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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell in this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo in Alexandria, Virginia.

McDonnell Indictment Alleges History

Bob McDonnell, the former Republican governor of Virginia, once was touted as a rising star with national potential within his party. Today, he and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on charges of illegally accepting gifts and loans from a political...

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Workers polish illuminated display cases of the Rolex brand.

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Workers polish illuminated display cases of the Rolex brand.

McDonnell: Take This Rolex, Please

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has had it with gifts. With just five months left in office, the Republican’s reputation has been stung by revelations of thousands of dollars of gifts he and his family received from Virginia businessman Jonnie Williams,...

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

#RoyalBaby, Weiner and McDonnell — Good Day for Bad News

The royal baby, Prince William says, looks more like the Duchess of Cambridge. “He has a good pair of lungs on him,” the Duke says of Son No. 1, name forthcoming. “He’s got her looks thankfully.” Considering the attention paid...

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Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour

Barbour: Dividing Electoral Votes Wrong

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour is not a supporter of Republican proposals to allocate electoral votes in some states by congressional district rather than winner-take-all. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” he says in an interview on...

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Former President Bill Clinton, left,  chats with donors as he pays a visit to a fundraiser for state Democrats, while host Terry McAuliffe, right, strains to hear a request from another donor in McLean, Virginia.

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Former President Bill Clinton, left, chats with donors as he pays a visit to a fundraiser for state Democrats, while host Terry McAuliffe, right, strains to hear a request from another donor in McLean, Virginia.

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Top $1 Million in Late 2012 Donations for Va. Gov.

The two major contenders for the Virginia governorship this November each raised more than $1 million in the second half of 2012,  their campaigns said in reports filed yesterday with state election officials. Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman,...

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Fred Malek

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Fred Malek

Malek’s Study Cites Labor Bureau Once Suspected of `Cabal’

Putting out think tank studies to make a partisan point is a decades-long tradition in Washington. One that came out last week offered a dose of irony to go with its claim that the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing an...

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Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Political Capital: Partisan Predictions

Presidential surrogates Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia both predicted their party’s nominee will win the White House on this week’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt.” “He’s going to earn this win,” Patrick, a Democrat,...

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