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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 06/2012

Scott Walker Debate: Tom Barrett Accuses Governor Of Running 'Willie Horton' Ad

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) during the gubernatorial debate on Thursday of running an inappro...

Bill Clinton Stumps For Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall: 'Constant Conflict Is A Dead-Bang Loser'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Bill Clinton doesn't really like recalls. In fact, the former president spoke out against the process in 2003, when California was attemp...

Criminologist In Scott Walker Ad Says Governor 'Misrepresented' His Views

Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) most memorable -- and controversial -- recall ad is one that goes after Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D)...

Scott Walker Denies He Is Target Of John Doe Criminal Investigation

Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) vehemently denied a new report stating he is the target of a criminal corruption probe on Saturday. Sp...

Scott Walker Recall: Phone Bank Script For GOP Volunteers

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Much of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) time in the final days before Tuesday's recall election has been spent visiting his campaign of...

Russ Feingold: Key To Beating Scott Walker Is Getting Democratic Turnout Higher Than 2010

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Former Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold is confident Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) is going to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Wa...

Chuck Norris Jumps Into Wisconsin Recall On Behalf Of Scott Walker

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

Chuck Norris is jumping into the Wisconsin recall battle, telling Wisconsinites to ignore President Bill Clinton and vote for Gov. Scott Walker (R). ...

Wisconsin Recall: Election Law Quirk Could Throw Governance Into Disarray

Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Right now, Wisconsin has a Republican governor and lieutenant governor. But after Tuesday's recall elections, the top two officials could...

Wisconsin Recall: U.S. Department Of Justice To Monitor Elections

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. Department of Justice plans to monitor the recall elections in Wisconsin on Tuesday, and will dispatch a team of federal observe...

Wisconsin Recall Divisiveness Affecting Personal Relationships

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin recall elections are being called an "epic battle," a "civil war" and even an "un-civil war." While no one is firing upo...

Green Bay Packers Players Urge Wisconsinites To Vote In Recall Elections

Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Green Bay Packers players are helping to get out the vote in the Wisconsin recall elections. On Monday, wide receiver Tori Gurley and tight end Jer...

Wisconsin Recall: Scott Walker, Tom Barrett Make Final Pitches To Voters

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to reelect one of the most polarizing politicians in the country, choosing bet...

Wisconsin Recall: Obama Campaign Sends Out Email, Releases Video For Tom Barrett

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- The Obama campaign used its social networks to help get out the vote on Tuesday, as Wisconsinites head to the polls and determine the pol...

Wisconsin Recall: 'Overwhelming' Turnout Reported At Polling Places

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsinites came out in droves on Tuesday to vote in the recall election, with long lines at polling places, large numbers of new voter...

Scott Walker Defeats Tom Barrett In Wisconsin Recall Election (UPDATE)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Scott Walker did it. In the historic Wisconsin recall battle, Walker emerged victorious on Tuesday, beating back labor unions and Democra...

Wisconsin Recall: Obama Fundraising Off Of Scott Walker's Win

Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Obama campaign is warning supporters that unless they donate more money to the president's reelection, what happened in Tuesda...

Tammy Baldwin Open To Filibuster Reform

Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The effort to reform the Senate's filibuster rules may get another backer if Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is elected to the chamber in No...

Mazie Hirono: Congress Should Take Up Health Care Reform Again If Supreme Court Strikes Law Down

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- If the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) believes Congress has a duty to take the issue ...

Sherrod Brown: Progressive Groups Unlikely To Match Conservative Spending Against Me

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- No Democratic lawmaker is being bombarded by more negative ads than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). So far, GOP-aligned groups have p...

Barack Obama On Wisconsin Recall: 'A Lot Of Responsibilities' Kept Me Away

Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his first public comments on the Wisconsin recalls since Gov. Scott Walker (R) resoundingly defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom B...

Ed Schultz Defends Rush Limbaugh Against Media Matters

Posted 06.13.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Ed Schultz and Sean Hannity have found something they can agree on: It was wrong for liberals to launch a campaign targeting Rush Limbau...

Scott Walker Disagrees With Jeb Bush, Says GOP Is Not 'Monolithic'

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Thursday morning that he disagreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's assessment of the ...

Scott Walker Plans To Play 'Referee' In Wisconsin GOP Senate Primary

Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has no intention of endorsing a candidate in the upcoming Republican U.S. Senate primary in his state, hoping instead to a...

Mitt Romney Refuses To Say If He'd Overturn Obama's Immigration Decision

Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama Sunday for failing to pass long-term immigration reform through Congress, but he repeatedl...

Rick Santorum On Serving Mitt Romney: 'It's Pretty Much A Flat No'

Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he was not interested in serving in Mitt Romney's administration, should the former...