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The Gubernatorial Transition of Terry McAuliffe

Heath Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

On Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia. Following the lengthy campaign, the real work of the job begins Wednesday during the ten-week gubernatorial transition.

Christie Faces Likely Reelection In Lopsided Race

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday w...

Political Trick or Treat: Scary Charades from Male Candidates

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Most adults may not dress up in costume for Halloween. Yet that hasn't stopped some political candidates from masquerading as something they're not in order to woo women voters. Here's a look at a few of these tricks -- and their more forthright alternatives.

If This Is What 2016 Is Going to Look Like, the GOP Is in Big Trouble

Jason Sattler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

If Cuccinelli were leading in polls -- even his own poll -- appealing to the far right with abstruse arguments that have almost no appeal to swing voters probably wouldn't be a very good idea with only eight days until the election.

You Can Feel Good About a Vote for Terry McAuliffe

Ben Tribbett | Posted 12.25.2013 | DC
Ben Tribbett

If you want to repeal Obamacare -- or the taxes needed to fund it -- run for Congress. But for governor, we need someone who will protect Virginia's interests first and ensure we are not paying for federal programs in other states while getting nothing in return. That's Terry McAuliffe.

Why Ken Cuccinelli Will Lose in Virginia and What It Means for the GOP

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

This spells very serious problems for the Republican party that I'm (mostly) proud to support. But the problems aren't those that many party insiders are likely to harp on. Instead, they're fundamental issues related to style and governance.

The Unexpected Blue in Texas

Charlie Saginaw | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Charlie Saginaw

The idea that Austin is the democratic oasis in a red dessert fortifies the status quo and allows Republicans to continue winning state office by default.

The Criminalization of Medical Care?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Now that he is running for governor, Cuccinelli appears to have put aside the personhood issue -- saying his focus is on " jobs and the economy" -- should he be taken seriously?

Movin' on out... of Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Reboot Illinois

United Van Lines is one of the largest moving companies in the United States. Each year since 1978, it has reported its annual migration study, whi...

A minimum wage history in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A bill before the Illinois General Assembly seeks to raise the state's minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour over three years....

Rick Perry Calls Hillary Clinton

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Charles Clymer

HILLARY: I'm sorry, Rick who? RICK: Governor Rick Perry? ...you know, of Texas? HILLARY: Okay, yes... hi, Rick. May I ask how you got this number?

Want to change the state constitution? It's not easy -

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Two proposals to amend the Illinois Constitution have received lots of attention this year. One proposes to eliminate the office of lieutenant gover...

Talking About a Little Illinois Revolution This Independence Day

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Those demonstrations in Egypt and Brazil, and the Arab Spring uprisings that came before them, remind me once again that our government can be better if we're willing, together, to put in some effort. To speak up. To demand change. To attend a meeting now and then.

How Much Money Does Illinois Have? We Don't Know!

Anthony Knierim | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Anthony Knierim

How much of our money does Illinois have? Is it spending too much? We still don't know, yet. Here we are, nearly a year after Illinois' last fiscal ...

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Liberal Troublemakers: Obama, Christie & McCain

Susie Sampson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Senator John McCain has gone and made himself an illegal immigrant. At least that's what my friends over at Tea Party Nation tell me. And they're always tellin' facts so it must be true.

E.W. Jackson is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Ken Cuccinelli

Jesse Berney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Jesse Berney

His new running mate E. W. Jackson makes Ken Cuccinelli look like Mike Bloomberg. The more time the media and oppo-researchers spend digging up old statements of Jackson's (and there is already a goldmine out there), the more normal -- and electable -- Cuccinelli looks.

Texas Versus America

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Anyone else would be embarrassed about the timing. But not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Why should he be bothered by the awkward juxtaposition of his Texas ad campaign in Illinois launching just as a damning report on the state of his state is released by the Texas Legislative Study Group (TSG)?

We Need More Women in Governorships

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Gov. Peter Shumlin

For every piece of good news we hear about women assuming new leadership roles, there is more evidence that our current political culture fails to encourage qualified women to run for office.

Governor Hickenlooper Chooses Oil and Gas Industry Over Colorado, Will Be Primaried

Wade Norris | Posted 05.18.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

If you were to Google the name of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as recently as a couple of months ago, you'd see articles such as "John Hickenl...

The Perry Principle

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

The Perry Principle is simple to state: If a law, policy, or idea does not in any manner provide benefit to the businesses and personal welfare of Rick Perry's political donors, it is to be avoided.

Maryland: Leading the Way in Cyber

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.

2013: Ground Zero for Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in CO. In support of the citizens of Longmont and to inform and encourage other communities in Colorado, Be the Change held a rally and performance event.

It's Time to Appreciate Our Republican Governors

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Mousa Alshanteer

Our Republican governors are not only preparing their party so that they can attain electoral victories at the national level, but they are doing what is best for our country, our civilians, and our future.

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.