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  • Executive Order -U.S. Policy on Pre-and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties

    07/13/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 23 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Barack Obama
    train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;
  • Unions Win Fee Victory as Supreme Court ties 4-4

    03/29/2016 8:29:14 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/29/2016 | Adam Liptak
    A case that seemed poised to deal a major blow to public unions ended in a 4-4 tie on Tuesday at the Supreme Court, effectively delivering a big victory to the unions.
  • GOP Sells America Down the River

    12/17/2015 8:17:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 51 replies ^ | 12/17/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    So, very simply, ever since the Republican Party became the party of keeping the government open at all costs, we get bills like this. There's simply no stopping the Democrats. There's no mechanism. Every constitutional mechanism found in the power of the purse, Separation of Powers, the Republican Party years ago gave it away, in total fear of the media.
  • The Paul Ryan Compromise

    12/16/2015 7:53:04 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies ^ | 12/16/2015 | Jim Newell
    When Paul Ryan was handed the speaker’s gavel in late October, he pledged to restore normal order to the People’s House and eliminate the sort of backroom deals that rank-and-file members complain are shoved down their throats at the 11th hour. So, late Tuesday night, Ryan unveiled a few thousand pages of consequential tax, spending, and regulatory legislation costing roughly $2 trillion and gave Congress and the public two whole days to review everything.
  • Mayor Vows to Fight to Keep Nativity Scene in Park: 'It Represents Our Town'

    08/15/2015 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/15 | Fox News
    Cordova has said that Belen means Bethlehem in Spanish, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation is arguing that the nativity scene is religious in nature and should be moved to private property.
  • AmEx president Ed Gilligan dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

    05/29/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/2015 | Asspiciated Press
    NEW YORK – American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. The credit card company said the 55-year-old executive was coming back from a business trip. The plane made an emergency landing in the U.S., an American Express spokeswoman said, but she declined to say where Gilligan had been.

    05/09/2015 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 48 replies ^ | 05/07/2015 | Mike Flynn
    Securing the “fast track” authority to finalize a new trade deal, covering 40 percent of America’s exports, is a top priority for the Obama White House. The agreement, named the Trans-Pacific Partnership, would set new rules for America’s economic relations with Asia.
  • GOP Senators upset they have to work on the weekend

    12/13/2014 6:35:05 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Vote on legality of executive action scheduled for 9:00 p.m. EST.
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Obama Admin Renews Attempt to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Obey HHS Mandate

    09/10/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 16 replies
    Lifenews ^ | 09/09/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration announced today it will continue its legal battle against the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns dedicated to serving the neediest elderly in society. This comes despite the fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and another company in their bid to stop the HHS mandate
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08/26/14 | Judicial Watch
    CAIR also got several police departments in President Obama’s home state of Illinois to cancel essential counterterrorism courses over accusations that the instructor was anti-Muslim. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands. The group responded with a statement commending officials for their “swift action in addressing the Muslim community’s concerns.” CAIR has wielded its power in a number of other cases during the Obama presidency, including blocking an FBI probe involving the radicalization of young Somali men in the U.S. and pressuring the government to...
  • Glenn Grothman wins endorsement of former Senator Rick Santorum for U. S. Congress

    06/28/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | June 26, 2014 | Kyle Maichle
    When asked if the endorsement of Senator Santorum would change the complexion of the race for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District, Senator Grothman said that he expected the establishment to go against his campaign and feels that the establishment does not like conservatives. Former Senator Santorum said that he is no big fan of the establishment. The 6th Congressional District is located in parts of Northeastern and South Central Wisconsin. Major cities in the district include Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Neenah, Oshkosh, Port Washington, and Sheboygan. The winner of the August 12th GOP primary between...
  • Girls, 12, stab Wis. friend 19 times in planned attack, cops say

    06/02/2014 7:42:40 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 51 replies ^ | June 2, 2014 | ABC
    WAUKESHA, Wis. (WLS) -- Police say two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into some woods in southeastern Wisconsin where one of them held her down as the other stabbed her 19 times.
  • White House declares June LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/02/14 | Noah Berger
    LGBT rights just got another big push from the president himself. The White House on Friday issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama calling on Americans to eliminate prejudice “everywhere it exists,” declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
  • McConnell beats Tea Party challenge to win primary

