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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:37:53 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 1. Also, check out the video of former NY Mayor Ed Koch, who died this morning at the age of 88. Rest in peace (although Koch had so much energy and chutzpah, I doubt he'd enjoy resting).

*Republican-led criticism of Hagel does not appear to shift votes
*Ted Cruz's Bogus Attack on Hagel (This Ted Cruz dude is utterly rabid, just as you'd expect from a Texas Teapublican. Blech.)
*McDonnell safety task force recommends tougher penalties for gun violation (These are laughable and utterly inadequate, exactly as expected from a panel appointed by Gov. T-Bob.)
*Virginia Lawmakers Approve Bill Forcing Universities To Fund Student Groups That Discriminate (I'm really confused why any Democrats voted for this apparently awful bill. Can someone enlighten me?)
*Editorial: Do not fall for the farce ("Del. Ware offers himself a false choice when he sets his party against his race.")
*Democrats Criticize Cuccinelli for Book Remarks
*Cuccinellli rejects criticism tying him to Mitt Romney's '47 percent' comment (Actually, Cuccinelli's FAR more extreme and offensive than Willard "Mitt" Romney.)
*Tea Party Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: Scalia Is Too Liberal (I posted a link about this story the other day, but it's worth posting another one in the context of Cuckoo's new book. This dude's to the right of Attila the Hun, not even trying to hide it.)
*Bolling backs Medicaid expansion in Va.
*Is Ken Cuccinelli's campaign driver being paid by Virginia taxpayers?
*"Hybrid Tax" Protested in Richmond
*Virginia 'Tebow bill' delayed, in-state tuition spiked
*As bill dies, push to lift ban on uranium mining is losing steam (All those trips to France...for naught. How sad! LOL)
*Navy budget cuts not inevitable, say some Virginia lawmakers
*Editorial: An inelegant and ominous rewrite ("Two state senators think they can improve a 183-year-old constitutional provision on religious freedom.")
*Edwards floats new compromise on gun show background checks
*Virginia watchdog agency to investigate tolls on Dulles Greenway
*Downpour creates mess throughout S.W. Virginia
*Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Struggling Washington wilts in final period in 3-2 loss (Well, at least we have the Nationals!)

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