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The State Governor - The Governor is just like a minipresident in each state. In other words they are state managers. The Governor commands the lion’s share of political attention in a state. It’s generally seen as setting the agenda for the legislative branch, and is basically the lead political actor; the figure most likely to appear on television on a regular basis. A governor term of office is four years with exceptions of New Hampshire and Vermont. The governor may serve any number of terms, but he or she cannot serve more than two terms in a row....   [tags: Political Science] 1210 words
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On The Issues: The Race for Virgina Governor - This year’s 2013 Governor of Virginia campaign was a tight race for the Republican and Democrat contenders. The candidates were Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis. These campaigners had different views on marriage, immigration, and abortion, among other issues commonly discussed in politics within our country. Marriage is a controversial subject in every part of the world. Whether you believe in traditional marriage between a man and woman, same sex marriage, or open marriages, everyone usually has a strong opinion on what they were brought up believing or think is right....   [tags: Marriage, Immigration, Abortion]
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Ronald Reagan Elected Governor - On November 8, 1966 California voters elected Republican candidate Ronald Reagan as the states 33rd Governor. Reagan defeated then two-term Governor, Democrat Edmund G. “Pat” Brown. This would be the first elected political office Ronald Reagan would hold in his long public career. Reagan would serve two terms as the Governor of California before going on to achieve greater heights serving as a two term President. Reagan’s political career began to unfold when he decided to work on the 1964 Goldwater campaign for President....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Corruption: Governor Blagojevich Scandal - There is no arguing or denying the fact that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 changed the face of American politics. However, this is not a political science paper and, unlike the Bush/Gore race of 2000, the Obama/McCain election night passed by with relatively little scandal. So why is it worth mentioning in a paper about corruption. Although no actual fault can be attached to the newly-elected President of the United States, Obama’s election set the stage for one of the most public political corruption cases since the Nixon/Watergate Scandal in the 1970s....   [tags: chicago, monetary ambitions, ]
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Letter to the Governor - Letter to the Governor Dear Mr. Governor, I wish to complain about your recent decision to impose an embarrassing school uniform upon the students of Bosworth College, which is supposed to be a school where expression is encouraged. Yet imposing a school uniform will shatter the students self expression. As a student of the college I am shocked at the thought of being told what to wear. Isn't enough that we are told what to do, what not to do, where to go, and when to go, but making the students wear what they are told to will induce more people trying to revolt against the school....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Governor's School Essay - ... The central triangle is removed and each of the other three treated as the original was, and so on, creating an infinite regression in a finite space.” By constructing a table with the number black and white triangles in each figure, I realized that it was easier to see the relations between the numbers. At Governor’s School, I expect to be provided with stimulating concepts in order to challenge my exceptional thinking. As a former Robotics Club Team Captain and Historian of Patriot High School’s Student Council, I understand the importance of combining leadership and collaboration....   [tags: academics, healthcare, career] 638 words
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Virgina's Next Governor - As Election Day approaches, candidates get more caustic about their views, and voters’ tension grows as they try to figure out which candidate will make a better governor. One of the biggest issues that Virginia is currently facing is the one of transportation and how to solve such challenge. There are roads that need to be fixed, and the state does not have enough funds to pay for their renovation or construction of new roads. Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds, the candidates, both care about transportation, yet financial backing to fix this issue is quite different for each candidate....   [tags: Politics] 918 words
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Chief Seattle's Oration to Governor Stevens - ... The connecting, contrasting, sentence “My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain” this is used to declare their minimal numbers; as minimal the amount of trees in an area just invaded by a storm. The concept of consistent compare and contrast is used throughout the speech and is subtle enough to not be revealed at first glance, but upon further investigation, it becomes clear as well as Seattle's motives behind it. As the oration continues, Seattle sustains the notion of the Native American concession to the white men....   [tags: The conceding threat] 1657 words
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The Questionable Ethics of Arkansas Governor Mark Darr - ... Governor Darr was doing the opposite and according to one article, “Darr has admitted receiving state and campaign money for personal expenses, which isn't allowed by law.” (Arktimes.com 2014) The article mentions the audits on Governor Darr and it reported that Governor Darr had taken over $30,000 dollars from the campaign and $12,000 dollars from the state. Once he was auded he must repay the state $12,000 dollars and he was fined $11,000 dollars for his violation of the code of ethics. The ethical thing for him to do would have been to use this money given to him by the state and campaign towards things for the community and the people that he served versus his and his families own pe...   [tags: resigns, campaign, law] 529 words
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The Role of the Governor-General - The Role of the Governor-General The Governor-General represents the Australian head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. Between them they have important formal powers. Some of these powers include the power to: „h approve legislation passed by the two Houses of Parliament; „h command the navel and military forces; „h Exercise the general 'executive' power of the Commonwealth. Many of these powers reflect an earlier, more active role taken by the monarch. In almost all cases today, however, these powers are carried out on the advice of the government of the day....   [tags: Government Politics ] 1811 words
