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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Wisconsin budget standoff

Apr 27, 2011 — University of Wisconsin physicians who gave government workers excuse notes so they could protest against Gov. Scott Walker at the state capitol in Madison earlier this year without losing pay or falling into other trouble are themselves in hot water.
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Mar 18, 2011 — She wants time to review whether the way it was passed violated the state's open meetings laws.
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Mar 11, 2011 — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that removes the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. As a result, Walker withdrew the threat of a massive layoff, which he said would have been needed if the bill on bargaining rights had not been approved.
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Mar 10, 2011 — Wisconsin protests
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Mar 4, 2011 — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he'll send out layoff notices
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Mar 3, 2011 — Besides Walker's layoff threat, a GOP senate leader threatened the missing Democrats with contempt. For their part, the Democrats, still holed up in Illinois, said state senate majority leader, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, lacked the power to find them in contempt and drag them back to Wisconsin.
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Mar 2, 2011 — Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate have voted to begin fining Democrats $100 for every day they're absent without leave. The Democrats, who fled the state to quash a bill that would limit public-employee unions, say the threat of a fine won't sway them.
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Feb 28, 2011 — Wisconsin Capitol closed to new visitors
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Feb 28, 2011 — Libya; Iraq; Wisconsin protesters; the Oscars
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Feb 25, 2011 — Wisconsin Assembly passes controversial financial legislation over objections of Democrats
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