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Virginia Politics

Schapiro: An intimate peek inside McAuliffe's war room

A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare.

Saturday 05/28/2016
Schapiro: An intimate peek inside McAuliffe's war room

A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare.

Lobbying law cited in McAuliffe probe sees few prosecutions

He has an extensive history of business ventures and international connections that predate his 2013 election.

Friday 05/27/2016
AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time.

McDonnell's legal defense fund took in $42,000 in first quarter

As former Gov. Bob McDonnell awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on his corruption convictions, expected next month, his legal defense fund has raised $42,065 in donations of $100 or more in the first quarter of 2016.

Thursday 05/26/2016
House clerk cites precedents in declining to enroll governor's budget veto

As far as the Virginia House of Delegates is concerned, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto last week of budget language on Medicaid expansion never happened.

McAuliffe: 'I have never lobbied for a foreign government'

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that he has never lobbied in the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government, adding that federal investigators looking into his foreign connections are focused on a “very specific” lobbyist registration issue.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
McAuliffe asks agencies to curtail spending now to help with next budget

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking state agencies to cut discretionary spending now to help with potential cuts in the budget that would take effect July 1.

McAuliffe attorney says feds found no crime, rebuts 'false information' on probe's focus

Lawyer James W. Cooper said the U.S. Department of Justice told him the probe is focused on McAuliffe's foreign sources of income before he became governor and whether he lobbied on behalf of those interests without registering as a foreign agent.

Tuesday 05/24/2016
Warner urges committee to OK leases for 18 new VA facilities

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., is leading a bipartisan group of 15 senators to urge the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 new medical facilities in 12 states, including a 155,000-square-foot outpatient facility in Hampton Roads.

Who is Wang Wenliang, Chinese businessman who donated to McAuliffe?

What all the connections amount to, Mann said, is building influence, but to what purpose?

Schapiro: Just when McAuliffe thought he was out, he's pulled back in

The federal investigation of another Virginia governor is a problem for wannabe governors - in both parties.

Governor extends driver's licenses renewals as state counts cost of IT outage

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has given drivers an extra week to renew driver’s licenses as the state counts the costs of a five-hour outage of its information technology system on Saturday that crippled the ability of the Department of Motor Vehicles to handle customer requests across Virginia.

Almost 5,000 felons registered to vote after rights restoration

Almost 5,000 felons have registered to vote in Virginia a little more than a month after Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored their civil rights by an executive action that is now under legal challenge by General Assembly Republicans.

State DEQ tells pipelines to expect project specific environmental standards

Virginia environmental regulators have informed the developers of two proposed natural gas pipelines that they will have to meet erosion and sedimentation standards specific to their projects, if they build them.

Another Virginia governor, another investigation

Gov. Terry McAuliffe took office Jan. 11, 2014, and immediately tried to change the tone from his predecessor’s scandal.

PolitiFact: Randy Forbes tells half the story about Scott Taylor's court record

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes recently mailed out an attack brochure in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District accusing his Republican primary opponent - Del. Scott Taylor of Virginia Beach - of flouting the law.

McAuliffe 'very confident' he'll be cleared in federal probe

BOYCE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he’s “absolutely” confident a recently disclosed federal investigation into his political fundraising will show he did nothing wrong.

Monday 05/23/2016
Registrars, state working to verify felons' rights restored for June primary

The deadline to register to vote in primary elections June 14 passed at midnight, but time hasn’t run out for felons who have applied but await verification that their civil rights were restored under the order signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on April 22.

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