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Wisconsin Revolts: a video chronicle

University of Wisconsin, Madison staff member and former student Matthew Wisniewski artfully compiles three days of footage (Feb 15-17) from the Madison, WI protest against the SB11 budget repair bill. This video is from Wisniewski’s YouTube account, uploaded February 21, 2011.…

Rumsfeld: Obama didn’t deserve Nobel Prize

During Donald Rumsfeld’s appearance on CNN, he argued that Obama didn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, and disapproved of Obama’s practice of “apologizing for America.” “I’m proud of America,” said the former Defense Secretary. This video is from CNN, uploaded February 20, 2011.…

Wis. governor gives interview, seizes chance to take on unions

Newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives an interview to WKOW News amid political chaos in the state capital. Walker said that “the people from Wisconsin have every right to be heard, but people from other states, that’s a whole other matter”, adding that the alternative to his controversial legislation…

Missing WI Dem: Republicans may strip union rights without us

All 14 Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate staged an exodus from their state Thursday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill, which strips the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Part of the purpose was to ensure that Republicans fail to garner the requisite support for the proposal. There…

Tennessee teachers fight bill to end collective bargaining

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A Tennessee teachers group is calling a Republican-backed state bill that would end collective bargaining an “attack” on teachers’ rights. “We don’t view this as education reform. It’s an attack on the rights of teachers to have a voice regarding their working conditions, which are also…

Drudge recycles RNC tweet as headline, pushing poll showing little support for GOP

When it comes to hyping polls, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the conservative news blogger Matt Drudge might want to read past their own headline. In a Monday update via micro-blogging platform Twitter, the RNC boasted about a Gallup survey that highlighted a trend showing some states were moving…

Busy singles turning to ghost writers

Busy singles strapped for time are turning to ghost writers, who help clients create internet dating profiles and even exchange flirty emails with prospects. This video is from ABC News, broadcast February 14, 2011.…

Spring fever across the East Coast

Areas in the East Coast experienced unusually high temperatures over the weekend, giving many a welcome break from the wintertime blues. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast February 18, 2011.…

Winter storm dumps snow on US Midwest, Northwest

CHICAGO — Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of the US Midwest on Monday, prompting hundreds of cancelled flights and icy conditions for road travelers, officials warned, with the northeast bracing for the system as it rolled towards the Atlantic. Blizzard warnings were issued for parts of the Dakotas and the north…

Scott Walker denies ‘union busting’

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday that his plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights doesn’t amount to “union busting.” Over the weekend, the governor rejected the union’s offer of financial concessions in return for being able to keep their collective bargaining rights. “They say that this is…

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