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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:39:38 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 8. Also, check out President Obama's remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia yesterday.

*In heated exchanges at Senate hearing, Brennan defends drone strike policies
*How The Civil War Between Karl Rove And The Tea Party Could Cost Republicans The Senate
*Key GOP Congressman's Immigration Idea Would Create Permanent Underclass Of Workers (Why is this not surprising?)
*Democrats map out plan to win sequestration war
*Editorial: Senate should fix the road fix ("There must be a transportation funding route that doesn't run over schools.")
*Speaker of the House makes the right call
*Editorial: Howell ends Senate scheme ("The House speaker placed fairness ahead of Republican desires." For the right or wrong reasons? Probably both.)
*Cuccinelli OK with legalized pot, not public pools (Nice scoop by Julian Walker!)
*Don't move ahead on uranium, Southside legislators tell McDonnell
*Petroleum association favors 23.5 cent gas tax for roads
*Kaine questions Panetta, Dempsey on sequestration
*Medicaid debate key to Assembly budget battle ("The Virginia Senate has cleared the way for the state to expand its Medicaid program to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Virginians, but the House of Delegates stands firmly in the path.")
*McDonnell, Jindal meet today to talk about education reform
*Cuccinelli: Democrat's attack is a partisan Catch-22 ("Foe says governor bid affecting job as AG")
*Will Bill Bolling Run for Governor of Virginia? ("Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling tells dinner guests to "save the date" for a March 14 announcement. Speculation is running high on a potential independent bid for Virginia governor.")
*Legislative budget plans differ on Medicaid expansion
*House, Senate budgets protect schools that open before Labor Day
*Virginia moves to cap part-timers' workweeks because of health law
*Statements of Sens. Warner & Kaine on Marilyn Tavenner Nomination
*Are you my mother? ("Will the real mother of Fairfax Sen. J. Chapman Petersen please stand up?")
*Fairfax mom vows to take fight to remove novel 'Beloved' from schools to state education board (My god, get a life!)
*D.C. area forecast: Morning wintry mix becomes rain, possibly ending as snow
*Super Mega Nor'Easter Of Doom 2013

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