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New York governor wins spirited renomination battle

New York City - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had far more name recognition and many times more money for his primary campaign against political unknown Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Univ. law professor.

Eurozone's only female central banker takes office in Cyprus

Nicosia - Cypriot Chrystalla Georghadji became the eurozone's only woman central bank chief Thursday, facing the daunting task of guiding her country's banks out of a crisis that nearly sank the economy last year.

Boston Marathon bombing response a world model, governor says

Boston's handling of the bombing attack on its marathon in April has become a model for cities around the world on how to respond to tragedy, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said on Monday, as the city made its final preparation...

Cyprus appoints new central banker

Nicosia - Cyprus on Tuesday appointed a tough campaigner against government waste and corruption as new central bank governor after current chief Panicos Demetriades unexpectedly quit.Auditor general Chrystalla Georghadji has been appointed as new head of the B...

Games-time disaster prevention is top priority-Tokyo governor

Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe's worst nightmare is a catastrophe hitting the city during the 2020 Summer Games and disaster prevention and mitigation tops his Olympic to-do list.

U.S. grand jury indicts Mexican ex-governor for drug smuggling

Matamoros - On Monday, U.S. federal prosecutors indicted ex-Governor Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, of Tamaulipas, a border state with the United States, on charges of racketeering and money laundering.

Op-Ed: Candidate for Governor of Florida surrendered license in protest

Adrian Wyllie has made a name for himself as a political talk show host and is a current candidate for Governor. He is well known as an advocate for small government, but his advocacy reaches far beyond empty rhetoric on a radio show.

Q & A with Adrian Wyllie, Candidate for Governor of Florida Special

Adrian Wyllie is a candidate for Governor of the State of Florida, a former Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and radio show personality.

Michigan Governor visits Israel to increase trade, build ties Special

Tel Aviv - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, and industry leaders during the initial days of his trade mission to Israel as he tries to build business ties between the Jewish state and Michigan.

New York, 3 other states declare state of emergency

Albany - New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has declared a state of emergency as Winter Storm Nemo makes its way northward along the east coast of the United States.

Women's group contradicts Romney's 'binder full of women' claim

A prominent Massachusetts women's group is disagreeing with the now infamous "binders full of women" comment made by former Gov. Mitt Romney during Tuesday's Presidential debate.

Romney says Obama should have served as governor before president

Weatherly - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, faulted President Obama's political resume Saturday, saying that the former senator should have served as governor to acquire experience before he became the president of the United States.

Texas Governor Rick Perry endorses Mitt Romney

Texas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who dropped out of the presidential race in January, endorsed former Governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday.

Palin Not Running for President

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she will not be running for Republican nomination for President. Insists that family comes first.

Spokesman: Gov. Rick Perry running for president

Austin - Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to announce he is joining the race for the Republican nomination for the next presidential candidate, according to a spokesman from the Perry camp.

Former Texas Governor dead at 94

Former Texas Governor Bill Clements died Sunday at 94 of a stroke. Clements was the first Republican Governor of the state in a century

Arnold Schwarzenegger puts career on hold to sort out family feud

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger who is staging a movie comeback after stepping down as Governor of California, has put on hold his acting career to sort out problems stemming from recent disclosure of his extra-marital affair with former household staff.

Arnold Schwarzenegger admits fathering love child

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted he fathered a love child more than 10 years ago with a long-time member of his household staff.

Gov. Rick Perry fights wildfires with Days of Prayer proclamation

Austin - While Texas suffers from an extreme drought and out-of-control wildfires, Gov. Rick Perry's solution is to ask for divine intervention in the form 'Days of Prayer for Rain.' Perry has issued an official proclamation urging Texans of all faiths to pray.

Op-Ed: How fitting Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his comeback as a cartoon

Former California governor is returning to the spotlight with a comic book and animated show called The Governator, and it's only appropriate for this political caricature to extend himself to kids' programming. Who else would take him seriously?

Death penalty eliminated by Illinois governor

On Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a ban on the death penalty in his state. The sentences of 15 death row inmates have been changed to life without parole.

Texas Governor blocks some journalists from his Twitter account

Dallas - A trio of Texas journalists have claimed that Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked them from following his Twitter feed and reading the daily tweets on his popular personal account.

Photo Essay: Madison Wisconsin protest - The faces of democracy Special

These images were taken February 26 2011 during the afternoon protests against Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker's controversial 'Budget Repair Bill'.

Vatican Adviser: NY Governor Cuomo should be denied communion

Albany - A conservative Catholic blogger and advisor for the Vatican's high court says, in his opinion, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shouldn't be eligible to receive Holy Communion because he is living in sin with his food network star girlfriend Sandra Lee.

Paladino camp: Media got it wrong on homosexual comments

Tea Party candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, speaking before Jewish leaders on education choice, was reported to have said that 'dysfunctional homosexuals' had 'nothing to be proud of' - however a full clip of the speech differs from reports.

Canada's next GG has first official visit with the Queen

Balmoral - David Johnston, Canada's next governor general, had his first official meeting with Queen Elizabeth on Sunday. The visit took place at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Candidate for TN governor becomes YouTube hit for bizarre speech

The state of Tennessee became the laughingstock of the nation after several candidates running for governor made some eyebrow raising statements. One candidate, however, topped them all after his strange speech was made a YouTube sensation.

Texas dog Woodrow has joined race for Governor

Austin - Woodrow is a loyal, loving, fair, honest candidate for Governor. Isn’t that what Texas needs? He never a met a dog he didn’t like. Once homeless and down on his luck in a shelter, he wants to show Texans that great things can happen to anyone.

Speak English, this is Alabama - learn it or leave

Montgomery - "This is Alabama; we speak English," says gubernatorial candidate Tim James. "If you want to live here, learn it." Requiring Alabama driver’s license tests in English only is a matter of public safety for the people of this state.

Embezzler Gets Tax Credit, Congrats from Governor

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm personally congratulated Richard A. Short, CEO of RASCO (Renewable and Sustainable Companies LLC), at a news conference Tuesday for his $9.1-million state tax credit.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Mitt Romney autographing his book  The Case for American Greatness.
Mitt Romney autographing his book "The Case for American Greatness."
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with Meg Whitman
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with Meg Whitman
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Woodrow the dog is running for Governor of Texas in an effort to raise awareness for his friends who...
Woodrow the dog is running for Governor of Texas in an effort to raise awareness for his friends who are in shelters and need adopted.
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Woodrow s run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expe...
Woodrow's run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expenses to stop animals from being dying each week when the new kill lists come out.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
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Tennessee governor Bill Haslam (right) talking to a resident
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Mitt Romney
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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Florida Governor Rick Scott
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference last year at New York City transit headquarters in Brooklyn.
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Carl Paladino
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks after his swearing in ceremony inside of the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey January 21, 2014
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in a film shooting accident
Arnold Schwarzenegger in a film shooting accident
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COLORADO: A medical marijuana clinic operates openly in Denver in 2010.
COLORADO: A medical marijuana clinic operates openly in Denver in 2010.
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Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book  The Case for American Gr...
Mitt Romney was in downtown Toronto on Thursday to discuss his latest book "The Case for American Greatness." He spoke with Rob McQueen and stated that he loves Canada and supports the troops in Afghanistan.
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