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US: Wisconsin (News/Activism)

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  • Wisconsin's Shame: "I Thought It Was a Home Invasion"

    04/20/2015 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2015 | David French
    "THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full...
  • Minnesota bar busted for illegally serving Wisconsin-only beer

    04/20/2015 12:24:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 91 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-20-15 | Meg Wagner
    Police said a bar in Maple Grove, Minn. was caught selling Spotted Cow, a beer that's only legal in Wisconsin. A Minnesota bar was busted for illegally pouring a Wisconsin exclusive. The owners of Maple Grove’s Maple Tavern could face felony resale charges for selling pints of Spotted Cow, a farmhouse beer brewed in Wisconsin and distributed only in-state, police said. The Minneapolis-area bartenders drove across the border and loaded up on kegs of the coveted New Glarus Brewing Co. ale before they were busted during a sting last week, KMSP reported. Undercover officers went to the Maple Tavern on...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’ (WI Dem DA Terrorizes Local Republicans)

    04/20/2015 9:50:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    NationalReview.com ^ | 4-20-2015 | DAVID FRENCH
    Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. “It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. “People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling...
  • Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'

    04/19/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.” The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate, which has spent millions in recent elections blasting Republicans on climate change. "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate change—distancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesn’t have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters. "Today in New Hampshire, Bush expressed...
  • Scott Walker backs pathway to citizenship at private dinner

    04/19/2015 1:34:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | Peter Hamby
    p class="zn-body__paragraph">Washington (CNN)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private dinner with Republican leaders in New Hampshire two weeks ago, backing away from the more hard-line position he has staked out in public and obscuring where he stands on the hot-button issue.At a March 13 dinner at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford organized by New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was asked how he would address the problem of roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.After he...
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • Walker Shines in New Hampshire

    04/19/2015 6:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 19, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "...Walker expanded the stump speech he had given in Iowa back in January, a coming out party of sorts, that propelled him to co-frontrunner status in national and early-state polling. The new content made clear that Walker is a hawk and that in a Walker presidency the United States would not only reengage with the world but would project its power without reservation. He called the war on radical Islam and “generational” war and scorched Barack Obama for his ambivalence on the threat. “We’re going to bring the fight to them and fight on their soil and not ours." Walker’s...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    04/18/2015 8:38:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    APNews ^ | 18 APR 15 | Steve Peeples
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. In public, mentor Bush and protege Rubio have avoided criticizing each other since Rubio announced his candidacy. But Bush allies have started quietly spreading negative information about Rubio's record. Also, supporters of the two Miami politicians are drawing contrasts between Rubio, a 43-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, and 62-year-old Bush, a member of one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. "Sparks are going to fly," said Al...
  • Jeb Bush has edge on wide-open 2016 GOP field: poll

    04/18/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a small lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a new national poll on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field. Mr. Bush is the choice of 13 percent of Republican voters in the Monmouth University poll, followed by Mr. Cruz and Mr. Walker at 11 percent apiece. Mr. Cruz officially launched a bid for the White House last month.
  • John Bolton: Obama’s Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above America’s safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obama’s negotiations with Tehran as “feckless” and “weak.” ADVERTISEMENT “President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history,” Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua.“The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.”Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • Bad news for Jeb: Walker surging in New Hampshire

    04/15/2015 1:40:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Two weeks ago, I noticed that national polling and noted that the media-fueled boomlet for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might be fading. If that’s true, it’s a phenomenon that is not apparent in a recent poll of GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. The results of a new NH1 survey conducted by the Republican firm Reach Communications from April 8 – 9 suggests that Walker’s appeal to the Republican electorate in this critical Northeaster state continues to grow. The survey found Walker leading with almost 23 percent of the vote, well outside the survey’s 3.0 percent margin of error. Former...
  • New PPP survey shows Jeb Bush in trouble in New Hampshire (Ted Cruz in 2nd place?!!)

