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  • Church whistleblower says she 'didn't do enough'

    10/22/2013 6:40:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 10-22-2013 | AMY FORLITI
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After she made her First Communion as a little girl, Jennifer Haselberger was distraught to learn the Catholic church had no saint Jennifer, and she had no saint to call her own. So her mom opened up a book and pointed to Joan of Arc. "There. That's yours," she said. Years later, Haselberger is in a fight of her own after going public with claims that archdiocese leaders in St. Paul mishandled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. Turns out, Haselberger may have borrowed a little bravery from the headstrong French heroine she has long admired....
  • Talk Radio Network Suspending Operations?

    09/08/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 9/8/13 | Lance Venta
    It appears that Talk Radio Network and America’s Radio News Network may have ceased operations. A number of staffers have posted comments that they were let go on Friday without notice, while the following press release was issued by an anonymous TRN staffer today: Media giant Mark Masters is suspending operations at the Oregon-based Talk Radio Network, which launched “The Michael Savage Show” and other high profile programming. The company has been refusing to communicate with staff and they are not issuing final paychecks to talent across the network. The company will not even confirm that we are no longer...
  • Vatican agrees to inquiry into Cardinal O'Brien's sexual conduct

    07/03/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    UK Guardian The Observer ^ | Saturday 22 June 2013 | Catherine Deveney
    The Vatican has finally acceded to demands for a formal inquiry into Britain's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned from the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh in February following allegations of sexual misconduct. An apostolic visitation, a high-level inspection in which the "visitator" is given authority directly by the pope, will take place in the diocese, which has been accused of having had a "gay mafia" during the cardinal's tenure. News of the apostolic visitation came via the papal nuncio, Antonio Mennini, in a meeting with one of the complainants, a former priest known as "Lenny"...
  • Race and violence in the 'Welfare Magnet' (Milwaukee)

    05/21/2013 8:02:35 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May17, 2013 | John Bennett
    In Milwaukee, the homicide rate for black residents is 27.9 per 100,000 compared to 9.7 for Latinos and 1.7 per 100,000 white residents. Of known 2011 homicide suspects in Milwaukee, 93 percent are black, while 4 percent are white and Latino. The city itself is 40 percent black, 17 percent Latino, and 37 percent white, according to Census figures. {SNIP} Milwaukee is among the 20 most violent cities in America. The largest number of homicides in Milwaukee occurred in the 53206 Zip Code. {SNIP} In 2011, 17 of the 86 homicides in Milwaukee occurred in 53206. Between 2005-2009, there were...
  • State reimbursed $14 million for high-speed rail plan (WI)

    06/25/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-24-12 | Larry Sandler
    A year and a half after the abrupt end of Wisconsin's high-speed rail plan, the federal government has reimbursed the state for the money spent on the project. That $14.6 million payment could be the last official action in the aborted effort to link Milwaukee and Madison by passenger rail. But Minnesota officials are trying to keep high-speed rail hopes alive, while Wisconsin officials are wrestling with issues surrounding new trains and other upgrades for Amtrak's Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha line. Starting with former Republican Gov. Tommy G. Thompson in the late 1990s, state officials had pushed to extend the Hiawatha to...
  • KEYSTONE REDUX? Obama Hires Anti-Drilling Lobbyist To Run Colorado Campaign

    02/22/2012 6:40:58 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Barack Obama's re-election campaign hired Carrie Doyle, a high powered lobbyist for Colorado's most outspoken anti-drilling environmental organization, to run his campaign in the nation's key electoral battleground: Colorado. ... Among the green groups that Doyle lobbied for -- Colorado Conservation Voters, the Colorado chapter of the League of Conservation Voters. That would be the same League of Conservation Voters who most recently won national stardom for pressuring the Obama Administration to reject the Keystone Pipeline. Wondering whether Obama was going to move to the middle to shore up Colorado's notoriously independent voters? Wondering whether Obama's rejection of the Keystone...
  • Geraldine Doyle, Iconic Face of World War II, Dies at 86 ('Rosie the Riveter' - "We Can Do It!")

