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Protests in Madison, Wisconsin

Under attack, labor and its allies are redirecting energy and resources to state-level fights.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Only the deepest cuts in the country will satisfy this crowd. Will the treatment kill the patient?

Protest in Ohio

Facing a state budget that guts public jobs and services, a progressive coalition comes alive.

The senator's ideological shape-shifting has fallen out of favor.

In the wake of the shooting tragedy, the nation is seeing a true reflection of a state often misrepresented by its right-wing fringe.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein joins Chris Hayes to discuss whether a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate could pave the way for states to adopt single-payer healthcare systems.

With callous austerity measures, New Jersey's Chris Christie has made himself a contender.

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

A severe budget crisis has put all state services--from education to eldercare--in jeopardy.

Blogs

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011

The former vice president's daughter leads a group that is pouring money into Ohio, hoping to prevent voters from overturning Governor John Kasich’s anti-labor legislation.

October 18, 2011

Anti-labor governor could be the first prominent politician displaced by a new anticorporate movement.

October 11, 2011

Activists say they will begin the process of booting anti-labor Republican Scott Walker. But the governor and his allies are putting pressure on the board that oversees elections.

October 11, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

Cynthia Archer, a longtime Walker aide and now target of an FBI investigation, played a central role in advancing his controversial budget-repair bill.

September 20, 2011

A burgeoning “John Doe” probe targets anti-labor governor's political appointees.

September 19, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. This is a fight literally for our right to exist.”

September 6, 2011