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  • Achievement redistribution: University of Wisconsin to distribute grades based on race and ethnicity

    07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 23 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    One time I was speaking at a local South Florida high school and explaining “wealth redistribution.” I used a football analogy, with the example of a team being ahead at halftime 28-7. However, when the team came back after halftime, the scoreboard read 21-14. I explained to the students that officials met in the press booth and decided to have equitable apportionment of touchdowns to make the game fairer. They believed the self-esteem of the other team was being adversely affected. When I asked the high school seniors if they agreed, they vehemently said no. They felt they’d earned their...
  • Gary George hasn't filed federal campaign report

    07/23/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7-23-14 | Jason Stein
    More than a week after convicted felon and former state Sen. Gary George was expected to disclose who is funding his longshot bid for Congress, he has still not done so. Until George files the report, voters will not find out who, if anyone, is backing his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat. In an abrupt phone interview Wednesday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, George declined to explain himself, telling a reporter he had no time to talk and would only take questions by email. “I’ve got to go,” George said. By email, George’s campaign...
  • Paul Ryan, 2016?

    07/23/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to...
  • Judge tosses Sen. Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

    07/22/2014 5:37:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/22/2014 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    A federal judge said Monday that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) cannot challenge the Obamacare policy that lawmakers and their staff obtain health insurance through the exchanges. The ruling could prove ominous for House Republicans as they prepare to file suit against the Obama administration, also against Obamacare. That suit would focus on a different issue, the president’s delay of the employer mandate. Judge William C. Griesbach, a George W. Bush appointee, said that Article III of the Constitution prevents Johnson’s lawsuit from moving forward and suggests that any remedy must come from Congress. He said that the Wisconsin Republican cannot...
  • Eight Primary Contests Worth Watching (Wisconsin)

    07/22/2014 4:53:55 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WisPolitics.com ^ | July 20. 2014 | Election Blog
    Voters and insiders alike are still getting used to August primaries after years of post-Labor Day elections. So while voter turnout is expected to be low on Aug. 12, some top races are getting the attention of insiders because of their political implications and the personalities involved. In total, voters around the state have 40 partisan primary contests to choose from. Because many of them are in very Democratic or Republican-leaning districts, the primaries likely will decide who will next hold the office. Here's a look at some of the top primary contests less than a month out from primary...
  • Claude Motley's story of coming home to a city he doesn't recognize

    07/20/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 20 july 2014 | Eugene Kane
    This is a personal snapshot of inner city gun violence from a man who knows what it feels like: Claude Motley dropped off a friend late at night on W. Capitol Drive and paused to check his cellphone for emails. Motley, 43, was in Milwaukee for the class reunion of Milwaukee Tech High School from his current hometown of Charlotte, N.C., where he and his wife moved five years ago from Milwaukee to pursue business opportunities. They wanted to live somewhere else for various reasons, including their concern about rising violence in the city. Born and raised on the north...
  • McCumber column: Walker delivers on campaign promises.

    07/19/2014 11:46:30 AM PDT · by gorush · 8 replies
    2014 Wiscnews.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim McCumber
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Politifact.com have been tracking Gov. Scott Walker’s election campaign promises through an online feature they call the “Walk-O-Meter” and can be found online at PolitifactWisconsin.com. There you will find that Walker has kept an overwhelming amount of his campaign promises out of the 65 they are tracking.
  • Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Repeal Common Core

    07/17/2014 9:41:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/7/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill in January that would repeal the Common Core standards and replace them with “standards set by people in Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Walker released a statement Thursday afternoon, just hours after two Republican state senators, Leah Vukmir and Paul Farrow, issued a joint press statement calling for a delay in the use of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) that are aligned with the Common Core standards. Earlier in the year, Walker helped draft a bill that would create a state board to replace...
  • Wisconsin chief who allegedly signed tea party leader up for gay dating sites to be charged

    07/18/2014 9:21:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-18-14 | AP
    A prosecutor plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger told The Associated Press he plans to charge Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen with misdemeanor unlawful use of a computerized communication system Thursday afternoon. Kelemen would face up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail if convicted, but would still be able to stay on as police chief. Only those with felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to domestic violence are...
  • Madison (WI) might host undocumented children

    07/15/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 26 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 7-15-2014
    MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison may be called on to shelter between 150 to 250 unaccompanied and undocumented children who’ve come into the country through the Mexican border. Mayor Paul Soglin told News 3 the city is working with several community organizations to find a facility to shelter the children. The city is looking for a facility of at least 90,000 square feet, like unused grocery stores. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is asking all cities with more than 200,000 people to consider hosting children. All expenses would be paid by the federal government. Soglin...
  • Children crossing into the U.S. by the thousands; Could Milwaukee be called upon to shelter some?