    12/30/2010 1:37:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 71+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/29/10 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    Geraldine Doyle, Iconic Face of World War II, Dies at 86By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS Published: December 29, 2010 Geraldine Hoff Doyle, who was believed to be the unwitting model for the “We Can Do It!” poster of a woman flexing her biceps in a factory during World War II — an image that later became a symbol for the American feminist movement — died on Sunday in Lansing, Mich. She was 86. **SNIP** Mrs. Doyle was unaware of the poster’s existence until 1982, when, while thumbing through a magazine, she saw a photograph of it and recognized herself. Her daughter said...
  • Doyle travels to Cancun; office made no statement about trip to conference

    12/23/2010 8:47:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-21-10 | Jason Stein
    Dec. 21, 2010 |(185) Comments Madison — Outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle quietly attended a United Nations climate change conference in Cancun earlier this month, an aide confirmed. The Democratic governor, who leaves office Jan. 3, and his chief of staff, Susan Goodwin, had their travel expenses to Mexico paid by an international group, the Governors' Climate and Forests Taskforce, said Doyle spokesman Adam Collins. But state taxpayers paid the undisclosed travel expenses of the governor's policy adviser and two security staff, who accompanied him on the trip. The governor's office did not put out any statement or news release about...
  • Conservative students kicked out of pro-Palestinian speech (UW milwaukee)

    12/16/2010 6:12:04 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 51 replies
    12/16/2010 | Myself
    Me and four other conservative students attended a speech given by Hatem Abudayyehn, a member of the Palestinian Solidarity Group. Hatem has been accused of funneling money to terrorist groups in Palestine. The UWM Students for a Democratic Society sponsored the speech. We were kicked out almost immediately after one of our group decided to film Hatem's speech. We were going to ask a question about his feelings about Israel and the Holocaust, but we were unable. Yes, the SDS did call the cops, and we were removed by them. A member of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement gave an intro,...
  • Badger football goes carbon-neutral this season

    11/01/2010 7:09:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 21 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | September 14, 2009 | Kelsey Gunderson
    UW-Madison athletics officials have created a unique way to use the UW Badgers' home football season to reduce carbon emissions. According to Justin Doherty, UW-Madison assistant athletic director, the effort to create a "carbon-neutral" football season involves offsetting the amount of carbon that is expended during home football games because of practices like fans traveling to and from the game and the use of electricity. He said along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UW-Madison calculated the amount of carbon emitted at home football games and will pay for carbon "credits" as a part of the Chicago Climate...
  • Jerry Doyle ON Fire with the PDR

    09/15/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 15 replies
    The Jerry Doyle Show ^ | September 14, 2010 | Jerry Doyle
    Click on the link below to hear one of the funniest things I have EVER heard on Radio. Jerry Doyle can be heard Mon thru Friday Live from KDWN, Las Vegas, 3 to 6 pm EST.
  • Neumann Delivers Health Care Petitions to Governor's Office (Commiecare™ in Wisconsin)

    05/24/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 203+ views
    WBAY ^ | 5/24/10
    Neumann Delivers Health Care Petitions to Governor's OfficeUpdated: May 24, 2010 6:23 PM EDT Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann spent Monday at the governor's office. Neumann dropped off thousands of signatures from people urging Governor Doyle to let Wisconsin join a lawsuit challenging the recent federal health care reform law. "We've heard from many people that are very concerned about the increased taxes, higher cost, the government takeover of another portion of our society," Neumann, who's a former Congressman, said. Neumann will face Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker in a September primary, with the winner likely challenging Democrat Tom Barrett,...
  • State Board Votes To Outlaw Voluntary Voter ID