    04/15/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    SPB ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mitch Perry
    A new poll published by Public Policy Polling shows Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio need to do a lot of work to become competitive in New Hampshire, the site of the first Republican Presidential Primary election next January. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is looking very strong, leading with 24 percent support. That’s 10 percentage points higher than the second-place Republican, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. And what’s most impressive is that Walker was only at 3 percent when PPP surveyed New Hampshire voters back in January. Rand Paul is third with 12 percent, and Jeb Bush comes in...
  • GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for

    04/17/2015 2:08:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Telegram - Worchester ^ | April 17, 2015 | AP - Steve Peoples 
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. Five things we'll be watching for: [SNIP] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be in New Hampshire as well to make sure Republicans don't get a free pass. [SNIP]
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said at a “Politics and Pies” event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.”</p>
  • Act of Love: Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch

    04/17/2015 6:12:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Walker Support Solid, Establishment Favorite Bush Struggles in N.H.

    04/17/2015 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    As the Republican presidential candidates gather this weekend in New Hampshire, they’re all chasing a midwestern governor. The latest survey of New Hampshire Republicans, by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling, finds Wisconsin’s Scott Walker with a strong lead at 24 percent, followed by a rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Establishment favorite Jeb Bush is currently mired in fourth place, with 10 percent support, a drop from the last PPP poll of the first-in-the-nation primary state. Other polls show the race remains tight. The RealClearPolitics average has Walker at 19 percent, followed by Bush at 15 percent and Sen. Rand Paul at...
  • The Common Core Resistance Now Has a Song!

    04/17/2015 8:29:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-17-15 | Paula Bolyard
    A bunch of moms in a garage band in Massachusetts have recorded a new version of the Beatles song “Revolution” to give voice to their opposition to Common Core. Dressed in jeans, anti-Common Core t-shirts, and tri-cornered hats, The Revolution Band sings that “politicians fear no retribution” and that “control and money’s is what it’s about.” They belt out, “Well, we have to tell the Feds, it’s not alright…” The third verse gets to the heart of the problem: You’d have to change the Constitution Well you know, you just spit on it instead Teachers have no say in education...
  • VIDEO: Young workers not convinced by $15/hour minimum wage campaign

    04/17/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 8 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 4/17/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Not all younger workers are swayed by the sweet temptation of a $15 an hour minimum wage being pushed by several unions across the country. Media Trackers hit the streets of Milwaukee this week to gauge reaction from college-aged residents on a protest demanding a dramatic hike in the minimum wage. “I get minimum wage kind of sucks and everything, but at the same time, I saw a sign trying to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. You try doing something like that, and gas is going to be $10 a gallon, so it doesn’t really fix a...
  • Abrahamson’s attorney sits on board of Soros-supported judicial group (WI)

    04/16/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 4-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The Washington, D.C., attorney representing Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in her civil rights case against her peers serves on the board of directors of a George Soros-backed judicial group. Robert S. Peck is founder and president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, which bills itself as “among the most sought-after appellate litigators within the plaintiffs’ bar.” Abrahamson tapped the constitutional law expert to represent her in a civil rights case that aims to save her powerful chief justice position from a voter-backed, state constitutional amendment approved at the polls last week. The amendment allows...
  • Scott Walker leading by double digits in New Hampshire

    04/16/2015 7:18:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-15-15 | David Sherfinski
    Ahead of a major gathering of Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire later this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, leading by 10 points against his nearest competitor in a new poll on the Granite State. Mr. Walker is the top presidential choice for 24 percent of GOP primary voters, according to the poll out Wednesday from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Next was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 14 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10...
  • Lawmakers abandon Scott Walker's proposed changes to DNR board

    04/15/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal ^ | 4-15-15 | Lee Bergquist
    The leaders of the Legislature's budget committee on Wednesday abandoned Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip the state Natural Resources Board and the state Agriculture Board of their policy-making powers. They also removed 13 other pieces of policy from Walker's budget, including one that would exempt research at the University of Wisconsin System from the open records law. Another one that was dropped would have had property assessment duties shifted from most municipalities to counties. In other action, the Joint Finance Committee voted to cut staff for Secretary of State Doug La Follette and reshape how courts are funded. Wednesday's...
  • High School Writing Assignment: 'Pretend You Are a Muslim' (10th Grade World History Class)

