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Tea Party Nation founder blasts Cain after Libya gaffe

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips said Herman Cain should drop out of the presidential race after the candidate appeared to have an extremely difficult time answering a simple question about Libya. “I was wrong about Herman Cain,” he wrote on Monday. “I said originally that Cain could stay on…

Herman Cain struggles badly with Libya question

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday appeared highly confused about the situation in Libya, struggling to remember how Barack Obama handled the uprising. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked whether he agreed with the president on Libya. He responded by closing his eyes and…

Gov. Scott Walker to allow guns in Capitol, but photos still banned

A new plan crafted by Gov. Scott Walker (R) would allow guns in most of Wisconsin’s state Capitol, while most photos would still be banned. Under the new policy, the public would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in the Assembly viewing galleries, but existing rules barring the use of…

Wisconsin Republicans take whole month off, putting jobs measures on hold

Following the unprecedented wave of recall elections last month, Wisconsin Republicans have decided they don’t want to return to work in Sept., scheduling just one day for the legislature to be in session despite the public’s urging to do something to boost private sector jobs. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca…

Whistleblower fired after revealing Wisconsin ‘voter suppression’

A Wisconsin state employee has been fired after he revealed that a Department of Transportation official had instructed workers to not notify citizens that IDs necessary for voting could be obtained for free. State employee Chris Larsen told radio host John “Sly” Sylvester that his bosses at the Department of…

Wisconsin union council bans Republicans from Labor Day parade

Over the years, the meaning of Labor Day has been lost on many. Now a generation removed from the predominance of abusive working conditions, many Americans today fail to understand the importance of celebrating the fight to win vacation hours, overtime pay, lunch breaks, weekends, restrictions on child labor, maternity…

Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voters facing lawsuit

The law requiring Wisconsin’s citizens to show photo ID in order to vote is facing a possible lawsuit, as opponents of the law say it violates the state’s Constitution. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the League of Women Votes of Wisconsin is preparing the lawsuit that alleges the law violates ‘right…

Feingold says he won’t run for office in 2012

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold will not run for public office in 2012, he says in today’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. According to the report, Feingold’s election year plans are to continue teaching law full-time at Marquette University Law School, to work with his campaign finance reform PAC, and to finish the…

Prosser choking tussle gets special prosecutor

A special prosecutor has been assigned to further investigate a June incident in which Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow judge Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in a choke hold while the two argued in chambers. Patricia Barrett, the Republican Sauk County District Attorney, will be…

Wisconsin recall election tests Obama’s foes

MADISON, Wisconsin — Voters tilted in favor of Republicans in Wisconsin recall elections that were closely watched for signs of a backlash against Tea Party conservatives in a presidential battleground state, results showed Wednesday. Republican candidates successfully defended four seats in the Wisconsin state senate in Tuesday’s elections, retaining control…

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