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Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe - Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe Successful leadership on a battlefield can be measured in different ways. It is possible for a good, successful leader to lose a battle. Conversely, it is possible for an ineffective leader to win a battle, given the right circumstances. What distinguishes a successful leader from an unsuccessful one is his/her ability to oversee an operation using effective mission command. In ADP 6-0, mission command as a philosophy is defined as “as the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the co...   [tags: battlefield, leadership, Native Americans, Indiana]
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Virginia Candidates for Governor and Their Views on Healthcare, Education, and Transportation - ... Accepting federal funds for Medicaid has broad bipartisan support: Both very conservative and very liberal Governors have accepted the funds. Expanding Medicaid will cover almost 400,000 uninsured Virginians and create up to 33,000 jobs by 2021, according to the Senate Finance Committee. Covering the uninsured for regular visits to the doctor for shots and checkups and life saving cancer screenings and treatment will also help reduce health care costs for those with insurance already. Ken Cuccinelli believes that healthcare decisions should be made by doctors and families, not the government....   [tags: healthcare, education, transportation] 596 words
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Virginia Governor Candidates Views on Abortion and Education - ... Terry said, “Women need to know, every Virginian needs to know that there are inconsistencies. He stated that he will reopen clinics that have closed from regulations. He said he would oppose any restriction against abortion. He also said he follows Virginia’s abortion laws, but Virginia has some of the most pro-life legislation in the country. “Terry supports abortion on demand at any time for any reason- paid for by Virginia taxpayers.” The McAuliffe campaign tells us that he “supports keeping existing Virginia laws on when abortions are legal.” McAuliffe supports existing Virginia laws on abortion that prohibit third-trimester abortions except to protect the life or health of the moth...   [tags: abortion, education] 855 words
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Dolph Briscoe Jr: Texas Governor 1973-1979 - Dolph Briscoe Jr. , Texas Governor from 1973 until 1979, lifetime resident of Uvalde, Texas. The Briscoe family settled in Fort Bend County in 1832, Dolph’s Grandfather Andrew Briscoe signed the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as leading a company of soldiers in the Battle of San Jacinto. He then became the first elected judge of Harris County, Sam Houston appointed him this position. Dolph’s father, Dolph Briscoe Sr., was appointed chairman of the Texas Racing commission from 1930 until 1933....   [tags: Politician, Biography]
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Why Wendy Davis Should Be the Texas Governor - ... Being recognized as a leader on economic development, Wendy was offered the great opportunity to become Chair of the City's Economic Development, were Wendy was successful to bring out thousands of new jobs to Tarrant County. Wendy Davis is planning on making education her priority. By improving Texas education Wendy believes that more jobs will be created, she is also continuing to work on public schools by reducing standardized tests that are being given to the students. Another of Wendy's goals is to make sure all the rape victims are tested, since no one makes sure that they are tested, and to put all the rapists being bars....   [tags: campaign, education, equal]
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Comparing President Obama and Governor Christie's Speeches - ... Obama and Christie both heaped praise upon the accomplishments of their governments, drew attention to specific interest groups in order to gain applause from the audience. These interest groups, however small in number, were high school students who were trying to get into college, including the parents who were trying to pay for the colleges; middle class citizens and the unemployed. However, the two speeches also contract each other in their rhetoric of each speech. Obama’s speech began with examples to prove his point that circumstances in the United States had improved during the past year....   [tags: rhetoric, audience, administration] 619 words
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Sancho Panza as Governor in Don Quixote - Sancho Panza as Governor in Don Quixote While reading Don Quixote, I am sure that many people wonder whether or not Sancho Panza will get his island to govern. The main reason that Sancho agrees to be the squire of Don Quixote is because he is promised riches and an isle to govern. As the book progresses it appears that Sancho's dream will not come true and he will not become a governor. Many times in the book, Sancho asks his master if he was really going to get his isle and Don Quixote always promises him that he will....   [tags: Papers] 1291 words
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Governor Jodi Rell - Governor Jodi Rell, I believe that there is a much to be done to help desegregate the public schools of Connecticut. As of now the schools are very segregated on a geographical level. The students in the poor urban areas are limited to a lower education compared to that of the more affluent suburban areas. Their parents are their limiting factors. Their parents are not able to move them out to a more affluent neighborhood and their current location is not able to provide a good education for the kids....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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The Scarlet Letter: Governor Bellingham And Hypocrisy - Governor Bellingham is the leader of the Boston Colony. He is therefore supposed to be one of the most pious and upstanding members of the community. As he “makes the rules”, he is supposed to follow them to the letter. This is why, when Hester visits his house to deliver his gloves, she is so surprised at its state. Instead of a humble abode tastefully decorated in the muted pastels and earthtones of the Puritan lifestyle, she was slightly amused (but not particularly surprised) to find very near the opposite....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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The Rise And Fall Of Governor Harvey Parnell - In October of 1929 the economic bubble the United States and the majority of the world had reveled in burst. The stock market crashed and the United States found itself deep in the worst economic depression the country had ever known. The year before, Harvey Parnell, a farmer and the Lieutenant Governor, rose to the highest office in the State of Arkansas after John Martineau left his post to pursue a position as a federal judge. Parnell’s governorship will be tainted by the depression and will, for a short time, be viewed as the worst in the State’s history....   [tags: Political Science Politics] 1942 words
