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Ben Carson: I hoped to find more ‘urgency in the leadership’ in California on homelessness

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday that California’s government is not showing “urgency” in finding constructive solutions to the state’s homelessness epidemic.

Trump warns Newsom: If California homeless crisis persists, feds ‘will get involved’

President Trump issued strong warnings to California Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday, threatening federal intervention if Newsom is unable to solve the homeless crisis taking over his state.

After NAS Pensacola attack, DeSantis urges ‘precautions’ for foreign nationals training with US military

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday urged stronger security “precautions” for foreign nationals training on U.S. military bases after a Saudi gunman shot and killed three people at the Pensacola naval base Friday, in an attack believed to be an act of terror.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock drops out of 2020 race, no Senate run expected

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday announced he was suspending his campaign for president and made clear he has no plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s stunning response to ‘God put you in a wheelchair’ tweet

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has been attacked and mocked before by his political opponents for being in a wheelchair, so it’s no surprise he had the perfect response this week when someone suggested his disability was caused by God.

Deval Patrick campaign event canceled at Atlanta college; only 2 people reportedly show up

A campaign event for former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who launched a late Democratic presidential bid last week, reportedly was canceled Wednesday evening when only two people showed up.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards projected to win second term, beating GOP’s Rispone

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a narrow lead over Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in Saturday’s gubernatorial runoff, with more than 91 percent of the state’s precincts reporting.

Texas Gov. Abbott opens homeless campsite on state land in fight with Austin

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would create a temporary homeless campsite on state land in the capital city of Austin, after sparring with city officials over the clean up of camps throughout the city’s downtown area.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin raises voter-fraud concerns as unofficial tally has him trailing by 5,000 votes

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin voiced concerns Wednesday night that voter fraud may have played a role in the state’s gubernatorial election – after an unofficial count placed the incumbent about 5,000 votes behind his Democratic challenger.

Bevin campaign requests Kentucky recanvass after election results deemed ‘too close to call’

Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin is requesting a recanvass in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race after the results from Tuesday night show a 5,000 vote discrepancy. 

Trump campaign appears to distance itself from Bevin as Kentucky race goes down to wire

The Trump 2020 Campaign signaled Tuesday night that if GOP incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin ends up losing Kentucky’s too-close-to-call gubernatorial race, it won’t have been from President Trump’s lack of trying.

In deep-red Mississippi, Democrats run from anti-Trump rhetoric ahead of election

As Democrats in Washington work feverishly to impeach President Trump, at least one prominent southern Democrat, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, is running away from that effort in a bid to become his state’s next governor.

Trump criticizes California Gov. Newsom over handling of wildfires, threatens to cut federal funding

With wildfires ravaging many parts of California, President Trump put pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday morning by suggesting there won’t be any more federal funding to battle the wildfires unless the state improves its forest management system.

Trump is not on the ballot, but he’s front-and-center in this month’s key gubernatorial elections

President Trump is betting that he can still work his electoral magic in three deeply red southern states that he won big in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump says ‘New York can never be great again’ under Cuomo, de Blasio

President Trump on Friday detailed his reasons for claiming his primary residence as Florida rather than New York– partially blaming Democratic politicians for unfavorable conditions in the Empire State.

Presidential pardons less of an obstacle for NY state prosecutors under new law: report

So you’ve committed a crime but received a pardon from the president of the United States. That might no longer help you in New York state.

California governor signs large-scale law capping rent increases

California will limit how much landlords can increase rents over the next decade as the state continues to grapple with a housing crisis that has exacerbated its homelessness epidemic.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dead at 76

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, whose career was upended by Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 76. 

Cuomo proposes NY law to treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday that would treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism, with convicted perpetrators automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.