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The Supreme Court Throws Kryptonite At Democracy's Supermen

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

The McDonnell case will make it harder for people like Superman prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who are looking out for the integrity of the system, and the good of the voter, to do their jobs.

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

REPORT: Feds Building Criminal Case Against Embattled GOP Governor

The Washington Post | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

A prominent political donor and his dietary supplement company have been cooperating for several months with federal prosecutors in a fast-moving publ...

Luke Johnson

Bob McDonnell Makes Huge Reversal On Gifts | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Tuesday that he is working to return all gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, in an...

Luke Johnson

McDonnell Makes About-Face | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an attempt to quash an ethics scandal that has led to resignation rumors, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said that loans made to his...

Jason Linkins

No, The Conflict At The University Of Virginia Has Got Nothing To Do With A 'Queen Bee Scenario' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

Back when the contretemps that's currently engulfing the University of Virginia concerning the ouster of University President Teresa Sullivan started ...

Zach Carter

University of Virginia Scandal Fingers Education's Corporate Masters | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

For more than two weeks, the University of Virginia has been in an uproar over the abrupt resignation of school President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan st...

Zach Carter

University Coup Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience | Zach Carter | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- The leadership coup at the University of Virginia was conducted by a governing board with profound financial means and limited professio...

Bob McDonnell Jabs Santorum On Controversial Comments

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) took aim at GOP presidential Rick Santorum on Monday, over controversial comments he made last week that drew criticis...

With Zero Foreign Policy Experience Himself, Romney Can't Choose Republican Governor VP Wannabes

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

John Huntsman is probably his best choice, but Romney would have to risk (unjustified, but likely real) negatives from having two Mormons on the ticket.

Virginia Governor Makes Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president Friday morning. "As I have said throughout this primary pr...

Bob McDonnell To Replace Rick Perry As RGA Chairman

Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association announced on Monday that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will replace Texas Governor Rick Perry as chairman of th...

Bob McDonnell: Virginia's Health Care Lawsuit Not About Politics (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) claimed over the weekend that the ongoing legal battle against health care reform isn't being waged for political reas...

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, Cuts Viagra, Erectile Dysfunction Drugs From State Employee Health Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) has followed through on plans laid out by former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) to eliminate erectile dysfunction prescription...

Bob McDonnell Apologizes For Slavery Omission In 'Confederate History Month' Proclamation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing and Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's apologized on Wednesday for declaring April as "Confederate History Month," but failing to mention slavery anywhere in h...

Biography of an American Voter

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

There's a substantial pool of older voters who voted for the winner in every Presidential election since 1960. But given the huge ideological differences involved, how can this be?

Bob McDonnell To Give GOP State Of The Union Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leaders announced Thursday that the party has selected newly-elected Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to give the GOP response to President Obam...

How Important Are These Off-Year Races?

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the very least, the results in the governors' races, if not predictive, are quite likely to drive the political narrative, bolstering or diminishin...

Christie, McDonnell Got Fewer Votes Than McCain

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

In 2008, Sen. John McCain lost the presidential race in NJ after garnering 1,613,207 votes. In 2009, Chris Christie won the governor's race with 1,140...

Sam Stein

McDonnell Hosting Event With Endorser Who Mocked Opponent's Stutter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell is set to hold a rally with a prominent endorser who just last week mocked Democrat Creigh D...

Deliver the Goods

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republicans, conservative Democrats, and corporate lobbyists are all eagerly lining up to spin the losses as evidence that Democrats should go slower. That is the worst possible thing they could do right now.

Bob McDonnell Drops F-Bomb On Radio (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN Political Ticker reports that GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell of Virginia blurted out the "F-Bomb" during a live radio interview. [Rad...

McDonnell On Gays: After Thesis Uproar, McDonnell's Strongly Worded Comments on Gays Resurface

Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, McDonnell sat at the head of the proceedings, with his Senate counterpart next to him and commit...

Republicans: McDonnell's Beliefs Haven't Changed

Washington Post | Amy Gardner and Anita Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Robert F. McDonnell's 20-year-old master's thesis continued to consume the Virginia governor's race Tuesday, with Democrat R. Creigh Deeds ...

Confederate Flag Seen At Virginia Republican's Campaign Booth

Not Larry Sabato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics