Monday, January 21, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – as Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 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, …
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
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped in Fairfax for a last-minute rally at the Patriot Center.
Mitt Romney neared the end of his presidential campaign with a spirited rally in Fairfax Monday afternoon — part of a final push to gather precious Northern Virginia votes on the eve of a hotly contested election. Thousands lined up outside the Patriot Center at George Mason University to show their support for the Republican presidential hopeful, who pitched a message central to his campaign: that the economy is broken and he is the one who can fix it. While both campaigns have showered enormous amounts of money and resources to persuade undecided Virginia voters over the past few months, Monday's rally was in large part a bid to retain enthusiasm among local supporters and ensure their appearance at the polls Tuesday. "Now let's make …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Former GOP presidential nominee spoke at American Legion Post 177.
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) campaigned for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax. McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, compared his former opponent, President Barack Obama, to President Jimmy Carter, a one-term Democrat who occupied the White House from 1977-1981. "We need a new commander in chief," McCain said. "What happens in Northern Virginia is going to determine, probably, the outcome of this race." McCain spent the day campaigning for Romney and after his Fairfax stop, stumped for Romney at the American Legion Post in Woodbridge. The majority of McCain's comments were about national decurity issues including the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi…
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 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The President spoke to 9,000 supporters in Virginia 18 days before Election Day.
President Barack Obama spoke to an inspired crowd about his economic plans and women’s rights during a rally at George Mason University Friday morning. An estimated 9,000 people gathered on the field at the GMU athletic complex after waiting for hours in a line that snaked across the university’s campus. James Thottam, a former healthcare IT worker who attended the rally with his family, waited in line for two hours. He said he was impressed with the President’s remarks. “It was good,” he said. “It was actually nice, factual information. Little snippets of what the issues are, whether it’s healthcare, or the economy.” Of all the issues Obama touched on Friday, Thottam said healthcare was most important to him personally. “There’s a …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Election Day is Nov. 6 and some Virginia voters still are undecided on whether they'll vote for Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, a third-party candidate or no one.
When pollster Peter Hart gathered a group of undecided voters together in Northern Virginia last month, computer technician A.J. Morning of Springfield said he thinks the country is "mired in a bowl of stupid," BusinessWeek reported. His comment summed up the mood of the "undecideds" in the room who had these things to say about President Obama and contender Republican former Gov. Mitt Romney: Polls show a tight race in Virginia. According to the latest Marist Poll, released Thursday, among registered voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot, Romney has the support of 48 percent to 47 percent for Obama. One percent is behind another candidate, and 4 percent …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friends of missing teen don't believe he just walked away, police release sketch of fondling suspect and President Obama visits GMU.
President Obama Visits Fairfax Just days after facing off in the first presidential primetime debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney, Pres. Obama swung through Fairfax. He made a campaign stop at George Mason University, where he talked about health care, women's issue and more. Patch covered it live. Missed it? Go here. Kingstowne Democrats, Others Gather to Watch Debate If the Lee District Democrats crowd at King Street Blues in Kingstowne 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 …
Friday, October 5, 2012
He spoke at the Patriot Center for the Arts on Friday morning.
President Barack Obama spoke Friday to a packed house at George Mason University's Patriot Center for the Art. Obama spoke for about 20 minutes and focused on women's rights and health reform. For Patch's story on Obama's GMU campaign appearance, click here. Take any photos at the event? Add them to this gallery by clicking on the upload button above! See also: Obama Talks Women's Rights, Health Reform at Mason PatchChat Live: Obama Campaigns Friday at GMU What the Friday Obama Event Means for Traffic