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  • GOP Leads in New Jersey and Virginia Governors Races May Signal Big Change in 2010 - Video 10/3/09

    10/04/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 578+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the Wall Street Journal Report talking about Republican candidates leading in two Governors races in states Obama carried easily in 2008. In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie leads incumbent Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine by four points, and Republican Bob McDonnell leads Democrat Creigh Deeds by seven points in Virginia (Real Clear Politics Averages). They point out that the last time the GOP won both of these Governorships was 1993, just ahead of the GOP landslide in 1994 that took control of Congress. . . . (VIDEO)
  • GOP's new diversity push

    09/05/2009 7:49:07 AM PDT · by pleasenoobama · 75 replies · 2,226+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/5/09 | Alexander Burns
    After two successive elections that have exposed the Republican Party to ridicule for its lack of diversity and narrow demographic appeal, the GOP suddenly finds itself with an unexpected bounty. From the West Coast to the East Coast, in some of the smallest and largest states in the nation, the party is currently fielding an unusually diverse crop of serious statewide candidates drawn from the seemingly endless list of constituencies the GOP lost in 2008—notably women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and young people. Electing just a few of these prospects would give the party a dramatic facelift and go...
  • Whitman leads in cash for Calif. governor race

    08/01/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 673+ views
    CNET ^ | August 1, 2009 11:43 AM PDT | Michelle Meyers
    California's gubernatorial primary is still 10 months away, but the multimillion-dollar race for campaign cash has already picked up a quick pace, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman at the front of the pack. It's no surprise that the billionaire Internet exec, who has never held elected office, has lots of money in the bank to spend on her campaign. According to a tally Saturday, she has some $19 million in cash available--and that's after spending $6.1 million to get her campaign operations up and running. It's also after she contributed first $4 million, then $15 million of her own...
  • The People and States Reclaim Sovereignty

    07/29/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT · by Lucien · 6 replies · 608+ views
    July 29, 2009 | Lucien Henderson
    The People and States Reclaim Sovereignty The Ninth and Tenth Amendments provide the leverage needed. All we need is the courage to pull the handle. The basic issue is one of money. We argue about how and how much money is moved between people. We do this as the money flows up from citizens through the government and back down. As the money flows from People through the States to the Federal government and back, the People lose control. The Federal government gathers up the money, determines where it is to be distributed, and thereby gains control over the States...
  • Stumbling Governors Signal Trouble for Democrats

    07/27/2009 6:59:53 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 23 replies · 1,778+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/27/09 | Michael Barone
    "With polls showing a drop in Barack Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it: in the standing of Democratic governors. Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell suddenly is getting negative job ratings " "Ohio's Ted Strickland, who has spent most of his first term working amicably with Republican legislators, scores less than 50 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll and has only tenuous leads over two Republicans, John Kasich and Mike DeWine, who may run against him next year." "In the two gubernatorial races...
  • GOVS IN TROUBLE: DEMS SINKING IN THE STATES

    07/27/2009 2:46:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 492+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2009 | Michael Barone
    WITH polls showing a drop in President Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health-care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it: in the standing of Democratic governors. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell suddenly is getting negative job ratings in both the Quinnipiac University and the Franklin & Marshall College polls -- his lowest marks in seven years. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who has spent most of his first term working amicably with Republican legislators, scores less than 50 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll and has only tenuous leads over...
  • FEMA Administrator Meets With Governors To Discuss Emergency Preparedness

    07/23/2009 3:12:15 PM PDT · by FlorianG · 8 replies · 414+ views
    fema.gov ^ | 7/22/09 | FEMA
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate met with several of our nation's governors to discuss emergency preparedness and ensure that as many resources and plans as possible are in place prior to any potential emergency
  • Republicans Look to Governor Races

    07/21/2009 3:01:21 PM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 631+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON — Republicans in search of good news these days have had to rely on bad news for the White House: the latest setback for President Obama’s health care plan; his sagging poll numbers; the apparent failure, so far, of the Obama economic stimulus plan to create many jobs. But there is the potential for some tangible good news for Republicans hanging just over the horizon: the 2010 gubernatorial elections. For a variety of reasons, from the economic problems crushing governors across the country to term-limit laws forcing out otherwise formidable Democratic incumbents, Republicans have a good shot at making...
  • Governors Visit, Thank Deployed Troops

