2024-05-25 1:55 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Nicholas F. Benton: Back to the Mountaintop

The delayed fulfillment of a dream interrupted by assassins’ bullets in 1968 was realized 40 years later with the resounding and epochal victory of President-elect Barack Obama this week.

Kaine Says Financial Meltdown Has ‘Reset Presidential Race’

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Democratic Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, in exclusive comments to the News-Press in Tysons Corner yesterday morning, said that the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, sell off of Merrill Lynch, near failure of AIG and the attendant stock market nosedive has triggered what he called a “reset” of the presidential campaign.

Editorial: The Next Two Months

Whatever folks are planning to do this Labor Day Weekend, it should be in the spirit of taking a deep breath while summoning energy for an incredible two-month sprint that will begin on Tuesday.

McAuliffe Touts Kaine for V-P in Fairfax Talk

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Former National Dem Chief Says Virginia is Key The former national chairman of the Democratic Party who ran Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign this year told 200 Democratic activists in Fairfax County Tuesday that Virginia Governor Tim Kaine would be his party’s best choice as Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate.

Anything But Straight: The Ugly Phase Begins

For a brief moment, it looked as if the GLBT community might escape gratuitous gay baiting in the 2008 presidential campaign. Unlike the past few election cycles where the strategy was to secure the base at all costs, McCain and Obama were vigorously vying for moderate and Independent swing voters.

Editorial: Why the Low Voter Turnout?

A member of the Falls Church City Council was shaking his head this week, downright puzzled at why the voter turnout for the Falls Church municipal election last month was so low.

Fairfax Dems Gear to Turn Virginia ‘Blue’ in November

Nationally, Democrats may not have decided who their presidential candidate is going to be yet, but that didn’t stop 500 party activists in Fairfax County from a rousing pep rally Sunday dedicated to turn Virginia “blue” this November.

Nicholas F. Benton: IRS Backs Off Probe Of Obama

Sen. Barack Obama’s religious denomination of choice, the progressive, 1.2-million-member United Church of Christ, announced yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service has backed away from its controversial scrutiny of the church body.