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Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsFor the second time in two weeks, super PACs will play a major role in determining the outcome of a U.S. Senate primary ...

One Chance for a Democratic Woman Governor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women legislators recognize the difference between legislating for women and families and legislating at them. When more women hold office it changes the conversation. It changes from a conversation about women to a conversation with women -- and that difference is huge.

Governors Chris Christie & Bob McDonnell Get It

El Chanclaso | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

I'm sending Governor Chris Christie a flying chancla for vetoing a marriage equality bill and contending that the people of New Jersey should vote on the matter.

States Should Maintain Role in Nuclear Oversight

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Governors have the responsibility to protect the safety of their citizens. If the plant accidentally releases radiation, the governor takes immediate action, ordering an evacuation, issuing iodine pills. But the governor had no power to prevent an accident in the first place.

Bain Focus Misses Larger Point: Bain Experience Did Not Help Romney Create Jobs as Governor

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Romney's entire premise that as a businessman, he knows how to create jobs as chief executive in government, is phony.

The Next Blagojevich...

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 02.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Why does corruption seem to thrive in our wonderful state (and my native Chicago!), and what can citizens do to stop it?

Balancing Act: Leading in Tough Economic Times

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Barbara Lee

Granholm is an important role model for women who want to run for office. When the world is changing, it's not gender that matters, but the quality of ideas and leadership that will carry the day.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Fourteenth Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The silly season has come early to Washington, it seems. The root cause is a simple fact of American politics these days -- sometimes, there just can't be transparency.

Gov. Scott Walker Removes Painting Of Children

Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker has recently come under fire after the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that he and first lady Tonette...

Is Schwarzenegger's 'Love Child' Entitled To More Child Support?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 07.27.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Much attention has been given in the last two weeks to the disclosure that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with the ...

Where Does the Labor Movement Go From Here?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Amy B. Dean

We must act differently, earning lasting support from the public by showing, in concrete and local fashion, how much the labor movement serves the public good.

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

Blagojevich Seeks To Toss Wiretaps

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge on Monday to bar prosecutors from playing any FBI wiretap recordi...

Jesus, Who?

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Dear Governor Bentley, It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. As a leader of Congregation Temple Isaiah in Culver City, California I fee...

Death Threat Against Palin Critic

Mother Jones | � Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to criticism she received after the January 8 Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin referred to death threats she and her children have received, s...

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This documentary deals with the fall of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who while in office, used an escort service that charged upwards of $2...

Notes From Governor Jerry Brown's Inauguration

Georgia Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgia Kelly

Focusing on the challenges that face us but assuring us that we have what it takes to meet these difficulties, Governor Brown articulated a clear, honest and mature message.

Sandra Lee Won't Live At Governor's Mansion

Gothamist | [1] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Does this mean there won't be tablescapes? The unusual situation of having a divorced Governor-elect has pundits wondering the role of his famous (and...

Cuomo Has Been Planning Transition To Albany For Months

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Cuomo Sworn In As NY Governor, Faces Huge Crises

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) has been sworn into office as New York's 56th governor in a private ceremony. His father, former Gov. M...

BEHIND THE MUSTACHE: Who Is Jimmy McMillan?

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — His profile is suddenly higher than the rent. An unknown candidate named Jimmy McMillan was the breakout star in New York's gubernat...

Cuomo And Paladino Face Off Monday Night

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Carl Paladino's best chance to turn around his staggering campaign comes tomorrow night in a face-to-face debate with rival Andrew Cuomo. ...

Governor Hickenlooper -- Ask for This Money

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

An interesting thing is going on in the states where Republican Governors are being sworn in to replace their Democratic predecessors. From Meteor Bl...

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.