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Biography of Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas From 1973 to 1979 - In this paper I will highlight one of the governors of Texas. Dolph Briscoe was the governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979. Not only was he a governor, he was also one of the largest individual land owners in Texas history. This in a state known for huge ranches. His philanthropy has provided support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. In this paper I hope to provide a little insight in to how much this man has impacted the evolution of Texas. Dolph Briscoe Jr....   [tags: american history, farm, texas, roads]
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Why the Governor of New York Should Veto the Gambling Bill - ... A good example of such places is New Jersey where the gambling law was passed to raise education fees for seniors. Unfortunately, the Atlantic local government still deducts a large portion of teachers’ salaries to cater for the city’s education expenses. New Jersey is also listed among the states with the highest property taxes despite having passed the gambling bill to assist in reducing them. Pennsylvania is another region that has passed the law, but is yet to see its benefits; the state’s economy is greatly affected by high property taxes in the region....   [tags: economic benefits for upper class only]
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Virginia Candidates for Governor Different Views on Gun Rights, Drug Reform, and Jobs - ... Cuccinelli also states that we should lower the taxes on business actions so that they may produce and work more efficiently and to eliminate loopholes to promote more capitalism for the economy. (cuccinelli.com, web) Robert Sarvis thinks that there are too many barriers on our market and that we need to open up to free trade and to revise the laws to get rid of discretionary funds and give the money back to taxpaying Virginians. He also wants Virginia law to preserve more of the people’s right and to make a fair playing field for all individuals’ workers to get jobs and keep those jobs....   [tags: gun rights, drug reform, job] 1035 words
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Abortion, Education, and the Death Penalty: An Overview of Certain Candidates' Stance on THem - As the three primary candidates were running for governor, they had a great deal of issues and topics to cover. Some people might have agreed with their beliefs and morals, and some might not have. There are three topics that the governors have covered throughout their campaigning that I do agree with and that I do not agree with. The topics are Abortion, Education Reform, and Death Penalty. I think these are important topics that need to be taken seriously, because it is dealing with someone’s life....   [tags: Campaign for Governor, Republicans]
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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth President of the United States - ... Reagan also had a seven year contract with Warner Brothers that threw him into the spotlight. As if Reagan wasn’t busy enough in his early life he decided to take on another project, he enlisted into the Army Reserves. On January 26,1940 Reagan married for the first time to his co-actress Jane Wyman. Together they had two children Naureen and Christine but unfortunately she died the day after she was born; they decided to adopt, Michael. Wyman filed for Divorce from Reagan after talk of his political ambitions....   [tags: president, actor, announcer, governor]
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George C. Wallace and His Depiction of Freedom vs The Enlightenment Thinkers - ... He calls out to these people and asks them to join him. “And you native sons and daughters of old New England's rock-ribbed patriotism . . . and you sturdy natives of the great Mid-West . . and you descendants of the far West flaming spirit of pioneer freedom . . we invite you to come and be with us . . for you are of the Southern spirit . . and the Southern philosophy . . . you are Southerners too and brothers with us in our fight.” Wallace is addressing the original people that came to America as the first immigrants....   [tags: Segregation, Governor, Alabama] 1338 words
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Andrew Johnson: The 17th President of the United States - ... There Johnson decided to open his own tailor shop. On May 17, 1827 he married Eliza McCardle. At this time Johnson became very interested in politics. In 1829 Johnson started his official career in politics when he was elected as a alderman. Soon after that he became mayor of Greeneville. He was the major for five years and in 1835 he won an election to have his own seat in legislature for Tennessee. During his seven years in legislature he was known for taking the side of the poor and was against any pointless government spending....   [tags: politics, congress, governor, impeachment] 587 words
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The Virgina Election of 2013 - ... How one becomes a nominee for governor, they first have to win their party nominee. Essentially it’s an election within an election. Each party chooses their nominee differently. For the democrat usually the candidates are usually chosen through a primary in where the party members go to the voting booth to choose the party nominee. Fortunately, for Terry McAuliffe he went unchallenged as he was the only one to file to be the democratic candidate. Primaries are design so that the candidates that runs can reach voters throughout the states and to select candidates that have the broadest range of support among voters....   [tags: yearly governor election] 1262 words
