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Effort To Repeal Ohio Bargaining Law Gains Ground

In Ohio, there's a bitter battle over a new collective bargaining law that Republicans pushed through, slashing the negotiating power of public employee unions. But the battlefield is totally different than Wisconsin's. While Wisconsin voters can recall only the politicians who passed the law, Ohio voters can repeal the law itself in a referendum. In fact, the repeal forces, led by unions and minority Democrats, are way ahead in the polls.
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Head Of Ariz. Redistricting Commisison Fired

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the state Senate ousted the chairwoman of the state's redistricting commission citing "gross misconduct" and "neglect of duty" in her job. The chairwoman, Colleen Mathis, is the lone independent on the commission.
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Little Progess In Supercommittee As Deadline Nears

The congressional supercommittee that must find at least $1.2 trillion in cuts in just three weeks held another public hearing Tuesday, this time on earlier proposals to cut the deficit. A political impasse over taxes is holding up a deal, and Tuesday's testimony had little apparent effect on the panel.
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Miss. Set To Vote On Measure Making Fetus A Person

A personhood amendment on the state ballot would declare that life begins at conception. There is support for the measure in the conservative state but opposition from groups that say its broad language could limit contraception and threaten fertility treatments.
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Nonprofit Seeks To Be New Political Force

The group Americans Elect wants to show the Democratic and Republican establishments that voters want another choice in presidential candidates. But if there are questions about the group's political impact, there are others over who's financing it.

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