Govt/Politics

BZA rejects neighborhood appeal
Published on Nov 1st, 2006
1 comments No one could ever accuse Mark Haskins of not being persistent. At a October 26 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, the Little High Neighborhood Association prez was at it again, arguing that Region Ten'...
Law student and Allen staffers tussle at Omni
Published on Oct 31st, 2006
19 comments Things got physical this morning at a rally for Senator George Allen when first-year UVA law student Mike Stark and Allen staffers got into an altercation in the lobby of Charlottesville's Omni...
Webb to Allen camp: ‘go find a Third World dictator’
Published on Oct 30th, 2006
8 comments On October 27, Senator George Allen got the political world talking with a press release excerpting particularly graphic passages of the novels authored by his Democratic opponent Jim Webb. What...
Allen thrives, Webb dies in hypothetical Jamestown
Published on Oct 27th, 2006
9 comments In its exclusive interviews with Senator George Allen and his Democratic opponent Jim Webb, Style Weekly covered all the important issues: North Korea, education policy, the economy, and of course...
Fox to campaign for Webb
Published on Oct 26th, 2006
10 comments When actor and Parkinson's disease sufferer Michael J. Fox appeared in two powerful ads for stem cell research and Democratic Senate candidates who support it, the Hook wondered whether the actor...
Could Fox swing race for Webb?
Published on Oct 24th, 2006
2 comments Could a Hollywood actor win the Virginia senate race for Jim Webb? That's what some are wondering now that a pair of ads featuring actor and Parkinson's disease sufferer Michael J. Fox advocating...
Display represents lost lives
Published on Oct 20th, 2006
0 comments Today, in front of the Albemarle County Office building, 80 pairs of surplus combat boots with name tags were lined up like headstones along the sidewalk. The effect was no accident. They are meant...
Post: Senate race tied, slight lead for amendment
Published on Oct 17th, 2006
8 comments With only 21 days until Virginians go to the polls, the Washington Post says that, according to its poll data, the race between Senator George Allen (R) and his Democratic opponent, Jim Webb, is a...
“Mistaken belief” acquits Collins
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
7 comments Rich Collins' conviction for trespassing at Shopper's World during his unsuccessful run for Richmond last year has been overturned. Albemarle Circuit Judge Paul Peatross ruled October 10 that...
Sabato: “a tragedy for Democrats, and maybe the rest of us”
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
2 comments In a move that has set the political world reeling, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, long seen as a frontrunner for the '08 Democratic presidential nomination, announced at an 11am press...
Mark Warner won’t run in 2008
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
2 comments According to an online Washington Post dispatch, former Virginia governor Mark Warner, long seen as a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, will announce today that he will...
Allen regains big lead in Zogby poll
Published on Oct 5th, 2006
4 comments Following six weeks of verbal missteps and faux pas, Senator George Allen may have finally righted his ship, according to the latest Reuters/Zogby survey. That poll of likely voters shows Allen...
Macaca’s replacement blocked at CHO
Published on Oct 4th, 2006
8 comments Since Senator George Allen's "Macaca" scandal broke in late August, it has become common knowledge that political campaigns in high-profile races send "trackers" to follow the opposition with video...
Swiftboated? Allen roiled by racist allegations
Published on Sep 25th, 2006
0 comments There's more bad news for Senator George Allen, who's spent the last several weeks of his campaign first doing damage control for his "Macaca" incident and then adjusting to news that he's from a...
Gibson reveals early I’m-no-Jew Allen denial
Published on Sep 24th, 2006
4 comments Bob Gibson, the dean of political reporting at the Daily Progress, reveals today in his Sunday column another bizzare Jewish roots denial from Senator George Allen– this one from way back in...
Mark Warner gets down with the kids on Facebook.com
Published on Sep 20th, 2006
1 comments Former governor Mark Warner has been called a lot of names in his political career, but luddite isn't one of them. From founding what would become cell phone giant Nextel to being one of the first...
If it’s Sunday, it’s Allen and Webb
Published on Sep 15th, 2006
12 comments Political junkies across the Commonwealth and the nation will rise and shine at 9am this Sunday morning, when Senator George Allen and his Democratic opponent, former Navy Secretary Jim Webb square...
It’ll be cold day in… Monticello closes for Khatami
Published on Sep 8th, 2006
1 comments Monticello plans to close tomorrow morning for three hours, at the height of the weekend tourist rush, for a visit from former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami. "We do realize that visits of this...
Former Iranian president addresses UVA amid tight security
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
2 comments In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush said, "Iran aggressively pursues these weapons [of mass destruction] and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's...
Judge Wilkinson speaks out against gay marriage amendment
Published on Sep 5th, 2006
3 comments In a move uncharacteristic of both federal judges and appointees of Republican presidents, Charlottesville's own Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came out...