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  • BOMBSHELL: Report Claims WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume

    10/29/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/14 | Avner Zarmi
    Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burkeís career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment. The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsinís commerce secretary. Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycleís European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was...
  • Milwaukee schools head to newspaper: Give us a union-friendly reporter Ė or else

    10/30/2014 6:45:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | Adam Tobias
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. ó Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds doesnít like what he calls ďbiasedĒ coverage by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel education reporter Erin Richards. So heís asking the stateís largest newspaper to take Richards off the beat and assign a different journalist to write about Milwaukee Public Schools ó or else. ďI just requested that we have somebody whoís objective, whoís going to give the readers the truth and everything about whatís going on Ö we want a new reporter or else weíre going to cut off all ties with the Journal in terms of communication with them,Ē...
  • IRS Docs, Interviews Suggest More Burke Resume Problems (WI)

    10/30/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10-30-14 | Nathan Schacht
    According to her resume, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke spent 1994 and some of 1995 working as the ďAdministratorĒ of the non-profit trade group Bicycle Industry Organization (BIO). However, an IRS document shows an address for the trade group that also happens to be a home formerly owned by Burke Ė a home that was purchased at least seven months after Burke claims she left BIO. According to Burkeís resume, Burke left BIO in 1995 and that same year returned to Trek Bicycle Ė her familyís business Ė as Director of Forecasting and Strategic Planning. According to a Dan Bice...
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke Ďwas tossed outí (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next weekís election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burkeís family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the companyís European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was ďeliminatedĒ...
  • Mary Burke: I wasnít technically ďfiredĒ from my familyís company, they eliminated my position

    10/30/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Guy Benson
    In my item on Marquette Law School‚Äôs favorable final poll for Scott Walker yesterday, I touched briefly upon a story alleging that Democrat Mary Burke had been fired from her family‚Äôs bicycle company in the 1990‚Ä≤s. Burke has touted her business acumen and ‚Äėjob creation‚Äô experience at Trek as a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. I expressed some degree of skepticism over the Wisconsin Reporter‚Äôs scoop, as the top named source in the piece is a Republican county chairman, and other quotes were mined from anonymous sources. Burke initially denied the allegations outright, calling them ‚Äúridiculous‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcompletely false.‚ÄĚ...
  • Union that entered into agreement with Menominee Nation is infleuncing the Governorís race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA Ė The issue of the Kenosha Casino is a hot-button issue in the 2014 race for Wisconsin Governor as Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) is yet to make a decision on whether he would approve the casino. However, one union that has been actively campaigning against Scott Walker in Kenosha entered into an agreement with the Menominee Indian Nation. The United Food and Commercial Workers Working Families Advocacy Project, an arm of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, has been active in the State of Wisconsin trying to turn out the vote in the Racine and Kenosha Areas. On September...
  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumť is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trekís expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkeís European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • Wow: Scott Walker opens up seven point lead among likely voters in final Marquette poll

    10/29/2014 7:53:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Guy Benson
    A month ago, Wisconsin‚Äôs most respected pollster showed Walker at 50 percent and leading by nearly six percentage points. Two weeks ago, the race tightened considerably, with Democrat Mary Burke pulling into a tie with the incumbent ‚ÄĒ thanks in large measure to some puzzling shifts in the internals. Marquette Law School‚Äôs final poll of the race shows dramatic movement back toward Walker. Boom: New Marquette Law School puts Walker at 50%, Burke at 43% among likely voters (with a D+2 LV sample). #mulawpoll¬ó MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 29, 2014 He also edges Burke by one point among registered voters,...
  • [Governor] Walker (R, WI) Ahead in Last Poll Before Election

    10/29/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AP Staff
    MADISON, WI (AP) ó Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesdayís election. The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Walker and Burke were tied with 47 percent support in the previous poll released two weeks ago. The one before that, on Oct. 1, showed Walker with a narrow 5-point lead. The latest poll of 1,164 likely voters was done between Oct. 23 and Sunday. Walker was campaigning...
  • Trek Sources: Mary Burke Fired

    10/29/2014 9:53:47 AM PDT · by madameguinot · 23 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | October 28, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her familyís Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkeís European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter.
  • Trek sources: Mary Burkeís (WI Dem gov challenger to Walker) family fired her for incompetence

    10/29/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10/28/14 | M.D. Kittle
    ...In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkeís European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter...Managers in Europe used to call Burke ďpit bull on crackĒ or ďAttila the Hun,Ē one source said.
  • Trek sources: Mary Burkeís family fired her for incompetence

