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Arnold Schwarzenegger now holds a markedly weakened hand.

The West, the future and the political price of gun control.

California inspires people to think big, and to write big books. Take, for example, Kevin Starr.

Write-in candidate Donna Frye was the moral winner in San Diego's mayoral race.

Back in the early 1990s, the right-wing taste of the year was Newt Gingrich. He led the Republican sweep into Congress in the 1994 midterm elections.

The Los Angeles mayoral race raises difficult questions for progressives.

The results of the last election of 2004 could foretell the first serious defeat for the Bush Administration's agenda in the new Congress.

A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!" Nope, not the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

And they're raking in a lot of money regardless of how well their funds perform, Fang says on All In with Chris Hayes.

March 20, 2014

In a big-city test of the “Fight for 15” movement, 100 Chicago precincts vote “yes.” Wage hikes are a potent issue that could swing the Illinois governor race.

March 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

Feds find Republican created pressure for “bias toward employers”—and against jobless workers.

February 27, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014