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Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning

by: lowkell

Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:52:24 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 21. Also, check out the video of Secretary of State Kerry's speech at UVA yesterday.

*New study badly undermines GOP position on sequester
*Republicans run out the clock ("The GOP is losing the sequester argument but winning the time war.")
*Poll: Obama approval highest since '09 ("Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, the highest since September 2009, according to the Bloomberg poll. Forty percent disapprove. Only 35 percent have a favorable view of the Republican party, and 55 percent have an unfavorable outlook.")
*Thousands of defense workers might be forced into unpaid furloughs
*Roads funding compromise is reached, but the vote remains ("If you thought reaching an $880 million statewide road funding deal among 10 legislators was tough, wait until it comes to the full Assembly for approval.")
*Virginia Lt. Gov. Bolling is free at last to decry his GOP as now 'too extreme' (Bolling: "I have enjoyed the last three months . . . more than I did the prior several years.")
*Sen. Mark Warner on why the sequester cuts are 'stupid' (Being "stupid" doesn't seem to stop things from getting passed in Washington, DC...or in Richmond!)
*Finally, deal near on transportation ("As compromises often do, the plan appears to have something to please - and something to irritate - nearly everyone.")
*Despite Rumors, Wolf Plans Re-Election in NoVa (So...will 2016 be the year that Wolf finally retires and that Dems finally win the 10th CD?)
*Virginia's transportation breakthrough
*Virginia House passes repeal of cohabitation ban (Check out the 25 Virginia delegates who want cohabitation to stay illegal in Virginia. Of course, they're almost all Republicans.)
*Photo ID voter bill passes

lowkell :: Virginia News Headlines: Thursday Morning
*State set to take over failing schools
*Sen. Kaine continues defense tour in Salem, Charlottesville
*Colleagues help keep Va. legislator-doctors busy during brutal flu season
*In Virginia's halls of power, a little comic relief
*Editorial: Bicyclists remain in danger ("Virginians still may tailgate bikers and open car doors in their path.")
*Editorial: Woodrum's legacy of respect ("The retired Roanoke delegate believed it was his duty to uphold the legislative process, even when he disagreed with the outcome.")
*George Mason student and veteran wins tuition case, may set precedent
*In unconventional address, Fairfax chairman says redevelopment is the county's future
*Arlington budget would raise property taxes by 3.2 cents
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