    07/15/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    FOX News Local ^ | July 20, 2014 | by Myra Sanchick
    MILWAUKEE — Children are crossing the border into the United States by the thousands to escape violence in South America. It has been happening since October, and Wisconsin is being called on to help shelter some of them. If and when that will happen is still up in the air. The federal government has given notice to a Milwaukee agency, Catholic Charities, that it may be called upon to help shelter hundreds of children in the Milwaukee area. In the Milwaukee area, Catholic Charities is waiting for word from the federal government on if and when the agency will house...
  • U.S. attorney general wades into Wisconsin voter ID court battle

    07/15/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    madison.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Matthew DeFour
    The U.S. Justice Department plans to get involved in Wisconsin’s voter ID lawsuit, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a recent interview. “We have already filed suit in Texas and North Carolina,” Holder said. “I expect that we are going to be filing in cases that are already in existence in Wisconsin as well as in Ohio.” Holder’s comments were made in an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday. Holder’s office confirmed the statement but would not elaborate on what kind of action was planned. Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, criticized Holder’s comments. “He should focus on...
  • Death of Sierra Guyton should be a wake-up call for everyone

    07/15/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 15 july 2014 | James Causey
    Sierra Guyton put up a long fight, but on Sunday her young body finally succumbed to her injuries. It was two months ago that a dispute between two men ended in gunfire and 10-year-old Sierra was shot in the head as she played at the Clarke Street Elementary School playground. Sierra died about 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She was taken off life support June 25, but survived another 2 1/2 weeks. If an effort ever was needed to get young black men to put down their guns and settle their disputes in a sensible manner, this...
  • Proposal to eliminate ATF opposed from both sides of gun debate

    07/14/2014 5:23:28 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 july 2014 | John Diedrich
    A proposal to eliminate the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is drawing opposition from groups that typically sit on opposite sides of the gun debate. The idea, advanced last week by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and a left-leaning think tank, also is drawing support from powerful Republicans, and some Democrats are indicating a willingness to at least discuss the idea. A longtime former top ATF supervisor said his former employer is hobbled by a lack of supervision and leadership and folding it into the FBI and other agencies has merit. "I am not surprised by the proposed...
  • Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    07/13/2014 7:05:06 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/13/14 | Steve Peoples (AP)
    Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social...
  • Republican governors signal shift on gay marriage in bid to attract voters

    07/13/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 12 2014 | The Guardian
    Deep in the Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of evolving views among Republican governors on gay marriage. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition – in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values. "I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's...
  • Suspect in carjacking who shot man in jaw injured in separate incident (WI)

    07/12/2014 9:53:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    620WTMJ ^ | 07/11/2014 | Katie Crowther
    A Milwaukee teenager allegedly carjacked one-too-many people, and now he may be paralyzed for the rest of his life. The 15-year-old was shot when he tried to carjack a woman who had a concealed carry permit.
  • Wisconsin Catholic hospital employs 3 abortionists: local pro-life activists

    07/10/2014 5:57:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Local Catholics protest outside Mayo-Franciscan hospital over the hospital's affiliation with Dr. Carl Rose. Local Wisconsin Catholics are organizing protests outside a La Crosse Catholic-affiliated hospital that they say is employing up to three abortionists on staff. While the protesters acknowledge that the abortionists don’t perform abortions at the Catholic hospital itself, they say it is unacceptable for the hospital to be affiliated with abortionists in any way, and are calling for the hospital to sever ties with the doctors. Leif and Karen Arvidson, who are spearheading the protests, say that they were galvanized into action after Dr. Carl Rose,...
  • Milwaukee-area developer utters racial slur against Barack Obama