    05/20/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/20/14 |
    At present, every poll has McConnell’s race against Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, as a dead heat with Election Day just six months away. Grimes also easily won her Tuesday primary. Her race with McConnell also is expected to be the most expensive congressional race this election cycle, as Republicans try to win a net six seats to take control of the upper chamber. If that happened, McConnell would replace Nevada's Democratic Sen. Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader.
  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Nine problems with the movie "Noah"

    03/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 41 replies ^ | 03/28/14 | Ben Shapiro
    It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.
  • The Inevitability of Obamacare for Illegal Aliens

    03/06/2014 5:08:09 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/05/14 | Michelle Malkin
    In Oregon this week, officials confessed that nearly 4,000 illegal immigrants had been "accidentally" steered from the state's low-income Medicaid program and instead were enrolled in Obamacare in violation of the law. Oopsie.
  • Fund-Raising by G.O.P. Rebels Outpaces Party Establishment

    02/02/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2014 | Nicholas Confessore
    Meanwhile, insurgent conservative groups like the Tea Party Patriots — emboldened by activists’ fury over compromises that Republican leaders have struck with Democrats on federal spending — now have formidable amounts of cash to augment their grass-roots muscle.
  • Third prominent banker found dead in six days

    02/02/2014 5:35:11 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    Housingwire ^ | 01/31/14 | Trey Garrison
    Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
  • Brogdon Filing to Run for Oklahoma Governor in 2014

    12/31/2013 7:33:16 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 3 replies ^ | 12/25/13 | Randy Brogdon
    Those who attended Restoring the Republic a few months ago (or have since watched the recording), you will remember Randy Brogdon, the former OK state senator. Senator Brogdon spoke with firsthand experience on the power of state government in pushing back against and nullifying federal overreach. He is now stepping up to run for governor. I wholeheartedly congratulate Senator Brogdon on his decision and wish him great success. I hope that many people from Wisconsin will consider donating to his campaign. A Brogdon administration would very likely be good not just for OK but for the entire United States. If...
  • Senate Passes 3-Month SGR 'Doc Fix'

    12/18/2013 2:53:03 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | 12/18/13 | Robert Lowes
    Physicians have received another holiday season reprieve from financial disaster as the Senate today easily approved a bipartisan budget deal — already passed by the House — that delays an almost 24% reduction in Medicare pay from January 1 to April 1.
  • Report: Boehner told group of House Republicans he’ll violate the Hastert Rule to raise the debt....

    10/03/2013 7:37:23 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10-03-13 | Allahpundit
    The lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had said he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt limit increase. The informal rule refers to a policy of not bringing to the floor any measure that does not have a majority of Republican votes. Other Republicans also said Thursday that they got the sense that Mr. Boehner would do whatever was necessary to ensure that the country did not default on its debt.
  • The Debt Limit, The 14th Amendment, And The GOP

    10/03/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10-03-13 | Karl Denninger
    I have wondered for quite some time why Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been screaming so loudly about not prioritizing and "causing" a default. After all, it's not a default if you cannot pay for every program that was appropriated. You're just not keeping your political promises, which may***** off voters but isn't a default. A default is exactly one thing -- the non-payment of coupon or principal when it comes due. Now I understand the reason -- the 14th Amendment doesn't empower The President to raise the debt ceiling on his own. No, the 14th Amendment requires him to...
  • Read the Partisan Letter Obama Sent Fed Employees After Shutdown Went Into Effect

    10/01/2013 6:15:05 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/01/13 | Beckett Adams
    “I will continue to do everything in my power to get the House of Representatives to allow our government to reopen as quickly as possible, and make sure you receive the pay that you have earned,” he said. Shortly after the shutdown went into effect, Congress introduced a bill that would assure retroactive back pay for all federal employees, meaning they will be paid in full once the shutdown ends.
  • House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

    09/30/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/30/13 | ERICA WERNER
    Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • United, Humana skip Wisconsin exchange; Anthem is in

    08/07/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    The Business Journal ^ | 08-06-2013 | Rich Kirchen
    Two of the three largest health insurers in Wisconsin — UnitedHealthcare and Humana — will not participate in the state’s online marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, but 13 insurers are considering selling to individuals and nine insurers have indicated an interest in selling to small businesses.
  • UPDATE: Gogebic Taconite posts armed guards at iron mine site

    07/10/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    WKOW- Madison ^ | Posted: Jul 09, 2013 11:36 AM CDT | Greg Neumann
    But a company spokesperson says they're simply trying to protect themselves from the types of protesters that vandalized the mine site on June 11th. 15 to 20 protesters raided the mine site in the Town of Anderson early that morning, throwing full soda cans and water jugs towards some workers. One of the protesters, who Iron County Sheriff's Deputies identified as 26 year-old Katie Kloth of Stevens Point, is facing a felony charge of robbery with use of force. A sheriff's report states Kloth forcibly stole a camera away from a Gogebic employee who was videotaping the protesters. The employee...
  • Senate rejects border fence

    06/18/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Minutes after the border fence, senators also voted to weaken current law that requires the government to have biometric checks such as fingerprints or eye-scans for every visitor to the U.S. — a recommendation of the 9/11 commission that looked into the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York. Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built. The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core...
  • Republicans Get Played Again

    06/17/2013 6:11:03 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2013 | Ann Kane
    Eventually, the College Board will hand over its student data to research organizations like SDP, with restrictions on sharing information; but Coleman was not clear on how this would happen. However, Coleman made it abundantly clear he will concentrate on data mining our schoolchildren's proclivities. So, how does intrusion into children's privacy through more accumulation of data support Coleman's stated goals of making students career and college ready? Now that many states have awakened to the deficiencies in Common Core and are even moving to defund them, Republican governors who bought Coleman's spiel three years ago need to redeem themselves...
  • Obama to Name Samantha Power to UN Post

    06/05/2013 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2013 | Julie Pace
    A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama's national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon. Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008 presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White House. She left the administration in February but was considered the favorite to replace Rice at the U.N. The official insisted on anonymity in order to confirm the...
  • IRS agent Stephen Seok, who intimidated conservative groups, gets punished… with a promotion

    05/31/2013 10:54:55 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/31/13 | Jim Treacher
    Through 2012, then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits. For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the events, and the names and credentials of all organizers… According to WXIX-TV/Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Seok is no longer an exempt organization specialist. He has since been promoted to “supervisor IRS agent.”
  • 11 WI GOP Assemblymen Voice Concerns, May Not Support Budget

    05/30/2013 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 15 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | 05/30/13 | Ethan Hollenberger
    With this in mind, we agree as a group that we cannot both represent our constituents and our conservative principles by supporting the budget in its current form. We in good conscience cannot support this budget unless the following issues are substantially addressed: · Adoption of Rep. Dale Kooyenga’s tax reform package and serious reforms to the “Marriage Penalty” tax. · Complete and total removal of the “DNA Collection Upon Arrest” proposal. · An overall reduction of $500 million in bonding. · Appropriations and tax reform done in a deficit neutral manner. · Double dipping 2/3 FTE employee provision returns...
  • East Troy special ed director to do job remotely

    05/28/2013 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ^ | 05/26/13 | Gitte Laatsby
    The School Board was open to some "outside the box" thinking, so Hibner and Peerenboom spent the following weeks evaluating what activities and duties could and couldn't be done from afar. They determined that with the help of videoconferencing and Skyping, the majority of Peerenboom's duties could be performed remotely. They presented a plan to the board that they say benefits the district as well as Peerenboom. The board unanimously approved a one-year change in Peerenboom's contract April 8.
  • Two Moms vs. Common Core

    05/12/2013 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/13 | Maggie Gallagher
    A great deal has been written and spoken about Common Core, but it is worth rehearsing the outlines again. Common Core is a set of math and English standards developed largely with Gates Foundation money and pushed by the Obama administration and the National Governors Association. The standards define what every schoolchild should learn each year, from first grade through twelfth, and the package includes teacher evaluations tied to federally funded tests designed to ensure that schools teach to Common Core.
  • Lockdown at Fort Knox reportedly lifted after shooting at post

