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Joe Biden Calls On Governors To Lead Nation Out Of 'Mess'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democrat...

Governors Erupt In On-Camera Dispute During White House Visit

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama Monday claimin...

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GOP Gov Sticks With 'Wait And See' Approach To Gun Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is taking a "wait and see" approach to a series of pro-gun bills that are working their way through her st...

GOP Gov Urges Governors To Help Reverse 'Crazy' Olympics Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Iowa is campaigning to get his gubernatorial colleagues from around the country to join his effort to overtur...

Brewer Sets The Record Straight About Obama Relationship

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) dismissed the idea of being "Best Friends Forever" with President Barack Obama on Monday, after attending a dinner at the ...

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GOP Governor: Budget Cuts Are 'Not Rocket Science'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Republican governors called for President Barack Obama to "show leadership" on fiscal issues, while urging Obama and Congre...

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Dr. Oz Tells Governors To Promote Healthy Lifestyles, Have Enough Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors closed their conference here Monday following a call from Dr. Mehmet Oz for them to have more sex. Oz, speaki...

Michelle Obama To Press Governors On Veterans' Jobs

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian j...

GOP Govs Softening Rhetoric Toward Obama While Faced With Own Challenges

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many Republican governors who worked to thwart much of President Barack Obama's first-term agenda are shifting gears and softening their...

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GOP Gov Pushes Employment Plan To Colleagues

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of South Dakota shared his personal experience growing up as the child of two deaf parents as part of the Nation...

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GOP Gov. Blames 'Everybody' For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Oklahoma blames both parties for the partisan gridlock causing the country to speed toward sequestration, the...

GOP Candidate Blasted For 'Extreme Makeover'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Hawaii's open U.S. Senate seat is being criticized by Democrats for trying to promote a record of bipartisanship, a charge ...

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'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

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Christie Declines Number Two Post At National Governors Association

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va - In a surprising move, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined a long-planned move into the vice chairmanship of the National Go...

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GOP Governor Likely To Sign Sweeping Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) indicated that he is likely to sign the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill, which includes a provision th...

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Doomsday Bill Faces Brutal Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Wyoming lawmakers on Tuesday voted down the state's "Doomsday Bill," which among other things, called for the state to explore buying an aircraft carr...

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Nikki Haley Questions Obama About Ports

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Patch sites in South Carolina on Feb. 28. WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley kept the focus on ports during a meeting...

Republican Governors Association Urges Candidates To Tie Opponents To Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Republican governors used a Monday afternoon press conference to criticize President Barack Obama's record and lay groundwork for ...

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Nikki Haley Explains White House Dinner Absence

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) was not the only Republican governor skipping Sunday night's White House governors dinner but attending Mond...

Democratic Governors Tell Republican Governors To 'Cheer Up'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Democratic governors have been telling their Republican counterparts to "cheer up" Monday morning, as the states' chief exe...

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GOP Governor Says He Hasn't Studied Controversial Ultrasound Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said Sunday morning that he has just learned about the transvaginal ultrasound bill pending in the state...

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Jan Brewer Snubs Obama, Declines To Attend White House Governors Dinner

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), in town for the National Governors Association conference, will skip a White House dinner Sunday honoring t...

Obama, Biden Meeting With Governors At White House

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up ...

Obama Welcomes Governors To White House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed the nation's governors to the White House on Sunday night, joking that the black-tie dinner shared ...

Montana Governor Ribs Palin For Skipping Governors' Meeting

ABC News | Teddy Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Montana Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer ribbed Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin Friday for announcing at the last minute that she will not be atten...