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Wisconsin Republican: Gender discrimination in workplace is a myth

Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) wants women to know that the whole concept of wage discrimination is all in their heads. “It’s an underreported problem,” Grothman told The Daily Beast, “but a huge number of discrimination claims are baseless.  Most of them are filed by fired employees, and…

Gov. Scott Walker repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay law

With little fanfare, union-busting Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) yesterday signed a repeal of Wisconsin’s equal pay act, which gave people who discover they’ve been discriminated against more time to file suit and the right to do so outside of federal courts. The Equal Pay Enforcement Act was passed in 2009 and gave…

Scott Walker: My kids were ‘targeted’ on Facebook

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that his family has been “targeted” on Facebook and “yelled at” during trips to the grocery story over his efforts to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. Walker, who is facing a recall election, recently complained to Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN)…

Journalist: Romney can’t win Wisconsin if Walker loses recall election

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Dan Bice explained Tuesday that Mitt Romney had no chance of winning Wisconsin in a general election if Republican Gov. Scott Walker is ousted from office. “All of these elections are very much connected,” Bice, who has covered the Wisconsin GOP primary and recall campaign, said on…

Wisconsin Democrats: RNC memo on Gov. Walker recall a ‘tea party fantasy’

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin said a memo released by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday was little more than a “tea party fantasy.” The memo argued that the upcoming recall elections in Wisconsin will actually help Republican’s in the state. “My friend Reince is a good lawyer…

Romney: Gov. Scott Walker is a ‘real champion… a great leader’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday praised Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a “real champion.” Campaigning with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Green Bay, the candidate told a group of supporters that Wisconsin’s anti-union governor had encouraged him to share a story about the time he chose an…

Wisc. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: ‘Fragile’ Walker rival ‘got a sugar daddy’ for recall election

Wisconsin Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch accused the Democratic candidate who is hoping to beat Gov. Scott Walker in the upcoming recall election of having to get a “sugar daddy” to run for office. “Kathleen Falk has spent pretty much her entire adult life in politics, so you would think she…

Conservative legal group urges ‘disciplinary action’ against 29 Wisconsin judges

The Landmark Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group ran by radio host Mark Levin, called Tuesday for investigations into 29 Wisconsin judges who signed petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “The public endorsement of Governor Walker’s recall warrants a full and immediate investigation into each of the 29 circuit…

Judge approves date for Walker recall election

A Wisconsin judge has approved dates for an election to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) and five other Republican state senators. Under the agreement proposed by the Government Accountability Board and approved by Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess, the recall vote would be held on May 8. If primaries…

Second judge strikes down Wisc. voter ID law

A second judge has ruled that Wisconsin Republicans’ efforts to require a photo identification before voting is unconstitutional because it abridges the right to vote, according to published reports. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess said Monday that he was issuing a permanent injunction which prohibits Wisconsin lawmakers from ever…

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