    07/09/2014 7:42:31 PM PDT · by MediaMole · 36 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sarah Maslin
    A Milwaukee businessman uttered a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama during a news conference Wednesday in Waukesha City Hall that was organized by Wisconsin business leaders as part of a national call for immigration reform.
  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing' ( Gun Free Chicago )

    07/05/2014 9:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. ... The mother of the boy, Andrea Byes, said she is planning to move out of the two-flat where she lives with her children because of the violence, drug sales and loitering on the block. "I'm not surprised something like this happened," said Byes, 40. "It was a matter of time. They're all over...
  • School board president rips Michelle O over lunch program: She was ‘elected by no one’

    07/03/2014 2:22:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | 7-3-2014 | Kyle Olson
    July 3, 2014School board president rips Michelle O over lunch program: She was ‘elected by no one’ by Kyle Olson MUSKEGO, Wis. – There’s growing heartburn over federal school lunch regulations and now school board members are lashing out at First Lady Michelle Obama, the champion of the program overhaul.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:“We believe that proper food nutrition and meal portion guidelines are best decided at a local level,” said Rick Petfalski, School Board president for the Muskego-Norway School District.Opting out of the program means Muskego-Norway will no longer receive federal money for its meals, but it also means...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board urges voters to not use older registration forms

    07/03/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | By Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is urging voters to not use old voter registration forms in a press statement issued by the state’s elections authority on Tuesday. The reason for the advisory is because Governor Scott Walker signed into law new legislation that would require the proof of residency of a voter to be disclosed on the official form used for voter registration. Kevin Kennedy, the Director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, said: “State law changed on April 4, and most voters who register must now provide proof of residence. The G.A.B. has revised the form...
  • 6th District Congress: Where do GOP candidates stand on immigration reform? (Wisconsin)

    07/03/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-1-14 | By Kyle Maichle
    SHEBOYGAN – On Monday, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said that immigration reform will not be decided by the Congress in the 2014 calendar year. The decision to not pursue immigration reform led President Barack Obama to consider taking executive action on the issue. Wisconsin Election Watch talked to all three Republican candidates running for the 6th Congressional District on where they stand on the issue of immigration reform. More: Glenn Grothman wins endorsement of Rick Santorum Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) felt on whether Congress should pursue immigration reform that: “Not this year. First and foremost, we need to secure the...
  • Cities drop bubble zone laws after Supreme Court ruling

    07/02/2014 9:28:49 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 2, 2014 - 7:08 pm EST | Beh Johnson
    BURLINGTON, VT – The cities of Burlington, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin have opted to suspend enforcement of their laws requiring pro-life sidewalk counselors to stay away from abortion facilities. Burlington City Attorney Eileen Blackwood said today the Supreme Court's ruling last week striking down a similar Massachusetts law convinced her that Burlington's ordinance – which requires counselors to stay 35 feet away from abortion facilities – violates the Constitution.
  • U.S. Sues American Co. For Requiring Workers to Speak English

    07/01/2014 12:18:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 1 2014 | Judicial Watch
    The United States government is actually suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they don’t speak English on the job. It involves a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills, “even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs,” according to the feds. More importantly, forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, says the Obama administration. Here’s the twisted explanation from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the...
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • Collaboration needed to curb gun violence

    06/29/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 june 2014
    Summer in Milwaukee is just getting started, and already the violence has been the worst we have seen in years. Children taken out by bullets to the head, murdered in cold blood; their innocence is no longer with us. Hate spills across the streets, destroying everything in its path and killing off what this world needs to be a better place. What happened to coping skills that would kick in when life got rough, was unfair and seemed determined to break our spirits? What happened to valuing another's life even when yours seemed unbearable? What happened to love and compassion...
  • Walker Campaign calls on TV stations to pull Mary Burke ad over the John Doe

    06/29/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watchdog ^ | 6-27-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Scott Walker’s campaign committee has sent a letter to television stations late Thursday demanding that a new campaign ad that mentions the release of John Doe records should be pulled off the air. More: Mary Burke Releases Second TV Ad What caused the Walker Campaign to demand such action was that the Attorney Randall Crocker, who represents Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, said that Governor Walker was not a target of any criminal probe and that the records that were referenced in news reports were only stated in theory. Croker concluded that the records did not establish the existence...
  • Glenn Grothman wins endorsement of former Senator Rick Santorum for U. S. Congress

