Editor: Romney is bad choice for Republicans and Democrats

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

If you’re a middle class Republican, you will NOT be immune to deep Romney/Ryan budget cuts, including education, to pay for tax cuts for the super-rich and your own children would be affected. And guess what? There will be more that will hurt your family but Romney/Ryan still don’t offer a clue about what else […]

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Former 5th district congressman didn’t say “never”

Monday, October 29, 2012

Former 5th district congressman didn't say

Tom Perriello, the former Democratic congressman from Virginia’s 5th district was swept into office in 2008 on a wave of anti-Bush era sentiments and defeated Franklin County’s Virgil Goode. In two short years Perriello lost reelection in the 2010 mid-term elections to Robert Hurt. He had some of the most memorable campaign ads in 2008 […]

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State election board votes for AG investigation into voter registration dumping

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Virginia state Senator Donald McEachin of Henrico wrote the attorney general asking him to investigate the discarding of eight completed registration forms. An arrest has been made. (See following the attorney general’s statement). Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli statement: “The State Board of Elections held a special meeting today and requested that my office look into the […]

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Governor McDonnell calls foul on Obama’s “horses and bayonets” zinger

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Governor McDonnell calls foul on Obama's

At Monday nights presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on foreign policy Romney criticized Obama for a depletion in Navy ships since the early 1900s. President Obama replied that it wasn’t 1900 anymore and “it’s not a game of Battleship.” He used the analogy that the modern day military doesn’t use “horses […]

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President Obama’s accomplishments praised at stop in Roanoke

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Obama's accomplishments praised at stop in Roanoke

The airplane pulled in at Landmark Aviation Monday morning shortly after Senator Rick Santorum spoke to supporters at the Roanoke County Republican Headquarters. The plane carried Michele Flournoy former Under Secretary of Defense, Richard Danzig former Secretary of Navy, Robert Gibbs former White House Press Secretary and senior advisor to Obama for America, former U.S. […]

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Senator Santorum chides president on his policies

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Senator Santorum chides president on his policies

Former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum stopped by the Roanoke Republican Headquarters on Ogden Road Monday. He told a group of 40 supporters that regulations are stifling the economy. “Regulations are not suggestions,” he said but it is the law. The interpretation of regulation especially environmental regulations has been rewritten at will according to Santorum. […]

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Cuccinelli’s hands tied until asked to investigate voter fraud

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cuccinelli's hands tied until asked to investigate voter fraud

Colin Small, 31, a resident of Pennsylvania was charged with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice. He was caught by a the owner of a store in Harrisonburg, Virginia, who became suspicious of the contents tossed into […]

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Bruce Springsteen comes to Charlottesville for Obama

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bruce Springsteen comes to Charlottesville for Obama

Charlottesville, Va. – Obama for America announced that it will be holding an event featuring Bruce Springsteen, local elected officials and volunteers on Tuesday, October 23. As part of the Obama campaign’s effort to turn out voters across the commonwealth, Springsteen will give a special appearance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville. Free tickets […]

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Anne Holton at “For the Women Vote 2012”

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Women and men, who care about women, packed a room at the Holiday Inn at Tanglewood today to hear Freeda Cathcart, former candidate for the House of Delegates, presentation on the progress women have made and the work that still needs to be done. Cathcart spoke about how women have become leaders in our society […]

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Democrats call for investigation as Republican consultant destroys registration forms

Friday, October 19, 2012

Richmond, VA – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran released the following statement today calling for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and state authorities to investigate whether the recent arrest of a Republican party consultant for destroying voter registration forms is part of a larger effort to limit Virginians’ access to the ballot.  “All Virginians should be […]

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Evans Spring plan still fuzzy on concepts

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evans Spring plan still fuzzy on concepts

The last leg of the Valley View Interchange has been holding up completion of the three-legged stool that opens up 100 acres of vacant land for development since 1999. There has been no on or off ramp to exit or enter Valley View Mall from I-581 North. VDOT is trailing its projected start date for […]

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Federal Reserve Bank President’s Economic Outlook

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank President’s Economic Outlook

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker at a luncheon sponsored by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Monday said that though the recession has bottomed, expansion has been disappointing. The real gross domestic product has grown at an average annual rate of 2.2 percent during the recovery while labor market conditions lagged. Four million […]

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