    05/11/2010 9:55:41 PM PDT · by logic 201 · 18 replies · 591+ views
    WISC TV online ^ | May 10, 2010
    <p>MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin elections officials are quashing a movement by citizen activists that encouraged voters to voluntarily show photo identifications at polling places.The Government Accountability Board voted on Monday to outlaw the practice, which its staff said could confuse, intimidate and offend voters who object to the requirement.The "We're Watching Wisconsin Elections" campaign urged citizens to tell their municipal clerks to list them in the statewide voter database as needing to show a photo ID to vote. Supporters argued the requirement would protect their vote by making sure others did not cast ballots under their identities.But board members said there was no law that authorized voluntary voter ID, and they couldn't order it.</p>
  • Ben Shapiro hosting for Jerry Doyle today!

    03/23/2010 10:21:31 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 2 replies · 167+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 03-23-10 | Self
    Just got this in my email box. Shapiro hosted for Doyle yesterday and was awesome: We'll have on Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), and we'll tackle the latest triumphalism from the Obama White House over the destruction of America's health care system. We'll also have exclusive tape on President Obama's new judicial nominee who many say will be sitting on the Supreme Court within the next year -- and yes, he's a radical socialist! You can listen live here.
  • Assembly fails to override Doyle's veto on DNR secretary (WI)

    02/28/2010 10:51:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 253+ views
    madison.com ^ | 23 February, 2010 | Spicuzza
    An Assembly attempt to override Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of a bill that would strip the governor's power to appoint Department of Natural Resources secretaries failed by six votes Tuesday. The bill's chief Assembly sponsor, Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, criticized those who opposed the override, saying they were acting based on political convenience and pressure from special interest groups. "I've heard excuse after excuse," Black told lawmakers. Democrats have long sought to strip the governor's power to appoint DNR secretaries after Tommy Thompson made the position a Cabinet post in 1995. In November, the governor vetoed AB 138, which would...
  • Ben Shapiro Hosting for Jerry Doyle: Obama Politically Raping the American People

    02/26/2010 12:23:28 PM PST · by UltraConservative · 15 replies · 778+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2-26-10 | Ben Shapiro
    Shapiro's in for Doyle today. Making the case that Obama is politically raping the American people with health care.
  • South Carolina Felon wants to Run for Congress (thankfully as a Democrat)

    01/29/2010 9:12:46 PM PST · by brianhumeck · 11 replies · 373+ views
    The Up Blog ^ | 1/29/2010
    He’s a felon. He’s from South Carolina. He wants to run for political office. There’s been a lot of turmoil in South Carolina political circles over the past year. Brian Doyle is making sure it continues. The best thing about this felon (he was convicted in 2003 and served two years for conspiracy and document fraud), is his party affiliation. This guy is a Democrat.
  • "Sherlock Holmes" - Doyle WOULD be Proud (An In-Depth Review & Comparison of the Recent Film)

    12/31/2009 10:29:32 AM PST · by TexCon · 37 replies · 1,150+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | December 31st, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Sherlock Holmes hails as the most portrayed movie character of all time with 75 actors providing their unique spin to Doyle’s legendary character in over 200 films. Having grown up reading some of the Holmesian “canon”, I always found Basil Rathbone’s, who always portrayed a great antagonist too, portrayal very “true” to the literary characterization of the great detective – as much as I longed for some sardonic wit. I have a friend across the pond who swears Jeremy Brett’s rendition of this classic figure in the 80s and 90s for British television was the most true- to-form. Yet, due...
  • Mike Doyle gets challenger in PA 14th district.

