May 7, 2012 |
It is of course no coincidence that President Obama's first two campaign rallies were in Ohio and Virginia this past weekend. In Ohio, you have the quadrennial bellwether, one of the most fiercely contested states in recent presidential history, and one that has voted for the winning candidate in every election since 1964. And in Virginia, you have what could be the decisive state in 2012, one that had been a traditional Republican stronghold until Obama turned it blue in 2008.
October 24, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The son of a Virginia congressman resigned from his father's campaign Wednesday after an undercover video captured him discussing possible voter fraud. Patrick Moran, whose father is Democratic Rep. James P. Moran, was secretly recorded in a video posted by conservative activist James O'Keefe. In the video, Moran, who was working as his father's campaign field director, talks about using utility bills and other documents to evade Virginia's new voter ID laws.
June 10, 2011 |
Where: At Charlottesville, Va. Schedule: 10 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Television: ESPNU Saturday and Sunday, ESPNU or ESPN2 Monday. Records: Irvine 42-16, Virginia 52-9. Top players: Irvine — Brian Hernandez, 3B (.351, 31 RBI); Drew Hillman, OF (.336, 5 HR, 50 RBI); Jordan Fox, 1B (.335, 25 RBI); Matt Summers, P (11-2, 1.72); Matt Whitehouse, P (4-0, 2.14). Virginia — Danny Hultzen, P (11-3, 1.57, 148 SO); Will Roberts, P (11-1, 1.61)
November 2, 2010 |
Freshman Democrat Tom Perriello, who campaigned with President Obama in the final weekend of the campaign, has lost his bid for a second term representing Virginia's 5 t h Congressional District. Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt carried the Charlottesville-based seat. The district leans Republican ? John McCain carried it in 2008 ? but Perriello supported the Democratic majority on key legislation, including the healthcare overhaul and the economic stimulus. Obama singled Perriello out often for doing what was right, even though it wasn't politically popular.
May 18, 2012 |
The misbegotten "Virginia" wants to be many things: small-town satire, coming-of-age story, teen romance, portrait of an eccentric and damaged soul, with dabs of crime caper and road trip for good measure. Nothing adds up, though, in this directorial effort from screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"). Set among the hangdog hicks and arcade attractions of a fictional Southern beach town, the loosely autobiographical movie aims for roller-coaster passion but only flatlines. In a committed performance that can't overcome the material's shortcomings, Jennifer Connelly plays the title character, an unreliable bottle blond with a history of schizophrenia who's meant to have the poignancy of Blanche DuBois.
June 16, 2009 |
Virginia trumped another ace. The Cavaliers beat All-American Daniel Renken and Cal State Fullerton, 7-5, on Monday, extending their first appearance in the College World Series and eliminating the Titans. Two weeks ago, Virginia defeated San Diego State star and No. 1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg in the regionals. Virginia scored four times against Renken in the second inning, and he was finished in the sixth after giving up a season-high six runs.