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Will Failed Wisconsin Recall Boost Tea Party?

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.
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New Primary System Shakes Up California Elections

On Tuesday, California held its first election with the state's new non-partisan primary system. With the new model, the top two finishers — regardless of party — go on to the general election.
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Bad Day For Unions Made Worse By Calif. Public Pension Initiatives

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.
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N.D. Senate Race Could Be Next National Battleground

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.
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What Wisconsin's Recall Means For Labor Unions

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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Analysis: Reforming The Hatch Act For D.C., Modern Times

The 1939 Hatch Act prohibiting federal employees from using their jobs to partisan ends could never have anticipated modern communication.  GovExec's Kellie Lunney discusses the prospects and bounds of reform.

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