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Wisconsin drive to force Scott Walker recall vote nears goal

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Opponents of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Thursday they have collected 94 percent of the signatures necessary to force him into a recall election next year. The group United Wisconsin, which opposes restrictions on public sector unions signed into law by Walker earlier this year,…

ACLU sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over new voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, alleging that the state’s new voter ID law is unconstitutional. The law, which was passed by the Republican-led state legislature in…

Walker intends to charge citizens fee to protest

Free speech is getting expensive in Wisconsin. Following demonstrations earlier this year which drew up to 100,000 people to the Wisconsin Capitol, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed new policies that would require future protesters to pay in advance to stage an event, at a cost of $50 per hour,…

Wisconsin Democrats hit halfway mark in recall effort against Gov. Walker

Organizers working on a campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are more than half-way to their goal, they announced Monday. United Wisconsin, which teamed up with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, has collected 300,000 signed petitions since November 15. They need to collect 540,206…

Police investigate death threats against Walker recall activists

Police in Sun Prairie, Wisc. said Monday they were investigating reports of death threats made against two activists supporting the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R). Wisconsin residents Heather DuBois Bourenane and Tom Peer, who live in Sun Prairie and Madison, respectively, said they received early morning phone calls on…

Send Raw Story your pictures, videos from this weekend’s protests

Although Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed into law legislation stripping collective bargaining rights from government workers Friday, the outcry against the widespread effort by Republicans to curtail such rights in many states hasn’t ended. This weekend, people across the country plan to come together yet again in protest —…

Exclusive: Walker and his ‘palace guards’ look to sow ‘chaos,’ tackled Wisc. Dem lawmaker tells Raw

‘Scott Walker thinks that the Capitol is some sort of palace and he has his own palace guards’ A Wisconsin lawmaker who was tackled by police while trying to get into the Capitol Thursday says the blame lies squarely with Gov. Scott Walker (R). Wisconsin state Rep. Nick Milroy (D)…

Scott Walker the next Tom Delay?

If there’s one thing conservatives love more than posing like they’re tough guys with guns, it’s squealing and hiding behind the couch, trembling in fear at the “thugs” and “socialists” that crowd their imaginary worlds. The disconnect between this extreme cowardice—who’s afraid of imaginary people?—and the manly pose that’s otherwise…

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