Post Tagged with: "Governor"

The Wizard In Oz: Brownback’s Bad Economic Idea For Kansas

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For the past couple of years, Kansas did a disappearing act on income taxes – the largest percentage in one year of any state. But when the wand moved across the black top hat, there was no bunny, a.k.a. replacement for those taxes.

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Former Democratic Governor of Montana Makes Offensive Comments on Cantor, Feinstein

Former Democratic Governor of Montana Makes Offensive Comments on Cantor, Feinstein

A lot of politicians say stupid things and make outlandish claims that only sully their own reputation. Even Democrats say stupid things that can’t go unnoticed.

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After Huge Tax Cuts For The Rich, Kansas’ Economy Is Foundering

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s (R) massive economic experiment of cutting $1.1billion in state income taxes, primarily for the rich, to jumpstart the state’s economy is a roaring failure.

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Crazy Fringe Candidates Steal The Show At Idaho’s Gubernatorial Debate (VIDEO)

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In a crazed political dance-off, two longshot Idaho candidates in the gubernatorial race entertained the audience during Wednesday’s Republican primary debate.

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It’s Official: Tennessee Becomes First State to Jail Women for Pregnancy Outcomes (VIDEO)

It’s Official: Tennessee Becomes First State to Jail Women for Pregnancy Outcomes (VIDEO)

This appears to merely feed the prison industry while penalizing pregnant women and endangering babies.

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WATCH: SC Gov. Tells Unionized Companies, ‘We Don’t Want Your Jobs’

Photo of SC Gov. Nikki Haley screen captured from footage of her interview with the Greenville (SC) News.

Listen to Nikki Haley. What she neglects to say is that South Carolina takes such good care of their workers that they are ranked in the bottom 20%.

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Two Gutsy Women Are Ready To Make History In Texas’ Election

Senators Davis and Van de Putte at a pro-choice rally in July. Senator West can be seen to the right. Photo credit to Beth Cortez-Neavel.

The nation fell in love with Wendy Davis in June. We went crazy again when she announced she’d run for governor. Now, we have double the reason to rejoice.

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12-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist Tears NC’s Republican Governor A New One (VIDEO)

12-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist Tears NC’s Republican Governor A New One (VIDEO)

Watch this 12-year-old voting rights activist shame NC’s GOP governor before a jam-packed crowd. Pat McCrory won’t talk with her, and called her a “prop.”

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Wendy Davis Makes The Announcement Texas Women Have Been Waiting For

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On Thursday afternoon, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis did what her jazzed up fan base hoped she’d do, and announced she’s running for governor.

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Who Would Have Thought It — GOP Promoting Obamacare In Texas

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This letter from a Texas agency is the best justification for Obamacare. This Texas government agency placed the wellbeing of Texans over politics.

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The Real Deal: Georgia Governor Receives Kick-Backs For Obstructing Health Care Reform

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Here’s the ‘real deal’ on Real PAC … and why Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s so hellbent on blocking Obamacare.

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Eight Ways Phyllis Schlafly And The GOP Justify Voter Suppression

Photo of Phyllis Schlafly from Latino Rebels. http://www.latinorebels.com/2013/05/29/nomames-schlafly-thinks-gop-should-focus-more-on-white-vote-and-ignore-latino-vote/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nomames-schlafly-thinks-gop-should-focus-more-on-white-vote-and-ignore-latino-vote

These eight remarks from an article by conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly bring the GOP’s voter suppression strategy sharply into focus.

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Rick Perry Begging For Obamacare Even As He Maligns It

Republican Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry is catching some heat for recent televised debate comments over his apparent big-brother-ish assault on American citizens’ free will while also going against the mantra of sexual anti-recognition (or the idea that young people in this country do not have sex).

See why Texas Governor Rick Perry, the governor who says publicly he won’t take any Obamacare dollars, is now begging for these dollars in secret.

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North Carolina Ditches Voting Rights Act, Passes Worst Voting Law In America (VIDEO)

Photo of the August 1965 March on Washington, DC from the U.S. Government Archives at www.archives.gov.

Here are 11 ways North Carolina’s HB 589 law will stop people from voting. If you think the GOP won’t try this in all 50 states, stop kidding yourself.

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Governor Of Maine ‘Jokes’ About Crashing Plane Into Portland Press Herald Building (VIDEO)

The last thing Americans need is a loudmouth Republican governor making an insensitive "joke" about terrorism here at home. It's not funny. Video screenshot.

The last thing Americans need is a loudmouth Republican governor making an insensitive “joke” about terrorism here at home. It’s not funny.

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Sexist Reporter Reminds Female Candidate She Has Children; 10 Questions They Should Save For Next Time

Photo of Barb Byrum by Justin Wan for The (Michigan State University) State News.

This reporter’s boneheaded question for this experienced female politician shows that media sexism’s alive and well in Michigan.

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Walker’s Campaign Staff Communicated Directly With County Employees, Following Teen’s Death

Republican Scott Walker, the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Image via

Walker’s campaign staff was directly involved in coordinating county employee responses to the incident.

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Virginia GOP Nominee Doubles Down On Hate: Gay People Are ‘Soulless’ and ‘Self Destructive’

Virginia's GOP Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli. Photo from blog.heartland.org.

It’s 2013 and Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s GOP candidate for governor, still makes anti-gay remarks. Keep that bigotry in check, sir, times are a-changin’.

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Texas Gov. Calls Special Session For ‘Pro-Life’ Bill, Executes 500th Inmate On Same Day (VIDEO)

By Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

For Texas’ pro-life Governor Rick Perry, life begins at conception but is apparently only sacred until the 75th trimester, when a fetus turns 18.

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State Senator Wendy Davis For Governor Of Texas? Epic Filibuster Inspires Democrats

From Wendy Davis for Senate

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis inspired women to fight back against the assault on their rights, and many hope she will run for Governor in 2014

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