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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.

The Secret Service used to value POTUS a little more

My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Warner campaign memo on Greenbrier Senate debate

In tomorrow’s debate between Senator Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, Virginians will see a stark contrast between two candidates with different histories in Virginia.

Chris Graham: Immigrant invaders in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is housing seven children from Central America have been placed at the center in the past month. Meaning the world, as we know it, is coming to an end.

Tea Party Scorecard: Randy Forbes, Robert Hurt in lockstep

Virginia’s swing district Republicans, a list that now includes Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt, vote with the most extreme wing of their party on the vast majority of issues, according“Tea Stained,” a groundbreaking new legislative scorecard compiled by Americans United for Change.

The case for a strong estate tax

   Column by Brian Miller Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net On New Year’s Day the estate tax, an essential part of the U.S. tax system for nearly 100 years, will disappear because Congress failed to act in December. Congressional leaders now are pledging to act in early 2010 to reinstate the federal estate tax retroactive to […]

Waynesboro: Traveling museum on Bush years to stop downtown

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A museum on wheels dedicated to the legacy, such that it is, of the George W. Bush years will be in Waynesboro on Friday. The Bush Legacy Bus will make a stop at the Democratic Committee Election Headquarters in Willow Oak Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 45-foot, […]

Sanford D. Horn: Nation burns while Congress fiddles

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn A la Nero, fiddling while Rome burned, so, too, the nation burns as Congress fiddles while not in session. The Democratic-lead Congress said they will work on solving the current economic crisis after Election Day. This is clearly a partisan tactic in hopes the stock market continues spiraling toward hell, […]

Business and Politics: Bailout rescue passes House

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net And just like that, we had ourselves a bailout rescue. The House voted 263-171 today to pass a compromise $850 billion plan to buy up securities from Wall Street lenders to take pressure off the financial and credit markets, just four days after a vote on a similar legislative proposal […]

Videocast: Bush addresses bailout negotiations

Video from the Associated Press featuring President Bush talking about the stalled negotiations on a proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout. Length: 2:11 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C6DC3TGcQY]

A View from the Right: Not the right place, time for presidential protest

Column by Mike Hodge As you might know, I had the opportunity to cover President Bush’s visit to Monticello last week. And as you might know, the visit was marred by a string of interruptions from protestors who disrupted what was supposed to be a ceremony celebrating America’s newest citizens on our nation’s 232nd birthday.

Photocast: W., Code Pink and more at Monticello

Photos by Mike Hodge

The language of oversensitivity

Op-Ed by Sanford D. Horn Opinions Wanted! Click here to learn more Enough already! Every word, every thought, every nuanced phrase uttered, has been placed under a microscope to the point that if a candidate doesn’t answer quickly enough he or she isn’t smart enough, but if the same candidate answers too quickly, he or […]