June 9, 2012 The initial wave of reaction has died down from Wisconsin's closely watched recall election last Tuesday, and now both conservatives and progressives are taking what the results mean back to their respective constituencies.
June 6, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory Tuesday wasn't the only defeat for organized labor. Adding to the day being a memorably rotten one for unions were voter initiatives in two of California's largest cities, San Diego and San Jose, aimed at reducing the burden of public employees' pensions on taxpayers.
June 6, 2012 Gov. Scott Walker's recall election victory might not seem like it would have much relevance outside the Badger State. But the outcome may embolden other governors to follow Walker's lead and move against public employee unions. It also could boost conservatives and disrupt President Obama's re-election strategy.
April 3, 2012 Impressive wins Tuesday could help Mitt Romney further the growing sense in his party that resistance is futile, that he will be the nominee. It would also make his rivals' arguments for staying in the race, especially those of Rick Santorum, the last not-Romney to pose a threat, sound ever more forced and divorced from political reality.
March 30, 2012 Republican Gov. Scott Walker ran into voter backlash last year after he signed a law stripping public employees' unions of collective bargaining rights.
March 30, 2012 Several polls gave Mitt Romney a healthy lead in Wisconsin... Meanwhile Rep. Paul Ryan, who some wanted to for president and is considered a veep possibility, endorsed Romney... Obama's campaign demanded that Romney make public tax returns going back to the 1980s... Obama, who criticized his predecessor's use of executive power, has become a fan.
March 21, 2012 The contest consuming most potential voters is not the state's April 3 presidential primary when 42 potentially crucial delegates will be awarded. It's the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.
March 16, 2012 A Wisconsin recall election will go ahead as planned even though its target, one of four Republican state senators facing recalls, said Friday that she's resigning.
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.
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.
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.