Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Assembly unanimously voted to remove the majority leader from his post Tuesday amid allegations that he groped one woman and verbally abused another during a trip to Washington last week. State Rep. Bill Kramer, who had held the Assembly’s second-most powerful position since September, wasn’t at the meeting. He […]

Right-wing Wisconsin governor signs new abortion restrictions into law

Right-wing Wisconsin governor signs new abortion restrictions into law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law on Friday new abortion restrictions that opponents said could lead to the closing of two of the state’s four abortion clinics. Opponents of the law, which goes into effect Monday, July 8, filed a federal lawsuit challenging it. The law requires women to undergo an ultrasound before they […]

Obama was ‘too busy’ to help Democrats recall Scott Walker

Obama was ‘too busy’ to help Democrats recall Scott Walker

President Barack Obama now claims he was too busy to help fellow Democrats throw union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker out of office in last week’s recall election. “As President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,” Obama told Green Bay radio station WBAY in an interview. “Obviously, I would have loved to […]

Walker survives recall, scores win for Republicans, Tea Party

Walker survives recall, scores win for Republicans, Tea Party

When the votes came in on the effort to recall controversial Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it wasn’t even close. Republican Walker kept job, trouncing Milwaukee Republican Mayor Tom Barrett by 10 points — 55 to 45 percent. The divisive Walker, who rammed through legislation to strip Wisconsin’s public sector unions of collective bargaining power, now […]

Dump Steele effort gains momentum

Dump Steele effort gains momentum

A group of conservatives on the Republican National Committee’s governing board has launched an “Anybody but Steele” campaign and are gathering pledges from other committee members not to back the beleaguered RNC chairman, POLITICO has learned. Members of the Republican National Conservative Caucus held a conference call and sent e-mails last week in an attempt […]

Are you ready for an eight-state blizzard?

Are you ready for an eight-state blizzard?

Much of the upper Midwest braced for frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall Sunday as the National Weather Service warned of blizzard conditions spanning parts of eight states. The heavy storm was moving eastward a day after it dumped 20 inches of snow in parts of the region, forcing numerous road closures and even postponing for […]

Health care reform’s growing pains

Health care reform’s growing pains

It’s a centerpiece of President Barack Obama‘s health care remake, a lifeline available right now to vulnerable people whose medical problems have made them uninsurable. But the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan started this summer isn’t living up to expectations. Enrollment lags in many parts of the country. People who could benefit may not be able […]

Obama tries to reverse falling Democratic fortunes

Obama tries to reverse falling Democratic fortunes

President Barack Obama will travel to the Midwestern state of Wisconsin Monday as part of a broad effort to stem ebbing political support over the slowing economic recovery. The president will deliver remarks on the economy at the Milwaukee Laborfest, a labor union gathering, one of many held around the country as America celebrates Labor […]

Obama’s campaign plan: Blame Republicans for everything

Obama’s campaign plan: Blame Republicans for everything

President Barack Obama continued his blame game Monday, traveling to America’s heartland and saying all the failures of his administration is the fault of Republicans. Republicans, he said, are the party of “no, we can’t.” President Barack Obama derided his Republican adversaries on a visit to the US heartland Monday, saying their slogan for the […]