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SD House defeats constitutional amendment on taxes

The South Dakota House defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required two-thirds of voters to pass any ballot measure imposing a new tax or increasing an existing one. Full story

Mo. House OKs farming constitutional amendment

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a measure that supporters say will help protect farmers. Full story

AZ bill seeking US balanced budget amendment fails

A House bill that would have Arizona join a compact with other states to push a federal constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget failed in a key committee Monday after questions were raised about whether future legislatures would be illegally bound to its direction. Full story

Congressman seeks to overturn Citizens United

A Democratic Minnesota congressman is introducing a constitutional amendment designed to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case that lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in political elections. Full story

What can be done about corporate spending in politics?

   The Up panelists examine major changes in campaign spending since the Citizens United ruling and ask whether public shaming or legislative action are enough to limit the outsize influence of wealthy people in politics.

North Carolina votes on marriage equality

   MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks about Thursday’s marriage equality vote in North Carolina with Gaston County Commissioner Tracy Philbeck and Democratic Party Chairman Robert Kellogg.

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Signs in support of and against the Constitutional Marriage Amendment greet voters at a polling location at Leesville Road Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2012. A constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage is driving turnout in North Carolina' primary elections on Tuesday,

A rally against a state constitutional amendment that would say marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union in North Carolina
A rally against a state constitutional amendment that would say marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union in North Carolina

Steve Tanis, left, and his partner Rich Garraputa, both from Greensboro, N.C., walk toward the Noth Carolina Legislative Building after a rally against a state constitutional amendment that would say marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union in North Carolina, on Halifax Ma