The judge held off on issuing an injunction stopping enforcement of the ban until at least June 16. [Update: Some counties are marrying couples immediately, but the state’s attorney general is trying to stop that and the judge will consider that request in a hearing Monday afternoon.]
A second racist email forward found in released messages from a former aide to Walker, then the Milwaukee County executive. “That is hilarious. And so true.”
“THE NIGHTMARE … ‘I can handle being a black, disabled, one armed, drug-addicted Jewish homosexual … but please, oh dear God, don’t make me a Democrat.’” A 2010 email forward from then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s then-chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli, to his deputy, Kelly Rindfleisch. Update: Another racist email.
“Wisconsin’s discriminatory exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage does not serve any compelling, important, or even legitimate government interest,” the lawsuit argues.
“I will choke that illegal Mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging fucking chairs around and turn off your Walkman.”
An RNC fundraiser brought the Republican Party’s most buzzed-about presidential prospects under one roof for an audition in front of elite donors. “They actually really like Rand.”
Can you tell me how to get, how to get, to Pennsylvania Avenue?
“You may see Jesus when you look at them. I see Satan.”
The Republican governor of Wisconsin hints at a possible presidential run in 2016.
The state has become the site of 2012’s apocalyptic political battles. The ideological heartland.
“As Americans, we are one. And when you attack one of us, you attack all of us.”
SEIU attacks LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for pension reform proposal. Villaraigosa wants to raise the retirement age of city workers to 67 and increase employer contributions to the system.
BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and Michael Hastings joined Piers Morgan to break down the Wisconsin recall Wednesday. “I think this really elevated [Walker] to be kind of a folk hero on the right. I think you’ll see him with a big role at the convention,” Smith said on the panel.
The new star plans to take a day off to ride his Harley, before continuing his trajectory as conservative standard-bearer. To the convention, at least.
Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall results. “The union members, they’ll support us.”
Fury at Obama, worry about November. “Everything is great,” says Barrett at the end.
A blue-collar voter took the news of Scott Walker’s victory a bit too hard.
It’s always important to clarify whose side you’re on.
A bitter race comes with especially bitter accusations of wrongdoing. “Page two of the playbook for preparing for a recount,” a Republican says.
Obama uses campaign list to encourage supporters to support Barrett in Wisconsin recall election.
June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin. The recall election is Tuesday.
The spot, featuring a dead toddler, that drew Tom Barrett’s ire in a debate hasn’t aired in the Madison media market since Thursday night, per a source.
Denies he’s a target in a long-running investigation of his county office.
Ryan and Priebus rally the troops in Racine County. The message: win in Wisconsin and win the general.
In the epic showdown between Big Blue and Big Red, Walker’s margin may be the number being watched from Chicago and Boston, JOHN ELLIS writes. A Walker blowout would be a warning to Obama.
Dems ramp up their ad buys as the race increasingly leans toward Walker.
New ad touts job numbers that Democrats say aren’t true (Walker revised the numbers from his first year in office this week). The latest shot in the $18 million air war in Wisconsin.
Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will host a fundraiser for Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. “We are confident that they will be here for us,” says a Democratic Party spokesman.
Today’s fight in Wisconsin is over a video of Scott Walker saying he would “divide and conquer” unions, shot before his controversial budget repair bill. Democrats note inconsistencies.