National and Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 3. As for the graphic, see this Wonkblog story for more, including this demolition of any equivalency between the "two sides" (as lazy/irresponsible "journalists" and politicians often claim): "in the most recent Congress nearly 90 percent of Republican House members are not politically moderate. By contrast, 90 percent of Democratic members are moderates." That's right, almost every Democratic politician these days is politically "moderate" (e.g., where the majority of Americans are on issue after issue), while almost every Republican politician is NOT politically "moderate" (e.g., they are NOT where the majority of Americans are on issue after issue). Case closed. This is also why Congress can't get stuff done, not because "both sides" are "bickering" with each other, "both sides" are "too partisan," blah blah blah. Nope, it's only ONE side - the Republican Party - that's gone off the deep end - while Democrats have stayed right down the middle. Anyone who says differently either knows nothing about American politics, circa 2015, or is flat-out lying.