Wisconsin governor unveils deep spending cuts (Reuters)
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Reuters - Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in spending on Tuesday, and he said the cuts could be even worse if Democrats continue to block his plan to curb the power of public sector unions. ...

Did Wisconsin governor overreach in union battle?
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Some political experts have said that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in a battle with public employee unions over the right to collective bargaining, has overreached in his attempts to shore up the state's budget shortfall. ...

Wisconsin governor unveils deep spending cuts
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MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker unveiled on Tuesday a budget that makes deep cuts in spending, and he said that if Democrats continue to block his proposal to curb the power of public sector unions local governme ...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Unveils Full Budget With Deep Cuts
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MADISON, Wis. — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday presented his full budget – a plan that cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local government b ...

CNN Forwards Idea of 'Overreach' By Gov. Walker Through Quoted 'Experts'
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CNN's Ed Hornick apparently couldn't find anyone who disagreed with the notion that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker " overreached " in his push to eliminate collective bargaining for public sector unions. Hornick's Tuesday article quoted from two po ...

'Wisconsin's Broke,' Governor Says, Unveiling Budget
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Gov. Scott Walker's plan cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and government but avoids tax or fee increases, furloughs or widespread layoffs — as long as legislators pass his controversial plan to strip public employees of most collective barg ...

Wis. governor to reveal full budget proposal
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepared Tuesday to unveil full details of his two-year budget plan, which is expected to contain pa ...

Reader takes stand with Wis. governor
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I am 100 percent behind Gov. Scott Walker and encourage him to consider the following when dealing with the union thugs in Wisconsin, "What would Ronald Reagan do?" ...

Video: Ohio and Wisconsin unions rally
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Thousands of Ohio union members rallied today as Republicans in the state legislature attempt to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights, reflective of budget cuts also unveiled by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today. (Nightly ...

GOP Governors stand with Governor Walker
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The Republican Governors Association has a new television ad defending Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his Kerfuffle with the Obama campaign machine, and Obama's suddenly stealthy union support, over certain Bargaining rights for Wisconsin... Dan Spen ...

Scott Walker's Budget Address: Light on Detail, but Plenty to Provoke Twitter
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget address met with outrage on Twitter, even as the governor emphasized his belief in cooperation despite differences. ...

Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Speech of Doom: What to Expect from the Wisconsin Address
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Gov. Scott Walker's budget speech, scheduled for this afternoon, will outline deep cuts to schools and local governments. Will he have equally tough words for missing Senate Democrats? ...

Did the New York Times and CBS News ask leading questions to twist Wisconsin polling data results? (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - The New York Times and CBS News have released a general public poll on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan as it relates to public sector unions, and critics are saying the poll results don’t necessarily support the conclusions d ...

Unions winning battle for public opinion in Wisconsin (The Fast Fix)
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The Fast Fix - A plurality of people nationwide side with labor unions over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) in the ongoing budget standoff in the Badger State, according to a new Pew Poll. ...

Gov. To Outline Plan To Close Wis. Budget Gap
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Host Melissa Block talks to NPR's David Schaper. Schaper discusses Governor Scott Walker's budget address in Wisconsin Tuesday, which he'll make before a joint session of the Legislature. But there will be 14 empty chairs — where the Democratic state ...

What's Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker going to say in his budget speech?
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker aims to close a two-year $3.6 billion budget shortfall. Walker has drawn national attention for taking on labor unions, so his budget will be closely watched. ...

Wisconsin governor to outline ultimate intentions in budget
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Madison, Wis.— Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers, will get another chance to bolster his national conservative cre ...

Wisconsin governor unveils budget
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposes a budget that would cut school spending and public worker compensation, amid union protests. ...

New Polls Bring More Bad News for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
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The public nationally and in Wisconsin remain unimpressed with the governor. ...

Wis. governor proposes deep cuts for schools (AP)
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AP - After focusing for weeks on his proposal to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday presented his full budget — a plan that cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local government but avoids ...

