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The unions and Democrats came up just one seat short in a tumultuous uphill battle to take control of the state Senate, but was what happened a victory or a defeat?

Michele Bachmann

From Michele Bachmann on the founding fathers to Rick Perry on secession and more, right-wing pundits, politicians and pseudo-historians are nibbling away at objective historical truths to rewrite history for present-day purposes.

Barack Obama is staying far away from the political hotbed of Wisconsin.

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin's historic recall elections are finally over. 

Originally seen as a long-shot candidate, Bachmann's ability to successfully fuse the small government, anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party with the ideology of the religious right has allowed her to emerge as a viable candidate for the nomination.

At the Iowa straw poll, Michele Bachmann—and Ron Paul—offered up the tough talk on the deficit, and on religion, that voters wanted.

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

Today, Wisconsinites go to the polls to see if they can recall Republican senators and take back the State Senate from the hands of Scott Walker-pandering Republicans.

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

John Nichols joins The Ed Show to say that ultimately, it will boil down to who was with, and who was against Scott Walker. 

Blogs

Obama for America filed a complaint with the FEC arguing that Karl Rove’s group is a political committee, so it must disclose its donors.

June 20, 2012

In a state with an existing voter ID law, three bills target voters of color, youth, the elderly and non-English speakers.

June 19, 2012

Civil rights groups are suing Florida over the state’s voter purging initiative and The Advancement Project’s co-director Penda Hair explains why. 

June 19, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

The election-year battle for the economy should be simple: Obama has a jobs plan and Romney does not. 

June 18, 2012

 Taking back the American dream, Occupy and elections, and Presidential attacks, with frequent updates.

June 18, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

The war on voting is spreading as the fall elections near.

June 15, 2012

Ads that lie about Democrats will be the product of recent major donations to Mitt Romney, brought to us by billionares and Wall Street.

June 15, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012