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    • Illegal alien advocate denied bond is released, then turns around and demands AZ governor grant her a pardon so she can stay in
      Posted 04/20/2018 12:20 AM
    • US. This bitch was an illegal alien that was granted legal residency, but then got convicted TWICE for DUI, thus making her eligible for deportation.

      A federal immigration judge has granted a bond request to a Tucson woman who supporters say was jailed by immigration authorities for her work as an immigrant rights activist.

      Alejandra Pablos was released later Thursday after supporters raised the $8,000 bond.

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    • California Governor on DOJ Lawsuit: This Is An Act of War
      Posted 03/07/2018 02:38 PM
    • California Gov. Jerry Brown said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed against California over recently passed state laws was an "act of war" during a press conference with the California attorney general on Wednesday.

      The DOJ filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, which alleged three recently passed California laws deliberately interfered with federal immigration policies.

      "You called this an act of war from the federal government," a reporter began asking Brown.

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    • This 33-year-old Muslim doctor might just be the next governor of Michigan
      Posted 02/05/2018 12:41 PM
    • Perhaps the signature state loss of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign was Michigan. It had been the beating heart of the greatest industrial engine in the world and FDR's New Deal Democrats, but was economically obliterated by deindustrialization, enabled to no small degree by Clinton-style policies. Still, President Obama won the state by nearly 10 points in 2012, and liberals confidently predicted that Clinton would manage to hold the line. Instead she lost by 0.3 percent.

      Today, a rather unlikely-sounding candidate to become Michigan governor is looking to take back the state for the Democrats.

      Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old doctor and son of an Egyptian immigrant, is running an economically populist campaign that would also make him the first Muslim governor in American history. He's competing to replace the term-limited Rick Snyder, the despised Republican who oversaw the infamous lead poisoning crisis in Flint (which was incidentally only recently declared over). It's a major test of whether diverse economic populism can assemble a multi-racial coalition to defeat Trump and his Republican lackeys.

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    • Montana governor's executive order could force ISPs to follow net neutrality rules
      Posted 01/22/2018 10:45 PM
    • The FCC's wildly unpopular decision to kill net neutrality has sent legislators, companies and individuals scrambling for ways to keep the Obama-era regulations in place. A new bid by Montana Governor Steve Bullock would cut through much of the red tape and force internet service providers to abide by earlier net neutrality rules.

      Bullock, a second-term Democrat, told The New York Times that he plans to sign an executive order today that would bar any ISP with a state government contract from blocking or charging added fees for access to an existing website. "If you want to do business with Montana," the governor said in the interview, "there are standards on net neutrality you will have to follow."

      The new rule would impact any new or newly renewed contract inked after July 1 of this year. The list of providers that would likely be impacted includes some of the industry's biggest names. AT&T, Charter, CenturyLink and Verizon all currently have contracts with the state.

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    • Finance_Boi
    • New Jersey's New Governor Aggressively Favors Illegal Immigrants... Thanks for sticking up for tax paying, citizens first.
      Posted 01/17/2018 04:46 PM
    • No wonder NJ is broke and business continue to flee the state.

      New Jersey promises to plunge downhill steeply under its new moonbat Governor Phil Murphy, who takes office today. For starters, he will make New Jersey a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, even promising to set up a special Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection to advance their interests at the expense of the native population.

      "DREAMers... are every bit as American as my four kids," he said at a debate with outgoing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) in Newark.

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    • Finance_Boi
    • Connecticut Governor Flies Haitian Flag Over Governor's Residence...How many refugees did the governor take in?
      Posted 01/14/2018 12:11 PM
    • HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-Governor Dannel Malloy is flying a Haitian flag at his home in Hartford, a sign that he's in solidarity with Haitian-Americans, and immigrants from other countries.

      This comes in the wake of a firestorm over President Donald Trump's comments Thursday, slamming immigrants from "s***hole countries."

      "We should celebrate the diversity in our country, not denigrate and shame it," Malloy said.

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    • New York governor proposes laws to combat sexual harassment
      Posted 01/02/2018 09:34 PM
    • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Tuesday announced a series of proposed new laws that would reform how the state handles sexual harassment and reporting policies in the workplace.

      "Our challenge in government is to turn society's revulsion into reform, and we in New York must seize the moment and lead the way. There must be zero tolerance for sexual harassment in any workplace, and we can and will end the secrecy and coercive practices that have enabled harassment for far too long," Cuomo said in a statement.