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Urban Legend of Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware - Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware The story of Woodburn Mansion has been told to residents of Dover, Delaware for many years. A 19-year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Maryland told this particular version of the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion. Now a sophomore architecture major, he grew up in a small town just outside of Dover, where the story of Woodburn is known all too well. The story was first told to him as a young teenager while actually visiting the mansion with his parents....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]
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Language, Power and Discourse of Sexuality: The case of Governor McGreevey - Language, Power and Discourse of Sexuality Foucault asks "What are the links between these discourses, these effects of power, and the pleasures that were invested by them?" (Foucault, 11). In the case of New Jersey governor it seems clear that power, language and pleasure were very much related in his speech on August 13, 2004, in which he announced his resignation, that he had had an affair with a man, and that he was a "gay American." A man in a position of power was both given power and gave power to the general public with his announcement....   [tags: Sex Gender Essays]
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Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor - Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California recall election gubernatorial victory demonstrates the increasing collapse of the boundaries between entertainment and politics in an era of media spectacle. Over the past decades, major struggles around politics, race, gender, and sexuality have played out in the media. In the 1990s, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Clinton sex scandals, and the proliferation of tabloid journalism made serious political issues and conflicts the stuff of popular entertainment and culture....   [tags: Political Politics] 2105 words
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A Modern Inqusition: Police, Firefighters and Teacher´s Pensions - Throughout history there has always been a group of people who acted as scapegoats when circumstances were not the greatest. Since the beginning of time various groups of people were killed, misused, and mistreated. The Jewish people, Africans, and other various ethnic groups were taken advantage of. In today’s society though, it is not a racial or ethnic group, but those who protect, serve, and educate. How many people personally know a police officer. A firefighter. A teacher. When you get right down to it, almost everyone’s life has been personally touched by one, or all three professionals....   [tags: pensions, pension system, Governor Christie] 1327 words
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Chris Cristie is a Hot-head of Vision - ... In spite of reading just a few articles about the man of the year, I managed to form a relatively suitable view of Christie’s way of thinking, thought it’s hard to comprehend the whole process of his campaign through the probable biasness of media publicity. Not just aggressive in his words, Christie is able to display the crude candidness in his action, emblazoning on his political appearance a typical image of a Republican. Allowing students to failing schools, vote for legal gun control, favoring government shutdown to upgrade legislature system, Chris Christie dares go lengths against the conformity of standard-based Obama’s government during his administration....   [tags: new jersey, governor, election campaign] 643 words
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Truth Revealed - The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is one of the most tragic events that shaped America. JFK was born on May 19, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, but little did he know that his life would be abbreviated in his future. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth President of the United States; he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was allegedly shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Although, many pieces of evidence conclude that Oswald could not have done the deed by himself. There is a broad conspiracy behind this major assassination....   [tags: jfk, governor connally, single bullet]
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What Advice Would You Give to Mark Carney, The New Governor of the Bank of England - What advice would you give to Mark Carney, the new governor of the Bank of England. UK banking system is the one of the oldest. It is characterized by a high degree of concentration and specialization, a well-developed banking infrastructure, a close relationship with the international loan market. In world financial centre - London works more foreign banks than English. This is primarily American and Japanese banks. The share of foreign currency deposits in UK banks is much higher than in other countries....   [tags: well developed banking infrastructures]
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Candidtates Views on Education, Environment, and Women´s Health in the Race for Virginia´s Next Governor - ... I feel as though no candidate knows the Virginia education system as well as a student or teacher who lives it every single day. In no way do I feel as though the Standards of Learning tests have prepared me for college or a career, because to pass an SOL a student must memorize a long list of facts. Teachers skim over important fundamentals of the material to spend more time on the memorization of the guidelines. Students who struggle with grasping the material are simply told that there is no time to review the material again in order to meet the deadline....   [tags: education, environment, women´s health]
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Biography of Franklin Pierce - ... Franklin was a wonderful speaker. This caused him to follow his father's political footsteps and became a US Representative of New Hampshire in 1829 at the age of 24. He's the only representative that served a state while a father was a governor of same state. In 1831, he was elected Speaker of the House. He was 26 years old. He served two terms as a US Representative. Then he was elected and a US Senator for New Hampshire in 1837. He married Jane Means Appleton on November 19, 1834. She was a daughter of a former president of Bowdoin....   [tags: governor, slavery, civil war, cuba] 537 words
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Corruption: Governor Blagojevich Scandal - Corruption is categorized as occupational abuse, meaning that a person has to be in a position of authority, such as a police officer, or hold a position with access to and the ability to influence certain types of outcomes, such as a court clerk, before he or she can commit the crime. Corruption itself can be broken down and divided into four main categories; conflict of interest, bribery, illegal gratuities, and extortion (Albrecht, Albrecht, Albrecht & Zimbelman, 2012, p.516). It is important to note that these categories are made by experts in the field....   [tags: occupational abuse, bribery]
