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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 06:59:50 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thanksgiving Day, November 22. Have a great holiday! (also, check out President Obama's weekly address, in which he "gives thanks in his weekly address for all of the blessings we share as Americans, and expressed his gratitude to the brave men and women who are defending our freedom around the world.")

*Gaza crisis: will Egypt come to regret its role as peacemaker? (Fascinating analysis.)
*Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns amid mental health issues, federal probe
*Why rich guys want to raise the retirement age (This is a no brainer, as Klein points out: lift the cap on payroll taxes past the first $110,000 in income, so people like the clueless Lloyd Blankfein pay their fair share.)
*Joe Scarborough Is Part Of The Problem ("Instead of copping to his slander and his foolishness, he now writes a Politico column that is so brimming with, well Politico-style Village media horse-shit you need a medical mask to keep breathing to the end.")
*BP pays out ("But the big settlement for the Deepwater Horizon spill is yet to come.")
*After their best election in decades, will momentum last for liberals?
*Mammograms said to barely cut death rate, lead to many wrong diagnoses
*McDonnell one of many Republicans in 2016 mix
*'Turkeys of the Year' for 2012 in D.C. region (Helen Dragas deservedly makes the list, with a "[d]ishonorable mention to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) for reappointing Dragas after the fiasco." Also, congratulations to Virginia Republicans for making the list "for pushing a bill that would require invasive ultrasounds of any woman seeking an abortion.")
*GOP Senators Attack Obama, Praise Egyptian President In Statement On Gaza Ceasefire (Wow, these people  - McInsane and his sidekick Lindsey Graham - truly suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome. Totally nuts, especially given Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lavish praise for President Obama and Secretary Clinton.)
*Governor accepts game from Va. Indian tribes in rite that dates to 1677 treaty
*Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving night
*Fairfax supervisors worry change in funding could derail VRE
*With much at stake, Redskins hope for Thanksgiving win over Cowboys ("The Redskins have a losing record, but in the forgiving NFC East, a victory could threaten first-place N.Y.")
*D.C. area forecast: Mild sunshine to be thankful for next two days, cold blast on Saturday

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