Virginia News Stand: May 17, 2010

Annotations & Elucidations Lots Of Info, Two Points

The Monday edition brings a lot of news and features and I won't begin to try to review them. There are two items of note, however. In one, it's funny how the Governor Bob McDonnell is raising money for the Washington Post. Yes, that Post, that basically not only sponsored his Democrat opponent, but basically conceived of him, and then skewered and tried to embarrass Mr. McDonnell during the recent campaign. It's peculiar, to be sure and Accuracy In Media Editor Cliff Kincaid takes a look in Analysis. Speaking of the governor and the peculiar, he endorsed a Congressional candidate that donated money to Barack Obama's campaign.  

The other item concern's Florida Senate Republican candidate Marco Rubio. He made a forceful statement on the relationship between our reliance on government and our crumbling society — broken families, crime, abortion. Who keeps saying social issues have no place in campaigns?  


Virginia tax income shows year-over-year growth (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

State revenues up 2nd straight month (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Lawmakers press McDonnell to act on bipartisan redistricting (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell: Cuccinelli suit won't hurt other anti-HCR lawsuits (Washington Post Right Now Blog)

Gingrich, McDonnell to talk health care (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Va. toll plan sees early opposition (Washington Examiner)

McDonnell to endorse Rigell in GOP primary (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Republican primary in Northern Virginia sounds familiar themes, with a twist (Washington Post)

Fla. contributor to Va. campaigns raises questions (Roanoke Times)

Dispute over theology, background led to Caner probe (Lynchburg News & Advance)

State bonds get top ratings, are sold for roads program (Richmond Times-Dispatch)


Why is GOP Gov. McDonnell Raising Money for the Post? (Cliff Kincaid/

Should we ask if Supreme Court nominee is gay? (Martha Irvine/AP/

Three Big Primaries This Week (Fresh Ink Blog/

One More Reason Democrats Should Have Read Their Healthcare Bill (Fresh Ink Blog/

National News

Woman who supported abortion rights experienced evolution that changed her mind (Washington Post)

Transgender, gay workers' civil rights promoted in Employment Non-Discrimination Act bill (Washington Post)

Rubio says country relying too much on government (AP/

Abortion foes capitalize on health law they fought (AP/Yahoo! News)

Anti-gay rights activist resigns after trip with male escort (

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law (AP/

Kagan courts converts, gains favor on Capitol Hill (AP/

Kagan unlikely to see GOP filibuster on nomination (AP/

IRS pitches tax credit for health insurance (AP/


The Power of Incumbency No More (Michael Reagan/

Gingrich Calls a Spade, a Spade. Can the rest of the GOP do it? (Bobby Eberle/

Berwick and Obamacare Equal Socialism on Steroids (David Limbaugh/

American History, Not Ethnic Studies (Linda Chavez/

An Obvious but Muzzled Truth, Islamist Terrorism (Michael Barone/

Who is Governing America? (Star Parker/

We Have to Talk About Elena Kagan (Frank Salvato/

Jesus, Mohammad and Comedy Central (Brent Bozell/

Conservatism On Defense Will Ultimately Lose (Christopher G. Adamo/

Job? You Don't Need No Stinkin' Job.(Bobby Eberle/

Obama Knows Best (Harris R. Sherline/

Intolerance is a Beautiful Thing (Doug Patton/

He Wasn't Just Whistling Dixie! (Henry Lamb/