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Forgiving felons? Something new in the GOP playbook (access required)

(AP) This is not in your grandfather’s Republican playbook: forgiveness toward felons. But Gov. Bob McDonnell is on pace to restore the civil rights of more people who’ve done their time than any governor in modern Virginia history. Republicans would scald a Democrat who did that as being soft on crime. But for McDonnell, a former attorney ...