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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

by: lowkell

Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:59:54 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, January 16. Also, check out the poll findings from Pew (h/t: Daily Kos), and ask yourself who's out of the "mainstream" on gun issues? Hint: its initials are "N.R.A."

*Obama to propose expansive national gun-control agenda
*Crazy new normal ("Rep. Steve Stockman no longer an outlier.")
*Schapiro: So much for swearing off the hot-button stuff ("On the first day of the first full week of the 2013 General Assembly - in a span of about eight hours - Virginia Republicans juggled, shuffled and bungled their way through three issues that are aligning to further damage the party's brand: gays, guns and the state's changing demographics.")
*Cuccinelli, McAuliffe each raise more than $1 million
*Chopra, Snyder lead rivals in fundraising
*Ken Cuccinelli Receives $50,000 Koch Brothers Contribution (That says it all right there. Barf.)
*Cuccinelli clarification revives 'go to jail' comments
*Dragas survives one test as panel votes in her favor
*Gay judge can keep his district court seat
*State lawmakers reject measures on early voting
*Sen. Tim Kaine meets with Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel
*Senator Tim Kaine weighs in on gun control
*Felons' rights bill barely clears Virginia Senate panel
*House committee OKs SOL waiver for some schools
*Editorial: Beyond the gun show loophole ("Gun advocates who fought limits on firearms shows have only themselves to blame for a national push to require background checks on all sales.")
*Deal may repeal renewable energy program bonuses
*Virginia officials, largest electric utilities proposing to repeal renewable energy incentives
*Virginia business leaders surveyed on uranium ("A narrow majority of 652 business leaders from across Virginia opposes ending the state's decades-old moratorium on uranium mining, but their concerns could by allayed if they learned more about how the radioactive ore is mined and what protections would be in place...")
*Overdue departure in Virginia Beach
*No-excuse absentee voting for older voters advances
*Ex-Dulles Rail exec steered cash to wife, daughter (Why am I not surprised in the least?)
*Relatives of ex-MWAA official were paid $175,000-plus in no-bid contract (Or this?)
*Rafael Soriano move shows the Washington Nationals are all-in

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