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As Washington Keeps Sinking, Governors Rise - By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JONATHAN MARTIN

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Activist Governors? With Washington mired in gridlock, some state political leaders are showing they can still get things done. ' There is 'a particularly activist class of governors, often empowered by having a legislature controlled by a single party as they enact the kind of crisp agenda that has eluded both parties in Washington. Some' governors are, at least by comparison to lawmakers in Washington, capable and popular leaders, pushing through major legislation and trying to figure out ways, with mixed success, to avoid the partisan wrangling that has come to symbolize Washington.' 'If we don't perform, we get thrown out of office; governors cannot be gerrymandered,' said Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, a Democrat....'We all talk about the fact that we're actually accomplishing things and the people in Washington, D.C., are frustrating people,' said Mr. Christie,'

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To me, a UNITED country of STATES is an anachronis... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 at 11:50:04 AM