Virginia News Stand: April 14, 2009Apr. 14, 2009
Tomorrow is the big day across Virginia and America. Hundreds of Tax Day Tea Parties are going on and millions are expected to attend. Kind of makes today's news tame by comparison. That does raise a question, though: How will the Mainstream Media cover these Tea Parties, if at all? Look for the angry, right-wing wacko slant, especially from the national media. As for today, Democrat gubernatorial candidate T-Mac offers the quadrennial liberal bow and scrape to the teachers' union, while one of his primary opponents, Senator Creigh Deeds of Bath, outlines a plan to make higher ed more affordable. Meanwhile, House races are heating up in Hampton Roads and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell reports on his fundraising as a new ad is launched targeting him.
Nationally, the Kansas abortionist George Tiller may have walked in his trial, but his legal troubles aren't over; a new "hate crimes" bill in Congress would stifle pastors' free speech; and if you think Virginia Republicans have chairman trouble, wait to you read what the Massachusetts chair told a homosexual publication. (Hint: She's not into the culture wars.)
Finally, please read why Star Parker thinks Christian conservatism, contrary to its proclaimed demise by national pundits, is only getting started. Stay dry today and we'll see you tomorrow. Bring the tea.
McAuliffe wants to give teachers a raise, help with loans (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Deeds unveils plan to make college more affordable (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
NBC's Andrea Mitchell to moderate Va. Democrats' debate (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
McDonnell reports fundraising for gubernatorial race (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
TV Ad Evokes Va. Tech to Challenge McDonnell on Gun Sales (Washington Post)
House of Delegates campaigns shaping up in Hampton Roads (The Daily Press)
Kaine takes up for Virginia's jobless (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Va. Lawmakers Split on What's Best for Workers, Employers (Washington Post)
Mass. GOP leader 'insults' conservative Republicans (OneNewsNow.com)
Clergy in the crosshairs (OneNewsNow.com)
Tiller's legal troubles not over yet (OneNewsNow.com)
Christian conservatism just getting started (OneNewsNow.com)