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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:31:52 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, January 28.

*Senators plan major reform of immigration laws
*Makers, Takers, Fakers
*Former rivals Obama and Clinton are best buds in prime-time interview
*Paul Ryan Embraces Spending Cuts He Said Would Devastate The Country
*Cuccinelli will stay out of redistricting fight (Gotta love this guy; he's gotten Virginia involved in all kinds of fights the past few years, most utterly absurd/misguided/crazy/etc., yet he won't get involved in this one. Fascinating priorities.)
*Obama scolds press on 2016 speculation ("You know, Steve, I got to tell you ... you guys in the press are incorrigible. I was literally inaugurated four days ago. And you're talking about elections four years from now.")
*If it is not stopped, the Republican war on democracy will tear this nation apart
*Gov. McDonnell's pending legacy ("Does the governor want to be remembered as a problem-solver who finally tackled a multibillion-dollar transportation crisis, thereby ensuring the state's prosperity? Or does he prefer to be known for rubber-stamping a hyper-partisan power grab by Republicans who used legislative skulduggery and cartographic trickery to seize control of what had been an evenly divided state Senate?")
*G.O.P.'s Cantor, Looking Past Politics of Debt ("In the coming weeks, the majority leader plans to lay out a second, softer track for his party beyond the constant cycle of budget showdowns and deficit talks.")
*Few limits on where guns can go ("Assembly blocks most plans to restrict where they can be carried." Make that "Assembly Republicans."))
*Bill would legalize cohabitation in Virginia
*Today's top opinion: Yes to outlawing discrimination
*Push for immigration reform renewed in Va. ("In-state tuition sought for some illegal immigrants")
*Editorial: Don't force mine on Pittsylvania ("Legislators and supervisors representing the county where a uranium deposit is located oppose lifting a moratorium on mining.")
*In case of emergency, Pr. William delegate wants to study a separate Virginia currency (Stuff like this is why I call him "Sideshow Bob!")
*Wintry mix causes school, office delays

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