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Tuesday News Headlines: Virginia “GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trump’s hands”


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 25. Also check out President Obama’s speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada.

*China is unable to stop stock market plunge (“As markets plunged for the fourth straight day, Chinese authorities stood aside. But many other markets in Asia and Europe showed signs of recovery.”)

*The Stock Market Drop Exposes The Dangers Of Privatizing Social Security

*Obama calls out fossil fuel interests, Koch brothers for fighting solar, clean energy

*Scott Walker falls flat on his face (“This is what happens when you try to trump the Donald.”)

*Walker Calls On Obama To Cancel Chinese President’s Trip Amid Market Woes (Utterly unfit to be president…or anything, really.)

*Scott Walker adds Virginia strategist

*State GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trump’s hands (That includes Virginia’s Republican Party and its chair, John Whitbeck.)

*Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory

*Donald Trump Is Not a Populist. He’s the Voice of Aggrieved Privilege.

*Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal ‘the crazies’ (Some of them definitely are, but some of them simply won’t agree to anything coming from Barack Obama, whether he cured cancer or stopped a nuclear arms race or whatever.)

*Krugman: A Moveable Glut (“Whatever the precise mix of causes, what’s important now is that policy makers take seriously the possibility, I’d say probability, that excess savings and persistent global weakness is the new normal.”)

*Why Hillary Clinton’s “Emailgate” Is a Fake Scandal (“The real scandal is about journalism and the weak standards employed to manufacture headlines.”)

*Bernie Sanders is wrong about the Koch brothers: They’re even more dangerous than he thinks (“Sanders says his campaign is about a ‘political revolution.’ If so, he’ll have to take his enemies more seriously”)

*Don’t fast-track pipeline process, Kaine says

*Walker to speak at Family Foundation gala

*Brat, Warner respond to stock market plunge (The last person in the world I’d ever listen to on economic issues is supposed “economist” Dave Brat.)

*No prison for McDonnell until chief justice weighs in on bail issue

*Our view: Why Roush should say no and decline reappointment (Hmmmm…not sure I follow this but alrighty.)

*Newspaper: Police fatally shot man in Portsmouth, handcuffed him (Time for criminal charges against the officers who did this, assuming the report is accurate.)

*The crisis in state’s empty classrooms (“FINDING GOOD teachers is never easy. But years of stagnant wages and job insecurity have made it harder than ever to retain and attract talented educators. As The Pilot’s Mike Connors reported Monday, summer break this year winds down with a raft of area and state public classrooms without permanent teachers. School opens just after the Labor Day weekend.”)

*Sigma Nu Fraternity suspends ODU chapter after display of offensive banners

*Mountain Valley Pipeline may use controversial surveying law, judge rules

*Norfolk officer connects police, gay community

*D.C. area forecast: Fantastic through Friday, humidity returns by weekend


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