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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

by: lowkell

Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 06:51:21 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 11.

*Boehner faces ouster threats within GOP
*Republicans must wise up ("The biggest problem the Republican Party faces is not uninspiring candidates or unsound tactics. It is unpopular ideas.")
*Ryan, Cantor Work to Protect Boehner Plan From Tea Party
*Spotlight not pointed at Cantor
*Grover Norquist goes after plan to raise Virginia gas tax (The response to Grover Norquist on this, and everything else, should be a raised middle finger.)
*McDonnell staff to make Norquist pilgrimage (This is both pathetic and telling. Nice scoop by Julian Walker, who also has a couple more scoops in this morning's news clips. Seriously, this guy singlehandedly is kicking the Kaplan Post's pathetic be-hinds.)
*McDonnell mum on future, favors executive authority (The irony is that McDonnell hasn't really gotten anything done as governor, even with a Republican House of Delegates and roughly even control of the State Senate. #FAIL)
*GOP campaign staffer perpetuated Obama 'gay sex' story (Why am I not surprised that a Republican political operative would do something like this?)
*Small group of protesters in Lynchburg urge Goodlatte to help avoid 'fiscal cliff'
*Editorial: Let this bill burn out ("A state delegate wants to make it illegal to smoke while driving with children.")
*Keep moving on Beach arena
*Airports authority must clean up its act on nepotism (I agree, but it's funny the Post is so worked up about this relatively penny-ante stuff, when I don't recall them railing against the multi-billion-dollar no-bid boondoggle to Bechtel. Of course, the latter's a major, powerful corporation, while the former are just people.)
*Rep. Bob Goodlatte says more corn goes to making ethanol than feeding livestock
*Arlington County rejects all-electric cabs (For the life of me, I can't think of a good reason why Arlington County rejected this. I mean, I can think of a few really bad ones, but not a good one...)
*Fairfax schools propose expansion of gifted programs
*Redskins hopeful Robert Griffin III will be able to play Sunday in Cleveland

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McDonnell's Hajj to Grover Norquist (3.00 / 1)
Mike Barrett of Virginia Beach nails it:

So, are there other Virginians of both parties that are insulted by this letter and by the pilgramage McDonnell will make to appeal to Grover Norquist to relent? I am not only insulted, but outraged, that a non elected official could wield that much power to effect our Commonwealth in such a negative way. McDonnell has been a profoundly ineffective Governor who has continued the legacy of destruction and harm to our transportation infrastructure, our colleges and universities, K-12 educational systems, human services for the most vulnerable among us, and of course, local government programs and services as well as our retirement system for state and local employees. Basically, McDonnell has followed Norquist's dictums to our harm. - Barrett's comment to the Pilot article

Video: New DPVA Chair Charniele Herring remarks on Saturday (0.00 / 0)
Courtesy of JC Wilmore, aka "The Richmonder." Thanks for shooting and posting video from the DPVA Central Committee meetings this past weekend.

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