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Virginia News Stand: April 2, 2009

The News Stand doesn't have a large inventory today, but what we have is interesting as usual. The gubernatorial campaign is rolling along with Bob McDonnell and Terry McAuliffe continuing to get the headlines. Where are Creigh Deeds and Brian Moran? It's enough to prompt House Republican Whip Eric Cantor to call it for T-Mac already. Meanwhile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sounds the warning on President Obama's war on churches and charities, squeezing them out in favor of a care-for-all, omnipresent government. Speaking of McDonnell, he's promised to run the most technologically savvy campaign in Virginia history. It's a hard lesson Republicans have learned from Democrats who have outpaced them by far in use of the Internet via social networking and the like. But according to Rachel Alexander, there is a conservative tech revolution going on.

Speaking of revolutions, do they have tea or corn parties in Iowa? For all those gearing up for the various Virginia tea parties on April 15, you might want to read and view what went on in Iowa's legislature recently, where the Democrat House Speaker, Pat Murphy, tossed out taxpayers opposed to his tax increase plan. Ah, yes. Freedom of speech in the Age of Obama!

News:

McDonnell pledges support for business during campaign stop (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign makes local stop (Winchester Star)

McAuliffe's Fundraising: High-Dollar, High-Mileage (Washington Post)

Does Cantor Really Think McAuliffe Wins? (TertiumQuids.com)

Ex-Lobbyist, Kaine Brother-in-Law, Among 4 Proposed For U.S. Attorney(Washington Post)

Analysis:

Web 2.0 and the New Conservative Revolution (GOPUSA.com)

National News:

Obama's 'war against churches and charities' (OneNewsNow.com)

When the American Tax Payer Becomes a Nuissance (GetLiberty.org)

Video:

Taxpayers Kicked Out Of Capitol During Tax Debate — Iowa (YouTube.com/KCCI-TV)

Virginia News Stand: March 25, 2009

Let's skip over the state news . . . there's a lot going on in the country and elsewhere. The opposition over Catholic Notre Dame conferring an honorary doctorate on pro-abortion President Obama continues to grow, as the local bishop will boycott the commencement for the first time. (The irony of the "messiah" getting boycotted at Notre Dame; the irony of him invited to Notre Dame in the first place.) In another headline grabber, Planned Parenthood has changed its abortion tactics. Also, parents in California assert their rights over their children's public education, while teenagers across the country now have a conservative radio program of their own, co-hosted by Christian actor Stephen Baldwin and author and Fox News contributor Kevin McCullough.

But, most importantly, because it's just so good, a reprise of the previous post — our first-ever World News item with accompanying video: European Parliament Member Daniel Hannan blisters British Prime Minister Gordon Brown over his shambolic socialism run amok in the U.K. The phrasing of this short speech ("Brezhnev-era apparatchik," "devalued prime minister") gives it more punch than anything twice or three times as long, and certainly more so than anything the "messiah" has ever said for all his rhetorical praises. Has a new Reagan been born? 

News:

Job-Related Stimulus Funds Fuel Debate (Washington Post

McAuliffe, Wagner will top their spots on Democratic primary ballot  (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell speaks to E.C. Glass students (Lynchburg News & Advance

2 Republicans join race to be delegate (Roanoke Times

National News:

Catholics outraged over Notre Dame hosting Obama (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood 'changing focus' to medical abortions(OneNewsNow.com)

Parents' rights paramount in Calif. school district (OneNewsNow.com)

Tossing out moral 'snowballs' for the younger set (OneNewsNow.com)

World News:

So I said to Gordon Brown, I said . . . (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

Video: (YouTube.com)

Virginia News Stand: March 19, 2009

Today's News Stand has only one article, but it's quite a blockbuster. It's about an organization that pulled off a sting operation on Planned Parenthood in Arizona. We also have a News Stand first: Video embedded into the post. It's the accompanying video with the PP sting article, but we want to make it easily accessible. We also have links to a number of hysterical editorial comics — they all are highly recommended. Besides, who doesn't need a laugh or two these days? But as with all good humor, it means their is solid truth behind it, a truth about the current direction of our country, a direction that needs to be severely examined and heavily scrutinized.

National News:

Pro-lifers' sting tags more abortion clinics (OneNewsNow.com)

Video:

Phoenix: Planned Parenthood Caught Hiding Stat. Rape of 15-Year-Old (YouTube.com)

Editorial Comics:

"Finger Pointing" (Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star)

"Embryonic Stem Cell Research" (Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star)

"All Incompetent Pigs Ought To Be Fired" (Michael Ramirez, creators.com)

"Obama A Socialist?" (Gary McCoy, townhall.com)