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Wednesday News: Virginia GOP “loyalty oath,” “Ashley Madison” Stir Things Up


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, August 26.

*China’s Stocks Close Lower as Global Markets Turn Mixed

*Anchor Jorge Ramos Thrown Out of Trump Event, Told to ‘Go Back to Univision’ (Lovely.)

*Latino Media Broadcasts Disdain of Trump

*Murray, No. 4 Senate Democrat, backs Iran deal (Looking safer and safer, despite Republican warmongers…)

*Tim Pawlenty 2.0? (“Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is flailing, and it’s not just because of Trump.”)

*Roger Ailes: Donald Trump should apologize to Megyn Kelly (Popcorn time!)

*Market chaos throws Fed rate plan into doubt

*Biden probably won’t beat Clinton. He should run anyway.

*A policy of paranoia (“The GOP’s penchant for foreign aggression.”)

*Dear Republicans: You could have avoided this whole Donald Trump disaster

*Pollster’s Legs Wobble After Fawning Donald Trump Focus Group (Ha, our old pal Frank Luntz goes wobbly when confronted with the rotten, disturbing core of his party. LOL)

*This Is What Would Happen if We Repealed Birthright Citizenship (“GOP candidates-led by Donald Trump-want to make a big change to our immigration laws. Experts warn it would lead to disaster.”)

*Leavitt to head Walker’s Virginia campaign (“Chris Leavitt, who managed Republican Ed Gillespie’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, will head Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential effort in Virginia.”)

*GOP loyalty oath proposal in Virginia may signal trouble for Donald Trump (And for the Virginia GOP!)

*Schapiro: McAuliffe’s unlikely (right-) wing man in parole debate

*Legislators’ names appear in hacked Ashley Madison data (“Customers using the names and personal information of Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, R-James City, and state Sen. A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, have made payments to the Canada-based dating service marketed to people in marriages or committed relationships, according to an analysis of the user data by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.”)

*McAuliffe hands over Fort Monroe land to Park Service

*Police must stop hiding behind laws on FOIA

*Follow both science, faith to battle climate change, Catholic bishop says (“Catholic Bishop Francis DiLorenzo told an audience in Norfolk that people must learn about the science of what is happening to the world.”)

*Schools consider regional effort to handle sexual assault

*Union on officer charged in shooting: ‘We could all be Adam Torres’

*Supervisors, public comment on Bedrosian’s fight against United Way, Planned Parenthood

*Strasburg, Zimmerman lead Nats past Padres for third straight win

*D.C. area forecast: Awesome August weather continues; warmer and more humid this weekend


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