    11/11/2009 6:34:59 AM PST · by smokeyb · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009
    Bellevue tax collector Joe Nolan, 53, plans to announce today he's challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, in the 2010 general election. Nolan, a Republican, said he's "become more and more concerned about the path we've taken," specifically bank and insurance company bailouts, he said. He said he opposes the cap-and-trade legislation, which could come up for a final vote in Congress this year, as being too restrictive of energy production. Doyle beat Green Party candidate Titus North in the 2008 election 91.3 percent to 8.7 percent. He ran unopposed in the general election in 2006, in an overwhelmingly...
  • Mercury Marine union in Wis. rejects concessions (8000 jobs lost) Mercury Marine moving to OK

    08/23/2009 3:10:52 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 397 replies · 15,882+ views
    AP ^ | 8-23-09 | AP
    FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Union workers at Mercury Marine put their jobs at risk Sunday when they rejected a package of wage and benefit concessions the boat engine maker said it needed or it would move their work to a nonunion plant in Oklahoma. Union leaders did not immediately release Sunday's tally but said the vote was "overwhelming" to reject what the company called its final offer. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1947, represents 850 workers at Mercury Marine, the largest employer in the eastern Wisconsin city of Fond du Lac and the world's largest...
  • AP source: Wis. Gov. Doyle won't seek re-election (Dem drops out due to low ratings)

    08/16/2009 6:05:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies · 1,607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2009 | Scott Bauer
    Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, whose approval ratings have plunged as he struggled with a weak economy and a multibillion-dollar budget deficit, will not seek a third term in 2010, a person informed of the decision told The Associated Press. The person, who was not authorized to announce the decision, told The AP on Saturday that Doyle, a Democrat, would make the announcement public in a Monday news conference. The person also said Doyle would serve the rest of his second four-year term. [Snip] Meanwhile, it's been a rough year for Doyle. Faced with a record high $6.6 billion budget shortfall,...
  • Doyle's travel reports deficient

    07/05/2009 6:53:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 736+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 05 july 09 | Patrick Marley, Jacob Kushner and Alex Morrell
    Madison — Gov. Jim Doyle and his staff failed to properly account for 145 travel expenses over two years, including a $5,200 business-class flight to Ireland and a $654-a-night stay in a London hotel. Nearly three-fourths of the time in 2007 and 2008, Doyle and his staff didn't supply receipts as required under state travel policy. By comparison, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and her staff didn't provide receipts one-third of the time during the same period. Travel records also showed Doyle spent more than $1,500 on two chauffeured vehicles in Canada. That expenditure did not violate state travel policy, however....
  • (Ex-GOP WI Congressman) Neumann to make GOP gubernatorial bid official

    06/30/2009 5:45:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies · 232+ views
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL | 30 JUNE 2009 | STEVE SCHULTZ
    Can't post due to copyright, but the story is here.
  • Celebrate Sherlock Holmes's creator

    05/22/2009 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies · 755+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 5/22/09 | Monitor staff
    The game is still afoot. Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth, on Picardy Street in Edinburgh, Scotland, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle died in 1930, but Holmes and Dr. Watson live on. Every day, some child's imagination vanishes into the foggy depths of Victorian England and accompanies Holmes in pursuit of mysteries and malefactors. Descend just once into that world with Holmes and the memory is marked for life. Some 200 movies have been made starring Sherlock Holmes - he is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most frequently portrayed...
  • Wisconsin Governor Removes Health Care for Pregnant Women, Unborn Children From Budget

    04/14/2009 2:35:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 827+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/14/09 | Steven Ertlet
    Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle is drawing criticism from pro-life advocates upset that he removed health care coverage for poor pregnant women and their unborn children from the state budget. Officials with Wisconsin Right to Life are calling on the state legislature to put the money back in place.Wisconsin had been one of a dozen or more states that had taken advantage of the Unborn Child Rule.During the Bush administration, President Bush displayed his concern for both mother and unborn child by putting an administrative rule in place allowing states to cover unborn children in the...
  • How Do You Sneak a $1.2 Billion State Tax Hike Through Legislature?

