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  • Russ Feingold Tied to Illegal Donation Scheme

    10/31/2016 10:58:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    rightwisconsin ^ | 10/31/16 | RightWisconsin
    Russ Feingold's bad week just got a little worse. A a jaw-dropping expose in the Boston Globe , reports that employees of a prominent Democratic law firm in Boston, had been operating a straw donor scheme to benefit various U.S. Senate campaigns since 2010. The law firm, Strouss and Bradley, would have employees give the maximum legal donations to Democratic Senate campaigns and then reimburse them their money as "bonuses."
  • Accountability for ObamaCare (Evan Bayh & Soupy Sales in Trouble)

    10/26/2016 7:02:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 25, 2016
    ObamaCare has suddenly been injected back into the 2016 election debate, on the news of the law’s 25%-plus average premium increase for 2017. Even Donald Trump is talking about it. With only two weeks to go, this is a moment for voters to hold accountable the Democrats who imposed this debacle on the country over voter objections. Next year’s enormous price increases are merely the latest expression of ObamaCare’s underlying problems, and the dysfunction is undermining the health security of Americans who lack employer coverage. A wave of major insurers have quit the exchanges, and those that are left have...
  • Clinton, Feingold maintain leads in Marquette poll (Trump now down only 2 points)

    09/21/2016 11:02:02 AM PDT · by UB355 · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 9/21/16 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrat Hillary Clinton continued to hold a lead over Republican Donald Trump in Wisconsin's presidential battle, while Democrat Russ Feingold increased his lead over Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in their pivotal contest, according to Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Poll. Among likely voters, those who say they're going to the polls, Clinton had 44% and Trump had 42%. Twelve percent haven't made a decision
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • Senate race will test public's favorable view of Johnson, Feingold

    01/13/2016 10:27:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-13-16 | Bill Glauber
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Russ Feingold agree on very little. But one thing is likely to be true of both by the time their rematch race reaches its election day finish in November: Neither guy is going to be very popular with voters. "Historically, rematches between candidates are often pretty negative affairs," said Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School poll. The Johnson-Feingold race is shaping up as one of the more important Senate contests in the country and outside groups are already spending millions of dollars on the campaign. What does that mean? Expect...
  • What would another Russ Feingold U.S. Senate term look like? Taxing

    11/06/2015 8:40:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 11-6-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Oftentimes the best way to know where you’re heading is by looking back to see where you’ve been. The same holds for politicians. A review of Russ Feingold’s voting record shows a politician who built his U.S. Senate career on raising taxes and growing government. Based on his campaign to return to the seat he lost to Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in 2010, it’s clear that ultra-liberal Russ Feingold hasn’t had an epiphany-driven conversion on slowing growth of government. During his tenure, from 1993 to 2011, Feingold voted to raise taxes nearly 290 times, costing American...
  • A closer look at Sen. Ron Johnson's re-election challenges(WI)

    10/08/2015 11:39:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Craig Gilbert
    To win a tough re-election race next year, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson needs one of two things to happen. He needs his party to carry Wisconsin for president, which hasn’t happened in 31 years. Or he needs to out-perform his party’s presidential nominee by a margin big enough to overcome a Republican loss at the top of the ticket. Either could happen, but past history and recent polling show why each scenario poses a challenge for the first-term GOP incumbent. Johnson trails Democratic challenger Russ Feingold by an average of 9 points in the last two statewide polls by the...
  • On Feingold’s honor: Former senator still silent on honoraria call

    08/20/2015 11:22:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin watchdog ^ | 8-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, one of the louder critics of speaking fees for government officials, still hasn’t answered his critics’ calls to release the full amount of honoraria the Democrat has pocketed. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piece this week revealed Feingold took in more than $100,000 in speaking fees between February 2012 and June 2013, much of that money for discussions on the corrupting influence of money in politics. The Wisconsin GOP, however, believes Feingold, the godfather of campaign finance reform, has yet to reveal all of his earnings from speaking engagements before that period. “To...
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold launches bid to regain seat

    05/14/2015 8:35:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 3-14-2015 | Tom McCartyhy
    Russ Feingold, the only US senator who voted against the 2001 Patriot Act, has announced he will launch a campaign to regain his seat in 2016. Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Ron Johnson, a Tea Party Republican. Feingold had served three terms. In a video released on Thursday and first obtained by the Huffington Post, Feingold says that “billionaires and big corporations are calling the shots” and “we need to get started fixing all this”. “Let’s fight together for change,” Feingold says. “That means helping to bring back to the US Senate strong independence,...
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • Feingold to leave State Department post, report says (Senate run?)

