U.S. Republican governors faulted politicians in Washington for the budget standoff that shuttered the federal government for the first time in 17 years, saying it threatens to tarnish the party’s image.
Florida Governor Rick Scott shows how governors in at least nine states are approaching re- election campaigns next year by touting surpluses and pitching tax cuts, sometimes relying on one-time revenue to fund the breaks.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, a Republican selected by national party leaders to court Hispanics, is on the verge of losing a high-profile fight to stop illegal immigrants from getting driver’s licenses in her state.
Republican presidential candidates promised to deliver the leadership that Washington needs to overcome congressional gridlock as they pitched their plans for jobs and taxes and called for the removal of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a debate tonight at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Participating in the event, sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, were former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; Texas Governor Rick Perry; former pizza magnate Herman Cain; Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman; Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker; Ron Paul, a Texas representative; former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Moderators of the debate included PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, Bloomberg reporter
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a critic of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, reversed course to seek a Medicaid expansion in his $32.9 billion spending plan proposed as he pursues re-election.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a critic of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, called for expanding Medicaid in his state as he proposed a $32.9 billion spending plan ahead of his re-election bid.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, a co- chairman of the Democratic convention’s host committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects President Barack Obama to carry North Carolina in November. Obama is set to accept the Democratic nomination for a second term in Charlotte on Sept. 6.
Florida Governor Rick Scott supports expanding Medicaid in his state under President Barack Obama’s health-care law, at least while the federal government pays for it, a reversal of the Republican’s previous position.