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  • Medicaid decision pits governor against governor

    The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act was the focus at an annual governors' meeting this weekend. So far, five Republican governors have opted out of expanding their states' Medicaid program.

  • GOP governors see Mitt Romney as one of their own, but hesitate to endorse him

    Just eight of the 29 Republican governors have endorsed Romney, and while he’s one of their own – a former state chief executive – there are good reasons to hold back, including the GOP’s divisive nominating campaign.

  • Republican governors worry about divisive GOP primary race

    Republican governors say they are concerned the prolonged primary race has alienated independent voters and may have badly damaged the eventual nominee.

  • Five major SOPA supporters

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links “committing or facilitating online piracy.”  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with violators.However, payment and advertising networks, search engines or service providers that take voluntary action to redress detected violations – by terminating businesses with transgressor sites or comply with the law – will be granted immunity from liability charges.On Sept. 22, 2011, more than 350 trade associations, professional and labor organizations, and businesses signed a letter urging Congress to enact legislation to stop “rogue sites” from copyright infringement.Here are five key SOPA and PIPA supporters:

  • Debt ceiling crisis: another day without resolution as the clock ticks

    Debt ceiling crisis: another day without resolution as the clock ticks

    The political dance over the US debt ceiling crisis continued Sunday with the possibility that top lawmakers could be summoned to the White House, although no meeting had been scheduled.

  • In Pictures Schwarzenegger and Shriver's marriage

    Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his bride Maria Shriver following their wedding ceremony in Hyannis, Mass., on April 25, 1986. Former California Gov. Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years announced on May 9 that they are separating.

  • Health care reform: How big is Obama's concession?

    The Vote Health care reform: How big is Obama's concession?

    On Monday, President Obama offered to let states design their own health systems, as long as they meet the overall goals of the national health care reform plan.

  • House approves jobs bill: Do states deserve $26 billion more stimulus?

    House approves jobs bill: Do states deserve $26 billion more stimulus?

    The House of Representatives cut short its August recess to return to Washington and pass a state jobs bill Tuesday. Supporters say the bill is much-needed additional stimulus; detractors argue that it has too little money to really make a dent in states' budget problems.

  • Jobs bill will help teachers, public workers

    Jobs bill will help teachers, public workers

    Jobs bill worth $26 billion has unmistakable implications for November congressional elections.

  • Uniform education standards: Momentum grows as more states sign on

    Uniform education standards: Momentum grows as more states sign on

    About 40 states will probably have adopted the 'Common Core' education standards by spring. But critics caution that buy-in is just a start.