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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

by: lowkell

Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:19:01 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, December 23.

*Five myths about gun control (For instance: 1. "Single issues rarely determine electoral outcomes, and guns are no exception;" and 3. "schools are remarkably safe for kids - safer than their homes or the streets")
*Senators Say NRA's Press Conference Meant To Shift Focus Away From Gun Control Measures
*Connecticut School Officials Blast NRA's Reaction To Newtown
*Boehner faces a political cliff over budget fracas in Washington
*Steps to stop the gun carnage
*Democratic House Candidates Now Have A Nearly 1.2 Million Vote Lead Over The Republicans ("Yet, despite clearly losing the popular vote, Republicans will control nearly 54 percent of the seats in the House in the 113th Congress." Here in Virginia, it's even worse: an 8-3 Republican majority despite Barack Obama and Tim Kaine both winning the state. Go Gerrymandering? Not!)
*Could Virginia get a 12th congressional seat after 2020?
*Why Obama isn't caving
*Schapiro: 'Twas two nights before Christmas ... (In which T-Mac and Cuckoo drag race, and Bolling gets to be governor after all? LOL)
*For U-Va.'s provost, the attempted ouster of president was time to lead
*Virginia GOP plans ahead for 2013 (Del. Bob "Marshall is not particularly interested in being reined in. If Republicans don't take bold stands on issues like abortion and gun rights, he said, 'what brand do the Republicans have?'")
*Warner: 'We're really playing with fire' (Only if "we" is defined as "House Republicans." It's most definitely NOT - repeat, NOT! - "both parties.")
*'Tebow bill' gaining support in Virginia
*Arlington cemetery expansion threatens 890 trees
*Metro's Silver Line plan will mean adjustments for many riders
*InsideNoVA.com will continue under new owner
*Snow, possibly in time for the holidays
*RGIII gets final clearance to start

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Shapiro Reflects Virginia's Gubernatorial Malaise (0.00 / 0)
With nothing but the off year general election at stake, by the time the campaign begins, it could be over. This promises a very vigorous voter suppression campaign that will leave many crying for the up till now too restrained for his own interests Bill Bolling.

Bolling and no one else is making the strongest definition of himself as he creates distance from Ken Cuccinelli. We just don't know why or what he has in mind.

Look for the most expensive effort ever to keep everyone away from the polls. And for the bitter odd man out to throw a wrench in the works. He does preside over the state Senate for another session, after all, and could muck up either side's agenda in the divided body.


I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Bolling to try to figure (0.00 / 0)
out which way he's thinking of going. Could Bolling be the kingmaker, or even the king, of 2013? Stay tuned...

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Video: Is Sudafed more dangerous than guns? NRA protestors speak up (0.00 / 0)


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Video: David Gregory Shocked By NRA's LaPierre: You Fly In The Face Of Common Sense (0.00 / 0)


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Full interview: David Gregory actually does his job for a change! (0.00 / 0)

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Candy Crowley Grills NRA Program Director On Gun Control: Taking 'Guns Out Of The Debate Is Naive' (0.00 / 0)


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Video: Cory Booker says 'I Don't Know If Anybody Here Has Seen Someone Shot… I Have' (0.00 / 0)


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