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  • Election 2012: Virginia President R-50, O-47 (Rasmussen)

    10/20/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/19/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Friday, October 19, 2012 Mitt Romney has now hit the 50% mark in Virginia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters, taken two nights after the second presidential debate, shows Romney with 50% support to President Obama’s 47%. Two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Virginia, considered a critical state to both candidates’ political fortunes, remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. A week ago, Romney led 49% to 47% in Virginia. Prior to this survey, the candidates have been within two points or less of each other in...
  • 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...
  • 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 presidentÂ’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 isnÂ’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....
  • Man Questioned for Molotov Cocktail at Mall (Arlington, Va. Terrorist Attempt)

    10/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 39 replies
    ARLNow.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | ARL Now
    Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. [Now found and arrested.] The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured.
  • New Private Rocket Arrives at Virginia Launch Pad for Tests

    10/18/2012 1:24:12 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | 1OCT2012 | Space.com staff
    A private rocket NASA is counting on to make robotic cargo flights to the International Space Station achieved a key milestone today (Oct. 1), as its first stage rolled out to its Virginia launchpad for the first time. The first stage of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket arrived today at its pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), which is located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia. The move marks the beginning of on-pad preparations for a series of important trials with Antares that will take place over the next few months, Orbital officials said. The company aims to...
  • VA Health Commissioner resigns over abortion clinic basic safety rules

    10/19/2012 7:28:50 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    Virginia Health Commissioner Karen Remley resigned Thursday in protest of the state's strict new regulations for abortion clinics. Remley said the politicized fight over the regulations, which require abortion clinics to meet the same, tougher code standards as hospitals, made it impossible for her to continue as the state's top health official. Abortion rights supporters have portrayed the new regulations as an attempt to restrict access to legal abortion services. "Unfortunately, how specific sections of the Virginia Code pertaining to the development and enforcement of these regulations have been and continue to be interpreted has created an environment in which...
  • Updated: Police Looking for Man Who threw Molotov Cocktail in Mall

    10/18/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Snuph · 11 replies
    ARLnow.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Staff
    (Updated at 2:55 p.m.) Arlington County (Va.) Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured. Two to three additional bottles, which “smelled like gasoline,” were found in a bag by...
  • Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill (Updated)

    10/18/2012 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 18, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    UPDATE: See the images of Virginia teacher’s alleged assault on 10-year-old student during “Islamic hand sign” lesson. –An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.”Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation.“It’s still a criminal charge. It happened at...
  • ‘Coal mine’ stalls small Virginia airport runway’s takeoff (Obama's War on Coal = War on Airport)

    10/18/2012 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Debra McCown
    Officials from two Southwestern Virginia counties say a project vital to the area’s economic development has been held up for years because of a dispute with federal regulators over what is an airport and what is a coal mine. Local leaders say the three-year battle with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining over plans to extend the runway at Grundy Municipal Airport has cost taxpayers in this poverty-stricken corner of Appalachia millions of dollars in lost opportunities, and a list of regulatory hurdles remains before construction can even begin. “We were attempting to permit this project as an airport project,...
  • Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault: Girl’s Hand Cut in Forced ‘Islamic Hand Sign’ Drill

    10/18/2012 8:49:09 AM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jason Howerton
    An elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, Va. has been charged with simple assault after a parent claimed her daughter’s hand was cut open as a result of the teacher yanking her arm aggressively while trying to teach students an “Islamic hand sign.” Officer Leo Kosinski, a spokesman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told TheBlaze that Tara Harris was criminally charged with a misdemeanor on Oct. 11 and released on a summons. The case is currently under investigation. “It’s still a criminal charge. It happened at the school and it involved a student,” Kosinski said. The police department could not release...
  • Romney: ‘We live for something bigger than ourselves’

    10/17/2012 7:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Louden Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | Trevor Baratko
    As he plans to do with a white Palladian mansion in Washington, D.C. in January, Republican Mitt Romney took over Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Wednesday, telling a crowd estimated at 7,000 he’s the presidential candidate that will “get this country right again.” “Twenty days, we have 20 days,” Romney shouted as a chilly fall night fell . “We have 20 days. We need to take back America – it’s up to you guys in Virginia, you can make the difference. You’re going to make the difference. We’re taking back America, we’re going to remain the powerhouse of the Earth.”...
  • Summer heat brings back the stink bugs

