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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.

Sandy, Sean Brock And The Before & After Of Governor Restaurant

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Daniel Klein

If you aren't familiar with what five feet of water does to wood floors, paneling, refrigerators, ingredients... it's not good.

Meet 4-Year-Old Tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Abigael Evans became an Internet sensation this week after her mother Elizabeth filmed her crying over a case of election fatigue. Now, we talk to her about her take on the election and the story behind her viral video, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

Obama and Romney Capture Numerous Debate Awards

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Tareq Salahi Va. Governor Campaign Headed For Television

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.31.2012 | DC
Dan McDermott

With cameras in tow, Tareq Salahi kicks off underdog bid for Governor's mansion Sept. 16. It is perhaps the first-ever statewide political campaign filmed for an independent reality show.

A History of Mitt Romney on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

With the RNC kicking off this week and election mode launching into full gear, What's Trending is taking the opportunity to serve up a YouTube history of Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

Governor Chris Christie: Would He Overshadow Romney as VP?

Robert Guttman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Christie, who is certainly an impressive speaker in person, would be a plus for Romney and the Republicans. But he is probably too lively and outspoken to make it on the ticket.

Lessons From Wisconsin

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Malcolm Kushner

Why couldn't the Democrats find a different opponent to challenge Walker in the recall election? As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Jason Cherkis

Women In 2002 Focus Group Found Mitt Romney 'Snobby'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the 2002 Massachusetts governor's race, a focus group of six women was convened to pick apart the campaigns of Democrat Shannon O'Bri...

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.