    04/11/2009 10:52:53 AM PDT · by nateriver · 2 replies · 314+ views
    Easy, ask Gov Doyle of Wisconsin. He did it by overshadowing it with a timely announcement of a proposed executive budget with $1.7 billion in tax and fees increases.
  • Obama wants to silence Bob Basso (Thomas Paine)

    03/27/2009 9:42:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 20 replies · 2,938+ views
    From the Jerry Doyle radio program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI7rW9-LTQ8&feature=channel_page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSvc5E_UzFg&feature=channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPajr7Oz_pU&feature=channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8GZkZZvm5o&feature=channel
  • Ex-aide convicted in caucus scandal to head federal lobbying effort (Obama connection!)

    01/26/2009 1:57:53 PM PST · by milwguy · 4 replies · 659+ views
    jsonline ^ | 1/26/2009 | js
    Gov. Jim Doyle's administration has hired a former legislative aide convicted of two misdemeanors in the caucus scandal to head the state's federal lobbying efforts. Tanya Bjork, 38, was convicted of two misdemeanors in 2005 for her role in the largest political scandal in state history. Bjork served as an aide to former Sen. Brian Burke (D-Milwaukee), who was convicted of a felony and misdemeanor in 2005 as part of a widespread probe that uncovered political campaigning using taxpayer resources. Bjork pleaded no contest to charges that she altered records and illegally solicited campaign funds in the state Capitol. Administration...
  • [Gov] Doyle (D, WI) Tells Congress What Recession Means to Wisconsin

    12/12/2008 11:45:02 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 464+ views
    JSOnline ^ | December 11, 2008 | Steven Walters
    One in five state government jobs could go unfilled to help fix a two-year budget deficit of about $5.4 billion, if federal stimulus funds aren't forthcoming, Gov. Jim Doyle told a congressional panel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. As is, the state will have shed about 3,500 jobs by June 30, or one of every 10 state workers since Doyle first took office in 2002, he told the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. But Doyle added, "The budget deficit we face in this economic crisis stands to, at a minimum, double the number of state workers out of their jobs."New Jersey...
  • Schwarzenegger's bid to save the rainforest (with Blogojevich and Doyle)

    11/21/2008 9:44:20 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 13 replies · 522+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | November 21 2008 | Duncan Clark
    Three US governors join forces with Indonesia and Brazil to keep carbon locked up in endangered tropical forests Though it didn't seems to make an enormous splash in the press, the deal reached this week between three US states, Indonesia and Brazil seems like a fairly big deal in terms of rainforest protection. The agreement was brokered at the climate summit convened by California's ecosavvy governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Along with fellow governors from Illinois and Wisconsin, Schwarzenegger signed an agreement that could see carbon credits earned from forest protection in Indonesia or Brazil incorporated into US emissions trading schemes. Partly,...
  • Plan would expand BadgerCare to adults without children (socialism in the Badger State)

    10/31/2008 8:17:58 AM PDT · by milwguy · 4 replies · 226+ views
    jsonline ^ | 10/31/2008 | Sharif Durhams
    A state health insurance program for working poor families would expand to cover adults who don't have children under an agreement Wisconsin officials have reached with the federal government, Gov. Jim Doyle's office said. The insurance coverage would allow those adults who earn wages up to twice the federal poverty level to join the state's BadgerCare Plus program. BadgerCare Plus, which includes federal funding, is designed for the families of children under 19 years old. The state has reached an agreement in principle that would give the state a five-year waiver from those restrictions and allow adults to receive coverage....
  • HILL FANS RIP AIDE'S BAM JOB ("Patti Solis Doyle is the reason we lost")

    06/17/2008 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Liz · 44 replies · 86+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 17, 2008 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary supporters were fuming after Obama's campaign hired her ousted campaign manager........Patti Solis Doyle - a Clinton loyalist who was pushed out after Super Tuesday. Solis Doyle "is the reason we lost," said one Clinton insider, noting the campaign's profligate spending and other problems in the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses, where the one-time front-runner came in third.
  • Obama hires Patti Soles Doyle, who's next Mark Penn

