Tag: presidential election

Presidential candidates weigh in on agricultural issues

Both major-party presidential nominees have answered some of U.S. farmers’ burning questions related to policies affecting agriculture.

Smith Center exhibit shows elections past were sometimes not like elections today

The U.S. is in the prolonged throes of a contentious presidential election. It may be messy, but it’s all part of how we’ve always picked our leader.

P. Diddy as the rational voter

Back in 2004, rapper P. Diddy started an organization called Citizen Change and launched a campaign called Vote or Die. Diddy and the campaign were subsequently mocked in some circles, notably the popular TV show South Park.

When do we start looking ahead to 2016?

The 2016 presidential election is two years away. Hard to believe, ain’t it? I mean, didn’t we just have one of them presidential elections?

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

The City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle Offices of Voter Registration plans an event to register voters in time for the 2014 midterm elections.

September 10

Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)

Seventeen voter duplicates in 2012 presidential election confirmed

At the end of May, the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) and Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) turned over a file to each of the State Boards of Elections containing both Virginia and Maryland data of people that appeared to be registered in both states.

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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.

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Randy Forbes: The next best thing

Real growth happens when we deal with the now and do what we need to do instead of waiting or hoping for the next best thing.

Analysis: What happens to Mark Warner in 2016?

Assuming a Mark Warner re-election in November, and it seems safe to assume that, with the Democrat up 25 points in the most recent poll, from Roanoke College, on Republican rival Ed Gillespie, what happens from here on out for Virginia’s senior United States senator?

Group finds more than 43K dual voter registrations in Maryland, Virginia

Election Integrity Maryland (EIM), one of the Mid–Atlantic’s leading election watchdog organizations, in partnership with The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), has discovered at least 43,983 voters registered in both Maryland and Virginia.

Chris Graham: The Top Five Presidential “Gaffes” That Groupon Passed On

A Groupon Presidents’ Day press release touting a special taking $10 off all $40 local deals purchased through Groupon in honor of President Alexander Hamilton may have been an intentional gaffe aimed at creating a viral buzz.

Cold Fusion: Yogi Berra Edition

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, catchers of all time. He appeared in eighteen All Star Games, won thirteen World Series as a player or coach, and was American League Most Valuable Player three times. What Yogi is most often remembered for these days are some of his unusual quotes which are a delightful combination of truth, wisdom, and ignorance. None of them were ever mean spirited to one particular person; however, Yogi did say “all pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

David Reynolds: Romney’s Lexington Campaign

The campaign was short. About two hours on a chilled fall morning with the fog rolling in – along with a small army of VIPs and the press. The army was not led by a Civil War general named Hunter, for the barracks across the Virginia Military Institute’s Parade Grounds were left intact. It was led by a very civil civilian who is advocating for more generals, strange as that may sound. His reasoning: “The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” Those words came from VMI alum, General George C. Marshall. (Disclosure: All outside speakers at VMI must refer to Gen. Marshall.)

Romney on foreign policy: ‘Hope is not a strategy’

Mitt Romney looks at the world today and sees it as a more dangerous place than it was four years ago. That was the theme of a foreign-policy speech delivered by the Republican presidential nominee at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington on Monday.

Report: Outside groups spend $37 million in political TV buys in Virginia

Outside political groups have bought $37 million worth of airtime in Virginia’s top four TV markets, with half of the money spent by groups that keep their donors a secret, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project.

David Reynolds: The Virginia Plan

How have you been enjoying the 2012 presidential campaign so far? Just as I thought. Here’s more bad news: there are 13 months months left in the campaign. One suggestion: cancel 2012. Tell the Republicans to go ahead and hand four more years to the president. This should be easy. The GOP is very good […]