    06/28/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | June 26, 2014 | Kyle Maichle
    When asked if the endorsement of Senator Santorum would change the complexion of the race for the GOP nomination in the 6th Congressional District, Senator Grothman said that he expected the establishment to go against his campaign and feels that the establishment does not like conservatives. Former Senator Santorum said that he is no big fan of the establishment. The 6th Congressional District is located in parts of Northeastern and South Central Wisconsin. Major cities in the district include Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Neenah, Oshkosh, Port Washington, and Sheboygan. The winner of the August 12th GOP primary between...
  • Rick Santorum endorses Glenn Grothman for 6th District Congressional seat

    06/28/2014 1:39:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Dana Ferguson
    Rick Santorum announced his endorsement of state Sen. Glenn Grothman for U.S. Congress Thursday afternoon in a short statement. “Glenn Grothman’s bold leadership in Wisconsin is exactly what we need in Congress,” said former U.S. Senator and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Santorum. “Our country is at a turning point, and we need a principled conservative like Glenn Grothman to return our country back on the path to prosperity. Glenn has the courage and the conviction to stand up for conservative values.” Grothman announced his campaign in April. He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate.
  • Ex-cop charged with hiding corpses, including Farmington woman, in suitcases

    06/27/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-27-14 | Steve Karnowski and Dinesh Ramde
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- A former police officer charged in the deaths of two women -- one from the Twin Cities -- whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and left on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, according to police and a criminal complaint. Steven Zelich, 52, a security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse. He was arrested Wednesday, when detectives wearing hazmat suits removed large bags of evidence and a refrigerator from his apartment in West Allis, a Milwaukee suburb. Highway workers discovered two suitcases containing female remains June 5 in the...
  • Mainstream media forced to walk back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ narrative

    06/27/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | M. D. Kittle - Watchdog.org
    After last week’s breathless headlines putting Gov. Scott Walker at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme,” the mainstream and left-leaning media are being forced to step back from such sensational indictments. The man doing the forcing is the special prosecutor who raised the specter of said conspiracy in a court document — part of 268 pages of previously sealed records dumped last week by order of a federal appeals court and embraced by John Doe prosecutors.
  • Scott Walker scandal disappears

    06/27/2014 9:22:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-27-14 | Rick Moran
    It was a front page story in the New York Times: "Wisconsin Governor at Center of a Vast Fund-Raising Case." Walker's hometown paper the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chimed in, "John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme.' Liberal pundits all over the web were falling all over themselves trying to make the case that the Wisconsin governor was finished as potential 2016 candidate and that it was doubtful if he would even finish his term of office. "How much trouble is Scott Walker in," asked the Cap Times of Madison, WI. Why, none. None at all: A Wisconsin...
  • Wisconsin prosecutor backtracks: Scott Walker ‘not a target’ of investigation

    06/26/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Last week, a Wisconsin special prosecutor set the political world on fire when he alleged, and a variety of venues credulously repeated, that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a “criminal scheme” involving the illegal coordination of conservative groups and fundraisers when he faced a recall election in 2011-2012.“The governor and his close confidants helped raise money and control spending through 12 conservative groups during the recall election campaigns, according to the prosecutors’ filings,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported on June 19. Special prosecutor Francis Schmitz wrote that Walker was involved in “criminal violations of multiple elections laws,...
  • Kelly Rindfleisch tells conservatives, ‘Don’t back down’

    06/26/2014 11:40:15 AM PDT · by bigbob · 11 replies
    WIsconsin reporter ^ | 6-26-14 | M.D. Kittle
    She thought about it — a lot. In the depths of her depression, Kelly Rindfleisch, the former county government official marked by the left with a political scarlet letter, considered killing herself. She just wanted it all to stop — the browbeating prosecutors, the mainstream media feeding frenzy, the crushing legal bills, the shadow of a jail sentence hanging over her. The betrayal. “There were times I felt like I wasn’t going to make it through. They drove me to the absolute depths of depression,” Rindfleisch told Wisconsin Reporter during a recent interview at a diner in downtown Sun Prairie,...
  • Statement from Friends of Scott Walker Campaign Regarding Statement Issued By Special Prosecutor

