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Virginia News Headlines: Friday Morning

by: lowkell

Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:45:24 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 21.

*'Plan B' stumble puts 'fiscal cliff' deal in doubt
*How Boehner's gamble on his own party failed to pay off
*John Boehner swings and misses on 'Plan B' ("This vote mattered to Boehner. And he lost it.")
*Will Boehner's speakership survive until Plan C? ("Has there been a House speaker in modern American history with less control over his members than John Boehner?")
*Paul Krugman: Playing Taxes Hold 'Em ("This is no time for a Grand Bargain, because the Republican Party, as now constituted, is just not an entity with which the president can make a serious deal. If we're going to get a grip on our nation's problems - of which the budget deficit is a minor part - the power of the G.O.P.'s extremists, and their willingness to hold the economy hostage if they don't get their way, needs to be broken.")
*Plan B fiasco leaves GOP lost, divided, and weak (Time for a good cry by John Boehner.)
*Warner: An extreme governor would hurt state economy (Warner's talking about YOU, Ken Kookinelli! LOL)
*Jeff's Notes: McDonnell's gun remarks spark backlash
*Embattled U-Va. rector facing opposition to reappointment (As well she should!)
*Va. House Republicans call for armed officers at elementary schools (Great, turn our schools into armed fortresses. Also, how much is this going to cost and where are they going to get the money to pay for it?)
*Senate Democrats, Bolling oppose arming teachers
*McDonnell establishes school safety task force, mental health panel
*Va. House Dems clamor for Medicaid expansion
*$1.4 billion deal signed to build highway in southeastern Virginia
*The Va. speaker's late awakening ("And this is the budget that Mr. Howell wants to cannibalize for transportation? In fact, he has it backward. It's not the legislature that's at risk of running out of time. It's Virginia.")
*[Loudoun] School Board member floats idea of guns in elementary schools
*Va. lawmaker backs residents fighting Tysons tax hike
*McDonnell wants $7.5 million for Oceana, $2 million for veterans
*Former Pa. gov. calls McDonnell a 'coward' on guns
*Behind Virginia Beach arena talks, a wilting franchise in Sacramento
*Fox and Friends interviews Santa Claus about 'War on Christmas', possibly because they are insane (Possibly?)

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