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What do Democrats want in 2020? They dunno

Democrats want somebody new, somebody young, to carry the torch for them for president in 2020. They also want Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

Kaine, Biden celebrate labor, deride Trump economic strategy

Today, vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine introduced Vice President Joe Biden at the Pittsburgh Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Biden calls out Trump for already making America less safe

Vice President Joe Biden called out Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential nominee is making America less safe.

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Podcast: Did Benghazi hearing boost Hillary Clinton in the polls?

Hillary Clinton more than handled herself in front of tough questioning from a House committee investigating the 2012 attack on a consultate in Benghazi, Libya. AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the political implications of the made-for-TV drama on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down 2016 presidential race on WREL

Did Hillary Clinton win the CNN Democratic Party presidential debate Tuesday night? Will Vice President Joe Biden enter the 2016 race? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham dives into those topics and more on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

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Poll: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lead party nomination battles in Virginia

Hillary Clinton maintains a solid lead among Virginia Democrats, and Donald Trump has a small lead among Virginia Republicans, according to new polling data from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

Poll: Hillary Clinton with solid lead in Democratic Party presidential race

Hillary Clinton has a still-healthy lead over the Democratic Party presidential field in a new Public Policy Polling voter survey.

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Poll: Trump lead narrowing in Republican race, Biden does best in November 2016 test heats

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has the Republican Party presidential nomination race tightening, and Vice President Joe Biden looking like the best bet for Democrats in November 2016 test heats.

Poll: Hillary Clinton with strong lead among Iowa Democrats

Public Policy Polling has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comfortably atop the Democratic Party presidential field in Iowa.

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Poll: Bernie Sanders surging in Iowa, leads Hillary Clinton

A new Quinnipiac University survey of voters in Iowa has Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders with a one-point lead on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

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Poll: Hillary Clinton has small leads over Republican rivals

New polling data from Public Policy Polling continues to have Democrat Hillary Clinton a slight favorite in the early, early, early rendering of the 2016 general election.

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Jim Webb: Met with Joe Biden, keeps substance private

Former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he met last month with Vice President Joe Biden, but stopped short of discussing the substance of the conversation, including whether Biden indicated whether or not he might be running for president in 2016.

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Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Clinton trails Republicans presidential contenders in Virginia

The top Republican presidential contenders have slight leads over Hillary Clinton and two other top Democratic presidential contenders according to new polling data from Quinnipiac University.

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Does Jim Webb have a shot at presidential nomination?

Jim Webb became the first contender to formally throw his hat into the ring for 2016 this week, announcing the formation of an exploratory committee that jumpstarts his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ken Cuccinelli on the campaign trail with GOP heavyweights

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Texas Congressman Ron Paul will join Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli on the Virginia governor campaign trail in the final days heading into the Nov. 5 election.

First Lady Michelle Obama stars in new McAuliffe radio ad

Campaigning today with one president, Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe will be campaigning with another, Barack Obama, this weekend, and in the meantime, the McAuliffe campaign has Michelle Obama in a starring role in a new radio spot.


Winners/Losers: #TheShutdown

The Republican brand has taken a huge hit. The Senate, in play in the 2014 cycle, now seems a stretch. The House, safe in 2010 and 2012 due to state-level gerrymandering, is now in play for Democrats, in the lead big-time in generic congressional polling.

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Kaine, Biden discuss U.S.-Mexico relations

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG), participated in a meeting with Vice President Biden to discuss the Administration’s approach to the Western Hemisphere, including the Vice President’s recent trip to Mexico to launch the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue.


Poll: Warner, McDonnell not gaining traction in Virginia for president

Virginia voters generally approve of the jobs being done by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, but they don’t necessarily want to see either run for president.

PPP: Clinton, Rubio have early, early leads looking ahead to 2016

It’s a month past Election Day 2012, and Barack Obama is still more than a month away from beginning his second term. Keep that in mind as you consider the latest from Public Policy Polling, which is a very, very, very early look ahead to the 2016 presidential race.

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Multiple Choice Test Akin v Biden 2012 Edition.

In 2000, US Senate Candidate and former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash two weeks before his election with US Senator from Missouri John Ashcroft

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Chris Graham: Unchained melody

Unchain Wall Street. Put us back in chains. It’s OK to say one, but not the other. Shame on all y’all, really. The toothpaste is out of the tube, so it’s only going to get much, much worse between now and November. But that said, haven’t we all had it up to here and beyond with the negativity? This is what we get for putting in place a Supreme Court that felt it necessary to protect the rights of billionaires to spend as much money as they can to help their favored candidates win elections

Obama speaks on payroll-tax cut

Tuesday, Feb. 21 THE PRESIDENT:  Hello!  Good to see everybody. Please, have a seat.  Have a seat.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  I want to thank all of you for coming. I want to thank my outstanding Vice President, Joe Biden – (applause) – who is here today, and members of my administration for joining us.  But […]

Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion

As the world is captivated by the events in Japan and Libya, we are reminded of the fragility of life and the necessity of human freedom. We are able to live these moments in real time with live updates that suspend our minds with mouths agape. The danger we face in the constancy of human […]

News from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Thursday, Aug. 20 – Transcript of radio interview of President Obama with Michael Smerconish – Vice President Biden announces availability of nearly $1.2 billion in grants to help hospitals and doctors use electronic health records

