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Tommy Thompson's Secret Talks With Scott Walker

Ruth Conniff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Ruth Conniff

As the political crisis was brewing in Wisconsin last winter, Governor Scott Walker rebuffed former governor Tommy Thompson's advice to reach a compromise with public employee unions, according to a state senator as well as a friend of Thompson's who was involved in the political drama at the time.

The Top 10 PR Blunders Of 2011

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
Rich Robinson

Some blunders are unavoidable; often they are self-inflicted. One thing's for certain: 2011 provided some stunning examples of public relations disasters.

Walker's Failure To Keep Promise Could Create Recall Hurdle

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has made little progress fulfilling a campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs over four years, makin...

Wisconsin Senate Leader Confronted By Recall Supporter

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) came under fire this week for a campaign email he sent on behalf of Republican Governor S...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Opponents Reach Big Milestone In Recall Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In just one month, Democrats have collected more than a half-million signatures from Wisconsinites hoping to kick Gov. Scott Walker (R) ...

John Celock

Lawmaker Says Governing Next Year Will Be 'Very Difficult'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

In Wisconsin, as the state's assembly speaker seeks higher office and several recall elections ramp up, the governor's mansion and control of the stat...

New Ad Reminds Voters Of Major Scott Walker Fail

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin State Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) is releasing a new ad featuring clips of the infamous prank call between Gov. Scott Walker (R) and a jou...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Opponents Collect 300K Signatures In 12 Days For Recall Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced on Monday evening that they have collected more than 300,000 signa...

New Report: Michigan Economy Is Moving "Significantly Backward" By Hiking Taxes on the Poor

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy ...

Group Opposing Governor's Recall Outed

Caledonia Patch | Denise Lockwood | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

"We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid signatures on them," Ross said. "We inten...

Scott Walker Recall Activists Targeted By Threats, Thefts

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The fight over a potential recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) took a dark twist over the past week, as anti-Walker activists reported receiving...

Walker Recall Rally Planned

Shorewood Patch | Adam W. McCoy | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

With hopes the surge continues, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, United Wisconsin and liberal group We Are Wisconsin plan to conjure up more support...

Scott Walker Recall Effort May Be Sabotaged

Patch.com | By Denise Lockwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Residents who signed legitimate recall petitions may never have them counted by the Government Accountability Board....

Protesters Rally At Scott Walkers Home

Patch.com | By Jim Price | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A crowd that eventually grew to about 1,000 descended Tuesday evening on the block where Gov. Scott Walker and his family live in Wauwatosa, kicking o...

Bell Rings For Main Event In Wisconsin Recalls

Menomonee Falls, WI Patch | Carl Engelking and Lyssa Beyer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

The dust just settled after a series of heated state Senate recall elections over the summer, but those were just the prelude to the main event....

John Celock

Tea Party-Backed Lieutenant Governor Could Make History

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

The recall campaign launched against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) could also make the state's Tea Party-backed lieutenant governor the first state ...

Group Organizing Walker Recall Gets Cyberattacked

Patch.com | By Mark Maley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Just hours before the official start of the drive to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, the group spearheading the effort said that its w...

John Celock

Scott Walker Making Campaign Moves During 'Monday Night Football'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

On Monday night, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will kick off his campaign to beat a recall effort ahead of recall petitions due to be mailed out Tue...

Pajama Parties For Scott Walker Recall Effort

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Political foes hoping to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker over his moves to significantly curb union rights in Wisconsin plan...

Official Walker Recall Effort Gets Off To A Surprising Start

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The first official recall petition against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was filed Friday, kicking off a period of unlimited campaign fundraising that w...

Recall Walker Gains Momentum

Jim Worth | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin's Voter ID Law Faces Court Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification when they go to the polls is being challenged in court, with a nonpart...

Scott Walker Recall Petitions To Start Nov. 15

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

The state Senate recall elections that captured the attention of the state and country earlier this year may have just been preludes to the main event...

Scott Walker Recall Effort Kicks Off Next Month

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — An effort to recall Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over his contentious union rights law will begin Nov. 15, Democrats a...

Is Scott Walker John Doe?

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin has been riveted in recent days by reports that more of Governor Scott Walker's top aides may be implicated in a secret "John Doe" investigation into potentially illegal campaign practices during Walker's 2010 gubernatorial race.