A cross adorned with a poppy was among the ways Harold Percival was remembered Monday. Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance for veterans since <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/11/142235639/we-pause-for-veterans-day-to-reread-in-flanders-fields">the poem <em>In Flanders Fields</em> was written in 1915</a> by a Canadian military doctor.
Lobbyists for Citigroup, one of the country's largest banks, offered lawmakers draft language for a bill that was obtained by <em>New York Times</em> and <em>Mother Jones</em> reporters. And 70 of the 85 lines in the final House bill reflected Citigroup's recommendations.
The botched start of HealthCare.gov is just the latest big federal tech system to fail at launch, but information technology research group Standish found that during the last decade, 94 percent of the large-scale federal IT projects have been similarly unsuccessful.
State Sen. Mark Obenshain speaks at the Virginia Republican convention in Richmond on May 18. He currently holds a 17-vote lead over Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring in the state's attorney general election.
Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 4:06 pm
There's still one election yet to be decided from last Tuesday: the Virginia attorney general's race.
The latest figures released Sunday night show it's about as close as it gets: Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain leads Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring by just 17 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast.