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  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • Gov. Brown pushes for rainy-day fund in appearance before lawmakers

    Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance at a legislative hearing on Monday as he urged lawmakers to approve his plan to pay off debt and save tax revenue to insulate the state from future economic downturns. "This a great opportunity to exercise...
  • Three prominent Republicans endorse Neel Kashkari for governor

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari announced Monday that he had been endorsed by three prominent members of his party: 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former California Gov. Pete Wilson and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista). Romney said he was...
  • NRA to mix politics with gun rights at Indianapolis convention

    The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's fiscal pitch gets warm reception

    Gov. Jerry Brown's fiscal pitch gets warm reception
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown received a warm welcome from lawmakers Monday as he pitched his proposal to pay off debt and save money for future economic downturns. He faced only one mild question during a rare appearance before a legislative...
  • Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment

    Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment
    Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison over the weekend, but a thorny debate outlived him: What should happen to the four other death-row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of Maryland's capital punishment law? Booth-El's death,...
  • Ex-Gov. McDonnell lands at Liberty U

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, who is fighting federal corruption charges, has joined the teaching staff as a distinguished visiting professor at Liberty University, the school said in a news release. From said release: “I am privileged to have...
  • Candidates discuss marijuana, housing, economics

    Candidates discuss marijuana, housing, economics
    Though the governor's race has already featured attack ads, the state's top candidates focused more on their own platforms than their opponents' at a Prince George's County forum Monday night. Attorney General Douglas Gansler defended his comments about...
  • Wasserman Schultz demands Republicans act on immigration reform, in-state tuition for undocumented students

    Original post | 12:19 p.m. Updated | 2:36 p.m., 3:21 p.m. and 3:33 p.m. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, pushed Monday for two key issues that could help decide how enthusiastic Hispanic...
  • Quick update: Compact potential hits quicksand

    Quick update: Compact potential hits quicksand
     You may have never been in public service, but you likely can remember what finals week felt like in college. That's what's going on in Tallahassee, with budget talks No. 1 and gambling talks, oh, maybe No. 15?  But here's a quick update of what's...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to lead trade mission to Mexico in July

    Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he would lead a trade mission to Mexico during the last week of July to strengthen ties with California’s largest export market. The California Chamber of Commerce is organizing the mission, which will focus...