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Michigan’s 2012 battleground wars have begun

The goal for the next few months should be to rebuild the coalition of communities and movements that brought Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.

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Labor and democracy: Why is ALEC attacking labor?

The American Legislative Exchange Council's work is pretty much an all out assault on democracy.

Wisconsin voter ID bill slammed as vote suppression

State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."

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Chicago protesters swamp Ryan over Medicare attack

CHICAGO - Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "Hands off our Medicare!" filled the block while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was inside addressing the Economics Club, trying to sell his budget proposal.

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New Florida election rules would disenfranchise many

In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.

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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.

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