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Congress gears up for a break

  Legislators will head out of town with budget issues looming and the end of the fiscal year fast approaching. Rep. Scott Rigell and Sen. Mark Warner join Andrea Mitchell Reports to explain they want Congress to forgo their recess and meet some deadlines instead.

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

McDonnell’s PAC money bought clothes for his wife

Virginia's first lady shelled out at least $9,800 from her husband's campaign funds at Saks, Macy's and other stores. Full story

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Va. AG expanding computer forensic lab

Democrats try to tar Ken Cuccinelli with Steve King’s brush

Virginia AG seeks funds for police pension plans

Man arrested after coming to Augusta to make contact with "fourteen year old girl"

Va. offshore advocates seek to speed process

CFT: Ex-Tide, UVA QB Phillip Sims says he’s close to choosing new school

CBT: Virginia bringing in Navy for non-conference contest

US sets Sept. date for Va. offshore wind auction

Manufacturing plant to create jobs in Virginia

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  Virginia Gov. McDonnell and why ethics laws need to be changed

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell purchased nearly $10,000 in clothing with money that came from her husband's PAC, which is legal under Virginia's campaign finance laws. The Associated Press' Bob Lewis joins Morning Joe to discuss the story.

  Haass: The Egyptian military has to stop killing people

Top Talkers: At least 72 demonstrators were killed over the weekend in Egypt during protests, the New York Times is reporting. The incident marks one of the deadliest attacks by the country's security services since 2011, and the Morning Joe panel discusses the attacks and the Obama administration's

  Deep Dive: Congress prepares for summer recess

Luke Russert talks with Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., about his suggestion that Congress should stay in session through August.

  Rattlesnake appears at Virginia grocery store

Virginia grocery store managers wrangles rattlesnake before it enters the building. WSLS's Karen McNew reports.

  Scandal-stricken pols degrade image of public service

Rachel Maddow reports on the spiraling scandal of San Diego mayor Bob Filner, the fumbling avoidance of accountability of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, and serial dissembler, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and laments the damage these public servants are doing to what it means to

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