    07/20/2009 5:18:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Alun Thomas, USA
    While standing in front of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, discusses weapons systems with Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during a visit to Camp Taji, July 18. Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas, 1st Cavalry Division. TAJI — Far away in the hot, arid climate of Iraq, it might be easy for Soldiers to become distant from the places they like to call home, as life goes on without them. However, for some members of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade on Camp Taji, a...
  • Democratic Governors Accuse NGA Staff of Misleading Them on Costs of Health Care Reform

    07/20/2009 3:46:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 816+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/09 | Serafin Gomez
    Democratic Governors Accuse NGA Staff of Misleading Them on Costs of Health Care ReformBy Serafin Gomez FOXNews.com Monday, July 20, 2009 BILOXI, MISS. -- Democratic governors on Monday softened their opposition to health care legislation being championed by Democrats in Washington after accusing staff at the National Governors Association meeting of misleading them on the costs of the reforms. **SNIP** "Yesterday the NGA staff gave us some information that was not exactly correct so we're working through to find out what the real numbers are," Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told FOX News on Monday. "Currently the House version does not...
  • DEMS VS. DEMS ON HEALTH CARE: GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER DRAWS HEAT FROM BLUE DOGS, DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS

    07/20/2009 12:39:12 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 425+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 20, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Coming off the Congressional Budget Office’s announcement that the Democrats’ government takeover of health care will drive up costs and add hundreds of billions to the deficit, President Obama and his allies are scrambling to try and build support for the expensive plan. In fact, Washington Democrats are so desperate to take attention off of a government takeover’s costs to consumers and all taxpayers, the President is planning a television blitz and nationwide barnstorming tour. But the problem is, the more the President stumps for his government takeover of health care, the more the American people oppose it. According to...
  • Obama Backlash? Dem Governors Tanking in Polls

    06/30/2009 5:26:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 1,256+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 30, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    How else to explain the fact that Democrat governors in two of the most liberal states in the country, New Jersey and Massachusetts, appear to be in big electoral trouble? Either Obama and Congress are damaging the Party brand or these two guys must really suck as governors. Either way, the numbers don't lie.
  • A look at odd behavior by US governors

    06/24/2009 6:55:42 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,671+ views
    The State ^ | Jun. 23, 2009 | Compiled by Monika Mathur
    South Carolina's chief executive isn't the first to earn headlines for acting odd. A look at governors' unusual behavior: -Mark Sanford; South Carolina governor, 2003 to present: Sanford disappeared last week on a secretive vacation, out of pocket from staff, state leaders and even his wife. He had also once put a "spending clock" outside his office to show how quickly a proposed budget would spend state money, and brought pigs to the House chamber to protest pork he said lawmakers left in a budget. -Earl Long; governor of Louisiana, 1939-1940, 1948-1952, 1956-1960: Long had an affair with a stripper,...
  • THE GOVERNOR'S GAMBIT (Pawlenty -MN)

    05/20/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 745+ views
    pioneer depressed ^ | 5-20-09 | Bill Salisbury
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bold move to single-handedly fix the $2.7 billion hole in the state budget was an important policy decision. "It's not an option. It's a duty," he said Tuesday at a Capitol news conference. But it also was a risky gamble for his political future. He will be blamed if his budget cuts cause widespread pain and damage the state's financial health. But he will be credited as a strong leader if restraining state spending holds down taxes and restores fiscal stability. Pawlenty won't announce whether he'll run for a third term until later this year. And he...
  • Governors Can Run for President While Serving their States

    05/17/2009 11:51:20 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 532+ views
    ADN ^ | May 17, 2009 | Kevin Clarkson
    All the talk lately about how Governor Palin needs to forgo running for reelection as governor in 2010 if she wants to run for President in 2012 got me thinking (particularly because a lot of the talk seems to be coming from those folks who would love to see her not run again for governor -- opening the field for either them or their favorites). Anyway, I decided to do some research to find out how many Presidents over the years have served as governors prior to ascending to the White House, how many had run for President (or Vice...
  • Former Governors Join North Carolina Heroes Board

