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Protest in Arizona

The threat of Arizona-style laws has strengthened pro-immigrant coalitions in unlikely places.

Maine Governor Paul LePage

The fight to counter LePage’s extremism is gaining support not only among progressives in the state but within the Republican Party too.

It took opportunistic politicians and ridiculous, shameful language on religious exemptions, but gay and lesbian New Yorkers can finally tie the knot.

Nikki Haley

South Carolinians are beginning to feel duped by their new governor’s cronyism.

For the first time in fifty years, a sitting president visits the United States' largest territory—where citizens can't vote in presidential elections, but are still hit up for campaign cash.

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

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.

Blogs

With support for recall of Walker rising to 58 percent. Republican legislators seek to give the embattled governor veto power over election rules.

November 16, 2011

Massachusetts had one of the worst rates of job creation under Mitt Romney. Here's why. 

November 15, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Labor rights, voter rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, Democratic renewal, independent progressives, a sheriff with a heart and “Occupy” candidates: all on the ballot for 2011's busiest election day.

November 7, 2011

A Constitutional amendment is on the November 8 ballot in Mississippi which wants to amend the Bill of Rights to declare a fertilized human egg as a legal person.

October 27, 2011

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