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03/10/2011 01:22 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin Anti-Union Bill Passage On MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Wednesday night on MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss the anti-union bill just passed by the Wisconsin State Senate.

"This story is no longer, if it ever was, really about Wisconsin. It's about the power of unions and the Republicans' effort to destroy them, if they can, politically," said Fineman.

Fineman also explained that the national Republican leadership wants "the students, and the unions, and the Democrats to take the bait of this provocation and overreact in a way that will sell poorly in swing states in 2012." He concluded that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is "doing what the real leaders of the Republican party want done."

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