    05/06/2009 6:04:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2009 – Former North Carolina governors Jim Martin and Jim Hunt have been named as honorary co-chairs of the North Carolina Heroes Fund Statewide Advisory Board, joining other state residents and leaders in showing support for military servicemembers and their families. “The former governors were invited to serve as honorary co-chairs to assist in expanding the reach and exposure of our organization,” Scott D. Stone, founder of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, said. “Given the large military community within North Carolina and their long-term support of our troops, they were eager to join the organization. They...
  • Palin's Stimulus Letter to Obama

    04/01/2009 11:49:56 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 11 replies · 1,568+ views
    Government of Alaska ^ | March 31, 2009 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    Mr. President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, The purpose of this letter is to provide notice that I am accepting those funds available to Alaska under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that create new, private-sector jobs and grow the economy. I have invited public discussion through the legislative hearing process currently underway on ARRA funds that appear designed to grow government programs or that will impose federal mandates on our state. Federal stimulus spending must not add to strained state budgets nor diminish state sovereignty by imposing mandates, now or in the future. The...
  • Democratic Governors collapsing?

    03/17/2009 2:04:58 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Next Right ^ | 3/17/09 | Soren Dayton
          It is well known that Jon Corzine's numbers are collapsing in New Jersey. But that's not the only state.For example, look Governor Deval Patrick in Massachussets, as tested by SurveyUSA. He has 28% approve and 68% disapprove. This is flat across region. Even Dems net out at -11, with 42%-53%.Now look at this poll out of Michigan, H/T Race42008's Kavon Nikrad. Any credible Republican beats the sitting Lt. Gov.I haven't surveyed all the states, but it feels like someting is happening.
  • This free money isn't

    03/07/2009 12:52:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2009 | Paul Greenberg
    Hey,it's free money! Isn't that what they always say - they being state and local officials, and the money being federal grants? We, as in We the People, aren't supposed to notice the strings attached to federal funds, or the unintended consequences that may result from taking them. Maybe every federal grant should come with a warning label: Taking this money could have deleterious effects on your fiscal health. Consider the offer of increased federal funding for states that agree to expand their unemployment benefits. A state can't lose on a deal like that, right? Wrong. Because the states would...
  • The Elephant Also Rises

    02/26/2009 7:44:30 AM PST · by redk · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/26/09 | Steven Stark
    Four months ago, the Republican Party seemed headed for the scrap heap. Today, things don't look quite so bad -- not because the party has done anything particularly brilliant, mind you, but because opposition parties almost always come back sooner or later -- and almost always for the same reason. The other party screws up. Or, to paraphrase Enoch Powell, the British politician who put it far more eloquently: all political careers ultimately end in failure. That's because leaders and political parties inevitably over-promise and over-reach. Already, President Barack Obama's efforts -- from the stimulus package to welfare reform --...
  • Obama Announces Biden to Oversee Stimulus Implementation; Governors React Lukewarmly - Video 2/23/09

    02/23/2009 11:50:53 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 426+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    President Barack Obama announced today that Vice-President Joe Biden will oversee his administration's implementation of the $787 Billion Stimulus Plan recently passed by Congress and signed into law. He begins talking about the Biden role at the 4:30 mark of the video above. Interesting to note there was not exactly a rousing wave of applause by the nation's governors, who were the audience for this address, when Obama made the Biden announcement! Question: If it is so vital to get this right, shouldn't Obama (A) Oversee this himself, or (B) At least make someone with executive/management experience the person to...
  • 7 Most Likely Governorships to Switch Party Control in 2010

    02/23/2009 7:37:07 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 28 replies · 1,632+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | February 23, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Looks like it might be a good year for the GOP.
  • CBS Criticizes GOP Governors for Opposing Stimulus

