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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.

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

Blogs

In one day, Michigan legislators announce and pass “Right to Work”—really “No Rights at Work”—legislation.

December 6, 2012

Obstruction has ruled in Albany for too long. The governor must push for a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.

November 27, 2012

The Wisconsin governor is accused of using county employees and resources to aid his campaign. 

November 20, 2012

Several Republican governors are leaving it to the feds to set up “one-size-fits-all” healthcare exchanges in their states.

November 19, 2012

As governor, Romney worked against gay adoption and anti-bullying efforts. 

October 29, 2012

In both debates, Romney has said he worked with Democrats as governor and would do so as president. His record suggests otherwise. 

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents. 

October 15, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012