Tuesday, February 12, 2013
What did you think of the president speech and the Republican and tea party responses? Which goals do you support? Which ideas should be abandoned.
President Barack Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress tonight, followed by rebuttals from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on behalf of the Republican Party and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for the Tea Party caucus. What did you think? Was the president on point? Did he touch on issues important to you? Or omit any? What issues are most important to you? Did Rubio make more sense? Or Paul? What did you think of there being two conservative rebuttals? Did you listen to both? Share you thoughts in the comments below. Know the best ways to keep up with news on Ashburn Patch? Subscribe to the daily newsletter, or "like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch has your guide to all things inaugural: where to go, where not to go, how to get there, what to wear and more.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been called upon to help with crowd control duties the event next week.
Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Civil Disturbance Unit and command staff have been asked to provide security assistance during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama Jan. 21. The CD Unit – comprised of specially trained deputies trained to handle crowd control – and select members of the agency’s command staff will assist the Metropolitan Police Department along the parade route in Washington, DC. The cost associated with the mutual aid assistance is funded through a Federal reimbursement to the LCSO.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If you’re heading downtown from Loudoun to see the second swearing in of Barack Obama, consider leaving the driving to someone else.
Loudoun County Transit has scheduled commuter bus service between several locations in Loudoun and the West Falls Church Metro station for Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21, 2013. Get Metro's schedule for the big day here. Morning buses to the West Falls Church Metro Station – Orange Line – will begin departing as early as 4:10 a.m. Buses will return to Loudoun County at regular intervals between 3 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. LC Transit representatives will direct passengers to their appropriate buses at the Metro station. The 2013 Inauguration Day schedule includes service from the following park and ride lots: Rides on LC Transit buses will cost $2 with a SmarTrip card or $2.50 cash. Passengers boarding Metrorail must purchase fare cards or …
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, …
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 the University of Mary Washington. “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…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Reince Priebus goes on campaign office tour two weeks before Nov. 6 elections
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus dropped by candidate Mitt Romney’s Loudoun field offices Thursday to thank the volunteers and campaign staff, and to urge them to keep up the work. During his stop at the Leesburg office — where volunteers took a break from calling potential voters and donors — Priebus noted he got his start in politics running a phone bank in Kenosha, Wisc. Because of the experience he’s gained since, he knows to keep pushing to the finish line, even with the bump Romney experienced following the first of a trio of debates with President Barack Obama. “We’ve had a nice run, but tomorrow’s a new day. We need to win tomorrow, we need to win next week,” Priebus said, following up with a mantra both …
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 …
New poll out Friday puts Virginia votes in 'toss-up' status with Romney ahead of Obama 50 percent to 47 percent in Virginia.
Can Bruce Springsteen help President Obama win Virginia? The popular singer will perform in a free concert Tuesday in Charlottesville on the president's behalf. He did the same for the president last week in Ohio, considered another must-win state in the election. The fight for Virginia votes is getting more intense. With Election Day two weeks from Tuesday, Virginia is becoming one of the most important swing states in the presidential election, and the candidates are pulling out all the stops in trying to win the state on Nov. 6. Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Michelle Obama and the president have each made stops in Leesburg during the campaign. "I consider it one of the three crucial states," said Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of …
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 …