Wisconsin’s Walker Seeks 22,000 Job Cuts
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed cutting almost 22,000 state jobs over two years and requiring workers to contribute more to their health and retirement plans to close a $3.6 billion budget deficit. ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to outline ultimate intentions in budget
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most... ...

Rick Scott Competes With Scott Walker For Most Isolated GOP Governor
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WASHINGTON -- The theatrics of Wisconsin's ongoing budget protests have left the impression that there is no more isolated governor in the country than Scott Walker. ...

Scott Walker Wisconsin Budget Address [LIVE STREAM]
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After weeks of protests, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is unveiling his full budget plan in a live address. ...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is on the right course
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Bill Belew Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is on the right course when it comes to dealing with his work force. He is acting like a CEO of a corporation, not a favor-granting politician.Many state employees are upset with this plan to cut spending b ...

Wis. governor outlines budget
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GOP Gov. Scott Walker's budget is a two-year, $59.3 billion plan that contains significant cuts ...

Wisconsin governor set to deliver steep budget cuts (Reuters)
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Reuters - Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker was expected to deliver a budget proposal on Tuesday that would cut state spending and includes a contentious move to reduce the rights of public sector labor unions. ...

Wisconsin State Rep. Litjens reacts to Democrat telling her she was ‘fucking dead’ (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Republican Wisconsin State Rep. Michelle Litjens gave her first national interview to address reports that Democratic Rep. Gordon Hintz told her she was “fucking dead” after she voted for Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan. Talking with c ...

If Gov. Scott Walker prevails, will Wisconsin look more like the South?
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The South's small-government, pro-business, boot-strap ideals are drawing jobs to states in the region. That economic model may hold appeal for Wisconsin's Scott Walker and other Northern GOP governors. But it also has a dark side. ...

The Media Consortium: Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital
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By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the Capitol building of hundreds of peaceful protesters who have been occupying the site to protest Gov ...

Michael Brune: United We Stand for Solutions
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When workers began protesting Governor Scott Walker's attempt to bust the public employee unions in Wisconsin, I was proud to say that the Sierra Club stands firmly behind the right to organize and bargain collectively.By now it's obvious that Walker ...

Wis. governor outlines budget
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Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday outlined a $59.3 billion, two-year budget plan that would cut $749 million in aid to schools over that ... ...

Wis. governor to outline more cuts
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will unveil today the rest of his plan, which includes curtailing union power, for dealing with the state's budget woes. ...

Wisconsin governor set to deliver steep budget cuts
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MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Republican Governor Scott Walker was expected to deliver a budget on Tuesday that cuts Wisconsin state spending for local communities, schools and other programs to close a $3.6 billion projected deficit. ...

Gov. Walker to outline ultimate intentions in lean Wisconsin budget
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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision for the state's future. Now he's ready to reveal the rest. ...

Wisconsin governor set to deliver steep budget cuts (Reuters)
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Reuters - Republican Governor Scott Walker was expected to deliver a budget on Tuesday that cuts Wisconsin state spending for local communities, schools and other programs to close a $3.6 billion projected deficit. ...

New Polls Find Support For Public Employee Unions
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WASHINGTON -- As protests continue over the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees in Wisconsin, two new independent national media surveys released Monday night find Americans taking the side of ...

Scott Walker proposes deep cuts to schools
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Wisconsin governor at center of debate over collective bargaining proposes $1.5 billion in cuts to schools, government ...

Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers, will get another chance to bolster his national conservati ...

Wisconsin governor to announce $1 billion in budget cuts
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will announce $1 billion dollars in budget cuts over the next two years in a speech before a joint session of the state legislature this afternoon. ...

This is NOT What Democracy Looks Like: Silencing Dissent In Wisconsin
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First Governor Scott Walker announced that he was attaching to a budget-repair bill a scheme to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for state, county and municipal employees in Wisconsin. ...

Open Thread: Charles Koch Hits Back
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In a column in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Charles Koch - co-owner of Koch Industries, patron of various libertarian groups, and the left's designated villian in Wisconsin - hit back at the conspiracy theorists alleging that he is behind eff ...

