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Tom Barrett to Run for Governor in the Recall

I am not going to comment at this point (except to say I am surprised he didn’t wait until Tuesday night), just reprint Mayor Barrett’s email in it’s entirety:

Today, the Government Accountability Board certified a recall election against Scott Walker, and I wanted you to be among the first to know that, after serious […]

Republicans plan to run fake Democrats in 2012 recall elections

SO much for Republicans caring about the integrity of elections in Wisconsin… The state Republican party says it plans to run fake Democrats in four upcoming recall elections targeting Republican state senators.

GOP executive director Stephan Thompson says the move will guarantee that a Democratic primary has to be held.

I Observe the Conservative in his Natural Habitat

And I am convinced that they are engaged in an epic battle with a heinous enemy called “The Democrat Party.” I hear countless references to this evil group from politicians and pundits across the right-wing-o-sphere. Never mind that this is a wholly fabricated entity constructed from the shit and shine-ola that pours from hate-talk radio […]

Federal judge strikes down parts of Act 10

U.S. District Judge William M. Conley: “So long as the State of Wisconsin continues to afford ordinary certification and dues deductions to mandatory public safety unions with sweeping bargaining rights, there is no rational basis to deny those rights to voluntary general unions with severely restricted bargaining rights,”

As I understand it, Judge Conley’s decision […]

Punk Economics: Episode 3

Governor Walker spent over $27,000 per fake recall signature?!

From Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel:

Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign paid more than $100,000 to have recall signatures reviewed by a Chicago consultant that holds private investigator licenses and specializes in anti-corruption operations, among a broad array of other services.

Walker’s campaign finance records show he paid a total of $109,255 to Navigant Consulting […]

Mark Block facing federal campaign finance investigation?

As Scooby Doo would say, “ruh roh….” Federal authorities have opened an investigation into two Wisconsin-based corporations founded and run by Mark Block, a veteran political operative who ran Herman Cain’s unsuccessful presidential campaign.

“They are very interested in Mark and these groups,” said a source familiar with the probe. “It is not my sense, […]

DNC Ad – Romney & Ryan – That’s Amore

Great new DNC video attaching Romney to the the Ryan plan that will decimate Medicare and many other programs throughout America, while benefiting the wealthy with additional tax cuts. […]