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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:57:56 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, January 14. Also see Joe Scarborough, who points to "the 'extreme' stances that came with President Barack Obama's election in 2008...birtherism, secessionism, deeming Obama a 'racist who hated all white people.'" Now, according to Scarborough, the GOP is going even "more extreme right" than 4 years ago, and this is a "recipe for disaster" for the Republican Party. Sad but true...

*Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance' (Plus, they're completely nuts on economics, foreign policy, and other issues as well. What a party!)
*GOP Senator Now Questions Hagel's 'Temperament' (Can we say "projection?")
*Bob Schieffer Grills John McCain: Why Is The GOP 'Against Every Single Person' Obama Nominates? (They've got nothing else, apparently.)
*Virginia General Assembly set to keep fighting about election laws
*Va. Gov. McDonnell springs surprise in pushing ex-felons' civil rights (Perhaps the only good thing McDonnell has done since he became governor?)
*GOP walks gingerly around Virginia contraception proposals
*Silence on Senate committees stirs curiosity (Yes, we're talking about this guy. Hmmmm.)
*Months later, lawmakers' views still mixed on gay judge
*Editorial: A multiple-choice test on school grades ("Gov. Bob McDonnell has yet to explain the goal behind his proposal to give each public school a letter grade.")
*Medicaid expansion estimated to cost Va. $137.5 million ("Price for expansion now put at $137.5 million instead of $2.2 billion")
*Showdown over keeping Helen Dragas on University of Virginia Board of Visitors
*A U-Va. showdown looms in legislature
*New Va. uranium mining study set for release
*Virginia weighs 401(k) plans for state workers
*Virginia lawmakers consider buying Greenway, backing Dulles Toll Road debt
*Teach for Virginia
*Boosting the Bay ("Lawmakers have opportunity to add to the cleanup effort's gathering momentum")
*Dominion Virginia Power still planning for third reactor (It's crap like this why we desperately need decoupling, so that Dominion has an incentive to push energy efficiency, not more super-expensive power generation options.)
*Where's Our 70s? (Yeah, totally botched weather forecasts the past few days...)
*Washington Capitals open first training camp under new Coach Adam Oates (FYI, I shot some video of the practice)

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