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Illegal Dark Money In Wisconsin

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Jay Mandle

On September 14th, The Guardian newspaper published 1,500 leaked documents collected by the Wisconsin prosecutors who were investigating suspected cam...

WMC Spends $600,000 to Demote Chief Justice as Criminal Probe of Walker Campaign Looms

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin's premier lobby for corporate tax breaks and low-wage jobs, has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent chief justice of her title just as the Wisconsin Supreme Court prepares to take up the "John Doe" criminal probe of Scott Walker and the special-interest groups that defended him against recall in 2012.

Paul Blumenthal

Scott Walker Was Not A Target Of Investigation: Prosecutor | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was not a target of an investigation into allegedly illegal campaign coordination related to the state's...

Paul Blumenthal

Prosecutors Allege Scott Walker At Center Of Campaign Finance Criminal Conspiracy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors allege that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was at the center of a criminal conspiracy to illegally coordinate the activitie...

Wisconsin Trying To Make Recalls Harder

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers are expected to take a step on Thursday to limit recalls of elect...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund... | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A recent million-dollar settlement in California has stripped back the curtain on how "dark money" is secretly moved in and around elect...

Scott Walker Floats Possibility Of Expanding Anti-Union Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R ) said this week that state Republicans might expand the state's controversial restrictions on collective bargaining to...

Protests, Arrests Return To Wisconsin's Capitol To Oppose GOP Agenda

The Huffington Posts | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Police made numerous arrests inside the Wisconsin's Capitol building on Wednesday, more than two years after tens of thousands of Wisconsinites filled...

Scott Walker Recall Petition Signed

WTAQ | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Both challengers for the State Supreme Court signed last year’s petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker. Vince Megna and Ed Fallone say if they’...

Ryan Grim

Reince Priebus: GOP 'Basically Crushed' Dems In Walker Recall, Will Do So Again In Wisconsin | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus reminded Democrats on Sunday that his party "basically crushed" them when they attempted to mount a...

Dave Jamieson

Scott Walker Calls For End To NFL Referee Lockout | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Once NFL owners have lost Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), perhaps it's safe to say they've lost the nation. After Walker's Green Bay Packers suffe...

More Than Half Of Outside Spending In Wis. Recall Came From Undisclosed Donors

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

More than half the money poured into the Wisconsin recall elections in 2011 and 2012 came from undisclosed donors, according to a new report by the Wi...

Conservative Organization Falls Short In Recall Challenge

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, July 25 (Reuters) - Wisconsin state judges who were among nearly a million residents who signed petition...

Dem Defection Clouds Wisconsin Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

A Democratic state senator in Wisconsin has announced that he is leaving the party to become an independent just weeks after Democrats regained the Se...

Jason Linkins

The Wall Street Journal Is Awestruck By Labor Unions' Campaign Finance Activities, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in this year's recall election, there can't have been too many people who were left with the impression th...

'Insane' Scott Walker News Should Make Governor Very Happy

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, July 5 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker raised an unprecedented $37 million since taking offi...

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

Scott Walker Reveals Post-Recall Goals

Politico | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Scott Walker has more political capital than any Republican in America after surviving this month's recall election. Now he intends to spend it....

Jon Ward

National Tea Party Groups Want On GOP Bandwagon But Face Chilly Reception | Jon Ward | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of insurgency, national Tea Party groups joined with the Republican establishment in Wisconsin to defeat the Democrats' atte...

Sabrina Siddiqui

AFL-CIO Has A New Trick | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To counteract the influx of spending by Republican-allied super PACs, the AFL-CIO is stepping up its ground game for the 2012 elections....

Wisconsin Orders Recount In Race To Decide Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin's board of elections has approved a request from state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), officially ordering a recount in a recall election tha...

'Oh, She's a Porn Star, OK!' My Night at a Mad Men-Themed Gala for Libertarians

Death Race | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It's about an hour into the after-party when someone in the middle of the room, near a giant projector screen playing vintage television ads, begins banging his glass and yelling for everyone to be quiet.

The Battle of Wisconsin -- A View From the Ground

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

Given the difficulty of the process, were the Wisconsin recalls worth it? The answer is still a resounding yes. This was the only recourse millions of irate Wisconsinites had to be heard, and the statement was made.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Advice For Mitt Romney | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Thursday morning that he disagreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's assessment of the ...

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."