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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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Walker’s collecting huge checks—$250,000 from Sheldon Adelson—to try to beat a people-powered recall campaign.

May 2, 2012

Walker’s Wisconsin is the only state in the United States with “statistically significant” job losses over the past year. Attacks on public employees, public education, public services don’t work.

April 27, 2012

Does Arizona’s immigration law go too far?

April 23, 2012

Wisconsin's governor is not just attacking labor rights, and voting rights, he's attacking access to reproductive rights. And Wisconsin women are losing  some vital Planned Parenthood services.

April 20, 2012

There is a “huge fear” among Republicans that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker could be indicted before facing a recall election in June.

April 19, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

Wisconsin's anti-labor governor uses rocker's song "Small Town" at his first recall rally. Mellencamp responds with a pro-labor message.

April 12, 2012

Wisconsin's largest newspaper calls for a top election official to step down after the latest vote-counting mess in state's third-largest county.

April 5, 2012

The Wisconsin primary campaign features lots of praise for Walker from the GOP contenders. But Walker's not thanking Romney and Santorum for the favors.

April 2, 2012

Volunteers gathered over 900,000 certified signatures on recall petitions—far more than the required 540,000.

March 31, 2012