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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.

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

Blogs

Arizona's brand of cowboy politics is volatile but not uncommon to the style of Western state politics.

February 28, 2012

The governor who attacked labor rights is still playing games, but his decision not to challenge signatures means that a recall election could come as soon as May.

February 27, 2012

Complaints have been filed with state and federal official regarding Illegal use of tax exempt status by billionaire David Koch.

February 24, 2012

Ari Berman and Ari Melber on Southern states’ redistricting maps—what critics call “gerrymandering at its worst”—and the future of US democracy.

February 21, 2012

The independent groups Koch funds aren’t supposed to coordinate their help for candidates.

February 20, 2012

Mark Miller, who led Wisconsin Democratic senators in the historic walkout in solidarity with Wisconsin's protest movement, wants to renew the progressive promise of movement politics.

February 17, 2012

The president returned to the battleground state of Wisconsin and gave a well-received speech. But he avoided hot-button labor issues and the trade and industrial policies that are needed to really renew manufacturing.

February 16, 2012

Republicans are trying to turn their party into the “white party” and the Democratic party into the “black party.”

February 15, 2012

Wisconsin groups and activists have for a full year maintained an epic mass mobilzation on behalf of labor rights. 

February 14, 2012

Legislators are telling Congress to get to work on amending the Constitution to get big money out of politics. And many of the proponents of state resolutions are also running for Congress.

February 13, 2012