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Vote can save jobs, benefits, services

Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy  to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services." 

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Bachmann and Santorum spark furor over slavery, "family values"

How much slack are voters likely to cut Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing a racist, gay-bashing "family values" pledge as they pandered to the bigots in their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination?

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Wisconsin recalls, round one: Dems sweep

Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.

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In conservative New England state, voter ID vetoed

"There is no voter fraud problem in New Hampshire," the governor said before vetoing the bill. "We already have strong elections laws."

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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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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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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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Fox dumps Glenn Beck

After 27 months of incendiary right-wing hate rhetoric, Glenn Beck's daily show on Fox News is no more. It's over and Beck is being booted off the air, for now at least.

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Judge issues restraining order against Wisconsin anti-union law

A judge at 10:30 this morning issued a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the law that would destroy collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Right wing woes grow in Wisconsin

Republican elected officials have a lot to worry about as voters increasingly turn away from them in disgust.

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