- 2:29 pm Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
From Farmville, Virginia –
The center of the American political universe is focused on this small college town a few hours drive southwest of Washington, D.C., as Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia meet here on the campus of Longwood University.
If you knew that Longwood was here – you get extra bonus points, as this small town – population of just over 8,000 in the last census – is not exactly a big focal point, even in the state of Virginia.
Main Street in Farmville is a blizzard of activity on this debate day, as local [More]
- 9:52 am Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
On the road in Richmond, Virginia –
As we wait for tonight’s debate between the Democratic and Republican Party candidates for Vice President, it’s a good time to take another snapshot of the 2016 race for the White House, with just five weeks to go until Election Day.
1. Debates do matter. Eight days ago, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had their first debate face off at Hofstra University in New York. Trump repeatedly proclaimed victory, but the polling in recent days shows something different, as there was most definitely a bump for Clinton. The unknown is whether [More]
- 8:59 pm Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
From Farmville, Virginia –
Overshadowed by the occupants of the top spot on their respective party tickets, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia will meet here at a small college in the Old Dominion on Tuesday night, seeing if they can give their campaign a boost for November.
“It’s change versus the status quo,” said Pence about the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as Trump’s running mate made clear he is ready to use the VP debate to go after both Clinton and Kaine.
“While I expect we’re going to be talking about the visions and [More]
- 11:46 am Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
Vowing to do away with political correctness in the military, Donald Trump promised to increase military spending as he denounced the efforts of the Obama Administration against the Islamic State, arguing that Hillary Clinton would just represent more of the same, if elected.
Trump started his event in Herndon, Virginia by pledging a full review of U.S. cyber security efforts in government are stepped up to another level.
“Hillary Clinton’s only experience in cyber security involves her criminal scheme to violate federal law,” as Trump mocked her use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.
“It’s just one [More]
- 3:08 am Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Jamie Dupree
For the first time since 1864, the U.S. Supreme Court starts its new term with an unfilled spot on the bench, over seven months after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, as that vacancy continues for some to hang over the work of the Court like a dark cloud.
“Things operate much better when the Court has its full complement of Justices,” said Thomas Goldstein, who says it’s clear why an even number of eight on the bench does not work.
“We did have six Justices a couple hundred years ago, and then we decided that was a really stupid [More]