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  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout

    Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout
    Chris Smith isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s campaigning as if he were. Operating out of a building on Sistrunk Boulevard in historically black northwest Fort Lauderdale, Smith is spearheading a multi-pronged effort to increase...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action

    The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action
    Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor. Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling. Crist said about the...
  • Williams and the McDonnells: A timeline

    March 2009: Star Scientific lets Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign use its jet (leased to it by company chief executive Jonnie Williams) for two trips, together worth more than $10,800. October 2009: Star lets McDonnell use its plane two more times,...
  • Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate
    Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration. After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today

    N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes to Chicago this afternoon for a series of fundraisers in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association — including one for Illinois GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner. Christie, a potential...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...
  • Who's who in the McDonnell trial

    Key figures Former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Virginia's governor from 2009 through 2013, he is facing 14 federal corruption charges for accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman, Jonnie R. Williams St. McDonnell previously served as Virginia...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing
    Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry ...