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UNIONS:: Union Pension Scam? Feds Investigating – Via Meadia

By at May 14, 2012 | 1:02 pm

UNIONS:: Union Pension Scam? Feds Investigating – Via Meadia

It isn’t just evil Wall Street bankers who commit financial fraud. Recent news out of Kansas City serves as a reminder that unions can be just as prone to financial shenanigans as major corporations. The Kansas City Star reports that multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, have initiated an investigation into gross mismanagement of pension funds ... Go To Article

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GOV. SCOTT WALKER:: The Wisconsin Boom | Washington Free Beacon

By at May 10, 2012 | 11:07 am

GOV. SCOTT WALKER:: The Wisconsin Boom | Washington Free Beacon

BY: CJ Ciaramella - May 10, 2012 12:00 pm Wisconsin has pulled back from the brink of fiscal insolvency after Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining and budget reforms, despite doomsday warnings of fiscal disaster. Neighboring Illinois, whose Democratic governor opted for tax hikes, has not fared as well. Wisconsin voters appear happy with Republican ... Go To Article

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VOTER FRAUD:: One Million Recall Signatures and Only 650k Votes?

By at May 9, 2012 | 1:01 pm

VOTER FRAUD:: One Million Recall Signatures and Only 650k Votes?

by REBEL PUNDIT, May 9, 2012, Breitbart The numbers don’t lie, do they? That all depends, I guess, on which numbers you mean. After a year of protesting and fighting to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an interesting number peered its way into the public yesterday—the primary vote tally. The total number of votes cast in the Democratic Party primary for ... Go To Article

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WISCONSIN RECALL:: Votes Point to Strong Base for Wisconsin’s Scott Walker – WashWire – WSJ

By at May 9, 2012 | 10:14 am

WISCONSIN RECALL:: Votes Point to Strong Base for Wisconsin’s Scott Walker – WashWire – WSJ

By Danny Yadron Tuesday night’s primary voting in Wisconsin offered a perhaps revealing insight into Republican enthusiasm before Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election next month. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary to face Mr. Walker in the June 5 contest, beating Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk , the favorite of labor unions. Mr. Walker, ... Go To Article

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WORKING-CLASS VOTERS in Ohio key to presidential election – CBS News

By at May 3, 2012 | 11:06 am

WORKING-CLASS VOTERS in Ohio key to presidential election – CBS News

This post originally appeared on Slate. (CBS News) -- Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel is 34, but he looks 19. He not clean cut--he's freshly shorn. So when the young State Treasurer explains that he's going to beat incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown by winning over working class voters who spend their day with equipment that is hot, heavy, and dirty, ... Go To Article

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THOMAS SOWELL:: A Cynical Process – RCP

By at May 1, 2012 | 12:50 am

THOMAS SOWELL:: A Cynical Process – RCP

By Thomas Sowell Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being -- not by what they actually are or what they actually do. Many people, who do not look beyond the vision or the rhetoric to the reality, still think of labor unions as protectors of working people from their employers. And union bosses still employ ... Go To Article

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WISCONSIN RECALL Shows Citizens United Bolstered Democracy – CommentaryMag

By at April 30, 2012 | 12:44 am

WISCONSIN RECALL Shows Citizens United Bolstered Democracy – CommentaryMag

By Jonathan S. Tobin, 04.29.2012 - Commentary Ironies abounded in the Sunday New York Times’ front-page feature about union efforts to force the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The newspaper is right about the fact that the recall may turn out to be a warm up for the presidential election this fall, but it speaks volumes about both the bias of the piece ... Go To Article

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WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Walker Gains in Wisconsin: NYT Shields Readers From Distressing News – Via Meadia

By at April 30, 2012 | 12:43 am

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD:: Walker Gains in Wisconsin: NYT Shields Readers From Distressing News – Via Meadia

The New York Times has a long piece on the political situation in Wisconsin this morning, and in some ways it is reasonably balanced. The reporters note, for example, that the Koch brothers own a factory in Wisconsin that is unionized and that the union and management at the factory seem to have a reasonably productive relationship. It also gives controversial Governor ... Go To Article

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JOHN McCORMACK:: The Battle for Wisconsin – The Weekly Standard

By at April 24, 2012 | 12:48 am

JOHN McCORMACK:: The Battle for Wisconsin – The Weekly Standard

BY JOHN MCCORMACK Brookfield, Wisc. Governor Scott Walker is facing the fight of his political life. On June 5, in the third gubernatorial recall election in U.S. history, Wisconsin voters will either choose to keep Walker in office or elect a Democrat. Polls show a tight race with Walker hovering at or slightly below 50 percent and holding a small lead over ... Go To Article

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TOBIN:: Recall Puts Wisconsin Into Play for GOP « Commentary Magazine

By at April 17, 2012 | 2:08 pm

TOBIN:: Recall Puts Wisconsin Into Play for GOP « Commentary Magazine

The decision by Democrats and their union allies to try and defeat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker via recall is increasingly looking like a bad bet. The latest poll numbers out of the Badger State show that Walker leads all possible Democratic challengers in the vote that is scheduled for June 5.  The best showing of the four Democrats in the race was from Milwaukee ... Go To Article

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