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J. Schapiro: McDonnell Appeal Heard; Clinton to Speak; McAuliffe Pardons Wrongly Convicted Man; Judicial Appointments

Jeff Schapiro of the Times-Dispatch offers analysis of the Bob McDonnell appeal, Hillary Clinton's planned appearance in Virginia, Terry McAuliffe's pardon of a man who was convicted and served 29 years for a crime he did not commit, and McAullife's opportunity to appointment several judges.

Jeff Schapiro: Kaine Urges War Powers Action; Fowler's Offensive Posting; Herring Reverses Abortion Regs Ruling; McD. Appeal Hearing

Columnist Jeff Schapiro discusses U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's impassioned speech on presidential war powers revision, Del. Buddy Fowler's racially charged Facebook posting, Atty. Gen. Mark Herring's legal opinion that abortion clinic regulations cannot be imposed on existing facilities, and fortmer Gov. Bob McDonnell's upcoming hearing on his appeal of corruption convictions.

Jeff Schapiro: Herring Wants Sweet Briar Mediation; McAuliffe May be Softening Pipeline Stand; Howell-Stimson; Clinton Takes Webb Idea

Columnist Jeff Schapiro analyzes Virginia political news, including a proposal to mediate Sweet Briar College’s disputed closing, the governor’s position on a controversial pipeline, and Hillary Clinton adopting an issue from Jim Webb.

J. Schapiro: Legislators Still Grappling with Ethics; 460 Deal Dead; Certain Voting Machines Out; Lawmaking in the Dark

Analyst Jeff Schapiro talks about the Virginia General Assembly's "veto session," the end of the U.S. 460 bypass deal, the Board of Elections decision on voting machines which has some localities scrambling, and the study that finds Virginia's legislature is among the most secreative.

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