Today in Wisconsin, the Koch brothers stand exposed as manipulators of Governor Scott Walker, and the Republican state government. This is scandalous and disturbing, because it is the worst sort of political corruption. In Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Scott Walker survived his recall last night in Wisconsin, and when all is said and done, he will have defeated Tom Barrett by almost precisely the same spread as in 2010 - by around 53-47.
Wisconsin goes to the polls today in recall elections for Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state Senators. If successful, it would be only the third gubernatorial recall in American history. More moneyShow More Summary
Fatster's roundup of news stories including links about Syria, Egypt, China, Hanoi, BRIC, Sheldon Anderson, Cyprus, onshoring, Scott Walker, Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Bloomberg, Steven Harper, and more.
What is likely to be the final poll out of Wisconsin before tomorrow's recall election shows Scott Walker effectively in the same place he's been for the past month, pinned right at 50%, with a small lead over Tom Barrett. Public Policy Polling believes that some slight momentum has moved to Barrett's side, and that turnout will make the difference.
Fatster's news roundup from the June 3, 2012, including weekend stories about, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Mark Kirk, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, state budgets, Paul Krugman, Federal Reserve, corporate profits, Politifact, John Paul Stevens, Hillary Clinton, MERS, George Zimmerman, and much more.
Don't be surprised if Walker chooses not to address this at all in the next forty-eight hours. This isn't the sort of thing he wants to discuss, not now.
The recall election in Wisconsin between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett finally reached the level of attention you would expect from the biggest campaign in the country in 2012, save the Presidential race. A high-profile...Show More Summary
In following news reports on the closing days of the Wisconsin recall race for governor, I was struck by this harsh ad being run by incumbent Scott Walker’s campaign.
President Bill Clinton will campaign tomorrow in Milwaukee for Tom Barrett in his recall fight against Scott Walker. Greg Sargent writes that this was a late-game decision that involved heavy lobbying from leaders in the Democratic Party.
There has been a split between the public polling and the internal polling in the recall of Scott Walker. As you can naturally expect, internal polling on the Democratic side shows a closer race. And that continues today with a poll from Celinda Lake showing a dead heat between Walker and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, which each candidate getting 49% of the vote.
In Wisconsin and Minnesota, deer hunting in state forests is a way of life. Even for many city dwellers, going out and bagging your first deer is a rite of passage on a par with getting your driver's license. And James Kroll, Scott Walker's new deer czar, wants to take all of that away.
Any objective look at the Wisconsin recall right now, with a little over a week to go, would suggest that Scott Walker's in a good position, and that Tom Barrett and the forces that engineered the recall are in trouble. Walker and his...Show More Summary
Two new polls out today confirm Scott Walker leads Democrat Tom Barrett in their rematch.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a conservative paper, endorsed Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election over the weekend, saying that his removal from office "isn't justified." The Sentinel spends the rest of the editorial detailing multiple reasons why Walker should be removed, concluding only that he hasn't committed a crime... but what is his legal defense fund for?
Fatster's news roundup from May 14, with links to stories on Europe, Scott Walker, Jamie Dimon, ICE, Cuba, Bahrain, Juan Cole, coal's decline, health care, fishing, Mexican drug war, and more.
Wisconsin's Tea-GOP Governor Scott Walker campaigned on bringing 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin over his four-year term. A little over a year into that, as Minzie Chinn's chart shows, he's barely put jobs into positive territory. Reaching his 250,000 target would require average job growth equal to the strongest in Wisconsin history. Show More Summary
Fatster continues news roundups, with links to stories about London whale, German austerity, Spain's Indignados, Israel, Occupy, Yglesias, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, fracking, whooping cough, surfer's wave, Agenda 21, Agent Orange, Accretive Health, Guttmacher, Institute, and much more.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, facing a recall election in a little over three weeks, was caught on tape telling a top donor that he has a strategy to turn Wisconsin into a right to work state.
Tonight features important state primary contests in Indiana, where GOP Sen. Lugar faces a challenge,, North Carolina and Wisconsin, where the voters will pick the Democrat to run against Scott Walker in the recall. In addition voters in North Carolina are deciding on Amendment One, which would put into the state constitution a prohibition against [...]