    02/19/2009 11:19:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,167+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/19/09 | Kyle Drennen
    On ThursdayÂ’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith opened the show by declaring: "As President Obama heads on his first foreign trip, some state governors are saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to the stimulus money, even in these desperate times. We'll ask one of them why." Later, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interviewed Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and asked: "Even if it takes a while to get the money, how do you justify, let's say, not taking it to your constituents when in your state, for example, in December had the third highest unemployment rate in the country. Don't you...
  • GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money

    02/18/2009 2:58:37 PM PST · by VinL · 24 replies · 788+ views
    PRAVDA (AP Division) ^ | 2-18-09 | Melinda Deslatte
    A half-dozen Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment. Though none has outright rejected the money available for education, health care and infrastructure, the governors of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho have all questioned whether the $787 billion bill signed into law this week will even help the economy. "My concern is there's going to be commitments attached to it that are a mile long," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry. "We...
  • GOP Governors take their Place at the Trough

    02/17/2009 2:52:05 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 27 replies · 664+ views
    Examiner,com ^ | 2-19-09 | Scott Martin
    The New York Times notes today that more than a few Republican governors lack the backbone of congressional Republicans, and are greedily seeking a premium location at the federal trough. Across the country, from California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger to Florida’s Charlie Crist and New England’s Jim Douglas in Vermont and M. Jodi Rell in Connecticut, Republican governors showed in the stimulus debate that they could be allies with Mr. Obama even as Congressional Republicans spurned him. “It really is a matter of perspective,” Mr. Crist said in an interview. “As a governor, the pragmatism that you have to exercise because of...
  • Republican governors support Obama

    02/17/2009 12:43:49 PM PST · by Big_Monkey · 23 replies · 928+ views
    New York Times ^ | 02/17/09 | Jackie Calmes
    WASHINGTON - President Obama must wish governors could vote in Congress: While just three of the 219 Republican lawmakers backed the $787 billion economic recovery plan that he is signing into law on Tuesday, that trifling total would have been several times greater if support among the 22 Republican state executives counted. The contrast reflects the two faces of the Republican Party these days. Leaderless after losing the White House, the party is mostly defined by its Congressional wing, which flaunted its anti-spending ideology in opposing the stimulus package. That militancy drew the mockery of late-night television comics, but the...
  • ADDITIONAL FUNDING DISTRIBUTION AND ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE OF FUNDS

    02/16/2009 5:56:59 PM PST · by bigbob · 10 replies · 500+ views
    US Congress, Section 1607 of part A ^ | 2/13/09 | US Congress and their minions
    ADDITIONAL FUNDING DISTRIBUTION AND ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE OF FUNDS SEC. 1607. (a) CERTIFICATION BY GOVERNOR. Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, for funds provided to any State or agency thereof, the Governor of the State shall certify that: the State will request and use funds provided by this Act and will use the funds to create jobs and promote economic growth. (b) ACCEPTANCE BY STATE LEGISLATURE. If funds provided to any State in any divrision of this Act are not accepted for use by the Governor, then acceptance by the State legislature,...
  • States Passing Resolutions of Sovereignty?

    02/11/2009 10:01:38 AM PST · by TCH · 63 replies · 3,547+ views
    Various State Legislatures | February 11, 2009 | TCH
    PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL AMERICANS - THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Good information to pass on to the sleeping public. It is preaching to the choir for most of you. Redistribute to the sleepers. 9+ States have now declared sovereignty... Add Washington to the list. In case you didn’t hear about it on the mainstream media (which you haven’t because they want to keep us asleep), numerous states are currently declaring or have already declared sovereignty, including: Washington http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2009&bill=4009 New Hampshire http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html Arizona http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/1r/bills/hcr2024p.htm Montana http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billhtml/HB0246.htm Michigan http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2009-HCR-0004 Missouri http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/HR212.HTM Oklahoma http://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/state-legislator-charles-key-wants-to-limit-federal-power California http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/93-94/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sjr_44_bill_940829_chaptered Georgia http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/1995_96/leg/fulltext/sr308.htm Possibly: Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania,...
  • My letter to Governor Perry