    06/16/2008 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 17 replies · 154+ views
    Patti Doyle Solis, who's next Mark Penn? THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito The Obama campaign is thanking the woman that helped steer the nomination in the Illinois senators direction by rewarding her justly -- naming her as the chief of staff to the future Obama vice-presidential running mate. In case you wondering who that "architect" is -- it is none other than fired Clinton staffer Patti Solis Doyle. Pretty sure that means that Hillary Clinton is not on that short list for veep for Obama. Solis is a native Chicagoan so I guess her close proximity to the campaign...
  • Clinton Bundler on Obama's Doyle Pick: The Biggest 'F___ Y__' Ever

    06/16/2008 7:19:04 PM PDT · by Shermy · 53 replies · 118+ views
    Observer ^ | June 16, 2008
    <p>A former bundler to Hillary Clinton just called in to tell me that Barack Obama's selection of Patti Solis Doyle as chief of staff to the campaign's eventual vice presidential nominee is the "biggest fuck you I have ever seen in politics."</p>
  • Obama hires Clinton's ex-campaign chief, Patti Solis Doyle, Who was FIRED by Clinton

    06/16/2008 5:50:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 14 replies · 47+ views
    afp ^ | 061608 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Democrat Barack Obama Monday appointed Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager to his own White House campaign as he beefed up his team for November's general election. Patti Solis Doyle, who was ousted from the faltering Clinton campaign in February, will be chief of staff to Obama's eventual pick as vice presidential nominee.That could revive talk of whether the former first lady might become Obama's running mate, although she and Solis Doyle have reportedly not spoken for months and Clinton herself says she is not in the running for the job. Solis Doyle was one of 15 new...
  • Clinton Insiders Take Umbrage at Solis Doyle Move ["slap in the face"]

    06/16/2008 2:24:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 75+ views
    blog.washingtonpost.com ^ | June 16, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    <p>The nomination fight is over, but the warring between the Obama and Clinton campaigns lives on.</p> <p>The Obama team announced today that it had picked former Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle to serve on its general election staff. Fair enough: Solis Doyle is a native Chicagoan with deep ties to many senior Obama aides.</p>
  • Clinton, Doyle: reading tea leaves

    06/16/2008 11:51:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 1 replies · 53+ views
    The Swamp ^ | June 16, 2008 | Christi Parsons
    A year ago, Hillary Clinton said she couldn't imagine running for office without Chicago's Patti Solis Doyle at her side. A lot has transpired between the two friends since then -- including a failed presidential campaign in which Doyle was edged out at a tough moment -- and now it's the ousted campaign manager who is back in the game. Barack Obama announced this afternoon that he is hiring Doyle to serve as chief of staff to whomever his vice presidential running mate ends up being. Is it a sign that Sen. Clinton is in the running for that job?...
  • Wisconsin Spends ALL Day At Golfing Fund Raiser While Wisconsin was Flooding and the MSM Cover It

    06/12/2008 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Nutmeg08 · 12 replies · 116+ views
    vanity | June 12, 2008 | Vanity
    It was discovered that during the height of the recent flooding in Wisconsin Democratic Governor Doyle spent the whole day a personal campaign fund raiser golfing and banqueting with big money donors and not on the job. Apparently, someone directly involved in supporting the banquet thought it was shocking that Doyle would be spending the day on the golf course while Wisconsinites were fighting and struggling with the state's worst flooding in history. This golf course whistleblower contacted a few media outlets and the only one interested in covering this news was radio host Mark Belling on Milwaukee. Doyle's fund...
  • An earmark by any other name is still ...(Doyle & Murtha)

    06/11/2008 8:46:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 85+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2008 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) has asked to have his name removed from a facility he created because he’s tired of being criticized for building a “monument to me.” Earmark opponents have assailed Doyle for using a $1.5 million earmark to build the Doyle Center for Manufacturing Technology in 2003. The center aims to “become a bridge between the [Department of Defense], its prime contractors” and small businesses, according to its website. “The Doyle Center will revitalize [Pennsylvania’s] economy by providing small local manufacturers with the tools they need to participate in military contracts with big defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed...
  • (Gov) Doyle (D, WI) Asks State to Shape Up (Life in a Nanny State)

