Medicaid: Will McAuliffe play the Cuccinelli card?

The governor can force Republicans’ hand by challenging the legality of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.


Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, the ‘liberal Cuccinelli,’ is left’s new champion

(Zach Gibson / Getty Images)

Attorney General Mark Herring is the liberals’ answer to his controversial predecessor, Ken Cuccinelli.


Va. GOP hires new director and touts $25,000 donation from Ken Cuccinelli

Veteran political operative Shaun Kenney takes the post as the party seeks to regroup after losses.


Staff e-mails portray former Va. first lady as insecure and erratic

(Steve Helber / AP)

The messages are expected to play a part in the McDonnells’ trial on corruption charges.


Cuccinelli, 3 others start Virginia Self Defense Law firm, defending gun rights

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Va. ex-attorney general, 3 partners work for bargain retainers for people charged in self-defense cases.

NoVa legislators, stunned by license plate data collection, form privacy caucus

The bipartisan group outlines goals of preventing state from collecting private information without specific need.


Virginia gubernatorial election winning margins by county

(Katie Park, Ted Mellnik and Richard Johnson / The Washington Post)

Huge wins in large urban area counties powered recent Democratic wins in the Virginia governor’s race, while suburbs contributed the most to the Republican win in 2009. See the pattern.

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Suddenly, the shoe is on the other foot in Richmond

Democrats and Republicans have suddenly switched places.

Mark Herring’s gay-marriage calculation

No law prevents a politician from breaking his promise. But having the right to do it doesn’t make it the right thing to do.


Va. Republicans ready to defend same-sex marriage ban

Republicans react swiftly, accusing Herring of failing to fulfill official duties to defend state Constitution.