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Koch money aids Scott Walker in Wisconsin voter suppression

It appears that the GOP is not alone in initiating voter suppression: Americans for Prosperity has joined in on the action.

Wisconsin recall drive falls one seat short

With the GOP holding a 19-14 lead in the state senate, labor-backed Democrats needed to win three of the six races to wrest control.

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Right wing running scared in Wisconsin

With the first big electoral test of whether organized labor can successfully push back at the polls against the radical right, it is apparent here that labor's opponents are running scared.

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Wisconsin recall victories clarify voter mood, next steps

Recall fever got an enormous boost July 19 when Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen easily crushed a legally challenged Republican challenger.

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Mitt Romney: waffles and Bain in 2012

Bain Capital, the source of much of Romney's vast wealth, does little to help his job-creating credibility.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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West Virginia race this fall previews 2012 challenges

On the biggest economic issues of the national 2012 elections, the Democratic candidate for governor will be an ally for working class West Virginians, but a weak one.

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Gingrich youth poll test proposal draws fire

Newt Gingrich told assembled voters that young people should be required to take a poll test before being allowed to vote.

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Obama scores high approval rating, but not in all areas

54 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Democrats score first big victory since 2010 defeats

The election shows that "Republicans and independent voters, along with Democrats, will reject extreme policies like ending Medicare."

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