Virginia News Stand: April 16, 2009

As you can imagine, it's all about tea, again today. The Commonwealth was awash in Tea Parties and the coverage is below. As for that other party yesterday, where they eat the bony fish in the woods, we've got that covered (the Shad Planking), too, as well as a Virginian-Pilot article on an early negative campaign targeted by liberals against GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell. We also bring you three articles on the Department of Homeland Security Department's smear tactics on conservatives and others who don't share the opinions of the Obama administration.   News:

Thousands vent anger at Tax Day Tea Party (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Channeling The Anger (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Lynchburg gathers for Tax Day Tea Party (Lynchburg News & Advance)

'Tea Party' crowds rally against government spending (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

'Tea Party' attracts hundreds downtown (Winchester Star)

Protesters rally against government at City Center 'tea party' (The Daily Press)

Democratic effort targets gov. candidate McDonnell (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)   

Wagner tops Bolling in first-quarter fundraising (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

A Smaller Appetite for a Political Feast (Washington Post

Shad Planking: Moran, McAuliffe and McDonnell woo voters in Wakefield (The Daily Press)

In a Ritual That Reels In Candidates, Deeds Is the One That Got Away (Washington Post

Candidates trade jabs at Shad Planking (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National News:

Napolitano Defends Report on Extremism (Washington Post

Napolitano stands by controversial report (Washington Times

Report: Extreme right groups a threat (Richmond Times-Dispatch)