Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Virginia lawmakers, residents will be in attendance at President's 2013 State of the Union address at the Capitol.
Tuesday, February 12
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will offer local citizens more chances than ever to participate and find out more about issues they're most interested in. The White House will offer an "enhanced" viewing experience complete with charts, graphs and data. The address will begin at 9 p.m. ET and will be followed by the traditional Republican response, this year delivered by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. CNN will begin its coverage at 7 p.m. with political anchors and analysts including former Speaker Newt Gingrich, of McLean, who ran an unsuccessful campaign in the Republican presidential primary. C-SPAN coverage will begin with a live preview, one hour early, at 8 p.m., and will include interviews with members…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made at his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 Washington, DC Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Virginia joins Texas, other states in creating a petition to secede from the United States. At least two McLean residents have signed it.
In a move that seems to take the idea of red states and blue states one step further, residents unhappy with the results of the presidential election last week are signing petitions to secede from the union. As of Tuesday, more than 2,000 Virginians were behind a petition (created on Sunday) to secede, including at least two signatures from McLean. "Connor R." from McLean was the 2,243th signature on the petition. "John M." from McLean signed on Tuesday, too, as the 1,200th signature. You can see all the signatures on the White House Web site. If seceding from the union sounds like something that happened during the Civil War era, you're correct: Virginia seceded from the union April 17, 1861, after the Nov. 6, 1860 election of another …
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, …
McLean voters chose Obama and Kaine, too. Find out how your precinct voted.
At this point, you probably know which candidates won the election. McLean residents chose from the following candidates in Tuesday's election. Find out how your local precinct voted on all these issues in the following tables. President U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District U.S. House of Representatives - 10th District Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 1 - Eminent Domain Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - Special Session Start Date Fairfax County Parks and Park Facilities Bonds Issue Fairfax County Public Safety Bonds Issue Fairfax County Public Library Bonds Issue Fairfax County Storm Drainage Improvement Bonds Issue
Monday, November 5, 2012
In 2008, Barack Obama was the first Democrat to take Virginia since 1964. In 2012, the contest between the president and Republican hopeful is still too close to call.
President Barack Obama took Virginia in 2008, marking the first time the Commonwealth has gone blue since 1964. But it's too early to tell which way voters will go on Tuesday, or whether the changing demographics of Virginia and voter enthusiasm will have an effect on which candidate takes Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Virginia is one of just a few swing states in this year's presidential election. “The challenge for the Obama campaign is to try to rekindle the magic,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at Mary Washington University. “You had great excitement among African Americans, and young people especially, four years ago. The indication so far is that there’s some enthusiasm, but not comparable to four years …
Fairfax City residents cast about 900 less absentee ballots this year than in 2008.
While people across the country may be turning out in large numbers to vote early, absentee voting in Fairfax County is down slightly from the 2008 presidential election. As of Nov. 2, there were 666,612 active voters in Fairfax County, of 738,107 total registered county voters -- about 13.7 percent of Virginia’s 4.8 million active voters. Fairfax County had received 64,259 completed absentee ballots as of 3 p.m. Friday, which amounts to 9.6 percent of the county's active voters. Fairfax County residents cast 100,691 total absentee ballots in 2008, according to the Cook Report Absentee Ballot Tracker, which means that as of Oct. 30, absentee voting was down more than 14,000 ballots in Fairfax County from 2008. The Cook Report also shows …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Colin Powell, a McLean resident, endorsed President Obama during a television appearance on Thursday.
"I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012," Powell said.
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 …