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WATCH: Governor Walker's Prank Caller Speaks With Lawrence O'Donnell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Lawrence spoke with Ian Murphy, editor-in-chief of BuffaloBeast.com. Murphy is th...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Dem: Walker's Master Plan Might Have Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) phone conversation may have been with a fake "David Koch," but it's had real consequences for his rela...

Amanda Terkel

Gov. Scott Walker's Plan To Take Control Of Medicaid Decisions In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So far, most of the attention on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) budget repair bill has focused on the section that would strip public...

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.

What Gov. Walker Won't Tell You

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

What Governor Scott Walker isn't mentioning is that less than two weeks into his term as Wisconsin's governor, he pushed through $117 million in tax breaks for business allies of the GOP. There is your "budget crisis."

Speeding in Wisconsin

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The Fight in Wisconsin

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Scott Walker wins his fight in Wisconsin, it is almost certain that some of 36 other states which currently allow collective bargaining for public sector workers will try to follow suit and restrict collective bargaining for public employee unions.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Wisconsin With Lawrence O'Donnell

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to discuss Wisc...

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

Assault on Unions Is an Attack on Basic Civil Rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Across the country, just as in the civil rights movement, people of conscience are holding vigils and protests in support of Wisconsin's public employees. This is a Martin Luther King moment.

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.

Educating for Democracy: On Wisconsin!

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If "fiscal responsibility" means fewer teachers, larger classes, less resources and narrowing the curriculum, then I wonder what "fiscal irresponsibility" could be.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Democratic Senators Have 'Pretty Much Given Up On The Governor'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's public employee unions have agreed to cuts to their health care and pension funds, and a moderate Republican state senator h...

A Tale of Two Cities: Amid Wisc. Protests, Teachers Meet In Denver To Collaborate

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

While the peaceful protests were taking place in Wisconsin, another event was happening in Denver that didn't grab as many headlines and is equally significant.

Millionaire Teachers and Bus Drivers Responsible for Wisconsin's Budget Deficit

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The Tea Party protesters and those that have been inside Madison's Capitol for the last nine days couldn't be more different.

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Wisconsin Shows Need to Move Beyond Scapegoats

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

While political leaders try to find scapegoats to deflect blame for our problems, the American people are ultimately smarter than that. They want and are responsive to compelling solutions to unemployment and economic insecurity.

Need to Fix the Budget Deficit? Charge Those Who Caused It

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Zakarin

We don't have a budget deficit, we have a budget distortion. A case of misplaced priorities. Millionaires over teachers, hospital workers, firefighters. Sounds about right.

The Shameful Spectacle of Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Efforts at union busting and eliminating the right of government workers to organize will not lead to a more constructive discussion of the need for change in this century. Instead we will see further polarization and continued conflict.

Amanda Terkel

Maine State Rep. Heads To Wisconsin To Join Protests: 'It's A Class War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The protests that erupted last week in Wisconsin have attracted attention not only across the United States, but even as far away as Egy...

The Madison Protests: It's Not About the Money

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Wisconsin protests have never been about the money. It's about the politics, about the representation and about the duty that public officials have to treat their constituents who are taxpayers with a minimal degree of respect.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Senators: We're Staying In Illinois Until Governor Agrees To Negotiate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's day four of exile for Wisconsin's Democratic state senators, who crossed state lines in order to stall the expedited passage of Gov...

Walker Refuses To Budge As Madison Protests Continue

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterate...

Wisconsin's Workers Are Fighting for All of Us

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.