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Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 15

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 Protesters defy deadline, remain inside Wisconsin Capitol over Sunday night

At 3:30 p.m., there was an announcement over the loudspeaker that the Capitol would close soon. Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) urged the crowd to go: "Do the most important thing of this campaign, which is to follow me out the door at 4 o'clock." He was widely booed, and responded, "I'm not telling you what to do, I'm asking you." Some did leave at 4 p.m. But thousands stayed. >More
 Protesters plan to defy order to vacate Wisconsin Capitol

A showdown looms between police and protesters as the state tries to close the Capitol on Sunday afternoon and resume normal business hours. Since the protest began two weeks ago, protesters have been staying 'round the clock inside, sleeping on the floor. On Friday, the state Department of Administration announced it would shut the Capitol beginning at 4 p.m. for cleaning and reopen it at 8 a.m. Monday. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 14

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 Embattled Walker stands up to aggressive questioning on Meet the Press

NBC's David Gregory interviewed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday's Meet the Press, pressing him on the union-curbing budget bill that has caused mass demonstrations at the Capitol. Walker deftly handled Gregory's aggressive questions by insisting on the reasonableness of his position. >More
 A visit to the Wisconsin Capitol, before the doors are barred

I just left the Wisconsin state Capitol. It was 5:30 p.m. exactly when I walked out the door. A half hour later, no one who wasn't already here would be allowed to enter. There was a long line coming in -- two of them actually, leading to doors on either side of the building. >More
 Photos from the Saturday, Feb. 26, rally at the Wisconsin Capitol

Tens of thousands gathered on a chilly and snowy day in downtown Madison to continue to demonstrate against Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill. >More
 Bradley Whitford and other Hollywood stars whip up Wisconsin protesters

The West Wing's Bradley Whitford and two Hollywood friends joined in the protest against Gov. Scott Walker during Saturday's massive rally at the Capitol. As members of the Screen Actors Guild, Whitford, Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Robert Newman (The Guiding Light) claimed solidarity with the sign-carrying Wisconsinites incensed by Walker's union-curbing budget bill. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol protests massive for second consecutive Saturday

Tens of thousands of people packed the Capitol Square and State Street on Saturday afternoon, their numbers rivaling and perhaps even topping even last week's massive crowds. The scene was festive and overwhelmingly pro-union and anti-Walker, with scant sign of any counter-protesters. >More
 Rep. Tammy Baldwin rallies protesters, leads them up State Street to Capitol

This morning's rally on Library Mall was organized by Fair Wisconsin, the Madison-based group that advocates for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people. But other than a rainbow-painted sign here and there, it didn't really look like a rally for gay rights. >More
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