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The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.

Here's how the US Congress addressed the issue.

From our archives: The Nation addressed the question of annexation in 1898.

The story of how the Hawaiian people lost their homeland--and their continuing quest to win it back.

The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?

To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.

The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

Hillary Clinton may have won Texas, but the huge crowds participating for the first time in the primary and caucuses were there mainly because of Barack Obama.

As a crucial primary looms, Democrats in Texas have gotten the Party started again, as the state continues its remarkable shift from red to blue.

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Republicans even recruited fake Democrats to run in Tuesday's primaries. But voters chose the real Democrats by overwhelming margins.

July 13, 2011

The primary voting to choose challengers to six targeted Republican senators is just the start of the process of holding anti-labor Republican Governor Scott Walker and his legislative allies to account. 

July 12, 2011

Governor Scott Walker, Senate majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Fitzwalkermandered districts: radically altering lines, drawing Democratic incumbents and challengers out while doing everything they could to confuse and abuse the electorate.

July 11, 2011

His budget gimmicks as governor contributed to the current crisis.

July 7, 2011

Justice David Prosser, an ally of Governor Walker, has admitted to shouting obscenities at and threatening one Supreme Court Justice. Now, he is accused of physically attacking another.

July 5, 2011

Ohio labor and community groups seeking to overturn anti-labor legislation needed 231,000 signatures to force a referendum. They exceeded the goal —by more than one million.

June 29, 2011

A sheriff who has stood up to Governor Walker and defended the rule of law is called in to investigate allegations that a Walker ally attacks a state supreme court justice.

June 28, 2011

As Justice David Prosser was battling on the state Supreme Court on behalf of Governor Walker's anti-labor agenda, he reportedly attacked a justice who disagreed with him. This is at least the second instance where Walker’s highly controversial judicial ally had been accused of abusing a female colleague on the high court.

June 25, 2011

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker and his allies are renewing their assault on collective bargaining—with plans to insert anti-labor language in the state budget. Will responsible Republicans object?

June 14, 2011