    10/29/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 10-28-14 | M.D. Kittle
    In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her familyís Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkeís European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter. The sales team threatened to quit if Burke was not removed from her position as director of European Operations, according to Gary Ellerman, who served as...
  • Video: More Democrats walk out on Obama

    10/29/2014 7:45:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    In the middle of President Obamaís speech promoting a Democrat for Wisconsin governor Tuesday night, part of the crowd began to walk out on him Ė and itís the second time itís happened in just over a week. Obama was still speaking as people could be seen filing out of the room.
  • Democrats Walk Out on Another Obama Campaign Stump Speech

    10/29/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night President Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail to stump for Wisconsin Democrat Mary Burke, who is challenging Governor Scott Walker. During Obama's speech, in particular the moment when he encouraged people to vote and to knock on doors for Burke, people were caught on video filing out of the room. Camera Catches Crowd Slowly Exiting Mary Burke Rally While Obama Speaks Last week the same thing happened when President Obama spoke in deep blue Maryland.
  • Trek Sources: Mary Burke's FAMILY Fired Her for Incompetence

    10/29/2014 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | October 29, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her familyís Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkeís European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter. The sales team threatened to quit if Burke was not removed from her position as director of European Operations, according to Gary...
  • Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin

    10/28/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by John W · 70 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    As President Obama spoke this evening in Wisconsin, the crowd began to file out. Here's video that captures some folks leaving, even as Obama's voice can be heard in the background.
  • Scott Walker, in Dead Heat, Faces Third Election in Four Years

    10/28/2014 9:07:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/28/2014 | Avner Zarmi
    Scott Walker is facing re-election for the third time in four years. Let that fact sink in, and you will begin to understand many things about this pivotal race. Wisconsin is not merely a swing state, it is an odd, unique one. The Republican Party was founded there, yet the last time the state chose a Republican presidential candidate was in 1988. Its largest city, Milwaukee, last had a Republican mayor in 1908. It had a socialist mayor (not left-wing Democrat, but outright socialist) in 1960. Nonetheless, the relatively conservative Republican Governor Tommy Thompson, who pioneered welfare reform in the...
  • Tension flares between Scott Walker and Chris Christie

    10/28/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Scott Walker, the champion of the right of employees to not be forced into unions, has a massive bull’s-eye on his back, as the labor movement is engaged in an all-out spending spree to knock him out of office next Tuesday.  Walker and his supporters have been subjected to the dirtiest political retaliation imaginable, and he has already survived a union-funded recall campaign that tried to end his political career mid-term. As we noted Sunday, it appears that the Republican Governors Association, headed by Chris Christie, is pulling back on financial support for television ads in the home stretch....
  • Prepare for Scott Walker 2016; If He Wins Re-election, He's Our Man

    10/27/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 67 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    With a little more than a week remaining before the mid-term elections, most conservatives are focusing upon a dozen Senate races, as Republicans are expected to gain control of the upper chamber. But the contest that piques my interest the most is the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin, where Republican Governor Scott Walker is locked in a dogfight with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walkerís re-election is very much in doubt, despite the accomplishments of his first term: putting Wisconsinís fiscal house back in order, reforming the stateís collective bargaining process, and giving local communities greater control over their affairs. According to...
  • 0bama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

    10/27/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 27, 2014 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help a Democratic challenger oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office. Walker is a top target of Democrats in the midterm elections after he angered organized labor by enacting a measure in 2011 that reduced the power of public sector unions in the state. Obama was scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary, who is running close against Walker, a potential 2016 presidential...
  • President Obama visits 99% Democratic ward to turn out Milwaukee base

    10/27/2014 12:32:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    When President Barack Obama arrives in Milwaukee on Tuesday, his task will be to help mobilize African-Americans and other key Democratic voting groups who still give him positive ratings despite his lackluster standing nationwide. The president will be visiting North Division High School in an overwhelmingly African-American ward that he carried with 99% of the vote in 2012, outpolling Republican Mitt Romney 843 to 5. Anything Obama can do to boost turnout in the city of Milwaukee and among-African Americans puts more votes in Democrat Mary Burkeís column in her neck-and-neck battle with GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
  • How Ďgangster governmentí abuses campaign finance laws

