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Sen. Tammy Baldwin will not return campaign money received from indicted fellow Senator

This is disappointing… A number of Democrats are returning campaign money they have received from New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez in the wake of his federal bribery indictment.

Not U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Democrat said Baldwin will wait to see the outcome of the Menendez case.

“Senator Baldwin believes the […]

Report: Sen. Tammy Baldwin had report detailing excessive opiate prescriptions at Tomah VA for months

This is an absolute travesty. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office received an inspection report last summer detailing high amounts of opiates prescribed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, but there is no indication her office took action on the findings until last week, when she called for an investigation after a news report revealed […]

Why did Sen. Tammy Baldwin vote for the awful CRomnibus bill?

On December 13, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 56-40 to approve H.R. 83, the so-called “CRomnibus” bill, a $1.1 trillion, nine-month omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government fully funded through September 2015.

Among the Democratic Senators who voted for the CRomnibus bill was progressive Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and as the […]

Sen. Tammy Baldwin to oppose Obama nomination of Wall Street insider to Treasury position

Good for Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined a small but growing list of Democrats who are opposing Pres. Obama’s nomination of Antonio Weiss for a high-ranking post in the Treasury Department.

Weiss has been nominated to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance.

While the post is not a high […]

Baldwin to Walker: where are the healthcare coverage numbers?

On Thursday Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Republican Gov. Scott Walker in which she asked Gov. Walker for an update on his efforts to transition the nearly 63,000 Wisconsinites who will lose their BadgerCare coverage thanks to decisions made by Gov. Walker. Specifically, Sen. Baldwin requested an immediate report on how […]

Some reaction to the SCOTUS decision in McCutcheon

My thoughts on the United States Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC can be summed up thusly:

Paul Campos of Salon has an excellent writeup of just how awful the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon really is. Here’s a highlight. And now, Wednesday, the next blow to attempting to keep the rich from […]

What Is He Running For: Ron Kind

Earlier this week, Zach posted that Representative Ron Kind from Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District had ruled out running for governor against Governor Walker in 2014.

After this past weekend’s Democratic Party of Wisconsin state convention, I would never have expected that Rep. Kind was interested in governor. But he certainly is running for a […]

VIDEO: Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s first speech on the floor of the Senate

Last week Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin made her first speech on the floor of the United States Senate, and she took the opportunity to talk about fighting for everyday, middle class Wisconsinites, instead of well-connected interest groups.

Here’s some video.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin endorses Mike Tate for DPW Chair

This certainly can’t hurt Mike Tate’s chances of being reelected as Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Tammy Baldwin to serve on Senate Budget Committee

Attention Senator Ron Johnson: Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin will be on the Senate Budget Committee. If you need advice regarding anything budget-related, I suggest you contact her. She can do arithmetic.