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  • Trump may still be “Going Red” in bellwether counties

    06/18/2016 11:35:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 18,2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    A couple of weeks ago we got the first hint of what was going on in these locales from Axiom Strategies. Even as his national numbers were sinking, Trump was holding on pretty well in those counties. Now they’ve gone even deeper into this particular geographic analysis, and as Politico Reports, Hillary Clinton has a fight on her hands that she’s currently losing. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proved to be bellwethers in the past four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and...
  • Woman Handing Out Samples at Va. Costco Shot by Police After Acting Strangely

    05/29/2013 5:18:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 185 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 5/29/13 | Mila Mimica |
    A woman handing out pizza samples at a Virginia Costco was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Wednesday afternoon after she began acting strangely and came at the officers with a weapon, authorities said. A sheriff's deputy also was wounded in the leg, possibly by a ricochet. He is expected to recover. The melee began at about 3 p.m., when store employees noticed the woman acting oddly at the Costco in Sterling, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said. Witnesses said she seemed upset about the pizza she was handing out.
  • Seven of nation’s 10 most affluent counties are in Washington DC region

    09/20/2012 5:27:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2012 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik
    The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show. With a median household income surpassing $119,000, Loudoun County heads the list. Fairfax County, at nearly $106,000, is second. Both have held the same positions for several years running. More surprising, Arlington County leapfrogged from the fifth spot to third, with a median household income of almost $101,000, a $6,000 gain in one year. Four in 10 households in the county are single...
  • Loudoun County in hot seat on approving Metro’s Silver Line decision

    03/24/2012 10:15:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2012 | Fredrick Kunkle and Caitlin Gibson
    With the clock ticking on whether Northern Virginia’s two richest counties will go along with the next phase of extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport, all eyes are on Loudoun County’s recently elected, all-Republican Board of Supervisors. If the vote were held today, elected officials and business leaders in Fairfax and Loudoun counties say they would not be surprised if Loudoun’s board opted out of the second phase of a $2.7 billion project that would extend the new Silver Line from Reston. Citing uncertainty over future ridership and potential costs, at least two members of Loudoun’s nine-member board have indicated...
  • Man posing as Hillary Clinton robs Sterling bank at gunpoint

    12/29/2010 10:46:15 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 4+ views ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Crystal Owens
    A gun-wielding man wearing a Hillary Clinton mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said. The man walked into the Wachovia bank in Community Plaza about 9:14 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a firearm and demanded cash, according to Loudoun County sheriff’s office reports. The robber then fled the bank in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses described the robber as a 6-foot-tall black man. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red shirt underneath, according...
  • Ashburn, Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to $53 Million Bank Fraud

    04/29/2010 5:19:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 496+ views
    April 29, 2010 Note: The following text is a quote: Ashburn, Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to $53 Million Bank Fraud ALEXANDRIA, VA—Osama El-Atari, 31, of Ashburn, Va., pleaded guilty today to operating a fraud scheme that stole more than $53 million from banks throughout the United States. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office; and C. André...
  • House Immgrn Reform Bill jeopardizes Herndon/ICE partnership (LEOs to stop enforcing fed immgrn law)

    01/09/2010 2:48:55 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 503+ views
    Fairfax Times ^ | January 5, 2010 | Gregg MacDonald
    A recently introduced immigration reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives could potentially end a federal immigration program currently used by the Town of Herndon to empower its local officers to enforce federal immigration law. In March 2007, the Herndon Town Council voted to make Herndon the first incorporated town in America to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train and empower local officers to enforce federal immigration law under a program called 287(g). Prince William and Loudoun counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park also partner with ICE in the 287(g) program. But as of...
  • Two-Day Trial Challenges County's Policy on Euthanizing Pit Bulls

    05/06/2009 11:18:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 425+ views
    By all accounts, the 3-month-old pit bull puppy at Loudoun County's animal shelter was a happy, sociable and gentle dog. He didn't fit the breed's vicious image. The brown-and-white puppy jumped up on shelter employees' laps and loved to play. In evaluations, workers described him as "silly," "wiggly" and "very lovey." Unfortunately for him, he made a few key mistakes in two required behavioral assessments in July 2007. Most puppies would have survived the gaffes, several animal rescue groups allege. But this puppy -- he didn't have a name, only a county-issued identification number, 43063 -- was a pit bull...
  • Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack

    04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies · 1,892+ views
    LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March. Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney. Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression. He and three other...
  • Neighborhood Shaken by Bizarre Murder Mystery

    03/23/2009 1:59:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,927+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Mon, Mar 23, 2009
    Early Sunday morning, deputies found a man's body in a grassy area next to Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne. A woman was found in critical condition nearby. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office got a call at around 5 a.m. A witness had spotted a white van and people outside of it screaming and reported a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, they found the body of the man. He had suffered severe head trauma. The woman wasn't discovered until the sun started to rise. She was in a grassy area across the street, over a fence. "We found the blood on the...
  • Board Rescinds Direction on Immigration (Illegals Win One in Northern Virginia)

    01/12/2008 5:26:02 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 5 replies · 83+ views
    Loudoun Easterner ^ | 8 January 2008 | Martin Casey
    Board rescinds direction on immigration By Martin Casey, Loudoun Easterner editor Loudoun's new Board of Supervisors Thursday, Jan. 3 withdrew a direction to the county's lobbyist in Richmond made by the previous board regarding immigration matters. The previous board had included in its state legislative agenda a directive to seek authority for the county to deny building permits and business licenses to illegal immigrants and to businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The board had voted 7-2 on Dec. 4, with supervisors Jim Burton (Blue Ridge) and Sally Kurtz (Catoctin) voting "no." But the new board Thursday, now with a...
  • 2 Va. counties OK immigration crackdown ["We were all thinking there would be an amnesty"...]

