What Anthony Weiner could learn from Mark Sanford Anthony Weiner says he will soon decide whether to run for mayor of New York. As the former congressman weighs the pros and cons, he might want to keep an eye on Mark Sanford's comeback attempt in South Carolina. More
Six politicians plead not guilty in alleged NYC mayor's race plot New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and five other politicians pleaded not guilty Tuesday to corruption charges in connection with an alleged plot to buy a line on New York City's mayoral ballot. The allegations revived public concerns about a documented culture of exploitation in Albany that has prompted officials to seek legal recourse to induce change. More
Boston bombing suspect: City shut down amid manhunt With the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing still at large early Friday morning, Gov. Deval Patrick ordered everyone in the city to stay home. "There is a massive manhunt underway," he said at a morning press conference, calling it a "rapidly developing situation." Police Col. More
Democrats raise $22M for House races The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised a record $22.6 million during the first three months of the year, officials announced Thursday. It ended March with $8.9 million in cash reserves and $4.5 million in debt. More
Walker, Burke Shift Focus to Independents in Wis. Governor’s Race Governor Scott Walker has already run a statewide campaign in Wisconsin for his seat, twice in fact. First, he ran in 2010 against Tom Barrett and won. Then, in 2012, the two candidates had a rematch in a recall election — Walker, again, triumphed. 07/30/2014 - 7:13 am | View Link
Wis. governor survives recall The recall was a rematch of the 2010 governor's race. Throughout the campaign, Walker maintained his policies set the state on the right economic track. Defeat, he said, would keep other politicians from undertaking such bold moves in the future. 06/5/2012 - 6:01 pm | View Link
Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race Originally published: May 9, 2012 6:28 AM Updated: May 9, 2012 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. - The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn't. In the tumultuous 18 months since Republican Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett in ... 05/8/2012 - 11:27 pm | View Link
Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor’s race MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn’t. 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 ... 05/8/2012 - 8:16 pm | View Link
Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn't. 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 ... 05/8/2012 - 7:53 pm | View Link
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Preview of the 2014 Gubernatorial ( Governor ) Elections A list of 2014 races for Governor. There will be 36 gubernatorial elections in 2014 featuring a number of key matchups. 08/28/2014 - 4:52 pm | View Website
Scott Walker Scott Walker is the Republican Governor of Wisconsin who, in 2011, proposed sharply curtailing the bargaining rights of public employee unions as a way to ... 08/28/2014 - 9:00 am | View Website
2011 Wisconsin protests The 2011 Wisconsin protests were a series of demonstrations in the state of Wisconsin in the United States beginning in February involving at its zenith as many as ... 08/28/2014 - 8:31 am | View Website
Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election Costs & Spending . The recall elections were the most expensive elections in Wisconsin history. According to the advocacy group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign ... 08/27/2014 - 2:37 pm | View Website
A communications professor at the University of Iowa will be protesting the color of the opposing football team’s locker room on Friday by dressing up as a robot and marching through the school’s annual “FryFest,” a celebration of Hayden Fry, the coach who had the locker rooms painted pink.
In his autobiography, Fry stated that the reason he had the opposing locker room painted pink was that “pink is often found in girls’ bedrooms, and because of that, some consider it a sissy color.” He believed it would make visiting football teams more passive, and his “experiment” was considered so successful that when the locker rooms were renovated in 2005, they added pink carpeting, metal lockers showers, sinks, and urinals.
India’s Amritpal Singh (right) opted to play even after FIBA officials banned him from wearing a turban, but said he was “humiliated.” CREDIT: AP The International Basketball Association’s ban on religious headwear like turbans, hijabs, and yarmulkes worn by some Sikh, Muslim, and Jewish basketball players is an “extremely disrespectful” way of forcing players to choose between their favorite sport and their religion, one of the Muslim women fighting to overturn the ban told ThinkProgress this week.
CREDIT: AP Images The shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown rekindled a debate about why police seem to target African Americans. Cell phone video posted this week suggests that clashes between unarmed black men and police can happen over little more than sitting on a chair. Chris Lollie, 28, says he was waiting to pick up his children in a skyway in St.