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Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 10:50 AM Oct 24 2011   UPDATED: 1:32 PM Jan 24 2014

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges on Friday morning. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

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On Jan. 24, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. The 14-count indictment, culminating a lengthy investigation of their relationship with a Virginia business executive, alleges fraud by a public official, false statements, and obstruction. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

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