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  • Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will automatically restore civil rights to nonviolent felons in Virginia on a conditional, case-by-case basis.

    McDonnell apologizes, repays Jonnie Williams' loan

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday said he had repaid with interest tens of thousands of dollars in loans given to him and his family by a wealthy businessman and for the first time he apologized for the "embarrassment" the ongoing scandal has brought the state.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. President George H. Bush, left, stops to chat with evangelist Pat Robertson on the stops of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, Thursday, July 23, 1992. Bush was at the Old Executive Office Building, located next to the White House, to tape an interview with Robertson. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

    Evangelical Pat Robertson honored as a trailblazer in faith, politics

    Pat Robertson, 83, who was honored Friday by the Faith and Freedom Coalition at its Washington gathering, carved out a unique political legacy of his own as a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as an educator and as a standard-bearer for newly energized Christian conservative voters.


  • Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will automatically restore civil rights to nonviolent felons in Virginia on a conditional, case-by-case basis.

    McDonnell's decision to restore felons' civil rights a switch for GOP

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will automatically restore civil rights to nonviolent felons in Virginia on a conditional, case-by-case basis, signifying an evolution of sorts on criminal justice policy among some factions of the Republican Party.


  • Sen. Mark R. Warner (right) holds a large lead in a hypothetical Senate race with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Mr. Warner is running for re-election in 2014. Virginia governors are limited to a single term. (Associated Press)

    Poll shows Mark Warner beating Bob McDonnell easily for Senate

    Sen. Mark R. Warner holds a sizable lead over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a hypothetical two-man race for Mr. Warner's Senate seat in 2014, according to a poll released Monday.


  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell this week stopped short of any wholesale changes to a transportation plan that will likely be his signature legislative achievement, but the under-fire Republican did propose a series of modifications. (Associated Press)

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell controls GOP fire

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell likely didn't quell a Republican backlash against him with a series of late-night amendments he added to legislation passed during the General Assembly session. But, analysts say, he also probably didn't make things much worse.


  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell assailed on transportation

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared last month to have brokered a landmark, legacy-making bipartisan compromise on transportation funding. But just three weeks later, the $880 million plan is facing withering attacks from Republicans, criticism from a regional transportation body and even questions about whether parts of the bill might be unconstitutional.


  • ** FILE ** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    CPAC 2013: Straw poll signals wide-open 2016 presidential race

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may not have been invited to speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference — but his name has made CPAC's presidential straw poll as one of the 23 listed hopefuls to be the GOP's nominee in 2016.


  • In Virginia, decisions on signing bills won’t be easy for Gov. Bob McDonnell

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces some difficult decisions when it comes time to sign bills passed during this year's General Assembly, including whether to sign or amend a transportation bill that riled conservatives and could further alienate some members of his own party.


  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Sequester cuts’ effects won’t be immediate, local officials say

    Local leaders in the D.C. region are bemoaning the drastic cuts they could be forced to make if Congress fails to reach a deal by Friday to avoid sequestration, but some analysts and officials say the effects won't be as immediate or disastrous as some people think.


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