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Virginia Politics Blog Archive: John W. Warner

Democrats call on McDonnell to replace Malek as chairman of commission

House Democratic leaders called on Gov. Bob McDonnell to replace businssmen Fred Malek as chairman of his government reform commission because of questions that have been raised about his past. In a letter, Dels. Ward Armstrong and Ken Plum asked McDonnell to replace Malek with either former U.S. Sen. John Warner, Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible or John "Dubby" Wynne, who already sits on the commission. "It is clear that the important work of the commission would be distracted by questions about past behavior by its Chairman, and that would be a disservice to the Commonwealth,'' they wrote. As an aide to President Nixon, Malek in 1971 compiled a list of Jews in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an action that has been the subject of numerous articles and for which Malek has repeatedly apologized. Malek received a $100,000 civil fine in 2004 in a pension case as part...

By Anita Kumar  |  May 27, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , John W. Warner , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Beyer's Going-Away Party

Tonight, a who's who of Virginia politics will attend a lavish party in honor of the soon-to-be ambassador to Switzerland, Don Beyer. The garden party will take place at the Old Town Alexandria home of David Abshire, a former ambassador himself (to NATO). Hope it doesn't rain. Two hundred people is a lot to have in your house. Unless maybe you are Abshire and have an undoubtedly large house that was featured in the 2000 Kevin Bacon movie Hollow Man. Hosts include Sen. Mark Warner, former senator John Warner and former governor Chuck Robb and their wives. Guest include Susan Eisenhower (yes, that Eisenhower -- granddaughter of the former president), Rep. Jim Moran, William Webster, former director of the FBI and CIA and Mack McLarty, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton. There will also be a few ambassadors in attendance: the ambassador to Liechtenstein, former ambassador to the European...

By Anita Kumar  |  August 5, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , John W. Warner , Mark Warner  
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John Warner to Return to D.C. Law Firm

Former U.S senator John W. Warner, a Virginia Republican, announced today that he will return to the Washington law firm Hogan & Hartson, where he was a partner until launching a long career in public service in 1969. Warner left his Senate seat in January after 30 years in office; before that, he was undersecretary and secretary of the U.S. Navy. A graduate of the University of Virginia law school, Warner will return to Hogan & Hartson as a partner concentrating on national security, international trade and global climate issues. "People say I will be a rainmaker," Warner said. "And, well, yes, I will probably bring a few showers. But what I want to do is to work with the younger lawyers to inspire them to try to achieve the goals in life that they have. In return, I ask them to invigorate me so that I can press on...

By Amy Gardner  |  March 11, 2009; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Amy Gardner , John W. Warner  
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John Warner Knighted for Service

Former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) will be made an honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II. The award is in recognition of Warner's service to strengthening the alliance between the United States and United Kingdom, particularly in fighting threats to national security around the world, according to a press release from the British Ambassador. "John Warner has spent his life in the service of the American people,'' British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald said. "Throughout his long and distinguished career he has been a constant and unstinting friend of the United Kingdom, working with us on issues ranging from defense cooperation to the Northern Ireland peace process."...

By Anita Kumar  |  February 19, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/U.S. Senate , John W. Warner  
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Surrogates Flock to Virginia (Updated)

With just two weeks left before the Nov. 4 election, a slew of big-name politicians are flocking to battleground Virginia to stand in for Sens. John McCain (R) and Barack Obama (D). Both parties are ramping up efforts to win the state's 13 electoral votes but with more money and staff the Democrats are usually holding more events, sometimes several each day. Just take a look at the schedule for the next couple days: The Democrats will hold events with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in Arlington tomorrow; Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, in Southwest tomorrow and Wednesday; former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus in various locations, mostly in central Virginia, tomorrow and Wednesday and retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark in Roanoke and Harrisonburg Wednesday. The Republicans will hold events with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) in Harrisonburg and...

By Anita Kumar  |  October 20, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , John McCain , John W. Warner  
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Webb Pays Tribute to Warner

Democratic Sen. Jim Webb honored his Republican colleague, Sen. John W. Warner, who is retiring after three decades in the Senate. Webb, elected in 2006, took the Senate floor this afternoon to pay tribute to Warner, considered an elder statesman highly regarded for his expertise in defense matters. "He has always put the interests of the people of Virginia and the people in this country ahead of political party,'' Webb said. "He has been very clear at different times that he and I are in different parties. But this is an individual who has served this body with great wisdom and a deeply ingrained sense of fairness and someone who has the temperament and the moral courage of a great leader." Warner then took the floor, saying in an emotional response that he was "moved" and "grateful" for Webb's comments. "America will always look down on you as a proud...

By Anita Kumar  |  September 29, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Anita Kumar , James Webb , John W. Warner  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Virginia Delegates Get Ready for Convention, Anita Kumar , August 31, 2008
Warner Continues Tour Around the State, Anita Kumar , May 5, 2008
Warner Kicks Off Senate Campaign, Anita Kumar , May 4, 2008
Gilmore Declines to Debate Marshall, Anita Kumar , April 28, 2008
Marshall Challenges Gilmore to Debate, Anita Kumar , April 25, 2008
Gilmore Claims Victory in Senate Nomination, Anita Kumar , April 21, 2008
U.S. House Members Stop by Virginia House, Anita Kumar , February 4, 2008
Mark Warner Looks for Online Donors, Anita Kumar , December 27, 2007
Is Sen. Warner Still Unsure About Gilmore?, Anita Kumar , November 19, 2007
John Warner Reacts to Election, Tim Craig , November 7, 2007
John Warner Isn't Sharing Campaign Wealth, Tim Craig , November 5, 2007
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