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Labor unions feel snubbed by Democratic Party at Charlotte convention

Bryan Pfeifer is not happy with the Democratic Party. The activist with Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement says it was a slap in the face to unions for the Democratic Party to hold its national convention in North Carolina, a right-to-work state that has never been friendly to organized labor. >More
 Wisconsin delegates have comparatively low profile at Democratic National Convention

The Wisconsin delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa were treated like royalty. They were given a prime location on the convention floor, right up front and to the right of the stage. >More
 Activists usher in Democratic National Convention in Charlotte with a protest march

Larry Klein doesn't think it makes any difference who wins the election in November. Nevertheless, he drove from his home in Sault Ste. Marie on Michigan's upper peninsula to Detroit, where he got on a bus with other protesters and made the all-night journey to Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention will be held this week. >More
 Why do Republicans hate Obamacare? (audio)

Some of the loudest boos this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa came when speakers mentioned the dread word "Obamacare" -- the pejorative for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress in 2010. >More
 RNC attendee bucks GOP's anti-environmental stance with ConservAmerica

Rob Sisson is tired of seeing environmentalism being dismissed by Republicans. In a party that recently adopted the slogan "drill baby, drill" he's a bit of an odd duck. But he's prodding the party to take environmental issues seriously. >More
 Delegates swoon over Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention

While Walker seemed tentative and a bit nervous, Ryan was a man completely at ease with himself on the national stage. Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" blared from the speakers as Ryan swaggered onto the stage to thunderous applause. During his speech he was confident and funny, and portrayed the Obama administration as one that had been filled with new excitement but has failed. >More
 Wisconsin Realtors make controversial donations to Wisconsin Club for Growth

Newly filed federal tax forms show that the Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance, a WRA offshoot billed as "a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization devoted to representing homeowners and property owners," gave $1,059,367 to Wisconsin Club for Growth in the fiscal year between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. This accounted for most of the Alliance's expenditures that year. >More
 Wisconsin state Rep. Brett Hulsey pleads no contest to disorderly conduct charge

Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) pled "no contest" Aug. 15 to disorderly conduct for flipping a 9-year-old boy, whom he did not know, off his inner tube while both were swimming on July 4 at Spring Harbor Beach. >More
 Scott Walker speech a high point for Wisconsin delegates at GOP convention

"Scott captured the mood. And most importantly, he captured what everybody's thinking - that Mitt Romney did a very daring thing by picking Paul Ryan," Tommy Thompson said from the floor. "And by doing this, he's telling the world that they're going to solve the problems and not keep postponing them." >More
 National GOP and Romney campaign have high hopes for Wisconsin

Not since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan won re-election, has a Republican candidate for president won in Wisconsin. But now Rick Wiley, the Republican National Committee political director, believes the stars are aligning to end that drought. Wiley spoke to reporters in a Tuesday conference call from the Republican National Convention in Tampa. >More
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