    10/17/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2012 | Shivan Sarna
    Warm weather this year has contributed to a resurgence in the mid-Atlantic region’s brown marmorated stink bug population, with researchers estimating at least a 60 percent increase this year in insects that soon will be making their way indoors to escape cooling temperatures. Record summer heat that lasted through September favored the resurgence of stink bugs, which breed twice a year — in spring and summer. Michael Raupp, entomology professor at the University of Maryland, said the favorable conditions enabled the bugs to complete their second breeding cycle in “spectacular fashion,” meaning they are poised to invade homes and businesses...
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • Kimball Political Consulting Results for 10-12, 10-13 VA Poll (Romney 54%, Obama 43%)

    10/17/2012 12:02:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Methodology (Caller ID) All respondents interviewed in this study were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in the state of Virginia using a probability sampling method of landlines for a total sample of N=696 registered “likely” voters. The Margin of Error for the sample is +/- 3.7% with a confidence level of 95%. The survey was administered using an Automated Telephone Interviewing (ATI) system. The ATI system allows data to be entered directly into a computerized database through the numbers on interviewee’s phone, providing a highly reliable system of data collection. A random sample of registered voters...
  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231. The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis, bringing the total of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said.
  • Ryan adds Tuesday stop in Fredericksburg (and Lynchburg)

    10/14/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 14, 2012 | Andrew Cain
    GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has added a Fredericksburg stop to his Virginia campaign swing Tuesday, which starts with an event in Lynchburg. Ryan will attend a rally at Automated Conveyor Systems in Lynchburg at 11:35 a.m. He then will attend a Celebrate Virginia Live event in Fredericksburg at 6:35 p.m. Anyone who wishes to attend the Lynchburg event can pick up tickets at the Lynchburg campaign office, 3700 Candlers Mountain Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. The Fredericksburg event is at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. People who want to attend the Fredericksburg...
  • Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 15

    10/14/2012 3:45:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    WBUR/AP ^ | Oct 13, 2012
    -excerpt- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has now sickened 197 people in a 13 states.
  • 142nd Anniversary of Gen. Lee’s death

    10/12/2012 11:00:08 AM PDT · by BigReb555 · 229 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | October 12, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    America mourned the death of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Wednesday, October 12, 1870 and Friday, October 12th marks the 142nd anniversary of his death.
  • Election 2012: Virginia PresidentVirginia: Romney 49%, Obama 47% (The Old Dominion!!!!)

    10/12/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 12 October 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney now has a two-point lead in Virginia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters shows Romney with 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns 47% support. One percent (1%) likes another candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Oh my: Romney up 7 in new VA poll

    10/12/2012 8:34:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A new poll from McLaughlin & Associates, highlighted by BreitbartÂ’s Tony Lee, provides even more supporting evidence for Suffolk UniversityÂ’s conclusion that thereÂ’s not much chance of Barack Obama winning the state. Mitt Romney has taken a seven-point lead and grabbed a majority, 51/44, in the survey taken on Monday and Tuesday of 600 likely voters in the state. More importantly, Romney has a double-digit lead among independents (via Drudge Report): According to a McLaughlin & Associates poll that had an R+.02 sample, Romney leads Obama in Virginia 51%-44%. Among independents, Romney beats Obama by 11 points, 50%-39%. If these...
  • Virginia Poll: Romney Leads By 7 Romney 51% Obama 44%)

    10/12/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2012 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney has taken a commanding 7-point lead over President Barack Obama in another Virginia poll. According to a McLaughlin & Associates poll that had an R+.02 sample, Romney leads Obama in Virginia 51%-44%. Among independents, Romney beats Obama by 11 points, 50%-39%. If these numbers hold for Romney, Romney could be free to expand the electoral map and more aggressively make plays for states like Michigan and Pennsylvania that were considered "reaches" just two weeks ago. In addition, this poll, which has Romney leading by double-digits among independents and has a sample that is more reflective of what the...
  • Romney, Allen Take The Lead In VA

    10/11/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 97 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 10/11/12 | Riley
    Pollster John McLaughlin (not to be confused with the pundit) conducted a statewide poll of Virginia for George Allen's senate campaign this Mon. and Tue., surveying 600 likely voters.  Unlike media and university polls, McLaughlin works for clients and no candidate wants to hire someone who isn't accurate.  John is an ace pollster who I worked closely with for Steve Forbes in 1996, so I know that if he is going public with these numbers he is extremely confident in their accuracy as his entire reputation depends upon it. With that preface, drumroll please... Romney 51% - Obama 44% - Goode...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • Virginian Pilot claims $430 million isn't real money.

