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Syrian refugees more welcome in Wisconsin than Walker?

Despite conservative cajoling, voters recognized that Scott Walker just wasn't presidential material.

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Changes in Wisconsin’s John Doe law protect corrupt politicians

Legislative changes in 2016 can render Walker impotent and in three years restore Wisconsin to social sanity.

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Walker killed his own campaign with attacks on workers

"Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters."

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Obama barnstorms in Wisconsin against the GOP

Without mentioning Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Scott Walker by name, President Obama blasted Walker for opposing an increase in Wisconsin's $7.25 minimum wage.

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Wisconsin moves from progressive “dairyland” to “plutocrats’ paradise”

Wisconsin's governor is attempting to launch a presidential campaign based on his reputation for union-busting, and a state legislature that draws up legislation to satisfy the needs of one multimillionaire.

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Wisconsin Democrats’ strategy debate could ripple nationwide

The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."

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Union leader says politics behind attack on public workers

Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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Voter suppression billboards coming down

Billboards targeting African-American, Latino and low-income neighborhoods began coming down after the anonymous sponsor said it would not reveal its identity, Clear Channel, the billboards' owner said.

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Wisconsin’s anti-collective bargaining law struck down

Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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