    10/27/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    ny post ^ | october 27, 2014 | george will
    The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizensí homes were conducted by law-enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats. The police seized computers, including those of children still in pajamas. Clothes drawers, including the childrenís, were ransacked, cellphones confiscated and the citizens told it would be a crime to tell anyone of the raids. Some raids were precursors of, others were parts of, the nastiest episode of this unlovely political season. This attempted criminalization of politics in order to silence persons occupying just one portion of the political spectrum has happened in Wisconsin,...
  • Labor unions weren't about to negotiate over Act 10

    10/27/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 OCT 2014 | David Fladeboe
    A recent Journal Sentinel editorial concerning Gov. Scott Walker's budget-saving Act 10 reforms attempts to take readers to an alternate universe, complete with happily negotiated labor contracts and good governance that didn't require hard decisions from lawmakers in Madison ("A trip to Scott Walker's parallel universe where Act 10 never happened," Our View, Oct. 21) . One would indeed need to be in an alternate universe to expect a world free of the dysfunction that has plagued state and federal government. In no universe real or otherwise were powerful labor bosses and their unions ever going to make meaningful concessions...
  • Squadrons form for voter ID fight

    10/27/2014 12:04:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-25-14 | Christina Marcos
    Liberal and conservative groups are mobilizing armies of poll watchers to battle over the enforcement of voter ID laws on Election Day. The Democratic Party has more to lose if turnout is low on Nov. 4. Liberals want to ensure that the young, black and Latino voters who form a key part of the partyís electoral base are not kept from the polls. Conservatives insist that they just want to uphold the integrity of the electoral process by making sure that all votes cast are legitimate. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has state directors stationed across the country for its...
  • Wisconsin health insurance companies plan special sign-ups for same-sex couples

    10/26/2014 10:48:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    MILWAUKEE ó Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans. The special enrollment periods are needed because gays and lesbians who got married in Wisconsin last summer were unable to add spouses to their coverage amid the uncertainty surrounding the legal status of their marriages. People generally can make changes to a health plan during the year only after a "life-changing" event, such as a marriage, divorce, or birth or adoption of a child. The typical deadline is 30 days....
  • More Dirty Tactics in Wisconsin Governorís Race

    10/26/2014 2:25:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-25-14
    A document dump attempts to create an impression of scandal around Scott Walker, though none exists. on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services28 In order to understand the latest turn of events in embattled Wisconsin, it is necessary to review recent history. Before running for the governorship in 2010, Scott Walker served two terms as Milwaukee County executive. Milwaukee County is a Democratic Party stronghold, one of the three most resolutely Democratic of the stateís 72 counties (the other two: Dane, the seat of state capital Madison and main campus of the University of Wisconsin; and Menomonee,...
  • My State is Dead Last in Job Growth -- No MY State is Dead Last in Job Growth

    10/24/2014 7:12:05 PM PDT · by sgtyork · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | Vanity
    I live in Wisconsin, which according to Mary Burke Democrat candidate for governor is dead last in the Midwest for job growth. ((Its a flat out lie, Walker has really turned job growth around and says Wisconsin is 4th in the Midwest for job growth. I work a lot in Illinois which according to Illinois Policy and the Illinois GOP is dead last in the country for job growth. This is also advertised on political radio ads. http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/01/23/uncategorized/brendanbond/illinois-predicted-dead-last-job-growth-2014/5012/ But when I binged it, the GOP Minnesota gubernatorial candidate also says Minnesota is dead last in job growth. http://johnsonforgovernor.org/jeff-johnson-issues-statement-minnesota-dead-last-midwest-private-sector-job-creation/#.VEsGgcai1g2 I thought...
  • Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

    10/24/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukeeís largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commissionís edict keeping poll workers as far away from voters as a new state law will allow ó eight feet. ďI could neither see what any voters was providing for (proof of residency) nor hear the conversation between the election worker and the voter, who was then given a ballot,Ē one observer told...
  • Burke thought raiding transportation fund made Ďgood senseí before $680M shortfall (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:09:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-24-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. ó Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, claiming the series of moves made good business sense. But after admitting last week those actions contributed to a projected $680 million shortfall in the transportation fund, Burke is trying to pretend she never fully supported those transfers. ďWhen we collect revenue, particularly from the gas tax for a certain purpose, I think itís reasonable to say that it stays there,Ē Burke told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters and the newspaperís editorial...
  • Mary Burkeís taxing resume problems (WI)

