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Arizona strikes again

It’s not enough that it’s the land of wildly anti-immigrant laws and sheriffs, and the crooked-fingered governor who feels “threatened” by … um… tall presidents. Now, Arizona is out-Wisconsining Wisconsin.

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Scott Walker on the brink: 500,000 recall sigs in 28 days

For Scott Walker, a recall election is now all-but inevitable.

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In Ohio, Kasich waves the white flag

Note to Ohio Gov. John Kasich: calling cops “idiots” in a speech is not a good idea, and neither is ramming through an anti-union bill aimed at cops, plus firefighters and teachers.

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NJ becomes latest state to pass anti-union law, plus, the latest state battles

On Thursday, New Jersey became the latest state to pass a bill ending collective bargaining rights for public workers, handing a major victory to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and the latest in a string of defeats for unions.

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FL Teachers union sues Rick Scott

Rick Scott has already been sued by the ACLU over drug testing (he has since suspended that policy while the case goes forward) and by doctors over the gun-gag law he signed. Now, it’s the teachers’ turn.

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UPDATE: Thursday news: Vermont gets single payer, WI anti-union bill struck down, AZ immigration sanctions law upheld; Romney ahead

It’s been anything but a slow news day so far. Here’s what’s breaking right now. The Associated Press is reporting the anti-union law rammed through by Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, touching off demonstrations in the capitol, a flurry of recall efforts … Continue reading

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While Wisconsin gets the ink, Florida stripping union rights, too

While the national media — well, MSNBC — has been focused on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature in that state’s brazen push to strip teachers and other public employees of collective bargaining rights, much the same battle … Continue reading

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Wisconsin election UPDATE: Kloppenburg beats Prosser, recount expected; Dems take Walker’s old spot

UPDATE 4: There’s been yet another lead change in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

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(Video) @Maddow: this is not ‘small government’ conservatism … BONUS: John Dean flashback, the ‘authoritarian right’

On her show Tuesday, Rachel Maddow rips the cover off the big government, authoritarian conservatism we still have (left over from the “read your mail,” wiretap your phone George W. Bush administration.) Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and … Continue reading

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Rick Scott: pay cuts for union workers … raises for his appointees

Rick Scott says he’s running Florida like a business. Apparently, that business is on Wall Street.

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