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Elizabeth Warren Announces First Campaign Stop Of 2016 Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in Madison next month, in an attempt to help one o...

Samantha Lachman

Scott Walker Announces He's Running For President In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is officially running for president of the United States in 2016. Walker, a Republican, made the announcement in a twee...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Won't Consider Challenge To Wisconsin Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law Monday, though it had blocked the state from requ...

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

Samantha Lachman

Scott Walker's Stadium Proposal Bucks Both Liberal And Conservative Desires

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) shifts his focus to national politics in preparation for a likely presidential run, controversy over ...

Scott Walker Asks GOP Legislators To Hold Off On Right-To-Work Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker responded Wednesday to reports that GOP legislators would pursue right-to-work legislation in the new year by...

Samantha Lachman

New Right To Work Bill Could Blow Up Wisconsin Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Wisconsin said Tuesday that he planned to introduce a right-to-work bill. The legislation could be the ...

Muslim Woman Asks Local Wisconsin Official About Buses, Gets Grilled About Sharia Law

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

For one city alderman in Wisconsin, it's perfectly appropriate to respond to a constituent question about city transit on Election Day by asking the c...

West Wing's Bradley Whitford: Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.20.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

A guy who still calls Wisconsin home despite his Hollywood success, Whitford is stumping for Democratic candidate Mary Burke over incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.

How Dark Money Bought A Mining Company What It Wanted

ProPublica | Theodoric Meyer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on ProPublica and The Daily Beast. When billionaire Chris Cline's company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wi...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

Amanda Terkel

Outspoken Conservative Lawmaker Goes Quiet In House Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman gained national attention for his conservative positions. The Republican lawmaker called Kwanzaa a fake holiday, t...

Reporters Barred From Speaking To Attendees At Mary Burke, Michelle Obama Event

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Reporters in Wisconsin are up in arms about what they described as "creepy" and "distressing" practices by media handlers at an event with first lady ...

Rigging the Game for Wisconsin's Voter ID Supporters

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

As long as the state is not required to justify its ID laws with facts and introduce evidence that its last-minute procedural changes actually cure constitutional and Voting Rights Act violations, they will always win. Always.

Mary Burke Drops Campaign Consultant After He Self-Plagiarizes In Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), has dropped one of her campaign consultants after BuzzFeed re...

One Governor Down, One Governor to Go?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There's something rotten in the State of Wisconsin...

Jon Ward

Beaten-Down Wisconsin Liberals Suddenly See Hope Of Defeating Scott Walker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Like clockwork at noon, a trio of activists stepped into the center of the state Capitol rotunda, on the ground floor, and began to s...

Obama Administration To Join Swing State Voting Rights Cases

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration will reportedly sign on to lawsuits challenging new voting restrictions in Wisconsin and Ohio. In an unair...

Koch Brothers Backed Group Goes In Big For Scott Walker's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group supported by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch is launching a nearly $900,000 ad campaign designed to burnish Rep...

Former Wisconsin Governor Dies

AP | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who later became the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has died. H...

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Walker Will Push Wisconsin State Legislature To Modify Voter ID Requirements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Tuesday that he considers voter identification laws the most "pressing" election-related issue in the s...

Wisconsin Republicans Look To Oust Leader After Harassment Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, March 2 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will attempt to remove Assembly Majority Leader Bill ...

Walker Continues To Dodge Questions On Emails

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is remaining mum on the trove of emails released to the public last week. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Walker re...

Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......