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Tuesday News Headlines: “The Trumps of August….coordinated burst of stupid” in GOP


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, September 1. Also check out President Obama addressing the “GLACIER Conference” in Alaska. According to Obama, “the science is stark” on the dire threat of climate change, with the Arctic being the “leading indicator” of what the planet as a whole faces. Which is all true, but is contradicted by allowing drilling for oil in the Arctic. To the contrary, we need to be getting off of fossil fuels ASAP, like yesterday would be nice.

*A Lot of American Catholics Have Never Heard of Pope Francis’ Most Important New Message (“But his visit to the United States could change all that.”)

*The Trumps of August: GOP presidential hopefuls close out summer with a coordinated burst of stupid (“Walker, Huckabee and Christie stumble into autumn by trying to out-crazy Donald Trump on immigration”)

*Paranoid history of the GOP: How conspiracy theories poisoned the Republican Party (“Wingnuts have become increasingly reliant on reality-defying paranoia. Here’s how it happened”)

*Republicans are digging themselves a hole over immigration

*Trump upends GOP message on economy

*Supreme Court decides first gay marriage skirmish (“In its first ruling involving its landmark decision, the court rejected a Kentucky county clerk’s request to be excused from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.”)

*NRA Host Warns Parents Of Slain Virginia Journalists To Not “Become So Emotional” In Response To Shooting (The NRA continues to be disgusting in every way.)

*Mt. McKinley becomes the newest conservative molehill (“Alaska, run by Republicans, want the name to be Denali and have been trying to make the change for decades. The Alaska delegations – Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young, Republicans all – heralded the move…”)

*In Alaska, Obama Makes Appeal for Climate Action

*Krugman: A Heckuva Job (“What we should have learned from Katrina, in other words, was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they’re strong leaders. And that’s a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds.”)

*As time runs out on McAuliffe pick, Va.’s Supreme Court shuffles docket

*Bizarre Trump “rogue group” event in Virginia canceled (Alrighty…)

*Brat says he’s among “very few” who voted against Iran deal (“False” – of course.)

*McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights for Over 10K Virginians

*McDonnell to remain free on appeal

*Climate commission endorses information clearinghouse, other efforts (What we need is a significant price on carbon, ASAP.)

*Ben Cline, Ellen Arthur already debating ‘debates’ in Virginia House race

*Editorial: Dominion reacts to questions raised over charitable giving practice (“…it shouldn’t be taken aback when the media or a consumer group takes over the watchdog role the state has relinquished.”)

*Jerry Kilgore joins Scott Walker’s Virginia presidential campaign (Hahahahahaha.)

*Five years after expansion, VMFA impact soars

*Adam Ward mourned, celebrated at Salem gathering (with video)

*Another no vote on uranium (“The Virginia Beach City Council is set tonight to vote – again – on a resolution opposing uranium mining in Virginia.”)

*Nationals can’t hold lead against Cardinals, fall another game behind Mets (Game, set, match for this season? Ugh.)

*D.C. area forecast: Last-minute summer heat, some relief by Labor Day weekend


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