      Cuomo is proposing legislation that would prevent taxpayer funds from being used to settle sexual assault and harassment complaints.

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    • Michigan governor appoints official charged in Flint water scandal to lead public health council
      Posted 11/21/2017 03:36 PM
    • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) has chosen an official charged with obstruction of justice in the Flint water crisis to head up the state's Public Health Advisory Council.

      According to WUOM-FM, Snyder selected Michigan's chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Well, to head up the agency tasked with anticipating and preparing and responding to public health crises.

      Wells was expected to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to an officer in connection to the Flint water crisis, with threat of manslaughter charges looming due to the deaths of Flint residents according to prosecutors.

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    • Ohio Supreme Court justice boasts of bedding '50 very attractive females' as he prepares to run for governor
      Posted 11/17/2017 02:36 PM
    • A Ohio Supreme Court justice who is planning to step down and run for governor of the Buckeye State got his campaign started with a bang by going on Facebook and boasting that he is quite the ladies man.

      According to Cleveland.com, Justice Bill O'Neill, claimed that he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females," over the past fifty years in the belief that he is standing up for men with his bold claim.

      "Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males," O'Neill wrote. "As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time. In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females. It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland."

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    • Finance_Boi
    • Missouri Governor signs bill allowing lower wages on public projects... CA to follow? NEVER!
      Posted 06/06/2017 07:04 AM
    • Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday signed into law a measure that will prevent Missouri cities from requiring union-level wages in public construction projects, a move he said will bring the taxpayers more efficiency, but that critics say is the latest in a pattern of union busting from the new Republican governor.

      "We've sent a very clear message and that is that Missouri is open for business," Greitens said at a signing ceremony in an Earth City retooling plant, where he was flanked by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the former Republican presidential candidate who made his national name challenging unions.

      "Gov. Greitens is doing what he said he was going to do," Walker told reporters. He said the measure Greitens signed ensures that "everybody can compete" for public sector construction jobs "instead of that money going into the hands of union bosses."

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    • Jock_Sniffer
    • Utah Governor Gary Herbert will sign .05 DUI bill; Utah will have the strictest DUI threshold in the U.S.
      Posted 03/23/2017 02:10 PM
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      Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he will sign the controversial bill that would lower the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent, stressing repeatedly it is an issue of public safety. Herbert made the announcement during the monthly KUED, Ch. 7 press conference and said the decision came after thorough research in consultation with multiple special interest groups.

      The governor insisted the lower limit in Utah, which would be the first state in the nation to reduce the legal level from .08 percent, does not make the state "weird." He pointed out that 85 percent of the world's population currently lives in countries with laws that have .05 percent blood-alcohol limits or less, including France and Italy.

      Herbert bristled at the suggestion that the law is a religious or Mormon issue because of the state's predominant religion that encourages its members not to drink alcohol.

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    • Illinois Governor prepares to hire "scabs" in response to state workers strike threat
      Posted 03/01/2017 03:29 PM
    • "Illinois Governor prepares to hire "scabs" in response to state workers strike threat

      HotAir
      3/1/17
      Jazz Shaw

      There's a fun little food fight breaking out in the state of Illinois this week which is sure to have public worker union advocates spitting nails. There was a recent vote among members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union authorizing a strike if Governor Bruce Rauner did not cave in to their demands. In response, the governor set up a new website inviting citizens to apply for government positions. ..."

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    • Indonesian Islamic hardliners protest Christian governor
      Posted 11/05/2016 03:26 PM
    • JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police quelled a mass protest by tens of thousands of hardline Muslims on Friday, firing tear gas and water cannon into crowds demanding the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.

      A police spokesman said one person died and 12 were hurt.

      Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country, but most follow a moderate form of Islam and protests on such a large scale are rare.

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    • Clinton gaining in Indiana. Dems lead Senate and Governor races.
      Posted 10/14/2016 04:10 PM
    • West Long Branch, NJ - Indiana was never supposed to be competitive, even before Donald Trump tapped its governor as his running mate. The latest Monmouth University Poll throws those expectations out the window. Trump currently leads Hillary Clinton by a slim 4 points, down from his 11 point lead in August, while Mike Pence's approval rating as governor has dropped among Hoosier State voters. The poll also finds Evan Bayh is weathering attacks and holds onto a 6 point lead in the U.S. Senate contest. Despite all the tumult at the top of the ticket, the race for governor has been the one experiencing the most movement, going from a virtual tie two months ago to a 12 point advantage for Democratic nominee John Gregg now.

