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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:44:09 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 7. Also, check out the video of Vice President Joe Biden swearing in John Kerry as Secretary of State.

*4th Annual TV News Trust Poll ("We find once again this year that Democrats trust everything except Fox, and Republicans don't trust anything other than Fox." In other words, Republicans only trust the network that blatantly lies, makes up its own "facts," denies climate science, etc. That explains a great deal...)
*Obama will let lawmakers see targeted-killings memo
*A truly new GOP? ("Changing their ideas or repackaging old ones?")
*GOP rebranding, Day 2: Cantor cares 'very deeply about women' (Yeah, while you wage war against women's reproductive freedom, health, etc. Riiiiiiiiiight.)
*House Democrats unimpressed by Cantor's support of DREAM Act
*Missing the joke in Va.'s statehouse ("Some Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates showed this week they're unwilling to let a threat to liberty, even imaginary ones, go unchallenged. Members of the majority party backed resolution after resolution aimed at conquering some of their most fantastic foes.")
*The setback in the Senate
*Virginia transportation bill: Compromise likely, Saslaw says
*Governor's Transportation Plan Hits Roadblock
*Cuccinelli visits politics lecture, describes political successes, opponent's failures
*House speaker's ruling kills Senate redistricting plan
*Bolling says major announcement set for March 14
*Jeff's Notes: Highway funding follies
*Possible independent Bill Bolling not so mavericky on Senate votes
*Va. transportation funding deserves bipartisan support (Not a thoughtful editorial at all.)
*Even after bill is spiked, uranium mining efforts persist below surface
*House District #37 (The latest in NLS' continuing series on Virginia House of Delegates' districts...)
*Sailors, families react to abruptly canceled Truman deployment
*Supervisors call on Dumler to quit
*D.C. area forecast: Clouds today, possible wintry mix tonight, rain Friday
*Time to take a stand on 'Redskins' logo (Just substitute the word "white," "black," "brown" or "yellow" for "red" and see how that sounds...)

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*Don Beyer *Lavern Chatman *Adam Ebbin *Bill Euille *Charniele Herring *Patrick Hope *Derek Hyra *Mark Levine *Alfonso Lopez *Bruce Shuttleworth *Mark Sickles *Nancy Najarian *Satish Korpe
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