Sunday, January 20, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, hosted a star-studded tribute to military families at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Sunday, January 20
By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2013 – From the opening notes of Grammy winner and multi-platinum recording star Usher to the final thanks of singer Katy Perry, military families all over the world were treated to a special thanks here last night. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, hosted a star-studded tribute to military families at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as a part of the presidential inauguration weekend and national day of service. “We had a wonderful day of service today, and hundreds of thousands of people come from all 50 states to join in the celebration,” Obama said. “And let me tell you, I love every single…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Military support is designed to provide appropriate honors to the commander in chief, recognize civilian control of the military and celebrate democracy.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Army News Service WASHINGTON -- The Joint Task Force - National Capital Region announces military participation for the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade following President-elect Barack Obama's second swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address, scheduled for Jan. 21, 2013. The Presidential Inaugural Committee officially announced several selections of Inaugural Parade participants, including military organizations, Dec. 18. Military support is designed to provide appropriate honors to the commander in chief, recognize civilian control of the military and celebrate democracy. Traditionally, military units from each of the five branches have marched in the Presidential escort and in the Inaugural Parade. More than 2,100 military personnel …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Though overseas and absentee voting assistance programs for last month’s election were the best they have ever been, Federal Voting Assistance Program officials plan to keep moving forward to improve.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON -- Though overseas and absentee voting assistance programs for last month’s election were the best they have ever been, Federal Voting Assistance Program officials plan to keep moving forward to improve, the program’s acting director said Monday. “That by no means should indicate that we can sit on our laurels and say, ‘Wow, we did a great job. We’re done.’ Absolutely not,” Pamela S. Mitchell said during a panel discussion at the Newseum. “Right now we’re busy assessing the lessons learned from this election cycle,” Mitchell said. “We will use those to improve our program as we move forward.” The decision to vote is a personal one, Mitchell said, and FVAP concentrates on …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Results updated as the vote tally comes in.
Here are the Liberty County election results, updated as the votes are tallied. Barack Obama ost in Georgia in 2008, but turned Liberty County blue, capturing 64 percent of the vote. Can he pull it off again this year? Stay with Patch tonight as the results come in. We'll update throughout the evening. Updated at 9:24 p.m.: Registered voters: 26,780 Ballots cast: 15,378 Voter turnout: 57.42% Precints partially reporting: 13 out of 13 Barack Obama (D): 64.67% Mitt Romney (R): 34.42% Gary Johnson (LIB): 0.91% Jack Kingston (R): 46.42% Lesli Messinger (D): 53.58% Justin Frasier (D): 51.05% Linda Graham (D): 48.95% Yes: 59.47% No: 40.53%
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
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Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …