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Wednesday News: Trump's Sexism (and Other Bigotry) vs. Fiorina's Pathological Lying; What a Choice!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, September 23. Also, check out the upcoming "Values Voters Summit", sponsored by extremist groups like the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, American Values, etc., and which will feature speakers including: Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, Louie Gohmert (the stupidest man in Congress?), far-right-wing/hate-radio host (and Barbara Comstock BFFF) Mark Levin, nutjob Glenn Beck, etc, etc. What a party!

*Pope embarks on historic U.S. visit; tens of thousands expected to greet him in D.C.
*Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Has Grown to $2.6 Trillion in Assets (Time for Virginia and the Federal Employee Retirement System to join in by ditching planet-killing, poor-economics fossil fuel investments.)
*Hillary Clinton's opposition to the Keystone XL is a huge victory for climate activists (Great, now time for a lot more victories before it's too late.)
*John Boehner must rein in the GOP caucus ("... the speaker must guarantee continued government funding, even if it means passing a bill with support of Democrats. No doubt that might trigger an internal rebellion and put his speakership at risk. A leader would take the chance.")
*Shrill rhetoric in the GOP primary race could come back to haunt the party (It's not just the "rhetoric," it's the crazy, hateful, counterproductive, extreme garbage they're proposing.)
*Weighing Trump's sexism against Fiorina's dishonesty ("Fiorina's dishonesty is flagrant and unapologetic. Called on her misstatements, Fiorina doesn't cede ground, she attacks critics." Yep, she is a pathological liar.)
*Carly Fiorina, the CNN-created flavor of the week (So true on the media-created point. CNN is a disgrace, very close to as bad as Fox.)
*Conservatives pushing for a government shutdown fight are running a con game
*Kaine: Pope's visit is a reminder of America's Hispanic roots
*Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline
*Democrats block 20-week abortion ban
*Fiorina's Days as the GOP's Star Are Numbered (The longer the spotlight is on her, the more her questionable record will come to haunt her." And her constant lies.)
*With Walker out, Jerry Kilgore backs Bush (Whatever.)
*Schapiro: So many choices in GOP; so little action in Va. ("Virginia - reliably red for president for 40 years, but deeply blue for president since 2008 - could still figure prominently in 2016, but the preliminaries are proving a sleeper.")
*State Police report: ABC agents did not violate orders on force in Martese Johnson's arrest
*Session urges DEQ to turn to renewable energy ("Environmentalists and anti-pipeline activists urged state regulators Tuesday to turn to solar, off-shore wind and energy-efficient construction as they consider how best to meet the new carbon emission limits announced under the federal Clean Power Plan.")
*Va. GOP: McCollum may have violated state election law ("McCollum campaign manager Molly Ritner in an email said Republicans were trying to take the focus off Sen. Frank Wagner's record of accepting gifts and trips from lobbyists.")
*The only way McCollum can shake the stink of scandal is to clear the air (What a mess...ugh.)
*Editorial: A strange reticence on redistricting ("It makes no sense - none at all - to say the voters should be kept in the dark about proposals regarding voting rights. Let the public see the plans.")
*Libertarian state Senate candidate apologizes for threatening campaign manager's ex-wife (Uh huh.)
*Appeals court upholds dismissal of felony counts against Morrissey
*Morrissey still on the ballot in the 16th Senate District ("Until he submits a formal written notification to the Department of Elections, the Democrat-turned-independent is considered a candidate, said elections Commissioner Edgardo Cort├ęs.")
*Democratic Party lawyers try to block map access in Virginia's 3rd District case ("The Democratic legal team nearing victory in its effort to redraw Virginia's 3rd Congressional District wants the federal courts to block the state from sharing proposed maps on a legislative website.")
*Portsmouth council votes to pay off $250K debt to the state
*York County Chamber of Commerce to host forum for election candidates
*Spotsylvania man kills self on I-95 after slaying, abduction in Caroline ("Todd Tomlinson Houck, 36, the son of former state Sen. Edd Houck, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.")
*D.C. area forecast: Fabulous start to fall, risk of rain this weekend



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