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6 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Turning Point?

I wasn't one of those cheering when Nixon resigned in August 1974, nor did I applaud Virginia's conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Such history is not for celebration, but rather a call to action, especially for those who consistently sit on the sidelines, waiting, or worse, preferring The Simpsons to graduating from cheerleader to team leader with activists who advocate dignity for all Americans: - Obamacare reality check by Republican Governors, and a national recognition of the need for improved mental healthcare, especially for Veterans.


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19 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Some strategies to help you deal with a crazy boss

If Maureen McDonnell had been tried for the workplace crime of being a crazy boss, the evidence against her would have been damning. During the real trial of McDonnell and her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, one of his Cabinet secretaries described her as "very difficult, very demanding, very diva-ish."


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

Editorial Cartoon - Life After Bob

After former governor Bob McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of corruption Virginia's politicians rushed to close the many loopholes in the state's ethics laws. As we all know whenever a politician makes a lot of noise about doing somethinga wella .they make a lot of noise.


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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

New Missouri Abortion Regs Are Insulting to Women

Earlier this week, Missouri passed a new law mandating a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Advocates for the law argue that this will give women sufficient time to make the decision with a clear head, but this logic is insulting.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Congressman Mark Sanford uses Facebook to call off engagement

Rep. Mark Sanford has announced that his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur has ended and that they have split. His affair with her led to a scandal while he was governor of South Carolina.


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City Paper

The Needle: Shoulda Coulda Woulda

Just What McDonnell Wants to Hear : A juror who was inexplicably excused halfway through former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell 's corruption trial says he would have pushed to not convict the governor and wife. The juror heard most of the prosecution's case, but none of the defense's.


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Daily Times

Corruption: comparison and consequences : September 13, 2014,

One must say that Pakistani leaders give out business contracts and massive commissions to family members and cronies, and the nation pays while they play Pakistanis love to ape the US. Think of the recent Valentine's Day, Halloween and Mother's Day celebrations.


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Fairfax Times

Get it right on ethics front

After a bruising two-year investigation punctuated by an embarrassing five-week trial, a federal jury found former Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of public corruption related to his dealings with dietary supplement entrepreneur Jonnie Williams Sr. The former Star Scientific CEO provided McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, more than $165,000 in ... (more)


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ElectionWatch 2014: Virginia Is Back in the Game

Good news! Another U.S. Senate seat held by an incumbent Democrat is now up for grabs. For the past several months, Virginia's Democratic Senator Mark Warner was expected to easily defeat Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and win re-election handily this coming November.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Minot Daily News

Ramifications of the McDonnell verdict

The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia. By most objective standards, McDonnell did a good job as governor.


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Cheap Politicians - You Get What You Pay For

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison , either currently or in recent times.


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Peter's Take: Lessons From the McDonnell Verdict

Peter's Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of


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The Washington Post

These Bob McDonnell ads from 2009 aged poorly

The Youtube page of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is still up and running. Which, as something of an amateur student of history, I find valuable as a resource for future research.


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End the flood of dark money in politics

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at his corruption trial in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday, September 4. A jury convicted McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on charges related to influence peddling, concluding a sometimes dramatic trial and derailing the political ambitions of the one-time rising star in the Republican Party. Rep. Vance McAllister, shown here as he awaits to be sworn in to the House last fall, asked for forgiveness from God, his family and his constituents after a newspaper published what it said was surveillance video showing the married Louisiana Republican making out with a female staffer.


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ABC News

Former Chef of Disgraced Gov. McDonnell Says Wife Was a Not Balanceda TM

Todd Schneider, the former executive chef of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell, told ABC News' "20/20" that the former first lady was "not balanced. The executive chef of disgraced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell said the former first lady of Virginia would regularly yell and swear at her staff along with routinely flaunting their lavish lifestyle.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Daily News-Record

A Quid Pro Quo?

In deciding the guilt of former Gov. McDonnell , all the jury was obliged to do was assume the existence of a quid pro quo between the governor and businessman Jonnie Williams.


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Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, September 12, 2014

Get ready for another big dose of shocking disclosuresa from auto mechanics to cosmetics saleswomen to baristas, the people in your neighborhood reveal some surprising secrets of their trade. "20/20" airs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 on the ABC Television Network.


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Real ethics reform requires real transparency Now, legislators say...

Last week's corruption convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen appear to have jarred some state legislators who previously believed ethics policies for Virginia were potent and authoritative, thanks to the changes made in the General Assembly earlier this year. But the McDonnells' five-week trial in federal court showed that most of the gifts or monies the former first family sought or accepted from Jonnie Williams would have been perfectly fine-even with the changes in the law.


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The Virginian-Pilot

Dictionary notes Maureen McDonnell's image problem

Her picture on is officially next to the definition of a word that means "an angry or unpleasant woman." McDonnell and her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, were recently found guilty of selling the power and influence of his office for $177,000 in loans, gifts and luxury vacations.


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Virginia Business

Virginia Biotech Park names Carrie Roth executive director

Carrie Roth has officially been tapped to lead the Richmond-based Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. She had been serving as the park's interim leader since December 2013.


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