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New Twist Emerges In Bob McDonnell Corruption Case

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack ...

New Twist Unfolds In McDonnell Scandal

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyers are asking a judge to give them access to evidence in a civil case against dietary...

Sordid Tale of Bob McDonnell Totally Explains Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

These arrangements enrich some politicians and CEOs while impoverishing everyone else. The resulting rising income inequality is deliberate, not an accidental slip of some clumsy invisible hand of the market.

Bob McDonnell Had His Charm, E-I-E-I-O...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A Scandal Sing-Along! ...

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.

Capitalism Failed; Cronyism and Corruption Rule

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Capitalist theory asserts that CEOs rise to the top based on merit and moxie and deserve million-dollar pay packages. Turns out, though, capitalism doesn't really work that way. Conniving Jonnies rule the business world.

McDonnell Scandal Gets Even More Complicated

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Aug 17 (Reuters) - The first lady of Virginia bought and held Star Scientific stock when she and her husband Gover...

Luke Johnson

Bob McDonnell Makes Huge Reversal On Gifts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

McDonnell: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) denied Wednesday that he would resign amid an ethics scandal, but did not answer directly whether he would repay gifts...

Cuccinelli Tries To Back Away From Gift Scandal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the state's 2013 Republican nominee for governor, is trying to distance himself from a gifts scandal engulfi...

Virginia First Lady's Controversial Shopping Spree

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC

In the spring of 2011, Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell flew to New York and was treated to a high-end shopping spree courtesy of Star Scientific...

GOP Gov. Reportedly Billed Public For Sunscreen, Dog Vitamins

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Bob McDonnell used taxpayer money to pay for sunscreen and dog...

McDonnell Gets FBI Scrutiny

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday his administration never gave special treatment to a dietary supplement company that is under a ...