News from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

– Press briefing with Robert Gibbs, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 – Pool report on Obama health-care town hall – Remarks of President Barack Obama at Health Care Town Hall in Annandale, Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2009 – Q-and-A from the health-care town hall – Vice President Biden launches broadband initiative  

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– Capitol Hill: Warner concludes visit to Middle East – Politics: Byrne endorses Deeds – Local News: Murder-suicide in Staunton – Capitol Hill: Biden calls for report on green economic opportunities – Capitol Hill: Senators announce education funding – Capitol Hill: Perriello pushes expanded health-care access for rural veterans – Event: Stuart Hall presents a […]

Inauguration Day events in Waynesboro, Staunton

The Augusta Free Press and the Waynesboro Democratic Committee are teaming up to bring Inauguration Day to the Valley. Inauguration ’09 will be held at the new Residence Inn by Marriott in Waynesboro on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. The swearing-in ceremony is set to begin at 12 noon, with remarks […]

Inauguration parade tickets on sale today

Sorry for the late notice on this – we’re just getting this today ourselves. The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced this morning that 5,000 tickets for the 56th Inaugural Parade are going on sale to the public at 1 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 each. The tickets allow spectators access to the bleachers along the historic […]

The Valley Blue Dog: Sarah Palin is a Closet Socialist

Column by Steven Sisson Yes, Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin is a Closet Socialist. The governor’s state of Alaska receives more federal dollars, in subsidies and earmarks and government assistance, than any state in the USA. The Blue Dog says Palin is a tried and true socialist. Like I wrote in the Blue Dog column […]

Local Politics: Are we all losing our minds?

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Dinah Gottschalk is a volunteer in the Waynesboro Democratic Committee. She’s a committed Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, and she’s been working hard this campaign season at the local Waynesboro Dems election headquarters in Willow Oak Plaza with me and dozens of other Waynesboro and Augusta County Democrats. She was, to […]

The Valley Blue Dog: Do as I say, not as I do?

Column by Steven Sisson It’s becoming clear as mud after last night’s debate that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is worst running mate since Thomas Eagleton in 1972. McCain’s political strategy ensuring women will vote for the Republican ticket because Palin’s sexuality is condescending to say the least. To quote Charlie Chan, the “mud of bewilderment […]

Videocast: The vice-presidential debate

Video from C-SPAN’s coverage of Thursday’s vice-presidential debate. Length: 1:32:00

White House ’08: Who won?

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Sarah Palin didn’t fall flat on her face. I don’t know that she did what she needed to do to get the attention from her superficial approach to running for vice president, but she did at least avoid the catastrophe that conservatives had feared might be in the offing and […]

White House ’08: How will Palin do tonight?

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The buildup to tonight’s vice-presidential debate is like that of the walkup to the Super Bowl. And if there’s one thing we can say about Super Bowls, this year’s excluded, well, they never live up to the hype, do they? I doubt we get the knockout punch from Joe Biden […]

White House ’08: McCain has to stick with Palin

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I wrote a piece yesterday about the growing sentiment among conservatives that it might be best for John McCain’s sinking campaign if Sarah Palin would volunteer to step aside as the GOP vice-presidential nominee in favor of another more seasoned candidate. Here’s what I think – that would be the […]

Videocast: Joe Biden in Woodbridge

Democratic Party vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses a town-hall meeting in Woodbridge on Tuesday. Length: 4:47

Business and Politics: Equal pay for equal work

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You’ve probably never heard the name Lilly Ledbetter, so you might think it unusual that Michelle Obama would go out of her way to talk about how “amazing” the retired grandmother is. “I know that there are many people here who didn’t know her story, didn’t understand the origins of […]

Charlottesville: Michelle Obama talks change

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It’s time for new solutions, Michelle Obama told a rally of 2,500 people on Grounds at the University of Virginia Wednesday afternoon, “because we know that the old ways just won’t do.” Obama, the wife of Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama, and Jill Biden, the wife of Delaware senator […]

White House ’08: Biden, Clinton to take part in web video conference

Staff Report Vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the featured guests in a web video conference that will air on the Barack Obama campaign website tonight at 8 p.m. “Women for the Change We Need Week of Action” will be available at http://my.barackobama.com/WomensVideo.

Sandy Froman: Sarah, get your gun

Column by Sandy Froman The treatment of Sarah Palin has been an appalling display of sexism and elitism. But the hatchet-men are in for a rude awakening. The attacks over the past few days come down to two things: First, Sarah Palin is supposedly out of her depth. She’s only been in high office for […]

Joey’s roots

Column by David Reynolds We all have roots. Some have local ones. They’re RB&B folks, Rockbridge Born & Bred. Others, like myself, have roots that were planted elsewhere. Last week lightning struck a man whose roots I proudly share. You may have caught this man’s name in the news over the past few days. I […]

High-level Va. GOP echo chamber blasts Obama-Biden

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Go figure – Virginia Republicans didn’t have much positive to say about Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden to run with him on the Democratic Party national ticket. And if they could get a kick in the shins at Gov. Tim Kaine, so much the better. “By selecting Joe Biden […]

The Biden trump

Special Commentary by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Joe Biden isn’t the breakaway dunk that Hillary Clinton or Mark Warner would have been for Barack Obama, but to continue with the basketball analogy, he’s the back-to-the-basket post player who can rebound and play defense that every team needs to be able to win a championship, or in […]