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Sabato’s $2 million gift kicks off UVA Center for Politics expansion campaign

Larry Sabato is leading the charge on a fundraising campaign that will bring the vision of UVA founder Thomas Jefferson into the University’s third century.


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Sabato: Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt to retire

UVA politics professor Larry Sabato tweeted Tuesday that Fifth District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt will be retiring from Congress.


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Pundits split on midterms: Winds blowing toward Republicans?

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato is forecasting a Republican wave in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday.


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UVA Center for Politics online lessons accompany paperback release of The Kennedy Half Century

Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, the UVA Center for Politics has launched a series of new online classes to accompany the new, expanded paperback edition of Larry Sabato’s The Kennedy Half Century.


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Supreme Court punts on gay marriage: How the GOP loses the White House, again

That the political winds are pushing Republicans is obvious not only to the Fox News-glued set. UVA politics professor Larry Sabato calls it the sixth-year itch; a second-term president, a lame-duck from the moment he is re-elected, historically struggles in his second midterm elections.


Eric Cantor to resign from Congress Aug. 18

Seventh District Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, after his shocking upset loss in a June party primary, is resigning his seat effective Aug. 18 and is asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to fill the seat.


Liberal blogger hired by Redskins resigns: Who didn’t see this coming?

Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise under fire from liberal activist groups trying to get the team to drop its racist name and one of their supposed own.


Sabato announces partnership with iTunes U to host free online course

Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy is now available on iTunes U.


Free registration for online politics course from Larry Sabato

Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy.


UVa. Center for Politics wins Emmy for ‘Out of Order’

The University of Virginia Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Out of Order, has won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Best Topical Documentary.


New UVa. Center for Politics book examines 2012 election

As President Obama prepares for his second inaugural, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has released the first comprehensive analysis of the 2012 election. Barack Obama and the New America: The 2012 Election and the Changing Face of Politics, published by Rowman and Littlefield, brings together some of the nation’s top academics, analysts and journalists to examine how Obama won a second term and what his victory might mean for the nation’s political future.


Sabato: Obama will win

University of Virginia Center for Politics founder Larry Sabato has made his final call in the 2012 presidential election: Barack Obama.


UVa. Center for Politics book examines midterm shift

The University of Virginia Center for Politics has released its latest book, Pendulum Swing, drawing on the collective wisdom of nearly two dozen of the nation’s top political analysts, journalists, and academics for comprehensive analysis of the 2010 midterm elections and the subsequent policy implications. Looking back at the titanic political shift in Washington, D.C., […]


The AFP on WREL: Inside Virginia politics

AFP editor Chris Graham joins WREL’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan” to talk Virginia news and politics. The segment begins with a discussion of UVa. professor Larry Sabato’s assessment of the 2012 U.S. Senate race that has the Virginia race a “tossup.” And that’s before knowing who the candidates will be on either side. The talk […]


Crystal Ball: 2012 Senate race a ‘tossup’

Much uncertainty swirls around the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia up for re-election in 2012 – first and foremost whether incumbent Democrat Jim Webb will even be in the running for re-election. That uncertainty, and the changing political climate in the Commonwealth since Webb’s upset of George Allen in 2006 and Barack […]


One Term Barack? Not so fast

“Despite the quibbles we’ll undoubtedly hear from predictable partisans,” UVa. politics professor Larry Sabato writes in this week’s Crystal Ball, “we are certain of our earlier declaration: Barack Obama, henceforth called OTB in our work, is a one-term president. We look forward to the many columns and television commentaries that will echo our conclusion.” Um, […]


WhenVirginiaWasBlue.com: Sabato-GOP poised to take House, close in Senate

University of Virginia politics professor Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball released on Thursday is projecting a split in the upcoming midterm congressional elections. Republicans are poised to take the House with a net gain of 47 seats by the GOP, according to Sabato. Democrats would retain control of the Senate, but Republicans are still on track, […]


Butler: Life lessons, and some football

Former UVa. standout, NFL veteran talks politics, civic engagement at WHS Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Without football pads, wearing dress slacks and a light blue Oxford, no tie, Brad Butler could have passed for the high-school government teacher that he basically was for an hour at Waynesboro High School Thursday afternoon. Which isn’t to […]


Democrats: Where do you go from here?

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You talk to one Democrat, and the party definitely, no question, needs to restrategize toward the middle. The blowback from voters in Massachusetts is an obvious clear signal. The nation isn’t comfortable with the direction things had been headed on health care and the stimulus. Time to pull things […]


UVa., Politico to host conference on ’10 elections

Staff Report Leading journalists, party insiders, and political analysts will share their views on the upcoming 2010 midterm elections at an afternoon conference sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Politics and Politico. The 11th annual American Democracy Conference will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, December 3 from 1-5 […]


Election ’08: Obama, Warner get nod in final pre-election polls

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Gallup and Larry Sabato are calling it a Barack Obama landslide, and a summary of the other major national polls has the Democrat on the verge of making history. Gallup’s final pre-election estimate has Obama winning 55 percent of the vote to Republican John McCain’s 44 percent. Sabato, the University […]


Politics Is a Good Thing

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The University of Virginia Center for Politics believes in its founder Larry Sabato’s famous dictum “Politics Is a Good Thing.” This weekend, the Center for Politics will be celebrating “Ten Years of Good Politics.”