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Calif. Assembly approves rental car recall bill

One house of the California Legislature on Thursday narrowly approved the nation's first law to force rental car companies to pull vehicles off the road after a safety recall. Full story

Pressure rises for tax vote in California legislature

The leader of one of California's most prominent public employee unions and a top lawmaker are parting ways with Governor Jerry Brown over his plan to ask voters to back extensions of tax increases that expire this year. Full story

Same-sex civil unions defeated in Colorado legislature

Supporters of same-sex civil unions in Colorado on Friday vowed to keep fighting after a bill that would grant certain legal rights to gays and lesbians was defeated by a Republican-controlled committee in the state legislature. Full story

Walker: This is about protecting middle class jobs

   Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) joins Morning Joe to discuss the end to the three-week battle in the state that ended after the Republicans in the state legislature pushed through a law Thursday that strips public workers of most collective bargaining rights.

Ohio and Wisconsin unions rally

   Thousands of Ohio union members rallied today as Republicans in the state legislature attempt to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights, reflective of budget cuts also unveiled by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today.

On Wisconsin

   Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, gives us a preview of tonight's show, where we've got the latest on the Wisconsin union protests, plus an interview with a state senator who refuses to return to the state legislature - and he's not the only one.

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  Republican candidate proposes internment camps

Marg Baker, who is seeking a seat in the state legislature in the 48th District in Florida, wants to institute internment camps for illegal immigrants.

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