    08/25/2007 2:30:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,956+ views
    2 Va. counties OK immigration crackdown By SARAH KARUSH, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 32 minutes ago Ines Olivia Martinez wonders if her family will be denied medical care. Even her mentally disabled 13-year-old son has been anxiously pointing out police cars amid fears of a local crackdown on illegal immigrants. Resolutions to deny a potentially wide range of public services to illegal immigrants have thrust two northern Virginia counties into the nation's immigration debate. The measures passed in July in Prince William and Loudoun counties join a flurry of recent efforts by local governments nationwide that believe the federal government...
  • "Before New Federal/Local Laws Kick-In, Local Businessmen Unite to Help Illegals"(TRANSLATION)

    08/19/2007 6:55:25 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 40 replies · 1,292+ views
    Washington Hispanic Newspaper (Translated to English) ^ | 17 August 2007 | Mitzi Macias (Translated to English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVELFILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Ante Nuevas Regulaciones Federales y Locales Empresarios se Unen Para Ayudar a Los Inmigrantes") Translated Text: ”By Mitzi Macias WASHINGTON HISPANICIn order to respond to the new anti-immigrant (sic: "anti- illegal alien") regulations on the local level in Virginia and federal level, a group of businessmen met to form a coalition through which he will plead for the rights and the contributions of the immigrants (sic: "illegal aliens"). Taking the first step, the coalition is an integration...
  • "Virginia: Immigrants (sic) Now a Target of County Supervisors" (Culpeper)

    08/08/2007 7:09:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 30 replies · 804+ views
    Univision (translated from Spanish to English) ^ | 8 August 2007 | Univision TV (Translated into English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Virginia: Inmigrantes Son Ahora Blanco de Junta del Condado") TEXT OF SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION Text of Article: ”8 August of 2007, 03:41pm ET CULPEPER, Virginia. (AP) – Even without a debate, in a meeting of the County Supervisors of Culpeper County in Virginia, they have unanimously declared a resolution making English the official language of the county. Also, the meeting held on Tuesday was whether to go along with other localities in Virginia to look to the...
  • VA-PW: Letters: Why can illegals bypass the rules?

    08/07/2007 12:27:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 646+ views
    Potomac News ^ | 2007-08-07 | Greg Cornell
    Immigration is in fact a major problem in our county, state and country. Until the laws are changed, we need to enforce and prosecute with the laws that are currently on the books. Ignoring the laws for immigration violations, whether it is the immigrants or their employers, is currently unfair to every American citizen that is expected to follow the law. At what point did we decide to pick and choose which laws we enforce. We continually encourage illegal immigration by not enforcing the laws once they get here. We've allowed our social services, schools and communities to be overrun...
  • Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism

    07/30/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT · by khnyny · 112 replies · 2,374+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2007 | Pamela Constable
    Latinos Unite to Turn Fear Into Activism Pr. William Policy on Illegal Immigrants Prompts Call for Boycott, Other Actions By Pamela Constable Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 28, 2007; A01 Latinos in Prince William County, angered and panicked by a county resolution to crack down on illegal immigrants, are swiftly banding together against what they see as an assault on their community. They vowed this week to block the resolution through a boycott, a petition drive and possibly a labor strike or lawsuit. At packed public meetings in three towns this week, organizers signed up volunteers, circulated petitions, set...
  • Victory for undocumented people (Washington D.C. Hispanic News Translation from Spanish to English)

    07/29/2007 8:45:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies · 844+ views
    <p>Title: "VICTORY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS"</p> <p>The decision of a US Federal Judge in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was considered a victory for the illegal aliens when he declared unconstitutional a municipal ordinance that was established to punish and to fine those who employ and those who house people who cannot demonstrate their legal presence in the United States.</p>
  • *"Hispanics No Longer Feel Welcome in Virginia w/Anti-Immigrant Measures" (TRANSLATION to ENGLISH)*

    07/18/2007 6:20:55 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1,930+ views
    Univision/EFE (translated from Spanish to English) ^ | 18 July 2007 | Univision TV/EFE (Translated into English for FR)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCESUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / US LOCAL RESPONSEFILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCHTRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH)Original Title: "Hispanics No Longer Feel Welcome in Virginia Due To Anti-Immigrant Measures" (Original Spanish: "Hispanos no se sienten bienvenidos en Virginia por medidas anti-inmigrantes") Text: "July 18, 2007 04:45pm ET by Reporter Isabel Conde "Washington, 18 July (EFE). - Because of the passage in the County of Loudoun (Virginia) of measures to prohibit to the undocumented immigrants to have access to county services, just like occured a week ago in the Prince William County also in Virginia, this causes the Hispanic community to not feel...
  • Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman

    12/14/2006 9:48:52 AM PST · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 11 replies · 445+ views
    Office of Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio | 12/14/2006 | Office of Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2006 Contact: Eugene Delgaudio Loudoun County, Virginia to honor Milton Friedman The Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday, December 19 honor the life and works of free-market economist Milton Friedman by naming his birthday, all subsequent anniversaries, as “Milton Friedman Day” in the county. “Loudoun County owes its success to the global economy that Friedman helped create,” said Sterling District Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, sponsor of the resolution. “Without Friedman’s lifelong advocacy of greater individual freedom we would never know the quality of life we enjoy in both Loudoun County and United States.”...
  • Turnout in the richest and fastest growing county

    11/07/2006 2:18:23 PM PST · by RightSideRedux · 6 replies · 1,310+ views
    Legacy Law Foundation ^ | 11/7/06 | Justin @ RSR
    Hugh turnout in Loudoun county (turnout in 2004 was 70%). Loudoun is outside of D.C. just beyond the "blue" suburbs. MORE INFO at...