Thursday, October 25, 2012
Patrick Moran, son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, resigned from father's reelection campaign Wednesday. Police began a criminal investigation of Patrick Moran on Thursday.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Following the release of a video this week that shows Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran's son, Patrick, apparently talking about ways to skirt voter identification laws, the Arlington County Police Department has opened a criminal investigation into the matter. "Every component is under investigation right now," police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. "It's very early." The video, released by conservative activist James O'Keefe — whose methods and productions have been called into question in the past — shows the younger Moran responding to requests for advice on how the unidentified cameraman can "vote for" 100 inactive voters. Patrick Moran, after suggesting the person's energy would be better used in more traditional — …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Patrick Moran said he resigned in an email Wednesday.
Patrick Moran, son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has resigned from his father's reelection campaign. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in an email. The resignation follows the release of a near 27-minute video filmed in various locations in Arlington's Courthouse community in which the younger Moran apparently talks with someone posing as a supporter about skirting new voter identification laws. The video was released by conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose work has been discredited in the past. In it, the videographer continuously prompts the younger Moran for advice on how best to "vote for" 100 names of inactive voters from Northern Virginia to Richmond. Moran, …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
'Big Bird' gets a mention, 'sequestration' doesn't in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON — If the crowd at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington was any indication, Northern Virginia Democrats wanted President Barack Obama to go on the attack Wednesday night during the first presidential debate. What they got instead was a relatively calm commander-in-chief, one who took the occasional shot at his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but not the inspirational orator whose speeches draw thousands to arenas. Even Democrats were hard-pressed to call the night a win for Obama. Most settled on calling it a tie, or even gave the night to Romney. And while many Republicans and Democrats had similar thoughts on performance, they disagreed about whether it mattered. "Obama looked really calm and didn't get …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Virginia governor delivers prime time address Tuesday night.
The "American dream" is at stake in the November presidential election, said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. "I don't have to tell any of you: this is a tough economy. We all have friends, family and neighbors who've lost their jobs and homes," McDonnell (R) said. "Worse, they've lost their hope. And their lost hope is why we need a big change this November. This election is about restoring the American dream." Like many of the convention speeches Tuesday, McDonnell's address criticized a remark made by President Barack Obama (D) during a July campaign stop in Roanoke that Republicans say suggested business owners did not build their success on their own. "We need a …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Taxes, growing economy, government contracting on the minds of U.S. Senate candidates at Technology Town Hall.
U.S. Senate hopefuls Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) discussed taxes, growing and keeping talent, government contracting and cybersecurity at a technology town hall sponsored by the Northern Virginia Technology Council at Microsoft's Reston offices on Thursday. The forum was the first joint appearance by the candidates since Allen won the Republican primary earlier this month. Kaine outlined his impact as governor of Virginia (2006-10), attracting new businesses to the state during the deepest recession in 70 years. He is running on a platform of keeping and attracting talent (by investing in education, offering more opportunities for veterans), investing in infrastructure (Rail to Dulles shows "we can build things again") and being …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Good Morning, Search 1940 Census by Name. You can now search the 1940 Virginia census by the name of your family and relatives. Guide to Virginia Primary. Both the Republican and Democratic parties hold primaries June 12. Look to the Skies. Extremely rare celestial event tonight: The Transit of Venus.
Republican primary election set for U.S. Senate candidates and 11th Congressional District; Democratic primary election scheduled for 8th Congressional District Democratic candidates.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A week from today Virginia voters will head to the polls for the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, June 12. Across Northern Virginia, voters will decide among candidates for the U.S. Senate as well as for the 8th and 11th congressional districts. If your polling place is holding both a Republican primary and a Democratic primary, you can only vote in one primary. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Congressional Boundaries Have Shifted Congressional district boundaries in Virginia have shifted because of population changes noted in the 2010 census. The 8th District now includes the McLean area. The 10th district no longer represents areas north of Warrenton to Front Royal, but added some areas around Oakton and Burke. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate answered questions in appearance at AOL's Dulles office.
U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Kaine said the federal government should chip in for the Silver Line Phase 2 — but that the commonwealth also needs to pay a bigger share than the $150 million it has promised to ensure it gets built as scheduled. "What we are seeing in Washington is an anti-investment mentality," Kaine (D) told a group at AOL's Dulles headquarters Thursday. He said he worked with the Bush and Obama administrations to get $900 million for the first phase and the next phase has centered on who pays for it. "I believe it is a project of federal significance because it links Dulles with the most important capital city in the world," he said. "But when it comes to the state being a meaningful participant, Virginia has fallen short too. …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The candidate for U.S. Senate and former Virginia governor answer questions in Dulles at AOL today. Democrat Tim Kaine will visit AOL May 17.
George Allen, a Republican candidate for the open Virginia U.S. Senate seat, will appear at the AOL Dulles campus today at 1:30 p.m. to speak with AOL employees and other guests. Patch will be covering the forum and inviting a few readers from each Patch to attend in person. If you'd like to attend the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and telephone number. What Would You Like to Ask George Allen? Tell Us in the Comments! Patch editors will be questioning Allen at the event, and we'd like to know what we should ask. George Allen is a former Virginia governor and former U.S. senator. What are the most important issues to you in the election? What would you like to ask George Allen? Tim Kaine, former …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Government needs to embrace spirit of innovation in order for America to regain its place in the world economy, Republican presidential candidate says.
America was founded on the spirit of innovation, but if it does not recapture some of that thinking, its economic power may be a thing of the past. That was the main message of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as he spoke to nearly 1,000 people at the Hyatt Regency Reston on Friday. The breakfast session was sponsored by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Consumer Electronics Association as part of NVTC's Presidential Series. "Where did America's culture of prosperity come from?" former Massachusetts Gov. Romney asked. "The first settlers left lives that they were comfortable with to make a better life. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence said our rights don't come from government, but from God and…