Washington Post article with bad polling numbers still left unchanged

By   /  August 24, 2013  /  Elections, News, Politics, State Politics, Uncategorized, Virginia  /  1 Comment

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Terry McAuliffe is pressing three TV stations to pull a not-so-flattering "Fast Terry" documentary.

By Carten Cordell │Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — A Washington Post article that misquoted numbers in Wednesday’s Quinnipiac University poll numbers was still without correction Saturday, despite the paper acknowledging its mistake to Watchdog.org.
 
In a story that ran Wednesday following the release of the poll, which questioned likely voters about the Virginia governor’s race, the Post [...]

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Washington Post’s numbers wrong on McAuliffe momentum

By   /  August 23, 2013  /  Elections, News, Virginia  /  1 Comment

OOPS: The Washington Post reported Wednesday the party breakdowns of the Quinnipiac Poll were identical to exit polling in the 2012 election, but admitted Friday that conclusion was incorrect.

By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — There’s one problem with a Washington Post story that shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe clobbering Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for Virginia governor.
It’s wrong.
When contacted by Watchdog.org, The Washington Post acknowledged its error and said it would correct the story.
The source of the problem is a huge undercounting of [...]

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McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli in latest Quinnipiac Poll

By   /  August 21, 2013  /  Virginia, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

HE MEANS BUSINESS: From Mississippi to Virginia, Terry McAuliffe straddles the political and business worlds.

By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — The see-saw campaign to be Virginia’s next governor saw another shift Wednesday, as the latest Quinnipiac University Poll showed Democrat Terry McAuliffe holding a 48 to 42 percent lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
The poll surveyed 1,129 likely voters for the November election, with a 2.9 percent margin [...]

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Location, location: Most rural hospitals miss the mark, report finds

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Virginia, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

UN AÑO: La Ley de Asistencia Asequible entrará en vigor en 2014.

Nearly two-thirds of the certain hospitals would fail to meet location requirements if enrolled in Medicare, an inspector general’s report from the Department of Health and Human Services has found.

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Virginia aims to help defense contractors make money overseas

By   /  August 14, 2013  /  News, Virginia  /  1 Comment

Only 6 percent of U.S. soldiers have requested absentee ballots

By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration never seems afraid to use incentives and tax breaks to drive business in Virginia.
Now it’s using the same tactic outside the commonwealth’s borders.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the state’s business and trade development arm, announced its “Going Global” Defense Initiative Tuesday, a program [...]

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VA’s new disclosure system slams into FOIA access

By   /  August 12, 2013  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

FIGHT TO FINISH: Democrats and Republicans are wrangling for the final votes in Fairfax County.

By Carten Cordell │Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Virginia’s Conflict of Interest office may be the poster child for Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The office, which maintains the economic statements and gift disclosures of  nearly 25,000 state officers and employees, has been inundated with requests from the media for documents [...]

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