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VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next

VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next
From the Democratic Party of Virginia: "Speaker [William] Howell is in a pretty bad place if he's trying to distract Virginians from the Terry Kilgore scandal by drawing attention to... the other Terry Kilgore scandal."
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VA Gov Shuts Down Attempts by Far Right Nuts to Violate Church, State Separation

VA Gov Shuts Down Attempts by Far Right Nuts to Violate Church, State Separation
Two vetoes by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were upheld by the legislature. The two bills vetoed would have enshrined some of the "religious freedom" dogmas the far right has been pushing of late.
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VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care

VIDEO: VA Gov McAuliffe Blasts State Delegates for Inaction on Health Care
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on The Politics Hour Sunday, and had some strong words for the House Republicans refusing to expand Medicaid, saying they were playing politics and that "they have failed to do their job" of governing.
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VA Dream Act Could Send Deferred Status Students to College

VA Dream Act Could Send Deferred Status Students to College
Senate Democrats are proposing legislation that would grant in-state tuition at Virginia colleges to young people with Deferred Action status, allowing them full access to the benefits of a college education for the first time in history.
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Ken Cuccinelli Upsets Base by Holding Party at Anti-Gun Restaurant

What's wrong with Buffalo Wild Wings, you might be wondering? Are the wings not spicy enough? Too spicy? The beer not cold enough? The TV screens not big enough? Not enough parking? Some other atrocity of modern existence? Nope, it's far, far worse than that.
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VA Gov. McDonnell: More Shootings? Must Need More Guns

In an interview Tuesday, Governor Bob McDonnell suggested Virginia arm teachers, principals and other school staff.
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Step Aside Ken Cuccinelli, Bill Bolling is Actually More Conservative

Comparing these ratings, it looks like Bolling was actually a bit more right wing than Cuccinelli while in the General Assembly in a number of areas.
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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 28:
*Obama launches full-fledged PR effort on 'cliff'
*Bill Bolling to drop out of Va. governor race ("Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling plans to drop out of the 2013 race for Virginia governor, according to multiple media reports, likely clearing the way for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II to secure the Republican nomination")
*Bolling to exit Va. gov race (What I don't understand is why he ever thought he could beat Cuccinelli at a convention, where the most ultra-conservative people tend to vote?)
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The Race in VA 7th District: Eric Cantor Can be Beaten

November 6th has come and gone, and Democrats, Liberals and Progressives the Commonwealth over have breathed several hearty sighs of relief. Despite a contentious and worrisome election season, Virginian's can now look forward to a second term for President Obama and six years with Senator Kaine.
But a problem remains.
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End Gerrymandering Now

On November 6, Virginia's presidential vote went to the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, by about 4 percentage points.  The Senate seat went to the Democratic candidate, Tim Kaine, by almost 6 percent.  At the same time, in the eleven congressional races, all of the incumbents won-eight Republicans and three Democrats.   Does that mean that huge numbers of Virginians were splitting their votes?
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