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  • U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: ‘You Have Allies’ on Climate Change

    09/18/2017 9:47:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 18, 2017 | LISA FRIEDMAN and BRAD PLUMER
    Jerry Brown, the governor of California, huddled on Sunday night with European, Brazilian and small-island leaders — gathered here for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which formally begins on Tuesday — and pledged to work with them on climate change. On Monday he met with António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, to discuss the future of the Paris agreement. In another era, meetings like these might have been the exclusive domain of the State Department. But with the Trump administration vowing to leave the Paris agreement on climate change — affirmed on Monday by Gary...
  • Trudeau tells US governors to ditch 'America First'

    07/14/2017 4:36:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | July 14, 2017 | Staff
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told governors from across the US to ditch the "America First" motto. His National Governors' Association speech in Rhode Island on Friday was a first for a Canadian prime minister. In his speech, Mr Trudeau urged US governors to embrace their neighbour to the north and avoid protectionism. It is all a part of his aggressive strategy to promote a "thinner border" ahead of vital trade talks with the US renegotiating the Nafta treaty. President Donald Trump has made "America First" his mantra, shaping his policies on trade and immigration. But Mr Trudeau, who is...
  • FOREIGN OFFICIALS WANT TO USE DEM GOVERNORS TO UNDERMINE US

    07/13/2017 3:27:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 13, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now that we're speaking of treason, here's the ongoing treason problem caused by the Dem refusal to respect the results of a legal election. And their willingness to collaborate with other countries against the United States. We've seen examples of this with unilateral declarations by states for the Paris Agreement. And now the foxes are headed to the henhouse. The annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) is often a low-key and sometimes sleepy event...but what also has heightened focus on the meeting is the appearance of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with other officials from...
  • Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say 'No, Thanks'

    03/22/2017 12:18:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/22/2017 | Alexander Burns
    Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump’s “America First” slogan and only gently noted the nagging divisions in their party. “We now have a president and a Congress that are united in party, and yet we still have disagreements among us,” Mr. Bevin said, insisting, “This is healthy and good.” In private, Mr. Bevin has been blunter about the party’s disagreements. Just days before appearing with Mr. Trump in Louisville, he joined a conference call with the president’s...
  • Trump to governors: You're getting some authority back

    02/27/2017 10:23:38 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 02/26/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Promising to focus the federal government on the security of Americans, the economy and infrastructure, President Trump told the nation’s governor’s Monday at the White House they will have more authority under his administration. Trump said the federal government will do “whatever we can to restore authority to the states, when that is the appropriate thing to do,” aiming to “give you back a lot of the powers that have been taken away.” “We have to let the states compete and see who has the best solutions,” Trump said. “States are different. People are different.” But he said that, going...
  • Post Politics President Obama says he could have beaten Trump — Trump says ‘NO WAY!’

    12/26/2016 5:54:40 PM PST · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 26, 2016 | Michael Kranish
    President Obama said in an interview released Monday that he could have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again.” In his most pointed critique yet, Obama said Hillary Clinton's campaign acted too cautiously out of a mistaken belief that victory was all but certain. “If you think you're winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in the interview with former adviser and longtime friend David Axelrod, a CNN analyst, for his “The Axe Files” podcast. The president said Clinton “understandably . . . looked and said, well, given...
  • Democrats Lost Over 1,000 Seats Under Obama

    12/27/2016 7:27:38 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fosx News ^ | 12-27-2016 | Fox News
    December 27, 2016 President Obama claims he could have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he's right, his coattails haven’t done much for the rest of his party. While Obama’s tireless campaigning, broad demographic appeal and message of “hope” and “change” helped propel him to two terms in the White House, his skills on the stump haven’t translated down the ballot. The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure. The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts, including congressional and...
  • More Good News, Governors / State Lower Houses / State Upper Houses, the Party on Top Is...

    11/18/2016 11:28:12 AM PST · by DoughtyOne · 67 replies
    My own workup | 11/18/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Yesterday the 17th of November, Rush Limbaugh touched on the minimal control Democrats across the United States now have, as it relates to Governors and State Legislatures. I thought it might be a good idea for us to review how things stand right now. Here is a graphic of a Spread Sheet I developed. It provides information and documentation on sitting Governors and the make-up of the state Legislatures as of January 2017. As of this moment, the 2017 Governor of North Carolina is still to be determined Governors: 2016 2017 changes Legislatures: 2017
  • GOP Governors Gather Amid Push for Disruptive Change (Reconstructive)

