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Bongino slams Maryland governor as ‘pathetic loser’ after he called on Trump to concede

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Conservative radio host Dan Bongino called Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan a “pathetic loser” after the governor criticized President Trump’s pandemic response and called for him to concede. “This pathetic loser called me before he ran for Governor, begging me......

Wisconsin governor renews mask mandate despite court challenge as pandemic worsens

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By Brendan O’Brien, Maria Caspani (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s governor on Friday extended a statewide mask mandate despite a legal challenge from conservatives, renewing an emergency health order requiring face coverings in public spaces to curb an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections. FILE PHOTO: Nurses work in a ward housing coronavirus......

Louisiana governor raises alarm about third wave, does not issue new restrictions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday said Louisiana is in the midst of its third COVID-19 surge, though he stopped short of issuing new restrictions to control the coronavirus, saying the current rules are adequate if followed. “The effort......

GOP governor, a Trump critic, calls for end to president’s ‘ridiculous challenges’ of Biden win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ripped President Donald Trump on Friday over his refusal to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, calling a delay in the transition “outrageous” and “bad for the country.” “We need to have the transition......

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz urges caution after new COVID-19 restrictions announced

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and hospital leaders urged caution Thursday amid a COVID-19 surge that prompted the governor to announce new restrictions. The governor and doctors stressed the importance of behavior change in order to preserve hospital capacity in......

Watch Live: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds COVID-19 press conference

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Tuesday said coronavirus infection rates in his state remain high and health officials are reporting a positivity rate of 8.6%. On Tuesday, the state reported nearly 3,300 new virus cases. The governor said......

Colorado governor urges the federal government ‘to step up’ amid surging Covid cases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Colorado Gov. Jared Polis told CNBC that his state “really needs the federal government to step up on the health side and on the economic side” as the coronavirus pandemic barrels into a devastating new phase. “We’re trying to do......

Mike DeWine Draws Ire of Trump for Mortal Sin of Acknowledging Reality

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click to enlarge Official White House Photo President Donald Trump was watching Fox News on his otherwise eventless Monday morning and likely saw the recent clip of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine telling Jake Tapper on CNN that former Vice President Joe Biden should be considered the President-elect. For this grave......

Kentucky governor: 24 veterans have died in long-term care facility from COVID-19 since October

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins Twenty-four veterans have died from the coronavirus since October in a state-owned longterm care facility close to Lexington, Ky., Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced Friday, according to the New York Times. Thomson-Hood Veterans Center has experienced a deadly......

‘No rhyme or reason’ why Mississippi governor reversed statewide mask mandate, says Jackson mayor

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In a Friday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith,” Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said, “there doesn’t appear to be a rhyme or reason to some of the decisions to reverse the statewide mask mandates” as coronavirus hospitalization......

Nevada governor tests positive for COVID-19

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus during a routine rapid test. Sisolak said he’s awaiting the results of a PCR test and is not experiencing symptoms.  Sisolak last appeared in his Carson......

Louisiana judge sides with governor on emergency powers as appeal to state Supreme Court likely

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A Baton Rouge-based district judge on Thursday ruled unconstitutional a state law allowing one chamber of the Legislature to overturn a governor’s emergency order, setting the stage for an appeal. Judge William Morvant with the 19 th Judicial District......

Illinois governor threatens another lockdown as COVID-19 cases continue rise

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his daily COVID-19 briefing to threaten another stay-at-home order and to scold local leaders around Illinois who are not enforcing his restrictions and hinted at another stay-at-home order. All regions around the state have......

Watch Live: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz addresses record COVID-19 cases as new restrictions go into effect

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and state health leaders are addressing record COVID-19 cases and the uncontrolled spread of the virus Friday as new restrictions on bars, restaurants and family gatherings go into effect. More than 7,000 cases were reported......

Illinois governor urges people to quarantine ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday told residents who want to hold a small in-person Thanksgiving gathering to start quarantining now ahead of the holiday to curb the latest surge of coronavirus. Pritzker also commended the city of Chicago’s......

Watch Live: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gives COVID-19 update as residents urged to stay home

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is giving a COVID-19 update Thursday as the state is urging people to stay home as much as possible for the next three weeks amid a surge in virus cases. “Our goal is to reduce......

Minnesota governor gives bars, restaurants 10 pm dine-in curfew

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Starting Friday, new restrictions from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will curtail social gatherings, bars and restaurants – venues the governor said were sources of COVID-19 outbreaks statewide for people between the ages of 18-34. Walz said 71% of recent......

Governor congratulates Dade Phelan as next speaker of Texas House ahead of January vote

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Breaking with the Republican Party of Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott congratulated state Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, on securing the necessary votes to become the next speaker of the Texas House. “Congratulations to my friend, Dade Phelan, for securing the......

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