    02/20/2015 8:40:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Russ Feingold will deliver his last speech as special envoy at the State Department next week, as he departs Foggy Bottom amid growing speculation over a potential campaign to return to the Senate, according to the Huffington Post. Should he decide to run, the Wisconsin Democrat, who served in the Senate from 1993 to 2011, would go up against Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who defeated him for re-election during the tea party wave of 2010. Story Continued Below Though the former senator has not taken definitive steps to join the race, National Republicans have already begun setting their sights on...
  • Pres. Bush was just on LIVE - he's mad (vanity)

    12/17/2005 7:26:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 759 replies · 23,536+ views
    He's mad .. and rightfully so. Without any notice, his Sat. radio address was televised live. He's putting Congress and the press on notice that he's got the authority to do what he's done to protect US .. that Congress was notified at least a dozen times about these NSA oversights .. and that the press leaks and any such security leaks are illegal and are aiding and abetting the enemy. Whoo .. fireworks to come, and go get 'em W!
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Glenn Grothman slams Leibham over accepting money from a trade union (WI6)

    08/02/2014 9:25:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Electon Watchdog ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    CAMPBELLSPORT – On Friday, 6th District Congressional candidate Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) slammed Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for accepting a maximum limit contribution from a progressive trade union. More: Stroebel, Leibham Trade Barbs Over Voter ID According to records from the Federal Elections Commission, Leibham accepted $5,000 from the Laborers Union International North America (LIUNA) PAC on July 15, 2014. The LIUNA was very evident during the 2011 protests against Governor Scott Walker over Act 10 which was upheld by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The LIUNA has 500,000 members that are represented in...
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check

    04/06/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start...
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cuts

    05/04/2012 2:52:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/03/12 | Russell Berman
    Feingold rips Pelosi for willingness to consider entitlement cutsBy Russell Berman - 05/03/12 04:24 PM ET A liberal stalwart is making a surprise attack on Nancy Pelosi, accusing the House minority leader of signaling “a disturbing potential willingness” to slash entitlement programs that Democrats consider sacred. Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) on Thursday sent out an email through his Progressives United advocacy group criticizing Pelosi for saying she would support the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, which called for using cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to close the nation’s budget gap. “Recently, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has signaled a...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Feingold will join MU law faculty (Rusty the Red gets a job)

    01/05/2011 8:35:48 AM PST · by milwguy · 8 replies
    jsonline ^ | 1/5/2011 | Don Walker
    Russ Feingold is going back to law school. The former U.S. senator, defeated by incoming senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in his bid for a fourth term, plans to join the Marquette University Law School faculty as a visiting professor or law. Feingold will join the faculty beginning with the spring semester, the school announced Wednesday. "Senator Feingold joins Marquette Law School with a substantial academic, legal and legislative background," said Joseph D. Kearney, Marquette's dean. "He will draw on all of this in working with students in their analysis of some of the most complex legal issues facing our nation...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • John McCain: Senate ‘poorer’ without Russ Feingold

    11/30/2010 1:14:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    John McCain said a reluctant goodbye to his longtime Senate colleague and “true friend” Russ Feingold on Tuesday. “I have to confess I think the Senate will be a much poorer place without Russ Feingold in it,” McCain said in a floor speech.
  • President Screw-Up

    11/14/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 57 replies
    Sunday, November 14, 2010 | cc
    This guy has the lead touch. Next time your liberal friends tell you what a great leader Obama is, just point to what happened in Asia last week. One of the main purposes of the Asia trip was to sign a free-trade agreement with South Korea. The deal had already been fully negotiated (under Bush), was all set to go, it just needed the President's signature. So what does Know-It-All do? He tries to renegotiate the terms to be more friendly to his union buddies back home. End result? Talks collapse, no trade deal. Obama heads home empty-handed - again....
  • Russ Feingold's last stand

    10/31/2010 8:18:26 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/2010 | Ben Smith
    Russ Feingold has spent 18 years on the fringes of the Senate Democratic Caucus and one very hard year here in his home state, running the opposite of this year’s standard-issue Democratic campaign. But Feingold appears on the brink of going down in a national tide that’s blind to distinction. Infuriatingly to the Wisconsin Democrat, he’s been painted not as a leftist but as, of all things, a Washington insider. He’s been forced to defend a claim to independence that he feels is self-evident – “A guy did his doctorate at Princeton on this,” he says indignantly – against an...
  • National Football League Backs Reid Over Angle; Invests $340,000 to Save Incumbent Congress

    10/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 149 replies ^ | 10-28-10 | Matt Cover
    The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of...
  • Franken: 2010 Senate races could be as close as mine in 2008

    10/22/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Friday asked Democrats to provide more donations to his colleagues, warning that several of his fellow Democratic senators could end up reprising the months-long recount that kept him from taking his Senate seat. Franken wrote in a fundraising e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) that some of his colleagues — like Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) or Patty Murray (Wash.) — could end up in races that are determined by just a few votes. "Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Patty Murray: Any of these great Democrats could end up in a race...
  • CNN/Time Poll: Feingold trails in re-election bid

    10/13/2010 2:40:45 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/2010 | CNN Political Unit
    A new poll suggests that Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin is fighting for his political life. A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday indicates that the three-term Democratic senator trails businessman Ron Johnson, the Republican nominee Senate nominee, 52 to 44 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. Johnson's eight point lead is up from a five point advantage in mid September.
  • The Battle for America 2010: De-Railing Russ Feingold

    10/06/2010 9:59:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 14, 2010 | Gary Wickert
    The Wisconsin Senate race between incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson may be, in part, a referendum on the future of high-speed rail in America. The battle over a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect a scant 70 miles between Wisconsin’s two largest cities and be funded by $810 million in federal stimulus money has become symbolic of the political cage match for one of Wisconsin’s Senate seats this November...the fevered debate over high-speed rail in Wisconsin could well determine the outcome of Wisconsin’s Senate battle, which could in turn determine the fate of high-speed rail...
  • Russ Feingold’s Hail Mary Pass

    10/05/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 21 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Down in the polls in his bid for a fourth term, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., has decided he is going to hit Republican opponent Ron Johnson where it hurts: calling into question his support for Wisconsin’s own Green Bay Packers. In a new 30-second ad, Feingold’s campaign shows images of pro football endzone celebrations, including one where then-Minnesota Vikings’ Randy Moss is dancing and pretending to moon the audience to boos from the crowd.
  • Democrat Feingold runs ad touting health care vote

    10/04/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/10 | Scott Bauer
    Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin boldly embraces and defends his vote for the health care reform law in his latest campaign television ad, even as other Democrats avoid the topic and Republicans rail against it. Feingold’s Republican opponent, Ron Johnson, has his own ad taking Feingold to task for the March vote, saying Feingold went against the wishes of Wisconsin residents. While other candidates have defended aspects of the health care law, most Democrats have shied away from it on the campaign trail as polls reflect voter concern about the scope and expense of the reforms. President Barack Obama, with...
  • New PPP Out Tomorrow Has Russ Feingold Down Double Digits

    09/20/2010 2:01:10 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter ^ | 09/20/2010
    New PPP results for dkos, will post tomorrow -- Feingold down by double digits, MASSIVE intensity gap. W/o gap, it'd be tied race.
  • 2010: Wisconsin Senate (Ras): Johnson (R) 51%, Feingold (D) 44% (Surging Johnson)

    09/17/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Ravi · 177 replies
    ras ^ | 9/17/10 | rasmussen
    After a decisive win in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, businessman Ron Johnson now holds a seven-point lead over incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Johnson picking up 51% support, while Feingold earns the vote from 44%. One percent (1%) of voters prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided.
  • Feingold On His Tough Re-Election Race: I Blame George Bush!

