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MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 24: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to the press outside his office at the state capital Building on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the state capital building for the past ten days while the governor has tried to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Stripping Unions Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Despite thousands of supporters protesting in the Capitol, The Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation that will strip workers of collective bargaining rights. No one knows when it will be voted on in the Wisconsin Senate, since Senate Democrats have fled to prevent a vote.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Despite George W. Bush’s effort to bring Democracy to Iraq, Iraqi citizens this week are rebelling against the corruption in their own Government, and poverty. Iraq had a surplus of 52.1 billion through then end of 2009, but many Iraqi citizens live in poverty.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Tea Party Candidates Champion Unusual Causes

Tea Party Candidates Champion Unusual Causes

So much for supporting smaller Government, these are just 9 of the causes that tea party backed candidates support, including a bill making it mandatory for citizens to purchase a gun within 6 months of turning 21.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

A U.S. military general deployed “psychological operatives” to manipulate senators into more funding and troops for the war in Afghanistan, which is becoming increasingly unpopular among the American public.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Troopers would absolutely use force on Wisc. protesters if ordered

Troopers would absolutely use force on Wisc. protesters if ordered

Governor Scott Walker has already threatened to call in the National Guard against protesters. Now he’s threatening them with violent force, and a high ranking officer says they won’t hesitate to use it.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Lou Sarah, Sarah Palin’s Account, vanishes from Facebook

Lou Sarah, Sarah Palin’s Account, vanishes from Facebook

In what many are seeing as an obvious admittance of guilt on Sarah Palin’s part, the account “Lou Sarah” which Wonkette exposed as Sarah Palin’s personal facebook account, has been taken down.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Kansas High School Newspaper Says It’s Moral to Execute Gays

Kansas High School Newspaper Says It’s Moral to Execute Gays

Despite the alarming rise in gay teen suicides, a high school in Kansas allowed one of their students to publish an article that says that “[same-sex] relationships just are not normal” and also states “same sex dating should be frowned upon”. It also cites a biblical verse calling for the death penalty for same-sex couples.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Fox Reverses Poll Results To Falsely Claim Most Americans Favor Ending Collective Bargaining

Fox Reverses Poll Results To Falsely Claim Most Americans Favor Ending Collective Bargaining

Fox has been known in the past to distort the truth, but today they actually reversed poll data to falsely claim that America supports what Fox News believes on this issue.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Indiana Deputy AG Calls For Live Ammunition and Deadly Force against WI Protesters

Indiana Deputy AG Calls For Live Ammunition and Deadly Force against WI Protesters

A deputy Attorney General tweeted that he believes “live ammunition” should be used against the protesters in Wisconsin. What happened to toning down the rhetoric? Via Indiana News; A deputy in the Indiana Attorney General’s Office is no longer employed by the office following online comments he made concerning protesters […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
A detail from a Time Magazine put out in June of 2010. From Wisconsin to Indiana, New Jersey to Arizona, GOP state governments are slashing corporate taxes and dissing federal assistance all the while dumping new burdens on the poor and working class. (Time Magazine)

GOP Governors Shift Burden To Poor, Middle Class To Pay For Tax Breaks For Rich, Corporations

In red states laden with debt, Republican Governor’s see fit to cut money from programs that help the poor, yet continue to champion and sign into law NEW tax cuts and tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. What are their priorities? Via Common Dreams: Arizona: Following months of nationaloutcry and […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Georgia Republican’s anti-abortion bill would require investigations of miscarriages

Georgia Republican’s anti-abortion bill would require investigations of miscarriages

The Congressman who wants to redefine rape victims as “accusers” now wants investigations into miscarriages. Shouldn’t that be considered wasteful, unnecessary, Government spending? Via Raw Story: Legislation recently introduced to the Georgia legislature by House Republican Bobby Franklin would make abortion the legal equivalent of murder and require miscarriages to be […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Michele Bachmann Thinks Glenn Beck Can Solve The Budget Deficit

Huh? That’s right, Michele Bachmann thinks that self-proclaimed ‘rodeo-clown’ Glenn Beck is qualified to solve the Budget Deficit.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ To Receive $1.2 Million In Tax Credits, Thanks To Law Palin Signed

Via The Huffington Post: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the 8-part TLC reality show, is set to receive $1.2 million in tax credits, helping the program’s producers recoup a third of the $3.6 million they spent filming in the Frontier State. According to a measure, signed into law by then-Gov. Palin in 2008, […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Wisconsin Democrats Hide Out To Protect Union Workers From Losing Benefits

Via The Wall Street Journal: MADISON, Wis.—State Democratic senators, holed up in out-of-state hotels, gave no timetable for a return to the capital, putting on hold a fiscal bill that would limit collective-bargaining rights for most state workers. “When we go back is ultimately up to the governor’s willingness to […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

These are just 10 examples from the GOP’s war on women, I’m sure you can find many more.

by Matthew Desmond· · Information and Resources, News
House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR

Via Care2: Conservative politicians in the House have accomplished their goal of voting to defund Planned Parenthood, a move that could leave tens of thousands without access to affordable birth control, health screenings and STI prevention and treatment. But don’t worry, you are still paying millions of dollars to slap an […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

Via Reuters: Supporters of legislation to reduce public employee union bargaining power and benefits in Wisconsin were far outnumbered by opponents on Saturday, as the two sides shouted competing slogans under clear skies. Tens of thousands have demonstrated throughout the week against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposals, which supporters say […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

Interest group ranks Arizona near the bottom in children’s health care

From Az Capitol TImes: Arizona ranks among the lowest-performing states in the nation for children’s health coverage, riding the bottom line for access, affordability and equity, according to a national report. The State Scorecard of Child Health System Performance was released this month by The Commonwealth Fund, a bipartisan foundation […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

Wisconsin Governor Wants To Strip Union Workers Of Their Rights, With Unions We Stand

This is a pivotal moment in American history. A moment where we can either stand for the American workforce, or see it destroyed. Earlier this week, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin and the Republican led legislature attempted to slam a bill down the throats of the public workforce in that […]

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

Wisconsin Governor Threatens Protesters With National Guard

By Nurse Pam We all understand that Governor Walker of Wisconsin is trying to balance the budget. One of the many items the Governor is plotting for attack is Medicaid, and public employee insurance programs. Rather than cutting off the people, maybe Governor Walker, as well as other politicians, should […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News