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GOP Governor Holds Out On Big Health Care Decision

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signaled Tuesday that he is still weighing whether his state will opt out of the Medicaid expansion created by President B...

GOP Gov. Wants Drones Policing Virginia As They're Used 'On The Battlefield'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Virginia is for drones. Or rather, since drones are good for fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, they must be good for policing Virginia. That ...

Cuccinelli Makes Big Decision About Political Future

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) is creating a campaign committee to run for governor, according to a news release. "I am running for ...

Sam Stein

Tim Kaine 'Increasingly Likely' To Run For Senate But No Decision Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic officials say Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine is “increasingly likely” to announce a run for the Virgin...

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...

Why the GOP Plays the Slavery Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP driven by personal instincts, political leanings, history, demographics, and raw political necessity will do what it has done for decades, and more times than not successfully.

Part 3: Confederate Heritage Month -- What this All Really Means

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Mackey

Why would a modern politician, well aware of the impact that announcing "Confederate Heritage Month" would have on not only his constituents but the media-blogosphere as well, do such a thing?

Confederate War Crimes Trial: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Correcting the historical record is one thing, but wasting the money on prosecuting the long dead? That's a judicial activism we don't need.

Virginia: Whereas Your Governor Is a Moron...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

I, Robert McDonnell, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, do hereby want the whole darn thing to go away.

America's Shame: Confederates' Defending Slavery

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

"Slavery is a moral evil in any society...more so to the white than to the black." -Robert E. Lee, Virginia The magnolia trees and white-columned b...

'Confederate History Month' Declared By Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia's Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has declared April to be "Confederate History Month," the first time in 8 years that such a proclamation ...

Bob McDonnell Blows the Racist Dog Whistle Really Really Loud

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

If McDonnell had not wanted to be incendiary, if he had not wanted to evoke an opposition to the idea of celebrating black equality, then he could have proclaimed "Civil War History Month."

Terry McAuliffe May Run For Virginia Governor Again | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Terry McAuliffe, the millionaire businessman who ran unsuccessfully for Virginia governor this year, is negotiating with investors and a U.S. automake...

Cracks in Obama's Coalition or Conventional Wisdom?

Jennifer Merolla Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Merolla Ph.D.

While some have made a fairly convincing case that there may be warning signals for the Democratic Party, I would caution against reading too deeply into the electoral tea leaves.

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

Confederate Flag Seen At Virginia Republican's Campaign Booth

Not Larry Sabato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


McDonnell's Misguided Transportation Plan

Kitty Boitnott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kitty Boitnott

Given the problems that Bob McDonnell's proposed transportation plan would cause Virginia's public schools, I feel compelled to speak out.

Sam Stein

Virginia GOP Candidate's Slogan Taken From Sexual Openness Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party's gubernatorial candidate in Virginia Bob McDonnell has chosen as a campaign slogan, a phrase used by the Coalition for Positive ...

New "RaceTracker" Wiki to Keep Tabs on Every Congressional Race Nationwide

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jake Brewer

This is awesome: "a non-partisan, fully-referenced, open-source and crowd-sourced wiki project that lists every candidate running in every U.S. Senate, House and governor's race."

The Trouble With Terry

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Terry McAuliffe is running for governor because he's been in Washington long enough that he can. He's running because he's done the other things on his list of things to do. He has no ties to Virginia.

Brian Moran: Too Tacky for Virginia

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Brian Moran's moves to make Hillary Clinton the scapegoat for his inability to catch McAuliffe are despicable.

Virginia's Choice

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Stark

You simply cannot cozy up to the utterly corrupt coal industry and expect to walk away unsoiled. Terry's conscience should be every bit as darkened as a coal-worker's hands.

McAuliffe Takes Heat From Rival At Democratic Dinner

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Could Terry McAuliffe's hefty bank account backfire against him in the Virginia's governor's race? That's certainly what one of his Democratic rivals ...

Terry McAuliffe Running For Virginia Governor

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Terry McAuliffe on Saturday announced his candidacy for the Virginia governorship, attempting to position himself as the natural successor to Democrat...

Sam Stein

Poll: McAuliffe Could Win VA Primary -- But Lose Election | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New -- and perhaps the first -- polling numbers are out for the 2009 gubernatorial race in Virginia, made more famous by the inclusion of Terry McAuli...