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Thomas E. Dewey and The Election of 1948 - ... Dewey'sposition evolved during the 1940s; he was generally considered an internationalist and classed with the moderates in later years. Dewey was once again a Republican candidate in the 1948 presidential election he was predicted unanimously as the winner. Newspaper in Chicago printed "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" as its post-election headline, issuing almost a thousand copies before discovering that Truman won. Given Truman's slowly decreasing popularity, Dewey had seemed unbeatable. Republicans wanted to stay safe and avoid destroying the election or messing something up, and along with their plans Dewey did not take any risk....   [tags: New York Governor, American History, President]
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The Views Against Sarah Palin - ... This is not even hunting, it is murder. The wolves have no chance to hide. They are obvious against the snow, and are shot while running for their lives. The ad shows scenes of wolves that were shot struggling for their lives. The blood of the wolves is shown to appeal to the audiences emotions only to show citizens how tyrannical Sarah Palin is. Pathos is a very strong technique to use when trying to persuade, because emotions, or how a person feels, has everything to do in order to be successful at persuasion....   [tags: governor of Alaska] 626 words
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Ways Governors Exercise Control - ... The strength of the veto arises from several variables. For instance, states vary in the length of time allowed for the governor to sign or veto a bill. States also require different numbers of votes for legis1ative override of a veto. When the governor only has a few days to veto a bill before it becomes law, the veto is weaker. Similarly, in states where only a simple majority of the legislature is required to override the governor’s veto, the veto has little force. Since it took a majority of legislators to pass the bill in the first place, it would typically be rather easy for the bill’s advocates to come up with a majority again to override the veto....   [tags: formal political power]
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Jindal Moves to Strip Food Stamps from Abusers - ... 12, 2013 and retailers could process stored transactions” (para. 2). However the State of Louisiana will not have to pay out all that money. Apparently because the stores did not honor the $50 emergency spending limit and the amount of spending exceeding the available limit on people’s cards, the state does not have to pay the stores the money. The stores will have to eat the losses. In addition, Wal-Mart has determined that they will not be pressing criminal charges against the recipients who got food they did not have the available limit to purchase....   [tags: Governeor of Lousiana policy]
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Greg Abbot and Wendy Davis' Campain Strategies - ... As well as cleaning up the streets by putting many rapist behind bars. She is also going to do counseling for returning veterans so they can get better jobs and adjust to living as a civilian. Wendy Davis has won many awards and among the few are Leadership Award, 2013 Legislative Crime Fighter of the Year, Silver Star Award, 2013 Meritorious Service Award, Texas Outstanding Public Servant, and many others Wendy Davis is an outstanding candidate for the 2014 election for governor. Now for Greg Abbot he was born on November 13, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas and was raised in Duncanville....   [tags: governer, education, constitution]
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Pitiful Monarchs - What is a Country to Do. In recent times, the throne of Scotland has been filled with very small men. These so-called sovereigns have abused their God given power to their own pitiful ends instead of using it the way it was meant to. They spend our taxes foolishly so that they can live in splendor, chase their enemies to the grave, and insure that the common man cannot rise against them. They live in fear of falling from power to the point where any who question them are imprisoned, killed, or simply disappear....   [tags: Bad governors] 904 words
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Three Branches of the Texas Government - In my analysis of the Texas Constitution I will assess the three branches of our State Government, the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch and finally the Judicial Branch. Our State Government resembles our National Government in various ways but also in very different ways which we will review in this essay. I will identify a handful of criticisms and problems associated with the provisions in each of these branches of our State Government and identify suggested reforms that many feel are needed....   [tags: Government]
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Exploring a Weak Political Argument - In the article "A Paramedic for Governor", published in October 2003 issue of Emergency Medical Services, Norm Rooker fails to argue why James H. Green should be governor of California. First of all, Rooker dose not provide enough evidence to support his argument. Additionally, his tone is not appropriate for this article. Finally, there is not clear reasoning in the article. Because of these defects in this article Norm fails to convince the reader why paramedic Green should be governor. First, Norm Rooker is lacking in evidence in the article "A Paramedic for Governor." In the beginning of the article Rooker quotes Green in saying "I don't think I have a snowball's chance in you-know-whe...   [tags: Politics] 369 words
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Issues with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Parliament - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a true representative of the people. Neither an academic nor an average Canadian, Mr. Harper is, first and foremost, a political tactician. He climbed his way to Parliament Hill and the position of Prime Minister along with a minority government in 2006 and has, ever since, used all means necessary to keep that – ever striving for a majority, which was finally achieved in the spring of 2011. However, in 2008 Harper was the source of a prorogation crisis, in which he, out of fear of losing the confidence of the House and giving up his role for an unstable coalition government, requested to then-Governor General Michaelle Jean that Parliament be prorogued i...   [tags: canadian studies, canada] 1981 words
