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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.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson makes the connection between struggles for collective bargaining rights in 1968 and 2011. And he urges the citizens of Wisconsin to honor Dr. King by voting Tuesday for candidates who will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-worker agenda..

April 5, 2011

A contest between a conservative state Supreme Court Justice closely allied with Governor Walker and a challenger backed by labor provides a stark choice.

April 2, 2011

From Wisconsin to Indiana to right here in New York—the state capitol in Albany Wednesday night echoed as well with chants of “This is what democracy looks like” as protesters occupied the halls to protest budget cuts to education.

March 31, 2011

Could Obama and his supporters take a break from celebrating so-called no-fly zones—and take a look at what’s happening in Arizona?

March 30, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies tried to take the law into their own hands—violating state statutes and the Constitution in their mad rush to take away collective-bargaining rights from Wisconsin workers. But they forgot that there are still some judges who take the rule of law seriously.

March 29, 2011

Wisconsin's attorney general, a Republican, protects political allies—including anti-labor Governor Scott Walker—by refusing to uphold rule of law or Constitution.

March 29, 2011

The Republican Party of Wisconsin, which twice endorsed Joe McCarthy for the US Senate, is trying to silence a university professor who raised questions about Governor Scott Walker’s power grabs. But the Republicans can’t get their facts any straighter than McCarthy did.

March 28, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now attempting to implement his anti-union power grab, despite a judge's order blocking the move. But Wisconsin's elected Secretary of State is standing firm for the rule of law.

March 27, 2011

When Bill Cronon, a University of Wisconsin professor, started raising questions about whether Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on labor unions might have been organized by powerful out-of-state interests, the state Republican party went after him in a classic assault on academic freedom.

March 25, 2011

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has successfully blocked the publication of Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor legislation for almost two weeks. Now, the courts are backing him up.

March 24, 2011