Monthly Archives: September 2012

Veterans of all Nations

One of the joys of my Senate avocation is the ability to meet people and learn about their unique life history. This evening, I had a number of community events in the Tysons/Vienna area.  One of them was a dinner … Continue reading

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Reaching the 47%

The allegation that “47% of Americans don’t pay Federal taxes” has entered the American political lexicon and will remain in it long after Election Day. Regardless of the accuracy of the comment, there is an element of truth in the following:  people … Continue reading

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Small Business Summit Tomorrow

The Virginia Small Business Partnership is having its annual small business summit at the Mason Inn tomorrow. I’ll be the keynote speaker.  The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Mason Inn.  I’m looking forward to speaking about the … Continue reading

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99 Problems but the Mitt Ain’t One

(H/T to Jay-Z) All my life, Virginia was a “red state,” which was never seriously competitive.  Even in 2004, Bush defeated Kerry by a solid 9-point margin. Now everything has changed. While polls are not results, it’s unmistakable that President … Continue reading

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4 Days in September: A Political Journey

The pace is quickening in Virginia.  The last few days have featured beautiful fall weather.  Temperature in mid-70′s.  Bright sun and blue sky. Everything is moving faster.  Here’s the schedule for this week … Thursday, Sept 13:  I’m in the Holy … Continue reading

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