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Scott Walker Signs Strict Abortion Bill

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed a contentious Republican bill Friday that would require women seeking abortions to undergo an ultras...

Social Media Buzz-meter #2: How Social-savvy Is Gov. Pat Quinn?

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today we look at how Gov. Pat Quinn...

Efforts to Deliver 'Kill Shot' to Paid Sick Leave Tied to ALEC

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Advocates have helped pass paid sick day laws in cities like San Francisco, Washington D.C., Seattle and Portland, but big business has been pushing back.

Scott Brown Is On Chris Christie's Side

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) announced on Twitter Friday that he will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). Heading back 2...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin: Controversial Scott Walker Decision 'Driven By Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is going after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for rejecting the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medcaid,...

Scott Walker Transferred Thousands To Legal Fund

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Daniel Bice | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker transferred $40,000 in campaign funds late last year to his legal fund set up to pay two high-priced criminal defense lawyers to rep...

Jason Cherkis

Paul Ryan Staff Emails Show Sensitivity To Stimulus Hypocrisy Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late September 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's office notified Rep. Paul Ryan's office with some good news. The U.S. Department o...

Walker's New Koch Connection

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is slated to be the "special guest" at a New York Republican Party fundraiser co-hosted by billionaire David Koch next...

Scott Walker Advises Paul Ryan

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

As the nation approaches Thursday's vice presidential debate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the best thing U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan can do is be Paul Ry...

Scott Walker: More Paul Ryan Needs To 'Rub Off' On Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the Republican Party's rising stars, has repeatedly criticized Mitt Romney for being too cautious. He hoped that w...

Chicago Teachers Union vs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (The Democrats' Scott Walker?)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Joseph A. Palermo

The timing of the strike couldn't be worse for the Democrats, and therefore packs a potent punch nationally because it lays bare how toxic the relationship between teachers and Democratic Party leaders has become in recent years.

Scott Walker Opposes 'Outrageous' Republican

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin should drop out of the race after Akin made controversial comments ...

With Ryan on the Ticket, "Blue" Wisconsin -- and a Whole Lot More -- Is In Play

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

With Paul Ryan on the ticket, Mitt Romney now has a good shot at winning Wisconsin, a state that hasn't gone Republican in nearly 30 years.

Scott Walker Gets 'Very Prominent Role' At Republican National Convention

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will get a high-profile speaking spot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., giving one o...

Scott Walker Visits Chicago, Offers Advice On Pension Reforms

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to a neighboring state also known for its fair share of gubernatorial drama Monday. After sp...

The Great Retirement Squeeze: Pension Cuts Mean Poverty for Future Elders

Paul Kleyman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Kleyman

As Americans look at their teetering retirement future, they might ask their political and media leaders, "What'll these budget cuts do my children and grandchildren when they retire -- and our community?"

Workers Lose in Wisconsin

El Chanclaso | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

While the national media covered the Wisconsin recall election, very few outlets reported on the vast difference between funds raised. More often than not, money trumps everything in electoral outcomes and Wisconsin elections are no different.

Wisconsin and America's Identity Crisis

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

There's a struggle going on here, and it's not isolated to the Badger State. We may not be reading headlines about it yet, but in every state in America, a similar fight is brewing -- the fight over just exactly what kind of country we want to be.

John Celock

GOP Denies Voter Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Republicans are saying they are not behind a voter fraud allegation tied to a phone number registered to the party. A spokesman for the ...

Luke Johnson

Allen West's Wisconsin Recall Post Mysteriously Absent

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

A Facebook post by Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) saying the Wisconsin recall election is "not so much about Governor Scott Walker" is no longer available o...

Conservative Talker Fears Impact If Scott Walker Loses

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

A conservative radio host in Kansas told listeners Monday that he fears for a more liberal Midwest if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) loses in Tuesday...

8 Reasons Scott Walker Should Be Fired... Into Space

Andy McDonald | Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Total Recall. That's what many in Wisconsin are hoping for. Not like the film, where Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are fired out onto a vacuous Martian mountainside. No, total recall, as in, just across-the-ticket fired from the state.

Will Scott Walker Be Given a Pink Slip, an Orange Jumpsuit or a Second Chance?

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The question today is, how much do voters know about the John Doe investigation, and how much do they care?

Is 'Right to Work' Next on Scott Walker's Agenda?

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5. Right to Work laws weaken unions by allowing members to opt out of paying dues.

Amanda Terkel

National Parties Step Up Last-Ditch Efforts In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week until Wisconsin voters decide the fate of Gov. Scott Walker (R), the national parties are stepping up their involv...