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  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • WI: Second Wolf Incident Lends Credit To Wolf Attack Account

    11/23/2015 3:55:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 November | Dean Weingarten
    Wolf attacks are extremely rare, less common than mountain lion or bear attacks in North America. It is not hard to understand skepticism about a hunter’s account of a wolf attack where he used a .380 pistol to successfully defend himself, in central Wisconsin. The pistol used was a Walther PK.The Department of Natural Resources investigated. They believed the account, but did not list it as a wolf attack, because there was no injury to the defending human.From The first wolf came in from the right, mouth open, fangs ready to rip into Nellesen's leg. A swift kick...
  • Can Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Get You Fired at Marquette University?

    11/23/2015 3:35:33 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 13, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    John McAdams remains in professional limbo at his Jesuit school. The long-time Marquette University political science professor at the center of one of the most controversial academic freedom cases in higher education continues to wait for a faculty hearing committee's decision on his professional fate. Marquette has said it intends to fire McAdams because of his blog post a little over a year ago criticizing a student teacher for prohibiting a philosophy student from sharing his opposition to same-sex marriage in the class.
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • A former Scott Walker aide fired off a scorching tweetstorm about why Walker dropped out

    09/21/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 21, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A former top aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired off a series of tweets Monday afternoon explaining why the governor dropped out of the race. Less than an hour after news broke that Walker would suspend his campaign, Liz Mair a former Walker adviser who was forced to resign earlier this year after criticizing various aspects of Iowa politics tweeted out more two dozen tweets explaining the governor's demise. Mair blamed the governor's sagging poll numbers less on the anti-establishment political climate and more on a number of strategic miscalculations.
  • No Glory in the Hawkeye State

    03/18/2015 10:06:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/18/15 | Jonah Goldberg
    I am no fan of the Iowa caucuses. I like Iowa. Ive been there many times. But the caucuses have turned into something like a permanent subsidy for the political class of Iowa. What is supposed to be a democratic test of candidates in real America often morphs into a playground for savvy political consultants whove mastered a single skill: helping out-of-state politicians navigate their way around Iowas political landscape. As a result, the vast and bipartisan network of politicians, consultants, and activists unite to guard their food bowl. And thats fine, or at least understandable. But they act as...

    03/17/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting. Mairs support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate Gang of Eight amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states. During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty billpushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • 'Conservative' joins homosexual lobby

    02/15/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    The former executive director for the American Conservative Union has agreed to serve on the advisory council for GOProud, a homosexual lobby that has approved of same-sex "marriage" and the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military if they didn't make an issue of their lifestyle choice even though the law banned that. According to an announcement today from GOProud, Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the ACU, is joining the GOProud leadership team. Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud's board, said in a prepared statement the organization was honored to...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Levin Slams Ryan For His Syrian Refugee Effort: "They Don't Get It-This Is World War III"

    11/20/2015 3:09:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On his Thursday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin offered his reaction House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ’s interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” the night before. During that appearance, Ryan laid out the components of his legislation that would deal with Syrian migrants seeking refuge in the United States.
  • UW-L discusses 'fear and angst' over Confederate flag (Oh, the Horror!)

    11/19/2015 6:52:18 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 12 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/19/2015 | JOURDAN VIAN
    A Confederate flag on University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grounds has stirred up debate between advocates of free speech and proponents of inclusivity after a campus official apologized for the “fear and angst” caused by the banner. The controversy arose after Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Paula Knudson received complaints, both in the form of phone calls and official “hate and bias” reports, about the flag’s presence on the grille cover of a semi-tractor parked on the student center construction site. “It was numerous. Calls started coming, people started coming in, and other offices started calling in,” Knudson said Wednesday. The...
  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • Laura Ingraham Hammers Paul Ryan On His Support For Islamic Migration

    11/19/2015 1:34:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/19/15 | Dan Riehl
    Radio-host Laura Ingraham is blasting newly installed House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “for buying into Barack Obama’s argument to reject sensible curbs to Muslim immigration.”Ryan is “using the language of a President who despises middle America and thinks the U.S. is a rotten, horrible, dark, country,” she said.“(T)he tactics Ryan is employing here – declaring falsely that his legislation will implement a so-called ‘pause’ to the refugee resettlement program – is a fig-leaf and is no different than the rhetoric he used during the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration expansion push,” she said. Ingraham was focused on Ryan’s effort to...
  • Ryan plotting 'meaningless show vote' on refugees

