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Birther now turning attention from Obama to Cruz, Rubio, Jindal

The last of the legal challenges to the eligibility of Barack Obama to be President of the United States was docketed by Tracy A. Fair at the United States Supreme Court today.

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Governor McAuliffe on Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on the U.S. Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan.

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Statement of U.S. Sen. Warner on State of the Union address

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement tonight in response to the President’s State of the Union address.

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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on Obama State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.

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Robert Hurt statement on Obama State of the Union address

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s annual State of the Union Address.

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell statement on Obama State of the Union address

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

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Democrats: Too fat, too happy, doomed?

Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.

W&L President Ken Ruscio at White House college access event

Ken Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Remarks by President Obama in Burma

Remarks by President Obama after roundtable at Parliamentary Resource Center in Burma on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.

The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.

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Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.

Hits, Misses and More from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond, Virginia

MISS: Sting wasn’t there OK, so we knew he wasn’t going to be there, but the teases that Sting gave us last week on Twitter and Facebook about 07.14.14 had to come with more payoff than a commercial spot for the new WWE video game.

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Obama: Tourism translates into jobs

President Barack Obama visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday, contributing the jacket that he wore when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game in 2009 against a backdrop that he used to talk about the tourism industry.

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Obama at fundraising dinner: I need Democrats

Democrats don’t vote in midterms. Barack Obama knows that, and he knows what it means for the November midterms.

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Remarks by President Obama, President Hollande at Monticello

Well, this has been a wonderful visit. And I want to thank François for joining us here today. I thought this was an appropriate way to start the state visit because what it signifies is the incredible history between the United States and France.

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Bob Goodlatte: House votes to defund Obamacare

As we approach the looming implementation of the President’s health care law, efforts to stop this law in its tracks continue in the House of Representatives. My concerns surrounding the real impacts of this law on hardworking American families have only grown since it was forced through Congress three years ago.

Chris Graham: Tea Party Charity

The rules in place at the time of the abusive IRS investigations into Tea Party groups in 2011 and 2012 allowed the groups to file for and receive nonprofit status. That’s not at question. What is at question, to me, is why essentially political organizations can be considered for nonprofit status in the first place?

Obama meets with House Republicans

   Video Blog www.whitehouse.gov President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the House Republican caucus at the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. The video is courtesy the White House channel on YouTube.

State of the Union: A Virginia perspective

  Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Everything you wanted to know about the State of the Union, but were afraid to ask. We have the full texts and videos of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Republican response. We also have reactions from Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, congressmen […]

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 […]

Marrow: Obama, Dems no better than GOP

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net See if you can guess who updated their Facebook status this way over the weekend. “A year later is has become abundantly clear that Obama and the dems are no better than bush and his republican sleaze. They are all corporate wh@#es, liars and thieves. The only difference is […]

Wolf: Let’s re-evaluate terrorism efforts

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf, author of the 1998 legislation creating the National Terrorism Commission, today called on President Obama to bring back the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission to evaluate which of the panel’s recommendations have been implemented and which ones have not. Wolf also called for the […]

What workers want: Paid sick days

   Column by Linda Meric Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net Last year, in our tough economy, many of us asked for necessities and basics as holiday gifts. Among the gifts that would mean the most to families is the passage of the Healthy Families Act, introduced by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, along with Rep. Rosa […]

Wolf to Obama: ‘Please stop these releases’

Congressman also calls for public release of info on detainees Staff Report Rep. Wolf online: www.wolf.house.gov 10th District Congressman Frank Wolf is again calling on the Obama administration to halt the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to countries like Yemen in the wake of an attempt by a man with ties to extremist groups in […]

President Obama remarks on the economy

   Speech by President Barack Obama www.whitehouse.gov I’ve just finished a candid and productive meeting with the CEOs of 12 of our nation’s largest financial institutions. I asked them to come to Washington today – at the end of this difficult year for their industry, but also for the economy – to discuss where we’ve […]

Obama: Statement on jobs

  Staff Report White House news: www.whitehouse.gov I have just concluded an informative and constructive discussion with Republican and Democratic leaders about job creation and our economic future. We spoke about the challenges facing our families, our businesses, and our country as a whole, and what we can do to overcome them. Today’s meeting built […]

Transcript: President Obama on job creation

  Speech at The Brookings Institution www.whitehouse.gov Almost exactly one year ago, on a frigid winter’s day, I met with my new economic team at the headquarters of my presidential transition offices in Chicago. And over the course of four hours, my advisors presented an analysis of where the economy at that time stood, accompanied […]

The Rant | Party crash this

   Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net What about those White House party crashers? We haven’t had something this salacious to talk about since, well, the balloon boy. With unemployment at 10 percent, with the health-care system in bad need of reform, with wars in Afghanistan and Iraq seemingly at no end, does it really […]