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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

The Sunshine State’s controversial scheme to scrub voter rolls of supposed non-citizen voters has now drawn more than ire; it’s headed to court.

 

June 12, 2012

The Virginia governor would be a leading contender for the Republican vice-presidential nomination if he hadn’t signed an extreme anti–abortion rights bill. 

June 11, 2012

Nation Editor at Large sat down with Meghan McCain to discuss Obama’s private sector gaffe and the possible White House information leaks. They didn't see eye to eye.

 

June 11, 2012

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

The standoff has been all heat and no light around a poorly designed and poorly timed voter purging scheme.

June 7, 2012

Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.

June 1, 2012

The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.

May 31, 2012

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012