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  • California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown talks to reporters following a public discussion of the state budget on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. (AP Photo)

    Incoming governors' inaugural festivities in tune with times

    From extravagant black-tie galas to a casual no-tie barbecue, gubernatorial inauguration events in the coming days will vary widely in cost, size and panache.

  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who leaves office Tuesday, will be remembered as a skilled politician who squandered his popularity as a Republican and fell victim to a bad economy, critics say. (Associated Press)

    Crist leaving office after political blunders

    Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will linger in some short-term memories for his failed independent Senate run and his pardon of dead rock star Jim Morrison. People thinking longer term will recall a governor who persuaded Republicans and Democrats to work together but blundered away his potential for success at the national level.

  • ** FILE ** Crews clean up oil that washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill on Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Fla., in June 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)

    Official: No offshore drilling in East Coast waters

    In a reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will not pursue offshore drilling off the East Coast of the United States and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

  • Jeb Bush urges action on NCLB

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and members of a new "children's union" called Tuesday for the swift reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

  • Jim Morrison of The Doors (Associated Press)

    Outgoing Florida governor wants Jim Morrison pardoned

    Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami.

  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (right) chats with Theodore McCoy of Baltimore outside Northeast Market in Baltimore on Monday. Mr. O'Malley was in a rematch with Mr. Ehrlich for the governorship. Mr. O'Malley won on Election Night.

    O'Malley keeps his seat as governor

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, turned back a challenge from Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. on Tuesday, but Republicans still appeared on track to achieve their 2010 goal of retaking a majority of the nation's governorships.

  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (right), Republican-turned-independent, appears Sunday with his Senate rival, GOP nominee Marco Rubio, on CNN. A so-called "sore-loser statute," spurred by Mr. Crist, will be introduced in the Legislature. (Associated Press)

    Florida eyes 'sore loser' election law

    A Florida Senate committee has recommended making it tougher for political candidates to switch or leave parties in mid-campaign, a move spurred by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's bolt from the Republican Party to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.

  • Florida's Crist, once a golden boy, sees luster fade

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a rising "rock star" in the Republican Party only two years ago, may now be singing his political swan song, thanks to a young upstart who dared challenge the career politician's once-solid Senate run.

  • Pakistani lawyers burn a U.S. flag while rallying in reaction to a small American church's plan to burn copies of the Koran in Multan, Pakistan, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

    Safety concerns for Fla. officials over Koran burning

    As Florida officials worried about public safety surrounding a small church's plan to burn the Koran, President Obama added his voice to the chorus of opposition to the church's intention to burn copies of Islam's holiest text to mark the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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