    10/11/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/11/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The rambling incoherence of the people who write editorials for the Virginian Pilot has broken through the bounds of time and space to finally arrive in a completely new universe. A universe where the $430 million government subsidy to PBS is actually nothing, nada, zero. A universe where NOT SPENDING $430 million that we don’t have will have NO EFFECT on the federal deficit! Don’t believe me? Allow me to quote two lines from this editorial that is so mind-blowingly stupid that reading it will make destroy your brain cells: "Public broadcasting has nothing to do with the federal deficit....
  • Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because ...

    10/09/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/9/12 | Allahpundit
    Original title: Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because Romney’s going to win them ------------------------ Via Gateway Pundit, I’ll give you the RCP averages tonight and leave you to judge. They’ve got Romney by three points in NC (although the latest poll has him up nine), Romney by less than a point in FL, and Obama by less than half a point in VA. See Guy Benson for more good news in various state polls. Ohio and Pennsylvania are getting tighter.
  • Guess who isn’t afraid of a little rain? Mitt Romney attends rally, shakes hands of vets in downpour

    10/08/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/8/12
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  • NRA launches new anti-Obama ad campaign in battleground states

    10/08/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the air with ads through election day November 6. The NRA ad suggests Obama is "attacking our Second Amendment rights" and says a vote against the Democrat...
  • Virginians to show gun permits as voter ID, no photo required

    10/08/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT · by open carry · 12 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Based on the chatter on gun blogs and Internet forums, it looks like a groundswell is underway in Virginia to borrow a page from Napoléon’s playbook and vote ‘to the sound of the guns.’ Thanks to a new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), all that it will take to vote in Virginia this year is a concealed handgun permit. This means no photo is required to vote . . .
  • LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy

    10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012
    Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.” The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East. “The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East...
  • University of Mary Washington finalizes their gun ban

    10/08/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 8, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Because professors, staff and students are precluded from protecting themselves on campus, Cho, a student at Virginia Tech himself, was able to simply walk on campus and go on a killing rampage with no worry that anyone would stop him.” - Holly Adams (mother of VA Tech Victim) -- IMAGE HERE -- Located in Fredericksburg Virginia and with campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren, the University of Mary Washington is undeniably part of Virginia’s strong commitment to excellent public colleges and universities. Unfortunately, UMW (which prides itself on being named after the mother of George Washington), has joined many of Virginia’s...
  • Romney Gets a Much-needed Boost in Florida and Virginia

    10/06/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    bernardgoldberg.com ^ | 10/6/200 | Arthur Louis
    No question about it: Mitt Romney struck gold with his commanding performance in Wednesday’s first presidential debate. The Rasmussen polling firm reported Friday the results of new polls in the crucial swing states of Florida and Virginia, and in each of them Romney got a boost. Romney now leads by 49 percent to 47 percent in Florida, while in the previous Florida poll, taken slightly more than three weeks earlier, it was Obama who led by 2 percentage points. In Virginia, Romney leads by one point, 49 to 48, while in the previous poll, also taken a bit more than...
  • Obama 348, Romney 190: UAH astrophysicist, who got it right twice before, predicts electoral results

    10/03/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 66 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | Tuesday, October 02, 2012 | Challen Stephens
    There is little suspense left in our presidential horse race, even in most of the so-called swing states, says astrophysicist and statistician Wes Colley. The way he measures the poll data and his deceptively simple median method, which have correctly predicted the last two presidential elections, show President Obama has locked up Ohio and Virginia and cemented a small, but stable lead in Florida. Bottom line: Obama is well on his way to re-election. "I think the operative word is disaster if you're a Republican," said Colley on Monday. "I think the operative word is confidence if you're a Democrat."...
  • HUGE, Ebullient 'Fire-Code' Crowd Cheer Romney and Ryan in Virginia

    10/05/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's definitely a fresh swagger in Mitt Romney's step after his pluperfect debate performance, but as the over-over-flow crowd that greeted he and his running mate in Fisherville VA will surely tell you, he's not the only one fired-up by that superb presentation of the conservative message at the University of Denver on Wednesday:  Trace Atkins warmed 'em up in Fisherville, and the NRA bestowed their endorsement upon the GOP presidential ticket... then the big boys hit the stage. And blogger/columnist Stacy McCain was on the scene first hand, once he fought his way on in, anyway: Last night’s...
  • Boing! (3 Swing State Polls: Romney up in Ohio, VA and FL)

