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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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Florida congressman stokes Islamophobia

Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"

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Snow, ice and wind no deterrent as Wisconsin protests begin week two

Thousands of people braved the cold, even slept outside the state Capitol, to support workers' rights.

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Jobs not a concern at annual conservative gathering

Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.

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This is a heat wave, at least in the long term

Unfortunately, the Republican Party, especially its Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin / tea party section, either doesn't believe or refuses to believe the truth about climate change.

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