Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made at his second inauguration.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, Jan. 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, that…
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, …
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 …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are the details on tonight's third debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. today. 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 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
Thursday, October 4, 2012
'Big Bird' gets a mention, 'sequestration' doesn't in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON — If the crowd at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington 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 rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but not the inspirational orator whose speeches draw thousands to arenas. Even Democrats were hard-pressed to call the night a win for Obama. Most settled on calling it a tie, or even gave the night to Romney. And while many Republicans and Democrats had similar thoughts on performance, they disagreed about whether it mattered. "Obama looked really calm and didn't get …
Did the first presidential debate help or hurt Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Tell us your thoughts.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney engaged in their first of three debates Wednesday night in Denver. While Wednesday's debate was on domestic issues, future meetings — Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Florida — will include both domestic and foreign policy questions. Tell us - were there any questions you would have liked asked at the Denver debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either candidate's campaign? Was there a clear winner? See also: A Contest of Gentlemen? Few Sparks in First Presidential Debate Live Chat Wednesday: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday evening, follow the Oct. 3 presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama here, or join Patch at Busboys and Poets in Arlington.
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is Wednesday. The debate airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. While you're watching the debate, grab your laptop and chat with Patch editors through Cover It Live right here. We'll be online and chatting from 8:30 p.m. through the end of the debate. Bookmark this page so you remember to stop by! In addition, several Patch editors will be at Busboys and Poets in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood for the debate. We'll be paying for some of your food and drinks during the event, giving away Patch items and taking your comments. Busboys and Poets is located in the Village at Shirlington across the street from Harris …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Vienna-Oakton delegate, other Democrats to stump for President across 2012 battleground state
Del. Mark Keam and U.S. Rep Gerry Connolly were appointed to the Obama re-electon campaign's 'Virginia Truth Team' this week, joining Rep. Jim Moran and a host of other Democrats to aid in spreading Obama's campaign message and responding to attacks from his opponents. After narrowly carrying Virginia in 2008, the Obama campaign expects a tough race this year, especially after Republicans took control of the General Assembly last year. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is also often mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. "President Obama’s record should speak for itself," Del. Scott Surovell (Fairfax) said in a press release. "[B]etween the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, preventing a complete collapse of the …