    11/18/2015 12:30:32 PM PST · by detective · 78 replies
    WND ^ | 11/18/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is lining up a showdown vote for Thursday on President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States. But conservatives on Capitol Hill who want to see the refugee program halted are warning that Ryan's plan is nothing but a smokescreen designed to give lip-service while refusing to defund the program. Ryan likely has no intention of cutting off the flow of Muslim refugees into the U.S., nor does he plan to ensure Syria's persecuted Christian minority gets rescued from the clutches of ISIS, sources told WND.
  • Eichenberger filled with relief, but not joy (WI)

    11/17/2015 8:18:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    News Graphic ^ | 11-17-15 | Lisa Curtis
    St. Francis Borgia priest cleared of wrongdoing in assault allegation CEDARBURG — Pastor Tom Eichenberger said it will take the rest of his life to restore the credibility that was called into question following an accusation that he assaulted a boy while on his first assignment as a young priest. The St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church priest returned to his parish Monday after being cleared of any wrongdoing by a retired police detective and an Archdiocese of Milwaukee review board. “The first words out of my mouth have to be thanks be to God for restoring me to the place...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Governor Scott Walker releases statement regarding federal Syrian refugee resettlement program:

    11/16/2015 1:00:26 PM PST · by BraveMan · 9 replies
    In light of these horrific and tragic attacks, our first priority must be to protect our citizens.  Along with governors across the country, I have deep concerns about the Obama Administration's plan to accept 10,000 or more Syrian refugees, especially given that one of the Paris attackers was reportedly a Syrian refugee. In consultation with our Adjutant General, who also serves as my Homeland Security Advisor, it is clear that the influx of Syrian refugees poses a threat.
  • Walker: ‘Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees’

    11/16/2015 12:44:02 PM PST · by gorush · 20 replies
    Channel3000 ^ | Nov 16 2015 01:26:56 PM CST | No byline
    Republican leaders of the Wisconsin state Assembly also say they don't want Syrian refugees in the state. Walker said his first priority is to protect citizens, and that he has concerns about the Obama Administration’s plan to accept 10,000 or more Syrian refugees. “In consultation with out Adjutant General, who also serves as my Homeland Security Advisor, it is clear that the influx of Syrian refugees poses a threat,” Walker said in the statement. “The state of Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees.”
  • Aaron Rodgers calls out fan for "prejudicial" comment during moment of silence

    11/15/2015 6:41:10 PM PST · by aposiopetic · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 15, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    Across the NFL, teams recognized Friday's tragedy in Paris with a moment of silence.
  • Johnson to hold hearing on Obama’s climate change ‘power grab’

    11/15/2015 2:27:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 11-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — President Obama’s climate change crusade is expected to hit the Badger State’s manufacturing base and electricity ratepayers particularly hard. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, has scheduled a field hearing Friday in Stevens Point to shine a light on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules, which could kill segments of the manufacturing sector. “The Impact of Federal Regulations: A Case Study of Recently Issued Rules,” begins at 1 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point’s Dreyfus University Center, 230 Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., in Stevens Point. Among the expected witnesses: Delanie M. Breuer, Wisconsin assistant deputy attorney...
  • Get Ready for Scott Walker and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. I stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another, he declared. Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin. Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • Milwaukee citizens petition Walker to remove DA John Chisholm from office (WI)

    11/12/2015 3:52:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-12-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Chisholm is guilty of malfeasance, neglect of duty and official misconduct, a group of county taxpayers on Thursday filed a petition asking Gov. Scott Walker to begin the process of removing the DA from office. Interestingly, the citizens are urging the Republican governor to employ a rarely used statute to dispose of the same Democratic district attorney who launched at least two secret and politically driven John Doe investigations into Walker. “Our law in Wisconsin allows you to remove John Chisholm for cause. Cause includes malfeasance in office, neglect of duty or official misconduct. We have provided a dozen charges...
  • Poll: Donald Trump [24%] Won The Debate;Kasich,Bush Dead Last [Cruz/Carson 13%]

    11/12/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    After every Republican presidential debate all the Smart People like to sit around and smugly laugh at the Drudge Report’s online poll showing Donald Trump won the debate. Then a poll-poll comes out and shows Trump won the debate. This of course never shuts up the Smart People because feeling smug will always be more important to them than being correct. Anyway, according to a poll-poll, Trump won Tuesday night’s debate
  • Milwaukee police officers rescue American flag being burned by protesters

    11/12/2015 6:31:43 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 11/12/2015 | Rick Moran
    We've all seen demonstrations over the years where protesters burn the American flag while police stand helplessly by. I know a couple of cops who have told me they wept in frustration at being unable to rescue the flag for being desecrated. On Tuesday night outside the venue in Milwaukee where the GOP debate was being held, several hundred demontrators engaged in a partisan protest against Republicans. A few of the demonstrators set fire to the American flag, at which point, Milwaukee police officers moved in, extinguished the fire consuming the flag, and then did something quite unexpected; they reverently...
  • Wall Street Journal Shock Scoop: Populism On The Rise In GOP Race

