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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

by: lowkell

Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:58:50 AM EST

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

*Israeli polls: Netanyahu's party wins, but suffers a setback (It's always good to see the right wing get pushed back, hard, anywhere around the world.)
*Republicans offer novel plan on federal debt
*NRA chief: Absolutism is virtue, not vice (Well, at least he admits he's an extremist.)
*Obama words turn up Keystone heat (There's no way Obama can approve this now and also keep his pledge to do something serious about disastrous global warming.)
*The outrage in the state Senate
*Redistricting ire widens Senate political rifts
*If elected, McAuliffe open to hiring Bolling
*Uranium bill sent to agriculture committee
*Editorial: A legacy of justice ("McDonnell should use his executive power to restore the voting rights for thousands of Virginians.")
*Redistricting plan could result in lawsuits
*Schapiro: Redistricting ploy empowers out-of-power Democrats ("In thinking only of themselves, Senate Republicans apparently forgot about those whose consent was essential to this coup - first and foremost, McDonnell. The governor has done little to conceal his distaste for a stunt that could derail his last shot at a legacy.")
*Editorial: Print keeps government open ("Misguided lawmakers are back with bills to allow local government to stop printing notices.")
*Watkins plays unlikely role in Va. Senate redistricting drama
*Kaine, Warner Condemn Action by Virginia Senate Republicans
*Ken Cuccinelli: I'm Fighting The Contraception Mandate Just Like Martin Luther King, Jr.
*Senate GOP's redistricting move makes session 'explosive'
*Virginia Republicans' bald-faced power grab ("...shame on Republicans for continuing their campaign to transform the General Assembly into a nasty, underhanded clone of Congress.")
*Fairfax senator's 'asinine' bill to protect cyclists passes Va. Senate (Go Chap!)
*Bob McDonnell lists Virginia road projects he'd fund with $3b plan(Smart move, but this plan still sucks.)
*Parcel of land in Suffolk will help preserve endangered plants
*Former airports executive sues Dulles Rail agency for $10 million
*Demand for condos in D.C. area spikes
*Caps are outplayed and out of sync

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You know it's bad when even the right-wingnut, Cuccinelli-loving (0.00 / 0)
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I Go Away for Just a Couple of Days... and Republicans in the state Senate spring a surprise redistricting plan on us? Really??

Geez louise, this is so silly that even I - yes, even I - find myself yelping with outrage. Well, maybe not outrage. "Indignation" maybe is more appropriate. And when Senate Democratic leader Dick Saslaw and I are on the same side of an issue, you know it's been a strange day.

Republicans have no business playing games like this in the midst of a legislative session, and Democrats have every right to howl with protest.

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