Commentator Glenn Beck and others have repeatedly drawn parallels between Egypt and the Wisconsin protests. 'Ah, they're not the same in any way, shape, or form,' says Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Unionized civil service workers and Gov. Scott Walker remain miles apart over collective bargaining as Wisconsin budget showdown continues. What will it take to break the deadlock?
Protesters showed signs in the rotunda of the State Capitol prior to Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State address in Madison, Wis., Jan. 25, 2012. More than a year after the standoff over union rights that rocked Wisconsin for weeks, the Republican governor faces Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett (D) in a recall election.
The AFL-CIO is planning a protest Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan. This follows ongoing labor unrest in Wisconsin and Ohio over plans to reform public sector collective bargaining rules.
Protesters filled Wisconsin's state capital for a week, demonstrating against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut union bargaining rights. How has the state's political mood shifted from left to right?
In recent years, public support for labor unions has begun to wane. Will this trend continue as state and local governments face budget challenges? Protests in Wisconsin may be an indicator.
At stake in the fight between unions and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the perception of public-sector unions and how much clout they'll retain in an era of tight budgets for state and local government.
Wisconsin protests at the state Capitol pit a new wave of tea party-inspired Republicans against Democrats defending their most cherished ideals. It's a political drama that echoes across the country and could play out again across the newly 'red' Midwest.
As the morning fog lifts, riders work a pair of horses at the Southern Oaks Training Center in Sorrento, Fla.
Let's be clear: Governor Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues aren't really trying to balance the budget. They're using budget shortfalls caused by their own reckless tax cuts as a pretext for attacking collective-bargaining rights and the union movement.