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Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, ...

Maine Governor Disputes Claim He Discussed Hanging Democratic Leaders With Extremist Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is facing questions over his decision to repeatedly meet with activists who have ties to a group the FBI and Maine law enfo...

Accountability Matters -- Standing Up For Our Right To Know

Arshad Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Arshad Hasan

From closed bridges in New Jersey, to favors for polluters in North Carolina, to accepting expensive gifts in Virginia from high-dollars donors in loo...

Democratic Governors Fall Far Shy Of Republican Counterparts' Fundraising Haul

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association says it raised $12.5 million in the first three months of this year, roughly half what its Re...

Appeals Court Rules Against Rick Scott's Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) effort to purge the state's voter rolls was illegal due to its close proximit...

A Tale of Two Siblings, the ACA, and the Supreme Court

Drew Altman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Drew Altman, Ph.D.

There is a part of the Affordable Care Act that is not at all working as originally envisioned, because the Supreme Court dramatically altered the structure of the law when it ruled that the expansion of Medicaid should be voluntary for states.

Rick Scott's Campaign Plagued By Fake Mexican Accent Controversy

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is downplaying speculation that the campaign's former finance co-chairman, Mike Fernandez, quit over concerns about Scott ...

Republican Governors Association Attacks Medicaid Expansion That Chair Christie Supports

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association released an ad Monday criticizing South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen for supportin...

Govs Throw Cold Water On Legal Weed Despite Public Support

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months afte...

Dems See Chance To Undercut GOP Governors

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign season with broad presidential implications, Democrats are working to undercut prominent Republican governors who ex...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, facing fewer opportunities to pick up seats in the Senate and House, see a more fertile playing field in the three doze...

Dem In Governor's Race Receives Endorsement From Marijuana Reform Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Maryland State Del. Heather Mizeur (D), who is seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), announced Friday that she has re...

Rick Scott Proposes Bigger Budget For Florida In 2014

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into office four years ago vowing to cut taxes and spending, on Wednesday proposed an ele...

Michelle Obama To Democratic Donors: 'Write A Big, Fat Check' In 2014

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama urged Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Los Angeles Wednesday to “write a big, fat check” to help the party's incumbe...

Governors Offer Hint At 2016

AP | KEN THOMAS and SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker introduced new members of his state's workforce and said the proceeds from a projected budget surpl...

Governors, Lawmakers Return To Capitols With An Eye On November

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

GOP Governors Have Edge Entering 2014, But Some Worries Linger

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long g...

Dems Work To Raise Number Of Female Governors

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women. The numbers tell another story when it comes to the nation's governors...

Partisan Politics Color Governors' Decisions On Medicaid Expansion

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan politics are coloring governors' decisions on whether to expand Medicaid in their states. The question of whether more l...

World's 5th Largest Economy Takes on Climate Change

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

The West Coast region is not waiting for the federal government to take action. As Congress remains gridlocked and climate deniers wield bizarre, scientifically-baseless power in DC, West Coast leadership is stepping up to the most pressing global issue facing humanity.

2016 Prospects Mix On Big Stage

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Health care, budgets and education topped the official agenda for governors at their annual summer summit. But the 2016 presidential...

Obama, Congress Get Warning About Possible Shutdown

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — The nation's governors have a warning for President Barack Obama and Congress: A fiscal standoff in Washington this fall could be ca...

Super PAC forms to elect liberal women governors

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Adam Wollner July 10, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, n...

GOP Gov Boasts Strong Showing As Rick Scott, Others Struggle

AP | SANDRA CHEREB and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. — When Republican governors in November gathered in Las Vegas to discuss how to recover from their party's latest electoral dr...

GOP Heavy-Hitters Bring Unapologetic Swagger

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Two Republican heavy hitters are bringing manly back to their machismo-starved party. In terms of public image, it’s hard to think of two Republi...