    03/29/2008 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 35 replies · 409+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | Judith Davidoff
    With Wisconsin having some of the heaviest residents in the country, Gov. Jim Doyle challenged the state today to get in shape with a six-week fitness program. "I want Wisconsin to lead the nation in the number of people taking the Governor's Challenge and leading more active, healthier lifestyles," Doyle said in a statement this morning. "This challenge is focused on motivating people of all ages and abilities to find activities they love, and get moving. Physical activity is extremely important for improving the health of our nation, decreasing obesity rates and reducing the risk of many serious diseases." According...
  • Clinton campaign manager out

    02/10/2008 1:15:42 PM PST · by libh8er · 204 replies · 1,430+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/10/08 | Ben Smith
    Clinton's campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, left the position today, to be replaced by Clinton's former top White House aide, Maggie Williams. The change formalizes a shift in the campaign's power structure that began to set in after Clinton's win in New Hampshire, I've obtained a copy of Solis Doyle's email to the campaign's staff, sent about 15 minute ago: Over a year ago Hillary launched her campaign for President. Her announcement began a historic effort that has inspired millions and brought hundreds of thousands to their feet all across this nation. I have been proud to manage this campaign,...
  • Richelieu: Clinton Campaign Kremlinology

    12/13/2007 7:56:28 PM PST · by CellPhoneSurfer · 22 replies · 132+ views
    Weekly Standard Weblog ^ | 12-13-07 | Richelieu
    Here's more Clinton campaign Kremlinology because, well, it's just so much fun. The following is total speculation, based not on any secret info I have but instead on simple pattern recognition from campaigns past. Here is what is going on inside the campaign: 1.) Kill the Idiot Who Came Up With This Strategy. Clinton campaign chief Mark Penn is not a shy personality. He's ruffled mountains of feathers the wrong way. Now Hillary's poll numbers are bombing and the long knives are out. I'd be more sympathetic to Penn if Hillary's messaging and strategy had not been so bloody awful....
  • Wisconsin State Democrats Will Not Return Fugitive Hsu Money

    09/25/2007 1:15:27 PM PDT · by HastertFan · 10 replies · 129+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 09/2007 | Dan Bice
    Until he turned himself in Friday on a decade-old warrant, Hsu used his wallet and connections to make friends with Democrats everywhere. Including Wisconsin. While on the lam, Hsu gave $10,000 - the maximum allowed - to the Wisconsin Democratic Party's federal account in October 2004, records show. That's in addition to the already disclosed $2,000 that he gave to Gov. Jim Doyle in July 2005. In addition to Clinton, others who rushed to dump their tainted campaign cash were presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, comedian Al Franken, a U.S. Senate candidate...
  • WI Governor Targets Gun Rights

    08/22/2007 10:28:40 AM PDT · by ninenot · 43 replies · 1,043+ views
    Office of the Governor ^ | 8/22/07 | Doyle Press Office
    Governor Jim Doyle today announced new efforts to keep Milwaukee safe. The Milwaukee anti-crime legislative package will fight crime and get illegal guns off the street by closing loopholes, improving information sharing with law enforcement, and using advanced technology to improve crime tracking. ”There is nothing more important to the future of Milwaukee and the future of this state than ensuring the safety of our kids and families,” Governor Doyle said. All of us must work together to get illegal guns off our street and put a stop to senseless acts of violence in our neighborhoods.” To ensure the safety...
  • Doyle would bow out of (Murtha) probe

