Govt/Politics

He's baaaccck: WINA rehires Schilling
Published on Jan 21st, 2009
23 comments Rob Schilling's involuntary retirement from the airwaves didn't last long. Thanks to a listener-driven campaign, he's back after less than a month. FILE PHOTO A month after WINA pulled the plug on...
Flashback: Obama in Charlottesville
Published on Jan 19th, 2009
6 comments If you missed it when he came to town or if you just want to re-live it, take a look back at the Hook's coverage of then-Senator Barack Obama's visit to the Charlottesville Pavilion on October 30,...
Talk to him: Activist scoffs at racial tension plan
Published on Jan 16th, 2009
36 comments Eugene Williams keeps Charlottesville from complacency in racial matters. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Charlottesville's plan to address discrimination and racism has earned the ire of longtime civil...
New beginning: D.C. abuzz with Obama-thusiasm
Published on Jan 15th, 2009
3 comments Washington celebrates Obama's November victory. PHOTO BY SCOTT MONTREAL Jane Ranallo Goodman, who now manages internal communications for the Federal Aviation Administration, but who still maintains...
Warner crosses the aisle for Obama's AG nominee
Published on Jan 15th, 2009
7 comments Even though he officially retired last Tuesday, former Senator and present Hook cover boy John Warner (R) is still making headlines with his bipartisan streak. Today, he reached across the aisle to...
Watch the General Assembly live online
Published on Jan 14th, 2009
0 comments Look out C-SPAN! Your days of cornering the market on broadcasting live legislative action are over! With the start of the new General Assembly session today at noon, live streaming video and audio...
Obama hires Landmark's decorator
Published on Jan 14th, 2009
4 comments Last March, Halsey Minor announced the interior of his nine-story Landmark Hotel was to be designed by Michael Smith, the Los Angeles-based designer-to-the-stars who has also worked on the homes of...
UVA stops classes for Obama swear-in
Published on Jan 13th, 2009
33 comments In what may be an unprecedented action, University of Virginia classes will halt Tuesday between 11am and 2pm–- with free jumbotron viewing at the John Paul Jones Arena, according to a release.
Snap o' the day: Palestinian supporters turn out
Published on Jan 10th, 2009
15 comments PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE A larger-than-usual group of protesters gathered in front of the U.S. District Court and on the four corners at Ridge and Water streets at noon January 10 to protest U.S....
UVA's Miller Center presents a conversation with Pat Oliphant
Published on Jan 9th, 2009
0 comments Patrick Bruce “Pat” Oliphant, Australian, b. 1935 A Secretary of State (Condi), 2007 Monotype on archival paper 29 1/2 x 37 1/4 inches (plus frame) ©Pat Oliphant, courtesy of the Susan Conway...
Conversation with Patrick Oliphant, P. J. O'Rourke, and William Dunlap
Published on Jan 9th, 2009
0 comments Patrick Bruce “Pat” Oliphant, Australian, b. 1935 Hillary's Nightmare, 2007 (Hillary and Obama) Charcoal on canvas 72 x 18 inches (unframed) ©Pat Oliphant, courtesy of the Susan Conway Gallery,...
Perriello's victory makes Politico's Top-10 upset list
Published on Dec 29th, 2008
5 comments The leading political site found the victory of Perriello over Republican incumbent Virgil Goode quite list-worthy.
Miller Center tape reveals Nixon knew of Felt
Published on Dec 19th, 2008
3 comments The world didn't know that FBI associate director W. Mark Felt was the anonymous source known as "Deep Throat" for Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's coverage of the Watergate scandal until 2005...
Recount complete, Perriello officially defeats Goode
Published on Dec 17th, 2008
6 comments Rep.-elect Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will become the youngest congressman to represent the Fifth District since 1906. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES After a district-wide recount today, a three-judge panel...
NY Times ranks Virginia 11th most corrupt
Published on Dec 15th, 2008
5 comments After the Senate-seat-selling scandal of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) revived popular claims that the Land of Lincoln is the most corrupt state in the union, on Friday the New York Times took it...
County red ink hits $7.2 million
Published on Dec 4th, 2008
13 comments Just five months into its fiscal year, which began July 1, Albemarle County faces a $7.2 million deficit and will raise property taxes to compensate, according to the Daily Progress.
Fey earns year-end props from Time, Vanity Fair
Published on Dec 2nd, 2008
0 comments PHOTO BY LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS After a year in which she won three Emmys for writing, producing, and starring in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock and put the nation in stitches with her Saturday Night Live...
Perriello certified the winner, Goode wants a recount
Published on Nov 24th, 2008
9 comments Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount, left) and challenger Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) fought the closest Congressional race anywhere in Virginia. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIRGIL GOODE/BY JEN FARIELLO It's official...
Hemings book wins National Book Award
Published on Nov 20th, 2008
5 comments Last night in New York, New York University law professor Annette Gordon-Reed won the National Book Award for nonfiction for her groundbreaking study of Sally Hemings and three generations of her...
UVA Law alum Napolitano to head Homeland Security
Published on Nov 20th, 2008
1 comments PHOTO COURTESY UVA SCHOOL OF LAW It looks like President-elect Barack Obama will have at least one UVA connection in his cabinet. The Associated Press reports that Obama has chosen Arizona Gov....