ISIS trumps Russian threat

Tense — Diplomatic dealings have been rough between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin. Google Images

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the …

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Hannity visits campus

POLITICAL PASSION — Sean Hannity encouraged students during Convocation to be strong leaders.   Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Political commentator grapples with important national issues Renowned television and radio host and New York Times best-selling author Sean Hannity, as well as “Duck Dynasty” TV personality John Luke Robertson, spoke at Liberty University in Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 18. Hannity is the host of “The Sean Hannity Show,” as well …

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Obama: Better at pop-culture or politics?

Between TWO Ferns — Obama and Galifianakis discuss politics in a six-minute comedy sketch. YouTube Screenshot

Appearing on Galifianakis’ comedy show was an attempt by the president to boost Obamacare’s popularity President Barack Obama recently joined Zach Galifianakis for an interview on his popular Internet show “Between Two Ferns.” Obama’s participation in the six-minute comedy show elicited mixed opinions from viewers, according to a Fox News …

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Politics in Forest

The Chamber hosts the ‘political event of the year’ Virginia senators, delegates and regional candidates flooded Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest as the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) hosted a biennial social event Thursday, Sept. 19. The event, designed by LRCC to allow politicians currently in office and those running …

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Ads are annoying, not aiding, voters

Campaigns are now having to find alternative methods to reach out to their audience This campaign season has featured inescapable Internet advertising, leading a July 2012 University of Pennsylvania study to announce that more than 80 percent of American adults detest being targeted by Internet political advertisements. Such hatred of …

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Foes face off for 6th district seats

Schmookler begins political quest What specific policies would you support to create jobs and stimulate the economy? We need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, provide job opportunities for our youth and end incentives for sending American jobs overseas. With the economy hobbled by lack of demand and corporations sitting on …

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Congressional hopefuls talk back

John Douglass and Robert Hurt oppose each other in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, while Andy Schmookler and Bob Goodlatte battle for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District on the Nov. 6 election. The Champion sent each candidate a list of important questions relating to their policies and these are their respective answers. …

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Denver hosts first presidential debate


The President and Republican presidential hopeful discussed domestic policy in the opening debate of three President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney squared off Wednesday night in the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. The event was held in Denver, Colo. and moderated by National Public Radio’s Jim …

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Poll results spike concern

Poll results — These are the results of the poll taken on the Liberty Champion website. Photo credit: Kevin McAlpin

The presidential election is quickly approaching, and a significant amount of votes rely on students in colleges and universities all over the country. A poll was recently given on the Liberty Champion website concerning which campaign issues are the most troublesome to college students. Topics such as economics, debt, health …

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Politicians must answer call to arms

The economy has been the focus of both President Obama and Mitt Romney’s campaigns, but the continued unrest in the middle east makes it clear that their positions on national defense and the military are also vital to consider. Though many Republicans have tried to portray Obama as anti-military, he …

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Our politicians need to clean up their claims

Politics have always been contentious, but the 2012 campaign season has at times been especially abrasive. While campaigning in Virginia, Biden told a crowd of supporters that Republicans would put voters “back in chains.” In an interview on the FOX2 TV station, Missouri Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin said that …

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