Virginia News Stand: July 8, 2009Jul 08, 2009
Today's news leads off with what will increasingly lead the news — the gubernatorial campaign. In this case, a Public Policy Poll, which tracked the Democrat primary, has all three GOP candidates ahead: Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bill Bolling both are up by six points, while Attorney General candidate, Senator Ken Cuccinelli is up by seven. The Richmond Times-Dispatch and Washington Times both report. Elsewhere, somehow Sarah Palin has become an issue for McDonnell. Is Rod Blagojevich an issue for Creigh Deeds? Today is another day where national issues and commentary are more plentiful than the state news. One report we'd like to draw your attention to has to do with the new NIH standards for embryonic stem cell research. OneNewsNow.com reports that the NIH ignored the 30,000 anti-stem cell public comments it received — out of 49,000 total — as it opened up the flood gates of embryo harvesting and sacrifice.
In Britain, meanwhile, in an attempt to reduce Europe's highest teenage pregnancy rate, the government went about teaching students how to use condoms, spending millions of pounds. Guess what? The rate doubled.
In other news worth your read, new documents link Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor to a radical leftist agenda; a well-know black pastor says President Barack Obama has no "black experience to speak of;" and, thanks to a new ministry, military chaplains are able to get audio Gospels to our troops in the field.
We've also included three Elijah Friedeman blog posts. None are long, but if you read only one, see the new television advertisemnt by Americans For Prosperity explaining the dangers of socialized medicine.
Poll: McDonnell at 49% and Deeds at 43% (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Poll: McDonnell takes lead in Va. Race (Washington Times)
Va.'s McDonnell ducks questions on Palin aid (Washington Times)
Obama's grass-roots network builds Va. staff to promote agenda (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Grogan will run against Loupassi (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Public ignored; full steam ahead for embryonic sacrifice (OneNewsNow.com)
New documents connect Sotomayor to leftist agenda (AP/OneNewsNow.com)
Soldiers getting an earful of Jesus (OneNewsNow.com)
Pastor: Obama has no 'black experience' to speak of (OneNewsNow.com)
Britain Doubles Pregnancy Rates By Teaching Girls to Have Sex (American Family Association Blog)
Anti-nationalized health care ads released (Elijah Friedeman/American Family Association Blog)
The case against government run health care (Elijah Friedeman/American Family Association Blog)
Is the media starting to turn on Obama? (Elijah Friedeman/American Family Association Blog)