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Texas primary election teaches lessons

Tthe Republican-dominated Statehouse redistricted Texas so that, in spite of a gigantic population gain by Democratic-leaning Latinos, Republicans could be sure of taking three of the new congressional seats.

Voter Empowerment Act introduced in House

House Democrats today introduced new voting rights legislation that would modernize voter registration while cracking down on disenfranchisement practices.

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Senate hearing targets Ohio voter suppression law

Filling a federal courtroom and adjacent overflow room, some 300 Cleveland area residents heard two hours of testimony on Ohio's new voter suppression law.

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Obama tears into Romney at campaign kickoff

In his first official rally of the 2012 campaign, the president ripped Mitt Romney before a crowd of about 14,000.

Mitt Romney - the moderate?

The inevitability of Mitt Romney's seizure of the Republican nomination has been central to the often comic and sometimes tragic drama of the GOP's identity crisis.

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Romney adds to the GOP’s gender problem

In a telephone press conference Romney aides said, "We'll get back to you," when reporters asked whether the candidate backs the equal pay law.

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His ideas - and the other Republican presidential candidates' ideas - are "outdated" and "from the dark-ages."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