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Stop Trying To Repeal Obamacare, Former GOP Official Tells His Party

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― A former Republican governor of Wisconsin, who also served in George W. Bush’s Cabinet, sent a message to the rest of his party on Tue...

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

Can Hillary Clinton Break the 'Presidential Cabinet Curse'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Americans seem to have an aversion to electing Cabinet secretaries to the presidency. However, this was not always the case. In fact, the position of U.S. secretary of state was once a customary stepping-stone to the presidency.

Beating Big Money

Mike Lux | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Our delight at seeing Karl Rove's humiliation should not keep us from continuing to focus on the toughest question progressives always have to face: how to beat big money in politics.

The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

Mike Lux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Victory Halts GOP Takeover In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For awhile, Wisconsin seemed to be getting redder and redder. In 2010, Republicans took over the governor's seat, and Ron Johnson denied...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Answers GOP Senator Who Said He'd Explain Budget 'Facts' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), Wisconsin's new senator-elect, is confident that she will be able to understand the federal budget without the a...

Amanda Terkel

Democrat To Become First Openly Gay Senator | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) beat Republican Tommy Thompson for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, becoming the nation's first...

Jason Linkins

Tammy Baldwin, Tommy Thompson Face Off In Wisconsin Senate Election | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The 2012 Wisconsin Senate race features a pair of relatively heavyweight competitors, vying to occupy the seat being vacated by retiring four-term Dem...

Nonpartisan Issue Guide for Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

Bill Clinton Stars In New Ad For Tammy Baldwin's Wisconsin Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is out with a new ad featuring former President Bill Clinton, as she works in the final week to defeat Republican Tommy Th...

Amanda Terkel

George Bush Makes Senate Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days, the only former president who really seems to be actively campaigning for candidates is Bill Clinton. But on Sunday, former ...

Michael McAuliff

Thompson Exaggerates His 9/11 Response In Wisconsin Senate Race | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Tommy Thompson (R) appears to be exaggerating his response to the 9/11 terror attacks, saying he was handing ...

Tammy Baldwin Hits Tommy Thompson On His Iran Stocks

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

The Senate campaign of Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is hammering her opponent, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, with a harsh new ad Friday that hi...

Tommy Thompson Unloaded Seven Iran-Linked Stocks

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has apparently unloaded all seven of his stocks linked to Iran. Thompson, the Republican candidate facing...

Wisconsin Senate Race Attacks Invoke September 11

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

By SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. — The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have suddenly become a major issue in Wisconsin's surprisingly ti...

Amanda Terkel

9/11 Takes Center Stage In Wisconsin Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 9/11 attacks have taken center stage in Wisconsin's Senate race. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is out with a new ad Wednesday going...

Michael McAuliff

'False' 9/11 Ad In Wisconsin Angers Ground Zero Heroes | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Tommy Thompson, the former Health and Human Services secretary who made millions treating 9/11 victims, invoked the wrath of 9/11 responders Tuesday b...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Runs Away From Paul Ryan's Budget | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The person who is perhaps Tommy Thompson's greatest asset in his U.S. Senate bid is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). As the state's most pr...

Tommy Thompson Underestimates His Radioactive Iran-Linked Stock

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Defending himself in a debate Thursday night, Wisconsin Republican Senate contender Tommy Thompson dramatically underestimated the amount of stock he ...

GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Watch the debates and learn more about EMILY's List's incredible pro-choice Democratic women. Because when you listen to what they have to say about things like healthcare access, equal pay, and economic security, your choice at the ballot box will be an easy one.

Amanda Terkel

Tommy Thompson Sells Stock In Companies That Do Business With Iran | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WAUSAU, Wis. -- Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson sold his stock in companies that do business with Iran on Thursday, after The Huffington...

Michael McAuliff

Tommy Thompson Encourages Iran Crackdown, Earns Money Off Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson said Thursday that the United States should consider cracking down on Russia and China for backing Iran'...

Jennifer Bendery

Tammy Baldwin Is 'Barney Frank In A Dress,' Says Conservative Columnist | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Beware, Wisconsin, because a "radical lesbian" is poised to take over one of your Senate seats and behave like "Barney Frank in a dress,...

Amanda Terkel

Tommy Thompson's Son Has Made Obama Birther Joke More Than Once | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has been taking some heat for his son's recent birther joke directed at President Barack O...