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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.

GOP Lawmakers Making It Harder To Hold Recall Elections

Patch | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Even with record unemployment and minimal job growth across the country, there is still one business that has demonstrated it is recession-proof: poli...

Scott Walker Law Keeps Unions At Bay

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin will no longer be obligated to bargain with its largest public employee unions aft...

Scott Walker Under Scrutiny In Wisconsin Corruption Probe After FBI Raid On Top Official's Home

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday all he knows about FBI agents seizing items from the home of one of his top agency officials...

Wisconsin Worker Fired for Email on Free Voter IDs

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

A Wisconsin worker was fired last Thursday for reminding fellow workers that photo IDs required for voting are free under Wisconsin law.

Doubled Retirement Exodus - Nearly 5,000 Wisconsin Teachers Leave After Cuts

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

MADISON, Wis. -- When students return Thursday for the first day of school across Wisconsin, many familiar faces will be gone, as teachers chose retir...

A Grass Root's Win in Wisconsin

Jim Worth | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The recall elections, though described as a waste of time by Governor Scott Walker, was democracy in action, exactly the political battles our founder's envisioned.

Wisconsin Recalls Leave Both Republicans And Democrats Claiming Victory

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Recall elections prompted by anger over lawmaker handling of a proposal to curb union rights let Wisconsin Democrats narrow the Repub...

WATCH: Scott Walker Reacts To Wisconsin Recall Election Results

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday to discuss the outcome of Tuesday's recall elections, wh...

Sam Stein

Famed Green Bay Packer Urges Wisconsin Voters To Recall Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday for the first of two critical recall election days, the labor backed coalition We Are Wisc...

Paige Lavender

Wisconsin Recall Elections: A Breakdown Of The Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a highly contentious seven-month battle, all but one of the nine recalled Wisconsin state Senators will fight to keep their se...

How the GOP Is Fast Becoming the Poll Taxing Party of Jim Crow

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

No one would be foolish enough to argue that the 2012 elections will be a cakewalk for either side. It will be tough, it will be dirty, it will be expensive, and it will be close. So, what is the GOP doing to tilt this relatively level playing field to its advantage?

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress De...

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

Storm Strands 1,000 Travelers, Plus Wisconsin Gov., Overnight In Airport

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel

A severe storm hit the Denver area on Wednesday night, stranding 1,000 passengers at the Denver airport. A 15-minute hail storm hit the airport b...

Amanda Terkel

The Story Of The Wisconsin 14

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

This report is part II in a two-part series on a behind-the-scenes look at the Wisconsin collective bargaining fight. Read part I here. WASHINGTON ...

Amanda Terkel

The Wisconsin Collective Bargaining Fight: Behind The Scenes

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

This report is part I in a two-part series on a behind-the-scenes look at the Wisconsin collective bargaining fight. Read part II here. WASHINGTON ...

Amanda Terkel

Activists Gear Up For Wisconsin Recalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Wisconsin was a central theme at the dueling conservative and progressive conferences for online activists here, with both sides...

California: Where the Democratic Governor Triangulates Against Democrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

Governor Jerry Brown's veto of the budget passed by the Democratic majority in the legislature, (as draconian in terms of gutting public resources as any in the nation), has tipped his hand: Jerry's triangulating.

History in the Making

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

While people of color and the traditionally marginalized make enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways.

Wisconsin DoJ Claims Judge Exceeded Authority By Striking Down Anti-Union Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Attorneys for Republican lawmakers asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a judge's order blocking the state's ...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Erect 'Walkerville' Tent City At State Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In February and March, thousands of protesters flooded the Wisconsin Capitol, sleeping in the building overnight and filling the dome wi...

Wisconsin Republicans Re-Open Fight Over Collective Bargaining

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers have re-opened the fight over collective bargaining rights. The Legislature's budget committee voted early ...

Voter Fraud: Even One Case?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

What these governors with the large "R"s after their names have been doing is pushing for laws, and then signing laws, that make it more and more difficult for some of their fellow citizens to cast a vote.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin judge struck down the state's controversial anti-collective bargaining law on Thursday, but Democratic state senators say th...