governor governor  /ˈɡə vər nər/


  1. (n) the head of a state government
  2. (n) a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

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  1. PTI also names the nations worst governors: Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco, Ohio governor Bob Taft and South Carolina governor Mark Sanford.
  2. The New York governor, the vaunted enemy of corruption is accused of patronizing a prostitution ring.
  3. The state GOP is gearing up for a possible donnybrook for governor, between incumbent Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.


  1. Governor spots problems with "Moral Monday" protests

    Governor Pat McCrory is calling for an end to the 'Moral Monday' protests in Raleigh. Civil rights groups have been protesting for weeks. They're protesting cuts to social programs, changes to voting laws
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WNCT Greenville

  2. Governor Signs Washoe Schools Tax Bill

    Governor Sandoval has signed a bill allowing the Washoe County Commission to increase sales and property taxes to fund repairs to Washoe schools.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KOLO 8 Reno

  3. Governor Walker says he'll sign abortion bill

    Governor Scott Walker says he will sign a bill requiring physicians to perform or arrange ultrasounds for women seeking abortions if the Legislature passes it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay


  1. "I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live. Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Larry King Source: CNN

  2. "No appointment by this governor, under these circumstances, could produce a credible replacement," Durbin tells reporters.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: USA Today

  3. "I have never spoken to the governor on this subject," Obama said then in remarks from Chicago, "I'm confident that no representatives of mine would have any part of any deals related to this seat."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

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animosity animosity
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