    09/02/2010 6:16:39 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A recurring rubric at James Taranto's Best of the Web Today column at the Wall Street Journal online, is "We Blame George W. Bush," for tongue-in-cheek examples of the former prez being blamed for things palpably beyond his purview. Let's add another one to the list. Dem senator Russ Feingold has blamed his tough re-election race on, yes, W. Let's think about that. If Bush were such a bad president. If his policies were so disastrous for the country. Wouldn't that boost the chances of an incumbent Dem senator who, like Feingold, had voted against Bush policies every step along...
  • Wisconsin GOP Senate Challenger Calls Russ Feingold a “Career Politician” in New Ad – Video

    08/03/2010 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 8+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a great new ad for GOP Wisconsin U.S. Senate Candidate – Ron Johnson, who is opposing incumbent Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold. It is clear Johnson has decided on the perfect theme for Feingold to draw the stark contrast with himself. In the ad, Johnson calls Feingold a “career politician” who believes government creates jobs and knows best. By way of contrast, Johnson points out that he spent 30 years building a business and creating jobs. It closes on a hopeful note, with Johnson saying “we can bring America back.” Outstanding ad!
  • Sen. Russ Feingold Seeks to Stop Return to the Moon

    05/19/2010 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Marcus · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 19th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Russ Feingold is trying to sneak into legislation that would expand the definition of "children" under a program called CHAMPVA from people age 23 or below to age 26 and below a ban on spending money to return astronauts to the Moon. The text of the legislation can be found in S. 3356, which has been referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs and has no cosponsors as of this moment:
  • Johnson Announces Run for U.S. Senate (Watchout Feingold)

    05/17/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 15 replies · 1,040+ views
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | 5-17-10 | Jodi Becker
    MILWAUKEE - Oshkosh-based businessman Ron Johnson is announcing his bid for U.S. Senate in Milwaukee. "After three terms, after 18 years, it's time for (incumbent Democrat) Russ Feingold to retire," Johnson said on 620WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." The Republican candidate gained a lot of good will and attention from party members while speaking at a series of recent Tea Party rallies. Johnson was also set to make stops in Green Bay and Wausau on Monday.
  • Thompson encouraged by polls, not ruling out Feingold challenge

    02/20/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by Crichton · 17 replies · 712+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wis.) is encouraged by polls showing him leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in a hypothetical matchup. He hasn’t announced a 2010 Senate run but admits he’s spoken to the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and several other senators about the possibility. “It’s a good year for me,” Thompson told The Hill. “The polls are good in Wisconsin and I haven’t even indicated” an intention to run.
  • Video: The Single Payer Bunch

    10/28/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/28/09 | Verum Serum
    The lies exposed.
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Proof Positive the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer ( VIDEO )

    10/05/2009 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 482+ views
    You tube 1 minute 58 seconds ^ | 2008, 2009 | Verum Serum
    Some of these I haven't yet seen, and I've seen a lot of these clips. Words from: Russ Feingold Kathleen Sebelius Paul Krugman Barney Frank Ezra Klein Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky
  • Town Hall Attendees Given George Washington's Rules of Civility

    08/26/2009 7:04:13 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 7 replies · 939+ views ^ | 8/26/2009 | Connie Hair
    Just how badly has Obama’s political capital shrunk? Bad enough for one of the most liberal pols on the planet -- Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) to bail on the prez. As reported yesterdat in the Lakeland Times, in a townhall meeting this week the hyperliberal Feingold not only touted his opposition to the “cap and trade” national energy tax but made a point to tell the crowd, “There’s a survey that shows that I am the Democrat who has least voted with President Obama.” Feingold has a 100% voter rating from the ACLU.  The uber-liberal Americans for Democratic Action rates...
  • Feingold: No health care bill before Christmas (Feingold adds: maybe not ever!)

