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An equipment transporter secures a Caterpillar Inc. 627G Scraper after loading it for transport for road construction and drainage in Williston, North Dakota.

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An equipment transporter secures a Caterpillar Inc. 627G Scraper after loading it for transport for road construction and drainage in Williston, North Dakota.

Washington Gridlocked, Governors Not

The failure of Congress to pass a transportation bill and other unresolved business creates uncertainty for the states and the private sector, says Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican. “When there’s uncertainty in Washington, D.C., that uncertainty can affect our...

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California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. explains his budget proposal during a news conference at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on January 10, 2013.

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California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. explains his budget proposal during a news conference at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on January 10, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 60.5

That’s the mean age of the 20 Democratic governors. Of the 14 governors from both parties who are younger than 55 years old, 11 are Republicans and three are Democrats — Steve Bullock of Montana (47), Martin O’Malley of Maryland...

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Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe share a lighter moment after appearing  at a luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Public Access Project, on May 30, 2013 in Richmond, Va.

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Virginia gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Ken Cuccinelli, left, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe share a lighter moment after appearing at a luncheon sponsored by the Virginia Public Access Project, on May 30, 2013 in Richmond, Va.

Virginia Shadow-Boxing: Governor’s Race Growing Uglier

The Virginia governor’s race, the marquee contest of an otherwise mostly uneventful political year, is devolving into an increasingly ugly one. And at this point, the rivals aren’t even waiting for a punch to land before counter-punching. Republican Attorney General...

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Super-PAC to Aid Democratic Women Seeking Governorships

Democrats generally lead Republicans among female officeholders and voters. In Congress, Democratic women outnumber Republican women by 59 to 19 in the House and by 16 to four in the Senate. President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by 11 points among...

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The industry today is holding the first-ever conference on covering so-called ``dual eligibles'', people who are both old enough to qualify for Medicare,
and poor enough to be put on Medicaid.

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The industry today is holding the first-ever conference on covering so-called ``dual eligibles'', people who are both old enough to qualify for Medicare, and poor enough to be put on Medicaid.

Insurers Set Eyes on States’ Oldest, Sickest

As at least 24 U.S. states prepare to move their oldest and sickest citizens from the government’s Medicare and Medicaid health programs into managed-care plans, insurers are figuring out the best way to profit. The industry today is holding the...

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Chris Christie, Oz, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, at the conclusion of the closing session of the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, on Feb. 25, 2013.

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Chris Christie, Oz, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, at the conclusion of the closing session of the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, on Feb. 25, 2013.

Dr. Oz’s Pocket Nuts: Christie Noting?

As the star of “The Dr. Oz Show” delivered a half-hour speech today to a majority of the nation’s governors, seated a few feet to his left was his No. 1 pupil: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Well, the potential...

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

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Pfizer Inc.'s German headquarters in Berlin.

Pfizer, Aetna Help Both Parties Reload for Governors’ Races

Pfizer Inc. and Aetna Inc. were among the biggest donors to the Democratic Governors Association and the Republican Governors Association in the final weeks of 2012, as the political groups replenished their treasuries to prepare for 38 gubernatorial contests this...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

Christie: Where in the World?

Where in the world is Chris Christie? And who is presiding over the land of his birth? The 50-year-old Republican New Jersey governor, who is running for a second term, had plans to “depart the state” the night of Jan....

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Strickland Passes on Kasich Rematch

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has decided not to seek a rematch against Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Strickland, who lost a bid for re-election to Kasich by 77,127 votes out of 3.9 million cast in 2010, had been...

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Brewer’s Bid for a Third Term: Arizona Constitutional Question

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the nation’s strictest immigration law in 2010 and once wagged her finger in President Barack Obama’s face, may challenge the state constitution to run for another term. Brewer, a 68-year-old Republican, is weighing a...

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