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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Texas Won’ — Fight Over, Perry Says

The California versus Texas competition that Gov. Rick Perry has popularized this year is over and — surprise —  the Texas governor thinks the Lone Star state won. “The discussion is over. The debate is over. Texas won,” Perry said...

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

Vanity Fair: ‘Good (Political) Wives’

Political wives have been standing by their men all too publicly-painfully in recent years. Here’s a happier lineup, tweeted by a governor with higher ambitions standing behind his honored wife: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jolly Jindal. My wife...

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

Newsom: While Brown’s Away, Lieutenant Plays Well — Though Patient

Fresh off a two-week stint as California’s acting governor, Gavin Newsom says he’s interested in leading the most-populousstate full-time — just not for a few years. Newsom, the 45-year-old lieutenant governor, says Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat 30 years his senior,...

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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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Nonprofits: Cayman Islands of Political Money

Social welfare nonprofits, which can keep their donors secret, are a lot like Russian nesting dolls: Open one, and you’ll find a smaller version inside. That’s what courts in California discovered last year when they tried to figure out who...

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Two of four 1,060-foot catwalks connect to the 525-foot main tower from the eastern end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Two of four 1,060-foot catwalks connect to the 525-foot main tower from the eastern end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Jerry Brown Channels Forrest Gump

So dozens of over-sized bolts built into the soon-to-be-opened $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge snapped when they were tightened earlier this year. What does California Gov. Jerry Brown have to say about it? “Look, s— happens,” Brown said when...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas to Chicago: Send Us Your Overtaxed, Underemployed Masses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has  picked Chicago as his latest job-recruitment target, running print and Internet advertisements through a weekly business newspaper urging Illinois companies to move to the second-most populous state. In February, radio ads launched by Perry asked...

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