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Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
FBI looking into donor's gifts to Va. Gov. McDonnell

FBI looking into donor's gifts to Va. Gov. McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating gifts from the head of a dietary supplement manufacturer to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, sources tell The Washington Post
McDonnell ties to business exec questioned

McDonnell ties to business exec questioned

RICHMOND, Va., March 31 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faces questions about his relationship with a businessman marketing a controversial dietary supplement, The Washington Post said.
Romney: GOP must learn from losses

Romney: GOP must learn from losses

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans should learn from his campaign's mistakes to win in the future, failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a gathering of conservatives.
McConnell calls for conservative unity

McConnell calls for conservative unity

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called for an end to the "crybaby caucus" Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Lipton to stay in Suffolk, Va.

SUFFOLK, Va., March 11 (UPI) -- Unilever says it will invest $96 million to expand a Lipton Tea manufacturing plant in Suffolk, Va.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
By United Press International
State electoral changes could favor GOP

State electoral changes could favor GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Several states with Republican-dominated legislatures may alter the way they allocate electoral votes to try to shift power toward the GOP, officials say.

Va. gay judge to get second hearing

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Virginia lawmakers will again consider the fate of an openly gay judge who criticized "don't ask, don't tell" during his time in the military.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

States saying 'no' to healthcare exchanges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. states have turned up their noses at setting up their own health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration said Friday.
After election loss, GOP hones in on brand, message, appeal

After election loss, GOP hones in on brand, message, appeal

More than a month has passed since Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the finger-pointing continues as the Republican Party lurches toward the new year.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

Mark Warner says no to Virginia gov's race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday he won't make a bid to become Virginia governor next year.
Deadline extended for healthcare exchanges

Deadline extended for healthcare exchanges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- States have until Dec. 14 to decide if they will set up their own health insurance exchanges or let the U.S. government do it, the White House said Thursday.

GOP governors seek exchange deadline delay

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Republican Governors Association leaders, meeting in Las Vegas, have asked President Obama for more time and guidance on creating health insurance exchanges.
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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell waves as he departs after speaking at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation fourth annual "Defending the American Dream" summit in Washington on August 27, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician who has been the 71st Governor of Virginia since January 2010. A former lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, McDonnell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1993 to 2006 and served as Attorney General of Virginia from 2006 to 2009.

McDonnell was elected as the Governor of Virginia on the back of the campaign slogan, "Bob's for Jobs", defeating Democratic state Senator Creigh Deeds by a 17-point margin in a 2009 general election marked by the late-2000s recession. McDonnell was inaugurated on January 16, 2010, on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol to succeed Tim Kaine. He currently serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Since taking office, McDonnell has declared a Confederate History Month, successfully handed over two consecutive budget surpluses , and pushed for privatisation, extending a contract to outsource the state's computer operations and attempting to auction off the state's ABC liquor stores, and promoted offshore drilling for Virginia. He has sought to fund transportation improvements from non-traditional revenues sources including the proposal to auction-off liquor stores and establishing a toll booth at the Virginia-North Carolina border. He has used his amendatory veto power to restrict state funding for abortions.

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