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The peeling-gilt Aladdin Theatre, in a working-class neighborhood across
the river from downtown Portland, generally draws rock acts a little too
funky or faded to fill the city's main showcase

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to
obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

Racial tensions still simmer in the rural county where Brown was born.

Thanks to the front-loaded primary process handcrafted by their party chairman, Terry McAuliffe, the millions of California's Democratic voters were reduced to ratifying an election that seems to

The greatest threat to hopes of defeating Bush remains Democratic business as usual.

Scripted campaign over, Arnold now aims to balance budget on backs of those who can least afford it

Taking privatization to extremes, a new law ends the public sector as we knew it.

Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.

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The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

August 30, 2012

Voter ID resurfaces in Wisconsin.

August 21, 2012

After a judge upheld Pennsylvania's voter ID law, Representative Mike Turzai, who stated that the law would “allow Governor Romney to win the state,” again claimed that the state has a history of voter fraud.

August 15, 2012

In farm country, Paul Ryan won’t talk farm issues. Why? His budget is a direct assault on the rural Americans who decide how battleground states vote.

August 15, 2012

The state's Republicans are limited early voting hours in pro-Obama counties while expanding them in GOP strongholds.

August 8, 2012

Pulling back on support for the unemployed is just the latest side effect of state legislators’ decisions to dole out tax cuts.

August 6, 2012

The state of Pennsylvania did a terrible job defending its voter ID law—but today a judge ruled it constitutional anyway.

August 3, 2012

Citing deficit woes, at least six Republican governors say they won’t expand Medicaid. But closing tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy would more than pay for the expansion.

July 20, 2012

With the formal shift of control of the Wisconsin state Senate to Democratic control, America’s leading anti-labor governor can no longer govern at whim.

July 18, 2012

Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds for victims.

July 12, 2012