Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute

WASHINGTON — Among the thousands of demonstrators who jammed the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds this weekend was a well-financed advocate from Washington who was there to voice praise for cutting state spending by slashing union benefits and bargaining rights.

The visitor, Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, told a large group of counterprotesters who had gathered Saturday


On, Wisconsin

We proudly claim Russ Feingold(the only Senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act), Tammy Baldwin(the first openly gay person elected to Congress), Gwen Moore(the state’s first African-American Representative), Gaylord Nelson(father of Earth Day), and Robert LaFollette (father of modern US progressivism in general). >Read More<


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is loved and hated

The winner of several elections, Walker stumbled in his first race in 1990 for state Assembly. The victor was Milwaukee Democrat Gwen Moore, who is now in Congress. There remains no love lost between them. Moore, in an interview, called him a proud, vain “union buster.” >Read More<


House votes to block federal funding from Planned Parenthood

And Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin went as far as implying that it is better to have an abortion than make a child be forced to live “eating Ramen noodles” and “mayonnaise sandwiches.” >Read More<


Attack on Planned Parenthood funding isn’t about saving money

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., spoke about the hardship, humiliation and contempt endured by low-income mothers. She might have been speaking for all women across time — especially of their need for affordable family planning services. >Read More<


To Defend Planned Parenthood, Congresswoman Talks About Her Own Abortion

Speier wasn’t the only congresswoman to speak out to counter inflammatory rhetoric with personal experience. Paul Broun, a physician and Republican from Georgia, and Gwen Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, also shared a heated exchange. >Read More<


A tale of three teachers: Checking in with protesters inside the Wisconsin Capitol

It is her second career. From 1993, she worked “in this building as a legislative aide,” for state Reps. Mark Meyer and Gwen Moore. >Read More<


Congresswoman Moore Spoke on the House Floor late last night

In support an amendment that would have restored cuts to Title X funding that help low-income women access birth control:

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Moore addresses Voter ID on anniversary of 15th Amendment

On Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 Congresswoman Gwen Moore was joined by elected officials and community leaders at a press conference held at her Milwaukee office addressing the proposed Voter ID law that Wisconsin’s new Governor Scott Walker and the State Legislature are trying to push through.

Moore felt that it was fitting to hold such a press conference


Lawmakers Press Pentagon To Give Veterans’ Benefits To Service Members Discharged Under DADT

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Defense Department Thursday to allow all service members discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell” to apply for honorable-discharge status, which would make them eligible for veterans’ benefits.

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) sent the letter, signed by 32 of her Democratic colleagues, to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. While