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American government officials now say that Raymond Davis, the American man arrested in Pakistan last month after shooting two men dead in Lahore, was part of a covert, C.I.A.-led team of operatives, according to The New York Times.
When asked by NPR today whether there was any room for compromise on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip most state government workers of their collective bargaining rights, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) said no.
State and local investigators looking into the personal finances and campaign accounts of freshman Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) are also looking into his relationship with a political consultant who has received $817,000 in fees from Rivera's campaigns or affiliated political committees since 2006, The Miami Heraldreports.
Earlier Friday, Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D) directed some sharp words at Republicans from the floor of the Assembly's chamber, at a moment when he wasn't even supposed to be speaking. Democratic members of the Assembly are in the Capitol even as their 14 counterparts in the Senate are still sticking to the walkout they initiated Thursday.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued a challenge to the 14 Democratic state Senators who staged a walkout Thursday, daring them to return to the Capitol by the end of the day.
25,000 people turned out for Thursday's protests in Madison, Wisc., according to the Associated Press, in the third day of demonstrations against Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial proposal to strip most state government workers of their collective bargaining rights.
File this one under: brevity win. Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D) is one of the 14 Democrats who staged a walkout Thursday, and who no one seems to be able to locate. But that doesn't mean she has been in total hiding.
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) sent a letter to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today, asking the Governor to axe the budget proposal that would strip most state government workers of their collective bargaining rights.