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Wisconsin Democrats to launch recall campaign against Gov. Scott Walker

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced on Monday they were teaming up with United Wisconsin PAC to launch a recall campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch on November 15. Democrats need to collect 540,206 valid signatures in a 60-day period to force a recall…

Wisconsin Democrats want anti-union governor’s picture removed

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Democrats in the Wisconsin state Assembly want to remove a portrait of a former governor who gave an order that led to the fatal shooting of seven people in a Milwaukee labor dispute 125 years ago. The political battle over art is reminiscent of the controversial removal…

Rick Perry: I haven’t backed off anything in my book

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that he still believes in the views put forth in his book Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, despite attempts from his presidential campaign to distance itself from the 9-month-old book. “I haven’t backed off anything in my book,” Perry…

ACLU challenges Georgia ‘show me your papers’ law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and other rights groups are challenging in federal court Georgia’s law to crack down on illegal immigrants. The law, allegedly inspired by a controversial Arizona law, authorizes police to check the immigration status of criminal suspects they think may be in the country…

Watch live: Michael Moore, workers protest at Michigan Capitol

Hundreds showed up Wednesday at the Michigan State Capitol to protest Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s legislation that gives emergency financial managers the power to terminate labor contracts and even dissolves or consolidate cities. Filmmaker Michael Moore provided several busses throughout the state Wednesday morning to help demonstrators get to the…

Wisconsin Democrats nearly halfway to recalling GOP state senators

Almost half of the signatures needed to recall key Republican Wisconsin state senators have been collected by the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Democrats have collected over 56,000 signatures supporting a recall of eight state senators who aligned themselves with Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget repair bill, The Washington Post reported.…

Maine’s GOP governor backtracks after telling NAACP to ‘kiss my butt’

UPDATE: The newly sworn-in Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, hastily added an appearance at a Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial breakfast on Monday after taking political flak for refusing to attend events honoring the civil rights leader. In explaining to a TV news crew late last week why he…

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