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Wednesday News: Cheney Lies Again; Clinton Says She’s Sorry; GOP Plays on Racial Fears


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 9. Also check out Arlington County Board Democratic nominees Christian Dorsey’s and Katie Cristol’s opening statements at last night’s Civic Federation forum at Virginia Hospital Center.

*Dick Cheney tries to fool the public again (“The former VP is full of scary predictions.” Cheney’s always wrong.)

*Lawyers vow Kim Davis will violate court order and halt marriage licenses after release from jail (Well, then, back to jail she goes…it’s 100% in her court.)

*Hillary Clinton on Private Email: ‘That Was a Mistake. I’m Sorry’

*Why more debates are good for Clinton

*U.S. Solar Power on Track for Record 2015 as Utilities Lead Way (But not in Virginia, where Dominion Power has been and continues to be a major obstacle…)

*4 More Senators Back Iran Deal, Assuring Cushion for White House

*Former Israeli Nuke Chief Backs Iran Deal in Video (“Because if it fails, the risk for a nuclear Iran will only go up.” Bingo.)

*Your Lawn Is Giving Frogs a Sex Change (Yet another reason to get rid of lawns.)

*The Shutdown Sweepstakes (“Ted Cruz doesn’t just want a pointless showdown over funding the government. It’s a key part of his presidential campaign strategy.”)

*Scaring Up the Vote (“GOP presidential contenders are blaming Black Lives Matter for crime. It’s a desperate attempt to frighten white voters into supporting them.” Disgusting as usual.)

*Schapiro: Looking for a few good LG candidates (“Northam and Herring are shopping for a running mate for lieutenant governor – and there’s little doubt it will be a woman, minority or both.”)

*Sen. Tim Kaine introduces gun regulations bill

*Jim Gilmore’s presidential mantra: substance over speed (“Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore is running for president, but he says he’s just been too focused on setting up his campaign to… campaign.” LOL)

*Roanoke council members praise police rollout of body cameras

*Alexandria council votes to prohibit flying of Confederate flags by city (“A citizens committee will consider whether to rename streets named for Confederate military leaders.”)

*Audits paint bleak outlook of Richmond finances; $1B in fund transfers not recorded in a timely fashion

*UVa won’t release independent review of retracted rape incident

*Questions still remain over the death of Natasha McKenna (“Still unanswered is why Ms. McKenna was treated as she was, and whether a different approach might not have saved her life. The public now has a right to see the video of the incident and to hear more from the county’s sheriff and other top officials.”)

*Prosecutor will not pursue charges in death of mentally ill inmate in Va. (“Natasha McKenna died at the Fairfax County jail in February after being restrained and Tasered.”)

*Fairfax prosecutor rules inmate’s death an accident (Huh?)

*Nationals collapse in late innings, suffer another devastating loss to Mets (“Washington’s relievers needed to get seven outs with a six-run lead and could not hold firm, falling to the New York Mets, 8-7, in a game the Nationals had to have in front of their home crowd.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Hot again today, then showers and storms sweep away the summer heat


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