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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

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

The result of the recall drive will impact the political climate.

December 5, 2011

An old campaign tape reveals that Scott Walker, who is spending millions to avert a recall election, once hailed them as democracy in action.

December 3, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011