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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Campaign Across the River

Sherwood's Notebook: The Campaign Across the River

The Notebook was taken by a startling story in The Washington Post that prominent Republicans were openly critical of GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli and his race for governor. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Cuccinelli Donates Value of Gifts

Cuccinelli Donates Value of Gifts

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has given a Richmond charity $18,000, the same value of gifts he accepted from a troubled nutritional supplements maker and its CEO, after months of being... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Erica Jones

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

Sherwood's Notebook: Dunbar, on the Rise

It was just a great event Monday when city leaders opened the new, $125 million Dunbar High School near North Capitol Street and New York Avenue. Read »

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Lawyers Meet With Investigators

Va. Gov. McDonnell’s Lawyers Meet With Investigators

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers met with investigators Monday in the continuing probe into gifts the governor and his family received from a politically connected donor. Read »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Michael Felberbaum

Star Scientific: No Federal Charges Expected

Star Scientific: No Federal Charges Expected

The Virginia dietary supplement maker whose executive is at the heart of a political scandal involving Gov. Bob McDonnell told investors Friday it doesn't expect to be prosecuted. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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By Steve Szkotak

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Amid Scandal, Virginia Governor Drawing on Real Estate

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell refinanced his private residence and restructured loans on other properties as he repays a businessman and donor who showered him and his family with gifts. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

The campaign for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, confirmed Cuccinelli asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to call a special session to address ethics reform. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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By NBC Washington

McDonnell to Return All Remaining Gifts From Political Donor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return all remaining family gifts from Jonnie Williams. Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Post: Investigators Look Into Va. First Lady’s Dental Work

Post: Investigators Look Into Va. First Lady’s Dental Work

Investigators are looking into dental work received by Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell and whether the cosmetic procedures were done for free, two sources familiar with the investigation told The... Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Gov. McDonnell Supporters Set up Fund for His Defense

Gov. McDonnell Supporters Set up Fund for His Defense

Supporters of embattled Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday the creation of a nonprofit corporation to accept donations for his legal defense as federal and state authorities look into the governor's ties to... Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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