    10/05/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    We Ask America ^ | 10/05/2012 | Staff
    Few disagree that Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate. Even fewer would argue against the notion that Romney sorely needed that performance to put his campaign back on track. With the national polling averages hovering around three percent in Barack Obama’s favor, Romney’s inability to gain traction was resulting in a pundit-driven drum beat of inevitability. Not so fast there, muchachos. Polling in key states has shown a widening gap, but in many states, the spreading numbers have been more meandering that directional. True, if it had continued that way the election could have gently slid into the point...
  • 4 Dead from Rare Meningitis, More Cases Expected

    10/04/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | October 04, 2012
    -excerpt- All received steroid injections, mostly for back pain, a fairly typical treatment.
  • Obama’s Promotion of Racial Hatred Exposed

    10/03/2012 1:34:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 3, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last night, on the eve of the first and perhaps most important debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, the Daily Caller released the first “October surprise” of the 2012 election in the form of an unedited 2007 video of Obama speaking at Hampton University. Dubbed by the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller as “Obama’s Other Race Speech,” the video promised to show the President describing America, in the Daily Caller’s words, “as a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America.” Indeed, the raw footage of Obama exposes odious racial hatred...
  • At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

    10/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT · by castowell · 67 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Mary Bruce and Jake Tapper
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election. Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way...
  • 2012 ELECTION VOTER GUIDES, SCORE CARDS AND VOTER INFORMATION (Great Source for candidate ratings)

    09/30/2012 10:17:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Faith and Freedom Coaliton ^ | October 1, 2012 | Staff
    Presidential Voter Guides include U.S. Senate races prepared by Faith and Freedom Coalition. Also Family Research Council Action's Voter Guide & Score Cards Are your like-minded friends, family, neighbors & co-workers really registered to vote? Quickly find out online - http://www.areyouregistered.org/ffc/ Faith and Freedom Coalition: 2012 Congressional Scorecards - http://ffcoalition.com/sites/default/files/2012-FFC-SCORE-CARD.pdf FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide - http://downloads.frcaction.org/EF/EF12F14.pdf FRC Action: 2012 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide (Spanish Language) - http://downloads.frcaction.org/EF/EF12I01.pdf FRC Action: 2012 Pro-Family Congressional Scorecards (and 5 previous Congresses, also searchable by Name, etc.) - http://www.frcaction.org/scorecard FRC Action Voter Tools - http://www.frcaction.org/votertools FRC Action: 2012 Political Party...
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Fishersville, VA on Thurs. Oct. 4 w/Trace Adkins

    10/01/2012 6:19:37 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    email from campaign
    You are invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republican Team Special Guest: Country Music Star Trace Adkins Thursday, Oct. 4 Doors open at 4 PM, Event begins at 6 PM Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA 22939 All attendees will go throught airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects,umberllas, liquids or signs will be allowed at the venue. Cameras are permitted. To RSVP and get your ticket, visit www.mittromney.com/states/virginia For questions, contact us at TeamVA@mitromney.com or 757.279.8253
  • FBI: Actor Ash Durrani threatened to kill flight passengers

    09/29/2012 2:45:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    EXAMINER.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | by Taylor Rios
    SNIPPET: "The FBI says that an actor threatened to kill flight passengers on a flight from Chicago Tuesday night. The plan was headed to Orange County and Arash "Ash" Durrani, 26, is going to appear in federal court Friday. Sources say that Ash Durrani was being unruly by pacing the aisles, demanding alcohol, harassing female passengers and threatening to kill people. According to the affidavit, the deranged model and actor yelled, "I'm from Afghanistan and I will murder all of you." This San Antonio Celebrity Examiner is just in shock. Did he say Afghanistan? Durrani was born in Alexandria, Virginia."
  • Campaign Mailer: Romney Vows to Fight the 'Epidemic' of Lyme Disease in Virginia

    09/28/2012 10:03:43 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 28, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Campaign Mailer: Romney Vows to Fight the 'Epidemic' of Lyme Disease in Virginia SEP 28, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK A WEEKLY STANDARD source living in Northern Virginia passes along photos of the first piece of mail the source has received from the Romney campaign. Instead of focusing on a big issue--say, Obamacare, the debt, or taxes--the mailer is about Lyme Disease: LYME DISEASE: A MASSIVE EPIDEMIC THREATENING VIRGINIA. ROMNEY AND RYAN WILL DO MORE TO FIGHT THE SPREAD OF LYME DISEASE. Here's the text for the rest of the mailer: It's a disease that begins from a small bug......
  • Woman steals wedding rings from Virginia veterans

