Stephen Farnsworth Discusses Presidential Communication

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, will speak on the topic of his latest book, “Presidential Communication and Character,” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on Sunday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. in Classroom 2. The event is sponsored by the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club.

The book traces news management by the White House during America’s changing media environment over the past two decades beginning with the Clinton administration.

Dr. Farnsworth’s political commentary appears in many media outlets, including the New York TimesWashington PostPBS NewsHour, PoliticoC-SPAN and BBC World. He has lectured to domestic and international audiences on the news media, the presidency and elections. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri and Dartmouth College.

Mark Warner Meets With Young Democrats

Senator Warner meets with young democrats.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner met Sunday with young Democrats from Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties. Warner, Virginia’s senior senator, encouraged the teens to stay involved with politics, and described some of his legislative initiatives, including the Stop Stupid Acts bill he introduced. The bill would ensure that, if there was another government shutdown, most government activities would continue, while only Congress and White House employees would have their pay stopped.
Warner took questions from the teens, who asked about immigration policies, taxes and the deficit.