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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Russ Feingold
Political insiders are seeing Sen. John McCain as a key player in the upcoming Senate vote to expand background checks for gun buyers, and that has conservative constituents rocking. They say they're sick and tired of his Republican-In-Name-Only tendencies.
A green-energy auto loan program that has come under sharp scrutiny lately from Republicans got an early boost back in 2008 from Rep. Paul Ryan, records show.
Four years ago, Wisconsin Democrats controlled the governorship and both U.S. Senate seats and turned out in overwhelming numbers to help elect President Obama.
In the tumultuous 18 months since Republican Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over workers' rights, recall elections over a contentious union rights law, and a partisan divide that's strained families and friendships. Now, Mr. Walker and Mr. Barrett are headed for a rematch.
The straw hat, shoes and neon vest Doris "Granny D" Haddock wore during her cross-country walk more than a decade ago are becoming teaching tools for a new generation of political activists.
In less than a year, Ron Johnson has gone from small-business owner to contender for a seat at the Senate Republican leadership table. In November, Mr. Johnson beat longtime liberal Sen. Russ Feingold out of his blue-state Wisconsin seat as part of the Tea Party tidal wave. Now Mr. Johnson is in a smaller but higher-stakes election for Senate Republican Conference vice chairman.
Just as many voters were getting over a record-setting string of state Senate recall elections with the prospect of another against the governor, the parties are gearing up for what many are predicting will be a hard-fought race for the open U.S. Senate seat left by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.
An independent fundraising group supporting former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential bid has raised $12 million so far this year.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said Tuesday he would not run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, opening the door for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was toying with entering the race.
The mortgage-servicing industry should fund a new commission to compensate homeowners who may have wrongly been kicked out of their homes, a top U.S. banking regulator said Wednesday.
Civil libertarians and war opponents coped Wednesday with the realization that Tuesday's Republican coup had cost them their most outspoken voice in Congress: Wisconsin's junior senator, Democrat Russ Feingold.
Republicans held all of their Senate seats left open by retirements and picked off several seats held by Democrats to capture at least six seats in the midterm election, giving them a louder voice in the legislative chamber most likely to shape President Obama's agenda for the next two years.
Removing the snake from the garden with a stick was a rejection of the snake but should not be seen as an endorsement of the stick - except as the closest available tool with which to eject the snake. The stick should not be seen as a substitute snake.
In an already unusual Senate election year filled with bizarre talk about witches and "aqua Buddhas," and chickens as currency, the waning days of the 2010 campaign season continue to crank out weirdness.
Democrats struggling to hold on to their congressional seats - or just make it to Washington - are getting backup, a cash infusion and a dash of star power from a political spouse who is making a highly anticipated return to the campaign trail: first lady Michelle Obama.
"We need to consider how sending more troops would affect the entire region and our efforts to fight al Qaeda globally," said Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, who called for a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. "Spending billions more dollars and sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan may not significantly improve conditions on the ground, and may actually prove counterproductive in stabilizing Pakistan and fighting al Qaeda in the region and around the world."
But Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, said Thursday evening while he opposes the defense spending bill, he would not help Republicans "delay passage of the defense bill in order to block the Senate from considering health care reform."