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Governor Scott Walker

Teachers Maligned As 'Radicals' In Pro-Scott Walker Flyer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A conservative group in Milwaukee helped produce an anti-teacher flyer that identified the names and salaries of Janesville, Wis., public-school teach...

ALEC in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

But what has the Walker/ALEC agenda gotten Wisconsin residents? Rather than delivering the 10,000 new businesses and 250,000 jobs, Walker is down 4,338 businesses from when he took office and the state ranks dead last in job creation according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Was GOP's 'Middle Ground': Republican Leader

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Jeff Fitzgerald, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin state assembly, assumed that Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of collective bargaining rights in ...

Aging Citizens Contribute to National Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."

Walker's War Against Workers Spreads to the Private Sector

Roger Bybee | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Roger Bybee

Labor observers are noting the second recent case of a Wisconsin manufacturing company very deliberately provoking a strike to gain the insertion of a "right-to-work" provision, suggesting that Gov. Scott Walker's attack on public employee rights is spreading to the private sector.

Polling Place Confusion Reported In Wisconsin

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

The unusual rules of Tuesday's historic recall primary election are creating some confusion among voters throughout southeastern Wisconsin, according ...

Walker Opponents Take Different Approaches To Recall

Wauwatosa Patch | Jim Price | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Where Falk and Barrett differ is not as much in their ultimate policy aims, but in their approaches. Falk entered the race in mid-January, almost t...

Paul Ryan Says Scott Walker Has 'Courage'

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

When it comes the Wisconsin recall elections, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says it's really all about courage. "I think courage is on the ballot," he said i...

Scott Walker's Opponents Release Fundraising Totals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, two of the Democratic candidates challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (...

GOP 'Rock Star' To Campaign For Scott Walker

Sussex Patch | Andy Ambrosius | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - often dubbed one of the "rock stars" of the Republican party - is headed to Wisconsin next month to campaign for Gov....

Walker Is the "False Statement" Champion

Jon Richards | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Richards

Earlier this year during a televised visit to a conservative think tank in Washington, Walker said he was a "great believer in the truth" as he tried to defend his terrible record as governor. Politifact hasn't rated this Walker statement yet, but this one's easy. It gets a Pants-on-Fire False.

Wisconsin Democrats Face Off In Recall Forum

Caledonia Patch | Patch Staff | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk - the two top Democratic candidates vying for governor in the upcoming recall elections - will be exchanging their views...

Amanda Terkel

Leading Figure In Wisconsin's 'War On Women' Challenged To Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Aside from Gov. Scott Walker, no one personifies the "war on women" in Wisconsin for progressives more than state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Defends Repealing Equal Pay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday defended his recent decision to repeal the state's 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, saying tha...

Right-Wing 'Rock Star' Walker Huddles With Wealthy, Famous

AP | SCOTT BAUER and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — The preacher's son laughed and joked as he took a seat among the biggest players in Oklahoma politics, some of whom paid $10,000...

Let's Get Women Out of the Red

Gerald McEntee | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

No public official should have to stop and think about pay equity. It's the right thing to do. And it's the smart thing to do. When women do not get paid fairly, we all suffer.

Equal Pay Is About Economic Security For Middle Class Families

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Let's pledge to make sure that this day continues to move earlier and earlier in the year until women don't have to work even one day more than men to earn the same wage.

Walker's GOP Foe Says He's Legit

Caledonia Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a scruffy-haired 23-year-old political activist who used to serve pizza at the Children’s Museum in Madison until a few weeks ago...

Election Official Ordered Out Of Recall Following Troubles

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

It's two strikes and out for Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, whose latest Election Day pickle led County Executive Dan Vrakas to relieve her of...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Democrats Fight To Face Off Against Scott Walker In Recall

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's GOP presidential primary in Wisconsin may have attracted significant national attention, but within the state, Republicans are...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Proposes End To Wisconsin-Style Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican legislator in New Jersey has introduced a bill that she said would not allow her colleagues to repeat the actions of Democrats in Wiscons...

Romney Predicts Wisconsin Victory

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

FITCHBURG, Wis. -- Mitt Romney appeared confident Saturday about his chances of winning the Wisconsin GOP presidential primary during a campaign stop ...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Mayor Jumps Into Scott Walker Recall Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) announced on Friday that he is jumping into the recall race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), s...

Mitt Romney Throws Support Behind Scott Walker In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney used a Wednesday tele-town hall with Wisconsin voters to give a strong endorsement to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican who is fig...

Journalists Participate in Democracy; Gannett Cowers

Dave Saldana | Posted 05.27.2012 | Media
Dave Saldana

Leaving aside the false, quaint conceit that journalists are neutral, Gannett has tacitly admitted that this action was motivated not by some high standard of journalism ethics, but by fear that some political bullies might call them biased.