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Courage and Moral Leadership - Courage and Moral Leadership According to Daft (2011), courage is the ability to do the right thing in spite of fear and/or retaliation. While moral leadership is the ability to demonstrate morality and equity, provide ethical guidance and transparency, and accept responsibility for leadership actions. This paper focuses on the courageous and moral leadership of Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina. Courage: To Stand Alone Governor Perdue serves the citizens of North Carolina. She has shown courage in the face of threats, retaliation, and an unpopular media spotlight....   [tags: Politics, Leadership]
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Emergency Management: Trust and Compliance - In order to protect citizens, infrastructure, business and property, Governors have to perform pivotal responsibilities. In case of a disaster emergency, the Governor which is also the chief executive is responsible for the adequate response of any type of emergency such as human caused, natural or technological incidence1. The performance of a successful emergency response requires from the Governor good communication and relationship with the respective governmental agencies, community, private-sector and institutions2....   [tags: Government]
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The Politics of Massachusetts throughout the Ages - ... Changing demographics since the 19th century have led to the formation of various political groups throughout the state, each with their own attitudes towards state politics. Being one of the first colonies, Massachusetts was home to a majority of British settlers, making up 95% of the population in the 18th century. Many of these families established themselves in New England society, becoming successful bankers, executives, and politicians; a "new aristocracy." Today many of these old-stock citizens, identified as "WASPs"; White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, can trace their ancestry to passengers on the Mayflower....   [tags: constitution, document, political, culture] 3163 words
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The Limited State Governement in Nevada - ... (Herzik Notes) The powers granted to the court system of Nevada has limits enforced upon it by the state constitution and its limited size. The state's court system is organized into a tier system based on jurisdiction and level of authority. The Supreme Court of Nevada which is the states highest court is limited to a size determined by the legislature, serves mostly in an appellate function and can only judge on cases based on their legal standing, not the facts. The District Courts of Nevada serve as the trail court system and is broken into nine districts and Family Court....   [tags: constitution, legislature, checks] 1321 words
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Julian Carroll's Political Career - In this short paper, I will be discussing the Kentucky political figure, currently a sitting senator and former governor Julian Carroll. First I will discuss his background which will include his early life up to his start in politics. Second I will discuss how he started his political career and then move into talking about his how he and his administration changed Kentucky. Lastly I will discuss his current political status and how I think he made differences in Kentucky. First, I will discuss his background, which started when he was born on April 16, 1931 in McCracken County Kentucky....   [tags: Political Science]
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Gov Jane Hull - Jane Dee Hull was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 8, 1935. Governor Hull is married to Dr. Terry Hull. Dr. Hull practiced medicine in Pheonix for 32 wears and now works as a consultant. Governor Hull and Dr. Hull have four children and eight grandchildren. Governor Hull received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas and also did postgraduate work in political science and economics at Arizona State University. She is a graduate of the Josephson Ethics Institute....   [tags: essays research papers] 502 words
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The Political Culture of The United States - The idea of political culture is found within the state’s history. The history of the state is impacted by the people settled in the region, religious backgrounds, and geography. The history of the state influences the attitudes and beliefs that people hold regarding their political system. Daniel Elazar theorized a connection between the states’ history and attitude towards government by explaining differences in government between states. Every state is different with some common ground. Elazar’s theory divides states into three types: moralistic, traditionalistic and individualistic....   [tags: Political Science]
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Jon Huntsman's Presidential Campaign - In 2012, Jon Huntsman ran an atypical presidential campaign. Despite his stunning credentials, he never stood out in the republican primary. For the most part, the positions he took were to the left of his target audience. Moreover, his quirky media strategy failed to garner him the name recognition he needed to make an impression with republican voters. Among other problems the campaign struggled with its finances. Moreover, Jon Huntsman’s weaknesses in the primary would have been strengths in a general election....   [tags: Republican Party, politics, ideology]
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America Needs Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Offenders - There is no shortage of information chronicling the destruction that has been done in the lives of numerous of individuals and numerous loved one of those individuals by the severely harsh sentencing laws passed by our United States Congress and our state legislatures commencing in the late 1980s in what is called to be “War on Drugs.” Some of our past and present political influential leaders have chooses to minimize utilizing their Pardon Power. Ronald Reagan when he was elected to Presidency in his first term a nonpolitical influencer who held the position of duty attorney general managed all of the Presidents advisement for clemency pardon powers under the attorney general which was not...   [tags: Clemency Essays] 1145 words