    06/27/2007 5:54:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 634+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2007 | Susan Crabtree and Jackie Kucinich
    June 28, 2007 Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) will recuse himself should the House ethics committee review Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) earmark activities. Doyle, who sits on the panel, said through a spokesman that members of the same delegation rarely participate in an ethics inquiry of each other. There is no indication that such an investigation has been launched, and Doyle would not discuss matters before the committee. “It’s common practice for members of the committee who have someone from their home state before them to recuse themselves from taking part in the investigation,” Doyle spokesman Matt Dinkel wrote in an...
  • Today your office, tomorrow your own house (WI Smoking Ban)

    03/16/2007 8:52:58 AM PDT · by flashbunny · 66 replies · 1,075+ views
    Frankin Now ^ | 03/14/2007 | Kevin Fischer
    We’re starting to find out who will carry water for Governor Doyle’s mega-intrusive plan to outlaw smoking in all public places. One of Doyle’s press releases in January said, “Governor Doyle will call on the Legislature to pass a statewide smoking ban that is fair and equitable – banning smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants, and taverns. This ban would be in legislation separate from the budget.” Someone in the Legislature had to author and introduce the bill. We now know who they are. State Senators Fred Risser (D-Madison) and Carol Roessler (R-Oshkosh) and state Representatives Mark Gottllieb (R-Port...
  • Morgan: Profits tax won't hike pump price (Dem Governor wants tax on 'excess oil profits')

    03/12/2007 2:09:03 PM PDT · by flashbunny · 20 replies · 608+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 03/12/2007 | Steven Walters
    Morgan: Profits tax won't hike pump price Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle's top deputy insisted today that Wisconsin can levy a new $272 million tax on oil company profits over the next two years and stop them from simply passing it on to consumers by raising pump prices. "We will make it absolutely clear" that oil companies who simply boost gas-pump prices to offset the tax will be prosecuted, State Administration Secretary Mike Morgan told legislators who opened their review of Doyle's 2007-'09 budget. "You will not manipulate markets," Morgan said, referring to statements from Republican legislators who said oil...
  • Violent Crimes Leap in City [Milwaukee, WI]

    12/01/2006 7:36:15 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 1,491+ views
    JSOnline ^ | November 30, 2006 | John Diedrich
    Robbery, assault wave is among worst in U.S.New York - Milwaukee is among the leaders in a spike in violent crime being reported this year in numerous cities across the country, according to figures presented at a conference here this week. In the first six months of 2006, robberies were up 36% and aggravated assaults were up 31.6% compared with the same period in 2005, according to a survey published by the Police Executive Research Forum. Of the 55 U.S. police departments in the survey, only Minneapolis had a higher combined increase in those categories.Certain cities, especially the largest, have...
  • Wisconsin's Cheesy Reformers

    11/07/2006 10:57:47 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 547+ views
    [snip] The challenger is GOP Congressman Mark Green, who has criticized Democratic incumbent Jim Doyle over his vetoes against tax relief, and has also kicked off a debate on education and tort reform. Or at least those were the issues until Mr. Doyle's allies used the campaign-finance laws to change the subject and create a phony scandal. That story dates back to January 2005 when Mr. Green transferred some $1.3 million from his federal Congressional campaign account into his state campaign account. Legally this was no big deal since the Wisconsin Elections Board has allowed such transfers for some 30...
  • Actor Fox stars in campaign ad for Doyle(D-WI)

    10/24/2006 10:38:05 AM PDT · by Dane · 76 replies · 2,072+ views
    KARE-TV, AP ^ | October 24, 2006
    Actor Fox stars in campaign ad for Doyle A television ad for Democratic Governor Jim Doyle is the latest done by actor Michael J. Fox, who's backing candidates across the country who support embryonic stem cell research. Fox has Parkinson's disease and has recorded other ads on behalf of candidates supporting the research. The issue may have more potency here because University of Wisconsin scientists have been pioneers in the field. Fox speaks directly into the camera, with his Parkinson tremors evident, is asking voters to re-elect Doyle. Fox says Doyle's Republican opponent, Mark Green, has stood in the way...