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Howell, Norment ask DOJ to dismiss case against McDonnell

House Speaker Bill Howell and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment are asking the DOJ to dismiss its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell.


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Ken Plum: Bob McDonnell and the court of public opinion

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously overturned the public corruption conviction of Virginia’s former governor, Bob McDonnell.


There is a next for Bob McDonnell

So you’re Bob McDonnell, and you woke up Monday morning as you did every morning the past 21 months, facing the possibility of two years in federal prison.


Scholars comment on Supreme Court ruling in McDonnell corruption case

The U.S. Supreme Court smacked the hands of federal prosecutors in the corruption case brought against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.


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Podcast: Busy day at the U.S. Supreme Court

AFP editor Chris Graham discusses a busy day in the Supreme Court – with rulings in controversial cases involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and a Texas abortion law.


Supreme Court overturns Bob McDonnell corruption convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges, ruling that prosecutors had too broadly defined the scope of the case.


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Reversal? Supreme Court seems to be leaning toward McDonnell

The Supreme Court could be leaning toward siding with convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in his corruption case.


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CREW files McDonnell amicus with Supreme Court

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell.


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CREW statement on Bob McDonnell Supreme Court review

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington issued a statement on the Supreme Court decision to review the corruption conviction of former Gov. Robert McDonnell.


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U.S. Supreme Court to review Bob McDonnell conviction

The United States Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia news, politics, college football on WREL-1450

Is the former First Couple on its way to prison? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the latest in the corruption case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va. Chris also talks about the upcoming Nov. 3 general election and the busy weekend in Virginia college football.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk Virginia politics. The segment includes an update on the appeals of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in their federal corruption case, and the division in the Virginia General Assembly over redistricting and the appointment of a new Virginia Supreme Court justice.


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Appeals court: Bob McDonnell to prison while awaiting final appeal?

A federal appeals court has set into motion the possibility that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell could be headed to prison as soon as next week while awaiting a final appeal of his conviction on federal corruption charges.


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The Chris Graham Show: Maureen McDonnell, Virginia in the presidential race, Rockingham County Fair

The Chris Graham Show reports on the busy week at the Rockingham County Fair – with concerts featuring Lady Antebellum, Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd – then dives into Virginia politics with segments on the bribery case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, former First Lady Maureen McDonnell, and presidential contenders Jim Gilmore and Jim Webb.


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Former First Lady files appeal of corruption convictions

Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell is hopeful that recent appeals court decisions in the corruption case of her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, won’t impact her own efforts to get her charges overturned.


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Bob McDonnell down to his last strike

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the request of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to have the entire court reconsider the appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges, leaving him one avenue – the U.S. Supreme Court.


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The Chris Graham Show: Waynesboro High School, ACC Football Kickoff, Bob McDonnell, and more

The debut of The Chris Graham Show covers a range of hot topics, including the debate on a new Waynesboro High School, the upcoming ACC Football Kickoff and the Bob McDonnell corruption case.


Governor McAuliffe announces settlement to recover taxpayer dollars from Route 460 contract

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his administration has reached an agreement with U.S. 460 Mobility Partners, the company that was contracted to execute the now-cancelled US Route 460 public-private partnership.


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Podcast: College baseball, the latest on the McDonnells, campus sexual violence, more Virginia news

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk Virginia news, sports and politics.


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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks news, sports, politics on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington. The segment covers a wide spectrum of Virginia news and sports: including the latest on court proceedings involving former Gov. Bob McDonnell, accused serial killer Jesse Matthew and UVA student Martese Johnson, and then, switching gears, the latest from the 2015 NCAA Tournament.


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AFP editor talks Maureen McDonnell case on WMAL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks about the Maureen McDonnell sentencing on “Washington’s Drive at Five” on WMAL in Washington, D.C., on Friday.


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Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced in corruption case

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in federal prison on convictions in a corruption case also involving her husband, one-time Republican Party rising political star Bob McDonnell.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has strong approval rating: Why?

A poll out last week from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University has Gov. Terry McAuliffe with a solid approval rating.


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Unleash the hounds: Bob McDonnell, oppo research and Richmond

Bob McDonnell is about to pull two years of hard time in a federal prison for accepting loans and gifts from a political benefactor.


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What are the chances of a successful Bob McDonnell appeal?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are saying they will appeal his convictions on 11 counts in a federal corruption trial that has him headed to prison on Feb. 9. But what are the chances that an appeal can be successful?


UVA report on school readiness finds some Virginia students lacking

A new study conducted by education researchers at the University of Virginia finds that about one-third of Virginia students lack at least one important element of readiness for kindergarten.


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AFP editor Chris Graham talks Bob McDonnell sentencing on WMAL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins WMAL Drive at Five host Larry O’Connor to talk about the sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.


