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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 15:01:08

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine Tuesday refused to fuel talk about his chances of running with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as part of the Democratic presidential ticket. During a news conference, Kaine said he wasn't lobbying for the vice presidential slot, CNN reported. I haven't sought it, I'm not running for it, I'm not asking for it Kaine said, I never asked anything of the campaign. I didn't endorse him to get anything. I endorsed him to help him. Earlier, sources close to Kaine reported he had...

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...

2008-07-17 03:00:35

By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 17--Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's office is phoning it in. Kaine said yesterday that he is expanding the state's existing telework policy to include the roughly 120 employees who work directly for the Governor's Office and Cabinet. "Rising fuel prices, the escalating cost of commuting to work, worsening traffic congestion and reduced air quality compel a change in the business culture of state agencies," Kaine said in a statement released by...

2008-07-16 09:01:11

By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 16--Jobs, not roads, have Gov. Timothy M. Kaine jetting across Europe this week. "It's been a whirlwind," Kaine said yesterday during a brief interview midway through his marketing mission to Poland, England and Ireland with officials from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Kaine spoke from London after a stay in Warsaw, where he met with officials from IKEA and the companies that supply the Swedish furniture giant. Poland...

2008-07-16 03:00:00

By Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 16--Jobs, not roads, have Gov. Timothy M. Kaine jetting across Europe this week. "It's been a whirlwind," Kaine said yesterday during a brief interview midway through his marketing mission to Poland, England and Ireland with officials from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Kaine spoke from London after a stay in Warsaw, where he met with officials from IKEA and the companies that supply the Swedish furniture giant. Poland...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

The only things that came out of the General Assembly's special session on transportation were recriminations and accusations. The people of Virginia deserve better, but it will almost certainly take an election for them to get it. As long as the House remains in its current hands, there will be no statewide, comprehensive action on transportation. So Virginians will face a choice in November 2009: Keep in power a recalcitrant House leadership that refuses to view transportation as a...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Michael Sluss mike.sluss@roanoke.com (804) 697-1585 Gov. Tim Kaine compared the General Assembly's unproductive special session to a television sitcom Thursday, but he wasn't laughing about a debacle that left Virginia without a fix for its transportation funding woes. The special session called June 23 by Kaine ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning as many had predicted it would, with a politically divided legislature deadlocked over whether to increase taxes to cover mounting...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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