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Scott Walker Recall

Walker Victory Shows How Dems Cheat Themselves

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The volume of explanation for why Republican Scott Walker won and Democrat Tom Barrett lost last week's Wisconsin recall election has been overwhelmin...

WATCH: How to Own an Election

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Did Scott Walker Write the Obit of the U.S. Middle Class?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
Sandy Goodman

Business influence and anti-union sentiment mean there's no way Taft-Hartley and other impediments to organizing will be lifted anytime soon. But even if these and other steps were taken to strengthen the middle class, some argue it still wouldn't help much.

Campaign Cash: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.

Be Careful for What You Wish For

Carole Lutness | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Carole Lutness

I don't just want a two-party system; I want a system with Republicans, the Tea Party, Democrats, Greens, Libertarians, Labor, Socialists and any other party we can think of. It is the only way to provide "liberty and justice for all."

Don't Care About Guns? You're Still in the NRA's Sights

Josh Horwitz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Ignoring one of the biggest mouthpieces of the Conservative Movement because they happen to have the word "Rifle" in their name allows the NRA to turn the clock back on a host of important issues without accountability or challenge.

Jason Linkins

Perhaps All Of This Could Have Been Avoided | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Just when you thought it wasn't possible to have any further thoughts on the Wisconsin recall election, here are some more, courtesy of the Washington...

Obama Weighs In On Wisconsin Recall Loss

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel and Erin Mershon | 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...

The Misleading War on Public Employees

Larry Hirsch | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The right wants you to believe the crisis now being faced in public finance is just due to the excessive pension benefits given to public employees. They forget the other part of the story.

After Wisconsin, a Movement to Get Money Out of Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

The Wisconsin election shows that we will not have a government of, by and for the people as long as we have politicians who are bought and paid for by special interests.

Walker Situation Emboldens Rick Scott In War On Contentions Issue

Time | Tim Padgett | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Department of Justice had given Florida Governor Rick Scott until Wednesday, June 6, to respond to its demand that the state stop a legally questi...

Getting Rolled in Wisconsin

Andy Kroll | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

The energy of the Wisconsin uprising was never electoral. The movement's mistake: letting itself be channeled solely into traditional politics, into the usual box of uninspired candidates and the usual line-up of debates, primaries, and general elections.

Elise Foley

Scott Walker Splits With Romney On Key Issue | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with Mitt Romney's recent statement that the governor's win in last wee...

Elise Foley

Daniels: Public-Sector Unions Shouldn't Exist | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) criticized public-sector unions on Sunday, saying they should be eliminated entirely. "There's, I thin...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the ongoing impact of money on our politics made a starring appearance on the national stage. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker fought off a bid to recall him, aided by an eight-to-one fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponent. In the presidential race, Mitt Romney's campaign announced it had raised nearly $77 million in May, close to $17 million more than the combined take of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee. The Obama camp trumpeted the fact that its average donation was just over $50, but admitted in a fundraising email: "We got beat." And a new poll showed that the approval rating for the Supreme Court, responsible for the super-PAC-unleashing Citizens United ruling, had dipped to a 25-year low, with three-quarters of Americans saying the justices allow personal or political views to influence their decisions. The justices will, of course, object. But if so... overruled.

LISTEN: Rand Paul Gloats About Walker Win, Takes Hit At Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gloated about Republican Governor Scott Walker's "landslide" win in the Wisconsin recall elections while speaking at CPAC Ch...

Love Them and Leave Them

Al Checchi | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

The Democratic Party will reassess its relationship with public service unions as public opinion regarding public service employees reaches a tipping point.

Matt Sledge

Wisconsin Recall Activists Say Outside Money, Democratic Party Spoiled Election | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

Providence, R.I. -- Fresh off their bruising defeat in Wisconsin's recall election on Tuesday, grassroots activists blamed the buckets of money that c...

Mark Blumenthal

Why Did Dems' Polls Get Wisconsin Wrong? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

"It was a recall." That's the explanation offered by AFL-CIO political director Mike Podhorzer for a series of publicly released internal surveys b...

War on Democracy?

Peter Clothier | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Clothier

The disempowerment of the unions as a political force has been the goal of the wealth-driven right wing for years.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Campaign Cites Scott Walker Win In Fundraising Appeal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2012 | 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...

Scott Walker's Win Only Proves Money Buys Elections

Ben Cohen | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The fight is not over, and Wisconsin proved that organized labor can still go to battle and fight hard. They'll just need more money to actually win.

WATCH: Colbert Celebrates The End Of Unions

Posted 06.07.2012 | Comedy

Just like his pal Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert used his Wednesday night program to react to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker winning his own recall ele...

Walker on the Roof

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Colbert Celebrates The End Of Unions

Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy Wisconsin Governor recall Tom Barrett elimintaing c...