Gov. Walker to Present Budget
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker will propose a two-year budget that's expected to cut more than $1 billion in state aid to schools and local governments. Separately, a judge orders the Capitol building in Madison reopened. ...

What is Included in Gov. Walker's Budget Repair Bill? (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - Wisconsin Senate and Assembly Bill 11, known as the Budget Repair Bill, has been the source of demonstrations and debate since its introduction on Feb. 11. Fourteen Democratic senators left the state preventing the bill from bein ...

The Caucus: Why Comparisons of Walker and Christie Don't Hold Up
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A lot of people have been pairing New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, with Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, but there are significant differences between the two governors and their two states. ...

Why Comparisons of Walker and Christie Don't Hold Up
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A lot of people have been pairing New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, with Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, but there are significant differences between the two governors and their two states. ...

Wisconsin legislature pushing for prank call ban
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A week after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker received a phony call, state legislators push for a ban on spoof calling ...

Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers, will get another chance to bolster his national conservative credentials when h ...

Jon Stewart explains how teachers have become the scapegoat for budget deficits
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Ryan Witt Last night Jon Stewart once more brought a fresh perspective to the dominant news story of the day. For the past two weeks tens of thousands of protesters in Wisconsin have come out in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bi ...

Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget
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MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for his plan to take away most collective bargaining rights from public workers, will get another chance to bolster his national conservative cred ...

New Wisconsin budget due as state tries to patch old one
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Facing a flood of red ink and embroiled in an effort to curb the collective bargaining rights of most public workers, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to unveil his new state budget on Tuesday. ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the Mad City Machiavelli
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Walker is aiming to break the back of organized labor for all the world to watch. ...

Wisconsin, Unions, and Public Opinion Polls
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A national Gallup survey released last week suggested that a majority of Americans oppose measures like the one proposed in Wisconsin that would restrict collective bargaining rights for public employees. ...

Wisconsin budget to be presented tomorrow by Governor Scott Walker – Pics
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Bill Belew Governor Scott Walker is going to unveil his budget for Wisconsin tomorrow, March 1 2011.Watch Governor Walker explain his collective bargaining.Public employees would be getting a significant pay cut under the new budget. However, if the ...

Wis. governor to outline intentions in budget
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision for the state's future. Now he's ready to reveal the rest. ...

Governor gives Wisconsin Democrats an ultimatum
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MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a ...

Wisconsin Dispute Exposes Catholic Split On Unions
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By Piet LevyReligion News Service (RNS) The fierce budget battle in Wisconsin that's pitting unions against Republican Gov. Scott Walker has also pitted the state's top Roman Catholic bishops against each other in a series of public exchanges over th ...

Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I’ll lay off 1,500
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is ratcheting up the pressure on 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state two weeks ago to avoid voting on a bill that critics call a deliberate attempt to kill many of the state’s public unions. Without the the 14 senat ...

Dues and don'ts
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W the Wisconsin Gen eral Assembly voted to pass Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, the Democratic legislators made themselves indistinguishable from the protesters surrounding the assembly floor. They wore the same pro-union orange T-shirts. The ...

Wisconsin governor gives Democrats ultimatum (Reuters)
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Reuters - Republican Governor Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or have the state would miss out on a huge de ...

Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I'll lay off 1,500
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state Legislature can't attend to crucial fiscal business while 14 Senate Democrats remain out of state to avoid a vote on a bill that would clip union rights. If the stalemate drags out, Walker said he'll have to ...

First Wisconsin, Now Ohio
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All that talk about Wisconsin being a potential test case for the rest of the country might be right, as now Ohio’s Senate is preparing for a vote this week that could end collective bargaining for public-sector workers in the name of—you guessed it ...

Wis. Gov Scott Walker warns time is running out
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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker’s office says the option of refinancing debt in order to save $165 million will be lost if Senate Democrats do not return and pass the bill by Tuesday. Democrats left town on Feb. 17 to delay indefinitely a vote on ...

Wis. Governor To Outline Budget Amid Ongoing Crisis
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Republican Gov. Scott Walker's two-year spending plan will likely include major cuts to schools and local governments to help close a projected $3.6 billion budget shortfall. State funding for schools is expected to fall by $900 million — a 9 percent ...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker To Outline Budget Tomorrow
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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision for the state's future. Now he's ready to reveal the rest. ...

