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Threats don’t deter Wisconsin Democrats

Threats don’t deter Wisconsin Democrats

Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson packed just his toothbrush and one extra shirt when he and 13 fellow Democrats fled the state last week, to avoid near-certain passage of the…

House looks at stopgap spending bill

House looks at stopgap spending bill

  Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly to pass stopgap legislation to avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday. Tuesday’s measure would keep…

Biotech firm produces fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide

Biotech firm produces fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide

A Massachusetts biotechnology company says it can produce the fuel that runs Jaguars and jet engines using the same ingredients that make grass grow. Joule Unlimited has invented a genetically-engineered…

Republican governors work hard to undermine Obama agenda

Republican governors work hard to undermine Obama agenda

Their ranks swollen after the last election, Republican governors from Florida to Alaska are undermining President Barack Obama’s agenda at every turn ahead of the Democrat’s 2012 re-election campaign. Some…

Protestors allowed to spend the night in Wisconsin capitol

Protestors allowed to spend the night in Wisconsin capitol

Dozens of protesters camped overnight in the Wisconsin Capitol and vowed to be back in full force Monday after police backed away from threats to close the building, where demonstrators…

Gas pains from high prices at the pump

Gas pains from high prices at the pump

High fuel prices are putting the squeeze on drivers’ wallets just as they are starting to feel better about the economy. They’re also forcing tough choices on small-business owners who…

U.S. government conducted shocking medical experiments

U.S. government conducted shocking medical experiments

Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in…

Walker says Wisconsin protests haven’t changed his mind

Walker says Wisconsin protests haven’t changed his mind

  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the two weeks of protests in the state capital haven’t swayed his resolve to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees. Leaders of…

State employee unions? Not in a lot of states

State employee unions? Not in a lot of states

Whenever Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has asked lawmakers to weaken benefits for state employees, his proposals have met little resistance from workers. Mississippi is among those states — many in…

Some signs of progress in avoiding government shutdown

Some signs of progress in avoiding government shutdown

Lawmakers appear to be moving closer to a compromise that would prevent a government shutdown, at least for now. Democrats say they’re encouraged by efforts to narrow the gap on…