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    1. November 21, 2014

      Republican aspirants’ immigration outrage

      President Barack Obama’s planned reform of immigration rules has reignited an issue likely to roil the 2016 presidential...

    2. November 5, 2014

      Republicans win tight governor races

      Republicans have been emboldened by the re-election of governors who enacted tough conservative economic policies, in some...

    1. October 29, 2014

      State polls are referendum on economy

      Wisconsin and Minnesota share a border, have winters that seem to last half the year and are nearly identical...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Tax ‘experiment’ rebounds on Republican in re-election campaign

      Sam Brownback is urging a crowd of 60 or so local Republican party workers to make one final push in the last stretch of his...

    3. December 31, 2013

      US politics: who will make the running in 2014?

      US President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and incoming Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will be the most...

    4. November 30, 2012

      Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

      Remember “Make It Easy on Yourself”? Scott Walker certainly doesn’t. The ex-Walker Brothers frontman has eradicated all...

    5. October 31, 2012

      Michigan referendums overshadow election

      There is a presidential election going on but in Michigan – the birthplace of Republican challenger Mitt Romney – there is...

    6. October 22, 2012

      Gunman kills three in Wisconsin shooting

      A gunman killed three people and injured four others at a salon in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the latest...

    7. August 31, 2012

      Was it good, bad or just ugly?

      Clint Eastwood arrived at the Republican national convention as Mitt Romney’s mystery guest, and left much the same way...

    8. August 28, 2012

      Republicans in deal with Paul supporters

      The Republican national convention will get under way on Tuesday, with Chris Christie, the famously explosive New Jersey...

    9. August 10, 2012

      Dead Can Dance: Anastasis

      Not for Dead Can Dance the two-a-penny term “reunion”. The Australian duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry prefer...

    10. July 2, 2012

      Republican group raises $3m more than rivals

      The Republican Governors Association raised almost $4m more than its Democratic counterpart in the second quarter, raking in...

    11. June 29, 2012

      Republican states pressed on Obamacare

      Many US states will have to quickly create the health insurance exchanges required under the Obama administration’s...

    12. June 21, 2012

      Supreme Court deals blow to unions

      The US Supreme Court dealt a blow to labour unions’ ability to fundraise for political activity when it ruled to make...

    13. June 6, 2012

      Walker victory powers Romney

      The failed Democratic push to recall Wisconsin’s Republican governor, billed as the “second most important election” in the...

    14. The World

      June 6, 2012

      Obama’s losing battle with history

      Scott Walker at his victory party on June 5. AP Photo/Morry Gash The great novelist William Faulkner once said: “The past...

    15. June 6, 2012

      Wisconsin governor survives recall vote

      Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s controversial Republican governor, on Tuesday night convincingly defeated Democrats and unions in...

    16. June 4, 2012

      Recall vote to influence US campaigns

      Scott Walker faces the prospect on Tuesday of becoming only the third governor in US history to be recalled, as angry voters...

    17. May 14, 2012

      Wisconsin vote highlights US polarisation

      Scott Walker says one good thing has emerged from the campaign to remove him as Wisconsin’s governor: he gets to spend more...

    18. May 9, 2012

      Democrat to fight Wisconsin recall vote

      Wisconsin faces a bruising month of political campaigning after the Democratic party selected its candidate to face Scott...

    19. April 1, 2012

      Wisconsin’s unions look to bigger battle

      Pride is beaming from the face of Stephanie Bloomingdale, one of Milwaukee’s top union leaders, as she recounts the...

    20. March 30, 2012

      Wisconsin governor faces recall vote

      Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s controversial Republican governor, will face a recall election on June 5, raising the prospect...

    21. March 28, 2012

      Attack ads excite TV station owners

      For those people in Madison, Wisconsin, who had tuned into NBC’s Today Show, Wednesday morning’s advertisement was a...

    22. March 28, 2012

      Wisconsin voters focus on ideological battle

      From the second-floor office of his home on the shores of Moose Lake in Nashotah, Mark Neumann is reluctant to endorse any...

    23. March 22, 2012

      Backers pile pressure on Santorum

      The stakes for Rick Santorum in the presidential primary contests in Louisiana and Wisconsin are already high. After a...

    24. January 16, 2012

      Wisconsin governor faces threat of recall

      Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s governor, faces the prospect of becoming only the third US governor in history to be recalled from...

    25. November 9, 2011

      Ohio rejects move to limit workers’ rights

      US trade unions will attempt to build on the momentum from their decisive victory in an Ohio collective-bargaining...

    26. October 26, 2011

      US pensions gap: Regions of rancour

      Ted Strickland is “mad as hell”. The Democratic former governor of Ohio is one of the most high-profile voices in a struggle...

    27. October 12, 2011

      Unions use Wall St protests to seek ‘fair deal’

      US labour unions are using the momentum of anti-Wall Street protests as a way to amplify their members’ concerns at a time...

    28. August 10, 2011

      Democratic campaign falls short in Wisconsin

      US labour unions and Democrats were dealt a significant blow after an expensive campaign to oust six Republican state...

    29. August 9, 2011

      Wisconsin poll seen as judgment on governor

      Democrats in Wisconsin failed in their effort to oust six Republican state senators following a weeks-long standoff in...

    30. June 2, 2011

      Connecticut model has lessons for White House

      Surrounded by wallpaper depicting scenes from the American War of Independence, Dan Malloy, the Democratic governor of...

    31. May 26, 2011

      US judge blocks curb on union rights

      A controversial proposal to scrap almost all collective bargaining rights for most public-sector workers in Wisconsin was...

    32. May 7, 2011

      Miles Kane: Colour of the Trap

      Miles Kane Colour of the Trap (Sony Music) One half of The Last Shadow Puppets, his Scott Walker-themed collaboration with...

    33. April 14, 2011

      Wisconsin governor defends union curbs

      Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin who recently passed legislation stripping collective bargaining rights from public...

    34. April 6, 2011

      Washington keeps close eye on battle in Badger State

      With a budget crisis in Washington, an uncertain economic recovery and US forces engaged in military action in Libya, a...

    35. March 19, 2011

      Judge blocks state’s union rights law

      A Wisconsin judge has blocked a controversial law to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees, saying it may...

    36. March 15, 2011

      Power of public sector unions is Wisconsin issue

      From Mr Lawrence S. Schneiderman. Sir, I must point out that efforts by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican state...

    37. March 14, 2011

      Taking away union rights is political

      From Mr Boris A. Ruggieri. Sir, Michael P. Mulhall (Letters, March 11) cannot be serious when he suggests that “struggling...

    38. March 13, 2011

      Wisconsin: battle might be over but...

      With the standoff between Republican politicians and government unions in Wisconsin coming to an abrupt close last week...

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