Gavin Newsom Pokes the G.O.P. Bear

The California governor is up to something as he bashes Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and even his fellow Democrats. Just what, exactly, is a hot topic of discussion on the left.

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‘Hochul Stood as Firm as an Oak’: Winners and Losers of New York’s Gubernatorial Debate

Our columnists and contributors give their ratings.

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Can California Solve Homelessness by Simply Building More Places to Live?

The case for keeping people from losing their homes in the first place.

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Why Republican Insurgents Are Struggling to Topple G.O.P. Governors

Republicans in several states are trying to oust conservative governors by harnessing anti-establishment energy. But in battles for a state’s top job, it’s hard to beat the establishment.

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In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Gov. Murphy Tones Down Liberal Message in Bid for Suburban Voters

In the first budget address of his second term, Gov. Philip Murphy responded to New Jersey voters’ discontent at a time of surging gas costs and high taxes.

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Andrew Cuomo as Comeback Kid? Oh, No!

Things could always be worse on the governor front.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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Masks Come Off in More States, but Not Everyone Is Grinning

Some Americans cheered the moves, mostly by Democratic governors, but others questioned the timing, with more than 200,000 new virus infections being reported each day.

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New York Drops Indoor Mask Mandate, Easing Covid Rules

After a scare in November, New Jersey’s governor and other Democratic leaders held back-channel talks over lifting mandates and helping voters impatient with restrictions reclaim a sense of normalcy.

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School Mask Mandate to Be Lifted in New Jersey

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, New Jersey districts will be permitted to allow students and teachers to stop wearing masks.

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How the Fallout From Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Spread to Jeff Zucker

Chris Cuomo and Mr. Zucker, the former CNN president, are among those whose careers have suffered in the year since the former governor was first accused of sexual harassment.

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National Guard Is Not Exempt From Vaccine Mandate, Defense Secretary Says

Lloyd J. Austin’s rejection of the governors’ request to exempt their states’ troops from the national military coronavirus vaccine mandate sets the stage for a possible court fight.

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Why This Democratic Governor Seems to Be Over Covid

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado defends his relatively laissez-faire approach to pandemic response.

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Kathy Hochul’s Speech Is a Road Map to the Campaign That Lies Ahead

Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to exude decisiveness in crisis, previewing her efforts to run as the steady-hand candidate as she seeks her first full term.

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Chris Cuomo Has a Funny Idea About What Doing His Job Means

Reporting on the suspension of a brotherly TV host.

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Andrew Cuomo Under Oath: Proud, Prickly and Often Unable to Recall

A transcript of Mr. Cuomo’s 11 hours under questioning over sexual harassment allegations paints an extraordinary portrait of a combative governor.

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Letitia James Declares Her Candidacy for N.Y. Governor

The attorney general, who oversaw the inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo, will challenge Gov. Kathy Hochul for the Democratic nomination.

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Cuomo Is Subject of Forcible Touching Complaint

Mr. Cuomo, the former governor of New York, resigned in August after a state attorney general report concluded that he had sexually harassed multiple women.

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California’s Recall: What to Watch

Early returns suggest that California’s huge Democratic base is rallying for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was elected in 2018 in a landslide. There are more than 40 competitors on the ballot.

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What to Watch in the California Recall Election: Polls Closing, Time and Voters

Early returns suggest that California’s huge Democratic base is rallying for Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was elected in 2018 in a landslide. There are more than 40 competitors on the ballot.

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Republican Governors Infuriated by Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Some employers and business groups welcomed the new coronavirus requirements, but many G.O.P. leaders issued outright condemnations.

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Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Push Aligns Him With a Fed-Up, Vaccinated Majority

As the president took forceful new steps to pressure Americans to get inoculated, he argued that they were urgently needed health measures. In his allies’ view, they were also good politics.

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Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

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The California Recall Isn’t Just Gavin Newsom Vs. Larry Elder

The torrent of policy the governor and the legislature are passing amounts to nothing less than a Green New Deal for the Golden State.

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School Mask Debate Tests Arizona’s Governor

Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who is not allowing schools to impose mask mandates but is a vocal supporter of Covid vaccinations, has been battered from all political sides.

