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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: 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 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 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 - ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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 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 ^ | 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...
  • Senate takeover prospects brighten for GOP

    10/25/2012 7:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Washington Post: In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, there are now at least eight critical contests in which polling shows essentially a dead heat, encouraging Republicans' hopes that they may yet snag the chamber, which very recently seemed beyond their reach.Some of the GOP boost is coming from the top of the ticket in the form of Mitt Romney, whose recent surge in the polls seems to be helping Republican candidates across the country.Democrats still have an edge in their effort to keep control of the Senate, and they may have been helped Tuesday when Republican...
  • VA: Rep. Morans son resigns, but corruption rolls on (Republican opponent claims momentum!)

    10/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Watchdog-Virginia Bureau ^ | 10-24-2012 | Kenric Ward
    October 24, 2012 VA: Rep. Moran’s son resigns, but corruption rolls on By Kenric Ward | Virginia BureauARLINGTON – Despite a colorful past – and a new video that triggered his son’s resignation from the campaign on Wednesday – U.S. Rep. Jim Moran appears to be cruising to a 12th term in Congress.GOING FOR 12 IN ’12: Jim Moran is seeking a 12th term in Congress. The Northern Virginia Democrat, ensconced in a heavily Democratic district, is squaring off for a second round against Republican challenger Patrick Murray. Moran beat Murray by 24 percentage points in 2010, when turnout...
  • Son of Dem Congressman Jim Moran resigns from campaign after voter fraud video surfaces

    10/24/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/12 | Sean Higgins
    For a safe Democratic seat, Virginias Eighth Congressional District is creating an awful lot of turmoil. Incumbent congressman Jim Morans son, Pat, was forced to resign his position as campaign field director after after a video by right-wing provocateur James OKeefe showed him helping to commit voter fraud by advising an undercover reporter how to forge the names of voters. Heres Examiner Virginia reporter Steve Contornos report: In the video, Patrick Moran is approached by a man claiming to have the names of 100 Virginia residents who are registered to vote but unlikely to do so. The man, who is...
  • Virginia Early Voting Tallies Show Trouble for Obama (Cook Political Report data)

    10/24/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 76 replies
    Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report | 10/24/12 | TonyInOhio
    This is techinically a vanity post, but newsworthy, all the same. Dave Wasserman is one of the head number crunchers at Cook Political Report, and he has been tweeting results from Virigina's early voting period. The numbers look good for Romney and very, very bad for Obama. Here are a several of his tweets with the raw data:VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Up 18.8% in the 86 localities McCain won in '08, but up ONLY 4.4% in the 48 Obama won:, early vote up 9.4% across the board in VA vs this point in '08, but this 14% disparity very troubling...
  • Red-handed! Video snags Dem boss plotting vote fraud

    10/24/2012 12:01:03 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 14 replies
    WND & Youtube ^ | October 24, 2012 | Art Moore The son of Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. who serves as the field director for his fathers campaign has been caught on video advising an undercover reporter how to fraudulently cast ballots in the name of registered voters by forging utility bills and relying on the assistance of Democrat lawyers. James OKeefes Project Veritas, known for its hidden-camera probe of the controversial national community organizing group tied to Obama, ACORN, carried out the investigation and provided the video exclusively to WND. Jim Moran, 67, a controversial figure in Congress, has been criticized for his collaboration with Islamic leaders...
  • Poor mouthing 'senior' in anti-[George] Allen ad is Democratic trial lawyer

    10/24/2012 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24 ,2012
    An elderly man in a widely seen Democratic TV ad who assails Virginia Senate candidate George Allen for backing partial privatization of Social Security, possibly threatening his fixed income, is a prominent Democratic trial lawyer known for defending former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke in his legal tussles with flamboyant former wife Suzanne Cooke. In the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad blanketing Virginia, Edwin Williams is portrayed as a home-bound retiree on fixed income. "I count on Social Security and and I don't want Washington politicians like George Allen privatizing it," says the still active lawyer. The ad does not...
  • Rep. Jim Morans Son: "Forge" Utility Bills to Commit Voter Fraud

    10/24/2012 11:40:49 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 18 replies
    Project Veritas has released a new investigation that exposes Representative Jim Morans Field Director, Patrick Moran, conspiring to commit election fraud. When approached by an undercover investigator for advice on how to steal the votes of more than 100 people, Moran advised falsifying documents to satisfy Virginias new voter ID law. He said, Bank statement obviously would be tough, but they can fake a utility bill with ease. Moran went on to clarify that, Youd have to forge it...

