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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:21:04 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 15.

*Obama lays out a vision for his second term in office
*Mitt Romney: Obama Won With 'Gifts' To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters (Any more questions about racism and the Republican Party? Also, any more questions about Willard being a despicable human being who we're all extremely lucky will NOT be our president?!?)
*Jindal rejects Romney's 'gifts' theory (Guess who's apparently running for president in 2016?)
*Obama, GOP spar over Benghazi (Just remember, none of the Republicans supposedly "outraged" over Benghazi were outraged over the 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut under Ronald Reagan, or the "weapons of mass destruction," or a million other, FAR worse debacles under Republican presidents...)
*The inconvenient truths of 2012
*Editorial: Good riddance, Grover Norquist ("Suddenly, fashionable Republicans have shed their no-tax-pledge baggage.")
*Analysis: End of the Mark Warner pipe dream
*McDonnell was top choice for attorney general in Romney Cabinet (That says it all: a grad of Regent Law, Robertson's grade F - for "fundamentalist" - "school" as Attorney General in a Romney administration? Shuddderrrrrrr....)
*Moran leaving Va. Democratic leadership
*LG race: Davis in, McWaters out
*Did GOP contribute to long Election Day lines in Fairfax County?
*McDonnell urges state lawyers to obtain speedy release for innocent man (Just pardon him!)
*Will Eric Cantor be Congressman Gridlock?
*Poll: Warner would start with big advantage in governor's race (Except for one minor detail: he's not running.)
*McDonnell, GOP governors want more time on health exchange options
*Norfolk official says that Waterside project could bring 1,000 jobs
*Editorial: Not an answer to every prayer ("Roanoke County supervisors clarified the board's invocation policy, but that doesn't clear up constitutional murkiness.")
*Richmond to front money for Redskins training camp
*HOT wheels: The road to 21st-century Capital Beltway, born of necessity

P.S. Also see the new report - by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute - on the growth of income inequality in Virginia.

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Of course, these are the same people who have climate science denier (and all-around nincompoop) George Will on their editorial page, whose political "coverage" consists of little more than repeating (usually incorrect) conventional wisdom, and whose Virginia political coverage has basically collapsed since Roz Helderman and Anita Kumar left. Oh, and they also refuse to give credit to other news outlets which have "scoops" on stories. Other than that, it's a great paper!



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McAuliffe taps Mook, Stoney to lead campaign

Former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe is quickly ramping up his bid for governor of Virginia, hiring the outgoing executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to serve as his campaign manager, a McAuliffe campaign official said.

Robby Mook, the former top DCCC strategist, will head up McAuliffe's operation, the official said. In addition to his record at the House committee - Democrats gained at least seven seats during his tenure - Mook managed New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's 2008 campaign and worked for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for president.

McAuliffe adviser Levar Stoney, a former executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia, will be deputy campaign manager. Stoney has advised McAuliffe since 2010 and previously worked as the political director for the 2009 Creigh Deeds gubernatorial campaign.

The two appointments are a sign of the speed with which McAuliffe is assembling a top-tier staff for his widely-anticipated campaign.

The former national Democratic chief and longtime Clinton insider announced in an email last week that he intends to run for governor next year in the campaign to succeed outgoing GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell.



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Romney's latest "odd, stupid, silly" comments exemplify a candidate who uttered among the largest collection of odd, stupid and silly things from the moment the Republican primary began until now.

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The saddest thing about Romney's "odd, stupid, silly" comments is that millions of Republicans believe that garbage.  

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