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Friday, March 23, 2018

State Secret: Why Down Ballot Races Matter So Much

The right wing has recognized that while the media and both major parties are riveted on this year’s macabre contest for the White House, that’s hardly the only race that matters.

October 1, 2016

Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 2015
Climate Change, Environment, FEMA, Disaster Preparedness, Governors, Funds

FEMA To States: No Climate Planning, No Money

In order to receive disaster preparedness funds from FEMA, governors who deny man-made climate change will have to challenge their beliefs.

March 19, 2015

A Separate Peace: GOP Governors And The Medicaid Expansion

Some GOP governors are trying to expand Medicaid — without enraging their right-wing bases.

February 18, 2015

Republicans Hold The Line Against Medicaid Expansion

Despite some compromises, many Republicans continue to pushback against Medicaid expansion.

February 17, 2015

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Expected To Sue Barack Obama, Then Meet Him

Texas’ incoming governor has proven that he can fight with President Obama. But can he work with him?

December 3, 2014

GOP Surge Crushes Democrats’ Hopes Of Taking Governors Races Nationwide

The bad news for Democrats wasn’t limited to Congress.

November 5, 2014

Both Parties Have Candidates On ‘Endangered Governors’ List

Find out which state leaders are most likely to lose their jobs on election day.

October 9, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Christie Cultivating Ties On New Hampshire Trips, Observers say

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Republicans have a chance to win the New Hampshire governor’s office, a marked contrast from his comments about the New York race, which drew criticism last week. As with his recent trip to Iowa, Christie’s visit to an early […]

August 1, 2014

Governors Take Partisan Parting Shots From White House Lawn

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A genteel weekend of governors’ meetings suddenly became a partisan showdown at the White House on Monday, as Republicans and Democrats accused each other of being insensitive and, in one case, criticizing a colleague’s remarks as insane. The governors had just finished an hourlong meeting with President […]

February 24, 2014

Democratic Governors Join Obama In Push For Higher Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama locked arms with Democratic governors Friday to press the case for raising the minimum wage, an issue the party is hoping will drive voters to the polls in the midterm elections. Ahead of this weekend’s National Governors Association meeting, Democratic governors met with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to […]

February 21, 2014

Christie Keeps Tight Lid On Texas Fundraising Trip

By Michael Linhorst, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) DALLAS — There were no public events. There were no public statements. There wasn’t even a list of people he met with or how much money he raised. This was the life of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, on Thursday as he made […]

February 7, 2014