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John Celock

Dems Say Of GOP Immigration Proposals: 'It Is The Greatest Deal Of Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Kansas are describing new proposals to recruit undocumented workers for the state's agriculture industry as "hypocrisy" and "profiteering...

Scott Walker Supporters' Shocking Plan

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Therefore, it should probably come as no surprise that some supporters of Gov. Scott Walker have come up with a new plan to thwart efforts to unseat t...

Let's Talk: Democracy Depends on Civility

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

These days, self-government is under assault. Unfortunately, a minority faction is overtaking town halls around the nation and suppressing any discussion at all. In the Bay Area the problem is particularly acute.

John Celock

Anti-Scott Walker Recall Races in Wisconsin Take Shape

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

With a heavy reliance on current and former legislators, Wisconsin Democrats have announced candidates against three of the four Republican state sena...

More Than Fans, Followers and Likes: Measuring Social Media in Local Government

Steve Ressler | Posted 03.31.2012 | DC
Steve Ressler

The goals of agencies will inevitably vary based on their size, location, and purpose. However, they all share the same question: How do we measure social media success if we are looking to track quality, as opposed to quantity, of interaction?

John Celock

Christie To Dems: Focus On My Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told 800 business and political leaders Thursday night that his state should be focused on economic a...

Scott Walker Gets Good News

Shorewood Patch | Adam W. McCoy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Against four Democratic challengers in a recall election, Gov. Scott Walker leads by anywhere from 6 to 10 percentage points, according to a new poll ...

John Celock

Chris Christie To Lead Political Train Ride From N.J. To Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will be leading a New Jersey invasion of Washington Thursday night, following the state's annual train party for po...

City Looks To Move It's Money

Berkeley Patch | Emily Henry | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

The recommendation not to renew the city's contract will be addressed at the Jan. 31 council meeting, when the council will decide whether or not to s...

Shocking Truth About S.C. Dead Voter Claim

Spring Valley Patch | Reilly Moore | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Apparently, dead men aren't actually voting. The South Carolina Election Commission on Wednesday disputed claims that more than 900 dead voters cas...

Scott Walker Recall One Step Closer

Caledonia Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

The GAB has posted thousands of pages of recall petition signatures on their website. So far, the tens of thousands of signatures collected to recall ...

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Arrest

East Greenwich Patch | Elizabeth McNamara | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

When police arrived, they found a white Volvo with the license plate RW 23 and the driver's side front tire missing from its rim. The driver was id...

Governor Compared To Bin Laden

Anna Staver | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio prison guard has lost his job because of comments he made on Facebook about the state's governor. According to the Middletown Journal, the ...

John Celock

'It Is Wisconsin And Ohio On Steroids'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

The war over public employee collective bargaining has moved to New Hampshire, where the Tea Party-controlled legislature has taken up consideration o...

Live Updates: Scott Walker Recall Petitions

Oak Creek Patch | Janine Anderson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, organizers of the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker from office, will present hundreds of thousands of signatures to the state Government...

Country in Crisis: Looking to America's Mayors to Rise to the Challenge

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

I believe the solutions the country is so desperately looking for are going to come at the local level -- from our mayors and engaged citizens working with their communities. It's our cities, not the nation's capital, that are the real idea factory of our country.

Scott Walker Distances Himself From Tea Party

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Tea Party groups in Wisconsin and around the country have recruited nearly 10,000 volunteers from 49 states to scrutinize the signatures and verify th...

John Celock

Jan Brewer's Math Questioned By Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to buy back the state capitol complex that she sold in 2009 has been met with swift opposition from Democrats in the st...

Nikki Haley Pursues Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

St. Andrews Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Haley, Wilson, Harrell, and Bright all argued that photo IDs are required for a wide array of things, from signing up for Medicaid, to purchasing cert...

John Celock

Jan Brewer Wants To Buy Back State Capitol After Pushing Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has announced that all she wants for Valentine's Day is to burn a mortgage. Brewer said in her State of the State Monda...

Nikki Haley Targeted For Recall

West Ashley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Despite the challenges of making recall of elected officials possible in South Carolina, Stewart at the College of Charleston said it is more likely t...

Scott Walker's Price Tag

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Whether or not we have a primary if there is a recall election for Governor Scott Walker could have a significant impact on the cost. Statewide, estim...

GOP Congressional Candidate Arrested For Harassment

Spring Valley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

The charges stem from a report filed by Viers' 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, Candace Bessinger. The victim told police she broke off her relationship wit...

South Carolina Officials Defend Controversial Law

West Ashley Patch | Jeff Brush | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The battle over the South Carolina voter ID law is not over and state leaders say they will take the fight back to the U.S. Justice Department. Sta...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...