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Wisconsin Recall

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...

Final Winner In Wisconsin Recall Declared

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

The Racine, Wis. County Clerk's office declared former state Sen. John Lehman the winner of a recall election, swinging control of the Senate to the D...

The Wisconsin Blues

George Lakoff | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

The Wisconsin recall vote should be put in a larger context. What happened in Wisconsin started well before Scott Walker became governor and will continue as long as progressives let it continue.

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...

Tea Party Grassroots Prep For 'The Hostile Takeover'

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A four-day conference for conservative activists organized by FreedomWorks was capped off Monday with a boisterous press conference. ...

Will the Nation Follow Wisconsin?

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Last week Wisconsin voters declared they would they rather be screwed by corporations and the rich than be screwed by labor unions.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator On Why Conservatives Donate More Money To Super PACs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- No Democratic lawmaker is being bombarded by more negative ads than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). So far, GOP-aligned groups have p...

Citizens United, Meet Democracy Nationwide

Sean Siperstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.

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.

Did Our Public Airwaves Win It for Walker?

Sue Wilson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media
Sue Wilson

As owners of the air -- our public airwaves, to be precise -- there is plenty we can do to combat the corrosive effect of big money on our elections, by holding our partners in broadcasting, local TV and radio stations, accountable.

How Negative Political Attacks Are Saving Democracy

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Turnout in the Wisconsin recall was 56 percent, more than the regularly scheduled 2010 elections. But don't expect the myth that negative campaigns suppress voters to die in Wisconsin. This false notion is one of the most widely held misconceptions about American politics.

After Wisconsin: Race, the 2012 Race, and Beyond

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

A lot of blue state liberals may not have noticed, or just shrugged off, the news that white births made up less than half of U.S. births as of July 2011. But you can be sure that news will not go unremarked among those determined to replace "welfare queen" with "public sector queen" in the national pantheon of invidious stereotypes. The "take back our country" theme is just getting under way in American politics. That's why voter registration vs. voter suppression is the most important practical political issue on the table -- in 2012, and beyond.

Admit It, You'd Like to Be in a Union Too

Lisa Wexler | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

This week's victory by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in which he fought back an effort to recall him proved only one thing: union supporters made a terrible tactical mistake. They went after the man instead of the message.

Amanda Terkel

The Next Big Election In Wisconsin | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The effort to reform the Senate's filibuster rules may get another backer if Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is elected to the chamber in No...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

In Wisconsin, Lessons Learned And Bridges Burned: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 8, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Your mainstream media came out of Wisconsin with only one takeaway to their name -- that the Wisconsin recall election is a harbinger of the larger pr...

The Liberal Victory in Wisconsin

Floyd Elliot | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Doesn't a step forward generally involve in some way going, you know, forward, rather than staying in the same place or moving backward?

Romney Mocks Obama For Wanting 'More Firemen, More Policemen, More Teachers'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

After saying President Barack Obama does not care about the private sector, Mitt Romney on Friday dismissed unemployment in the public sector, saying ...

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...

Matt Sledge

After Wisconsin Recall Defeat, Labor Movement Finds Consolation In Ohio | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Before there was a crucial recall election about labor rights in Wisconsin, there was a crucial referendum on labor rights in Ohio...

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.