'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Security lines to the skycap, double the wait time, fewer flights -- and that will be on a good day.
Virginia lawmakers and air travel officials on Monday warned of long lines and even longer delays if looming federal spending cuts are not avoided.
Arlington County police will not file charges against the son of Virginia Rep. James P. Moran Jr. after an incident last fall during which he was caught on camera appearing to give a man advice on how to commit voter fraud.
Problems with identifying legitimate voters are much more serious than anyone is acknowledging.
Arlington County police have begun a criminal investigation into "election offense allegations" involving Rep. James P. Moran Jr.'s congressional re-election campaign after video surfaced this week that appeared to depict his son Patrick Moran giving advice on how to commit voter fraud.
Rep. James P. Moran Jr. and Sen. Mark R. Warner harshly criticized the Army on Thursday for a report showing its transportation-management plan to accommodate 6,400 federal workers relocating to a Defense Department office complex in Alexandria was ill-conceived and logically flawed.
When Wal-Mart was looking for property to develop in Ward 6 for one of its four proposed D.C. stores, it didn't have to go very far.
Virginia lawmakers are hoping Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will halt the transfer of thousands of workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria under authority granted him within a spending bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
"They're also being squeezed into a seven-month period out of the fiscal year," he added. "If you had 12 months in which to spread them out, had the ability to identify which programs are a higher priority than others, if you didn't have to cut every program, project and activity equally, and if you could deal with the entire federal budget, the effect would not be anywhere near as severe."
"Every American that flies for business or vacation will be impacted," he said, the hum of escalators and patter of the occasional traveler barely heard in the cavernous terminal. "Right now, this airport looks relatively calm. Passengers are getting their tickets, the security lines are moving. After Friday this scene could look very different."