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Feingold: Voting against the PATRIOT Act ‘one of the best things I’ve done’

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he “absolutely” did not regret being the only Senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act following the September 11 terrorist attacks. “That was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done,” he said. Civil liberties advocates have…

Russ Feingold slams Republicans: It is unpatriotic to destroy the presidency

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) blasted the Republican Party in a recent interview for trying to “destroy” President Barack Obama. “I don’t want to use the word ‘patriotism’ too much, but the right likes to use it all the time,” he told GQ magazine. “It is not patriotic to decide…

Russ Feingold endorses Tammy Baldwin for Senate

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) endorsed Tammy Baldwin’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. “I’m proud to throw my support to a candidate who will keep the fight for progress, the middle class and equality alive in the U.S. Senate: our good friend, Tammy Baldwin,” Feingold said in…

Feingold: Republicans ‘nervous’ that ‘Occupy’ protests ‘might work’

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, arguably one of the most progressive members the Senate has seen in decades, joined Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann on Monday night to encourage more Democrats to support the “Occupy” protests sweeping the country. “My sense is that there’s great fear that this…

Obama-appointed CEO: Protesters should ‘root for me’

In an interview that aired Sunday, General Electric Chairman and Obama job czar Jeffrey Immelt told CBS’ Leslie Stahl that the notion that Americans were against big companies was “just wrong.” “I want you to root for me,” Immelt said. “Everybody in Japan roots for Toshiba. Everybody in China roots…

Dems endorse Occupy Wall Street in droves

As labor unions flocked to their side Wednesday for a massive demonstration in New York City, Occupy Wall Street picked up some fresh political capital with prominent Democrats, and they’re not ashamed to say it. Speaking to The National Memo this week, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) and Sen.…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin announces WI Senate run

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), an openly gay congresswoman, announced Tuesday that she would run for the seat Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) will vacate upon his retirement in 2012. Baldwin’s name has been floated as a Democratic contender for the seat since mid-May, when Kohl announced his retirement. If she won,…

Democratic candidate issues bathroom bulletins: ‘Text FLUSH to Robin’

Candidates get creative to build text-message list A sign near the toilet said: “Text FLUSH to Robin.” Above the restroom sink was another suggestion: “Text WASH to Robin.” Was this some sort of potty-room prank? Or high-tech graffiti? Neither, actually. The bathroom bulletins were part of a calculated campaign strategy…

GOP candidate Ron Johnson: Global warming ‘unproven’

Wis. US Senate hopeful Johnson says global warming ‘unproven,’ shouldn’t dictate US policy Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson said Thursday that global warming was an “unproven” science that shouldn’t be used to dictate U.S. policies. The Republican business owner said domestic efforts to reduce global warming would hurt American…

Wis. US Sen. hopeful: Global warming ‘unproven’

Wis. US Senate hopeful Johnson says global warming ‘unproven,’ shouldn’t dictate US policy. Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson said Thursday that global warming was an “unproven” science that shouldn’t be used to dictate U.S. policies. The Republican business owner said domestic efforts to reduce global warming would hurt American…

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