      Among Indiana voters likely to cast ballots in November's presidential election, 45% currently support Trump and 41% back Clinton. Another 9% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 5% are undecided. Trump held a larger 47% to 36% lead in mid-August.

      Trump is doing as well among Indiana voters without a college degree (53% to 33% for Clinton) as he did two months ago (54% to 33%). However, he now has a deficit among college graduates, with 36% support to 50% for Clinton now compared to a virtual tie in August (39% Trump and 40% Clinton).

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    • Gruntled
    • Trump's V-P pick has mostly strong immigration record in Congress and as Indiana governor
      Posted 07/15/2016 02:52 PM
    • In 90 votes and co-sponsorships during 12 years in Congress (2003-12), Indiana Gov. Mike Pence earned a Career B+ Grade from NumbersUSA.

      That means he usually voted against increases in immigration that would drive American wages down through a looser labor market and that would force more rapid population growth on local communities.

      He nearly always voted for extra controls to reduce illegal immigration.

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    • Rio's governor declares financial emergency, requests funding for the Olympics which starts August 5
      Posted 06/17/2016 11:50 PM
    • Rio de Janeiro's governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start Aug. 5.

      Emergency measures are needed to avoid "a total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management," a decree in the state's Official Gazette said.

      The state's revenue, largely tied to the petroleum industry, slumped in the last two years as global oil prices collapsed.

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    • Utah Governor to Sign Legislation Declaring Pornography Consumption a "Public Health Crisis"
      Posted 04/19/2016 12:22 PM
    • Tuesday morning, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is expected to sign two measures, passed by the state legislature last year, deeming consumption of pornography a "public health crisis." The legislation purports to ameliorate the "sexually toxic environment" created by porn.

      One of the measures is a concurrent resolution and one is an actual bill. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Todd Weiler, declares that pornography "normalizes violence and abuse of women and children" and that it "equates violence towards women and children with sex and pain with pleasure, which increases the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse images, and child pornography."

      "Potential detrimental effects on pornography's users can impact brain development and functioning, contribute to emotional and medical illnesses, shape deviant sexual arousal, and lead to difficulty in forming or maintaining intimate relationships, as well as problematic or harmful sexual behaviors and addiction," it continues. "Recent research indicates that pornography is potentially biologically addictive, which means the user requires more novelty, often in the form of more shocking material, in order to be satisfied."

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    • Sigmund Feud
    • NY Governor Cuomo Bans Non-Essential State Travel to Indiana
      Posted 03/31/2015 09:47 PM
    • "Today, I direct all agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the State of Indiana and to bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety. The ban on publicly funded travel shall take effect immediately.

      "New York State has been, and will continue to be, a leader in ensuring that all LGBT persons enjoy full and equal civil rights. With this action, we stand by our LGBT family members, friends and colleagues to ensure that their rights are respected."

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    • thefoxer
    • Indiana governor Mike Pence signs bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers
      Posted 03/26/2015 12:02 PM
    • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law on Thursday a measure that allows businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom."

      The bill has sparked an uproar among gamers and church groups that hold their conventions in Indianapolis and businesses that are threatening to pull out of the city.

      Even the NCAA -- which is less than two weeks from hosting its men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis -- was critical, saying the organization is "committed to an inclusive environment where all individuals enjoy equal access to events" as it hinted the bill could damage the city's reputation as a host of major sporting events.

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    • Cherry Doode
    • Ex-Virginia governor, wife found guilty on corruption charges
      Posted 09/04/2014 09:25 PM
    • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted Thursday on a range of corruption charges in connection with gifts and loans they accepted from a wealthy businessman, marking a stunning fall for the onetime rising Republican star.

      A federal jury in Richmond convicted Bob McDonnell, 60, of 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced.

      Both bowed their heads and wept as a stream of "guiltys" kept coming from the court clerk. The verdict followed three days of deliberations, after a five-week trial.

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    • Jesse Ventura's run for Governor of Minnesota was originally only a publicity stunt
      Posted 08/23/2014 01:40 PM
    • So reveals former pro wrestler Ken Patera in this shoot interview:

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      Ventura was on heroin and other drugs - that's why you see him rock back and forth today whenever he is on TV. (I've always wondered if that was nerve damage or something, since I've certainly noticed it.)

      Jesse ran for Minnesota Governor as a publicity stunt and he wasn't really trying to win initially.


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