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New York activists who oppose the state's repressive drug laws are optimistic about the new political landscape but unsure of whether politicians will embrace the necessary radical reforms.

If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

Charlotte Dennett is running for Vermont attorney general on a platform that includes not letting George W. Bush get away with murder.

Knocking on doors for Obama, a native son discovers how things have changed.

New York's City Council grants Mayor Michael Bloomberg the opportunity to run for a third term. He'll probably win, but will New Yorkers?

North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

So far in the once-red state of Virginia, things are going Obama's way.

In south Florida, Joe Garcia is taking on the GOP and the Cuban exile establishment.

Blogs

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A floor fight at the party’s convention ended in the governor’s favor.

May 31, 2014