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Wisconsin Republicans fast-track right-wing bills as elections loom

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican attempts to shred union and democratic rights in Wisconsin have filed enough signatures to hold recall elections for six Republican state senators.

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Power surge: Record number of Latinos voted in 2010

A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reported that a million more Latinos voted in 2010 than did so in the 2006 midterm election.

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Mississippi stuck with Haley Barbour, for now

Haley Barbour announced yesterday that he will not be running for  president in 2012. He may have done the nation a favor by pulling out.

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Recall fight makes history in Wisconsin

Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.

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Lawmaker requests federal probe of Wisconsin election

Rep. Tammy Baldwin has asked  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a federal probe into the handling of disputed vote records in Wisconsin's April 5 state Supreme Court elections.

Federal probe demanded in Wisconsin election scandal

Republican County Clerk Kathy Nicolaus took the election data  off the county's computer network and put it on stand-alone computers accessible only in her office.

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“Fired up” Obama begins 2012 campaign

President Barack Obama formally announced his reelection bid Monday, April 4, and followed that up with his first stump speeches of the season.

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Wisconsin voters reject Walker-linked candidate

Riding the wave of anti-Scott Walker sentiment, political newcomer, Democrat Chris Abele handily beat his Republican opponent for Milwaukee County Executive April 5, the position held by Walker before elected governor.

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, voters say ho-hum

CHICAGO -- The only surprises in the Feb. 22 mayor's race were how quickly Rahm Emanuel's victory came in and the low voter turnout in the first mayor's race in decades that didn't have a Daley on the ballot.

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Del Valle emerges as Chicago's progressive mayoral candidate

Miguel Del Valle emerges as Chicago's progressive mayoral candidate.

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