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GOP Governors Fight Virus Mandates as the Party’s Covid-19 Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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G.O.P. Governors Fight Mandates as the Party’s Covid Politics Harden

As several Republican-controlled states confront their worst outbreaks yet, their leaders — following the base — have doubled down on resisting vaccine and mask requirements.

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Kathy Hochul Wants to Make One Thing Clear: She Is Not Cuomo

In her first acts as New York’s new governor, Ms. Hochul has sought to distance herself from her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, who resigned under pressure.

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Interview With Kathy Hochul: Sensing a ‘Weight of Responsibility’

Ms. Hochul sat down with The New York Times for her first one-on-one interview after becoming New York’s first female governor.

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Kathy Hochul Is Sworn In as New York’s First Female Governor

Ms. Hochul, who succeeds Andrew M. Cuomo after his resignation, has vowed to usher in a new era of civility and consensus in state government.

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Cuomo Continues to Challenge His Accusers as Moving Trucks Are Loaded

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo set to leave office in a few days, his lawyer again challenged the credibility of the inquiry that led to his departure.

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Kathy Hochul Is Looking for a Lieutenant Governor in New York City

Ms. Hochul, New York’s governor-in-waiting, plans to pick a No. 2 who is a downstate lawmaker and a person of color, to give her a balanced ticket in the 2022 primary.

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Kathy Hochul Visits New York City in Apparent Peace Offering

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul seemed intent on mending the deeply fractured relationship that Andrew Cuomo, the outgoing governor, has had with city leaders.

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Cuomo Will No Longer Face Impeachment, Assembly Leader Says

Carl Heastie, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, said the body would end its investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his resignation takes effect later this month.

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Cuomo’s Resignation Speech Makes Play to Preserve His Legacy

In his resignation speech, Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed regrets but also emphasized his achievements during three terms leading New York State.

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The Resignation of Andrew Cuomo

After a ballooning sexual harassment scandal, the three-term governor of New York was driven from office more swiftly than expected.

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Cuomo Resigns Amid Scandals, Ending Decade-Long Run in Disgrace

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was unable to withstand a barrage of sexual harassment allegations that led most of his allies to abandon him.

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What Makes Cuomo So Grabby?

The non-grabby Cuomo doesn’t look good, either.

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Cuomo’s Counsel, a Key Figure in Sexual Harassment Inquiry, Will Resign

Judith Mogul, a special counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was a central figure in at least one of the harassment complaints against the governor.

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The Transformation of Ralph Northam

How the Virginia governor who was embroiled in a blackface scandal became the most racially progressive leader in the state’s history.

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Ralph Northam Reflects on His Journey Back From the Edge

When a racist picture was discovered on his yearbook page, the governor of Virginia refused to resign. Now he’s leaving office with a widely praised progressive record on racial justice.

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How Trump’s Political Legacy Is on the Ballot in the Virginia Governor’s Race

Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat, will try to tie his opponent, Glenn Youngkin, to former President Donald Trump, while Mr. Youngkin will try to sidestep Mr. Trump but not reject him.

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Tennessee Bans Hormone Treatments for Prepubescent Minors

The measure signed by Gov. Bill Lee makes it illegal to give prepubescent minors the gender-affirming treatments — a practice some experts have said is not in use.

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How The CDC Change on Mask Guidance Set Off Confusion in States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

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Federal Mask Retreat Sets Off Confusing Scramble for States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

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As Cuomo Fights for Survival, He Revives His Combative Image

The governor has begun to publicly undermine the state attorney general, Letitia James, who is overseeing investigations into Mr. Cuomo’s conduct.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is No Longer the Governor of California. Right?

Amid a pandemic and a recall, Mr. Schwarzenegger has been in demand at his Los Angeles mansion, embracing his unlikely role as California’s “elderly statesman.”

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Cuomo May Face Inquiry Over Use of State Resources for Pandemic Book

The New York State attorney general was formally authorized to examine whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted improperly while writing his book about the pandemic.

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Cuomo Aide Says Governor ‘Groomed’ Her for Months Before Groping

A woman who has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion said that she warned him, “You’re going to get us in trouble.”

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