    02/08/2009 8:37:37 AM PST · by Marie · 9 replies · 576+ views
    me | 2-8-09 | Self
    Dear Governor Perry, It looks like congress is on the verge of leveraging my children’s future with the monstrosity of a pork-laden “Stimulus” bill, slitting the throat of our national economy in the process. As a citizen of the state of Texas, I have a radical suggestion which could put you on the map. Don’t accept the money. Tell Washington that Texas doesn’t need or want this money. Don’t accept delivery. No, we don’t need to pave every alley in El Paso. No, we don’t agree with giving ACORN (an organization under investigation for fraud in 10 states as of...
  • GOP govs to Senate: Hold the line

    02/05/2009 4:59:03 PM PST · by redk · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/5/09 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Several of the GOP's most prominent governors blasted the stimulus plan making its way through Congress Thursday, urging Senate Republicans to resist passing the bill and taking aim at what they called unnecessary spending in the package. "The legislation currently being considered includes excess spending and impedes states' abilities to manage their own programs," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. "I will oppose any stimulus package that increases states' costs and taxes, or results in federal control over state-administered programs. Barbour concluded: "The best stimulus package is one that includes tax cuts and real job creation initiatives that can have an...
  • GOP Governors Press Congress To Pass Stimulus Bill

    02/02/2009 9:27:50 AM PST · by steve-b · 42 replies · 1,550+ views
    AP ^ | 2/2/09 | Beth Fouhy
    Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care. Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, planned to meet in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state's share of the package. Florida...
  • Republican 2012 Presidential Contenders With Their Hands Out

    01/13/2009 8:14:25 AM PST · by Lilpug15 · 28 replies · 706+ views
    Stepping Right Up! ^ | 01/13/2009 | K. Carpenter
    We have heard a lot about the next set of Republican Presidential contenders in 2012. Mostly governors are getting the nod and the support right now. Just out of curiosity, I thought I would check into how these governors were handling their wish lists from Obama stimulus (bailout) program. Some are doing okay, others I was quite surprised about: Click Here for the shortlist... http://steppingrightup.blogspot.com/2009/01/republican-2012-presidential-contenders.html
  • U.S. governors seek $1 trillion federal assistance

    01/02/2009 3:38:20 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 47 replies · 913+ views
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country's 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin -- all Democrats -- said the initiative for the two-year aid package was backed by other governors and follows a meeting in December where governors called on President-elect Barack Obama to help them maintain services in the face of slumping revenues. Gov. David Paterson of New...
  • Suspicious White Powder Letters Received Around the United States

    12/09/2008 1:07:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 1,004+ views
    Dallas.FBI.gov ^ | December 9, 2008 | n/a
    December 9, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://dallas.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel08/dl120908.htm Suspicious White Powder Letters Received Around the United States Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Dallas FBI, announces during the last 24 hours, at least seven letters containing a suspicious white powder have been received by the offices of governors around the country. The white powder substance has been field screened and the tests have met with negative results. The white powder substance has been forwarded to local laboratories for further testing. To date, all letters have been postmarked from Dallas, Texas and were received by governors’...
  • Obama Meets With Governors; Pledges To Seek Their Counsel About Economic Stimulus

    12/02/2008 6:23:26 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 517+ views
    All Headline News ^ | December 2, 2008 | Kris Alingod
    Philadelphia, PA (AHN) - Meeting with the nation's governors a day after the Bush administration said the economy has been in recession since December 2007, President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to let the nation's top state executives help craft an economic stimulus package. "As President, I will not simply ask our nation's governors to help implement our economic recovery plan. I will ask you to help design that plan," the president-elect said, according to the transition team, in his opening remarks in his meeting with the National Governors Association (NGA). "Because if we're listening to our governors, we'll not...
  • Budget Imbalance, State Welfare

    12/02/2008 11:34:23 AM PST · by CampusKing · 9 replies · 335+ views
    ALG News ^ | December 2, 2008 | Bill Wilson
    "Today, President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with governors of the several states to discuss federal approaches for balancing state budgets. When he does, he must be careful not to create a new federal entitlement program that thoroughly corrupts the state budgetary process by holding harmless derelict spending."
  • Palin to Attend Governors Meeting with Obama (Sock It To Him Sarah)