    06/26/2014 11:17:46 AM PDT · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Friends of Scott Walker ^ | 6-26-14 | Tom Evenson
    Friends of Scott Walker campaign Communications Director Tom Evenson issued the following statement today after a statement was released by the special prosecutor in the John Doe: After the media's slanderous reporting last week, today’s statement by prosecutors should serve as an opportunity for the media to correct the record and report the real facts of this story. Two judges have ruled there is no case. Now prosecutors have stated clearly that not only was Governor Walker not a target of the investigation but that: "It is wrong for any person to point to this sentence in a legal argument...
  • DNA Used to Catch Man Voting Over and Over

    06/25/2014 10:16:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Newser ^ | Jun 25, 2014 9:42 AM CDT | Matt Cantor
    How convinced may Robert Monroe have been that his vote in the 2012 presidential election mattered? So much so that the Wisconsin man allegedly cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 then rented a car and drove some 250 miles to Lebanon, Ind., five days later, using his driver’s license from that state (he owns a home there) to do so. And that’s not all: When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced a recall vote, Monroe voted five times, per a criminal complaint filed Friday. The 50-year-old has been charged with voter fraud after allegedly voting multiple times...
  • Tea party, police clash in western Wisconsin town

    06/22/2014 9:46:23 AM PDT · by gorush · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pedestrian bridge over Interstate 90 has linked the two sides of a western Wisconsin burg for decades, providing a test of courage for bike-riding children and a symbol of home for travelers returning from Minnesota. Over the last year, the town of Campbell’s overpass has become the front line in a Hatfield vs. McCoy free-speech clash between a tea party activist and the police chief. The fight was spurred by last summer’s national push for tea party overpass protests calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. Nowhere, though, has the protest caused as much of an...
  • Hillary vs. Walker: Due Process Only Applies If You’re A Liberal

    06/22/2014 3:49:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-20-14 | David Harsanyi
    Child rapists deserve due process. Conservatives governors, not so much. Two unfolding stories offer us a revealing glimpse into the extraordinarily malleable morality of the left. There is the case of Hillary Clinton’s 1975 defense of a child rapist in Arkansas. As you know, defending your client to the best of your ability is what the law demands. And the law is the law. Then there is the case of governor Wisconsin Scott Walker, someone who, though he has never been close to being found guilty (or even formally charged) of any crime, is guilty of wrongdoing by the mere...
  • He Shall Not Be Moved

    06/22/2014 3:33:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6-21-14 | Tim Alberta
    There's no obvious reason that Scott Walker should be president. And yet. When Scott Walker won the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010, state Democrats reacted with a collective shrug, but Tim Cullen was perhaps the least concerned of all. The retired state senator had known Walker since 1993, when the two spent a series of summer evenings sitting together on concrete benches outside a Janesville hospital that was caring for both Cullen's mother and Walker's father. The men hadn't talked politics, but they'd talked plenty, and Cullen had been impressed with, and grown fond of, the easygoing rookie assemblyman. Cullen...
  • A gun on his hip

    06/21/2014 5:07:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 june 2014 | James Causey
    Dan Sajdowitz carries his .40-caliber Walther on his hip because you never know what danger may lie just ahead. His sidearm deters would-be criminals, he believes, although he says he has no proof of that. Sajdowitz, 39, has carried a gun openly and concealed for nearly four years; he has yet to pull his weapon in self-defense. He hopes he never has to, but if he does he will be ready. Sajdowitz let me tag along with him recently as he open carried on the Milwaukee's south side. He told me before we left that I probably would get more...
  • The Latest Allegations in Wisconsin Are Much Ado About Nothing

    06/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Today’s revelations about local prosecutors’ claims that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker “was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups” in a “criminal scheme” are much ado about nothing. Why? Because federal district court Judge Rudolph Randa already enjoined the prosecutors’ investigation, saying they were trying to criminalize the political speech of the governor and conservative organizations in violation of the First Amendment. In fact, Judge Randa called the prosecutors’ appeal of his injunction order “frivolous.” Despite the excitement by some over the fact that amongst the documents unsealed today by a federal judge is...
  • Heinous Bias: Media Ignores Two Court Rulings Rejecting 'New' Walker 'Scandal'

