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ACTION ALERT: Sign petition asking President Obama to continue John Doe II investigation in Wisconsin

July 20, 2015 by Barbara With SIGN THE PETITION requesting President Obama re-open the John Doe II investigation that the Wisconsin Supreme Court closed on July 16, 2015. We need 100,000 signatures by August 18 to escalate our plea to the President. Please sign the petition here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/investigate-wisconsin-supreme-court-and-its-decision-stop-john-doe-ii-investigation July 19, 2015 Dear President Obama, We the People […]

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Eagle Scout Scott Walker Doesn’t Know How to Fold American Flag

  July 19, 2015  By Jason Huberty Scott Walker bragged on the campaign trail about folding the American flag like he learned as a Boy Scout. In fact, Walker screwed up on step 2, as can be seen in the screenshot image taken from the Boy Scouts of America website. The field of stars should remain visible on […]

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How Walker Told the World That He is more Dangerous than Pedophiles or Gays

July 17, 2015 by Maureen Matusewic Governor Scott Walker’s controversial quote about the proposal that would allow gay Boy Scout leaders has brought a hailstorm of media attention to the policies of the Boy Scouts. The conservative Independent Journal Review reported on Tuesday that Walker said, “I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts […]

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Scott Walker Throws Curve Ball with His Two-Minute ‘Kohl’s’ Pitch

  July 17, 2015  By Nicole Desautels WISCONSIN — Scott Walker delighted the suburbanite crowd with his folksy, oft-repeated (even Jimmy Fallon had fun with it) “Kohl’s Curve” speech during his presidential campaign kick-off event at the Waukesha Expo Center on Monday. If this president thing doesn’t pan out for him, he has a bright future […]

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Walker says that the thing he at first didn’t admit to, but later admitted to, was ‘huge mistake’ (but wasn’t his fault)

  July 12, 2015  By Nicole Desautels At an Independence Day parade last weekend, Governor Scott Walker was asked point blank if he had been involved in the proposal to make changes to the Wisconsin’s open records law — drastic changes that would have led to a “secretive government hidden from public oversight.” Walker, at the time, refused to answer […]

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Rep. Robin Vos (R-63) drinking beer during the evacuation of the Capitol because of a "credible bomb threat." Photo: Jason Huberty

Lawmakers Drinking on the Job Shielded from Press Scrutiny

July 11, 2015 by Barbara With On July 8, about four hours into the 2015 Assembly budget debate, the State Capitol was evacuated for what police called a “credible bomb threat.” During the evacuation, a group of male legislators headed to a sidewalk tavern across the street from the Capitol for what the Capital Times dubbed a “bipartisan beer summit.” Among the beer […]

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Walker doesn’t deny being involved in Open Records changes

July 5, 2015    By Nicole Desautels Wisconsin governor Scott Walker showed off his “word salad” skills in front of reporters on Saturday at a Wauwatosa Independence Day parade. Walker was asked directly, in an on-camera interview shot by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mary Spicuzza, about his involvement in the proposal to make changes to the state’s open records […]

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Leader of right-wing group that radicalized Charleston killer donated $3,500 to Scott Walker

By Jason Huberty, June 22, 2015 Scott Walker has all but officially declared he is running for president, but it appears he will join the list of Republican presidential candidates who received campaign donations from the head of a right-wing white supremacist group credited with radicalizing the Charleston church killer. As reported by The Guardian, […]

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While You Were Sleeping: What Happened to Wisconsin Public Schools

May 20, 2015  by Heather DuBois Bournenane [This article is reprinted from Monologues of Dissent. -Editors] I don’t know if you were following what happened at the Wisconsin Capitol last night, but here is a summary: The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to put forward an education budget that will harm our kids into perpetuity. […]

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Community Response Team Supports Young, Gifted & Black Coalition

May 14, 2015 In the aftermath of Paul Heenan’s shooting on November 9, 2012, a group of residents from the Madison community, former and current law enforcement officers, representatives from social service agencies, mental health experts and academics formed a group that calls itself the Community Response Team. We were deeply shaken by the police […]

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