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Conservative Talker Fears Impact If Scott Walker Loses

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

A conservative radio host in Kansas told listeners Monday that he fears for a more liberal Midwest if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) loses in Tuesday...

8 Reasons Scott Walker Should Be Fired... Into Space

Andy McDonald | Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Total Recall. That's what many in Wisconsin are hoping for. Not like the film, where Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are fired out onto a vacuous Martian mountainside. No, total recall, as in, just across-the-ticket fired from the state.

Will Scott Walker Be Given a Pink Slip, an Orange Jumpsuit or a Second Chance?

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The question today is, how much do voters know about the John Doe investigation, and how much do they care?

Is 'Right to Work' Next on Scott Walker's Agenda?

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5. Right to Work laws weaken unions by allowing members to opt out of paying dues.

Amanda Terkel

National Parties Step Up Last-Ditch Efforts In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week until Wisconsin voters decide the fate of Gov. Scott Walker (R), the national parties are stepping up their involv...

Teachers Maligned As 'Radicals' In Pro-Scott Walker Flyer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A conservative group in Milwaukee helped produce an anti-teacher flyer that identified the names and salaries of Janesville, Wis., public-school teach...

ALEC in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

But what has the Walker/ALEC agenda gotten Wisconsin residents? Rather than delivering the 10,000 new businesses and 250,000 jobs, Walker is down 4,338 businesses from when he took office and the state ranks dead last in job creation according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Was GOP's 'Middle Ground': Republican Leader

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Jeff Fitzgerald, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin state assembly, assumed that Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of collective bargaining rights in ...

Aging Citizens Contribute to National Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."

Walker's War Against Workers Spreads to the Private Sector

Roger Bybee | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Roger Bybee

Labor observers are noting the second recent case of a Wisconsin manufacturing company very deliberately provoking a strike to gain the insertion of a "right-to-work" provision, suggesting that Gov. Scott Walker's attack on public employee rights is spreading to the private sector.

Polling Place Confusion Reported In Wisconsin

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

The unusual rules of Tuesday's historic recall primary election are creating some confusion among voters throughout southeastern Wisconsin, according ...

Walker Opponents Take Different Approaches To Recall

Wauwatosa Patch | Jim Price | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Where Falk and Barrett differ is not as much in their ultimate policy aims, but in their approaches. Falk entered the race in mid-January, almost t...

Paul Ryan Says Scott Walker Has 'Courage'

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

When it comes the Wisconsin recall elections, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says it's really all about courage. "I think courage is on the ballot," he said i...

Scott Walker's Opponents Release Fundraising Totals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, two of the Democratic candidates challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (...

GOP 'Rock Star' To Campaign For Scott Walker

Sussex Patch | Andy Ambrosius | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - often dubbed one of the "rock stars" of the Republican party - is headed to Wisconsin next month to campaign for Gov....

Walker Is the "False Statement" Champion

Jon Richards | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Richards

Earlier this year during a televised visit to a conservative think tank in Washington, Walker said he was a "great believer in the truth" as he tried to defend his terrible record as governor. Politifact hasn't rated this Walker statement yet, but this one's easy. It gets a Pants-on-Fire False.

Wisconsin Democrats Face Off In Recall Forum

Caledonia Patch | Patch Staff | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk - the two top Democratic candidates vying for governor in the upcoming recall elections - will be exchanging their views...

Amanda Terkel

Leading Figure In Wisconsin's 'War On Women' Challenged To Debate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Aside from Gov. Scott Walker, no one personifies the "war on women" in Wisconsin for progressives more than state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Defends Repealing Equal Pay Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday defended his recent decision to repeal the state's 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, saying tha...

Let's Get Women Out of the Red

Gerald McEntee | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

No public official should have to stop and think about pay equity. It's the right thing to do. And it's the smart thing to do. When women do not get paid fairly, we all suffer.

Equal Pay Is About Economic Security For Middle Class Families

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Let's pledge to make sure that this day continues to move earlier and earlier in the year until women don't have to work even one day more than men to earn the same wage.

Walker's GOP Foe Says He's Legit

Caledonia Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a scruffy-haired 23-year-old political activist who used to serve pizza at the Children’s Museum in Madison until a few weeks ago...

Election Official Ordered Out Of Recall Following Troubles

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

It's two strikes and out for Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, whose latest Election Day pickle led County Executive Dan Vrakas to relieve her of...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Democrats Fight To Face Off Against Scott Walker In Recall | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin may have attracted significant national attention, but within the state, Republicans are...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Proposes End To Wisconsin-Style Tactic | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican legislator in New Jersey has introduced a bill that she said would not allow her colleagues to repeat the actions of Democrats in Wiscons...