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  • Norment sees a gruesome year in Virginia politics

    It's verging on a tradition: when state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment holds his annual pre-session briefing for backers at Williamsburg's Great Wolf Lodge, it always seems to rain.
  • Former Gov. Bob McDonnell sentenced to two years in prison

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison Tuesday. McDonnell, 60, thanked the court for its mercy and apologized to Virginia. He also insisted again that he broke no law. Prosecutors had asked for a decade or more in...

    Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's judge moved by pleas, gives 2-year sentence

    Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's judge moved by pleas, gives 2-year sentence
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for accepting dozens of gifts and loans from a businessman intent on getting help from the state for a line of questionable health supplements. McDonnell became the first...

    More from the McDonnell sentencing

    Bob McDonnell's sentencing lasted more than four-and-a-half hours Tuesday and, as always with this trial, there was more interesting than even a fairly lengthy narrative can contain. U.S. District Court Judge James R. Spencer didn't mention it...

    Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell gets 2 years in prison for corruption, far below what prosecutors wanted

    Family members and friends wept softly as former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told the judge at his sentencing hearing that he couldn't "fathom any deeper humiliation" for taking bribes from a wealthy businessman to promote a dietary supplement. Then, the...