House Speaker Bill Howell on Bob McDonnell sentencing

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Gov. McAuliffe statement on Bob McDonnell sentencing

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the sentencing hearing of former Governor Bob McDonnell.


Too much, too little? Two years for Bob McDonnell is about right

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced 20 years in prison on his convictions on 11 counts in his federal corruption case.


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Two years for Bob McDonnell in federal corruption case

A federal judge has sentenced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in prison on his convictions in a corruption case, a stunning downfall for a once-rising star in the Republican Party.


AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics on WMAL in Washington, D.C.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on Washington, D.C., talk radio station WMAL’s “Drive at Five” with host Larry O’Connor on Friday to discuss the latest developments in the upcoming sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.


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How many years does Bob McDonnell face in next week’s sentencing?

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be sentenced next week on convictions in his 2014 corruption trial. The one-time rising Republican star faces a decade in prison, but will McDonnell really get that much time? AFP editor Chris Graham and host Jim Bresnahan discuss the McDonnell sentencing on WREL-1450AM.


The Top News Stories of 2014

This edition of Inside the Newsroom dives into the Top News Stories of 2014. Host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham have it narrowed down to five, topping the list with the trial, conviction and pending sentencing of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on corruption charges.


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#FreeBobMcDonnell: 10 years is 10 years too many

The U.S. probation office has recommended that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least 10 years in prison for his convictions on a series of corruption charges. Seriously.


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More on the UVA Rolling Stone rape story, Virginia politics and more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., to talk about the latest developments in the Rolling Stone UVA rape story controversy.


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Tooclosetocall? Seriously? It’s over, Mark Warner won already

There is one precinct left to count of the 2,557 spread across Virginia, the University Hall precinct in Albemarle County, and Mark Warner has a 16,540-vote lead over Ed Gillespie.


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GOP partisans: McDonnell is not guilty, or they’re all guilty

Conservative waterboy Bart Hinkle has the Bob McDonnell appellate case all figured out: blame Obama. Or to take it to the extreme, indict Obama, because really, why not?


Ken Plum: The legacy of Bob McDonnell

I had no idea what to expect when the jury announced it had reached its verdicts on the charges against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, but when the verdicts were announced I was stunned.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va. The focus of the discussion is the fallout from the guilty verdicts in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.


Will Hammer: Corporate cronyism on full display by both parties

Two headlines this week concerning elected officials on both sides of the aisle highlight the cronyism inherent within our government.


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First meeting with Bob McDonnell

I first met Bob McDonnell in 2003. I’d not yet heard of him when he was introduced to me at the grand opening of a local Republican election headquarters in Waynesboro that fall.


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The sad fall of Bob McDonnell

As recently as last week, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was talking with reporters covering his corruption trial about perhaps running for governor again in 2017, and it wasn’t hard for at least GOP partisans to imagine that being within the realm of possibility.


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Political fallout from Bob McDonnell verdict

You have to wonder how Phil Puckett and Terry Kilgore reacted to the news that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple federal corruption charges related to $170,000 in loans and gifts that the former First Couple received from a state businessman.


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Democratic Party chair statement on Bob McDonnell verdict

Today, after a nearly month-long trial, a jury found former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell guilty on all 11 charges filed against him. His wife, Maureen, was also found guilty on nine of those same 11 charges.


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Convicted: Why did the jury convict Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, based their defense against federal corruption charges on the dysfunctional relationship between the former First Couple.


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Mark Warner statement on Bob McDonnell verdict

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement on today’s verdicts in the corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on the McDonnell corruption verdict

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following the verdict in the public corruption case against former Governor Bob McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen McDonnell.


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Strong statement from Attorney General Mark Herring on McDonnell conviction

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell.


House Speaker Bill Howell on McDonnell corruption conviction

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell issued the following statement Thursday on the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Guilty! Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife convicted on multiple charges

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple counts of conspiracy, public corruption, bribery and related charges in a Richmond court on Thursday.


News Roundup: Military plane crash, Bob McDonnell trial, Labor Day in Buena Vista

A grim discovery last night in Deerfield, Va., as investigators discovered the remains of Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., the pilot on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Orleans whose F-15C jet crashed in the mountains of western Augusta County early Wednesday morning.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks news, politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talked news and politics with WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va., with host Jim Bresnahan. The segment covered the latest news regarding the military jet crash in Augusta County this week, plus the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, and looked ahead to the opening weekend of college football.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Virginia, with morning-show host Jim Bresnahan. The topics covered this week include the ongoing corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the news that U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has agreed to a series of joint appearances and debates with his two re-election rivals.


AFP editor Chris Graham talks Bob McDonnell, Tony Stewart on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks this week on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Virginia, with host Jim Bresnahan on the latest on the Bob McDonnell corruption case and the ongoing news regarding the fatal on-track accident involving NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.