    10/24/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/24/2012 | John Hayward
    A new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas shows Pat Moran, son of longtime incumbent congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and field director for his father’s re-election campaign, instructing a supporter in how to use fraudulent documents to cast a hundred illegal votes: Note that Project Veritas prominently includes the unedited raw footage of this encounter, to counter the usual whines about false editing. There’s not much question about what happens here. An undercover operative posing as a very enthusiastic supporter says he’s got a hundred names of people who probably aren’t going to vote, and he wants to...
  • D Congressman Moran's son discusses voter fraud methods on Undercover Video

    10/24/2012 11:29:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    James O'Keefe has struck again. O'Keefe is the guy who broke the big ACORN scandal with his undercover video reporting. Now, he's out with a video that may land a Congressman's son in trouble for voter fraud. Watch below as Patrick Moran, the son of Virginia Congressman Jim Moran(and the Field Director for his father's campaign), is caught on tape talking to an undercover reporter about how to allegedly cast ballots deceitfully for registered voters.
  • President Obama booed during Clemson game

    10/24/2012 10:20:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    WYFF ^ | 10/24/12 | Staff
    The president of Clemson University is chastising those who booed President Barack Obama during the colleges Military Appreciation Day at last weekend's game. During the universitys annual event that was held this year during the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game on Saturday, a ceremony was held to induct ROTC cadets into the military. The ceremony was disrupted by booing from some fans in the stands. In an email with the subject line, Dear Clemson Family: Focus on Positive Dialogue and a Civil Discourse, Clemson University president James Barker addressed the behavior at the football game.
  • ProjectVeritas: Jim Moran's (D-Va.) Field Director Conspires to Commit Voter Fraud, Forge Docs

    10/24/2012 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Ironfocus · 6 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/24/12 | Project Veritas
    Project Veritas and James O'Keefe strikes again. Video of Jim Moran (D-VA) campaign field director (and his son) conspiring to commit voter fraud.
  • Defunct or Lying Low? Once Powerful Soros-Backed Project Goes Mysteriously Silent

    10/24/2012 6:48:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    blaze ^ | May 1, 2012 | Becket Adams
    The Secretary of State Project, the once influential group backed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, has either gone into hiding or informally disbanded. What happened? Did the group just disappear? Well, before we investigate the groups possible demise, perhaps a quick history lesson is in order. ... In most states the secretary of state is the chief elections officer, so putting left-wingers in the often-overlooked but critically important office allows these political radicals to manipulate the electoral process, writes Matthew Vadum for the American Spectator. This is what liberals call election protection, he adds. Add billionaire donor George Soros and...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 23, 2012

    10/23/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 23,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You
  • Virginia: Prince William County Victory Rally w/ Mitt & the GOP Team, Haymarket

    10/23/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    Romney website ^ | 10/23/2012
    Youre Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Sunday, October 28, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM *The first 500 attendees will receive Romney -- Ryan Footballs! Battlefield High School 15000 Graduation Drive Haymarket, VA 20169 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For questions, contact us at: | (757) 279-8253
  • Team Obama: N.C. gone. Is Virginia next? (Obama to pull out of Virginia?)

    10/23/2012 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10-23 | Paul Bedard
    Facing a Mitt Romney surge in North Carolina polls, Team Obama is poised to pull back forces in the state that hosted the Democratic National Convention and Democratic advisors suggest that Virginia may be next to fall. While Obama aides on the ground in both states reject suggestions the campaign has given up to devote more resources to Iowa, Ohio and Florida, those close to the Obama campaign say it's getting to be time to cut bait.
  • Mitt Romney in Virginia Beach,VA Sunday Oct. 28, 8:15pm

    10/23/2012 12:56:58 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    From an email
    Youre Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Sunday, October 28, 2012 Doors Open 6:15 PM | Event Begins 8:15 PM Farm Bureau Live Amphitheater 3550 Cellar Door Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456 To RSVP for a ticket, visit All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday Oct. 25, 6:30 PM

    10/23/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    From an email
    Youre invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 4:30 PM | Event Begins 6:30 PM Crutchfield Corporation 1 Crutchfield Park in Charlottesville, VA 22911 To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Charlottesville Victory Office: 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901 For questions, contact us at: | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • Obama to visit Richmond, VA Thursday Oct. 25

    10/23/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    Road Closures, Detours Ahead Of Obamas Visit Thursday Richmond, VABeginning Wednesday, several streets with be closed in the Carillon and Byrd Park neighborhoods, in preparation for President Obama's visit to the area on Thursday. Starting Wednesday, special parking regulation will go into effect on Rugby Road. Towing will begin at 6:00 AM Thursday in the immediate area of the Carillon Park. Police will be restricting traffic flow all day Thursday. Although officers may need to stop traffic at various times during the day, it is not expected to cause significant delays or backups. There will be no parking at the...
  • Mitt Romney in Richmond,VA Sunday Oct. 28

    10/23/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Romney To Campaign At University Of Richmond Sunday Richmond, VARepublican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Virginia this weekend, and is scheduled to make a stop at the University of Richmond on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney in Richmond" will be held on Sunday, October 28 at the Robins Center at the University of Richmond (28 Westhampton Way Richmond, VA 23173). Doors open at 2:15, and the event begins at 4:15. Tickets are free, but required for entry. To RSVP for a ticket, visit To pick up free tickets in person, visit the following...
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Bristol, VA this Thurs. Oct. 25 at Noon

