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The Republican Strategy to Take Texas Backwards

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Cristina Tzintzún

The Supreme Court decisions on voting and affirmative action at the University of Texas, the Senate's vote on immigration and the People's filibuster that killed a bill set to all but outlaw abortion in Texas, are all part of a strategy to take Texas and the nation backwards and keep power in the hands of a few.

See What Happens When This Texas Woman Unloads On Anti-Abortion Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

By the time Sarah Slamen finally got to testify against a restrictive anti-abortion bill in front of a Texas state Senate committee this week, her pla...

Rick Perry Taking on Wendy Davis Is the Best Case Scenario for Texas Democrats

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

What Rick Perry doesn't understand is that in attempting to win the battle for SB 5, he's starting what will be a war for Texas -- and demographics indicate that his side doesn't have the numbers in the long term.

31 Democratic Senators Agree: Wendy Davis Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) drew nationwide attention on Tuesday for her 12-hour filibuster against a restrictive, GOP-backed anti-abortion bill....

Who Is Wendy Davis?

AP | JIM VERTUNO and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — As she spoke late into the night railing against proposed abortion restrictions, a former Texas teen mom catapulted from little-...

'We Had Terrorists In The Texas State Senate'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Republican Bill Zedler, who serves in the Texas state senate, had some harsh words for protesters who rocked the capitol building over Senate Bill 5, ...

Wendy Davis' Filibuster May Have Turned the Tide of Texas Politics

Dan Treadway | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

In a state that sorely needed it, a few Texas Democrats put their foot down on the issue of women's reproductive rights and in the process likely awoke a sleeping giant.

Wisconsin Loss Shouldn't Make Us Forget Other Wins for Labor

Bob Hagan | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Sure, Governor Scott Walker's victory earlier this week is a blow to the labor movement. But let's not get carried away. It does not signal that national voters are ready to begin a full-scale attack on public sector workers or abandon unions all together.

Anti-Union Bill Playing Big Role In Ohio Races In 2012

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Union workers in Ohio are hoping that resentment about a Republican law that would have stripped public employees of their collective bargaining right...

Governor Compared To Bin Laden

Anna Staver | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio prison guard has lost his job because of comments he made on Facebook about the state's governor. According to the Middletown Journal, the ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Pushes Progressive Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Several 2011 legislative sessions across the country have seen progressives harnessing popular power to counteract more conservative legislation. Now,...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden, Hilda Solis Cheer Ohio Workers, Admonish Kasich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has tread lightly with regards to getting involved in the collective bargaining battles being waged largely on ...

Unions Flex Their Political Muscle In Ohio

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union leaders said Wednesday their success in striking down an Ohio law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers poi...

Amanda Terkel

Big Wins For Progressives On Election Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections saw big wins for progressives around the country, who blocked right-wing measures on issues of voting, labor, immigr...

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

Tea BAM!

Shan Wells | Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Amanda Terkel

Controversial Anti-Union Law Defeated By Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohioans overturned a divisive anti-union law on Tuesday, delivering a significant defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory to...

Amanda Terkel

Election Day Shenanigans In Ohio Issue 2 Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Ohio are questioning whether proponents of an anti-labor ballot initiative are trying to trick opponents of the measu...

John Celock

Voters To Decide Fate Of Controversial Ohio Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of the state's controversial collective bargaining law. Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill...

Sarah Palin Sounds Off On Controversial Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio's Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial law curtailing collective bargaining rights for public employees, picked up the endorsement of former ...

John Celock

Future Of Ohio Collective Bargaining Law Discussed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

A defeat of Ohio's controversial new collective bargaining law in the Nov. 8 referendum may not be the final death blow to parts of the bill. Polit...

John Celock

Gov. John Kasich To Face Little Long-Term Damage If Issue 2 Fails, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

With opinion polls showing Ohio's controversial law against collective bargaining heading for defeat in a Nov. 8 referendum, experts said that Gov. Jo...

Ohio's Middle Class Squeezed During Kasich Administration

Mother Jones | Mac McClelland | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Erin blames the governor for her doubts now. She calls him some unsavory names. A lot of people are doing that. A couple of weeks ago, a poll showe...

John Celock

Ohioans To Vote On Collective Bargaining And Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

While Ohio’s upcoming referendum on the state’s controversial collective bargaining law has become the marquee issue on November’s statewide bal...

Amanda Terkel

Dirty Tricks In Ohio Ballot Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty television stations in the Ohio area have pulled an anti-union ad after news broke on Tuesday that the group behind it had co-opt...