    04/15/2015 11:44:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 15, 2015 7:58AM | by Fox News Insider
    High school students in Wisconsin were asked to pretend that they were Muslims for a 10th grade World History writing assignment. Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban asked students to write a five paragraph essay in which they pretend they are a Muslim male or female in the U.S. "Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face," Urban instructed. The assignment has some questioning why this is part of a World History class and also if similar assignments were given for other religions. "I wonder if any of the kids who...
  • National PAC Buys Ad Attacking Gov. Walker’s “War on Science”

    04/14/2015 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    WUWM Public Radio ^ | April 14, 2015 | By ANN-ELISE HENZL & MICHELLE MATERNOWSKI
    A full-page ad ran in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday pulling Gov. Walker into the debate over a recent decision to bar workers on a state board from talking about and working on items related to climate change. The decision has received national and international attention. The newspaper ad suggests Gov. Scott Walker’s policies amount to a “war on science” meant to protect the investments of the Koch brothers and other conservative backers. The PAC NextGen Climate Action bought the newspaper ad. The PAC is run by billionaire and Democrat Tom Steyer.
  • Quinnipiac: ‘It’s Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her’

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Who’s Suddenly Tied With Hillary… Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: “Hillary’s unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?”>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins Charleston GOP straw poll

    04/11/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Post and Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | April 11, 2015 | Schuyler Kropf
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won the Charleston County Republican Party’s straw poll Saturday as the GOP came together to organize ahead of the 2016 election season.... ....Saturday’s convention was part of the regular business of the party. The straw poll was loosely conducted with about 240 delegates eligible to take part. Presidential hopeful Walker was recently in Charleston where he spoke out against unions and in support of Gov. Nikki Haley. He drew 24 votes or about 10 percent of the total. The next top finishers were: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, 20 votes; R-Ky., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., 18 votes;...
  • N.H. poll: Scott Walker leads Jeb Bush, Rand Paul third

    04/10/2015 4:52:36 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/10/15 | Cate Martel
    A new poll shows New Hampshire Republicans leaning toward Scott Walker over Jeb Bush, with Rand Paul, who announced his candidacy and visited the Granite State this week, in third place. The NH1 poll released Friday shows Walker, the Wisconsin governor, leading Bush, 23 percent to 17 percent – outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Paul, the first-term Kentucky senator, is at 15 percent. The three leaders are the only candidates to register in double figures. The next tier is led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (9 percent), who entered the race last month,...
  • First Thing Gov. Scott Walker Did Before Delivering Big Speech at NRA’s Annual Meeting

    04/10/2015 1:02:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    NASHVILLE — Before mentioning the National Rifle Association or even firearms at the gun rights group’s annual meeting in Nashville on Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, asked all the men and women in the audience who serve or have served in the armed forces to stand so they could be properly thanked. “Freedom. Endowed by our Creator. Defined by our Constitution, but defended each and every day by the men and women who proudly wear the uniform of these United States,” Walker began. He then asked anyone who is serving or has served in the military to stand...
  • Blacks Lose Ground under Obama - And Republicans should remind them

    04/10/2015 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2015 | Deroy Murdock Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416735/blacks-lose-ground-under-o
    As a declared presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) should generate even bigger headlines when he addresses black audiences, as he has at Howard University and other venues. When he was executive of mainly Democratic Milwaukee County, Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) appealed to black voters; his reelection majorities consistently increased. These and other Republicans should ask black Americans for their votes from now through November 2016. They should do so by challenging blacks to ask themselves an honest question: “What, exactly, have you gained by handing Obama 95 percent of your votes in 2008 and 93 percent in...
  • Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe on trade mission as he ramps up likely White House bid

    04/10/2015 9:10:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe this week on a trade mission featuring private meetings with business and government representatives in Germany, France and Spain, as he ramps up for a likely bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The most high-profile event on Walker's itinerary comes Tuesday when he's slated to deliver a 15-minute speech titled "Opportunities for bilateral trade and investment" at the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany. That is the world's largest industrial fair, Walker's office said in the documents detailing the trip provided to The Associated Press. Walker's only other event that's open to...
  • Judge declines to immediately halt chief justice amendment (WI)