    10/24/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó Mary Burkeís resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes ó particularly during the course of her campaign. And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burkeís shifting employment record. Burke is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next monthís election. There is ďno recordĒ of Mary Burke on Wisconsinís income tax rolls in 1988. Thatís peculiar because Burke did pay $3,514 in 1987, and $3,750 in income taxes in 1989, according to a document from the state Department of Revenueís Central Tax...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/23/2014 7:45:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Teachers in Wisconsin's public schools have learned a major lesson from the state's landmark 2011 law neutering public sector unions, with more than a third dropping out of their labor organization. Given no choice but to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) for decades, teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out. And that is what tens of thousands have done as a result of Gov. Scott Walkerís Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10. ďGiven the evidence, it shows that the union's hold is softening," Patrick Wright, vice...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Requests TV Stations Pull False Ad Attacking Scott Walker

    10/23/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 10.23.14 | Steven Ertelt
    A Wisconsin pro-life group is doubling down on its criticism of a false ad that erroneously attacks a pro-life law Governor Scott Walker signed. Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emilyís List is making false claims about Sonyaís Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating womenís privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound ó...
  • Free Speech Victory Vindicates Governor Scott Walker, Conservatives

    10/23/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    A free speech courage award should go to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for his recent ruling blocking the enforcement of part of Wisconsin's campaign finance law that prohibits ďcoordinated issue advocacyĒ between outside groups and candidates. Liberal, overzealous Badger State prosecutors have tried to use a very subjective interpretation of the law as justification for their four-year, failed witch hunt to try and bring down Governor Scott Walker and his allies.Earlier this year, the same Judge Randa ordered a shut-down of the nefarious so-called ďJohn DoeĒ investigation Ė a secret probe launched in 2012 by partisan Democrat District Attorney...
  • From Texas To Wisconsin, Voters To Determine Transportation Policy

    10/22/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Curry
    In two weeks, voters decide which party will control the Senate and House, as well as choosing 36 governors and 6,049 state legislators.In some places voters will also be making transportation policy directly through ballot initiatives and referenda.A common factor in three states, Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin, is the attempt to ensure that some tax revenues are used only for transportation and arenít diverted to other purposes.Texas voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would earmark revenue from the stateís oil and gas severance tax to the state highway fund. (You can see a TV...
  • No surprise: [WI State Journal] buries the lead, Walker follows the law

    10/22/2014 4:56:42 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | October 22, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė It was supposed to be a Democratic October Surprise. But the grand revelation following a massive document dump Tuesday was unsurprising: Gov. Scott Walker followed the law. ďIf (Darlene Wink) was posting comments from her office computer, she has to be suspended pending an official review,Ē Walker, who at the time was Milwaukee County executive, wrote to his staffers in May 2010 email, referring to his constituent services coordinator. That nugget of information was buried at the bottom of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column in which the newspaper breathlessly claimed to have reviewed 16,000 emails dumped two...
  • Wisconsin's Latest Jobs Upswing Good News (For Gov. Walker)

    10/22/2014 4:49:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | October 22, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó If next monthís gubernatorial election really is all about jobs, then the latest employment figures ó released less than three weeks before election day ó allow Gov. Scott Walker to answer the criticisms of his opponent and the left at large with a definitive statement: I got your jobs right here. Wisconsinís private sector added 8,400 jobs last month, according to data from the state Department of Workforce Development and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was a big day for Republican Walker, who has been hit hard by his Democratic opponent Mary Burke for recent...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group: Emilyís List Lying About Ultrasound Bill Scott Walker Signed

    10/21/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emilyís List is making false claims about Sonyía Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating womenís privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound ó a claim the stateís leading pro-life e group rejects. ultrasound3d18Wisconsin Right to Lifeís Executive Director, Heather Weininger, stated, ďWe only have to look at...
  • Thousands of Gov. Walker-Related Emails Released

    10/21/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER
    Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was a county executive were released Tuesday, prompting allegations from Walker and other Republicans that the timing two weeks before the election was politically motivated. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's office made public the nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized from county and personal computers during the investigation that ended in 2013. Walker was never charged but six of his aides and associates were convicted on charges ranging from theft to misconduct in office. The documents' release...
  • My Ballot: 2014 General Election

    10/21/2014 10:18:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
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  • Mary Burke's Lie of the Day: "The Deepest Per-Student Education Cuts in The Nation"

