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Va gov says he'll return remaining donor's gifts

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will return a Rolex watch and other gifts given to him and his family by a major campaign donor and businessman who lavished Virginia's first family with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of items over the years. Full story

McDonnell trying to undo damage of gift scandal

   Melissa Harris-Perry reports on the latest developments in the gift-giving scandal in which Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been mired, with the governor now promising the return the Rolex watch he received, and casting blame on his wife for organizing events at the executive mansion

Virginia governor to return all gifts to campaign donor

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said Tuesday he would return all gifts he received from Star Scientific Inc Chief Executive Jonnie Williams in response to a gift-giving scandal that has engulfed the last year of his administration. Full story

Virginia gubernatorial race heats up

   As the investigation unfolds into allegations that current Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell received improper gifts from a donor, the election to replace him is heating up. Polls show Democrat Terry Mcauliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli separated by just 4 points. Virginia State Sen. Ralph Northam join

McDonnell repays loans to Star Scientific CEO

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday he would repay loans he and his family received from a controversial donor, apologizing for the investigations into his relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. Full story

NBC Politics: Virginia governor repays loans to benefactor

 Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, R, said Tuesday that he had repaid loans to a supporter of his, loans which have become the subject of ethics investigations into the governor.McDonnell said in a statement that he had repaid over $124,000 in loans to Jonnie Williams, Jr., th … Full story

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  Candidates take swipes at each other in Virginia gubernatorial race

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Bloomberg News’ Jeanne Cummings talks about the high profile race to replace Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va.

  Bad news keeps coming for Bob McDonnell

Another week, another round of damaging ethics revelations involving the nation's most embattled governor, Virginia's Bob McDonnell. Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss the financial allegations against McDonnell and how they could affect the state’s current gubernatorial race between Republican Ken

  E-mails show McDonnell helping gift giver make health secretary meeting

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest and perhaps most significant development in the scandal surrounding Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, with newly uncovered e-mails showing McDonnell helped Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams get a meeting with the Virginia health secretary.

  How Liz Cheney's tactics could backfire

The daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, is set to challenge veteran Sen. Mike Enzi for the GOP Senate nomination in Wyoming. But did Cheney insult Enzi's age when saying a new generation of leaders should step up? NBC News' Chuck Todd and MSNBC's Steve Kornacki join the conversation. The

  McDonnell scandal metastasizes to real estate deal with appointee

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest facet of the ballooning set of scandals involving Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, this time having to do with renting his house to the Direct of Health he appointed to replace the one who resigned over his administration's radical anti-abortion policies.

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he answers reporters questions in Richmond, Va., Monday, June 24, 2013. McDonnell answered questions on the new state laws taking effect July 1.

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference during their annual meeting in Washington in this file photo taken February 19, 2010. McDonnell said on Tuesday that a reported federal probe into his relationship with a prominent donor would not affect his abil

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Members of the family of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell look at their mobile phones after the speech by Senator John McCain during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa

Members of the family of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell look at their mobile phones after the speech by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)