Govt/Politics

Boyd chosen new Supes’ chair
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
0 comments Albemarle County's Board of Supervisors has new chair, and it's Ken Boyd, the man who has been representing the Rivanna District since 2003. The move came today, County spokesperson Lee Catlin...
But it’s TJ’s Koran!
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
6 comments The latest in the flap over Representative Virgil Goode's controversial remarks about the Koran is that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has obtained a Koran owned by Thomas...
They’re live… on yer laptop
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
0 comments City Council comes alive... on your computer. Take Kevin Lynch (shown here) for instance. You can actually watch him debate the City housing policy and whether a penny of the property tax or 20...
Sabato: Gilmore “a long shot” for ‘08
Published on Dec 20th, 2006
4 comments With former governor Mark Warner bowing out in October and Senator George Allen losing his seat in November, it seemed as though the 2008 presidential election would come and go without a...
Sidarth selected Salon’s Person of the Year
Published on Dec 18th, 2006
3 comments Online magazine Salon has named the man Senator George Allen dubbed "macaca"– UVA fourth-year Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth– its Person of the Year for changing history with a camcorder and...
Supes gun for new law
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
1 comments Eight months after her death, the legacy of Carmen the cat may be determined at a work session tomorrow, December 13, as the Albemarle Board of Supervisors considers whether to amend the county gun...
Webb and Bush get testy in first meeting
Published on Nov 29th, 2006
9 comments If it's true that first impressions are the most lasting, then President George W. Bush and Senator-elect Jim Webb may not be the chummiest of statesmen in Washington for the next two years. The...
No indictments in Allen fracas– yet
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
3 comments Almost a month after borderline violent images from a Charlottesville campaign stop for Senator George Allen splashed across cable news and the Internet, city Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman...
Cantor could take #2 GOP slot in House
Published on Nov 15th, 2006
1 comments After suffering its worst losses in 12 years in this year's elections, the Republican party has been doing plenty of cleaning house, with Bob Gates nominated to replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary...
Colbertââ?¬â?¢s a fan of ââ?¬Å?Gail for Railââ?¬Â jingle
Published on Nov 15th, 2006
4 comments The election may be over, but the hits keep on coming in the Virginia senate race. On the November 14 episode of his Colbert Report, Comedy Central's fake conservative commentator Stephen Colbert...
Allen to concede defeat to Webb
Published on Nov 9th, 2006
3 comments One of the most improbable series of events in recent Virginia political history will come to its once unimaginable conclusion at 3pm when would-be presidential contender and Senator George Allen...
Sabato crowned king of the crystal ball
Published on Nov 8th, 2006
0 comments Election Night 2006 will go down in history as a big night for Democrats with their winning of a sizable majority in the House of Representatives and a potential one-seat majority in the Senate (...
Allen appears doomed by Richmond
Published on Nov 7th, 2006
2 comments With each passing update of statewide vote counts, Virginia localities turn in their tallies– most of them anyway. Richmond is holding its votes. Almost all Virginia counties have reported...
High turnout in Alb.; wacky date in Char.
Published on Nov 7th, 2006
1 comments The day has finally come. It's election day. With Allen and Webb remaining neck and neck until the bitter end, one will finally be named the victor. Virginians are turning out in droves to vote in...
'Gail for Rail' throws support to Webb
Published on Nov 6th, 2006
4 comments The #3 candidate in Virginia's madcap race for the U.S. Senate, the woman who has focused on light rail, appears to have steered her train into the camp of Democratic challenger James Webb....
Stark handcuffed at Allen rally
Published on Nov 4th, 2006
13 comments Today, blogger and UVA first year law student Mike Stark yet again confronted Senator George Allen at a campaign rally and yet again somebody hit the deck. Only this time, Stark was the one...
Sabato accuses Webb of plagiarism
Published on Nov 3rd, 2006
3 comments As chronicled in this week's cover story, UVA politics professor Larry Sabato told MSNBC's Chris Matthews in September that he knew Senator George Allen used "the n-word" when the two were...
Stark becomes a reporter
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
3 comments American politics, you gotta love it. Two days ago, some thought that UVA law student Mike Stark’s aggressive questioning of Senator George Allen inside the Omni Hotel, and the scuffle that followed...
Staunton confident in its ‘Omni’
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
0 comments The hotel/conference center on which hopes for a downtown resurgence have been hanging will cost Staunton taxpayers nearly $580,000 this year, but officials in the Queen City express optimism and...
Sabato predicts Webb win, Democratic Congress
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
1 comments With Election Day only a week away, UVA professor and political pundit Larry Sabato made his much-anticipated predictions for the midterm elections on his Crystal Ball website. Should things turn...