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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 07:15:35 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 14. Also check out Rachel Maddow ripping Marco Rubio for attacking Obama over things he never said.

*The GOP's epic gamble ("I'm open to hearing - whether from more reporting, or from smart conservative writers - that Republicans have a much more cleverly thought out master plan. But right now, it isn't clear from everything we know that there is anything else going on here.")
*Activists arrested at White House protesting Keystone pipeline
*Jeff's Notes: Will Bolling run? (Schapiro says Bolling probably won't run, that he's already achieved his #1 goal of seriously wounding Cuccinelli's gubernatorial candidacy.)
*New Hampshire Dems: We'll pay Cuccinelli's way here ("Democrats in Virginia and elsewhere are having trouble containing their glee over Cuccinelli's just-released book")
*Planned Parenthood targets Ken Cuccinelli
*Cuccinelli to sign new book in Fredericksburg Friday (I strongly encourage everyone int he Fredericksburg area to attend the signing - not to buy his atrocious book, of course, but to let Cuckoo know what we all think of him and his ultra-reactionary views towards women, LGBT people, science, etc.)
*Virginia House Subcommittee Kills Ebbin's Nondiscrimination Bill ("Ebbin: Proposed law was aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees.")
*Anti-uranium groups launch radio ad opposing mining
*The makings of a plan for roads
*Editorial: McDonnell meddles with Obamacare ("Don't ban abortion coverage from private insurance sold through a health care exchange.")
*Editorial: A half-baked grading scheme for schools ("Preliminary labels assigned by Gov. McDonnell give Ds to some schools that are fully accredited by the state.")
*Roanoke's Ware on House transportation negotiating team
*Virginia lawmakers headed for showdown over transportation
*Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling backs gas tax hike (This is a no brainer: Virginia hasn't raised its gas tax in years, it's one of the lowest in the nation, and we need billions for transportation. So raise the d*** gas tax already and let's stop talking about transportation!)
*No foundation to McDonnell transportation plans ("The only thing worse than having no plan to fund transportation is having one that is doomed to fail." Like McDonnell's idiotic "plan," in other words.)
*MWAA Board Targeted Pro-Labor Members In Silver Line Struggle
*Fairfax senator's 'dooring' cyclist safety bill fails on tied committee vote; seven delegates are no-shows
*On Washington Redskins' name, it's time the grown-ups talk sense into Daniel Snyder
*D.C. area forecast: Lovely mild sunshine today, holiday weekend cooler; snow Friday night?

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