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Ex-New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof announces Oregon governor bid

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Nicholas Kristof, the former New York Times reporter and columnist, announced Wednesday he is running for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up. Kristof, 62, is running as a Democrat to replace governor Kate ...

‘Don’t sit this one out’: Obama stumps for Virginia governor candidate Terry McAuliffe

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Barack Obama vehemently warned Virginia voters on Saturday against any complacency that what was now a “blue” state would stay that way, as he spoke at a rally to support Terry McAuliffe in the tightening race for gov...

New Iranian regional governor slapped in face at inauguration

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The new governor of a north-western Iranian province was slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration on Saturday in an unusual breach of security in the Islamic Republic. A motive for the attack in Ir...

Virginia governor reveals his long Covid symptoms as he urges vaccinations

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More than a year after testing positive for Covid-19, Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, is warning about the importance of vaccines and the long-lasting effects of Covid. After a mild case in September 2020 that fel...

Obama and Trump wade into key battle over Virginia’s governor seat

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Joe Biden faces a key test of public standing in a tight and closely watched campaign for governor in Virginia next month. So important has the fight now become in being seen as a bellwether for the 2022 midterm elect...

Nicholas Kristof quits New York Times to explore run for Oregon governor

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A Pulitzer prize-winning journalist has quit the New York Times after 37 years ahead of a potential run for governor of Oregon. Nicholas Kristof, 62, renowned for his coverage of human rights issues around the world,...

Move over, Matthew and Beto: is Texas ready for a Latina governor?

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One of my favorite tales from the vault of family lore involves a woman named Ignacia Jasso, who was better known as “La Nacha”. As the tale goes, in the late 1930s or early 40s, a distant relative eloped with one of ...

Idaho lieutenant governor bans vaccine mandates while governor out of state

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Idaho’s Republican governor, Brad Little, temporarily left the state on Tuesday on government business and his deputy, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, immediately began issuing rightwing orders while she was tem...

Beto O’Rourke set to run against Greg Abbott for Texas governor – report

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The former Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke is set to mount a third campaign for major political office with a run for governor in Texas, Axios reported on Sunday. Citing unnamed “Texas political operatives”, the...

Archbishops urge California governor to save controversial statue of 18th-century priest

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Two archbishops have asked California’s governor to stop efforts to permanently remove a statue of Father Junípero Serra from state’s capitol. The 18th century priest founded the California mission system, in which Na...

Governor Gavin Newsom defeats California recall effort – video

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California's Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, has successfully fended off an effort to oust him from office in a special election. He overcame a Republican campaign to unseat him over his liberal policies on immigra...

Gavin Newsom will remain California governor after handily defeating recall attempt

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California’s governor, Gavin Newsom has prevailed in a historic recall election that had him battling for his political life. In a referendum on the governor’s leadership through the pandemic, voters resoundingly reje...

Bank of England governor says UK’s economic recovery is slowing

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The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has warned Britain’s economic recovery from Covid-19 is slowing amid supply chain disruption and staff shortages. Answering questions from MPs on the commons Treasur...

Texas governor accused of ‘deep ignorance’ after abortion comments – live

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Greg Abbott said women still had six weeks to seek a termination under a controversial law – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called his remarks ‘disgusting’

Texas governor signs controversial voting restrictions into law

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The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has signed into law highly controversial new restrictions on voting access, which voting rights advocates say unfairly target people of color and seek to preserve Republi...

Louisiana governor tells Hurricane Ida evacuees it’s too soon to return

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The Louisiana governor, John Bel Edwards, has told those who fled their homes amid the aftermath of Hurricane Ida to not come home until officials say otherwise. “Many of the life-supporting infrastructure elements a...

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