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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Alexandria's mayor says both he and Obama need to be re-elected to finish up their unfinished business. For Mayor Euille, that's affordable housing.
Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille told Patch that Election Day 2012 has been “busy but fun” with his goal to visit all city precincts twice on Tuesday. During his visits with voters in line and chatting near polling stations, Euille, a Democrat, said most of the questions were about the constitutional amendment addressing eminent domain. Democrats are advising against voting for the amendment, he said. Euille explained it as this: If a water company has to go in and dig a trench to replace a pipe that may affect a business for a few hours or half a day, that business would have the right under this new amendment to say “I lost $600 in revenues, and tell the city to reimburse them….We call that an unfunded mandate and that’s why the amendment …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Virginia is still too close to call as precinct results roll in.
Update 10:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 - With all Virginia precincts finally reporting, President Barack Obama received 1,868,191 votes from Virginia voters, according to final but unofficial data from the Virginia State Board of Elections. That's 50.57 percent of the vote. Gov. Mitt Romney received 1,767,692 votes, or 47.85 percent. The three third-party candidates on the ballot received a combined 1.42 percent of votes, and write-in candidates the remainder. The race was too close late Tuesday night, even hours after multiple national news outlets called the race nationally. ------------- Original post, Tuesday, Nov. 6 updated 2 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Moore stumped for the Obama campaign Saturday during a “Vote Now!” picnic in Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria and later in Arlington.
In a campaign speech for President Barack Obama Saturday, actress Julianne Moore — who said she grew up in the middle class — said she identifies with the 47 percent of Americans Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized for not paying income taxes. Obama "doesn’t perceive, as Mitt Romney does, that there are some members of our society — this 47 percent — who are victims who don’t pull their own weight, even though they pay sales tax, state tax, city tax, property tax, etc.,” Moore told a crowd of Obama supporters. “So, I was really personally incredibly insulted by those comments, especially that this 47 percent believe they’re entitled to health care. “Guess what? I’m one of those 47 percent because I believe we’re all …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Candidates discussed the Middle East, defense and more.
With Election Day fast approaching, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in the third and final Presidential Debate Monday night. The debate, hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., focused mainly on foreign policy, including conflicts in the Middle East, the civil war in Syria and the Sept. 11, 2012, killings of four American officials in Libya. Romney congratulated Obama for successfully killing Osama bin Laden, but ultimately questioned his policies on the Middle East, charging that the unrest in Egypt and Libya had created a “rising tide of chaos.” He said America needed an expansive plan to handle the situation. “We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” Romney said. “We’re going to have to put in place a very …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Here are details on Monday night's third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. The debate is at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. It will focus primarily on foreign policy and international relations. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. The second debate between the candidates was a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience on the economy, healthcare and more. Broadcasting and Streaming Live AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. All of the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday evening, follow the Oct. 3 presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama here, or join Patch at Busboys and Poets in Arlington.
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is Wednesday. The debate airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. While you're watching the debate, grab your laptop and chat with Patch editors through Cover It Live right here. We'll be online and chatting from 8:30 p.m. through the end of the debate. Bookmark this page so you remember to stop by! In addition, several Patch editors will be at Busboys and Poets in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood for the debate. We'll be paying for some of your food and drinks during the event, giving away Patch items and taking your comments. Busboys and Poets is located in the Village at Shirlington across the street from Harris …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Local entrepreneurs aren't interested in hearing rhetoric, they say.
Startup and small business owners inside the Beltway have a mixed bag of expectations ahead of the first 2012 presidential debate. The debate takes place Wednesday evening at the University of Denver. The debate will focus on domestic issues, and local small business owners say they'll be paying attention to whether the candidates are specific and detailed about their plans to get the economy moving and to what the candidates say about business rules and regulations. Primary Need: Encouraging Small Business Development "As a small business-owner, I want to get it right. I don't want to run afoul of government. So I'd love to know how, from the top, we can effect better, more positive change, urging regulatory reform to say here's how a …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The president spoke Friday before more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and area officials.
President Barack Obama seemed to strike all the right notes Friday at Washington-Lee High School when he delivered a speech designed to put pressure on Congress to keep student loan interest rates down. The president spoke before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 junior and senior high school students, parents, faculty and local elected officials. Nearly 94 percent of Washington-Lee students go on to some sort of higher education upon graduation. Obama spoke briefly about the economy in general before specifically talking about college affordability. On July 1, a student loan interest rate cut will expire — effectively doubling rates overnight — unless Congress acts, Obama said. He was answered with resounding "boos." "That's like a…