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McDonnell the Author

If you’re a politician, there’s a tried-and-true way to get relevant or stay relevant, roll out new ideas or defend old ones. Write a book. See, of late: Eric Cantor, George Allen, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney…oh, and this guy named … Continue reading

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Spotted: Spielberg in Richmond

Filmmaker Stephen Spielberg was in Richmond Thursday, meeting with the head of Virginia’s growing film office, fueling speculation that the state is wooing the noted director for a project here. Spielberg met with Rita McClenny, director of the Virginia Film … Continue reading

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McDonnell Talks Immigration

If you happened to be near a television this week, chances are you saw Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) or state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R). They’ve been making the rounds, talking up Virginia’s health care challenge, its newly-explained immigration policy … Continue reading

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Cool Tools

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend a training seminar for government and investigative reporters at Poynter, an institute for journalists. Throughout the coming days and weeks, I’ll be incorporating some of the tools I picked-up there into … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Tim Kaine

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine sat down for a one-on-one interivew with me this week to talk about what he’s been up to since leaving the governor’s mansion in January.

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First on NBC29: McDonnell Meets with Conferees

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) gave what presumably was a last-minute pep talk to state budget negotiators Friday, as the prospects for an on-time adjournment narrowed. The governor, accompanied by Chief of Staff Martin Kent, met with the Senate conferees for about … Continue reading

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In the Dog House…

Well, at least he didn’t ruin the carpet. Nonetheless, Clifford the big red dog — of PBS and storybook fame — ended up in the state Senate’s dog house today for breaking the rules. Clifford (actually a PBS volunteer in … Continue reading

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