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Eleven for 2011

As the year draws to a close, we’re looking ahead to 2011, and the big stories that will drive Virginia politics. Here’s my list, in no particular order: Advertisements

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McDonnell on Palin, Barbour and Others

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) played a little game with Time’s Mark Halperin at the Republican Governors Association conference this week. Halperin would name a prominent politician (and likely presidential candidate), and the governor was supposed to give two adjectives to … Continue reading

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McDonnell: Response to focus on jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will talk about jobs — his key campaign theme — during his nationally-televised rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Wednesday night. McDonnell, speaking to reporters inside the General Assembly Building, said he … Continue reading

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McDonnell Talks to Duncan About Charters

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) conveyed his support for the White House’s “Race to the Top” education program in a phone call  this afternoon with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The conversation came hours after Duncan and President Barack Obama stopped at a … Continue reading

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First on NBC29: McDonnell Not Invited to Obama Event

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was not invited to a presidential visit to Falls Church on Tuesday at which President Barack Obama was scheduled to talk about his “Race to the Top” schools initiative. Taylor Thornley, McDonnell’s deputy press secretary, confirmed late Monday … Continue reading

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Webb Reacts to Obama’s Afghan Plan

Sen. Jim Webb (D) said he plans to push the administration to lay out “clearly defined and attainable goals” that ought to be reached before U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Webb reacted to President … Continue reading

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Steele: “The bell is gonna ring”

GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a crowd of supporters Thursday that what happens here next week will reflect on the strength of the national party. “Tuesday is a bellweather,” Steele said. “And the bell is … Continue reading

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