Gas prices and presidential politics

The real issue is: who is to blame for the high prices, and what can be done to stabilize energy costs?


New Jersey, number one in solar power, passes “revolution bill”

"The bill could double the megawatts of solar power installed in New Jersey in the next few years."


California approves election-day voter registration

While Republican state governments press to restrict the vote, California's governor signed a bill allowing voters to register up to and on Election Day.


Students, teachers protest university privatization, tuition hikes

A new coalition at the University of Oregon rallied and marched Oct. 3 against rising tuition and plans to privatize governance of the university.


Will Obama again take “Last Capital of Confederacy”?

President Barack Obama stunned voters here after the results of the 2008 election poured in.


Detroit increases voting access, defying “tyrants”

"The right to vote preserves all other rights; tyrants deny people the right to vote," Jesse Jackson told a big voter mobilization rally here Thursday.


President Obama will establish Chávez National Monument

President Obama is slated to announce establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument.


Court halts Pennsylvania voter ID law

Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court halted the state's new voter suppression law, ruling today that it not be enforced for the presidential election only five weeks away.


Survey: Voters hate secret money in congressional races

Voters in 54 "battleground" GOP-held congressional districts overwhelmingly hate big and secret money in politics.

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