    04/10/2015 7:43:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-10-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— A federal judge declined Thursday to put an immediate halt on an amendment to the state constitution adopted by voters this week that would allow the members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to choose the chief justice. The job of chief justice has automatically gone to the most senior member of the Supreme Court for the last 126 years. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and her supporters sued to keep her position as the court's leader on Wednesday, a day after voters approved changing how the chief justice is selected. She argues the provision can't go into effect until her...
  • Salon: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: How a once-liberal state became a political battlefield

    04/10/2015 12:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | David A. Schultz
    Full Title: The twisted metamorphosis of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: How a once-liberal state became a political battlefield How do you explain Wisconsin? Once the home to progressive liberal politics and politicians, such as governors Gaylord Nelson, Patrick Lucey and Anthony Earl, Wisconsin now produces the likes of union-busting Gov. Scott Walker, and a GOP-controlled legislature enacting voter ID, onerous abortion regulations, and anti-union right-to-work rules. The state now even has a polarized and partisan Supreme Court with a constitutional crisis on its hands: Voters have just adopted a ballot initiative that would dislodge Shirley Abrahamson, the court’s liberal chief justice,...
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[O’Malley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. — all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House — and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • Scott Walker: Iranians not coming to table ‘out of the good nature of their hearts’

    04/09/2015 6:12:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    "......Mr. Walker said the Iranians are not coming to the negotiating table “out of the good nature of their hearts trying to push for world peace.” “They’re coming to the table because they were being brought to their knees because of the sanctions from the United States and from our allies particularly in Europe,” he said. “And right at the time when they’re working think about this kind of negotiation. We should have been saying here’s the deal: you take it or if not we’re going to go back to our allies and push for even stronger sanctions because we...
  • Obama slaps at Scott Walker as he defends Iran deal

    President Barack Obama says his successor in the White House will not call into question the executive branch’s power to cut deals between the United States and other countries, such as the nuclear framework reached last week with Iran. “I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries,” Obama said in an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” set...
  • (Wisconsin) Board of Commissioners of Public Lands bans staff from climate change work

    04/09/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 4/8/15 | Steven Elbow
    The state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Tuesday voted to prohibit staff from addressing climate change, even if it's just responding to emails on the subject, according to a Bloomberg news report.State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, who sits on the board, raised the issue on Tuesday, pointing to climate change work done by the board's exectuve director, Tia Nelson.Nelson, the daughter of Gaylord Nelson, the U.S. senator who founded Earth Day, worked on climate changes issues in 2007 and 2008 after being appointed to a global warming task force by former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle."It's not part of our sole...
  • TORNADO WATCH 41 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR (N IL, SE WI)

    04/09/2015 11:54:53 AM PDT · by UB355 · 11 replies
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  • USA Today Probes: 'Too Many White Guys' on Wisconsin Basketball Team?

    04/08/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/06/2015 | Tim Graham
    Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.” Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players,  former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?” When the Final Four is played Saturday in Indianapolis, all five starters for Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State will be African American. Wisconsin's starting lineup, by contrast, includes one African American, forward Nigel Hayes. The average Division I men's basketball team this season includes nine African-American players and four white players, according to data provided by the NCAA....
  • Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson sues over amendment approved by (WI) voters

    04/08/2015 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    <p>Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to try and hold on to her leadership spot after voters approved a constitutional amendment that was likely to result in her demotion.</p> <p>For the past 126 years the chief justice position has gone to the most senior member of the Supreme Court. Since 1996, that has been Abrahamson. But the amendment approved by voters on Tuesday would instead allow the seven justices to decide who should be chief.</p>
  • President Obama takes on Governor Scott Walker ["Won't be punching bag for these characters"]

    04/08/2015 5:08:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | April 8, 2015 | CNN wire
    "...........In the most recent in a string of digs, the President this week slammed Walker for taking a “foolish approach” to the country’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, coolly suggesting the governor might benefit from taking “some time to bone up on foreign policy.”When Walker signed in to law a controversial “right to work” bill in March, Obama called the state legislation “anti-worker”: “Even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I’d encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans,” the President said in a statement.And at the annual Gridiron dinner in Washington, it was a more...
  • Cruz touts radical court-stripping scheme (Ref: Homosexual “Marriage”)

