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Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

by: lowkell

Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:36:14 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, December 16.

*New details, but few answers ("Conn. victims, ages 6 to 56, were all shot multiple times")
*Remembering the victims ("PORTRAITS | The names and stories of the 20 children and seven adults who lost their lives.")
*Gun-control advocates say massacre may be tipping point for stronger laws ("In a debate once pushed to back burner, Dems pressure Obama to call for stricter limits on weapons.")
*More Guns, More Mass Shootings-Coincidence? ("America now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of NRA-backed gun laws-and record casualties from mass killers.")
*Do We Have the Courage to Stop This? (There's no sign of it yet, tragically...)
*Some tax hikes, spending cuts now seen as inevitable in January
*Republican Party debates whether loss was rejection of strategy - or ideas (I'd say a combination of godawful ideas, really bad/extreme candidates, and poorly run campaigns in a number of cases.)
*Hillary Clinton gets concussion after fainting
*Source: Obama to tap Kerry to be next secretary of state (Good news, I'm a big supporter of Kerry for Secretary of State.)
*Schapiro: For GOP, doing nothing on roads is doing something ("...weaving an index into Virginia's 17.5-cent-per-gallon fuel tax won't produce a windfall for a transportation program that needs $1 billion or more. It could be years before an index generates real money. And that leaves us on the road to nowhere.")
*Obama nearly matched 2008 margins in Va. population centers
*Terry McAuliffe firm never applied for Va. incentives (I thought Ryan Nobles broke this story over a week ago. Anything new here?)
*The Rapier of Richmond takes on the National Rifle Association (F*** the NRA, may they all rot in hell. That is all.)
*Editorial: Picking on the poor ("Requiring drug tests for welfare benefits is mean-spirited, expensive and ultimately pointless.")
*Editorial: A reform that is not ("A bill to allocate electoral votes by district would make some voters more equal than others.")
*Planned $1.4 billion Va. toll road costs too much for too little, some critics say ("The new highway would run between Petersburg and Suffolk, a stretch with relatively light traffic.")
*Many say they're not surprised by Norfolk schools' poor report card
*Cousins will start Redskins vs. Browns  

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Attention, Republicans! (0.00 / 0)
As the GOP debates why it lost the popular vote at all  levels of the federal November election - presidential senatorial, house - they need to confront the truth: There was a rejection of their strategy. There was a rejection of their ideas. Tea-poisoning resulted in idiots like Todd Akin winning a primary election and representing the "party of Lincoln." Lindsey Graham summed it up when he said there just aren't enough "angry white men" to win elections any more.

Even if they pull off wins in off-year elections, Republicans are looking at losing presidential elections from now on unless they change or the Democrats self-destruct.  


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