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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

by: lowkell

Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 06:34:35 AM EST


Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 4. By the way, I'm proud to say I didn't watch 1 second of the Super Bowl, but instead was busy reading a book recommended by my friend (and Democratic superstar) Kip Malinosky called (appropriately, given what a violent football sport is?) "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" (by Steven Pinker).

*Fox News Host Blows Up At NRA Head: 'That's Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir!'
*Paul Krugman Destroys GOP's Talking Points On Government Jobs
*Va. Senate could be headed for budget stalemate
*Bill Bolling blasts Ken Cuccinelli, signals independent run for Virginia governor
*Va's budgets focus on pay boost, school security ("Medicaid sparks partisan squabble")
*Gun show loophole bill back before Va. Senate panel today
*Grover Norquist targets legislators over 'road tax'
*Sticking points: privatizing port, expanding Medicaid
*Senator Puckett from Virginia General Assembly: Redistricting 'an ugly mess'
*Extra salary boost urged for state workers
*House and Senate budgets include pay raises, funds for Grayson County prison
*Editorial: Put a period on uranium debate ("McDonnell and budget leaders should reject schemes to keep a mining proposal alive.")
*Judge Carrico and Southern Mythology
*Annandale gangster sentenced to 17 years for extorting Korean merchants
*After power outage, Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII
*Capitals again stumble ("Braden Holtby has a rough outing as Washington loses for a seventh time in nine games to start this season.")

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