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California: Where the Democratic Governor Triangulates Against Democrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

Governor Jerry Brown's veto of the budget passed by the Democratic majority in the legislature, (as draconian in terms of gutting public resources as any in the nation), has tipped his hand: Jerry's triangulating.

History in the Making

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

While people of color and the traditionally marginalized make enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways.

Wisconsin DoJ Claims Judge Exceeded Authority By Striking Down Anti-Union Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys for Republican lawmakers asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a judge's order blocking the state's ...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Erect 'Walkerville' Tent City At State Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In February and March, thousands of protesters flooded the Wisconsin Capitol, sleeping in the building overnight and filling the dome wi...

Wisconsin Republicans Re-Open Fight Over Collective Bargaining

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers have re-opened the fight over collective bargaining rights. The Legislature's budget committee voted early ...

Voter Fraud: Even One Case?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

What these governors with the large "R"s after their names have been doing is pushing for laws, and then signing laws, that make it more and more difficult for some of their fellow citizens to cast a vote.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin judge struck down the state's controversial anti-collective bargaining law on Thursday, but Democratic state senators say th...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Quietly Consolidating Power In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker is steadily remaking the Wisconsin government, implementing conservative ideals and quietly consolidating p...

Amanda Terkel

Dems Complain Of 'Shots For Signatures' Deals In Wisconsin Recall Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to gather enough signatures to trigger recall elections of state senators in Wisconsin, some backers are turning to peculia...

Amanda Terkel

Sarah Palin Headed To Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to address a Tea Party rally at the state Capitol, a site that has more recently hosted...

Andrea Stone

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls For Solidarity In Face Of Anti-Union Push By Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

One day after Wisconsin voters turned out in force for a judicial election widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s law ending collective...

Amanda Terkel

Was Wisconsin Election A Referendum On Scott Walker?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory on Wednesday over conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser in the Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election A Dead Heat

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin Supreme Court election that offered the public its first formal opportunity to weigh in on the national fight over union ...

"We Are One" Rallies Across America

Miles Rapoport | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The conservative assault on the budget, the health care law, unions, public broadcasting, and the rights of women has predictably continued. Less unpredictable was the powerful response by millions of people.

A Transformational Strategy for American Labor

Thomas Kochan | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

If labor fails after rebuffing the worst of these attacks, the slow decline in private‐sector unionism will be mirrored by a similar decline in the public sector that accelerates the race to the bottom for the American economy.

Gov. Pat Quinn Gives Illinois Health Care Reform a Big, Fat Push Forward

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In Illinois, on the one-year anniversary of the new federal health law, Governor Pat Quinn has been blazing forward to implement its provisions.

Wisconsin Emails Show GOP Considered Ways To Punish Dems

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Everything from taking away computers to denying a year of service in the state retirement system was considered to punish the 14 Wis...

Scott Walker is Trying to Sell Wisconsin

Eric Brunsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Brunsell

The controversy in Wisconsin is about breaking the back of labor unions. This is about vilifying and silencing public workers. This is about selling Wisconsin.

The Sleeping Giant Has Been Roused

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

In states across the country, the overreach of Republican governors has rallied hard-working Americans together in mass protests. While many conservat...

For Better or For Worse?--Governor Walker Chose Worse

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

The governor recognized that state employees receive better benefits than most employees in private industry. He could've worked to make the situation better for them, but he chose to make the situation for state employees worse.

Wisconsin Weekend Rally: More Philosophy Than Politics

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

I joined first a trickle, then a river and finally a sea of people making their way to the Capitol Mall in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Randi Weingarten On Wisc. Bill: 'Take This Moment And Turn It Into A Movement'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

As brazen as Walker was by stripping workers of their rights in the workplace, he can't strip their democratic right to check his abuse of power at the ballot box.

Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tiffany Williams

Rather than race to the bottom, where no one has rights, why shouldn't we work together to ensure that everyone does?

William Alden

Jesse Jackson Speaks To Milwaukee Crowd In Support Of Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd of demonstrators in Milwaukee Thursday evening, laying out a strategy to oppose the anti-union rights...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dealt a major setback Wednesday night in a high-stakes battle over union rights in Wisconsin, labor leaders nevertheless insisted that t...