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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:40:29 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 3.

*Chris Christie Rips House GOP For Blocking Sandy Relief: 'Shame On You'
*The Fiscal Cliff Deal, By The Numbers
*Obama Wasn't Rolled. He Won! (I'm not sure I agree 100%, but it's a interesting, persuasive analysis.)
*House GOP blocks Violence Against Women Act (Bottom line: the House GOP is a bunch of extremists, wackos, fanatics, etc.)
*Boehner tells GOP he's through negotiating one-on-one with Obama (Time for a good cry, John? Waaaaaaaaah!!!)
*Thanks To Gerrymandering, Democrats Would Need To Win The Popular Vote By Over 7 Percent To Take Back The House (Ahhhh..."Democracy," ain't it grand?)
*Editorial: A lukewarm toast to 2013 ("Congress avoided the fiscal cliff, but real solutions remain just out of reach.")
*VA Representatives: Fiscal Cliff Bill Only a Temporary Solution
*Kaine to be sworn in today at U.S. Senate
*Bolling testing waters for independent run (Once again, the Post comes in with this story long after Blue Virginia had it. And, as usual, they don't mention that fact. What a paper!)
*Local Coverage Loses in Revamped Washington Times (Meanwhile, the Moonie Times seems to be ditching Virginia political coverage as well. With the Daily Press largely behind a firewall, that leaves...Julian Walker of the Virginian Pilot, Michael Sluss of the Roanoke Times, Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Steve Contorno of the far-far-far-right-wing Washington Examiner, and a handful of Virginia political blogs - like this one.)
*Jeff's Notes: 2013 legislative preview
*Attorney general asks court to block release of Wolfe
*Virginia Supreme Court should revisit pretrial disclosure rules
*Virginia joins pro-life wave with abortion clinic rules
*Public forum slated for state budget questions
*Md., Va. lawmakers to go different ways on guns
*U.S. tax credit to benefit wind power in Va.
*Post-holiday round-up: Cuccinelli and Kaine add staff, abortion clinic rules approved
*Arlington's Favola opposes U.Va. rector reappointment (Nice, I'm very glad to see this, now everyone else needs to join Sen. Favola and toss Dragas off the UVA board as soon as possible.)
*Unmanned military planes fly over parts of South Hampton Roads
*Skeptics still concerned over remake for traffic-choked Tysons Corner
*Foundation report: Health of Chesapeake Bay slightly better
*Virginia Beach hopes possible NBA deal tips off funding quest
*Arlington official seeks to limit plastic bags, bottles
*Supervisors vote Williams vice chair, Delgaudio off committees

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Speaking of VA politics coverage (0.00 / 0)
Local coverage of the Roanoke/NR Valley should, for now, drop off as well. Family friend and Roanoke politics beat writer Mason Adams has left TRT to work for an environmental nonprofit in Floyd.

I could see this diminishing the effect of local issues on, say, HOD races or county boards.

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Yeah, that's very unfortunate. (0.00 / 0)
Are they replacing Mason Adams?

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Someone at least has to cover that beat. Hopefully it won't be one of these part-timers that they've used in other areas.

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

~Will Rogers

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