The Palin family was reportedly involved in a messy fistfight on Saturday night that involved at least 20 people in Anchorage, Alaska at an event sponsored by the annual Iron Dog snowmobile race. Alaska blogger Amanda Coyne offered this description of the fracas: "Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it's something to hear when Sarah screams, 'Don't you know who I am!' And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, 'This isn't some damned hillbilly reality show!'"
Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, the first in state history to be convicted on felony charges, may lose all of his pensions because of a law he signed in 2011 while governor. The legislation states that retirement benefits are forfeited upon certain felony convictions. The Republican has pensions from serving as an Army Reserves lieutenant colonel, Virginia attorney general and state lawmaker in the House of Delegates. read more
"Like most Christians, my family and I can truly say that we're excited about the soon return of Jesus, and I'm sure, if you've been watching the news lately, you know that that return could be any day from now," Robertson said. read more
A jury on Thursday found former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen guilty on multiple counts of conspiracy and honest services wire fraud. The pair were indicted in January on 14 federal counts over their role in a gift scandal. The indictments centered around tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts received by the Republican couple from a wealthy tobacco executive. McDonnell, the first governor in Virginia history to be charged with a crime, and his wife potentially face decades in federal prison. The moment the first guilty verdict was read, Bob McDonnell closed his eyes tightly, shaking in his seat as he wept. The McDonnells, who have been living apart since the trial begin, left in separate vehicles after the verdicts. read more