Speaker Boehner claims unions have 'machine gun' to heads of officials
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Ryan Witt Today Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) used his strongest language yet in describing the conflict over collective bargaining in Wisconsin. For the past two weeks tens of thousands of protesters have gone to Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin ...

Missing Wisconsin Dems Rely Heavily on Union Campaign Dollars - Where's the Outrage?
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Since the budget battle began in Wisconsin, so-called journalists have attacked Governor Scott Walker as a union-busting shill representing big corporate donors such as the Koch brothers. The much bigger story media have ignored - that the 14 Democr ...

Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget (AP)
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AP - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's explosive proposal to take nearly all collective bargaining rights away from most public workers represents just one piece of his vision for the state's future. Now he's ready to reveal the rest. ...

Poll: Gov. Walker would lose election if held today
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A Public Policy Polling survey released on Monday showed that if Wisconsin governor’s election were held today, Walker would lose. A New York Times/ CBS News poll, also released on Monday, shows that 60% of Americans nationwide are against... Maryann ...

Gov. Walker’s basis for stripping collective bargaining rights contains major false premise
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Syracuse University law professor and journalist David Cay Johnston writes in an editorial for Tax.com that a major premise on which the debate over public unions’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin has been built is an outright lie. Wisconsi ...

Walker Gives Ultimatum to Wisconsin Democrats Stalling Vote
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gave an ultimatum to Senate Democrats who fled to Illinois to delay a bill curbing collective bargaining for public employees: Come back or cost the state $165 million in bond refinancing. ...

Why the Right Attacked Unions, ACORN and Planned Parenthood (The Nation)
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The Nation - The Nation -- For the past two weeks, all eyes have been glued to Madison, Wisconsin. The collective and joyful resistance to Governor Scott Walker’s power-grabbing budget bill has inspired the demoralized progressive base and put the co ...

Wisconsin Do-Over? Scott Walker Would Lose if Election Held Today, Poll Finds
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A Public Policy Polling survey finds that Wisconsin voters would vote for Democratic candidate Tom Barrett in a do-over against Gov. Scott Walker. ...

Will Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Doom Public Sector Unions?
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Does the Wisconsin fight mark the beginning of the end? ...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Threatens Layoffs, $1 Billion in Cuts to Schools
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Republican Governor Scott Walker is taking Wisconsin's education system hostage, and if the Democrat ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Didn't Campaign on Union-Busting
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The Wisconsin governor didn't campaign on breaking the unions. ...

Governor's ultimatum to Wisconsin unions tests Republican power
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The showdown between Wisconsin's Republican governor and his Democratic and public employee opponents has grown only fiercer in a state budget battle that has turned into the biggest national controversy over unions and their rights since Ronald Rea ...

Madison, Wisconsin protestors gaining momentum at Capitol – Pics
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Bill Belew The protests over Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin House of Representatives anti-union budget legislation garnered more than 70,000 people in and around the Capitol building.See the photo gallery here.It was very crowded with all t ...

Wisconsin Gov. Walker pushes back against Obama criticism
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Walker refutes Obama's claim that public employees were "denigrated or vilified" under his policies ...

Protesters defy efforts to clear Wisconsin Capitol
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters who spent the night in Wisconsin's Capitol vowed Monday to remain as long as necessary to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end most collective bargaining rights and demonstrate against his budget. Mr. W ...

New poll shows Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) now losing to Democratic challenger
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Ryan Witt Just 57 days after he was sworn into office, a new survey from Public Policy Polling shows Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) badly trailing his Democratic challenger last fall. According to the poll, if the election were held again today Walker ...

Joe Scarborough: Scott Walker's Stand Against Collective Bargaining 'Seems Kind of Un-American To Me'
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Joe Scarborough's "intuitive gut reaction" to the mess in Wisconsin is that Gov. Walker's holdout against union pleas for collective bargaining "seems kind of un-American" to him. It supposedly pained the self-described small-government conservative ...

