Republicans vying for the Wisconsin Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl in 2012 are lining up endorsements left and right—er, make that right and far-right.
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The National Defense Authorization Act would expand the “battlefield” to include the United States of America, and allow the President the ability to order the military to pick up and imprison—without charges or trial—civilians anywhere in the world.
“Today, we have our first Thanksgiving celebration,” says Kevin Zeese. “We have another one tomorrow on Freedom Plaza, in our kitchen. We have a great kitchen—an incredible kitchen, really—and our chef wants us to try his mango stuffing. We are looking forward to that.”
One Wisconsin Now offers a cash reward for information leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual guilty of destroying recall petitions.
“We have to work hard to save the democracy we love,” says one grassroots organizer on the eve of the recall. “We can’t let corporations and the ultra-wealthy decide what’s right for everyone.”
Today’s actions are a run up to tomorrow’s Bank Transfer Day. People are being asked to move their money out of Wall Street banks and into community banks and credit unions.
Using tear gas and beanbag rounds, 500 cops in riot gear cleared the Occupy Oakland camp in the early hours of the morning. The open air kitchen, small garden, library, first aid station, kids’ corner, bicycle-powered media tent, arts tent, and meditation tent—gone.
The Republican State Leadership Committee has played a key role in the party's recent successes.
Given that we have a budget crisis here, why not cut aid to human rights abusers?
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is getting a political promotion from his party as he was just appointed to the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.
For the first time, paychecks for state workers reflect the cuts rammed through the legislature earlier this year. “Now, people are saying they may have to drop their health insurance in order to feed their kids,” says one union leader.
Don’t get too excited about this new bipartisanship. Plale, along with former Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, voted against renewing contracts with state employee unions during a December lame-duck legislative session.
Now that the GOP’s majority in the Wisconsin state senate has shrunk to 17-16 after the summer recall elections, there’s lots of speculation about how the fall legislation session will proceed.
Governor Scott Walker now talks about bipartisanship. State representative Mark Pocan, for one, isn’t buying it.
Wisconsinites in the Twittersphere have been hoping that GOP state senator Dale Schulz would flip and become an independent, or even
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It was a long night at the Sheraton Hotel in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, where Representative Sandy Pasch was holding her election night party. It was meant to be a victory celebration.
It was supposed to be the night Democrats would win three of six seats in a recall election, and thus flip the state senate control away from the GOP. Pasch was trying to unseat Republican Senator Alberta Darling in the Eighth District, a suburban area north of Milwaukee.