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Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Needs to End - Lately in the news, there has been talk about budget and money crises; these problems have been in many states and most recently in Washington D.C and Wisconsin. Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker has decided to address these budget predicaments by sharply curtailing the Wisconsin public sector workers collective bargaining rights. The reaction from people in Wisconsin has been mostly negative. However, Governor Walker was right in making cuts in the pay of public sector workers and taking away their right to collective bargaining to help pay off the budget....   [tags: Government ]
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The History of Aviation Technolgy - ... On October 4th 1909 Wilbur Wright was one of the first pilots who started landing on Governors Island. “Wilbur Wright made a demonstration flight, on 4 October 1909, along the Hudson River from governor’s island in New York harbor to president grant’s tomb and back, witnessed by over a million spectators.” (r.g grant) Wilbur Wright tried to win 15’000 dollars for flying more than 10 miles but fell short.After Wilbur Wright tried to win 15,000 dollars promised by organizers Glenn Curtis was offered 10,000 dollars to complete a flight from Albany to Governors Island....   [tags: airplanes, human flight] 719 words
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Constitutions in America - ... The Council assisted in the administration of government and helped advise the Governor, which lead to the governor’s powers being limited. Impeachment of the Governor on grounds of corruption or other means was to be carried out by the Attorney General. If guilty, the Governor will be immediately dissolved from any government office. Overall, the constitution detailed why Virginia did not want to be ruled by Britain and how they themselves wanted to be governed. The Massachusetts Constitution was drafted by John Adams on March 2, 1780 and presented many of the same ideas as the Virginia Constitution....   [tags: United States History, Virginia, Massachusetts]
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William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton: A Brief Biography - ... While he was still attending Georgetown, he was named a Rhodes Scholar. A Rhodes Scholar is given to a very smart student and gives them the privilege to go to Oxford University in England for two years. So Clinton attended Oxford University in England. While in Oxford, he received a draft letter to go fight in the Vietnam War. The day he received the letter, was the day he was supposed to be at the draft board. He wrote the draft board explaining that he was in Oxford, England. The draft board told him to finish his year at Oxford , and report back when he returned to the United States....   [tags: 42nd US president, I did not inhale]
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Quartering in the Colonies - ... “One of the principal physicians of the town was hailed by an officer who was not a part of a patrolling party; the doctor refused to answer; whereupon the officer seized him by the collar, asserting that he was on the King Duty” (BOSTON, December 12. 1769). These attacks and senseless displays of aggression are the core issue surrounding the quartering of soldiers in the colonies. “A householder in this town was met by three soldiers, who damaged him, one which without provocation gave him a blow, which was seconded by another, whereby he was brought to the ground; they stamped on him and prevented his calling out when they robbed him of all the money in his pocket” (BOSTON, December 5....   [tags: American History, Quartering Acts, Colonies]
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George W. Bush - George W. Bush George W. Bush is the 46th Governor of the State of Texas and is now the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America. Now during his second term as governor he has earned a reputation as being a very compassionate conservative who shapes is policy based on the principles of a limited government, personal responsibility, strong families and local control. Governor George W. Bush, is the son of former president George Bush who served two terms in office in the late 1980's and early 1990's....   [tags: Papers] 428 words
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Oliver P. Morton: True Leadership in the Civil War - ... He became a successful and well known attorney. By 1852, he was elected as a circuit judge. Morton was a democrat as a young man but as we will soon learn that was about to change. The Kansas-Nebraska bill repealing the Missouri Compromise’s ban on slavery west of Missouri had a profound impact on the political parties of the time. Morton realized that the time to take a stand was now. He took a strong stand against the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Popular Sovereignty. In doing so he associated and switched his allegiances with the free soil wing....   [tags: personality, power, policies, hoosiers] 1314 words
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Florida’s Educational System Needs a Makeover - ... Schools are cheaper in the Sunshine state, but Governor Scott wants to stop tuition increases in order to make schools more affordable for middle-class families. Furthermore, the Governor also wants universities to stop increasing their tuition to make up for lost revenues from lack of funding. Governor Scott has been sidetracked from the main issues in education. Some of the policies that have been introduced can and will be problematic in the future. In order to increase the opportunities for lower and middle class students funding should not be cut....   [tags: school reform ]
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Methods of Selecting Judges - ... Meaning that the election can list or not list political affiliation on the ballot (Walsh and Hemmens, 2014:105). However; in Georgia and South Carolina judges are elected by the legislature (Walsh and Hemmens, 2014: 105). The merit system is the third and last method of judge selection. This system consists of three parts: a nonpartisan nominating commission selects a list of potential candidates based on the candidates’ legal qualifications, the governor makes a selection from this list, and last the selected candidates stand for election also known as retention (Walsh and Hemmens, 2014: 105)....   [tags: appoinment, election, merit] 642 words