    11/15/2016 12:41:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | November 15, 2016 | AP
    US News- The nation's Republican governors are ..... meeting in battleground Florida with an unexpected opportunity: a president-elect of their own party with political IOUs to pay, perhaps the projects the party's heads of the states prefer. Donald Trump owes no governor more than Walker, the onetime rival ... ended up endorsing the billionaire and whose state had been thought to be a Democratic firewall. AP - ... many of them see as an opportunity for "disruptive" changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care.... Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said ......
  • U.S. top court hears ex-media baron Conrad Black's appeal

    12/08/2009 2:43:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague. The Canadian-born Black, a member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. Attorney Miguel Estrada, representing Black and two ex-colleagues who were found guilty of defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc, argued before the Supreme Court that all convictions in the...
  • GOP Governors Hold Emergency Conference Call to Discuss Trump

    03/01/2016 12:19:32 PM PST · by drewh · 105 replies
    Political Wire ^ | By Taegan Goddard
    Top Republicans — including governors who convened an emergency conference call on Monday on which Trump was Topic A — expect the real estate mogul to carry as many as 10 states on Tuesday night, an outcome that would deal a body blow to Sen. Ted Cruz, who has staked his campaign heavily on the Southern states holding nominating contests, and to Sen. Marco Rubio, who has yet to win a primary and isn’t expected to do so on Tuesday.” “Trump’s march to the nomination has set off a wave of anxiety across the Republican Party establishment as top officials...
  • Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees

    02/22/2016 2:44:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting that President Obama's proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states is safe, two governors said Monday. The briefing by senior administration officials last weekend was an effort to "find solutions to some misunderstandings and apprehensions that are out there," said Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican and chairman of the National Governors Association. Asked whether the meeting eased states' concerns about accepting refugees from crisis areas such as Syria and Iraq, Mr. Herbert replied, "We still have work to do." After Mr. Obama announced his...
  • Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Gallup Tracking

    02/03/2016 4:45:35 PM PST · by The_Victor · 69 replies
    Gallup ^ | 2/3/2016 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. It also marks a dramatic shift from 2008, when Democratic strength nationally was its greatest in recent decades.
  • Legal Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program Ready, Needs Only a Plaintiff Governor

    12/04/2015 7:24:37 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 3 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy:
    The Thomas More Law Center, a well respected public interest law firm, is ready to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the $1 billion a year U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and is looking for a governor to be the plaintiff in a case that can be filed on short notice. The Refugee Resettlement Program, which has been in operation for more than three decades, brings 100,000 refugees a year, 40 percent of whom are Muslim, into the United States. As Breitbart News reported previously, the Obama administration intends to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States in 2016,...
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • White House holds call with 34 governors on Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 4:18:50 PM PST · by amorphous · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Larry Downing
    Obama administration officials held a conference call on Tuesday with 34 U.S. governors to discuss the country's refugee program, the White House said, after more than a dozen governors said they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The administration officials assured the governors that the refugees would undergo the most rigorous screening and security vetting of any category of traveler to the United States, the White House said in a statement. Some of the governors encouraged further communication by the White House to ensure that they are able to better respond to questions from the public about the refugee screening...
  • Governors Press White House for Refugee Information (UNREAL)

    11/17/2015 7:29:59 PM PST · by SE Mom · 68 replies
    Bloomberg | November 17, 2015
    Headline only, per rule.
  • Can governors actually block refugee resettlement?

    11/17/2015 2:43:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    So far, almost half of America’s governors have demanded a halt to Barack Obama’s plans to admit tens of thousands of refugees from the collapse of Syria. That includes one Democratic governor, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan, while seven other Democrats are giving the green light to resettlement. However, neither of these positions will end up mattering, at least not legally, as governors have no authority to restrict the federal government’s actions on asylum decisions: Under Section 412 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, states do not have the authority to refuse foreign nationals who have been granted asylum or...
  • CAIR Slams Governors As "Un-American" For Refusing To Import Syrians

    11/17/2015 4:30:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    The Saudi-funded, terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is slamming Republican Governors over their efforts to oppose the import of refugees from Syria into the United States.
  • Heilemann: Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees 'Shameless, Un-American'

    11/16/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Would John Heilemann have called Francois Hollande "shameless" and "un-French" if a few months back he had halted the immigration of Syrian immigrants into France, thus stopping two of the Paris terrorists—who reportedly posed as refugees—from entering the country? The question arises because on today's With All Due Respect, Heilemann condemned as "shameless" and "un-American" the dozen or so governors, mainly Republicans, who have declared that their states won't accept Syrian refugees. View the video here.