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Wisconsin curtails popular nude beach after years of sexual hijinks

Wisconsin officials drastically reduced the operating hours for a popular nude beach in an effort to stop years’ worth of reports of illicit sexual activity and drug use on the premises. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ordered that Mazomanie Beach 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…

Attorney: Fake Democrats in Wisconsin committing criminal election fraud

Six fake Democrats running in upcoming recall primaries to push back the election date in Wisconsin are violating the law, according to an election attorney. “Among the requirements for running as a candidate in a partisan primary, one is required to file with the [Government Accountability Board] a ‘Declaration of…

Nine U.S. state capitals allow right to bear arms

When Wisconsin lawmakers gather to discuss the business of the day at least one of them is legally packing a concealed weapon, amid the ever-present and heated gun law debate in the United States. Wisconsin is one of just nine US states — out of 50 — which have expanded conceal-carry…

Bombs Over Planned Parenthood

Police in Grand Chute, Wisconsin are investigating a homemade explosive device that blew up at Planned Parenthood last night. Luckily, the clinic was empty and no one was hurt: The clinic, one of very few in the the state that provides abortions, has been a constant target of anti-choice activists,…

Romney: ‘Take our message to the women of America’

Following a recent poll that showed President Barack Obama with a 2-1 lead among female voters in swing states, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that his campaign would “take our message to the women of America.” A USA Today/Gallup survey of 12 of the top battleground states…

WATCH LIVE: Wisconsin officials discuss mysterious booms

Officials from Clintonville, Wisconsin are scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday regarding a mysterious series of loud underground booms and vibrations that have occurred for several days. No earthquakes have been reported near the area, and there are no nearby military or mining operations. Visit msnbc.com for breaking…

Senator’s sudden resignation breaks Wisconsin GOP’s majority

Wisconsin State Senator Pam Galloway, one of the three Republicans facing recall elections later this year, said Friday that she would be resigning soon due to a series of sudden health problems in her family, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “After a great deal of thought and consideration, I’ve decided…

Obama celebrates return of jobs from China

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — A day after telling China’s next leader his country must play by global economic rules, President Barack Obama Wednesday celebrated the return of US jobs from the vast Asian economy. Obama, seeking to boost manufacturing in key swing states hit by high unemployment as he cranks up…

Union membership slipped further as attacks came in 2011

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The percentage of workers represented by a union dipped slightly in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday, as organized labor came under attack in states once considered union strongholds, including Wisconsin and Ohio. In 2011, 11.8 percent of U.S. workers were represented by a…

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