Governors

Governor Scott Walker (Wi-R). (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Walker A 2016 GOP Force; Might Govs. Kasich, Snyder Jump In?

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It’s a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.

05/03/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (File photo. Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Faces First Major Test Of His National Electoral Might

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won’t be on the ballot Tuesday, but he’ll face the first major test of his national electoral might as voters head to the polls in nearly a dozen competitive governors’ races.

11/04/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Won’t Be Campaigning For Dems In Gov Races In Massachusetts, Florida

President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates.

10/27/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Struggling Governors Could Hurt GOP’s Hope Of Controlling Senate

As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearning for good jobs.

10/26/2014

Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.r ambitions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jindal: Obama ‘Seems To Be Waving The White Flag Of Surrender’ On The Economy

Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.

02/24/2014

A computer screen reads, "Enroll by Dec. 23 for coverage starting as soon as Jan 1." as agents from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors help people purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governors: ‘Obamacare’ Here to Stay

The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

02/24/2014

Four years after the law’s passage, the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular with the American public, with a majority (53 percent) of U.S. adults saying they disapprove of President Obama’s signature health care legislation. credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Governors: ‘Obamacare’ Here to Stay

The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay.

02/23/2014

An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Pitches Minimum Wage Hike With Dem Governors

President Barack Obama promoted his effort to raise the minimum wage on Friday, declaring in a meeting with Democratic governors that higher pay is not only “good policy, it also happens to be good politics.”

02/21/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pitches Minimum Wage Hike With Dem Governors

President Barack Obama is promoting his effort to raise the minimum wage to Democratic governors.

02/21/2014

File photo of a person voting. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Governors Defend Edge Over Democrats In 2014

Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long governed by Democrats with promises of conservative economic and social policy makeovers.

12/28/2013

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