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Wisconsin GOP: Restrict Food Stamp Recipients’ Choices

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

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Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)  speaking at a markup session in April.

Workers’ rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month.

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When Does an Error Become a Lie? The Case of the Missing Decimal Point

This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury.

This is a story about Dr. John Thorp and a Missing Decimal Point, an odd mystery that raises questions about when an error becomes a lie, and when—in the context of court proceedings—a lie becomes perjury.

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Federal Court Tosses GOP Senator’s Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has no standing to challenge a law that gives him a benefit he's free to reject, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has no standing to challenge a law that gives him a benefit he’s free to reject, the Seventh Circuit ruled.

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Wisconsin Republican Tries to Get Rid of Workers’ Weekends

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

The bill would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to give up their legally-mandated one day off per calendar week.

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Chris Christie Joins GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Supports 20-Week Abortion Ban

Christie's endorsement brings him in line with all of the other major potential Republican nominees who endorse the extreme abortion ban.

Christie’s endorsement brings him in line with all of the other major potential Republican nominees who endorse the extreme abortion ban.

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Scott Walker Continues Campaign Against Obamacare, Despite Facts

Walker wrote in an email to supporters on Monday that the United States should move forward with “bold conservative reforms to improve health care,” in place of the Affordable Care Act.

The ACA, despite concerted efforts by congressional Republicans and GOP-controlled state legislatures to undermine the law, has added 16.4 million people to health insurance rolls since October 2013.

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Wisconsin Admitting Privileges Requirement

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

The sweeping opinion ruled the law had been passed with the improper purpose of restricting abortion access in the state—a policy endorsed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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Wisconsin City Asks Gov. Walker to Remove Abortion Funding Bans

There are hundreds of thousands of people in Madison of reproductive age who rely on public health insurance and are unable to use that insurance to cover the cost of abortion care.

The City of Madison Common Council on Tuesday passed a resolution asking federal and state governments to increase funding for full-spectrum reproductive health care services, including abortion, for low-income people.

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Wisconsin GOP Pushes Through ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill

The Wisconsin legislature on Friday approved a “right-to-work” bill that will bar unions from requiring workers to join or pay union fees. The measure, which passed the state legislature by a 62-35 vote after an all-night debate, will now go to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for approval.

The Wisconsin legislature on Friday approved a “right-to-work” bill that will bar unions from requiring workers to join or pay union fees. The measure, which passed the state legislature by a 62-35 vote after an all-night debate, will now go to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for approval.

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