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Debra Medina has come from nowhere to threaten a runoff in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

The Bay State election results are a chapter in a story that predates Obama's presidency.

Katrina vanden Heuvel sits on a panel questioning GOP frontrunner, Meg Whitman, on her bid for California's gubernatorial seat.

What the wake-up call is really telling us.

As GM shutters a plant, an Ohio city in decline struggles to imagine a future.

A growing number of Californians are organizing to develop solutions.

Savage budget cuts and political dysfunction are tearing California's social infrastructure apart.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

Blogs

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