January 17, 2012 How badly do Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's opponents want him out of office? So badly they collected significantly more signatures than they needed to ensure a recall election for the governor. We're talking more than a million signatures, according to the Democrats who, to meet the Tuesday deadline, were hauling boxes of documents to the state office responsible for reviewing them.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seen here in Maple Bluff, Wis. in December, expects opponents to force a recall election against him.
January 5, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington on Thursday to talk up the merits of the anti-union legislation that has landed him in hot water — and to raise funds to save his job.
Rihanna did not have the song of the summer.
December 27, 2011 We look back at the podcasts we've done in 2011 and tell you what we got right, what we got wrong and how everything turned out in Wisconsin and Iceland. Plus, we try to to figure out why that Rihanna song that cost so much money, bombed on the radio.
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December 13, 2011 Voting-rights groups are launching what could be the opening round in a lengthy legal challenge to new state laws requiring voters to show photo ID. The ACLU — along with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty — filed suit in federal court claiming Wisconsin's new voter ID law is unconstitutional, the equivalent of a poll tax.
November 15, 2011 Opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker have formally launched their effort to turn him out of office before his term ends, starting the process of collecting the signatures required to get a recall election on the state ballot.
September 30, 2011 While Florida threw the political calendar into confusion Friday by moving its primary up to Jan. 31 from March, Wisconsin is going in the other direction, moving its primary back as a cost-savings measure.
August 19, 2011 Russ Feingold, the former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin knocked out of office as part of the 2012 Republican wave, has decided against running for governor or the Senate.
August 10, 2011 For the state's Democrats and their union supporters, Tuesday's results were just the latest setback. Earlier in the year, state senate Democrats fled Wisconsin in an ultimately failed effort to prevent passage of the anti-union laws. Then Wisconsin Democrats lost a court challenge to the new anti-union legislation They also lost an effort to unseat a Republican on the state Supreme Court.
May 24, 2011 Try as he might, Wisconsin's Russ Feingold in 2010 couldn't hang onto the Senate seat he occupied for three terms, so strong was the mid-term election wave. Now, in a reversal of fortune, he may be the Democrats' best hope for keeping Sen. Kohl's seat in Democratic hands.
May 17, 2011 Ryan's decision doesn't mean Democrats won't be able to nationalize the race. They just won't be able to use him as effectively to do it. They'll still be able to argue that Wisconsin is important nationally because of the slim majority Democrats hold in the U.S. Senate.
April 27, 2011 University of Wisconsin physicians who gave government workers excuse notes so they could protest against Gov. Scott Walker at the state capitol in Madison earlier this year without losing pay or falling into other trouble are themselves in hot water.
April 7, 2011 The high court race took a bizarrer turn as the GOP judge went from behind to way ahead.
April 6, 2011 JoAnne Kloppenberg, a Democrat, said she defeated Republican incumbent Justice David Prosser to win a hotly contested supreme court seat. The race was seen nationally as a referendum on GOP Gov. Scott Walker's tough dealings with public-employee unions.
March 30, 2011 Wisconsin judge Maryann Sumi told state officials she meant it when she said they shouldn't implement a new law that reins in the collective bargaining rights of unions. Republican state officials had tried to do an end-run around her order. She threatened them with sanctions if they persisted.
March 25, 2011 An Indiana county prosecutor resigned after it was discovered he sent an e-mail to Gov. Scott Walker's office suggesting the Wisconsin chief executive stage an attack on himself to discredit his Democratic Party and union opponents.
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