    10/23/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From an email
    Youre invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM Universal Fibers 14401 Industrial Park Road in Bristol, VA 24202 For questions, contact us at: | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • In Virginia and Iowa, The Electorate is Shifting Right (Dems 'Firewall' Imploding... IOWA +1 R)

    10/22/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/22/2012 TheWashingtonPost | Jennifer Rubin
    The Romney camp and GOP operatives on the ground in key swing states think the wind is at their back. A senior Republican told me Sunday night that Mitt Romney is up by two to three points in Virginia, which President Obama won by nearly seven points in 2008. Two recent polls have Romney tied or up one point in Iowa, while two others have Obama up eight and three points. Private Republican polling has Romney up by one point. Republican operatives, who see swing-state voters, by definition, as representative of the country as a whole. In the GOPs view,...
  • TRENDING: 'Horses and bayonets' shows Obama's debate strategy

    10/22/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would choose to slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships by using the phrase "horses and bayonets." President Barack Obama's quip - meant to make the point that modern warfare doesn't require the type of equipment it did in the past - appeared part of a larger strategy of casting his opponent as stuck in a time warp on important issues. And Republicans, seeing an opening, are making sure shipbuilders just down the road from President Barack Obama's Virginia prep...
  • [February 23, 1988] Navy Chief Quits, Assailing Carlucci Over Budget Cuts

    10/22/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by DYngbld · 9 replies
    New York Times Published: February 23, 1988 ^ | February 23, 1988 | JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr.,
    Navy Secretary James H. Webb Jr. resigned today, sharply criticizing Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci's plan to cut the Navy's fleet and his approach to managing the Pentagon. His abrupt departure, which took Pentagon officials by surprise, was the most visible sign to date of turmoil within the military hierarchy over next year's budget, which keeps military spending virtually flat, at $299.5 billion, and reduces the size of the armed forces. Administration officials said President Reagan planned to appoint William L. Ball 3d, his assistant for legislative affairs, to succeed Mr. Webb. Mr. Webb's resignation is effective upon the President's...
  • Chris Christies epic takedown of President Obama in Virginia

    10/22/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-21-2012 | Charlie Spiering
    If you dont think you can change Washington from inside the White House, then lets give you the plane ticket back to Chicago you have earned. Christie said. I mean that is a scary thing for the President of the United States to say, isnt it?
  • Obama Ad You Won't See on TV

    10/21/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2012
    "It begins with us."
  • There is a war on coal (Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown)

    10/21/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Neil W. McCabe ^ | 10/19/2012
    Seen here first, this ad, produced by the advocacy group Checks and Balances for Economic Growth, was funded with what a spokesperson called a significant statewide buy in Ohio. The ad calls out incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for his claim that there was no War on Coal. Brown made this statement during an Oct. 15 debate with his GOP challenger Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
  • Norfolk Southern lays off 200, cites coal traffic decrease

    10/20/2012 5:18:22 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies ^ | October 20, 2012 | The Associated Press
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va.-Norfolk Southern Corp. says it has laid off about 200 workers in the railroad's divisions based in Bluefield and Roanoke. Robin Chapman of Norfolk Southern tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that decreased coal traffic led to the furloughs. Chapman said the company has offered affected employees jobs at seven other areas in the Norfolk Southern system: Chicago, Elkhart, Ind., Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio, and Conway, Altoona and Harrisburg, Pa. Chapman said accepting one of those placements would require "permanent relocation."
  • EDITORIAL: The Districts latest scamera swindle

    10/20/2012 5:14:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | The Washington Times
    The D.C. Council is poised to lower the cost of speed camera tickets from a maximum of $250 to just $50. The plan unveiled on Tuesday is meant to create the impression that the District has seen the light and has finally decided to go easier on motorists. Considering the source of the latest plan, thats hardly likely. The District and the for-profit vendor in charge of the robotic cameras dish out more tickets in a year than the city has residents. This has created a pile of loot so lofty that its only a matter of time before it...
  • Millennials less enthusiastic about Obama this election

    10/20/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 20, 2012 | Randy Ludlow
    The cheering midst of a rally featuring President Barack Obama and a largely college-age crowd of 15,000 on the Oval at Ohio State University would not seem a likely place to encounter those not in the president’s corner. Yet, the first five students approached at random by a Dispatch reporter on Oct. 9 turned out to support Republican Mitt Romney and his aspirations of replacing Obama in the White House. The must-vote adoration and enthusiasm for Obama isn’t what it once was among 18- to 29-year-old Millennials in central Ohio, a must-win area in a must-win state for presidential hopefuls....
  • Utica shale, below the Marcellus, contains large gas, oil reserves, study shows

    10/20/2012 2:34:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica shale got a piece of good news Friday when the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the rock formation in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states holds enormous reserves of natural gas and oil. Releasing its first estimate of the Utica, the USGS calculated the shale formation holds about 38 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, 940 million barrels of oil and 9 million barrels of natural gas liquids like ethane and propane. The Utica lies beneath the Marcellus shale...