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Federal Prosecutors Will Not Retry Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

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After a unanimous Supreme Court victory, Bob McDonnell won’t be facing another corruption trial.

In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors


In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Bob McDonnell Conviction

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The Supreme Court at its best and therefore its most frustrating.

Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Bob McDonnell’s Appeal

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s fate lies the hands of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Of Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

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The Supreme Court has agreed to review the legal basis for the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Loses Appeal On Corruption Conviction

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is likely going to Federal Prison very soon.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

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Some will say two years isn’t long enough, but under the circumstances it seems appropriate.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Convicted On Corruption Charges

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A once rising GOP star hits bottom.

Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against Bob McDonnell

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A Federal Judge in Richmond has denied a defense request to dismiss the corruption charges against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell: A federal judge in Richmond today denied defense motions to dismiss the corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and former first lady Maureen McDonnell. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer also denied the […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Will Soon Be Out Office, But Not Out Of Legal Trouble

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Bob McDonnell will only be Governor of Virginia for a few more weeks, but it looks like he won’t be riding off to a peaceful post-Governorship: Federal prosecutors told Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week that he and his wife would be charged in connection with a gift scandal, but senior Justice Department officials […]

More Trouble For Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

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The drip, drip, drip in Richmond is turning into a flood.

Probe Of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Widens

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What started out as allegations of failure to properly report political gifts and other remuneration received by family members of Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell has turned into a wider ranging criminal investigation: Federal authorities are asking Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s associates about previously undisclosed gifts given by a campaign donor to McDonnell’s wife that […]

Who’s On The Democratic Bench For 2016?


If not Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, who might the Democrats have to choose from in 2016?

Romney Campaign Getting Started On The Veepstakes


With the nomination pretty much inevitable, it’s time to start thinking about Romney’s running mate.

Virginia Governor Requests Changes To Ultrasound Law


As was speculated earlier today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is asking the state legislature to make changes to the proposed ultrasound bill: The House of Delegates is expected to yield to opposition from Gov. Bob McDonnell and water down a controversial bill that would have required a woman to have an ultrasound before having an […]

Virginia Governor Backing Away From Full Support For Ultrasound Bill

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Virginia’s Republican Governor, who is frequently mentioned as a potential Vice-Presidential running mate, is backing away from his previous unequivocal support for the mandatory ultrasound bill currently pending in the state legislature: RICHMOND — Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an […]

Virginia’s Budget Surplus: Fiscal Success Story, Or Fiscal Fraud?


It’s very easy to create a “balanced budget” when you cook the books.

Virginia’s McDonnell Declares Confederate History Month


My governor has opened up an old wound, declaring April Confederate History Month. Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman seem to have broken the story for WaPo’s Virginia Politics Blog: Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has quietly declared April 2010 Confederate History Month, bringing back a designation in Virginia that his two Democratic predecessors — Mark […]

CPAC 2010: Conservative Movement Reboot?


This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off at 9 this morning.  Some are predicting a very different atmosphere than seen in recent years. The Washington Examiner editorial page, honchoed by Mark Tapscott, sees “a new beginning.” Consider the situation that confronted many of these same attendees at last year’s CPAC: President Obama had just […]

Virginia’s McDonnell Reverses Gay Protections

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Virginia’s new Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, reversed his predecessor’s order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   It happened twelve days ago but no one apparently noticed until TPM’s Christina Bellantoni broke the story: Gay and lesbian state workers in Virginia are no longer specifically protected against discrimination, thanks to a little-noticed change made […]

Post Trying to Macaca McDonnell

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Republican Bob McDonnell enjoys a rather sizable lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds in his race for Virginia’s governorship. But the Washington Post, which went after George Allen with amazing fervor in his 2006 race against longshot Jim Webb, is doing what it can to fix that. First, it ran a series of articles about a […]

Virginia Governor Primary: Deeds Trounces McAuliffe and Moran


While I live in Virginia, I’ve paid only scant attention to what has been a lackluster governor’s race. But the polls suddenly shifted a couple days ago and it appears that the general election will be interesting, indeed. Running with the least money and fewest ties to vote-rich Northern Virginia, State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds […]