When the Senate passed the Patriot Act after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, only one senator voted against it: Russ Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin. At the time, he expressed concern over where it could lead. And in the wake of revelations about the scope of NSA surveillance, it turns out the former senator's fears were completely justified.
Voters in Wisconsin bought the tea party line because the president and his party have not been able to provide a believable alternative.
After the release of former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold’s new book, “While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era,” Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald spoke with him about the deliberate curtailment of American civil liberties over the last 10 years.
"The president is wrong." So says one of the newly appointed co-chairs of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Here we see former Sen. Russ Feingold taking stock of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon on Monday's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," declaring that the "unholy alliance" between big business and certain political operatives on the right (although not exclusively from that side of the aisle) is being challenged. (more)
A year and a half after voters gave him the boot, former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold is poised to get his old job back. A new poll shows Feingold leading four hypothetical opponents in the 2012 Senate race by double digits, boasting favorability ratings deserved by one of the great Senate champions.
Stephen Colbert talks with Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold, deposed from the U.S. Senate in the last election, about the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which we find was based on a landmark precedent known as "Money Talks v. Bullshit Walks."
The only way to objectively define the tea party is to find a test case. And thanks to Wisconsin's Senate race, we have exactly that.