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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

by: lowkell

Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:20:56 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 2. Also see President Obama's weekly address, asking Congress "to work together on a balanced approach to reduce our deficit and promote economic growth and job creation."

*Ezra Klein: To Fix the U.S. Economy, Fix Immigration
*Scott Brown will not run for US Senate (OK, now we should - and had better! - be able to hold this seat.)
*Hillary Clinton bids the State Department farewell
*Two Charts That Make The Case For More Infrastructure Spending
*The GOP's bad fixes to the electoral college
*Cuccinelli received $30,000 advance for book (Since he used a state employee to help him write the book, he should return that $30,000 to the taxpayers of Virginia.)
*Ware won't support GOP Senate redistricting plan
*Republican's bill limiting forms of voter ID heads to floor
*Jeb Bush promotes McDonnell school grading plan (How silly; with out-of-control "grade inflation," letter grades these days are pretty much meaningless anyway, so what good are they?)
*Va. Senate OKs Two Term Governors ("Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-17) voted for the measure, which now goes before the House of Delegates")
*Senate Democrats don't use advantage to kill drug testing bill (So...Republicans declare war on us, and we turn the other cheek? Hmmmm.)
*House panel endorses grounding of drone aircraft
*Uranium ban to remain in place ("For now.")
*House GOP backs funding for security officers in schools
*Cuccinelli closes investigation of voter fraud allegations against Moran
*Virginia Senate panel rejects lawmaker travel restriction (Lame.)
*Talks heat up once again on downtown Norfolk conference center
*D.C. area forecast: Mostly miniature snow threats line up one after another

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Excuse me about something ... (0.00 / 0)
Cuccinelli 'returning the advance to VA taxpayers' is a very mild punishment for what is a corrupt action.  He had Commonwealth employees work for his personal enrichment.  That is a crime, no?  Perhaps the Attorney General should prosecute ... oops, when the law enforcer is the corrupt official?

Good luck prosecuting that. (4.00 / 1)
For that matter, I'd say getting the money back would be an extreme long shot.

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Of course ... (0.00 / 0)
but it is corruption.  Maryland just saw a politician convicted for using county employees for personal services and campaign work (including taking down campaign signs dirty tricks).  The driver + book writing certainly seem in the same sort of ethical / legal violation zone.  And, well, if we don't call for what should occur and only what we think might happen, are we helping move the Overton Window toward the conversation that should occur.

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Resign (0.00 / 0)
Guess that is why the dude won't resign. As long as he is AG he certainly won't prosecute himself and Va legislatures are so weak kneed they won't do anything.


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