    04/03/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 79 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 04/03/13 | Fox news
  • Italian police seize $1.7 billion from alleged green energy Mafioso

    04/03/2013 3:36:51 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/03/13 | Michael Bastasch
    Italian authorities have seized a record $1.7 billion in assets from a Sicilian green energy entrepreneur with alleged ties to the Mafia.
  • McCain Dismisses Obama Impeachment

    03/08/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 55 replies
    You Tube ^ | 02/27/13 | Phoenix townhall meeting
    Senator John McCain dismisses a question about the impeachment of President Obama and makes light of the questioner. He asserts that the recent popular election overrides any Constitutional issues or criminal actions by Obama. Following McCain's logic, an anti-American dictator can be elected, who commits criminal acts, and Congress can do absolutely nothing about it.
  • Was Chief Justice John Roberts Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare?

    02/10/2013 8:02:21 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 54 replies ^ | 02/10/2013 | Katie Baker
    Many of us have questioned what causedRoberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as repo..., and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question.
  • S.O.S. John Kerry speaking after his meeting with Foreign Affairs minister of Canada

    02/08/2013 11:53:40 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 46 replies
    C-Span Live ^ | 02/08/13 | C-Span
    Will be speaking about Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Day Two of Brennan's hearing

    02/08/2013 11:25:31 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 6 replies
    Day Two. Asking about targeted killings.
  • Union leader says school teachers must ‘create a movement’ to address ‘social justice’

    02/07/2013 6:15:08 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 11 replies
    As we’ve reported several times before, one of the leading proponents of the teacher/political activist model is Bob Peterson, president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association. The outspoken union leader recently laid out his educational strategy during remarks to a gathering of the British Columbia Teacher Federation. His words are plain and his intentions are frighteningly clear. He wants schools to stop teaching kids how to think and start teaching them what to think. “We do care about people,” Peterson told his audience near the end if his presentation. “We wouldn’t have gone into teaching if we didn’t care about...
  • Senate Committee to Hear from CIA Director Nominee

    02/07/2013 11:43:40 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 62 replies
    C-Span Live ^ | 02/07/13 | C-Span
    Washington, DC Thursday, February 7, 2013 The President's choice to be the new CIA Director, John Brennan, goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday for his confirmation hearing. If approved, Brennan will replace Acting Director Michael Morell. Several Committee members are vowing to ask Brennan “tough questions,” including questions on the use of American drones overseas and the Obama administration’s drone strike program. He is also expected to field inquiries about the agency's budget. Brennan, currently Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, is a 25-year veteran of the CIA and served both at the agency's headquarters and overseas, including a tour as station...
  • Top Defense Chiefs to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya

    02/07/2013 8:11:04 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 115 replies
    Panetta being questioned by Congress regarding Benghzi.
  • Levin: Federal Court Rules Obama Appointments Unconstitutional But Is Ignored

    02/01/2013 1:59:30 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 21 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 02/01/13 | Daniel Noe - Mark Levin
    WASHINGTON – President Obama violated the Constitution whe n he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Patrick picks ex-aide as interim senator

    01/30/2013 9:48:25 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has selected his former chief-of-staff William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State designate John Kerry.

    01/25/2013 1:02:16 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 25 replies
    Jonathan Cahn, author of ‘The Harbinger’ and pastor/rabbi of Beth Israel Messianic Congregation of Wayne, NJ, gives the key note address at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. 01/21/13
  • Obama announces Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

    01/25/2013 9:26:12 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 01/25/13 | self
    Obama states McDonough has been one of his closest advisors-
  • Obama announces Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

    01/25/2013 9:26:12 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 4 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 01/25/13 | self
    Obama states McDonough has been one of his closest advisors-
  • Obama By The Numbers

    01/22/2013 3:33:15 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    RNC RESEARCH ARM ^ | 01/18/13 | GOP
    Obama's First Term by the Numbers Last week, the RNC Research arm released a list of how much President Obama's first four years cost in terms of deficits, regulations, stimulus spending, and the underemployed and unemployed individuals. The following are a few of those figures: