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Federal Appeals Court upholds Wisconsin union law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:43pm 1/18/2013 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 11/7/2012 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 10/26/2012 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 9/26/2012 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 9/20/2012 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 9/14/2012 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 8/14/2012 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 8/14/2012 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 8/12/2012 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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Here we go – upset brewing in Wisconsin Rep Senate Primary?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:41pm 7/31/2012 at 10:41pm

PPP called it pretty closely in Texas, and now is showing a toss-up among Eric Hovde, Tommy Thompson and Mark Neumann.

Thompson, the former Governor, had been considered the clear favorite, but not anymore. The primary is August 14.

Per reader Charles, Hovde is backed by Freedomworks, while Neumann is backed by...

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Scott Walker as the Honey Badger

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 1:36pm 6/24/2012 at 1:36pm

Thanks to AmandaFitz in the Tip Line for the link to this parody of the original Honey Badger video.

Language warning on both videos.

 
 
 

Dems stick to what they know in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:48am 6/18/2012 at 10:48am

Class warfare worked didn’t work so well for Democrats in Wisconsin in the Scott Walker recall.  But they’re stiking to what they know.

The Democrats are engaging in another campaign, this time dubbing Romney’s bus tour the “Middle Class Under The Bus Tour.” (h/t JeffEmanuel)

 
 
 

They make it up on volume

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 12:35pm 6/9/2012 at 12:35pm

The reaction of the left to the Wisconsin loss reminds me of the old joke about the businessman who loses money on every sale, but makes it up on volume.

Via Newsbusters (h/t Tim Blair):

 
 
 

In the beginning, Madison protesters wanted to walk like Egyptians

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:19pm 6/7/2012 at 12:19pm

Remember when the Madison protesters compared their plight to the protesters in Tahrir Square?

They wanted to walk like Egyptians

Think Progress was giddy at the comparison:

According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to...

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The one photo which sums up the entire Wisconsin protest/recall effort

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:52pm 6/6/2012 at 9:52pm

Now that the recall is over, we’ll be taking many strolls down memory lane.  I think I know where to start.

Of all the images, one stands out as a perfect metaphor for the entire protest/recall effort.

Remember this genius who locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock during the takeover...

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Worst and Best Wisconsin Recall Predictions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 11:17am 6/6/2012 at 11:17am

Worst Prediction

Erik D. Kain channeling David Frum in Forbes Magazine, March 10, 2011, Is Wisconsin the Real Republican Waterloo? (italics in original):

After the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, conservative writer David Frum called the passage...

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Thank you, Scott Walker

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:30am 6/6/2012 at 9:30am

Wisconsin Governor Walker’s recall election ended early Tuesday night with margins so large they’re beyond “recount” territory.

After spending the day in Racine, Wisconsin — more on that later — I joined the Walker victory celebration. People streamed into the expo center where it was held, so many that Governor Walker quipped that...

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