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Chris Hayes interviews Wisconsin Democrat Mary Burke who’s polling dead-even with Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of this year’s election.

In narrow vote, Senate backs ending early voting on weekends

This sentence sums up the state Republican agenda well:

Republican state senators narrowly approved bills Wednesday to end weekend voting before elections, allow lobbyists to make political donations earlier in the political season and curb lawsuits by those exposed to asbestos.


The John Doe Files

Among the things disclosed in the John Doe documents released today:

■ In April 2010, Michael Best & Friedrich paralegal Kelly Teelin sent Rindfleisch a photo of four dogs and a joke about someone whose dogs qualified for welfare because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddys are.”

[Walker’s aide Kelly ]Rindfleisch wrote back: “That is hilarious. And so true.”

Wonder how Michael Best & Friedrich feels about this?

Oh, wait.  There’s more. As hoitycoity pointed out:

hoitycoity answered: Also, his aide forwarding that incredibly racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, et al email

■ In another email, sent in July 2010, [Walker’s then-chief-of-staff Tom] Nardelli forwarded Rindfleisch and others a joke about someone who has a nightmare about turning into a black, Jewish, disabled gay man. “Oh God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat,” the email concludes.

Unsealed email ties Scott Walker to secret email system

Read: Documents released from John Doe investigation

Amid Christie Scandal, Buono Says Some Democrats Have Buyer'€™s Remorse

The list is rife. Patrick Gaspard, the former White House political director and Democratic National Committee executive director, promised help but did not deliver. The committee’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “came at the very end and it was like you were at a funeral, she was just not very encouraging.” When Ms. Buono asked the chairwoman to send out an email from her fund-raising list, Ms. Wasserman Schultz suggested she would and then “didn’t even do that; isn’t that sad?” 

Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says

When women succeed, America succeeds.

--President Barack Obama (via herblondness)

The Tea Party has no cohesive political ideology; they’re just yelling about stuff more or less at random.


Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Wisconsin’s Odd Couple

Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin hold the record for the two senators from the same state who have voted in opposition most frequently.