    10/21/2014 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 6 replies
    www.rightwisconsin.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Colin Roth
    CLAIM: "The deepest per-student education cuts in the nation."FACT: As of 2014, the estimated savings for local governments is around $3 billion statewide - providing savings that far and away exceed the cuts. And the success stories are everywhere......Editor's Note: RightWisconsin will be bringing you a "Lie of the Day" each day in order to give you the facts and ammunition to combat the talking points and lies from Mary Burke and her allies. This effort is so that we can arm you with the truth so that you might be able to answer questions from voters.
  • Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy (Wisconsin)

    10/21/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 9, 2014 | MacIverInstitute
    Demonstrators gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of "dirty coal" and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a blow-up coal power plant that was running on a fan powered by wind and solar charged batteries. Before the protest was over, however, the batteries died and their solar panel could not produce enough energy to keep the power plant standing upright.
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) Ė Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • More ĎWalker is Hitlerí rhetoric appears from the left (WI)

    10/20/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó Here we go again ó another roadside sign comparing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler. ďWALKERS MOTTO DIVIDE & CONQUER SO WAS HITLERS,Ē proclaims the grammatically challenged, hand-written sign pinned to posts just off of Mariner Road near Wisconsin Highway 83 in Hartland. The sign is across the highway from Westbrook Church, an Evangelical Christian worship center at 1100 Wisconsin 83. SIGN OF THE TIMES: Another ĎWalker is Hitlerí sign, this one in Hartland, Wis., amid the stateís heated campaign for governor. If history is any indicator, expect more of these messages during the last 15...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. ó The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next monthís election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area ďnot less than three feet nor more than...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/19/2014 8:04:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | ∑Published October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    "As soon as I was given the choice, I left," Amy Rosno, a teacher with the virtual class program at the Waukesha school system, told FoxNews.com. "I never really understood the union anyway." Rosno said she had a better understanding once she was asked to be a representative for her department and attended her first WEAC meeting. "I realized that it was all political and not about teaching," she said. Teachers who spoke to the nonprofit education think tank EAGnews.org said they were glad to be free of the union's grip, especially because of the perception their dues were spent...
  • Milwaukee election chief bans 78-year-old grandmother from observing at polls

    10/18/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 10-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė Leave it to the Dem-heavy City of Milwaukee Election Commission to ban a 78-year-old poll observer for doing her job, a draconian punishment one election official described as nothing short of partisan ďintimidationĒ in the remaining days before Wisconsinís tightly contested gubernatorial election. Now, the commissionís executive director has turned in Marguerite Ingold to the Milwaukee County District Attorneyís office, the same agency that has spent the past four years drag-netting conservatives in secret, politically charged John Doe investigations. The reason, according to Ingold: The election director believed this Muskego great-grandmother could have become ďviolent and stormed...
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless youíre for polygamy, youíre not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. ďAs far as the civil law is concerned,Ē the Mormon church admitted, ďthe courts have spoken.Ē Actually, nothing is over until God says itís over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I donít want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Wisconsinís Mary Burke: Legislation to Protect Unborn Babies Who Feel Pain? ďYeah, I Would Veto It.Ē

    10/17/2014 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10/17/14 | Chelsea Shields
    Wisconsin has made huge strides in the protection of unborn babies and mothers in our state. In just 2013 alone, our new lifesaving laws gave mothers more information about their unborn children and helped save 465 babies, who now sleep peacefully in their beds. But we still have far more work to do. maryburkeThatís why so many Wisconsinites are concerned by Mary Burkeís recent statement in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview about her position on legislation that would protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain. When asked what she would do with legislation that would ďban abortions after...
  • Can Scott Walker make the case for conservatism?

    10/17/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Stephanie Condon
    During his first term in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gained a nationwide reputation for his often polarizing yet unapologetically conservative agenda. He feuded with public employees over their collective bargaining rights and was subject to a recall vote because of it. He enacted income tax reductions and oversaw property tax reductions. He signed a controversial law requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion, and he enacted a controversial voter ID law now tied up in court. Now, Wisconsin voters must decide whether they're up for four more years of the Walker agenda. If they are, political...
  • You Know the Koch Brothers: Now Meet the 'Koch Sisters'

    10/17/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2014 | Erin Dooley
    Joyce and Karen Koch arenít related to each other. But thatís not important; theyíre sisters ďin spirit.Ē Besides, what they really want you to know is that theyíre not related to the Koch brothers, the billionaire conservatives funding political candidates and causes nationwide. more...