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  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk during a break in the Republican presidential debate on Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

    Va. presidential ballot certification to be challenged

    A former Democratic Party of Virginia chairman is teaming up with a conservative group to challenge the certifications of Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul for the March 6 presidential primary ballot after a long weekend of hand wringing over the Republican Party of Virginia's stringent qualification requirements.


  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli: Metrorail could hit funding snag

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is betting against the General Assembly approving $150 million for the Dulles Metrorail project - a prospect that would throw a wrench into months of delicate negotiations among stakeholders who have finally reached a tentative accord on its financing.


  • Thomas Haynesworth, who spent 27 years behind bars, center, gestures during a press conference with Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli II, left, and Shawn Armbrust, of the Mid Atlantic Innocence Project, right, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Haynesworth was exonerated of two 1984 sexual assault convictions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Falsely accused Va. man fully exonerated after 27 years behind bars

    The Virginia Court of Appeals has fully exonerated a Virginia man who served 27 years in prison for several sexual assaults he did not commit.


  • Virginia assembly ambivalent on health exchange

    Virginia legislators appear at odds over how — or even whether — to move forward with a state-run health insurance exchange mandated by President Obama's health care overhaul during the 2012 General Assembly session.


  • **FILE** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Cuccinelli announces Va. gubernatorial bid

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II announced Thursday that he will run for governor in 2013, putting to rest a frenzy of speculation and setting up a high-profile intraparty battle for the Republican nomination.


  • ** FILE ** Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a Republican, filed the lawsuit to strike down the federal health-care law in defense of a new state law that prohibits the government from forcing state residents to buy health insurance. (The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli criticizes Obama for marriage stance

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II is strongly criticizing the Obama administration for abandoning its defense of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman — the latest in a series of high-profile actions regarding gay marriage from the state's top prosecutor.


  • Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II wants to deputize members of the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit so they can serve subpoenas and carry a weapon. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli seeks to expand powers of Medicaid fraud control staff

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II wants to expand the scope of the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit so members can be deputized to serve subpoenas, carry a weapon and wear a badge.


  • Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II

    Court dismisses Virginia challenge to Obama health reform

    A panel of three federal judges on Thursday dismissed two challenges to President Obama's landmark health care law — including one spearheaded by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli — on procedural grounds, becoming the third appeals court to rule on a case likely headed to the highest court in the land.


  • Professor turns to law to protect climate-change work

    A former University of Virginia professor who has drawn the ire of climate change skeptics is entering the legal fray over a conservative group's pursuit of his emails and documents related to his work.


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