Virginia News Stand: August 16, 2009

Annotations & Elucidations The Sunday Times

I had all sorts of wit and wisdom to make your Sunday evening or Monday morning a true pleasure, but I was derailed. Hey, you got two gems prior to this! So, let me point out some of the links of interest below. First, scroll down to the National News section, where two Virginians get a national spotlight, including Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37, Fairfax). The Republican nominee for attorney general is highlighted in Human Events.

Meanwhile, the statewide press chronicles Democrat gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds' leftist pandering on abortion "rights" and tax increases, all while his campaign is undergoing a major shakeup (according to the Washington Post). But don't miss our friend Jim Hoeft's analysis at Bearing Drift of Deeds' and the Virginia Democrat Party's attack on Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell. Apparently the Democrats have no problem with the barbaric infanticide that is partial birth abortion.


Gubernatorial candidate McDonnell pitches his views to police (The Daily Press)

Deeds presses pro-choice argument (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Deeds dodges call for taxes for roads (Washington Times)

Deeds would sign tax-increase bill (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Shake-up or Not, Deeds Campaign is Changing (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog

Assembly candidates focus on economy (Charlottesville Daily Progress

Fewer Va. schools meet federal math, reading standard (Richmond Times-Dispatch

N.Va. Students Improve, But Schools Fall Short (Washington Post

E-mails from public overload Congress Web site (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National News:

Cuccinelli's AG Bid Solidifies Virginia Conservatives (Human Events)

Allen Tries to Shake Off the 'Macaca' Shadow (Washington Post)

School prayer charges stir protests (Washington Times)


DPVA supports partial birth abortion? (