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The Death Penalty in Kansas - The death penalty can be an extremely touchy subject in every community on the emotional side as well as the political side. The family of a child who has been raped and murdered by the old creepy guy down the block would love to see that man receive the final sentence of death. On the other hand, the taxpayers do not want to pay large amounts of taxes in order to execute an inmate. Due to the large amounts of appeals that are involved in death penalty cases, a lot of spending occurs in order to make sure that the decision is one-hundred percent correct....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Epic, Historical Drama: Ben-Hur - ... When Ben-Hur refuses to give the names of the other Rome-critical Jews in town, Messala leaves in a fury. Afterward, Ben-Hur frees his slave Esther as a wedding present for her arranged marriage although they’re clearly in love with each other. When a loose tile on Ben-Hur’s roof accidently almost falls on the new Judean governor, Messala condemns and imprisons Ben-Hur and his family. Ben-Hur vows revenge. During his slave-gang march, Ben-Hur collapses and Jesus gives him a drink of water. After 3 years as a galley slave, Ben-Hur is assigned to a Roman flagship bound for battle with the Macedonians....   [tags: roman empire, Jesus, crucifixion]
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Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy - ... (CNN)Category 2 hurricanes are winds from 96 to 110 mph. The storm surge is generally 6 to 8 feet above normal. The damage with a category 2 would be roofing material, door and window damage to buildings. Also trees and shrubbery will have damage with some trees blown down. Damage to signs, mobile homes and poorly constructed piers would also have considerable amount of damage. Coastal and low lying escape routes may flood 2 to 4 hours before the arrival of the hurricane’s center. Hurricane Sandy then hit Haiti, killing 51 people....   [tags: natural disasters and catastrophies] 727 words
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The Letters of Pliny - The Letters of Pliny entail of letters written back and forth from the governor; Pliny and the Emperor Trajan. The letters portray the responsibilities of a Roman governor of a province in ancient times. Responsibilities of a governor included matters such as; public defense, construction, celebrations, citizenship, and basic law enforcement. Letters 30, 31, 42, and 43 all discuss public safety. Letters 30 and 31 describe how to deal with guarding the prisons of several cities, the question comes up as to whether Pliny should employ a party of soldiers or just to use public slave as sentries....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Australian Constitution 1901 - ... Although the process of changing the Constitution may seem simple compared to other countries the complexity of our Constitution is extreme as we have the ‘3rd lowest rate of amendments4’ when compared against other countries. This illustrates how we are perceived, as the ‘frozen continent1’ even though society is rapidly evolving the fundamental part of our sovereignty has remained the same for many centuries. To determine whether there will be any success for a change in the voting for our Governor-General, the trend of successful referendums need to be examined as they suggest the majority of referendums that give the Government excessive authority and supremacy have been rejected....   [tags: separation of powers] 2006 words
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Poetry in the Heian Period: Monogatari and Nikki Bungaku - During the Heian period, waka (Japanese poetry) was very prominent in society especially among women of the court. Most were written in kana (language used by women). Waka during this period often used the tanka style which is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line totaling 31 syllables for the whole poem. The tanka form was popular for people of every social class but it was especially popular among aristocrats and people of the court. In the courts, poems were used politically to increase one’s status or in competition with a rival from court....   [tags: Love and Unhappiness]
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Charles Douglass Smith: Prince Edward Island's only hope - In 1813, Prince Edward Island was a struggling colony that was far from perfect. The new Lieutenant Governor, Charles Douglass Smith, was seemingly a tyrannical and uncontrollable force trying to drive Prince Edward Island into the ground. He was widely unpopular and recalled from his position because of a petition at the end of his ten year streak. Although in most accounts Smith was said to be terrible and out of control, in a closer look, he can easily be seen as a great Lt. Governor that took action....   [tags: History Essay]
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What Was Learned From the 2000 Presidential Election? - The 2000 President Election isn’t considered to be the typical election that occurs every four years in our society. I am opening up the discussion of this important topic in American presidential history by first sharing a fact that not many people may know: there have been three previous presidential elections in which one candidate won the popular vote but not the electoral vote and lost the election. The 2000 Presidential Election was considered to be one of the most highly contested elections in presidential election history (Summary)....   [tags: Bush vs Gore Election Essays]
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Alienation in Wisconsin - In recent weeks, Madison, Wisconsin has been in complete uproar with large protests against Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill. This budget bill would deny collective-bargaining rights to public sector workers in which the governor purposes will help with the state’s financial problems. By proposing this budget bill, Governor Walker is attacking unions which have nothing to do with the financial problems of the state. In fact, these unions have already agreed to make financial adjustments but the governor has rejected these proposals....   [tags: Government ]
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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Spanish Explorer - Juan Ponce de Leon is most recognized as the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida. However this was not his only achievement or contribution to the Spanish empire. Prior to discovering Florida he helped fight off the last of the Moors in Granada, he prevented the Indians from attacking the Spaniards in Hispaniola, he served as the first governor of Puerto Rico, discovered other geographical features off of Florida’s coast all while never giving up on his quest for gold or to gain the same recognition as Christopher Columbus....   [tags: discovering florida, new world, columbus]
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