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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:45:43 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 14.

*Rice bows out, short-circuits nomination fight (I've stated my strong preference for John Kerry for this position, and Susan Rice made the right call here politically speaking, but still...FU John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte.)
*Obama, Boehner have frank talk but no breakthrough (Looks like we're going over the non-"cliff". At that point, Republicans can vote to LOWER taxes, thus not offending Holy Grover. Works for me.)
*Virginia 2nd-best state for business; Maryland 16th
*Susan Rice: Why I made the right call
*The case for John Kerry as secretary of state
*AP: Va. student expelled for election racial uproar
*Va. parties lob union, abortion challenges
*Rigell calls increased revenue fiscally conservative (From everything I've heard, Rigell's very conservative, yet he's sounding more and more like a Democrat with this kind of talk. Of course, Barack Obama won the 2nd CD, so...hmmmm.)
*Virginia lawmakers split on election reform plans
*Appeals court upholds ex-lawmaker's convictions
*Powell receives reprimand from Virginia State Bar ("Former Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Powell has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar for his handling of a lawsuit he filed against contractors who did roof repairs to the Christian Broadcasting Network Building in Virginia Beach in 2008.")
*Cuccinelli critical of Catholic approach to poor (What a horrible human being who totally doesn't understand the teachings of Jesus. Also, Cuccinelli is the polar opposite of the great, progressive Bishop Walter Sullivan, who passed away earlier this week. Also see the ThinkProgress story on this lunatic.)
*Webb: 'I Was Raised by My Mother's Milk to Be a Skeptic About the Ornaments of Power'
*McDonnell proposes 2 percent pay raise for teachers
*Bolling to announce opposition to uranium mining (Good for Bolling, now let's hope he switches positions on a bunch of other issues as well.)
*Editorial: It's past time for road fix ("Transportation has been a pressing need for all of Bill Howell's tenure as speaker. Why would he write off 2013?")
*Absent diligence in Chesapeake
*Editorial: Someday, the train will come ("As Amtrak arrives in Norfolk, we remain wistful for passenger rail.")
*MLB seeks creative solution to MASN rights fees dispute between Nationals, Orioles

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