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VA Gov McDonnell Corruption Scandal Keeps Getting Worse

VA Gov McDonnell Corruption Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
A prominent political donor gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his sister last year, and the governor did not disclose the money as a gift or loan, according to people with knowledge of the payments. Other undisclosed "donations" from Star Scientific head honcho Jonnie Williams bring the total to $145,000.
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Will Cost-Effective, Transparent e-Filing of Campaign Finances Ever Be Implemented?

Will Cost-Effective, Transparent e-Filing of Campaign Finances Ever Be Implemented?
Next Monday, House and Senate candidates will file their campaign finance reports. Even this far out from the next elections, many thousands of pages documenting many millions of dollars of campaign contributions will be filed. And those reports will contain some interesting information.
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The Cult of Chris Christie: Stronger Since the Storm



The Cult of Chris Christie: Stronger Since the Storm


Gay marriage, legalized marijuana, climate change, women's healthcare funding - there are big items that a majority of New Jerseyans support that Christie has all but given the "shore bird salute" to, yet they still love him. Why?
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Asking For Forgiveness, Spitzer Re-enters Politics

Asking For Forgiveness, Spitzer Re-enters Politics
A person close to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to political life with a run for New York City comptroller. The former state attorney general plans to run as a Democrat in the wide-open field for comptroller.
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The Web We Weave: Obviously Political Group Tells IRS It Isn't Involved in Politics

The Web We Weave: Obviously Political Group Tells IRS It Isn't Involved in Politics
A Better America Now — a Florida-based organization — reported to the Federal Election Commission it had spent about $65,000 for a spider-themed mailer and TV advertising in the hard-fought race to represent Texas’ 23rd district. But in a tax return recently filed with the IRS, the group claimed it did not spend any money at all on “direct or indirect political campaign activities.” Right.
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Chris Christie Supports Marriage Inequality and Thus Himself in 2016 Republican Primary

Chris Christie Supports Marriage Inequality and Thus Himself in 2016 Republican Primary
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blasted the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, saying they were "wrong," "inappropriate," and "insulting." By supporting the 2,000 year old institution of marriage, Christie continues his angling towards the 2016 Republican primary.
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VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections

VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections
Republicans in Fairfax County, Va., recently released its endorsements for the Fairfax County Board of Elections. At the top the list, was one Stephen Hunt. It's a name that sounds generic enough to anyone not deeply invested in local politics, but to anyone who sat on an area school board or perhaps a town meeting since 2005 knows the man's specificity all too well.
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Dem Markey Locks Up John Kerry’s Senate Seat

Dem Markey Locks Up John Kerry’s Senate Seat
Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state's U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that failed to draw the attention that the state's 2010 special Senate election did.
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More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli

More Mainstream VA Republicans Side With Sanity/McAuliffe in Fear of Cuccinelli
It's fascinating to watch the old-school Virginia Republicans — mainstream, moderate, pragmatic — throw their support to Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, not to Tea Partier Ken Cuccinelli. And it's a trend that will probably continue, as the Republican ticket fights off charges of corruption and craziness.
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Re-Defining Rape and Abortion Likely to Define Colorado Congressional Race

Re-Defining Rape and Abortion Likely to Define Colorado Congressional Race
Abortion issues have played a key role in recent campaigns at all levels in Colorado, on the campaign trail and in political advertising, and they are likely to take center stage in this race, as U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and challenger Andrew Romanoff fight for the critical votes of women in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District.
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