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Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

Jason Linkins

Scott Walker Prank Caller Announces Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a month since Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy called up Wisconsin Governor's Scott Walker, pretending to be David Koch, to give Walker a pep...

Jason Linkins

Ian Murphy, Scott Walker Prank Caller, Mulling A Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So you've become famous for making a prank call that embarrassed Scott Walker and exposed how easy it is for some influence-peddlers to grab an audience with a prominent lawmaker. What do you do for an encore?

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Criminalize Prank Phone Calls That Make Scott Walker Look Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast won the week when he called up Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and pretended to be billionaire David Koch. ...

Think Again: The Contours and Context of the Conservative Class War in Wisconsin

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

When Ian Murphy of the online newspaper Buffalo Beast prank-called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, he was, as he admitted, "wildly unprepared." But it di...

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

Arthur Delaney

Scott Walker Responds To Prank Call

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS -- During a 20 minute press conference in the governor's office, Gov. Scott Walker (R) addressed the prank call he received Tuesday from ...

Buffalo Beast Website Goes Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The online news site Buffalo Beast has gone offline after publishing a prank phone call between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a Buffalo Beast editor...

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Governor Punked By Prank Caller

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why on earth would Walker want to talk on the phone with the editor of an online site in Buffalo? Well, he wouldn't. But what if said editor pretended to be David Koch of the famed Koch Brothers? Well, that's a different story altogether, apparently!