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Spectacular political meltdowns

Published: Oct 24 2011 10:50:20 AM EDT   Updated On: Jan 24 2014 01:32:50 PM EST

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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