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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

by: lowkell

Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:39:26 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 8.

*Two nominations signal changes at CIA, Pentagon
*Exclusive: Hagel says critics distort his views on Israel, Iran
*Cantor opposes Hagel for Pentagon (Shocker.)
*Virginia GOP's war on moderates ("Once again, Republicans are gearing up to tighten restrictions on voting, this time by offering bills that would narrow the forms of ID required to vote. Once again, they are submitting a variety of anti-abortion and anti-contraception legislation. Once again, they will propose laws seeking to stigmatize the least fortunate Virginians, who are disproportionately African American and Hispanic, by forcing them to undergo humiliating drug tests if they receive welfare subsidies. Once again, even after the massacre in Connecticut, they are primed to spike sensible gun-control initiatives while pushing measures to allow more guns around schools and college campuses.")
*McDonnell set to disclose highway funding reforms 1 day before Va. lawmakers convene
*The long and winding road to Virginia transportation funding
*McDonnell's shortsighted call on Medicaid
*Ken Cuccinelli seeks campaign cash before assembly meets Wednesday
*Voter ID measures back before General Assembly
*E-mail: Foes of U.Va. rector take grievances airborne
*McDonnell names Romero new health commissioner
*Lottery winners named, but tax break winners ... shhhhh
*Panel OKs regulatory plan for uranium mining
*Editorial: Virginians love guns and booze ("The commonwealth saw record sales of both last year.")
*Editorial: McDonnell's lesson plan
*McDonnell appoints new member of Va. Port Authority
*Sand replenishment will help Virginia Beach fight off surge (Of course, without action against global warming, all of these efforts ultimately will be futile...)
*New Va. study finds gaps in state shelter plans
*Editorial: Budget transparency( "Statewide study finds that some local government budgets are easier to find than others.")
*Henriette 'Etty' Allen dies ("Henriette "Etty" Allen, the widow of a legendary Washington Redskins coach and the mother of the team's current general manager, Bruce Allen, and former Sen. George Allen, has died at 90.")
*Metro plans no fare hikes for next year
*Tysons Corner tax hike set for vote on Tuesday
*RGIII may have partial knee tears (I've said this before and I'll say it again, Mike Shanahan needs to be fired for gross negligence, coaching malpractice, and utter idiocy.)

UPDATE: Also see Giffords and Kelly: Fighting gun violence

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On RGIII (0.00 / 0)
Those of us sitting at home watching the game could tell that RGIII was hurt, that he was not able to play "his" game.  And for Shanahan to say that RGIII said he could play...well what did he expect?  He's a competitive kid in his first playoff game.  If he could walk, he was going to say, he could play.  Everyone watching the game at my house, and many on FB were calling for Cousins to be put in the game as it was happening. After RGIII's play in the second quarter, every post I read was put in Cousins. If the fans could see it, so could the coaches.  Shanahan's excuses are lame.  He's an idiot for keeping him in the game and risking his career.  

Shanahan's excuses ALWAYS are lame (0.00 / 0)
He always blames everyone else but himself for everything. The guy's just pathetic, should not be coaching in the NFL, certainly not after his horrendously awful behavior in the last game...

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Obviously this nutcase is auditioning for a job as a Fox News commentator. Thanks for posting lowkell. He looks like a Rush/Beck doppleganger.

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