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    BAUER: Terry McAuliffe, bait-and-switch culture warrior

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  • Fort Hood soldiers Alyssa Jackson and her husband, C.J. Jackson, embrace after participating in a tribute walk for the victims of Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, at Lions Club Park in Killeen, Texas, on Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

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  • **FILE** Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, speaks to a reporter outside the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 20, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Tim Kaine: Climate change discussion already underway

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    Two visiting U.S. senators condemned a double suicide bombing that ripped through a Shiite stronghold of the Lebanese capital Wednesday, saying they were concerned about the spillover effects of Syria's civil war.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Mark R. Warner (left) and Sen. Tim Kaine accepted thousands of dollars worth of tickets to professional football, basketball, hockey and auto racing events while they served as governors of Virginia. (Associated Press)

    Virginia governors before Bob McDonnell accepted lots of gifts

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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. On Wednesday, the Republican-run House passed an immense $1.1 trillion spending package, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the likelihood of an election-year government shutdown.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama vows that John Boehner will indeed push through immigration reform

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  • Va. gov-elect names Holton education secretary

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  • Virginia Secretary of Finance, Ric Brown, left,, gestures as Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe listens during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. McAuliffe announced that Brown would stay on as Secretary of Finance for his administration.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    McAuliffe intends to keep McDonnell's finance secretary

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  • Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announces Monday that Secretary of Finance Ric Brown (at podium) will stay on in his administration, if only temporarily. Mr. McAuliffe also named his chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and secretary of the commonwealth. (associated press)

    Virginia Gov.-elect McAuliffe makes first top-level appointments

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  • ** FILE ** Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat (Associated Press)

    Sen. Tim Kaine: Senate Dems likely to approve House bill to keep funding military

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  • Background checks represent ground for compromise on gun control

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  • Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, left, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, gestures during a roundtable discussion on gun violence, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. The panelists included officials who worked on the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Biden takes 'gun safety' pitch to Richmond

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  • Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, a Democrat, will be in the majority in the 113th Congress when it convenes in January, but he insists that he would support proposed changes to filibuster rules that would curb minority-party rights even if his own party were in the minority. (Associated Press)

    Virginia’s Kaine backs changes to filibustering

    Sen.-elect Tim Kaine on Thursday expressed enthusiastic support for reforming the chamber's filibuster rules, echoing a chorus of freshmen eager to make changes on Capitol Hill after being left to watch a gridlocked Senate from the sidelines the past several years.

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    Moran leaving Va. Democratic leadership

    Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran announced Wednesday that he will resign his post next month after an election cycle that saw President Obama carry the state and U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine keep retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Webb's seat in Democratic hands.

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