Thursday, November 1, 2012
Reader asks fellow residents to vote for Fairfax County library bond on Nov. 6 ballot.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
To the Editor: Fairfax is a passionate community. We are passionate about our local businesses: nothing can compete with the number of local cupcakeries, or series of weekly farmers markets where we pick up our most prized possessions. We are passionate about our sports: our local high school rivalries fill stadiums weekly, and who can forget our love for the Redskins and the Nationals? And we are passionate about our education: thanks to public support, we have both one of premier public school systems and one of the premier library systems at our disposal here in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. But are we committed? We have reached a crossroads in the timeline of Fairfax where passion can only bring us so far, and we …
Friday, October 26, 2012
As voters weigh $25 million in bonds for library renovations on Nov. 6 ballots, two residents say there is "payback to all residents when these libraries are renovated."
Friday, October 26, 2012
To the Editor: There are a lot of choices we will make on November 6th, but there is one that will improve the quality of life for all Fairfax residents, and it is not subject to competing politicians or last minute veto. The authorization to issue $25 million of bonds to improve three public libraries and relocate one will result in changes that we can see, feel and enjoy. The John Marshall Community Library and Pohick and Tysons-Pimmitt Regional libraries will be renovated and brought up to current standards for modern libraries by upgrading building systems, computer access, and energy efficiency. In addition, quiet and group study areas will be added along with conference space. Improvements to building systems will save on energy …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tell us: In last meeting before the Nov. 6 election, which presidential candidate performed best in Monday's debate?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney met Monday night for their third and final debate this election season, this time coming to the same table to answer questions on national security, the war in Iraq and jobs overseas, among other topics. The candidates also sparred on military spending, with Romney making a case for an expanded Naval fleet in a plan to increase military spending. Obama, who says he's met with military leaders to develop a reduced budget for the country's armed forces, said Monday that Romney's hike is money "our military doesn't need," noting the country also has " fewer horses and bayonets." "We have these things called aircraft carriers and planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Presidential candidates met for a town-hall style debate at Hofstra University in New York.
President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sparred Tuesday night over immigration, the economy, energy production and foreign policy during the second of three Presidential debates before Election Day. The debate, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, went over the allotted 90-minutes and featured a number of sharp exchanges between the two candidates, who interrupted each other on more than one occasion. Virginia Voters React Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th) was impressed with Obama’s performance Tuesday night, saying the president was “back” after his more restrained performance during the Denver debate two weeks ago. “Candy Crowley's instant fact checking of Mitt Romney on President Obama's Rose Garden …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tell us: Did President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney perform better at Thursday's debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either campaign?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney met Tuesday night for their second debate this election season, this time in a "town hall" format that allowed citizens to ask questions on foreign policy, oil and jobs, among other topics. The debate, at Hofstra University in New York, was crucial for both candidates, who are less than a month out from the Nov. 6 election. The candidates' running mates debated last week in Kentucky. Many experts said Vice President Joe Biden came out ahead of Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the meeting. Some said Obama needed to be more aggressive after a performance in the first debate experts dubbed "passive" and "safe." Romney supporters said he needed to maintain the momentum he gained …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
President Barack Obama will talk economy, job growth Friday morning in Fairfax
President Barack Obama is making a stop Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax, where he will discuss the economy during a grassroots event in the university's Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The stop is the first of two for the president Friday. After the event at GMU, scheduled for 10:45 a.m., Obama will continue to Cleveland, Ohio, according to a media advisory. At both events, the president will talk with voters about the "two fundamentally different visions" — his own and that of Republican challenger Mitt Romney — "of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and restore middle-class economic security," the advisory says. Virginia and Ohio both allow early voting; the president is expected to encourage those attending…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race.
Are you concerned about the economy? What about sequestration or federal government cutbacks? Are you worried about the environment? Traffic in Northern Virginia? The cost of health care? Now is your chance to step up to the podium and get your questions answered. As we approach November's election, we will be asking U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine — former Virginia governors engaged in one of the closest Senate races in the country — to answer a Patch candidates' survey. The survey will be driven by questions from you. You can submit your questions in the comments section below this article, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 24. We'…