It's no easy trick for the National Governors Association to get Republican and Democratic chief executives in the same room. After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act a few weeks ago, it's proving even harder.
President Obama is on a two-day Virginia campaign swing, the airwaves are awash in campaign ads, and there's a veritable who-has-more-campaign-offices arms race under way. It's a situation that astounds lifelong Virginians. Says one political analyst: "It's almost the new Ohio."
The city of Washington, D.C., has seen plenty of political scandals and this year is no exception. Two city council members have pleaded guilty to fraud, and now D.C. mayor Vincent Grey is under pressure to resign amid charges of corruption.
The judges are expected to make a decision by late August, and a lot of people outside Texas are interested in the outcome. A number of states have passed voter ID laws, and several await Justice Department "preclearance." If Texas loses, it will almost certainly appeal to the Supreme Court.
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