Florida officials say they plan to go ahead with efforts to purge people believed to be non-citizens from the state's voter rolls. The move comes after efforts by the Justice Department and county election supervisors to halt the purge.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was able to fend off a recall effort on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Tom Barrett to stay in office. The recall was backed by unions after Walker eliminated collective bargaining rights for most government employees. Robert Siegel talks with Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO about Tuesday's result in Wisconsin and what it might mean for unions in November.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is traveling in India. It's one stop on a tour to establish new strategic ties between the U.S. and key Asian allies. But improving relations with India might not be so simple.
Robert Siegel speaks with Jeff Roe, Republican strategist and founder of Axiom Strategies. Roe is known for his often no-holds barred approach to campaigning and has been involved with successful wins for Tea Party candidates. He talks about what the results in the Wisconsin recall effort might mean nationally and what to expect in the 2012 race.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory Tuesday wasn't the only defeat for organized labor. Adding to the day being a memorably rotten one for unions were voter initiatives in two of California's largest cities, San Diego and San Jose, aimed at reducing the burden of public employees' pensions on taxpayers.
Republicans need to pick up four seats to win control of the U.S. Senate in November. One race they're eyeing is in North Dakota, where longtime Democratic incumbent Kent Conrad is retiring. Outside spending is already in play, and the Democratic candidate is distancing herself from President Obama.
The unsuccessful attempt to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may well embolden governors of other states to challenge unions in order to curb collective bargaining rights. One labor studies professor put it this way: "There will be other dominoes; other states will fall."
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