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11:22 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Former VA Governor and Wife, Free on Own Recognizance

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been released on their own recognizance in their federal corruption case.
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak on Friday also ordered the McDonnells not to leave the country. The former governor's lawyer says the couple already have surrendered their passports.
 
The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted on 14 counts Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.
 

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9:34 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Apparent Murder-Suicide In Stabbing of Virginia's Creigh Deeds

State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-Va)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police say early indications are that the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed his father before apparently shooting himself to death.

Authorities say 55-year-old Creigh Deeds - the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor in 2009 - is in fair condition at a hospital with stab wounds to the head and chest. He had been previously listed as critical.

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1:37 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

VA State Senator Stabbed, Son Shot to Death

State Senator Creig Deeds (D-Md)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said authorities received a 911 call Tuesday morning and responded to Sen. Creigh Deeds' home. They found the Democratic senator there with stab wounds to his head and chest and he was flown to a hospital. He is in critical condition. Deeds' 24-year-old son Gus was also found at the home, suffering from a gunshot wound.

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8:57 am
Mon November 18, 2013

VA Eastern Shore Democrat Grabs State Senate Nomination

Delegate Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomack County)
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Delegate Lynwood Lewis has won the Democratic nomination for the Virginia state Senate district which represents the Eastern Shore including Accomack and Northampton Counties.

He replaces Ralph Northam who won the Lt. Governor’s race this month.

The Eastern Shore Democrat reportedly won 55 percent of the votes cast on Saturday in the 6th Senate District nominating caucus.

Governor Bob McDonnell will schedule a special election for the district. 

 

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11:50 am
Tue July 30, 2013

VA Governor to Return Gifts to Campaign Donor

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va)
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return remaining gifts to himself and his family from a major campaign donor and businessman who lavished Virginia's first family with tens of thousands of dollars in gifts for years.

McDonnell also said Tuesday on his monthly radio call-in show on Washington's WTOP radio that he repaid nearly $125,000 in personal and business loans from Star Scientific chief executive Jonnie Williams last week. The loans were repaid with personal assets, loans and help from family members.

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12:26 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Virginia's Same Sex Marriage Ban Challenged in Federal Court

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk couple is challenging Virginia's gay marriage ban.

Timothy B. Bostic and Tony C. London say in a federal lawsuit that they were turned down when they tried to obtain a marriage license at the Norfolk Circuit Court on July 1.

Their lawsuit argues that Virginia's unequal treatment of gays and lesbians denies them equal protection and liberties guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

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8:57 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Virginia Moves to Get Non-Violent Felons on Voting Rolls

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
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Virginia (AP)- The door is open for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain their right to vote.

The state outlined the steps Monday each will have to take to cast a ballot in future elections. An estimated 100,000 disenfranchised felons are eligible.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the mass restoration of voting and other civil rights in May. He said his administration's goal is to restore as many felons' rights as possible through the end of his administration.

The task, however, will not be an easy one.

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8:59 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Md Lt. Gov. Gets Endorsements; Va Gov. Fends Off Accusations

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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OCEAN CITY, Md. AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is scheduled to receive endorsements from Maryland municipal leaders in his run for governor.

The lieutenant governor has scheduled an event Tuesday afternoon in Ocean City, where the Maryland Municipal League is holding its annual convention.

Brown has been working to be fast out of the starting gate in the race for the Democratic nomination.

He also has already named Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate.

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8:57 am
Thu April 4, 2013

No Abortion Coverage Under Obamacare in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - By a single Senate vote, the General Assembly accepted Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment denying abortion coverage to people who buy policies through Virginia's federally funded health insurance exchange.

McDonnell's amendment to House Bill 1900 had passed the House 55-37 with seven delegates not voting earlier Wednesday. It eked through the Senate after opponents in both parties argued it abridges not only the right of women to buy their own policies, but what businesses can and can't sell.

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8:45 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Restoring Ex-Felon's Voting Rights in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A coalition of civil rights groups and other activists wants Gov. Bob McDonnell to issue an executive order restoring the voting rights of about 350,000 felons who have completed their sentences.

In the last legislative session, McDonnell unsuccessfully pushed for a constitutional amendment to allow automatic restoration of nonviolent felons' civil rights. In Virginia, only the governor can restore those rights, which include voting, running for public office, and serving on a jury or as a notary.

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8:29 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Sequester to Hit Maryland and Virginia Hard

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The governors of Maryland and Virginia say they agree that huge, automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week need to be avoided.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, and his Virginia counterpart, Republican Bob McDonnell appeared Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."

The $85 billion in cuts that are scheduled to begin taking effect Friday would have a big impact on Maryland and Virginia due to proximity to the nation's capital.

O'Malley says they are job-killing cuts, and the country can't cut its way to prosperity.

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8:45 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Homelessness Down in Virginia

Homelessness Down in Virginia
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The rate of homelessness in Virginia has declined by eight percent since 2010.


Gov. Bob McDonnell made the announcement Wednesday. He cited data compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness.


McDonnell said the homeless rate for families declined 11 percent, and the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness fell by more than one-third.

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3:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Virginia Governor To Deliver Rhetorical "Red Meat" at GOP Convention

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell is planning a speech that offers the crimson red meat to hungry conservatives attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


McDonnell's speech Tuesday night will reprise familiar Republican attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama, notably his "you didn't build that" comment from a July speech in Roanoke.


In excerpts of the evening speech released by the convention, McDonnell poses a choice between "the status quo of an entitlement society, or dynamic change to an opportunity society."

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8:58 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Jobless Rate in Virginia Hits Three Year Low

 

            The jobless rate in Virginia hit 5.8 percent January.

            That’s down from 6.2 percent in December and 6.4 percent in January of last year.

            Governor Bob McDonnell said yesterday that the drop to a three year low comes despite job declines across the majority of the state’s industries over the last month.

            McDonnell along with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolliing and State Commerce Secretary Jim Cheng made the announcement…during an appearance at the Richmond based James River Air Conditioning Company.

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