Virginia News Stand: May 19, 2009May 19, 2009
Whadaya know? We lead off the news with two articles and a radio interview about TFF Action's General Assembly Report Card (click here to order, download or print). The WRVA interview marks the News Stand's first radio audio. The Charlottesville Daily Progress article is via the AP and is a little misleading when it says banning funding for embryonic stem cell research failed. It was not banned in a budget amendment, which is the vote recorded for the Report Card. But separate language, as part of another bill, did ban it. (To see more about the Report Card, click the following links for TFF Action's news release, statement and video.) In national news, California's Marriage Amendment ("Prop. 8") is under attack while a study shows abstinence education does better than so-called "comprehensive sex education," contrary to the liberal spin. Medical professionals conscience protections remain under assault by those who claim to promote "choice" and David Limbaugh offers his insights on the importance of understanding the role of abortion semantics in the public debate (we had our own take yesterday).
Finally, check out an interesting cultural item from OneNewsNow.com: Christianity may have a role in American Idol voting.
*Victoria Cobb Interview: Saturday Morning With The Lee Brothers (4:52)(WRVA-AM/LeeBrothers.com)
*Va. GOP fares best in Family Foundation scorecard (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
*Conservative group ranks regional legislators (Roanoke Times)
McAuliffe, Moran spar over support for Obama (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Moran rolls out "aging czar"; Deeds pushes energy plan (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Democratic primary: Voters won't have to wait this time (The Daily Press)
DOMA, Prop. 8 under attack in Calif. (OneNewsNow.com)
Abstinence ed 'outperforms' comprehensive sex ed (OneNewsNow.com)
The fight to preserve conscious laws (OneNewsNow.com)
Abortion Doublespeak Part Of Pattern (David Limbaugh/GOPUSA.com)
Is Christianity a factor in 'American Idol' voting? (OneNewsNow.com Blog)