    09/28/2012 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | September 26, 2012 | Marcos Chappell
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A nurses' assistant at a Virginia nursing home will go to prison for selling wedding rings that were stripped from the fingers of veterans under her care. 24-year-old Ashley Michelle Sweeney of Franklin County was sentenced to five years by a Roanoke court. Sweeney said she pawned four wedding bands taken from Virginia veterans in order to support her drug addiction. She was ordered never to work as a nurse or nurses' assistant again.
  • James Zogby: Arab American Voters 'Overwhelmingly' Support Obama

    09/27/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this year’s elections. Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community, and author of the book “Arab Voices: What...
  • County Governments Revolt Against Gov. Martin O'Malley

    09/26/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-25 | Matt Blumenfeld
    Throughout Maryland, county governments have begun to push back against the reckless fiscal policies of Governor Martin O’Malley. During Maryland’s first special session, this past summer, Marylanders saw their taxes once again increased and witnessed the state government passing the buck on teacher pension liabilities to the county governments. In addition, Gov. O’Malley has put into action a whole slew of new regulations on vehicles, rainwater run-off, and septic systems. With continuously diminishing authority over local government specific issues and even higher taxes, county officials are hoping to posture themselves in order to curb not only the authority of the...
  • Funeral set for 83-year-old woman shot and killed by Altavista police officer

    09/24/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    WDBJ ^ | September 21, 2012 | Tim Saunders
    The Altavista police officer who shot and killed an 83-year-old woman Wednesday night is now on administrative leave. We still don't know the officer's name, but reports say that person is a 10-year veteran of the police force. State police are still investigating. The shooting happened Wednesday night at a home on 10th Street in Altavista. Delma Towler was shot while attempting to walk to her sister's house. She was apparently trying to get away from what she thought was an intruder, trying to break into her house. Towler's funeral is 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Altavista Church of...
  • G.O.P. Rival Adopts Cuts in Defense as His Issue

    09/22/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 22nd, 2012 | Jonathan Weisman
    STAFFORD, Va. — Just outside the gates of the storied Quantico Marine Base, George Allen, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat from Virginia, sat down in the offices of a moving van company with more than a dozen defense contractors from his state last Monday to listen to them fret over government spending cuts. Scott Hirons’s small software firm will probably have to shrink to five employees from 15 by the end of October if nothing is done to head off automatic, across-the-board defense cuts, he said. The cuts will not begin until January, if ever, but the threat...
  • The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna

    08/12/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 12, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    An interesting glimpse at Paul Ryan’s wife, from the Washington Post: Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.Ryan, 43, like many of her 40-something peers, is a stay-at-home mother with an impressive resume. She prefers her husband’s hometown, Janesville, Wis., to Washington and remains out of the political limelight.But Janna Christine Little Ryan hails from Oklahoma, a state known for its Will Rogers’s common-sense ideals mixed with a smidgen of Wild West attitude.She grew up Madill, Okla., in the southern part of...
  • Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown

    09/22/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michael Bastasch
    Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO...
  • The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson

    09/22/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT · by Renfield · 103 replies
    SmithsonianMag.com ^ | 10-2012 | Henry Wiencek
    ...“One cannot question the genuineness of Jefferson’s liberal dreams,” writes historian David Brion Davis. “He was one of the first statesmen in any part of the world to advocate concrete measures for restricting and eradicating Negro slavery.” But in the 1790s, Davis continues, “the most remarkable thing about Jefferson’s stand on slavery is his immense silence.” And later, Davis finds, Jefferson’s emancipation efforts “virtually ceased.” Somewhere in a short span of years during the 1780s and into the early 1790s, a transformation came over Jefferson. The very existence of slavery in the era of the American Revolution presents a paradox,...
  • Mike Duncan: Undecided Voters Will Choose Romney Late in Campaign

    09/21/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Mike Duncan, chairman of the powerful super PAC American Crossroads, tells Newsmax.TV that undecided voters will make up their minds late in the campaign and elect Mitt Romney as the next president. He also says he is confident that Republicans will retain control of the House and are within “striking distance” of winning the Senate. (VIDEO AT LINK) Duncan served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009, and on the campaigns of five presidents. He is also the president and CEO of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. His political action committee American Crossroads, backed...