    04/08/2015 12:28:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | April 7, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was in Iowa yesterday, where the presidential hopeful reflected on the possibility of a Supreme Court ruling endorsing marriage equality. The far-right senator told his audience, “The first thing and I think the most important thing every one of us can do, is pray. Lift up in prayer.” But as the Dallas Morning News noted, that’s not all Cruz said. He reiterated his vow to press for a constitutional amendment that would clarify the power of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. If the high court does legalize...
  • TED CRUZ’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH DESTROYED RAND PAUL’S ON FACEBOOK

    04/08/2015 1:35:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4-8-15 | BY STEPHANIE STAMM AND DUSTIN VOLZ
    Cruz’s launch boasts nearly three times as much attention on Facebook as Paul's. Despite all the digital sophistication—and a few missteps—propping up his presidential campaign, Rand Paul is already lagging on Facebook behind one of his biggest rivals: Ted Cruz. Cruz, who formally launched his White House bid last month, attracted nearly three times as much buzz—measured in likes, posts, comments, and shares—on Facebook during the 24-hour window surrounding his announcement as Paul, who announced on Tuesday.
  • Keep Rand Paul Weird: Will the Libertarian-Leaning Presidential Candidate Shed

    04/08/2015 2:58:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Rand Paul, who launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, calls himself "a different kind of Republican," which at this point remains an accurate description. But in his eagerness to win primaries, the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator runs the risk of shedding the differences that make his voice distinctive and worth hearing. Perhaps the most striking example of politically motivated backpedaling is Paul's recent proposal to raise defense spending by $190 billion over two years with money reallocated from other parts of the federal budget. Four years ago, by contrast, he supported cutting defense spending by $164 billion over five years. Paul...
  • BOOM! Krauthammer Just Dropped The “P” Bomb As He Guts Obama’s Attack On Scott Walker

    04/08/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4-8-15 | Norvell Rose
    In addition to being a regular on Fox News and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Charles Krauthammer is also a board certified psychiatrist. So he presumably knows what he’s talking about when he discusses mental disorders and diseases. That’s why it was particularly interesting to hear Krauthammer’s use of the word “pathological” when describing President Obama’s sneering attack on Scott Walker in connection with the governor’s comments about the Iran nuclear agreement. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “pathological” as “extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem.” Video at source:
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants ‘To Take America Down’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 8:47:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obama’s actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants “to take America down.”Cheney also touched on Obama’s comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesn’t need “to play a leading role in the world.”The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September. HEWITT: Let...
  • Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

    04/08/2015 8:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | unknown
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that's left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull.......The cargo shipping season started last month on the upper Great Lakes.
  • Voters back amendment on chief justice selection (WI)

    04/08/2015 1:09:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-8-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— Voters on Tuesday approved letting state Supreme Court justices choose who will lead them — a change to a 126-year-old system that is likely to result in the demotion of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. With 97% of precincts reporting, the proposed amendment to the state constitution had 53% "yes" votes and 47% "no" votes. The proposal often overshadowed a race for a seat on the high court, with outside money flowing mostly to the referendum rather than the court election. In that race, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley — an ally of Abrahamson's — won a third 10-year term on...
  • 'Nothing personal,' White House says of Obama jabs at Walker

    04/07/2015 12:28:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama has tried really hard to stay out of the 2016 race for his job, except when it comes to one person: Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker. First, Obama ripped Walker last month for signing into law a right-to-work bill. Then, in an interview with NPR published Tuesday, the president said Walker needed to "bone up on foreign policy" after suggesting he would undo any nuclear pact with Iran were he to win control of the White House. Yet, the White House insists that Obama isn't going out of his way to rip Walker. "It's nothing personal," White House...
  • USA Today Probes The Important Question: 'Too Many White Guys' On Wisconsin Basketball Team?

    04/07/2015 10:38:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 6, 2015 | 11:20 PM EDT | By Tim Graham
    <p>Racially obsessed USA Today on Friday wrote this headline: “Wisconsin doesn't hide from 'white guys' reputation.”</p> <p>Josh Peter assembled current and former Badger players, former assistant coaches, and “authorities on the African-American experience” to answer: “Why is the Badgers' roster predominantly white?”</p>