Upset Gives Dems a Clear Senate Edge Democratic upstart James Webb, coming out of obscurity with a penniless campaign last February, declared himself the victor in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday, knocking off incumbent Republican George Allen.
An analysis of the voting pattern Tuesday in Virginia suggests that the so-called “marriage amendment” on the ballot as Question 1 might have cost U.S. Senator George Allen the election. If true, it would mark an ironic twist, the backfiring of an effort Republicans hoped would spur a stronger turnout […]
As the News-Press went to press at 9:30 p.m. last night, the Associated Press and NBC declared James Webb the winner in Virginia and rumors abounded that incumbent Senator George Allen was about to concede.
Democratic contender James Webb is on the verge of one of the great political upsets in the history of Virginia. As we move to the election on Tuesday, polls continue to show him with a thin but perceptible lead over incumbent U.S. Senator George Allen in a race that has […]
For Virginia U.S. Senate Democratic challenger Jim Webb, wearing Army boots on the campaign trail is only one way he connects to his proud military background that included a stint as Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration.
Brief news items from the Greater Falls Church area for the week of October 26.
Important elections always provide voters with an opportunity to make a mark, not only on a ballot but on their own souls. Given the public’s sentiments expressed almost daily in national polls now about the debacle in Iraq and the overall direction of the country, there’s no reason to believe […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush may rue the day when he declared Iraq the “central front in the war on terrorism” after running out of all his other official rationales for the unprovoked invasion of that Persian Gulf country.
Five months ago, I protested in front of the Sudanese embassy to call for an end to the genocide in the Darfur region by the Sudanese government through its support for the Janjaweed militia. In the days that followed, a peace agreement was reached between one of the three rebel […]
Brief news items from the Greater Falls Church area for the week of 8/31.