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  • Details: Mitt Romney in Roanoke, VA Thurs Nov. 1 at 9:30 AM

    10/30/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From email
    Come meet our next President Governor Mitt Romney Thursday, November 1, 2012 Doors Open 7:30 AM | Event Begins 9:30 AM. Integrity Windows and Doors 4050 Integrity Drive in Roanoke, VA 24012. To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: www.mittromney.com/VA Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at Blacksburg Victory Office: 215 Draper Road, NW, Blacksburg, VA, 24060 Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Roanoke Victory Office: 2706 Ogden Road, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24018 For Questions, Contact TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items...
  • Virginia: Romney rallies in Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Richmond Thurs., November 1

    10/30/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 24 replies
    Romney website ^ | 10/30/12
    Go to the www.mittromney.com website to RSVP and print your ticket!
  • Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers

    10/29/2012 9:22:12 PM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 18 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Joe Newby
    In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers. The move, congressional aides suggested, is to force those individuals into Obamacare, Bill Gertz reported at the Washington Beacon.
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • Klu Klux Klan Memorial Sparks Lawsuit

    10/28/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A Virginia company filed a lawsuit after it was forced to stop its construction of a monument in Alabama honoring a noted Confederate general, who also was a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). The federal suit, filed by KTK Mining of Richmond, claims that the company received the necessary permits to do the work on the monument in Old Live Oak Cemetery honoring Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, The Selma Times-Journal reported. However, the city of Selma, Alabama, suspended the permits when the project drew protests. The KTK mining company claims it had not received notice prior to the...
  • Gallup: Obama Approval Tanking, Romney Leads by Five [Sandy Moves Romney to Ohio Then on to Wi.]

    10/28/2012 10:18:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 28, 2012 | Guy Benson
    October 28, 2012 Gallup: Obama Approval Tanking, Romney Leads by Five By Guy Benson 10/28/2012   Drip, drip, drip with nine days to go:   In the most precipitous decline it has seen in more than a year, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped 7 points in three days, according to Gallup. In the three-day period ending on Oct. 23, says Gallup, 53 percent said they approved of the job Obama was doing and 42 percent said they did not...On Oct. 26, it dropped yet again to 46 percent who said they approved and 49 percent who said...
  • Sandy remains a hurricane (~1), slowly leaving the Bahamas (death toll up to 41 in Caribbean)

    10/26/2012 7:44:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog - Wunderground.com ^ | 10/26/12 | Angela Fritz and Jeff Masters
    Reuters reports that the death toll from Sandy in the Caribbean is now up to 41 people as Hurricane Sandy continues its track toward the U.S. East Coast this afternoon, slowly leaving the Bahamas. States of Emergency have been declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. The hurricane is just barely still a Category 1 with surface winds of 75 mph and a minimum central pressure of 971 mb. Ocean buoys off the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas are recording sustained winds of around 45 mph this afternoon, with gusts steadily increasing and now up to 60...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Martinsville and the Tums Fast Relief 500 Oct. 28, 2012 - 1pm ET ESPN

    10/26/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 10/26/12
    4 to go. Martinsville is up!! Texas, Phoenix and Homestead will wrap it up in a nice pink bow for ya! See ya there!! Merry Pumpkin Chunkin'!!
  • U.S. Navy sends ships to sea ahead of "Frankenstorm"

    10/26/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    U.S. Navy sends ships to sea ahead of "Frankenstorm" By Phil Stewart | Reuters 41 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Friday ordered all ships in the Norfolk, Virginia, area - including the nuclear-powered USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier - out to sea beyond the reach of approaching Hurricane Sandy. It was just one of the storm precautions being announced by the Pentagon, which said around 61,000 members of the National Guard were ready to respond, if needed. Sandy, dubbed a "Frankenstorm" by one government forecaster, has begun merging with a polar air mass over...
  • Criminal probe opened over video showing Va. rep's son discussing vote scheme

    10/26/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    Local police in Arlington, Va., have opened a criminal investigation after a secretly recorded video showed the son of a Democratic congressman apparently advising someone who claimed to be looking for ways to commit voter fraud. In a brief statement, the Arlington County police department and attorney's office said they were "aware" of the video "allegedly depicting" Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, "assisting another to vote illegally." "The Arlington County Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation of this matter," the statement said. Patrick Moran has resigned from his father's campaign in the wake of the video....
  • Experts: Team Obama Should Root for Hurricane Sandy to Interrupt Election

