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  Flailing McDonnell blames staffer

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest stage of implosion by Virginia governor and former best-hope of the Republican Party, Bob McDonnell, who, caught in a lie about the state of literacy test program for felons who want to vote, blamed a "well meaning staffer."

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Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, to discuss absentee voting rights for armed forces members. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg