Virginia News Stand: May 29, 2010

Annotations & Elucidations Expanded Holiday Weekend Edition

We hope everyone has a long, relaxing and safe holiday weekend, while remembering to give appropriate pause and reflection to those, throughout the decades, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defence of America. To bide over you news junkies, some who may have an even longer weekend than others, we have an expanded edition of the News Stand (including links to audio and video) to bide you over the rest of the weekend. We hope you enjoy your holiday reading.


U.Va. challenges Cuccinelli demand for research (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Cuccinelli’s office says it will reply to U.Va. in court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

U.Va. seeks to block Cuccinelli’s probe of climate researcher (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dominion CEO will lead Va. panel on higher education (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Dominion chief heads McDonnell’s higher-ed panel (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

State education board allows Richmond charter school to open before traditional schools (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Halt in offshore drilling cuts funds for Virginia's transportation projects (Washington Post)

Mixed response from Virginia as Obama cancels oil lease sale (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell says Va. oil lease sales shouldn’t be canceled (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Most state workers will be on furlough Friday (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Va. won't seek Race to the Top education funds (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Virginia declines to compete for U.S. education grant funding (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell may seek roads czar (Roanoke Times)

McDonnell to put private road projects on the fast track (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Democrats continue to criticize McDonnell’s choice of Malek (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell says his vetting is fine, Malek's past a 'non-issue' (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)

McDonnell defends governmental reform appointee (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Staffer: Cuccinelli made no pledge to Navy Vets (Roanoke Times)

Virginia gun rights leader blasts Cuccinelli over GMU campus gun ban (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)

GOP, Tea Party split on candidate endorsement (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Political novice Jeffrey Clark could turn Va. congressional race on its head (Washington Post)

Richmond lobbyist heads national GOP election effort (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

O'Brien expected to get out of state Senate race (Woodbridge/Manassas News & Messenger)


Wall of Honor a tribute to Virginia’s war dead (3:16) (


Ask The Governor (38:59) (WRVA-AM/

Ask The Governor (43:23) (WTOP-AM/

National News

House approves repeal of law banning openly gay military service (Politico/Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Congress moves to end ban on gays in military (AP/

Four Moral Issues Sharply Divide Americans (

Decision to halt offshore drilling stirs debate (AP/

Obama admin asks Supreme Court to stop AZ from enforcing illegal alien law (AP/

WH had Clinton try to ease Sestak out of Pa. race (AP/

New $23B for teacher subsidies falters in House (AP/

Senate OKs war funding; House to cut spending bill (AP/

Report: Two dozen terror leaders among detainees (AP/


Why Obama's Sinking in the Polls(Dick Morris and Eileen McGann/

CBS: the Toilet Network(Brent Bozell/


Greek Disease in the House (Larry Kudlow/


That Blood of Heroes Never Dies (Richard Olivastro/

It Should Be Our Honor to Honor (Frank Salvato/

Memorial Day 2010 (Oliver North/

Just how much is someone's 'fair share?' (Bobby Eberle/

Barack Obama in Crisis: Zzzz (Michelle Malkin/


The Politics of the Gulf Oil Spill (Michael Reagan/

Obama To America: I Am Not Accountable (Christopher G. Adamo/