Wisconsin Union Fight Shows How Bosses Divide and Conquer Workers
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Gov. Scott Walker's premise is that the governor knows best, and the workers should know their place. ...

Gov. Scott Walker's Secret Weapon: The Wisconsin Veto
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A compromise over union collective bargaining rights is made that much harder by Walker's unusual veto power ...

Wisconsin's Walker to absent Democrats: 24 hours to return
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MADISON, Wisc. (Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said on Monday that absent senate Democrats have 24 hours to return and vote on a measure to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state will miss out on opportunity to ref ...

Protesters Are Locked Out of Wisconsin Capitol
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About 60 demonstrators still inside the building said they had no intention of ending their showdown with Gov. Scott Walker.br ...

Protesters defy efforts to clear Wisconsin Capitol
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MADISON, Wis. - Protesters who spent the night in Wisconsin's Capitol vowed today to remain as long as necessary to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end most collective bargaining rights and demonstrate against his budget. ...

Obama, speaking out on Wisconsin labor standoff, says public employees should not lose rights
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President Obama, addressing the National Governors Assn., says it does no good 'when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon.' In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker says if wayward Democrats don't return in 24 hours, ...

Wisconsin's Walker to absent Democrats: 24 hours to return (Reuters)
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Reuters - Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said on Monday that absent senate Democrats have 24 hours to return and vote on a measure to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state will miss out on opportunity to refinance its debt. ...

Protesters defy efforts to clear Wisconsin Capitol
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(02-28) 07:59 PST Madison, Wis. (AP) -- Protesters who spent the night in Wisconsin's Capitol vowed Monday to remain as long as necessary to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to end most collective bargaining... ...

Should Unions or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Blink First?
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In Wisconsin, neither Gov. Scott Walker and pro-union protesters seem willing to budge. ...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
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The Wisconsin governor, a Republican, is at the center of a workers' rights protest. ...

Efforts of Wisconsin Republicans recall Lincoln and Reagan, according to Michele Bachmann
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Rep. Michele Bachmann told radio host Mark Levin on Friday evening that in facing protests by labor supporters Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans are like President Abraham Lincoln, who fought the Confederacy, and President Reagan, who cont ...

Protesters Are Locked Out of Wisconsin Capitol
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About 60 demonstrators still inside the building said they had no intention of ending their showdown with Gov. Scott Walker. ...

Andy McDonald: Scott Walker and the Naughty Union Girls Hotline
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thinks Union girls are bad news... and he's looking to get into some trouble. The sexy variety. ...

At Rainbow PUSH, Walker Has Wisconsin 'For Sale Like a Two-Bit. . .'
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The new civility demanded by liberals suffered a setback at Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Saturday morning forum this week.  As televised on the WORD Network, featured speaker Democratic Wisconsin state Sen. Lena Taylor told a cheering audience ...

David Donnelly: Who Else Would Get Through to Scott Walker?
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If he'll spend 20 minutes shooting the breeze with a billionaire but he won't spend two minutes negotiating with Senate Democrats or unions, who else would Gov. Walker take a call from? ...

Wis. gov warns time is running out
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Gov. Scott Walker’s office says the option of refinancing debt in order to save $165 million will be lost if Senate Democrats do not return and pass the bill by Tuesday. Democrats left town on Feb. 17 to delay indefinitely a vote on the bill that al ...

Liberal tradition is under assault
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In one of the unexpected moments from the past few weeks, some defenders of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's attack on public unions have pointed to President Franklin Roosevelt. ...

Analysis: Why unions are worth fighting for (The Daily Beast)
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The Daily Beast - The unions’ fight with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over collective bargaining may not end their slide into irrelevance, but it has shown their necessity as workers’ advocate and much-needed balance to the political system. ...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Holds Firm Against Protesters
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Neither side is showing any sign of backing down in the labor standoff. ...

Gov. Scott Walker not backing down on Wisconsin union fight (The Christian Science Monitor)
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The Christian Science Monitor - Two weeks into the political fight of his life, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) shows no signs of backing down. Neither do the protesters camped out at the state Capitol in Madison. ...

