Should Journalists Sign Recall Petitions?


I’ll be adding updates at the top of the post as this story progresses. – blue cheddar Saturday’s #newsq: Ask Gannett, is signing a recall petition really more of a political statement than not signing it?… — NiemanWatchdog (@NiemanWatchdog) March 24, 2012 Today Genia Lovett from the Appleton Post-Crescent broke the news that “25 more »

Republican Sen. Schultz wants to end politically motivated recall elections in Wisconsin

recall walker tent

Wisconsin News: The Republican state lawmaker whose moderate politics placed him at the center of a fractious debate over the Wisconsin budget last year said Saturday in Mauston he plans to introduce legislation that will end politically motivated recall elections. Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, told members of the Juneau County Republican Party at the more »

Walker Supporter Behaving Badly


The following post is based on reports from social media and from the video above. Zach W. at Blogging Blue has also covered this incident. His post is worth the read. I find myself with more questions than answers regarding what’s being shown on this video. Why would anyone say something to the effect of more »

Wisconsin Republicans to redistrict some Dem recall candidates out of their homes. Dems fire back with federal lawsuit

“This has nothing to do with redistricting, or to ensure proper representation. This has nothing to do with advancing sound policy – or creating jobs. This is the continuation of what we saw last winter — a punitive assault with the only goal of making 50% of Wisconinites’ values and voices extinct.”-WI Dem Chair, Mike more »

Wisconsin: The out-of-state money and agitators.

You know what’s sad? The only bit of news here is that the price paid for a signature gathered against a Democrat might have risen from 50 cents to $2.00. But I’m still upset. Why is that? After all, it is already verified Republicans have paid workers 50 cents per gathered signature in Green Bay. more »

Grab bag ‘o’ blogging: Recall Senator roster, Clerks recount tomorrow at 9am, Walker vs. Feingold

Recall Updates Recalls against Republicans: Next up: Cowles  The caravan of recall Cowles signatures arrives in Madison 12:30PM Thursday! AND there are rallies tomorrow!: in Kaukauna at 5pm, Green Bay at 7pm.  Details at from Daily Kos: “The Cowles filing is significant, as he is the sixth and final Republican potentially vulnerable in a recall election. With more »

Senator Fred Risser: You da man.

Senator Fred Risser is the longest serving state legislator in American political history and he has never lost an election. How much do Madisonians love Fred? How’s this: He received the longest standing ovation of any person on the stage in an evening of almost screaming-at-the-Beatles-in-a-frenzy-ovations at the Ed Schultz town hall here recently. So more »