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McAuliffe Addresses Criticism Over Business Record

McAuliffe Addresses Criticism Over Business Record

Some Virginia republicans accuse democrat Terry McAuliffe of exaggerating his business record during his run for governor. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey asked McAuliffe about the criticism Thursday... Watch »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Julie Carey

Terry McAuliffe Defends Business Credentials

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe dispute Republican accusations about his business success. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Cuccinelli Attacks McAuliffe on Tax Returns

Cuccinelli Attacks McAuliffe on Tax Returns

Ken Cuccinelli borrows a page from Barack Obama's playbook. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Associated Press

Va. General Assembly Adopts Changes in Transportation Bill

Va. General Assembly Adopts Changes in Transportation Bill

Virginia’s General Assembly adopted Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendments to his transportation funding bill. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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By Julie Carey

Va. Approves Amendment Barring Abortion Coverage by Health Care Exchange Plans

Va. Approves Amendment Barring Abortion Coverage by Health Care Exchange Plans

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's controversial amendment to bar health insurance plans sold through a federal exchange from covering most abortions won approval from both the House and Senate. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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By Bob Lewis

Abortion Coverage, Medicaid Potential Flashpoints in Va.

Abortion Coverage, Medicaid Potential Flashpoints in Va.

Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment that would ban abortion coverage from insurance plans sold in Virginia through a health care exchange managed and funded by the federal government faces a close vote in the... Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Associated Press

McAuliffe, Unchallenged, Is Va. Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee

McAuliffe, Unchallenged, Is Va. Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee

Terry McAuliffe is the Democratic Party's nominee for this fall's Virginia governor's race. Read »

Monday, Apr 1, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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By Associated Press

Judge: Virginia Marriage Law Unfair to Sikhs

Judge: Virginia Marriage Law Unfair to Sikhs

A Fairfax County judge ruled in favor of four Sikh men who challenged a Virginia law that required them to pay $500 to perform marriage ceremonies. Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

McDonnell Signs A-F School Grading Bill

McDonnell Signs A-F School Grading Bill

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed a number of bills Friday to reform public schools in Virginia, part of his ALL STUDENTS initiative. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By BOB LEWIS

Bolling to Forgo Independent Bid for Va. Gov.

Bolling to Forgo Independent Bid for Va. Gov.

Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling ruled out an independent bid for Virginia governor Tuesday, clearing the way for a one-on-one major-party showdown between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken... 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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