundraising pace has slowed.”)

*Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting (Not cool at all.)

*Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like packages (Sounds just like Barbara Comstock, and that’s not a good thing.)

*Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Visits Albemarle on Campaign Trail

*Commentary: Solar can help Virginia meet clean-energy goals (” For the sake of our environment, economy, and future generations, we can’t afford to wait to tackle global warming.”)

*Schapiro: In Va. politics, sometimes there’s less than meets the eye (“Don’t rule out another push for a Medicaid-financed expansion of Obamacare. A seemingly unlikely endorsement for Northam. Gillespie eyes Senate – again. And Supreme Court pick could survive.”)

*Casey: Gun control efforts are unwelcome in Richmond (“…it’s going to be even harder to win approval from a gang of lawmakers who are so reflexively pro-gun that they would reject firearms restrictions on 4-year-olds.”)

*Gilmore campaigns in Petersburg, says Trump has yet to accept challenge for one-on-one debate

*Terry McAuliffe: Reconsidering parole in Virginia

*Virginia relaxes restrictions on death row inmates

*University, college presidents move up state compensation list

*Offshore wind could be a windfall for Hampton Roads

*Editorial: Being No. 1 in congestion takes a heavy toll on region

*Millennials have transformed Arlington, but will they stay?

*Zimmermann stifles Marlins, Nats gain a game on Mets (That’s what the Nats need, a pitching staff that “stifles” opponents day after day for the next month.)

*D.C. area forecast: Sunday starts a several-day stretch of highs near or past 90