    10/25/2012 10:40:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 78 replies
    US News ^ | Oct 25, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    It's been called "snowicane" and "worse than the perfect storm," and it could knock out power in the mid-Atlantic through Election Day. Hurricane Sandy hasn't even made it past the Bahamas yet, but Sandy, or any natural disaster around Election Day, could wreak extreme havoc on the election, experts say. [PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Threatens Caribbean] Political scientists have long studied the effects of rain and inclement weather on voter turnout and, not surprisingly, have found many people would rather stay at home than brave the weather. But more extreme storms or natural disasters that affect an entire state or region...
  • NIGHTLINE TAKES A RARE LOOK INSIDE THE NEW KKK

    10/26/2012 3:50:55 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 25, 2012 | Alyssa Bernstein
    A special edition of Nightline chronicles a resurgent Ku Klux Klan, with rare access inside Klan groups in both Mississippi and Virginia. Over four months, the Nightline team chronicled the reinvigorated white supremacist group, witnessed secretive cross burnings rituals and rallies, met the people beneath the trademark white hoods, and talked to them about their rituals and message of hate. Cynthia McFaddens exclusive report airs on NIGHTLINE on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 (11:35 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. A portion of McFaddens report will also air on WORLD NEWS (6:30 pm ET)
  • Virginia: Ann Romney & GOP Team in downtown McLean this Saturday morning, October 27!

    10/25/2012 7:28:48 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    Romney website ^ | 10/25/12
    9:00am rally; doors open at 7:30am McLean Central Park Please go to www.mittromney.com to register and print your ticket!
  • Fox News poll: Romney up by two points in Virginia (39% Dem, 34% GOP)

    10/25/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    The race for the White House has tightened in Virginia, where Mitt Romney is now preferred over Barack Obama by two percentage points -- 47-45 percent. Thats according to a Fox News poll of Virginia likely voters released Thursday. Romneys edge is within the polls margin of sampling error. The poll shows a nine-point shift in the margin and a four-point increase in support for Romney. A month ago, Obama topped Romney by seven points in this battleground state (50-43 percent). The president has also lost ground in the state on his job performance and favorable rating. In 2008, Obama...
  • Washington Post endorses Obama[BARF OR LAUGH ALERT?]

    10/25/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/25/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Washington Post has decided to back President Obama for reelection acknowledging the shortcomings of his first term: President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obamas first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. Mr. Romney, by contrast, has embraced his...
  • Election 2012: Virginia: Romney 50%, Obama 48% (Rasmussen)

    10/25/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney still earns 50% support in Virginia, but the presidential race remains a toss-up in the Old Dominion. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds Romney with 50% support to President Obamas 48%. Only one percent (1%) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Last week, Romney hit the 50% mark for the first time here, while Obama earned 47% of the vote. With the exception of last week, however,the candidates have been within two points or less of each other in every survey in Virginia since April. Virginia continues to be a...
  • Coal layoffs impact local business

    10/25/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    WOWK. tv ^ | Oct 25, 2012 | Alanna Autler
    One local diner might have to close its doors because of recent layoffs in the coal industry. ... "If business does not improve, we will be out of business by the end of the year." Cummings and her husband are the only people who cook, clean, serve, and work the cashier. One other person works part-time for the couple. They say they need to first see change within the presidential office in order to see change within their business, as their diner is highly dependent on the coal industry.
  • (Virginia) AG has voter fraud on radar in wake of video sting

    10/25/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Art Moore
    Federal, state probes possible after Democrat campaign boss caught Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is aware of the undercover video that captured Democratic Rep. Jim Morans campaign field director conspiring to commit voter fraud, but by law, he cannot act without a formal request from another entity, the AGs spokesman told WND. Cuccinelli, nevertheless, has voter fraud on his radar, agreeing Wednesday to accept another election case and calling for legislation that would give his office concurrent authority with local state attorneys to investigate and prosecute election law violations without awaiting a formal request from any other entity. As WND...
  • Poll: Obama leads in Virginia (PPP: Obama leads by five... in D+4 poll)

    10/25/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/12 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney in the critical battleground state of Virginia, according to a survey released Thursday from Public Policy Polling. Obama takes 51 percent support over Romney at 46. The survey was conducted on the Tuesday and Wednesday following Mondays third and final presidential debate. Obama led the same poll from last weekend, 49-47, over Romney. The poll could be an outlier according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Obama and Romney are tied at 48 in Virginia. Obama is buoyed in the poll by a wide gender gap. Women favored Obama 57-41 over Romney, while men...
  • Daily Swing State Tracking Poll Swing State Tracking: Romney 50%, Obama 46%

    10/25/2012 7:12:13 AM PDT · by tatown · 31 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/25 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 The full Swing State tracking update offers Rasmussen Reader subscribers a combined view of the results from 11 key states won by President Obama in 2008 and thought to be competitive in 2012. The states collectively hold 146 Electoral College votes and include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. If you do not already have a Rasmussen Reader account, subscribe now. Platinum Members have access to detailed demographic information. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 50% of the vote to Obamas 46%. Two percent (2%) like...