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Letter: Not Voting Has Own Message

Henry M. Covert ("Why Not Compulsory Voting?", Sept. 19) argues, "Just as licenses are required to drive on public and private roadways residents should be required to vote or face a fine."

Letter: BRAC Lack Of Impact

Last week, Michael Lee Pope wrote an interesting article on “The BRAC Five”, a small group of local politicians who apparently initially supported the construction of the controversial BRAC-133 facility at Mark Center. In his article, Pope focused on the possibility that the BRAC situation could be used against those incumbents come November. While bringing out the BRAC controversy may elicit cheers from debate audiences, its true effectiveness on the political battlefield has yet to be seen in our area.

Editorial: Vote Now

How to Register, Vote, Vote Early.

Changes in Virginia's voter identification rules are causing confusion in many quarters, and some voters might be tempted to stay home rather than deal with a difficult situation. Slow down, there are alternatives, including a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter.

Vote Now

How to Register, Vote, Vote Early.

Changes in Virginia's voter identification rules are causing confusion in many quarters, and some voters might be tempted to stay home rather than deal with a difficult situation. Slow down, there are alternatives, including a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter.

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Romney Addresses Fairfax Crowd

Presidential candidate draws almost 3,000 at Van Dyck Park.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared in Fairfax, Thursday, Sept. 13, bringing almost 3,000 supporters out to Van Dyck Park. Attendees packed the streets surrounding the park all morning, and stayed in line even if they weren’t able to get in throughout Romney’s speech.

Letter: Democracy Means Voting

We are now entering the final weeks of political campaigns for local offices that provide truly historic opportunities for Alexandrians.

Letter: ‘Found Wanting’

Although I am a strong supporter of President Obama, I had the idea that Mitt Romney was the best of the Republican candidates and capable of being the President if elected.

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Trio of Challengers on the Ballot to Challenge Moran This November

Republican, Independent Green and independent offer a variety of options for voters.

A trio of challengers will oppose longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) this November, although the Northern Virginia district is solidly blue and not considered competitive.

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Ryan Gets a Warm Welcome

GOP Victory Rally with VP candidate Paul Ryan fills West Springfield HS Auditorium.

“I’m here because I’m tired of looking for my career. I hope this ticket and these people can make a difference and give us job opportunities.” That’s why Jay H. from Herndon says he drove all the way to attend the GOP Victory Rally at West Springfield High School on Friday, Aug. 17, featuring VP candidate Paul Ryan on his campaign swing through Virginia. A 2011 graduate from a local college with a degree in business, Jay says he has been looking for “something more than a job in retail” since then.

BBQ, Republican-Style

George Allen talks jobs, energy and education at Braddock district fundraiser.

U.S. Senate candidate George Allen was energetic as he shook hands, posed for photos and made small talk with Republican supporters Saturday at Supervisor John Cook’s 3rd annual Big Braddock BBQ for volunteers at Burke Lake Park.

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‘I Like the Kind Of Man He Is’

Residents flock to Centreville High to hear President Obama speak.

They came, they waited and, more than three hours later, they entered Centreville High’s gym. Hundreds and hundreds of people from the local community, as well as from Loudoun and Prince William counties, stood in humid, 96-degree heat Saturday afternoon, July 15, to see President Barack Obama in person and hear him speak at a grassroots campaign rally.

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Inaction May Cause Federal Officials to Create Health-Care Exchange for Virginia

January 2013 is the deadline for the commonwealth to create authority for exchange.

Virginia is suffering from deadline fever, although Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling for a second opinion.

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‘I Like the Kind of Man He Is’

Residents flock to Centreville High to hear president Obama speak.

They came, they waited and, more than three hours later, they entered Centreville High’s gym. Hundreds and hundreds of people from the local community, as well as from Loudoun and Prince William counties, stood in humid, 96-degree heat Saturday afternoon, July 15, to see President Barack Obama in person and hear him speak at a grassroots campaign rally.

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Voters to Determine Republican and Democratic Candidates for House and Senate

Low turnout expected in June 12 primary.

Election officials are expecting an extremely low turnout for the June 12 primary, ranging from 3 percent in Arlington to 15 percent in Alexandria.

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First-time Candidate Versus Longtime Congressman

Former Navy pilot hopes to defeat Moran with charges of conflict of interest.

Former Navy pilot Bruce Shuttleworth’s campaign to oust U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) in the Democratic primary is fashioned as an indictment, a campaign in which the issues are framed as an attack on the incumbent.