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Democrats Grooming Geoge Clooney for Governor of California in 2018

George Clooney is planning to run for Governor of California, according to his friends. The actor, a noted political activist, is said to be be making the same move as fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and planning the career change after he weds Briton Amal Alamuddin in September. Clooney, 53, is known to have numerous political contacts – and even counts ... Read More »

Arizona Governor Pressured To Scratch Bill Angering Gays

Four years after igniting a national uproar over immigration, the Arizona Legislature has jumped into the battle over gay rights with a piece of legislation that had opponents on Friday predicting business boycotts against the state.

The legislation allows business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, and all eyes are on Republican Gov. Jan Brewer as she decides whether to sign the bill. A decision is likely next week...

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Poll: Dem Gov. Pat Quinn Lags Behind All GOP Opponents For IL Governor’s Race

Deeply unpopular Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn trails all four of his potential Republican primary opponents, a poll released Tuesday shows.

The Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll shows state Sen. Bill Brady topping Quinn, a Democrat, by 48 percent to 39 percent; state Sen. Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford both ahead of Quinn 46 percent to 37 percent; and wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner leading Quinn by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent...

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Wendy Davis’s Media Meltdown

It’s been a rocky rollout for the Wendy Davis campaign in Texas. She announced for governor four months ago on the strength of the massive public attention paid to her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. But since then her media operation has been so rocky, seasoned Texas journalists are mocking it...

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AP Confirms Hoboken’s Share of Sandy Aid ‘On Par’ With Other NJ Cities

One week ago today, we covered in detail serious allegations from the Democratic Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey against Chris Christie's administration. Dawn Zimmer claimed that two high-ranking Christie officials -- including the Lieutenant Governor -- told her that aid for her city's recovery from the storm was contingent on her approval of a building development deal favored by the governor...

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Low Blow: Wendy Davis Stresses Her Paraplegic Opponent ‘Hasn’t Walked a Day in My Shoes’

Wendy Davis is under fire following a Dallas Morning News report that found a number of factual discrepancies in the personal narrative she has made a centerpiece of her long-shot campaign for Texas governor.

Davis, who is quoted multiple times in the article, issued a statement after its publication suggesting that her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, was behind the “attacks.”

Davis said that for Abbott, who has been a paraplegic for nearly three decades, to question her story proves that he “hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”...

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