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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...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Quietly Consolidating Power In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker is steadily remaking the Wisconsin government, implementing conservative ideals and quietly consolidating p...

Amanda Terkel

Dems Complain Of 'Shots For Signatures' Deals In Wisconsin Recall Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to gather enough signatures to trigger recall elections of state senators in Wisconsin, some backers are turning to peculia...

Amanda Terkel

Sarah Palin Headed To Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to address a Tea Party rally at the state Capitol, a site that has more recently hosted...

Andrea Stone

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls For Solidarity In Face Of Anti-Union Push By Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

One day after Wisconsin voters turned out in force for a judicial election widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s law ending collective...

Amanda Terkel

Was Wisconsin Election A Referendum On Scott Walker?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory on Wednesday over conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser in the Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election A Dead Heat

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin Supreme Court election that offered the public its first formal opportunity to weigh in on the national fight over union ...

"We Are One" Rallies Across America

Miles Rapoport | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The conservative assault on the budget, the health care law, unions, public broadcasting, and the rights of women has predictably continued. Less unpredictable was the powerful response by millions of people.

A Transformational Strategy for American Labor

Thomas Kochan | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

If labor fails after rebuffing the worst of these attacks, the slow decline in private‐sector unionism will be mirrored by a similar decline in the public sector that accelerates the race to the bottom for the American economy.

Gov. Pat Quinn Gives Illinois Health Care Reform a Big, Fat Push Forward

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In Illinois, on the one-year anniversary of the new federal health law, Governor Pat Quinn has been blazing forward to implement its provisions.

Wisconsin Emails Show GOP Considered Ways To Punish Dems

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Everything from taking away computers to denying a year of service in the state retirement system was considered to punish the 14 Wis...

Scott Walker is Trying to Sell Wisconsin

Eric Brunsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Brunsell

The controversy in Wisconsin is about breaking the back of labor unions. This is about vilifying and silencing public workers. This is about selling Wisconsin.

The Sleeping Giant Has Been Roused

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

In states across the country, the overreach of Republican governors has rallied hard-working Americans together in mass protests. While many conservat...