    11/25/2008 2:39:01 PM PST · by Syncro · 44 replies · 2,232+ views
    online.wsj.com ^ | November 25, 2008, 5:01 pm | Sara Murray
    Palin to Attend Governors Meeting with Obama Sara Murray reports on politics.Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will attend the governors meeting next week with President-elect Barack Obama, her spokesman said this afternoon.While Bill McAllister, Palin’s spokesman, said he hadn’t spoken to the governor at length about the meeting, he said he expects her to bring up energy issues.“Obviously she wants to communicate Alaska’s goals in assisting America with energy independence,” McAllister said. “That includes drilling for oil” as well as expediting a natural gas pipeline. While Republican Sen. John McCain met with Mr. Obama following McCain’s presidential defeat, this will be...
  • GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference (The RGA Dirt)

    11/15/2008 9:20:37 PM PST · by flattorney · 158 replies · 6,666+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 13, 2008 | Jack Thompson
    The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would “take approximately 20 minutes of questions” at today’s morning press conference. Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after only five minutes and four questions. Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed visibly uncomfortable with the “Palin at center stage” format. When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce it was over just as it was getting started,...
  • MSNBC Hardball Video: Will the GOP Back Palin? (RGA Conference)[Discussion gets heated]

    11/14/2008 11:56:03 PM PST · by flattorney · 68 replies · 3,196+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 13, 2008 | Chris Matthews/Transcript Staff
    11.13.08 MSNBC Hardball Video - Will the GOP Back Palin? (11:33 minutes) - - Is Palin the future of the Republican Party, or does the somewhat chilly reception she's received from her fellow governors at the Republican Governors Association Conference in Miami suggest tougher times ahead for her? Discussion by moderator Chris Matthews, Pat Buchanan, and Republican strategist Mike Paul. They also discuss what GOP changes are necessary. The conversation becomes heated between Buchanan and Paul. Watch how RGA Chairman Gov. Rick Perry of Texas jumps in and rudely cutoffs off press questions to Gov. Palin. Transcript
  • MSNBC Hardball: Ex-RNC Chairman Gov. Haley Barbour RGA Conference Interview (5 Stars)

    11/13/2008 11:09:54 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,836+ views
    MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews ^ | November 12, 2008 | Staff – Transcript Service
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: We begin with the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami today. And with us now, a guest we like to have on the show, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. Governor Barbour, let me ask you about the South and the Republican Party. You helped build the South as a bastion of Republican strength all these years, but if you look at the map that was put out by "The New York Times" - and I think it's an accurate map - it shows that the only places in the country, the only counties where the Republicans picked up strength...
  • Governors' Global Climate Summit

    11/13/2008 5:54:58 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 5 replies · 362+ views
    email | 11/13/08 | The Milken Institute
    Governors' Global Climate Summit Dear friend of the Institute: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has invited an influential group of national and world leaders to address climate change at a summit in Beverly Hills. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit will take place on November 18 and 19 at The Beverly Hilton. Governors from across the nation will join Schwarzenegger and international officials to discuss a blueprint for a new global agreement on climate change solutions. The governor has asked us to forward this information to friends of the Institute, and we are happy to do so. You are invited to watch the...
  • Unbelievable: GOP governors sniping at Palin over press conference (Whining GOP govs)

    11/13/2008 3:15:52 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 284 replies · 5,652+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | 11/13/08 | Allahpundit
    To my fellow bloggers: The next time you get an e-mail from someone saying it’s time to organize a conservative netroots, bear in mind that it’s these morons, by and large, whom that person wants you to support. The same people who couldn’t muster a judgment on the bailout independent of Nancy Pelosi being a big meanie, the same people who can’t organize a press conference without having it descend into backbiting and recriminations. Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference was executed Thursday, saying that they agreed...
  • Sarah on Fox Now at Republican governors conference

    11/13/2008 6:52:15 AM PST · by Aria · 212 replies · 9,942+ views
    Vanity | 11/12/2008 | vanity
    FYI
  • Gov. Sarah Palin Tells GOP Governors: "The Nation Needs Us" - Video 11/13/08

