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State trooper explains why he told liberal governor to ‘kiss my a–‘ and quit over vaccine mandate

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Robert LaMay joined "Fox & Friends First" on Monday to discuss his decision to resign, the vaccine mandate, and his concern over the future of the state.  "When we started off this program, there was several hund...

Michigan governor signs executive directive to help Benton Harbor residents get access to safe drinking water

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday designed to help residents of Benton Harbor get access to safe drinking water amid concerns about unsafe levels of lead in its water system. "Eve...

Liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof quits New York Times after 37 years, explores run for Oregon governor

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The Times published a note from opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury announcing Kristof’s decision.  Liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof called his time at The New York Times the "ride of a lifetime." (Photo by...

Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro announces his bid for governor

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Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro, who fought against former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state, announced Wednesday that he is ru...

Texas governor bans Covid-19 vaccine mandates by any employer in state

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Washington Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued an executive order banning all state entities, including private employers, from enforcing vaccine mandates, the latest escalation in the Republican's resistance to ...

Texas parole board recommends pardon for George Floyd, request needs approval from governor

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The seven-member board announced the news in a letter to Allison Mathis, an assistant public defender in the Harris County Public Defender's office. Mathis filed a clemency application on behalf of Floyd earlier this...

Alabama GOP governor signs bills to use Covid-19 relief funds to build prisons into law

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Washington, DC Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Friday a number of prison infrastructure bills that will use coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state, calling it a "pivotal moment for the traje...

Alabama governor defends plan to use Covid-19 relief funds to build prisons

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is defending her proposal to use the state's allotment of coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state after receiving criticism from Democrats. Ivey, a Republican, on Monday conv...

Left-wing pundit Matthew Dowd announces bid for Texas lieutenant governor

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The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, who has never held office, said incumbent Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, R., "puts his me over our we" in his announcement video. "We need more officials who t...

Matthew Dowd, former Bush strategist, announces Democratic bid for Texas lieutenant governor

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Matthew Dowd, a former strategist for George W. Bush's presidential reelection campaign, announced Wednesday he would launch a campaign as a Democrat against Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in next year's midterm electio...

Can Massachusetts elect a Democratic governor? Progressives are beginning their 2022 push

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For all but eight of the last 30 years, a Republican has occupied the governor's office in Massachusetts. The state that so many Americans equate with mainline liberalism -- "Taxachusetts" was the GOP's old derisiv...

Florida governor says parents can send asymptomatic kids exposed to Covid-19 back to school

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced that the state has put out a revised rule which follows a "symptom-based approach" to quarantining students, meaning asymptomatic children exposed to Covid-19 in clas...

Congressman calls for Governor of Texas ‘to start disregarding this president’

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CHIP ROY: This is happening right now, and this president does not care. Article four, section four guarantees us a Republican form of government and that the President and federal government is supposed to protect u...

Colorado governor weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner of 18 years, Marlon Reis, were married on Wednesday, according to a statement from the governor's office. Polis is the first out LGBTQ governor in the United States to get ...

Texas governor says he’s committed to eliminating rapists. The state has more than 5,000 untested rape kits

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Dallas The Texas law barring abortions at six weeks of pregnancy has women's rights advocates up in arms for a number of reasons, not least because it makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. For Texas Gov. G...

Texas governor signs voting restrictions bill into law

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans 24-hour and drive-thru voting, imposes new hurdles on mail-in ballots and empowers partisan poll watchers. The restrictive voting measure...

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