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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

by: lowkell

Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:01:25 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, December 1. Also, see President Obama's weekly address, in which he "urges Congress to take action to help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class."

*Obama: GOP holding middle class 'hostage' (And Obama's exactly right.)
*Fiscal Cliff Fictions: Let's All Agree to Pretend the GOP Isn't Full of It
*Mitch McConnell makes an offer (And it's a really bad joke.)
*Obama urges immediate tax cut extension for middle class
*Sen. Warner: We won't fall off fiscal cliff ("We know we're going to have to generate some additional revenues, the best down payment is to go ahead and let the Bush tax rates for the top two percent go back up.")
*GOP fratricide in Virginia? ("So it was that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, a right-wing firebrand who has flirted with birtherism, denied climate change, bashed gays and waged a jihad against abortion, managed to outmaneuver Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.")
*Radtke wants Bolling censured (Radtke appears to be getting "more stupider," as they say in 7th grade, as time goes by...)
*Chris Graham: A man without a country (But who would want to be a citizen of Loonyland, aka "the Teapublican't Party," aka the John Birch Society 2012 Version?)

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

*Advice for Cuccinelli (Why would anyone in their right mind take advice from one of the worst, most sycophantic, least professional, lamest, nastiest, smarmiest, craziest talking heads among Beltway Blabberers? And those are Jennifer Rubin's GOOD qualities! LOL)
*Bill Bolling partly pinned hopes on Romney win (So much for THAT plan!)
*Terry McAuliffe announces campaign co-chairmen
*Ollie North to endorse Snyder for LG (Seriously? Somebody would actually WANT the endorsement of Mr. Iran-Contra/Arms for Hostages Scandal? Truly astounding.)
*He (or she) who hesitates is lost ("In the modern era of Virginia politics (which I date from the election of Linwood Holton as the first Republican governor in 1969), every lieutenant governor or attorney general who has sought re-election has ultimately failed to win the governorship.")
*U.S. to sell wind farm leases off Va.
*Group issues proposed guidelines on uranium mining in Va.
*Va. Farm Bureau uranium stance upsets disappoints mining company

P.S. Also see Nate Silver's When Internal Polls Mislead, a Whole Campaign May Be To Blame

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