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2008-10-10 03:00:24

By Jerry Kilgore This year's presidential candidates, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, could not offer two more definitive visions for the people of Western Virginia. Obama thinks the only solution for the people of this region is to tax us more because government knows how to help us best and shame us for our traditional way of life. When Obama comes to town, he pretends to be one of us and to understand the challenges our region faces, but in California, Obama claims that the bitter...

2008-09-16 03:00:25

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, passed over for vice president but still a prospect for a college presidency, says there's no way he won't complete the remaining 16 months of his term. "I want to make a Shermanesque statement," Kaine said in a telephone interview, alluding to the Union general who declared in 1884 that he would not be considered as a Republican candidate for president. Kaine, a Democrat, said yesterday that he will finish his four- year term, and will not consider...

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Michael Owens, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Aug. 2--BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- Among the topics missing from Gov. Tim Kaine's public conversation list is speculation of being tapped as Barack Obama's running mate. With family in tow, Kaine ducked queries of possible vice presidential aspirations Friday evening by claiming a political time-out for "family night." He has avoided the topic with reporters since landing high on Obama's candidate list. Kaine trekked to the Southwest...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 1--To the home-state crowd, he's coy about the vice presidency. But to a national audience, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is showing a little leg. On his monthly phone-in show yesterday on radio station WRVA (1140 AM) and the Virginia News Network, Kaine ducked a caller's question on whether he's qualified to be vice president. However, during a television interview with PBS' Charlie Rose that aired locally at midnight Wednesday, Kaine...

2008-07-30 03:00:40

By Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 30--RICHMOND -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine was mum Tuesday as word spread across the nation that Democrat Barack Obama may be on the verge of asking him to run for vice president. "I'm just not going to talk about my conversations with the campaign," he said in an interview during his monthly appearance on WTOP radio in Washington. On his way out, he was swarmed by reporters on the sidewalk. "I have not sought it. I'm not running for...

2008-07-29 15:00:14

By Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 29--RICHMOND -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine this morning refused to discuss growing reports that Barack Obama may be on the verge of asking him to run for vice president this fall. "I don't talk about my conversations with the campaign," Kaine said during a interview on his monthly appearance on WTOP radio in Washington. Kaine repeatedly declined to promise he would serve out his term as governor, which expires in January 2010. He...

2008-07-29 15:00:03

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 29--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine declined today to issue a "Shermanesque" statement that he would turn down Sen. Barack Obama's request to be his vice presidential running mate. Appearing this morning on the WTOP radio show in Washington, Kaine said he is "flattered" by the attention but thinks he could better help Obama win Virginia from the governor's mansion rather than as a running mate. But pressed by a reporter, Kaine declined...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 29--Democrat Barack Obama is heightening speculation that Gov. Timothy M. Kaine leads his list of vice-presidential prospects. Amid reports in Virginia and Washington that Obama advisers are vetting Kaine, the presumptive presidential nominee signaled that he prefers an outsider as a running mate. In a weekend interview with NBC News, Obama painted a picture of a No. 2 that strategists and analysts said lends credence to a...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By Jeff E. Schapiro and Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 24--A business group that backs higher taxes for transportation and activists who oppose them were out in force yesterday as lawmakers returned to Richmond. Meantime, the Virginia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that the state's small-business owners are split on Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's transportation plan. Before lawmakers convened in special session yesterday, Kaine held a news...

2005-11-28 17:04:11

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States needs to set milestones for progress, not a firm withdrawal date, before it can leave Iraq, Virginia governor and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Mark Warner said on Monday. "This Democrat doesn't think we need to re-fight how we got into (the Iraq war). I think we need to focus more on how to finish it," Warner said. "To set an arbitrary deadline or specific date is not appropriate," he said. "... It is incumbent...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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