    11/12/2015 3:27:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | Breitbart News
    The latest presidential debate vividly captured how the 2008 financial crisis has reshaped the Republican Party by unleashing a potent populist strain that could further scramble an already unpredictable primary contest.
  • Univision Censors Cruz in GOP Debate Coverage

    11/11/2015 6:16:41 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 11, 2015
    It is no secret that U.S. immigration policy is central to Univision’s existence. We have previously showcased video of Jorge Ramos openly admitting as much. This byline has also memorialized efforts to vitiate, suppress, or deceptively edit those Hispanic conservatives who refuse to toe the network’s line on policy (of which immigration is merely the first item). The result of the network’s institutional culture is a narrative collision that resulted in the total censorship of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) from news coverage of the immigration portion of last night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Univision’s late night newscast, Edición...
  • VIDEO: Milwaukee police fold American flag burned by protesters

    11/11/2015 12:00:38 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | November 11, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    Milwaukee police officers are respectful of the American flag because of the liberty it represents. Black Lives Matter protesters just want the freedom, and couldn't care less about the flag - or the country that affords it. Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor posted several photos of protesters outside the Milwaukee Theatre where the Republican presidential debate was taking place last night, including one of a protester standing on an American flag and pointing at it.
  • Cruz jokes about his 'Rick Perry' moment

    11/11/2015 7:31:34 AM PST · by Isara · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Cruz: If the GOP embraces amnesty, Hillary Clinton will win (video) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is making light of his struggle during the latest GOP debate to list all of the federal agencies he would eliminate as president. "Look, I just think the Department of Commerce is such a base of cronyism, we need to eliminate it twice," Cruz joked during a post-debate appearance on Fox News's "The Kelly File." Cruz struggled to list the five agencies he would eliminate as president during the Republican debate Tuesday night, listing the Department of Commerce twice. "Five major agencies that I would...
  • When lawmakers failed Wisconsin’s veterans

    11/11/2015 6:50:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — As the nation celebrates its veterans and pays tribute to their sacrifices, it’s important to remember the promise made to America’s protectors has too often been broken. The headlines over the past few years in particular have screamed of neglect, ill-treatment and other abuses of too many veterans. That broken faith was no more apparent than in Wisconsin, at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While federal lawmakers have conducted a series of investigations into widespread over-prescription of opiates that led to the death of a 35-year-old Marine veteran at the facility and have pledged changes to...
  • Ted Cruz Wins the Night

    11/11/2015 6:18:36 AM PST · by Isara · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ted Cruz had a terrific night. He had a stand-out answer on immigration and wages, and made his own fortune by getting into an argument with John Kasich on bank bailouts, enunciating the anti-bailout position forcefully and repeatedly (although I don't really believe he wouldn't bail out a major financial institution in the midst of a financial panic if he were president). He was pointed, eloquent, and, of course, very conservative. Marco Rubio was very good, as well. But I thought Rubio was slightly better than Cruz last time, and that Cruz was slightly better this time. Rubio just felt...

    11/11/2015 4:38:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | November 11, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    In the fourth televised GOP primary debate last night, eight Republican candidates for president laid out their positions as they sparred over taxes, immigration, government spending, and to a lesser extent, foreign policy. They clashed heatedly over what it means to be a conservative and the immigration issue, particularly amnesty.
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on FBN 7 P.M. and 9 P.M. EST 11/10/2015

    11/10/2015 3:14:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 3,155 replies
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Kristinn
    LIVE STREAM via FBN here. The two Republican presidential debates on the Fox Business Network are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST tonight. They are being held at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 'kiddie table'at 7 p.m.: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The main event at 9 p.m.: Donald Trump of New York, Dr. Ben Carson of Florida, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina of California, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Kentucky...
  • Cruz on the rise before debate

    11/10/2015 6:43:19 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Ted Cruz's plan to win the Republican presidential nomination is coming together.The Texas senator has been edging up in the polls and has a chance to drive home his advantage Tuesday night, when the fourth televised GOP debate takes place in Milwaukee.GOP insiders say that the Tea Party favorite also has one of the most impressive political operations in the field. And the consensus is growing that he and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) could end up as finalists in the battle for the nomination.In that scenario - which is dependent on the current leaders, businessman Donald Trump and retried neurosurgeon...
  • The Two Questions Mark Levin Would Ask At Tuesday's GOP Presidential Debate

    11/10/2015 6:40:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Monday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM to 9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark “The Great One” Levin revealed the two questions he wants the GOP presidential candidates to answer at Tuesday’s Fox Business Network’s debate.
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Lawmaker wants free tampons in state-run bathrooms

