National and Virginia News Headlines: Sunday Morning

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, August 2. As for Miles Grant's tweet, the sad reality is that this kind of thing goes on every single week on the so-called "liberal" media, which in actuality leans heavily to the right.

*Why did Iran sign on to a deal that will weaken its regional hold? ("The threat of the Islamic State, more so than any promise of hegemony over the region, was likely a decisive factor in Iran's decision to sign away the nuclear cover for its regional strategy.")
*6 endangered animals poachers are hunting into extinction ("The problem goes deeper than Cecil the lion." This s*** needs to be stopped, immediately.)
*A Staggering Number Of People Were Killed By Police In July (As does THIS s***!)
*Joe Biden Said to Be Taking New Look at Presidential Run 
*As Republicans set debate stage, the party faces its own questions
*Obama touts climate rule ahead of Monday launch ("The White House hopes to secure his legacy on climate change by mandating cuts in power plants' greenhouse gas pollution." I just wish this rule had come years ago, and also that it was even more ambitious. We need to get off of fossil fuels ASAP!)
*Obamacare's solid progression ("...for now, the picture is generally the same as it has been for a long time: The law has largely succeeded in reducing the rate of uninsured without wrecking the insurance business.")
*The Unbearable Nuttiness of Mike Huckabee (And of Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, etc, etc.)
*Ben Carson Says The 'Black Lives Matter' Movement Is 'Silly' (Speaking 'f "nutty.")
*Law agencies in Va. bank on assets seizure
*After 50 years, reflecting on the Voting Rights Act and its impact, future (It's very much needed today.)
*Joe Lieberman: Jim Webb could stand out from the pack (Basically, whatever Joe Lieberman says, do the opposite.)
*Ralph Northam: A solution to teen pregnancy in Virginia? (I strongly agree.)
*Virginia Republicans revive talk of abortion in wake of video stings (Even though what Planned Parenthood did is 100% legal, and even though the law allowing it passed Congress by huge margins, and even though the slimy group that did these videos deceptively edited them, and even though...oh forget it.)
*Go Virginia - with caution ("Virginia's leadership - governmental, business and educational - has closed ranks behind an economy-revitalizing proposal they're calling Go Virginia. Details are scant...")
*When Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe comes to town, it's sure to be a superlative visit
*Fisher: Virginia's battle in the war on drugs
*Schapiro: J. Warner, Senate old bull, sees new threats to security ("Warner favors the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration.")
*Congress makes the wrong move on coal ash rules ("Inexplicably voting to hobble the EPA were both U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, who represents the homeowners worried about seeping contamination from under the Chesapeake golf course, and U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, whose constituents drink water from Lake Gaston.")
*Lee County prepares for hospital rebirth
*Nats drop second straight to Mets (These guys can't hit.)
*D.C. area forecast: Staying near 90 or above through midweek