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Ohio House passes anti-choice bill

This bill, pulled from the "Parents Know Best" strategy (read our post on 5 conservative anit-choice strategies), was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Ohio House. This does not bode well for women in the Buckeye State:

Bloomberg has Walker's number

When it comes to analyzing Governor Scott Walker's financial machinations, look no further than Bloomberg.

From Uppity Wisconsin:

Bachmann needs a history lesson

Here's the thing - my mom's side of the family are all immigrants from the Philippines. They studied American hstory when they were growing up and know that the "shot heard 'round the world" rang out during the revolutionary war in the great state of Massachusetts and that the Found Fathers had less to do with ending slavery than Kunta Kinte.

What in the world is Michele Bachmann's excuse?

Blue Virginia: Counting Your Chickens Before they Hatch

Apparently CEO of Virginia Uranium, Inc., Walter Coles, has been lavishing Virginia legislators with trips to France and La Canada. Hmm, I wonder why?

Now, Coles and VUI are certainly within their rights under federal law to take legislators on trips to France, they did so to the tune of $27,000 for three people in 2010.  They are also in their rights to have spent more than $200,000 on lobbying expenses since 2008.

Elected Official Roundup 3/11/11

Your roundup of our elected officials in the news:

Brett Hulsey (State Rep. WI) and Assembly Dems continue to voice opposition to Walker's bill. "The bill assaults our families, our freedom, it undermines our future in a needless way," said Hulsey in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Get involved in Wisconsin!

Balance your state budget - 11 games that put you in the governor's seat

I know Progressive Majority supporters can balance a budget better than any conservative like Governor Walker. Try your hand at balancing a state's budget or tackle the national deficit.

State Budgets

Ohio's Budget Deficit - Can you balance the state budget? via the Columbus Dispatch

Erase California's Deficit via the Sacremento Bee

Wisconsin Democrats: The best chance at change is at the ballot box

They know it and we know it. The only way to get worker's rights back, in Wisconsin and in other states passing simliar bills, is to vote.

Jim Holperin, Wisconsin State Senator, said over the phone, "Voters now appreciate how quickly rights can be taken away" and called for progressives across the states to vote either in the 2012 elections or in a recall.

If anything, we're even more fired up about Wisconsin

In a hypocritical and duplicitous move, 18 Republican Wisconsin state senators passed Govenor Scott Walker's proposal to end collective bargaining late last night.

It's now clear to all of us: this was not about saving the budget; this was all about destroying unions. With thousands of protesters storming the state capitol we have a message to you:

How about running against these arrogant legislators and bringing union rights back in 2012?

What conservatives should give up for Lent

Today's the day when many Christians wake up from their booze-filled Mardi Gras frenzy, repent, rub ash on their foreheads and give up something really, really important to them for 40 days.

So what should the the self-proclaimed holiest of the parties give up for Lent? We have some ideas...

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