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Issa's Budget Hearings: Brought to You by the Koch Brothers

Marge Baker | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Marge Baker

It's no coincidence that the Koch's fingerprints Issa's hearing. In a political system where clean elections laws are steadily being swept away, wealthy advocates for corporate welfare have the ability to buy unprecedented influence on decision makers.

Koch Industries' Deep Web Of Influence

The Center for Public Integrity | John Aloysius Farrell | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

By John Aloysius Farrell The Center For Public Integrity At an EPA hearing last summer, representatives from Koch Industries argued that moderate ...

Jason Linkins

Scott Walker Prank Caller Announces Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a month since Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy called up Wisconsin Governor's Scott Walker, pretending to be David Koch, to give Walker a pep...

Jason Linkins

Ian Murphy, Scott Walker Prank Caller, Mulling A Run For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So you've become famous for making a prank call that embarrassed Scott Walker and exposed how easy it is for some influence-peddlers to grab an audience with a prominent lawmaker. What do you do for an encore?

Gov. Walker Does "Something Big"

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The tea-party-enabled Wisconsin Legislature is working overtime to protect its governor. On the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that protes...

Scott Brown Talks With David Koch About 2012 Support

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has a battle ahead of him to retain his Senate seat in 2012. After taking over the office of the late progressive hero Ted ...

The Media Fail Workers in Wisconsin, as Usual

Dave Saldana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Saldana

Walker calls this a "budget repair bill" needed to fix a hole this year. And the media dutifully repeat that language, never questioning whether it's accurate, despite abundant evidence that it is not.

Wisconsin Is Front Line of GOP War on Democrats, So Where Are the National Democrats?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's time the Democrats recognize that the GOP has declared war on them and their core constituencies. The cower and cave strategy has never worked in the past, and it won't work now.

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

12 More Calls Scott Walker Should Not Have Taken (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

But when you're reduced to hoping for what is the political equivalent of a booty call, the odds are you've probably had some other, equally dodgy telephonic conversations.

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Criminalize Prank Phone Calls That Make Scott Walker Look Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Ian Murphy of the Buffalo Beast won the week when he called up Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and pretended to be billionaire David Koch. ...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

'Anonymous' Hackers Take Down Koch-Backed Conservative Website

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

'Anonymous,' the group of online hacker activists that rose to prominence for laying cyber siege to a number of parties who opposed WikiLeaks, has lau...

Walker and Koch

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Attacks on Unions Barking up the Wrong Money Tree

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instead of screaming about the advances public employees have made to preserve health care, job security and economic justice, angry voters should be asking who has been keeping them from obtaining the same.

In a Democracy, Freedom of Assembly Trumps "Free Enterprise"

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

The War Against the Republic: The Battle Of Madison

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The election in Wisconsin is the latest example of a corrupted two-party system where neither party adequately represents the majority's will. One tramples on it, using lies and fear, and the other offers only the weakest defense.

Wisconsin Governor Threatens Metaphoric 'Hostage Crisis'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

As reported yesterday, while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has refused to talk to Democratic State Senators or union representatives, he took a call...

Arthur Delaney

Scott Walker Responds To Prank Call

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS -- During a 20 minute press conference in the governor's office, Gov. Scott Walker (R) addressed the prank call he received Tuesday from ...

Top Six Revelations in the Call Between Fake David Koch and Governor Scott Walker

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

In the newly released prank call, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is extremely frank with the man he believes to be an important financial supporter both of his own campaign and right-wing causes.

Jason Linkins

Wisconsin Governor Punked By Prank Caller

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why on earth would Walker want to talk on the phone with the editor of an online site in Buffalo? Well, he wouldn't. But what if said editor pretended to be David Koch of the famed Koch Brothers? Well, that's a different story altogether, apparently!

Entrapment as Journalism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Kane

The Democrats' move to flee the state is embarrassing. Instead of impassioned pleas, they've fled Madison like some 18th century monarch escaping an angry populace.

Wisconsin: Four Facts You Need to Know

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.

Green News Report: February 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The unrea...