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Walker allies lose grip on Wisconsin Senate

One of the GOP state senators under recall here, Pam Galloway (claiming a family health problem) resigned this weekend, wiping out the Republican majority and leaving that chamber split 16-16.

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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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Protest greets Romney: We are women and we vote

His ideas - and the other Republican presidential candidates' ideas - are "outdated" and "from the dark-ages."

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Kucinich falls to right-wing gerrymandering

The defeat of eight-term Congressman Dennis Kucinich in last week's Democratic primary was a huge disappointment to the voters of Cuyahoga County.

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Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing blogger and provocateur known for his attacks on labor, peace, civil rights and a host of other progressive organizations died late last night at the age of 43.

Republican Party: back to the future

Will pandering to bigots and religious extremists be enough to save the Romney campaign?

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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

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Republican “Mad Men” infuriate women yet again

Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.

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Romney’s treatment of pet lands him in the doghouse

Romney claimed the fuss was all over nothing; Seamus loved rides on the car roof, he insisted.

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Opposition grows to GOP schools proposal

The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.

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