Ken Cuccinelli lost a winnable race in Virginia for the governorship this month against Terry McAuliffe, a national-profile Democrat whose primary political skill was fundraising.
The SCOTUS is opening despite the shutdown, and they have some major cases already set with the potential for more overturns of precedent down the line. Issues coming up include: campaign finance, religious freedom, affirmative action, abortion protests, and more.
"The Illegal-Donor Loophole" is the headline of a Daily Beast story by Peter Schweizer of the conservative Government Accountability Institute and Peter Boyer, former reporter at The New Yorker and The New York Times.
It should be well known by now that President Obama holds the all-time, blockbuster records on federal spending, budget deficits and debt.