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Wisconsin Republican donor busted for voting 5 times in Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election

A Wisconsin insurance executive and Republican donor was charged with voting illegally more than a dozen times in four elections. The Journal-Sentinel reported that 50-year-old Robert Monroe was caught as a result of an investigation into a possible illegal voting by his son in Waukesha County. But after his son…

Conservative radio host: Government employee unions ‘mobocracy,’ ‘Hail Satan chanters’

Appearing Larry Pratt’s Gun Owner’s News Hour radio show, a conservative Christian radio personality lauded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts in 2011 to dismantle government-sector unions, calling the public service employees, “the worker bees, the grassroots, the mobocracy, the ‘Hail Satan’ chanters.” In an audio recording provided by Right Wing…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill ending early weekend voting

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state. Wisconsin law allows voters to cast absentee ballots by mail or hand…

Email shows RNC chair Reince Priebus leaked info to Scott Walker about primary opponent

Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus gave Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) inside information leading up to his 2010 election, Isthmus reported Wednesday night. Among the thousands of emails recovered as part of a recently-concluded investigation against Walker was a July 1, 2010 message from Priebus to Walker and political…

Scott Walker aide behind ‘Black Friday’ fundraiser fired for racist tweets

In the second misstep by his re-election campaign within 24 hours, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired a top staffer on Tuesday for a series of offensive online remarks targeting Latinos. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Walker’s campaign terminated 23-year-old deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano after the Journal-Sentinel brought to…

Wisconsin bridge closed indefinitely after 911 callers discover 400-foot-long ‘sag’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has vowed to repair a Green Bay bridge that carries 40,000 vehicles a day after it was recently closed when motorists suddenly complained about a 400-foot-long sagging section. After shutting down the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge on Wednesday, state officials said that that had no…

Journalist arrested at Wisconsin protest calls Gov. Walker presidential run ‘horrifying’

The editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman his recent arrest in the Wisconsin state capitol might be a sign Gov. Scott Walker (R) is girding himself for a run at a presidential campaign, despite being an unsuccessful crackdown on the state’s protest movement.…

Scott Walker appointee fired after calling undocumented immigrants ‘Satan’

A state transportation official appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was fired Thursday after remarks he made in which he blamed immigrants for the “animus” that white people feel toward them and said that when he looks at undocumented immigrants, he sees “Satan.” According to Daniel Bice at the…

Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs mandatory ultrasound bill into law

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed into law new abortion restrictions that opponents said could lead to the closing of two of the state’s four abortion clinics. Walker’s office said in an emailed statement that he signed the law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before…

Wisc. election officials: Fake Democrats can remain on primary ballot

Election officials in Wisconsin on Tuesday refused to disqualify fake Democratic candidates running in recall primary elections this spring, according to the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel. Attorney Jeremy Levinson had argued that the candidates violated Wisconsin law, because they lied about representing the Democratic Party. The fake Democratic candidates are running in…

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