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Mark Sanford today took the apology press conference to a whole new level, removing yet another name from the ever-shortening list of 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

Navajos say "No!" as the return of uranium mining threatens to despoil their lands and health.

The TVA's efforts to clean up after its massive coal ash spill may create even more health hazards.

The Massachusetts healthcare reform model may rest on impeccable political logic, but it's economic and medical nonsense

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Vermont could be a signal of where the freedom-to-marry movement is heading.

Now that New Mexico has ditched the death penalty, not much will change--except for the worse.

New evidence shows that water contamination may have been downplayed after December's massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

Even though the Hawaii State Supreme Court has ruled against this huge corporate-military boondoggle, the battle isn't over yet.

How grassroots activists in Hawaii threw a wrench into plans for an environmentally hazardous superferry.

A massive coal sludge spill reveals the Tennessee Valley Authority has become a poster child for the failures of self-regulation.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators want to arrest and punish Democrats who disagree with them. Walker’s lieutenant says the state’s on the edge of a constitutional crisis. He should know; he’s creating it.

March 7, 2011

“This movement--we'll call it the ‘Madison Movement’ (after both the town where it was born and the president who wrote our Bill of Rights) is exploding across the Midwest,” says the fimmaker. "It will be unlike anything you've seen in recent US history.”

March 5, 2011

Desperate to Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip public-sector unions of collective-bargaining rights, Republican legislative leader starts talking of expelling Democrats who have prevented quorum needed to pass bill.

March 3, 2011

As Governor Scott Walker closes the Capitol to protesters, Assembly Democrats move out of the building to be accessible to constituents.

March 3, 2011

Top lawman refuses to help Governor Walker deny access to the state Capitol, as protests against assaults on labor rights continue.

March 2, 2011

How many Americans know that Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced this fiscal year’s deficit of $137 million? 

March 1, 2011

Governor Scott Walker is now trying to restrict access to the state Capitol for critics of his attack on public-employee unions.

February 28, 2011

Historic rally in Madison draws union member, farmers and small-business owners to protest assault on collective bargaining. Tens of thousands rally nationwide on Saturday.

February 27, 2011

Did Scott Walker break election and labor laws? A former state attorney general is calling on the state ethics agency to investigate. Could this scandal kill the bill?

February 24, 2011

A prankster posing as David Koch catches Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker acknowledging Koch's “vested interest” in a budget bill.

February 23, 2011