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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 06:52:52 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 24. Also, check out Stephen Colbert's "Alpha Dog of the Week - Virginia State Senate Republicans." Heh.

*Pentagon to allow women in combat, possibly starting this year (Long overdue!)
*Clinton delivers forceful defense on Benghazi (Hillary made her Republican persecutors look petty, vindictive, small, uninformed, angry, unprofessional, and several other unprintable adjectives...)
*Clinton storms Capitol Hill ("In the Benghazi hearings, she served up a potent brew of righteous outrage.")
*Senate panel debates bill to allocate Va. electoral votes by congressional district (Have I mentioned recently that Republicans are anti-democratic, small "d," as well as vicious, relentless, etc?)
*Gun show bill dead for this year, negotiations continue
*Editorial: A sense of urgency on transportation ("Gov. Bob McDonnell's road plan is flawed but some good ideas should be preserved in a final deal.")
*GOP redistricting ploy lands Va. on late-night TV again
*Va. House Speaker holds key to redistricting vote (Does this give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? Hmmmm.)
*Stewart cheers Va. Senate redistricting (Shocker, eh? Now if he could only deport all the brown people, he'd really be happy!)
*Democrats Grumbling About Obama Lobbying Shop ("Fred Hudson, vice chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, said OFA would inevitably weaken the traditional party structure.")
*Rebranded Obama campaign group causes frustration for DNC ("'We're not quite clear on what exactly OFA is going to be doing. We saw an email [announcement] just like everyone else saw an email the other day,' [Virginia Democratic Party vice-chairwoman Gaylene] Kanoyton said. 'I had no advance warning.'")
*Wanted: Area leaders who have enough political courage to back Metro's plans
*Redistricting in Virginia Hurts Blacks, Democrats Say

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning
*Senator's stay in committee purgatory almost over
*Cantor: Debt Ceiling Vote 'First Step' Toward Resolving Fiscal Crisis (The debt ceiling vote should be routine. This is NOT a way to run a great nation like ours.)
*Biden heads to Richmond on Friday to talk gun proposals with Kaine
*Sen. Mark Warner supports decision to lift ban on women in combat roles
*New poll shows tight race for Virginia governor (This sounds about right, but in general I don't trust CNU's polling outfit...)
*Jeff's Notes: McDonnell's road trip
*Study: Virginia goes greenest among states (We need to be doing a LOT more of this!)
*Eugenics survivors seek compensation
*House panel votes down citizen review of SOLs
*Film, tourism industries thank Virginia legislators (How touching: thanks for the corporate welfare, guys! LOL)
*Menhaden makes legislative leap
*Metro proposes major upgrade to D.C. transit
*D.C. area forecast: Flakes end early but still numbingly cold, next snow chance late Friday
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ALERT: Crazed Socialist Obama Continues to Kill US Economy!!!! (0.00 / 0)
Actually...it's the EXACT opposite, but whatever, don't mess up the right wingnuts' narrative. LOL/snark



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