Tag: Scott Walker

  • Top GOP contenders seek to change nation’s tune on immigration

    By Yaël Ossowski  / February 27, 2015  / Watchdog.org In the wake of a Texas judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, derided by most House and Senate Republicans, a quartet of top GOP leaders are bringing fresh perspective to the idea of positive immigration reform within their party and, if…

  • Frustrations, excitement grip voters on election day in Wisconsin

    By Yaël Ossowski | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE — At Marquette University in downtown, the line to vote extended past the entrance of the door and turned left down a hallway of offices. Students with backpacks stood alongside dozens of parents towing child behind them, giving them a glimpse of the tranquil process that has been…

  • At small suburban elementary school in Wisconsin, Walker casts vote

    By Yaël Ossowski | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE— Voter number 51 at Jefferson Elementary School in Wauwatosa. As a testament to fair democracy, despite the sea of millions of ballots to be cast in the Badger State gubernatorial recall election Tuesday, this single vote is counted just like any other. Though the ballot cast was that of…

  • In final night, Walker supporters rally to end recall discord

    By Yaël Ossowski | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE —  And so it comes to judgment day. All across Wisconsin, voters head to the polls to record their voice in what has become the most bitter battle for hearts and minds that the Badger State has ever known. On the eve of election day, just nine hours…

  • Preibus meets the troops in Wisconsin

    By Yaël Ossowski | Wisconsin Reporter WAUWATOSA — After the tea party tidal wave hit the national and state capitols during the mid-term elections in 2010, establishment Republicans seemed uncertain on what this grassroots energy would become once given the reins of governance. Less than 20 months later, the battle that initially set its eyes…