Wisconsin workers and youth speak out
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An on-the-spot report from Madison on the largest demonstration to date in the two-week struggle against Governor Scott Walker’s anti-worker bill. ...

How the protesters have already won in Wisconsin
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Ryan Witt The fate of Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill in Wisconsin is still uncertain, but no matter what happens from this point the protesters can have claimed a victory. There are signs the Republican unity in Wisconsin is cracking, as one G ...

States Prepare for Votes on Collective Bargaining, Public Employee Contribution Increases (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - The eyes of the nation are on Wisconsin's collective bargaining bill, with sharp glances in the direction of Ohio's Senate Bill 5. The outcome of the proposed legislation reducing the rights of public employee unions to collectiv ...

Gov. Scott Walker’s delusions of grandeur
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Lucius Wilson I remember a time when most middle class families had someone that worked at a union shop. In fact, that is how the middle class came into exist in this country after the Second World War.Most union workers in the neighborhood, mostly ...

David Gregory Hits Walker With Leftist 'Crank Caller,' Suggests He's the Ideologue (And the Leftist Isn't?)
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In his interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday, NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory not only used a radical leftist blogger's "crank call" of Walker as an act of journalism, worthy of respect, he suggested that the leftist exposed Wal ...

State Budget Fights - February 28 Edition
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It was a new week but with the same old standoffs in Wisconsin and beyond as Republicans still pushed bills to limit union rights. In Wisconsin, state officials began to try to regain control of the state capitol which had been crowded with pro-union ...

Analysis: Blaming unions for budget deficits
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Editorial Analysis: It has become a common political maneuver to single-out a particular group as the cause of a problem. In the case of the Wisconsin protests, the enemy of the budget crisis has been declared public sector unions, by Governor... Mar ...

The Big Myth in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Union-Busting Crusade
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The question of fairness and contributing more. ...

Police block access to Wisconsin Capitol
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Police shut down public access to the Wisconsin state Capitol on Monday as officials attempted to resolve a standoff of demonstrators still inside ... ...

Obama wades back into Wisconsin budget row
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Wading back into the battle between Republican governors and public employee unions, President Obama on Monday told governors gathered at the White House that balancing state budgets will require shared sacrifice and that it doesn't do "any good whe ...

Chuck Todd: Walker Supporters Bunch of Bitter-Clingers
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Shades of bitter-clingers! Chuck Todd has developed an interesting device to delegitimize support for Gov. Scott Walker, depicting his backers as uneducated, frustrated, blue-collar people who are willing to "lash out at government workers." Yup, th ...

No New Protesters Allowed in Wisconsin's Capitol Building Today
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Scott Paulson New demonstrators and protesters will not be permitted into Madison, Wisconsin's state capitol building until those that are already there follow police orders. Of the protesters already in the building, the state claims that the perso ...

Republicans Using Budget to Break Up Unions (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | At 1 a.m. on Friday, after 61 long hours of debating the issues, the Wisconsin Lower House voted 51-17 in favor of what is being lambasted as the "Union Busting Bill," and it voted within a few seconds. This tactic s ...

How long can Wisconsin protesters occupy the State Capitol?
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Police on Sunday decided not to enforce a 4 p.m. deadline for clearing the building so it could be cleaned. Both the Wisconsin protesters and the state governor hardly appear to be backing down. ...

Nathan Schneider: Text Messages from the Wisconsin Capitol
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On Saturday night, after driving through the snow from his home in rural Wisconsin, Waging Nonviolence special correspondent Quince Mountain arrived in Madison, where for almost two weeks, protesters had been occupying the Capitol building in a histo ...

Fox News reporter claims to see 'hate' in faces of Wisconsin protesters (Video)
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Ryan Witt There continues to be some testy confrontations between Fox News reporters in Madison, Wisconsin and the protesters surrounding the Capitol Building. Protesters frequently chant "Fox News lies!" or "Tell the truth!" as Fox News... February ...

Ultimatum for 'duck-bill' Dems
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker yesterday demanded that at least one of the absentee Democratic state senators return to the Capitol -- or he'll force widespread layoffs of government workers. "If . . . the Senate Democrats don't come back, we're going t ...

