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Woman slaps Barrett over concession to Walker

A woman was caught on video slapping Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Tuesday night because she felt that he was too quick to concede to Gov. Scott Walker (R). The woman asked Barrett if she could slap him because she was upset that he conceded while she still believed…

Jon Stewart mocks Wisconsin recall coverage with Mad Men send-up

You know you’re only a few days before this season’s finale of Mad Men when you see totally unrelated product placement worked into The Daily Show’s treatment of the Wisconsin recall. Following an Abraham Lincoln penis joke, Jon Stewart offered a critique of the media coverage surrounding the much-anticipated Wisconsin…

Wisconsin Democrat on recall loss: Money makes a difference

Reacting to news that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had won the recall election, Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that “money makes a huge difference.” “Scott Walker was running ads against Tom Barrett even before Tom Barrett was actually in the primary race,” he said Tuesday…

WATCH LIVE: Wisconsin recall election results

The UpTake covers the Wisconsin recall elections. Watch live video below:…

Barbara Mikulski calls for ‘new American revolution’

In this video posted at Think Progress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) delivered a passionate appeal to women in the wake of the defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday. The bill was defeated 52-47, falling eight votes short of passing, with every Republican senator voting against it. It would have…

Protester interrupts Senate to shout ‘abortion is sin’

Capitol Police removed a man from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after he began shouting that abortion was a sin, according to the Associated Press. “Stop Obama,” the man yelled. “Three thousand babies die every single day! Abortion! Abortion! The shedding of innocent blood! [Inaudible.] Thank you John McCain. Abortion…

WATCH LIVE: The transit of Venus

Australia and other countries in the Pacific have the opportunity to see the transit of Venus, when the planet passes between the Earth and the Sun. NASA is offering coverage of this rare event, which won’t occur again until 2117. Watch the live coverage from NASA, broadcast by UStream on…

Miami reporter: Hispanics and independents targeted by Florida’s voter purge

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo offered more details as to who is being targeted in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to purge “non-citizens” from the state’s voter rolls. Out of about 2,600 people identified by the Scott administration as non-citizens, Caputo said,…

Tom Barrett: I don’t want Wisconsin to be right-wing experiment

Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, said he does not feel ignored by President Barack Obama. “This started as a citizens movement,” the Democratic candidate explained Tuesday on CNN. “There were literally close to a million people who signed their name…

Reid to Romney: Tell Republicans that opposing fair pay is ‘shameful’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee for refusing to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that Republicans eventually blocked by filibuster. “For many families in Nevada and across the country, a woman is the only income generator in that family,” Reid…

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