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The West is not nearly as "red" as the red/blue maps and pundits would suggest.

From a permanent campaign to a permanent election?

"I feel dazed and stunned," said Margot, a 25-year-old UCLA law student as she stared at the TV showing John Kerry slipping 136,000 votes behind George W.

Dr. Deborah Richter has advocated state-sponsored health insurance for every Vermonter, at nearly fifty Rotary Clubs plus chambers of commerce and boardrooms.

Many Arab-American voters loathe Bush, but they have little love for his rival.

Bush's hometown is still behind him, but not with the enthusiasm of 2000.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
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Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.

Blogs

In a key electoral test of Governor Scott Walker's agenda, a legislative seat previously held by a top Walker aide is filled with a Democrat. The win provides momentum for Democratic efforts to recall Republican state senators.

May 4, 2011

The whole point of the American experiment was to rid ourselves of royalism. So how did we end up with so many monarchical governors?

April 29, 2011

Narrowly behind and concerned about election irregularities, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg seeks a full recount of the votes in the nation's highest stakes judicial contest. "They've called it a drama and a circus, but actually it's called American Democracy," says Kloppenburg.

April 21, 2011

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin jetted into Wisconsin to cheer up backers of Governor Scott Walker. But her tepid crowd of Tea Partisans was overwhelmed by masses of cowbell-ringing Wisconsinites who urged their anti-union governor to “Pull a Palin (and) Quit!”

April 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed that his assault on public employees and public-school teachers, public services and public education was a “progressive” policy. Wisconsinites don’t accept that definition, and never have.

April 14, 2011

The Walker Way: Collect campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Get elected. Carry out Koch Brothers agenda.
 

April 14, 2011

One of Governor Scott Walker's oldest political allies and top donors, a rail executive whose firm recently got big bucks from the state, is indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to Walker.

April 12, 2011

If the Governor makes good on his campaign promise, New York would be the biggest state yet to challenge last year's Citizens United decision.

April 6, 2011

First-time candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory in her bid to unseat a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice closely aligned with the union-busting governor Scott Walker.

April 6, 2011

Even in contests for local posts, the message is: “Defend Madison (or Milwaukee, or Appleton, or Racine) against the assault from Scott Walker."

April 5, 2011