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The Wisconsin Fight: Bridging Women, Labor and the Progressive Movement

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today is about our fight: women, labor, the progressive movement. We've come together to support the policies that made this country great -- and the idea that we all do better, when we all do better.

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...

Tea Party Candidate Admits Comparing Public Schools To Nazi Germany

Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

Wisconsin tea party organizer and children's book author Kim Simac has admitted to comparing American public schools to the Nazi regime. Simac, als...

Reading, writing, rollbacks as stimulus ends

Reuters | Karen Pierog | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

RACINE, WI -- The public school system in this city hugging the shore of Lake Michigan is running low on money and options for educating its 21,000 st...

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 ...

Wisconsin Senate Passes Controversial Budget, Sends It To Scott Walker

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mayers MADISON, Wis. - The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate on Thursday night approved a two-year $66 billion state budget ...

Laura Bassett

Scott Walker Tries To Cut Men Out Of Wisconsin Family Planning Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Greg Hartman was waiting tables to support himself through college in the fall of 2010 when his hometown of Manitowoc, Wisc., experienced an outbreak ...

After Controversial Recount, Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Results Certified

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's victory over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg has been certified by the state board that...

In Wisconsin, Everything Must Go

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

It's "Beat the Recall" Days! We might be losing our majority, but we're not losing our nerve! In fact, we're working 24/7 to clear out all our remaining stock of legislation before we have to close our doors for good!

Heroes of Wisconsin

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

The people of Wisconsin owe many thanks to the crowds of a hundred thousand that thronged the state capital at Madison... and to the countless volunteers who took up the challenge.

The Budget and the Unemployed

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

"When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results." -- Attributed to Calvin Coolidge The unemployed in many states have ...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Loss: 19 Counties Flip To Dems In Wis. Supreme Court Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated and corrected. WASHINGTON -- A divisive budget battle between labor unions and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) turned a stat...

Amanda Terkel

A Fresh Victory For Wisconsin's Labor Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) may have won the most recent battle in Madison by securing passage of an anti-union bill, labor ac...

Amanda Terkel

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dealt a major setback Wednesday night in a high-stakes battle over union rights in Wisconsin, labor leaders nevertheless insisted that t...

Sam Stein

Walker Accused Of 'Selectively' Leaking Emails To Make Him Seem Moderate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Wisconsin are accusing Gov. Scott Walker of selectively leaking emails in an effort to come off as more compromising ...

Walker's Budget A 'Smack In The Face' For Wisconsin's Artists

Bloomberg | Esme' E. Deprez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A career in the arts “don’t plant no corn,” Bruce Dethlefsen’s father told him when he was a boy in Kansas City in the 1950s. Soon, his job as...

Greetings From the Great Wisconsin Toolshed!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

MILWAUKEE -- Because it's all so important, because so much is at stake, because the issues on the line here in the Badger State go right to the hear...

Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.

Wisconsin Protests Spark Ad War

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tensions between Wisconsin public employees and Republican Gov. Scott Walker have led to the beginning of an advertising war marked by a volley of com...

Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts

AP/The Huffington Post | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday...

War on Voting: Wisconsin Fights From the Front Lines

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

This war on voting disproportionately impacts young people and is a serious threat to the next generation's ability to participate in the electoral process.

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

Retirees Proud To Stand With Public Workers

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Barbara J. Easterling

In these difficult times, retirees across the country are proud to support public sector workers. We value the work these men and women do every day....

Arthur Delaney

'Magnets In Our Shoulders': The Union Of Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, WIS -- For the past ten days, tens of thousands of union protesters have swarmed the state capitol building in Madison, Wis. to protest Repub...

Sam Stein

Obama Has No Plans To Visit Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has no current plans to visit Wisconsin despite pledging as a presidential candidate to “walk on that picket line” s...