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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

by: lowkell

Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:41:20 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 21.

*In Gaza, sides want truce without backing down
*Big News From Mars?  Rover Scientists Mum For Now ...
*House GOP keeps focus on Susan Rice ("Some Democrats suggest attacks on State Department official over Libya could be racially motivated.")
*Sargent: The poetic justice of Romney's vote total (47 percent - perfect!)
*Analysis: Race For Virginia Governor Shifts As Warner Sticks To Senate
*Fairfax to examine election problems
*Senate Dems demand health care special session
*Cuccinelli gets gobbler mock award
*House District #52 ("As currently drawn, the 52nd will be Torian's for as long as he wants to hold it.")
*Chesapeake's Jackson confirms LG plans
*Virginia's jobless rate falls in October - first time since March
*Mark Warner says he'll remain in U.S. Senate and not run for governor in 2013
*Goodlatte and His Vote for Speaker
*Editorial: A smart fix for Virginia's roads ("A state senator is proposing a 5 percent increase in the wholesale gasoline tax as part of a comprehensive plan that includes tax relief for the poor.")
*Johnathon Montgomery released from Greensville Correction Facility after Gov. McDonnell issues pardon (It's about freakin' time; why was Cuccinelli holding this up?!?)
*Terminal helps ease volume of diverted cargo after Sandy
*Fairfax votes to save Tysons' 'last forest'
*Peace in Fairfax County water war

P.S. Also see Paul Krugman's The New Republicans, which argues that "[a]nyone who imagines that there is any real soul-searching going on [in the GOP] is deluding himself or herself."

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So am I the only one... (0.00 / 0)
that thinks an HHS-run heath care exchange would likely be much more comprehensive (and generally better) than one run by whatever McD crony or Senate hack ends up developing one in Richmond?

I mean, I guess the Senate Dems could be doing this so that they can later say "we tried to do something and you stopped us," but this assumes that the public prefers a Richmond-run exchange to a DC-run exchange, too, and I'm not sure anyone feels strongly enough about that.

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

~Will Rogers

I've thought about that too. (0.00 / 0)
I'm not sure why an exchange run by, as you say, "whatever McD crony...ends up developing one in Richmond," would be better than a federally-run exchange. Given how much (ZERO) I trust McD et al to do anything right, I lean heavily towards the feds.

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