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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:00:36 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, January 18.

*GOP pollster: Stop talking about rape (This party is a really, really bad joke.)
*Obama campaign to relaunch as tax-exempt group
*Sober proposals run into the NRA (It's an extremist organization, what else would anyone expect?)
*Christie calls NRA ad criticizing Obama daughters' security 'reprehensible' (Speaking of the extremist NRA...)
*In Virginia, Republicans block easier voting ("Perhaps GOP lawmakers in Richmond equate easier voting with unpalatable election results. If so, that's a flimsy foundation on which to build a political future - and it may not even be true.")
*Howell says parts of McDonnell's roads plan are negotiable (How about ALL of it? Get real; this plan is the exact opposite, in many ways, of what Virginia should be doing on transportation.)
*House subcommittee defeats gun control bills, refers Marshall bill to task force (#FAIL as always by the Teapublican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates.)
*Va. Senate Republicans block repeal of ultrasound bill
*Virginia lawmaker's AK-47 sparks gun debate on House floor
*Virginia's elite rescues Helen Dragas (Charming, huh?)
*Bill to expand Virginia HPV vaccine mandate to boys fails (Science? We don't need no stinkin' science, Teapublicans say!)
*Kaine: Rand Paul Using 'Code Word' on Gun Control
*Cuccinelli says Medicare scammers targeting Virginians
*Webb will speak at UVa commencement
*Virginia Senate panel endorses 4 schools bills
*Virginia lawmakers to consider utility regulation
*Senate honors late Norfolk Sen. Yvonne Miller
*Va. bills cutting menhaden catch move ahead
*Virginia Senate panel kills anti-abortion measure
*Firing Loudoun assessor Todd Kaufman - was it part of plan to reorganize assessment in Loudoun?
*Snow falls, melts, leaving Hampton Roads mostly soggy
*Is Lance Armstrong the world's biggest liar? (He's certainly among the world's biggest liars. Also a total scumbag.)
*Manti Te'o, And When The Sports Media Fails (I'd say the corporate media in general...they are desperate for ratings and revenues, so they run with stories without checking them. Pathetic.)

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House Panel o.k.s nuclear energy consortium (0.00 / 0)
From the Lynchburg News

Bill sponsored by Del Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg
from the article:
"Garrett told the House of Delegates' Commerce and Labor Committee the consortium "is meant to be a place where all of Virginia's nuclear industry players can gather around a single table to identify opportunities and develop strategies for supporting and expanding the nuclear industry in Virginia, across the country, and around the globe."

The consortium is intended to "attract nuclear energy projects, provide training and education programs, facilitate business, education and research partnerships," Garrett said.
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