    08/25/2009 9:26:17 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Lakeland Times ^ | August 25, 2009 | Richard Moore
    U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold told a large crowd gathered for a listening session in Iron County last week there would likely be no health care bill before the end of the year - and perhaps not at all. It was an assessment Feingold said he didn't like, but the prospect of no health care legislation brought a burst of applause from a packed house of nearly 150 citizens at the Mercer Community Center. "Nobody is going to bring a bill before Christmas, and maybe not even then, if this ever happens," Feingold said. "The divisions are so deep. I never...
  • Sen. Feingold's Constitution

    02/22/2009 7:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,442+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2009 | George F. Will
    A simple apology would have sufficed. Instead, Sen. Russ Feingold has decided to follow his McCain-Feingold evisceration of the First Amendment with Feingold-McCain, more vandalism against the Constitution. The Wisconsin Democrat, who is steeped in his state's progressive tradition, says, as would-be amenders of the Constitution often do, that he is reluctant to tamper with the document but tamper he must because the threat to the public weal is immense: Some governors have recently behaved badly in appointing people to fill U.S. Senate vacancies. Feingold's solution, of which John McCain is a co-sponsor, is to amend the 17th Amendment. It...
  • RUSS FEINGOLD's Blueprint for enacting the "FAIRNESS DOCTRINE" ...back in 2003!

    02/16/2009 1:44:45 PM PST · by Media Splatters · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Media Splatters ^ | 4/15/09 | Newzworth
    Dem. Russ Feingold's speech below telegraphs his proposed methodology in how he intends to sell the entertainment industry and concert promoters on the merits and value of the Fairness Doctrine. Feingold says, "My legislation prohibits those who own radio stations and concert promotion services or venues from leveraging their cross-ownership to hinder competition in the industry. For example, if an owner of a radio station and a promotion service hinders access to the airwaves of a rival promoter or artist, then the owner would be subject to penalties. My legislation will also help to curb the concentration that leads to...
  • The Case Against McCain

    01/13/2008 10:14:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 425+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | January 12, 2008 | John Stephenson
    Update: (Audio) Rick Santorum makes his own case against McCain I'm swiping the bullet points of this from Mark Levin: All I can say is that McCain is basically a Democrat on every issue except foreign policy and the war. I'll also add that he should have went through with his attempt to change parties. It is no secret that John McCain has alienated true Conservatives in this country. As Mark Levin reminds us... McCain-Feingold — the most brazen frontal assault on political speech since Buckley v. Valeo. McCain-Kennedy — the most far-reaching amnesty program in American history. McCain-Lieberman —...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh Loves Cindy Sheehan

    07/27/2007 7:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3,786+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 24, 2007 | Niall Stanage
    Having provoked Rush Limbaugh to come to the defense of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan last week, I’m now thinking that perhaps I should ask Condoleezza Rice to appoint me her Middle East envoy. If Mr. Limbaugh and Ms. Sheehan can be brought together, after all, delivering peace to the world’s most bitterly divided region would surely be a cinch. Last Wednesday, a column I had written was posted on the Web site of the London Guardian. In it, I criticized Ms. Sheehan for what I considered her ardor for self-promotion, her presumptuous and callous disparagement of other bereaved parents who...
  • Senator Feingold I got your censure right here!

    07/23/2007 6:39:25 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7-23-07 | Alaphiah
    [A]s if we don’t know that what this tactic really amounts to is Democrats once again showing disdain for anything that they don’t like.
  • Alito Calls Free-Speech Limits 'Dangerous' as Court Considers Cases (McCain/Feingold overturned?)

    06/15/2007 3:22:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,411+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2007 | Robert Barnes
    Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. made it clear as he began taking questions at yesterday's National Italian American Foundation luncheon that he couldn't reveal any of the Supreme Court's forthcoming opinions. But did he at least give a hint? Two of the court's biggest remaining cases focus on the First Amendment, and while Alito didn't mention either, he did make it clear that any restrictions on speech face a high hurdle with him. "I'm a very strong believer in the First Amendment and the right of people to speak and to write," Alito said in response to a question of...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-23-07 ("A Collapse for Democrats" ---Russ Feingold)

    05/23/2007 5:09:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 111 replies · 1,831+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 23, 2007 | Russ Feingold, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There is an old saying that states, be careful of what you wish for. The left wished desperately for the Democrats to win Congress last November and it happened. Problem is it is now turning into a nightmare for the left. The Democrats have now apparently pulled the rug from under the leftwing NUtroots by backing down on insisting on a pullout date for the Iraq troop funding bill. Senator Russ Feingold expresses the feeling of leftwing disappointment by the very TITLE of his Daily Kos THREAD, "A Collapse for Democrats." This follows on the heels of the DUmmies...