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Sunday News: “The Party of White Paranoia;” “Inside A Pro-Confederate Flag Rally”

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 6.

*The Republicans Are Now Officially the Party of White Paranoia (“Every other issue, from taxes to surveillance to war to jobs to education, will take a distant back seat to this ongoing, moronic referendum on white victimhood. And there’s nothing any of us can do about it except wait it out, and wonder if our politics only gets dumber from here.”)

*Here’s What It’s Like Inside A Pro-Confederate Flag Rally (Frightening, horrifying, disgusting.)

*Asylum-seekers pour into Hungary as first wave reaches Germany

*Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP’s hesitation on 2016

*Private Security At Whole Foods Beats Black Man Unconscious, Leaves Him In A Pool Of His Own Blood (Unacceptable. Also, yet another reason not to shop at Whole Paycheck.)

*After Sting Videos Spur Protests, Arsonists Set Planned Parenthood Clinic Ablaze (It’s called “incitement to violence.”)

*The Nation’s Most Populous State Just Voted To Divest From Coal (Our turn, Virginia!)

*The Judges Now Take Over Redistricting Duties (Typical “both sides” false equivalency from the corporate media. In fact, Democrats DID come up with a redistricting plan and DID call a special session to try to pass something. In contrast, Republicans did NOT come up with a redistricting plan – and have been criticized for that even on conservative blogs – and didn’t even want to have a special session. #FAIL)

*Schapiro: The uncertainty of a certain McAuliffe political agenda (“Terry McAuliffe has three political goals: Restore Democratic control of the Virginia Senate this November. Help elect Hillary Clinton president in 2016. Ensure the following year that a Democrat succeeds him as governor. Ever the optimist, McAuliffe considers each an achievable dream. But events could align to make each a nightmare.”)

*In Virginia, Mark Herring decides it’s just fine to be the attorney general (“With the governor saddled with a hostile legislature, the job of AG looks more appealing than ever.”)

*19th District race: Hamlar embracing a challenge (“The Democratic candidate is known for his athletic drive.”)

*19th District race: Suetterlein making himself known (“Anti-abortion. Anti-Medicaid expansion.” ‘Nuff said.)

*12 years after elected-mayor switch, Richmond government still trying to find its footing

*Franklin County commonwealth’s attorney race heating up

*Our view: Are we really losing jobs?

*A deeper look at police body cameras in Hampton Roads

*Harper, Nationals take advantage of listless Braves, 8-2

*D.C. area forecast: Gradually warmer into midweek, with more 90s likely