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.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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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.

#content-type-personal-profile, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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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.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #governors-us, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

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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.

#governors-us, #hormones, #law-and-legislation, #lee-william-byron-1959, #state-legislatures, #tennessee, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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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.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #masks, #mayors, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #masks, #mayors, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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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.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

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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.”

#california, #content-type-personal-profile, #governors-us, #schwarzenegger-arnold

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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.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #office-of-the-comptroller-nys, #politics-and-government

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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.”

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #times-union-albany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Fed Up With Remote Learning, Governors Make a Push to Reopen Schools

A bipartisan group of governors decided to flex its muscle and get students back into classrooms, despite union resistance and bureaucratic hesitancy.

#baker-charles-d-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dewine-mike, #education-k-12, #governors-us, #inslee-jay, #massachusetts, #ohio, #teachers-and-school-employees, #washington-state

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Cuomo’s Family Is Said to Have Received Special Access to Virus Tests

Top health officials tested Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother, when testing was not widely available, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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Battered by Scandal, Governor Cuomo Leans on Black Leaders to Build His Defense

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has actively sought the support of Black leaders and elected officials to serve as a buffer against calls for his resignation or impeachment.

#black-people, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment

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Digging Into Liberals’ Enduring Support for Andrew Cuomo

Nearly seven in 10 liberals say they’re satisfied with his handling of sexual harassment allegations, a new poll found.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment

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Cuomo Polls: Governor Finds Public Support in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could still effectively lead New York.

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Poll Finds Public Support for Cuomo in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that the governor could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

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Why Al Franken Hovers Over the Debate About Cuomo’s Future

When the Minnesota senator resigned, Democrats weighed how to handle sexual misconduct allegations. Now that conversation is evolving, with the New York governor at the center.

#metoo-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Allegations Against Cuomo Reignite a #MeToo Debate for Democrats

Groping and sexual harassment allegations against New York’s governor have renewed a yearslong conversation within the party about how it handles accusations against powerful liberal male politicians.

#metoo-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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This Is Not the Coronavirus Anniversary Cuomo Planned On

Besieged on multiple fronts, the governor is no longer holding forth; he’s just trying to hold on.

#absentee-voting, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #inflation-economics, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #republican-party, #spitzer-eliot-l, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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As Biden Urges Caution on Covid, Governors Split on How Fast to Reopen

Even within political parties, governors were taking different approaches as they tried to balance public health guidance with residents’ eagerness to get back to normal life.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #masks, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Calls State Decisions to End Mask Mandates ‘Neanderthal Thinking’

Recent announcements by the governors of Texas and Mississippi have health officials pleading for Americans to continue social distancing and mask-wearing.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #fauci-anthony-s, #governors-us, #masks, #mississippi, #reeves-tate-1974, #texas

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Andrew Cuomo’s Mess: Sex and the Single Governor

All in the great tradition of New York Lewd.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #ruch-anna-1987, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power

Legislators across the country, mostly Republicans, are moving to strip the powers of governors, many of them Democrats, who have taken on extraordinary authority to fight the pandemic.

#beshear-andrew-g-1977, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vetoes-us

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Run for Arkansas Governor

The bid by Ms. Sanders, a former press secretary to Donald J. Trump who is seen as his preferred candidate in the race, will test the former president’s political strength in a divided Republican Party.

#arkansas, #governors-us, #republican-party, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #trump-donald-j

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One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure

After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #local-government, #states-us

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Puerto Rico’s Deposed Governor Describes His Family’s Panicked Flight From the Island

In his first newspaper interview since a public uprising forced him to step down last year, Ricardo A. Rosselló laments “the complete devastation of my reputation.”

#governors-us, #new-progressive-party-puerto-rico, #puerto-rico, #rossello-ricardo-a-1979

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Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Some states are already expanding eligibility to people 65 and over, even though millions of people the C.D.C. recommends go first — health care workers and nursing home residents — have yet to get shots.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #governors-us, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Richard Thornburgh, Former Governor and Attorney General, Dies at 88

He steered Pennsylvania through the Three Mile Island nuclear plant meltdown and led the Justice Department under Reagan and the first President Bush.

#attorneys-general, #deaths-obituaries, #governors-us, #kl-gates-llp, #pennsylvania, #republican-party, #thornburgh-richard, #three-mile-island-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter

With vaccines and a new administration, the pandemic will be tamed. But experts say the coming months “are going to be just horrible.”

