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Suit against Wisconsin “John Doe” star chamber investigators can move forward

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:49pm
Walker addresses crowd

We previously covered the Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation of conservative activists, and the lawsuit brought by Eric O’Keefe:

O’Keefe did file suit, and the defendants...

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Wisconsin “John Doe” target goes on offense, threatens federal suit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:38pm
Walker addresses crowd

We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details.

We also noted the ...

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Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:26pm
Scott Walker John Doe Probe

We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.[*]  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details.

Good news.  The subpoenas...

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WI Dems should have kept Graeme Zielinski as spokesman

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 4, 2013 at 3:51pm

Really, as much as I didn’t want to hear his name, Graeme Zielinksi was the perfect spokesman for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

A true reflection of the anti-Scott Walker politics practiced in Wisconsin:

After a couple of tweets on March 1 comparing Walker to Jeffrey Dahmer, Zielinski is out as spokesman although he’ll...

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I really was hoping never to hear the name Graeme Zielinski again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:29am

Graeme Zielinski, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was one of the key Democratic operatives behind the anti-Scott Walker intimidation campaign which we featured here so often around this time last year, Wisconsin’s long, strange trip.

Zielinski stood out from the usual protest operatives because of his aggressive tone and official position,

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Federal Appeals Court upholds Wisconsin union law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:43pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has upheld the Wisconsin union law that was the subject of massive protests in 2011, including a takeover of the State Capitol and widespread threats and acts of intimidation.   The decision was unanimous in most respects.  The full decision is embedded at...

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How does this happen …

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:25pm

in Wisconsin, GOP retakes state Senate and full control of state government:

Republicans recaptured the state Senate on Tuesday, once again giving them the complete control of state government that they used to enact sweeping changes in the last legislative session.

Yet this, Tammy Baldwin tops Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin and this:

Theory.  Wisconsin voters...

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All eyes on … Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:19am

Wisconsin may be the new Ohio, according to Scott Rasmussen:

In Election 2000, Florida was the decisive state in the Electoral College. In 2004, Ohio w...

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Crossroads spending big in Wisconsin to defeat extremist Tammy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:41pm

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS PAC has just committed $1.2M to helping help former governor Tommy Thompson defeat his democratic opponent in the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate. This was in additional to prior spends of $500,000 and $961,000, and puts his group’s contibutions at over $2.6M in the dead-heat race.

Professor Jacobson...

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If Tommy Thompson loses, blame the Tea Party

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:23pm

for splitting the vote between Eric Hovde and Mark Neumann, allowing Thompson to win the primary with under 40% of the vote.

I have a bad feeling about this, via Althouse:

Thompson was up 9 points in the...

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It’s never really over in Wisconsin, is it? Dane County Judge throws out collective bargaining reform law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:48pm

And the wheel keeps turning in Wisconsin.  The long, strange trip is not over.

First it was Dane County Judge Sumi who interjected herself into the legislative process by striking down the collective bargaining reform law, only...

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Wisconsin Republican Senate Primary Results (Update – AP calls it for Thompson)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8:27pm

% Reporting - 92
Thompson – 34.3
Hovde - 30.7
Neumann – 22.8
Fitzgerald – 12.2

11:30 Eastern – AP Calls race for former Governor Tommy Thompson —...

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Glimpse inside the Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:00pm

I attended the Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney rally in Waukesha, WI, this past Sunday evening, where the crowd of nearly 10,000 mirrored other huge turnouts around the country.

There was a group of about 15 protesters, organized by SEIU, Obama for America, and MoveOn.org, lining the entrance to the rally, captured best in...

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Huge Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha, WI (photos)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 8:01pm

Anne is at the Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha.  She says the crowd is so large they had to move the rally from indoors to outdoors to accommodate all the people.

We’re still trying to confirm the crowd size estimate.  (Campaign says 10,000, which is similar to what Anne was told.)

Apparently three protesters...

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