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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.


McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

(Patrick Kane / AP)

Virginia’s governor wants to improve the state’s reputation on governance by toughening ethics rules.

Stone Bridge QB Joe Thompson chooses Charlotte

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Bulldogs junior QB commits to the 49ers following a recent unofficial visit.

Here’s how Virginia’s governor defends his Homeland Security lobbying: Just ‘raising heck’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe downplayed suggestions that he received special treatment, saying he was merely “raising heck” with a slow-moving Department of Homeland Security.


McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

(Steve Helber / AP)

Calling them unconstitutional, the Virginia governor killed the measures live on the radio.


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe expected to veto about 20 bills

(Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Two people familiar with his plans say bills related to guns, voting and education are on the chopping block.


Former Pa. governor Rendell says he wasn’t seeking favors for visa program

(Kate Patterson / For The Washington Post)

He says he complained to top Homeland Security officials because the EB-5 program was ‘a mess.’


Legislators question role of alcohol agents after U-Va. arrests

(Bryan Beaubrun / AP)

House Democrats are asking to be briefed on the arrest of Martese Johnson.


U-Va. students’ anger grows as they demand answers about arrest

(J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post)

Students walked out of a meeting held in the wake of a black student’s bloody arrest in Charlottesville.

President Obama jokes about Clinton’s e-mails, Scott Walker and marijuana at Gridiron Club dinner

The president made wisecracks about the passage of time to a white-tie crowd of journalists.


Norfolk Catholic church protests McAuliffe parade participation

(Win Mcnamee / Getty Images)

Holy Trinity parish withdraws from St. Patrick’s Day event because of governor’s stands on abortion, gay marriage.