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Ryan Grim Discusses Governors' Discontent With Washington On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim went on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the National Governors Association meeting this past weekend and ...

Freedom Fries, Take Two

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

Perhaps because so many have their eyes on the 2012 prize, Republican governors and candidates are targeting their far-right base, using language that would make Ronald Reagan blush.

Chris Cillizza: Governors Races Take Center Stage In 2010

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association and Democratic Governors Association -- long regarded as the forgotten little brother (or sister) of the national...

In Politics, It's All About Timing, and Democratic Governors Could Use Some

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

For Democratic gubernatorial candidates, time is running out. And two uncontrollable forces are making their political lives exceedingly perilous.

The States of the Union

David Adkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Adkins

Our national response to the current crisis depends on having strong state partners at the table. We may have reached the backside of the Great Recession but the state fiscal crisis still lies ahead.

Cities Running on Fumes: Where Was the Fuel in the SOTU?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

In his State of the Union address, President Obama missed an opportunity to explain how his plans for economic growth, job creation, and the middle class can truly succeed. We need spending, not cuts.

Republican Retirements Still Outnumber Democratic Ones

Washington Monthly | Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

'DROPPING LIKE FLIES'?.... Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) is retiring. So is Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). And before anyone could catch their breath, Colora...

What I Want For Christmas: Mass Clemency

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

A mass, collective pardon of nonviolent offenders would reunite hundreds of thousands of families, save billions of dollars in incarceration costs, and might foster a national spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The GOP "Comeback" is Really a Throwback

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

American voters will reward the party that optimistically puts forth a concrete plan to return prosperity. And while the jury on the new administration is still out, the case against the GOP has long been closed.

Overstimulated: Governors Got The Goods

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

If the federal government does not turn its attention to urban areas soon, not only will city residents suffer disproportionately from the downturn but the entire economic recovery will be slowed.

Still Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president's time is limited, and he's got no time like a member of Congress for hit-and-run needs. He has to lead for the real needs of the country.

How The GOP Plans to Redistrict Its Way Back Into Power

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

For those in California, New York and Florida who wonder why you should care about governors' races in Nevada, Georgia and Texas: those states will all pick up Congressional seats in 2012.

The States of Health Care Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

This is less a debate about health care reform and more a debate about federalism.

Governors Balk Over Emerging Health Bill Because Of Cost

New York Times | KEVIN SACK and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern Sunday about the shape of the health care bill emerging from Congress, f...

Governors: Don't Fray the Medicaid Safety Net, Congress: Don't Let Them

Stuart Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Shapiro

Congress clearly included the Medicaid funding in the stimulus package to preserve health care access. Instead, in many states those funds are being used to substitute for state dollars.

Robots in Education

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

Engineers have made great advances in robotics in recent years. Everyday-robots can vacuum rugs and mop floors. More advanced models can act as secretary of education.

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

A Model for Michelle in California

Daniel Zingale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Zingale

The un-written rules long dictated that first ladies stand by, stand behind, and, at best, stand-in for their elected spouse.

Three Truly Weird Governors, USA

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

Somehow Palin's speaking pattern, upswept hair, glasses and supreme self-confidence electrified the body politic. Love or fear her, she and her small-town ways could not be ignored.

US Governors To Obama: We Need A $1 Trillion

Reuters | Jon Hurdle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country's 50 states to help pay for education, welfare...

Our Governor Problem

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Bing

What's wrong with our Governors? Is there something about the office itself that's driving the best minds of our generation crazy?

Flailing Dailies: Bye Bye Urban Newspapers?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Moroz

Indeed, city dailies in a tenuous economic state would likely not close their doors completely, but instead would provide only online content or eliminate weekend service.

Governors Against State Bailouts, for Ideological Purity

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

While around 40 governors met with Obama in Philadelphia to discuss states' growing budget woes, two governors took to the Wall Street Journal's op-ed page to argue against federal aid to states.

No Rear-View Mirrors: Managing the Economic Crisis

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lance Simmens

This is not just smart politics, it is smart policy. Obama realizes he needs broad support for the hard choices that need to be made, and he is going about securing that support.

Jumpstart the Economy -- Invest in State and Local Governments

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

President-elect Barack Obama holds an unprecedented meeting tomorrow with the nation's governors to outline key steps that need to be taken to revive the nation's economy.