    11/09/2015 2:32:51 PM PST · by gorush · 72 replies
    Channel 3000 (Madistan CBS affiliate) ^ | Nov 09 2015 11:40:24 AM CST | No byline
    A state lawmaker is proposing the state supply free feminine hygiene products in all state-run buildings, including schools. Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) said the products are “a basic necessity for half of the world's population.”
  • Abrahamson dropping Supreme Court chief justice lawsuit

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    AP, Channel 3000 ^ | 11/9/15 | No byline
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she is dropping her appeal of a federal court ruling upholding her replacement as chief justice. Abrahamson said Monday even if she had won, it could take years and be a "hollow victory" as it could be close to the end of her term.
  • Scott Walker To Appear With Jeb Bush

    11/09/2015 11:35:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 11/09/15 | Justin Duckham
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), who dropped out of the 2016 race in late September, will appear alongside his former primary rival Jeb Bush on Monday afternoon. Walker and the former Florida Governor will be joined by private and charter school students for an event touting the importance of school choice. It will be hosted by Hispanics for School Choice at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The joint appearance marks the first time that Walker has shared the stage with a 2016 candidate since leaving the race. The press release put forward by the Bush campaign does not...
  • Paul Ryan: New House Speaker, Same Old GOP Favors for Wall Street

    11/08/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06 November 2015 | David Dayen
    It seems bizarre that financial policy would get decided in a bill to repair roads and bridges and mass transit, but that’s the whole point of the Christmas tree strategy: If a bill is deemed “must pass,” then adding ornaments to it comprises a good strategy for getting things into law that otherwise might not receive a vote. Ryan touted this process as a positive example of new leadership. In recent years, House bills written in secret sped to the floor without the ability for alterations. But on the highway bill, over 80 amendments got a vote on the House...
  • FLASHBACK: (Gov) Doyle (D, WI) calls for layoffs, furloughs, cuts to fill $6.5 billion hole

    11/08/2015 6:23:50 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JSOnline ^ | May 7, 2009 | Steven Walters
    Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle said Thursday that the budget deficit has exploded to up to $6.5 billion - a historic gap he wants fixed by laying off up to 1,100 employees, furloughing non-emergency workers eight days a year, rescinding 2% pay raises and making new cuts in aid to schools and local governments. Doyle said the $5 billion deficit he and lawmakers faced in March has soared because tax collections are running far below estimates. The potential $6.5 billion gap will occur over a three-year period ending June 30, 2011. "We are facing tougher choices than ever about what...
  • Senate passes GAB overhaul, campaign finance reform in ‘extraordinary’ session (WI)

    11/07/2015 11:02:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 11-7-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 280 of 278 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin – After lengthy delays and an extraordinary session that extended into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill that overhauls the rogue state Government Accountability Board. But does the final version of the bill, with a controversial amendment, protect and defend the constitution? At the end of the day, the cold feet coalition prevailed. The amended bill goes a long way in decentralizing the GAB, the agency that oversees Wisconsin campaign finance, election, ethics and lobbying laws. But while it divides the political...
  • Church secretary sentenced to probation for thefts ($30,000!)

    11/07/2015 7:58:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies ^ | 11/05/2015 | Ed Treleven
    A former church secretary was sentenced Wednesday to six years of probation for stealing about $30,000 from the town of Burke church where she worked and had been a longtime member. Her lawyer, Joel Winnig, and Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey had agreed to recommend 90 days in jail as a condition of six years of probation, but Circuit Judge Ellen Berz did not order the jail time.
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Memo to Legislature: Take a closer look at GAB Judge’s conduct (WI)

    11/06/2015 9:03:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-5-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 279 of 277 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin — As the Senate seems to be coming to terms on a “compromise” that would retain at least a couple of retired judges on the state Government Accountability Board, one of the targets of the rogue agency’s unconstitutional investigation is asking senators to think again. On Thursday, Eric O’Keefe of the Wisconsin Club for Growth sent Wisconsin policymakers a detailed communication outlining “potential misconduct” by GAB chairman Gerald Nichol.” O’Keefe cites several “troubling statements” Nichol has made in recent weeks that have exposed the judge’s partisanship serving on...
  • 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...
  • US Responsible For Russian Airbus A321 Crash: American Researcher

    11/06/2015 4:26:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | November 3, 2015
    An American researcher says it is highly likely that the United States is responsible for the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt this week. On Saturday, the Airbus A321-200 broke up in midair and crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people on board. An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened; however, the airline has said that technical faults or human errors could not have caused the tragic crash. "New information from sources with contacts in the CIA are reporting that the US recently sold ships to Egypt in return for a drone base...