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  • Wisconsin Recall Vote To Resonate In Presidential Race

    Wisconsin Recall Vote To Resonate In Presidential Race
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (Reuters) - The battle over whether to recall Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, has sharply divided the state and become a nationally watched test of his party's push to limit government, slash spending and challenge...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beats back recall

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beats back recall
    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, handily defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, surviving a recall contest that capped more than a year of political turmoil and deep division in...
  • Goldberg: The folly of recall elections

    Goldberg: The folly of recall elections
    It should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do in the Badger State. I'm also against recalls as a...
  • Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls

    Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls
    UPDATED Tuesday 1: 30 p.m. with confirmed reports of voter-suppression robocalls. While I have had many issues with the partisan nature of Ed Schultz's coverage from Wisconsin in the last year, I have to admit that Monday night the MSNBC host appeared to...
  • Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office

    Wisconsin governor beats recall: Republican Scott Walker retains office
    Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor, Scott Walker, has defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, according to early results and exit polls. The state has been a center of political controversy for...
  • O'Malley blames GOP money advantage for Wisconsin loss

    Democrat Tom Barrett's defeat in Wisconsin is also a loss for Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Democratic Governors Association which poured about $3.2 million into the attempt to topple Republican Gov. Scott Walker. O'Malley noted in a statement that...
  • The lesson of Wisconsin: OK for Obama, terrible for unions

    The lesson of Wisconsin: OK for Obama, terrible for unions
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election doesn't mean President Barack Obama is going to lose his re-election bid — or even that he will lose Wisconsin. But it clearly shows that organized labor is a seriously weakened...
  • Cable TV news the biggest loser in Wisconsin recall

    Cable TV news the biggest loser in Wisconsin recall
    UPDATES WITH LINK TO RESPONSE POST BY GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with cable TV news, but we...
  • Wisconsin vote slaps labor and Democrats, but not necessarily Obama

    Wisconsin vote slaps labor and Democrats, but not necessarily Obama
    There may be no more appropriate metaphor for the impact of Wisconsin's combustible recall election for governor than what happened to Democratic challenger Tom Barrett moments after he publicly conceded defeat to Republican incumbent Scott Walker....
  • Billionaires' new hobby: Politics

    Billionaires' new hobby: Politics
    Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact his...
  • Wisconsin paves way for Romney landslide

    The Sun has concluded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election was not predictive of a Barack Obama loss in November based on exit polling which showed many of those who voted for Governor Walker would also vote for President...