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Posted by Mary Bottari on December 01, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is walking and talking a lot like he is running for President of the United States. The Wisconsin governor who famously told his cabinet that he was inspired by Ronald Reagan to kill Wisconsin unions is throwing his hat into the ring, and Walker is garnering kudos from good friends like government-slayer Grover Norquist.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 20, 2014

The rightwing is trying--and failing--to persuade the public that Republican uses of executive authority on immigration were different than Obama's. Here's what the right gets wrong.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 13, 2014

Healthcare for millions of Americans is at stake in the latest Affordable Care Act challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 05, 2014

Minimum wage and paid sick day measures have been gaining momentum in the past year -- but keep an eye out for bills promoted by ALEC designed to crush that momentum and limit local control.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on November 05, 2014

At least twenty American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member state legislators and alumni ran for higher office in Tuesday's election. How did they fare?

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 04, 2014

Rex Sinquefield, who has been described as a "new American oligarch," has reported spending almost $9.5 million on Missouri state politics in 2014 alone, bringing Sinquefield's total spending in the state to nearly $41 million since 2006.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 03, 2014

A hole in Wisconsin's campaign finance laws opened by federal judge Rudolph Randa in September is being exploited by out-of-state billionaires like Sheldon Adelson.

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