#astrazeneca-plc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carlson-tucker, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #christie-christopher-j, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eli-lilly-and-company, #emanuel-ezekiel-j, #food-and-drug-administration, #frist-bill, #gerberding-julie-l, #governors-us, #hannity-sean, #james-lebron, #larson-heidi, #lipkin-w-ian, #lipsitch-marc, #markel-howard, #medicine-and-health, #moderna-inc, #noem-kristi, #offit-paul-a, #oz-mehmet-c, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #schaffner-william, #slaoui-moncef-m, #smallpox, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Calls Trump’s Attack on Electoral Process ‘Totally Irresponsible’

Choosing his words carefully, the president-elect stepped up his criticism of President Trump and warned that the delayed transition sent “a horrible message about who we are as a country.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delaware, #general-services-administration, #governors-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Iowa’s Governor Went From Dismissing Mask Mandates to Ordering One Herself

“I don’t want to do this,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said, joining a wave of Republican governors issuing new mask orders as her state faces a spiraling hospital crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #iowa, #reynolds-kimberly-1959

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Many G.O.P. Governors Avoid Stating Plainly That Biden Won

Most were operating in a murky middle ground in which they neither gave full credence to the president’s claims of fraud nor affirmed Joe Biden’s victory.

#governors-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party

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Lockdowns, Round 2: A New Virus Surge Prompts Restrictions, and Pushback

California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #michigan, #navajo-indians, #philadelphia-pa, #shutdowns-institutional

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As the Virus Surges, Stark Differences Over What Is Around the Corner

President Trump’s health secretary voiced optimism on Sunday that vaccines and treatments would soon save the day, but governors and experts issued bleak warnings about the public letting down its guard.

#azar-alex-m-ii, #burgum-douglas, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #pritzker-j-b, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘It’s Like Having No Testing’: Coronavirus Test Results Are Still Delayed

A shortage of chemicals needed to test for the virus is part of what is slowing turnaround times.

#becton-dickinsoncompany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #governors-us, #laboratory-corporation-of-america-holdings, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #quidel-corporation, #shortages, #tests-medical

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U.S. Northeast, Pummeled in the Spring, Now Stands Out in Virus Control

In just over two months, the Northeast has gone from the country’s worst coronavirus hot spot to its most controlled. “It’s acting like Europe,” one expert said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #new-england-states-us

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

#atlanta-ga, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #masks, #mayors, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Mask Rules Expand Across U.S. as Clashes Over the Mandates Intensify

More retailers and states are instituting mask requirements, but tensions are mounting for people who see the rules as infringements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #governors-us, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.

#bottoms-keisha-lance, #broad-institute, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #laboratory-corporation-of-america-holdings, #mulvaney-mick, #pence-mike, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #states-us, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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America’s Governors Get Tested for a Virus That Is Testing Them

The pandemic has put many governors of both parties under a spotlight for which none of their aides and consultants have a playbook.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #governors-us, #ige-david, #inslee-jay, #states-us

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How America Lost the War on Covid-19

It wasn’t because of our culture, it was because of our leadership.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump’s Resistance

Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic. A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #masks, #republican-party, #united-states

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Gretchen Whitmer: The Coronavirus Is a Civil Rights Battle, Too

George Floyd’s death and the pandemic both reveal American infections. Why is the federal government undermining my fight against them?

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #governors-us, #justice-department, #michigan, #race-and-ethnicity, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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States Need Coronavirus Disaster Relief, Not Bailouts

Providing a critical lifeline while the economy gets back on its feet is essential.

#governors-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #maryland, #states-us, #united-states-economy

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All 50 States Are Now Reopening. But at What Cost?

Governors face intensifying pressure to reopen their economies, but experts warn it could mean thousands of new deaths.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us

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As States Reopen, Governors Balance Existing Risks With New Ones

The costs of the coronavirus shutdown, economic and otherwise, have driven many people to the breaking point. But governors are increasingly worried about the costs of reopening, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #governors-us, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #mayors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #mayors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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More Aid to States? That May Depend on Their Political Hue

With governors and mayors pressing for substantial federal help to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans are divided, with some reluctant to help Democratic strongholds.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #governors-us, #senate, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Businesses Resurface After State Shutdowns, So Does Divisiveness

Nearly a dozen states resumed portions of public life as a debate over the safety and timing of reopening grew louder.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #restaurants, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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