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November 29, 2011 5:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker Can't Shrug Off Recall Effort

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October 06, 2011 11:47 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker: Wall Street Greed Has Nothing To Do With "Real Issues"

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September 26, 2011 11:50 am ET filed under Video

Gov. Walker Claims Pensions, Health Care Benefits Were "The Only Changes We Made" For Public Workers

From the September 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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April 14, 2011 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Koch-Funded Walker Testifies To Congress About Prank Call

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April 14, 2011 11:40 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Braley Demands Gov. Walker Apologize For Crony Hire

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April 12, 2011 5:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa Taps Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker To Testify About Tackling State Debt

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April 04, 2011 3:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker Adds Drunk-Driving Son Of Campaign Booster To State Payroll

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March 02, 2011 5:12 pm ET filed under Blog

WI Republican: We're "Wasting Valuable Time" On "Classic Overreach" By Gov. Walker

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March 01, 2011 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Likens Wisconsin State Senate Democrats To Army Deserters

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February 28, 2011 4:49 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Governors Seek Medicaid Block Grants That Would Destroy Jobs, Undermine Health Care Reform

Coming out of the National Governors Association meeting this weekend, several Republican governors have a new talking point — they want federal block grants to fund Medicaid. Governors like Rick Scott (R-FL), Scott Walker (R-WI) and Haley Barbour (R-MS) are touting block grants — capped allotments of money — as the solution to the lack of flexibility in their state Medicaid programs. However, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that the increased flexibility would come with financial risks and costs to the states, as well as cuts to Medicaid eligibility and benefits. Additionally, providing states with block grants for Medicaid would fundamentally change how the program is funded and would ultimately undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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February 28, 2011 3:18 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker's New Talking Points On Local Contracts Are Seriously Misleading

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February 28, 2011 10:25 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 27, 2011

This week's Sunday political chatter was focused on two very, very different places: Wisconsin and Libya. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) defended his union-busting efforts on Meet the Press by arguing that union contract agreements in recent weeks prove public workers aren't being honest when they say they'll accept his pension and health insurance demands, but that's disingenuous; the agreements he referenced had been in the works long before his power grab. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) joined Walker in suggesting that collective bargaining is to blame for state budget troubles, but the facts don't bear that out. Meanwhile on Fox News Sunday, Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) asserted that public employees are overpaid (before absurdly claiming that the Bush tax cuts worked) and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) told ABC viewers that Walker is simply fulfilling a campaign promise.  None of these claims is true. On other topics, Mike Huckabee (R-AR) lied about the national debt on Fox News and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) falsely asserted that President Obama never showed support for Iranian protesters in the summer of 2009.

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February 25, 2011 3:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Poll: Only The Wealthy Support Gov. Walker

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February 25, 2011 9:36 am ET filed under Blog

Primer on Critical 11th Day Of Wisconsin Budget Standoff

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February 24, 2011 4:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker: Union-Busting Scheme "The Only Way" To Balance Budget

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February 24, 2011 9:41 am ET filed under Blog

What The "Koch" Tapes Tell Us About Gov. Walker

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February 23, 2011 1:15 pm ET filed under Fact Check

MYTHS & FACTS: GOP Union-Busting In Wisconsin

With Republican Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to cripple public employee unions in Wisconsin provoking a major backlash, it's important to have the facts straight. Several dishonest claims from Walker supporters get repeated so frequently and sound so straightforward that they become ingrained. But the fact remains that Walker's plan goes far beyond what's necessary to fix the budget, and would eventually destroy public workers unions. Furthermore, while anti-union forces blame Wisconsin public workers for the state's budget problems, that both ignores the recession that created the budget trouble and hides the reality that banning collective bargaining for public workers hasn't saved other states from the recession. Indeed, 80 percent of such states have worse budget problems than Wisconsin. 

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February 23, 2011 12:25 pm ET filed under Blog

CONFIRMED: Gov. Walker's Strategy Call With "David Koch" Really Happened

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February 22, 2011 10:31 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 20, 2011

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February 22, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - February 20, 2011

With nearly 70,000 protestors out in Madison, WI to reject Gov. Scott Walker's (R) attempt to break the state's public employees unions on Sunday, the morning shows focused almost exclusively on labor disputes — meaning there was plenty of misinformation flying about Wisconsin workers. Former RNC chair Ed Gillespie told Meet the Press that "we're not talking about eliminating collective bargaining," even though that's precisely what Gov. Walker wants to do (he even said as much in his own Sunday morning interview). Former Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) falsely claimed that Wisconsin public employees don't pay anything toward their health insurance. Meanwhile on Face the Nation, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) claimed the fight in Wisconsin is about "modest shared sacrifice," even though the governor has rejected such "modest" compromises in his drive to bust the unions. Elsewhere, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Rep. Ryan in distorting spending figures, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claimed there's no reason to think world opinion of the U.S. has gone up in the Obama era.

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February 18, 2011 3:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: Wisconsin Dems Should Respect Results Of "Change Election"

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February 17, 2011 6:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Hasty Defense Of WI Gov. Covers Up Self-Inflicted Budget "Crisis"

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