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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.

In the latest push to privatize public education, regents at the University of California have raised tuition by 32 percent.

Would Illinois rather keep an innocent man behind bars than admit a mistake?

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Governor Scott Walker appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed that his assault on public employees and public-school teachers, public services and public education was a “progressive” policy. Wisconsinites don’t accept that definition, and never have.

April 14, 2011

The Walker Way: Collect campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Get elected. Carry out Koch Brothers agenda.
 

April 14, 2011

One of Governor Scott Walker's oldest political allies and top donors, a rail executive whose firm recently got big bucks from the state, is indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to Walker.

April 12, 2011

If the Governor makes good on his campaign promise, New York would be the biggest state yet to challenge last year's Citizens United decision.

April 6, 2011

First-time candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory in her bid to unseat a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice closely aligned with the union-busting governor Scott Walker.

April 6, 2011

Even in contests for local posts, the message is: “Defend Madison (or Milwaukee, or Appleton, or Racine) against the assault from Scott Walker."

April 5, 2011

The Rev. Jesse Jackson makes the connection between struggles for collective bargaining rights in 1968 and 2011. And he urges the citizens of Wisconsin to honor Dr. King by voting Tuesday for candidates who will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-worker agenda..

April 5, 2011

A contest between a conservative state Supreme Court Justice closely allied with Governor Walker and a challenger backed by labor provides a stark choice.

April 2, 2011

From Wisconsin to Indiana to right here in New York—the state capitol in Albany Wednesday night echoed as well with chants of “This is what democracy looks like” as protesters occupied the halls to protest budget cuts to education.

March 31, 2011

Could Obama and his supporters take a break from celebrating so-called no-fly zones—and take a look at what’s happening in Arizona?

March 30, 2011