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  1. President Obama’s re-election and the return of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate have solidified Obamacare as law. After months of holding out for Obama’s defeat, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and other state officials have seven days to decide how to hand Affordable Health Care Act before the federal deadline, Nov. 16.

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports what this decision means for Wisconsin, here.

  2. "I thought (picking Ryan) was a signal that this guy (Romney) was getting serious, he’s getting bold; it’s not necessarily even a frustration over the way Paul Ryan’s been used but rather in the larger context. I just haven’t seen that kind of passion I know Paul has transferred over to our nominee, and I think it’s a little bit of pushback from the folks in the national campaign. But I think for him to win, he’s got to (do) that."

    -Gov. Scott Walker

    Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  3. Wisconsin is still recovering from the tragedy that occurred in Seattle Monday night. Thousands of Cheeseheads and other football fans joined Facebook groups such as “Boycott the NFL,” in response to the controversial call made by temporary referees at the end of the fourth quarter.

    But politicians are jumping into the conversation, too. President Obama is discussing the need for the refs to return at press conferences, Paul Ryan is using this debate to attack the Obama administration and Gov. Scott Walker is tweeting about the final call.

    Ironically, all of these politicians are calling for compromise between the official referees and the National Football League, but they can’t seem to have bipartisan negotiations of their own.

  4. With this pick (Romney) showed that the R next to his name doesn’t just stand for Republican. It stands for reformer.”

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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Read more about Walker’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

    jsonline.com »

  5. From WSAU.com

    Let’s keep our family squabbles to ourselves. 

    That, in essence, is what Governor Scott Walker told the four Republican U-S Senate candidates [last week]. He told reporters that he wished Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann, and Jeff Fitzgerald would put out positive messages instead of attacking each other – which has become increasingly common with their primary just two weeks away.

    wsau.com »

  6. The total spent by both campaigns in the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker was more than twice what the 2010 governor’s race cost, according to a new tally by the Democracy Campaign. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports

    The Democracy Campaign estimated Walker and groups supporting him spent $58.7 million, compared with $22 million spent by Barrett, three Democrats whom Barrett defeated in the May primary and groups supporting Democrats. Additionally, independent candidate Hariprasad Trivedi spent about $300,000.

    jsonline.com »

  7. Scott Walker fans at Misfit Politics created their own “Honey Badger” parody to celebrate the Wisconsin governor’s recent victory in the state’s recall election. The video is based on the 2011 viral sensation, "Honey Badger." 

    The Wisconsin state animal is, fittingly, a badger.

    Yahoo! »

  8. [Obama] just assumed from the very beginning that Wisconsin was going to be his. But you know what? We’re going to win Wisconsin and we’re going to get in the White House.”

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    Mitt Romney during his bus tour stop in Janesville, Wis.

    Wisconsin hasn’t voted for a Republican for president since Ronald Reagan, but with Gov. Scott Walker surviving the recent recall election, the GOP has a renewed sense of power in the Dairy State. The Boston Globe explains why Romney predicts he’ll win Wisconsin.

    Boston.com »

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