Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wisconsin Public-Sector Unions Battle Could Spread To Other States

Conservatives expect Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker to wrap up his state’s budget debate this week. But the budget clash that erupted in Wisconsin which pitted public-sector unions and their supporters against fiscal conservatives represented by the Tea Party movement may signify … Continued

Rasmussen: 48% Back Wisconsin Governor In Spat With Unions

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided. … Continued

O’Connell On Capitol Hill Sleepovers At Politico’s Arena

Ford O’Connell’s response to ‘Time to nix Capitol Hill sleepovers?’ At Politico’s “The Arena” America is currently faced with a budget deficit that would scare even the Greeks. So kudos to the members who have decided to put the livelihoods … Continued

RNC Chairman Priebus Makes Inroads With GOP Donors

The Republican National Committee raised $5.7 million in January, and new Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that $3.5 million of the total came in after his election Jan. 14. “We owe a lot of our success to major donors who … Continued

New Mexico Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman To Retire

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) will retire from the Senate, a Democratic source with knowledge of Bingaman’s plans confirmed Friday. Bingaman is the fourth senator to caucus with the Democrats to announce his retirement this election cycle. The others are Kent … Continued

Under The Guise Of OFA, Unions Try To Make Hay In Ohio & Indiana

Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to strip collective-bargaining rights from the state’s public-employee unions, President Barack Obama’s campaign organization is mobilizing its followers in … Continued

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Gets Tough With Unions

It is always good to see a CivicForumPAC backed-candidate, like Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker, work to make good on their campaign promises. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentiel‘s Patrick McIlheran quips: This is exactly why Walker is right to limit the … Continued