    11/13/2008 9:07:59 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 866+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Gov. Sarah Palin speaking this morning at the Republican Governors Association Meeting in Florida. Palin reflected on the Presidential Campaign, and the privilege it was to be the first woman nominated for Vice-President on a GOP ticket. Palin talked about the way Republican Governors must lead the way over the next four years in upholding conservative principles. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Interview with Greta Van Susteren - Video 11/12/08

    11/13/2008 4:50:55 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 926+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 13, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal being interviewed by Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on November 12, 2008. Jindal talks about how the GOP needs to move forward in order to win in future elections. He was talking with Greta from Florida, where is attending the Republican Governors Conference. . . . (Watch Video)
  • GOP Governors debate party's direction at Miami conference

    11/13/2008 4:55:24 AM PST · by flattorney · 68 replies · 1,698+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | November 13, 2008 | Patricia Mazzei
    - - Republican governors meeting in Miami say their party has to shift its emphasis from ideology to voters' everyday issues. The Republican Party, still grappling with last week's election results, should position itself as a pragmatic problem-solver for working people, GOP governors meeting in Miami said Wednesday. Without unequivocally stating that the party should move to the ideological center to appeal to moderate voters, leaders at the two-day Republican Governors Association meeting urged their colleagues to tackle education, energy and the environment to broaden the party's base. Largely absent from their discussions at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami:...
  • GOP Begins Plotting Comeback (Operation: Boehner's Donors)

    11/12/2008 10:03:13 PM PST · by counterpunch · 43 replies · 2,559+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 12, 2008 | Reid Wilson
    A week and a half after Republicans suffered their second rout in as many election cycles, the party is looking for ways to regroup and rebuild. The first steps, planning for which began months ago, will take place this week as three groups of prominent Republicans meet separately to plot comebacks. A gathering of the Republican Governors Association in Miami this week will attract the most attention and will serve as an unofficial cattle call for a number of potential presidential candidates. Hosted by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, the RGA meeting will also include Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Governor...
  • Republican Governors Take a Hard Look At How to Rebuild Party

    11/12/2008 10:50:26 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,249+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 13, 2008 | Christopher Cooper
    MIAMI -- Republican governors met here Wednesday and tried to figure out what went wrong in last week's election. The Republican Governors Association's two-day meeting included some of the party's rising stars and some of the likeliest candidates for the 2012 presidential election. But the main topic of the annual meeting was the party's losses at the presidential, congressional and state levels, and how the party could be rebuilt. "We have to match our actions with our rhetoric," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, touted early as a vice-presidential contender this year. He said years of excessive spending, and the recent...
  • Can Republican (RINO) Governors Rebuild Their Party?

    11/12/2008 11:03:56 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 554+ views
    Time ^ | November 12, 2008 | Tim Padgett
    Despite his sunny disposition, you'd think Charlie Crist would be feeling a bit down right now. Florida's Republican governor just watched a northern Democrat, Barack Obama, win the Sunshine State in a presidential election for the first time since Franklin Roosevelt won it in 1944. Obama also took Pinellas County, which includes Crist's hometown of St. Petersburg. And Obama only lost nearby Sarasota County — which since 1944 hasn't fallen to any kind of Democrat, Yankee or otherwise — by a mere 237 votes. Certainly Crist isn't happy about John McCain's loss in Florida, especially since he endorsed McCain in...
  • Governors Urge Treasury to Give Aid to Auto Makers

    10/30/2008 12:03:37 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 297+ views
    WSJ ^ | 30 Oct 2008 | JOHN D. STOLL
    A coalition of six of the nation's state governors sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday requesting immediate action to address an escalating liquidity crisis in the U.S. auto industry. The letter, signed by the governors of Michigan, Delaware, Kentucky, New York, Ohio and South Dakota, calls on the government officials to work under the provisions of the recently enacted Emergency Economic Stabilization Act to aide the auto industry. A similar letter was sent to Messrs. Paulson and Bernanke last week from a bipartisan congressional delegation in Michigan. "As governors, we appreciate...