Wisconsin protesters win standoff
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Faced with hundreds of drumbeating, dancing and chanting demonstrators who refused to leave the Wisconsin state Capitol after the doors were closed at 4 p.m. Sunday, police decided to let the crowd continue the protest against Gov. Scott Walker's bud ...

Andy Kroll: Cairo in Wisconsin: Eating Egyptian Pizza in Downtown Madison
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In calendar terms, the demonstrations in Wisconsin, you could say, picked up right where the Egyptians left off. I've slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state Capitol (twice), and believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here. ...

Wisconsin protesters defy ultimatum and remain in Capitol Building
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Ryan Witt For the last two weeks thousands of protesters have literally camped out in the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in order to make their voice known. The protesters oppose Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) Budget Repair Bill, which would take. ...

Economix: Revolt of the Cheeseheads
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Public-sector unions in Wisconsin and their allies are mounting an articulate opposed to Republican views of budget-cutting and workers' rights, an economist writes. ...

Wisconsin protesters stay put; defiant governor holds ground
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Union workers and activists celebrated in the Wisconsin Capitol early Monday, as police relented and let them spend another night on the marble floors of the building's rotunda. ...

Walker unswayed by budget-stance critics
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Gov. Scott Walker refused to back down Sunday in his budget showdown with Wisconsin's public-employee unions, saying the state is poised at a historic crossroads. "We're broke," said the Republican governor, whose battle with unions in Wisconsin h ...

Walker: It Only Takes One Democrat Doing His Job to Help Wisconsin
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It only takes one state senator to stand up and do his job to balance the budget and avoid a $165 million loss in savings to the state, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday, challenging any of the 14 Democratic senators who fled the state more th ...

HuffPost Radio: Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin?
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This week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun? ...

A crisis foretold
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Regarding Wisconsin, Pat Moynihan saw it coming. But did the last of New York's grand public intellectuals also divine the limits of the modern American welfare state? The proximate cause of Wisconsin's high drama is clear: an entitled class -- publi ...

Gov. Scott Walker not backing down on Wisconsin union fight
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For Wisconsin Gov. Walker, as well as the thousands of protesters camped out at the state Capitol, the battle over public employee unions – particularly the right to bargain collectively – is fundamental, almost visceral. ...

Walker not backing down in union battle
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Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker said today he would not back down in his confrontation with state public sector unions and repeated his threat to lay off state workers if the standoff continues. Walker urged the 14 Senate Democrats who f ...

Attacks on Wisconsin Governor to intensify
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Anthony Martin Political strategists for both the Republican and the Democratic parties say that the coming week will be critical in the ongoing battle between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the public employees unions. Because the stakes are i ...

Wisconsin: Health Care, Democracy and the Middle Class Are At Stake
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"Mom's in intensive care. Mom says: Go to Madison." Such was the conversation with my sister last week as demonstrations erupted across Wisconsin to stop Governor Walker's union-busting, health-care-gutting, budget "repair" bill. My 88-year-old moth ...

Republican says won't back down in union battle
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MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Sunday he would not back down in his confrontation with state public sector unions and repeated his threat to lay off state workers if the standoff continues. ...

Republican says won't back down in union battle (Reuters)
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Reuters - Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Sunday he would not back down in his confrontation with state public sector unions and repeated his threat to lay off state workers if the standoff continues. ...

Media largely ignores massive Wisconsin protests on Saturday (Photos)
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Ryan Witt Yesterday approximately 70,000 to 100,000 people attended a protest at Wisconsin's Capitol Square in opposition to Governor Scott Walker's (R) Budget Repair Bill despite. The crowd woud be impressive on any day, but was even more so... Feb ...

WaPo's Dana Milbank Calls Wisconsin Gov. Walker a Hooligan
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Dictionary.com defines "hooligan" as a ruffian or hoodlum. This is what the Washington Post's Dana Milbank called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his Sunday column: Walker thought he was talking to a patron, conservative billionaire David Koch, but t ...


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