    06/20/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to a genuine phony scandal. You may have caught a glimpse of the lurid headlines this morning, which were splashed across thefront pages of many of America'sleading newspapers -- and, indeed, on our own website: "Prosecutors Say Scott Walker at the Center of Criminal Scheme." The resulting impression is that the Wisconsin governor is embroiled in a serious new scandal, in which charges may be imminent. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the media's breathless coverage of a recent document release has largely promulgated the opposite of the truth. On that score, Gabriel Malor, an attorney...
  • Scott Walker: Accusation a Result of Big Government Interests

    06/20/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized the accusation he illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups during an appearance on Fox News. "We tried to take the government away from the big government special interest and put it firmly in the hands of the hard working taxpayers, both at the state level and the local governments," Walker, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
  • A Basic Primer On The Scott Walker Case For Ignorant Reporters

    06/20/2014 8:28:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/20/2014 | By Gabriel Malor
    IÂ’m going to tell you a true story, and then tell you how the news media is covering it. This is a true story: in 2012, Democratic district attorneys in Wisconsin launched a secret probe known as a John Doe investigation with the goal of proving that conservative groups illegally coordinated activities during Gov. Scott WalkerÂ’s recall election. They issued more than 100 subpoenas, demanded the private information of conservatives and conservative groups, and actually conducted secret raids. And under state law, individuals who were targeted or witness to the investigation were forbidden from making knowledge of it public. Fortunately,...
  • Media Malpractice – Report false criminal accusations... but not contrary judicial rulings

    06/20/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-19-14 | William A. Jacobson
    Multiple judges have found there was no crime even if what prosecutors claim was true. (Update – Walker interview added) The big breaking news in the “John Doe” anti-Conservative Wisconsin investigation is that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released previously sealed court exhibits detailing accusations made at the time the Wisconsin prosecutors commenced the proceeding. p So you get screaming headlines such as these: What is not being reported, is that multiple judges have found that the alleged criminal conduct was not in fact criminal even if the factual allegations were true. Here is part of Federal Judge Renda’s...
  • The Latest Scott Walker Smear, Debunked

    06/20/2014 3:23:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6-19-14 | John Hinderaker
    Democrats are giddy over the unsealing of “secret” documents that charge Scott Walker’s recall campaign with illegal coordination with outside conservative groups. To name just a few: USA Today: “Prosecutors: Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in criminal scheme.” Associated Press: “Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme.” Washington Post: “How the State of Wisconsin alleges Scott Walker aides violated the law, in 1 chart.” If you didn’t know better, you might think this is a big story, highly damaging to one of America’s most successful governors. In fact, the current frenzy merely demonstrates the laziness and bias of reporters who don’t...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    06/19/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-19-14 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. The documents were filed in December as part of an investigation into alleged illegal fundraising and campaign coordination by Walker and his campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth, the state Chamber of Commerce and other groups.
  • Prosecutors in Wisconsin Say Gov. Scott Walker Had Central Role in Fund-Raising Scheme

    06/19/2014 1:09:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2014 | By MONICA DAVEY and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Wisconsin assert that Gov. Scott Walker placed himself in the middle of an elaborate effort to illegally coordinate fund-raising between his campaign and numerous conservative groups during efforts to recall him two years ago, according to records of their investigation unsealed on Thursday. The allegations by five county district attorneys, released as part of a federal lawsuit over the investigation into Mr. Walker, his aides and the conservative groups, suggest that Mr. Walker’s campaign expressly coordinated with the outside groups, including Wisconsin Club for Growth, to the point that campaign advisers also controlled some of the...
  • John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    06/19/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 06/19/2014 | Patrick Marley and Daniel Bice
    Madison — Prosecutors allege that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican senators fend off recall elections during 2011 and '12, according to documents unsealed Thursday. In the documents, prosecutors lay out what they call a "criminal scheme" to bypass state election laws by Walker, his campaign and two top deputies — R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl. The governor and his close confidants helped raise money and control spending through 12 conservative groups during the recall elections, according to the prosecutors' filings....