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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...

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

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 ...

Scott Walker Budget Proposal Goes Far Just Beyond Unions

AP | SCOTT BAUER and DAVID LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The showdown over collective bargaining rights for public employees is just the first step in a contentious debate over how to s...

Scott Walker and the Naughty Union Girls Hotline

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thinks Union girls are bad news... and he's looking to get into some trouble. The sexy variety. Bow-chicka-bow-wow. ...

Report from Wisconsin: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Voices never spoke hatefully. But they expressed outrage -- an outrage built up over thirty years in which the rich have become extraordinarily richer and working people poorer.

Attacks on Unions Barking up the Wrong Money Tree

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instead of screaming about the advances public employees have made to preserve health care, job security and economic justice, angry voters should be asking who has been keeping them from obtaining the same.

The Least Funny Prank Call Ever

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The fact that Governor Walker even considered deliberately sending in "troublemakers" into the Capitol to put my safety and the safety of thousands of his other constituents at risk should at the very least be grounds for impeachment.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Dem: Walker's Master Plan Might Have Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) phone conversation may have been with a fake "David Koch," but it's had real consequences for his rela...

Collective Bargaining: Time to Stop the Blame Game!

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If we want to seriously resolve our grave challenges, we must behave like adults and realize that we all will have to make some sacrifices -- not just the most vulnerable among us.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Throws Gasoline on the Fire

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Governor Scott Walker's Tuesday evening threat of "dire consequences" was disingenuous and irresponsible.

Entrapment as Journalism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Kane

The Democrats' move to flee the state is embarrassing. Instead of impassioned pleas, they've fled Madison like some 18th century monarch escaping an angry populace.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Democratic Senators Have 'Pretty Much Given Up On The Governor'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin's public employee unions have agreed to cuts to their health care and pension funds, and a moderate Republican state senator h...

Millionaire Teachers and Bus Drivers Responsible for Wisconsin's Budget Deficit

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The Tea Party protesters and those that have been inside Madison's Capitol for the last nine days couldn't be more different.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Senators: We're Staying In Illinois Until Governor Agrees To Negotiate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's day four of exile for Wisconsin's Democratic state senators, who crossed state lines in order to stall the expedited passage of Gov...

Aaron Rodgers: We Need Your Voice

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

There are moments in history when silence itself becomes a political stand. For Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP quarterback, this is one of those moments.

Wisconsin Governor's Attack on Labor May Backfire on Radical Right

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Walker's plan was a blitzkrieg attack to catch the opposition with its defenses down.

Wisconsin Protests Surge, Pitting Labor Against Lawmakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Protests in Wisconsin continue to surge Friday, even as reports from Thursday evening claimed as many as 25,000 demonstrators had taken to the state's...

As Wisconsin Schools Open, Teachers Gear Up For Protests In Idaho, Florida

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: It's back to school for Madison schools today for the first time in a week. Teachers are planning on discussing the protests in an objective w...

Governor Walker, Welcome to the Show

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

We're not Egyptians, it turns out -- we won't wait 30 years to make our objections known. That was a tough lesson for the Democrats in November, and just three months later it's turning out to be a tough lesson for Republicans as well.

Amanda Terkel

DNC Expands Role In Labor Protests To Ohio, Indiana

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker's ef...

Labor Movements Under Attack in Madison, Wisconsin

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Republican Governor Scott Walker is wasting time attacking working folks instead of seeking honest, sustainable solutions to his budget shortfalls. It is a con game, pure and simple.

Lila Shapiro

Police Dispatched As Democratic Lawmakers Flee Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday fled the statehouse in an effort to prevent legislators from reaching a quorum and passing a bill put forth by Gov. Sc...

PHOTOS: Wisconsin Budget Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of protesters gathered in Madison in reaction to Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial new budget proposal. HuffPost's Amanda Terkel report...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Faces Backlash For Threatening Public Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Public employees around the country have become the nation's scapegoats for the rough economy, with many Republican politicians in recen...