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  • Dividing Lines: Already polarized, Wisconsin's fault lines now wider

    12/28/2014 5:54:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 dec 2014 | Craig Gilbert
    At first glance, Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election last month looks like a carbon copy of his victory four years earlier. He won the same kinds of voters. He won the same parts of the state. And he won with virtually the same share of the vote: 52.25% in 2010 and 52.26% in 2014. But on closer inspection, there is an important difference: Wisconsin is even more polarized today than it was four years ago. Based on almost everything we know about the Nov. 4 election, the state’s fault lines are deeper and more sharply defined, its voters are more divided...
  • Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

    12/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    WSAU.com ^ | December 28, 2014
    Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:06 a.m. CST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he will continue drawing attention to the case of a Milwaukee man who was killed by a police officer last April. Jackson was speaking before a crowd of about 200 people during a rally at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Saturday. Relatives and supporters of Dontre Hamilton were in attendance.
  • Scott Walker right to resist 'distraction'

    12/27/2014 2:55:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | December 05, 2014
    Republican state lawmakers should listen to their governor and drop plans for “right-to-work” legislation. Don’t repeat Wisconsin’s tumultuous past. Gov. Scott Walker just urged the Legislature not to take up a bill placing restrictions on private-sector unions similar to those that Act 10 applied to public-sector unions in 2011. “The right-to-work legislation right now, as well as reopening Act 10 to make any other adjustments, would be a distraction from the work that we are trying to do,” Walker said. He’s right. Wisconsin should focus instead on improving our schools and economy, fixing a state budget deficit and building more...
  • Policies of GOP governors could find national play

    12/27/2014 10:44:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 12/27/2014 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures. Few outside their home states will notice, but these governors and their policies could wind up in the national campaign picture. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Snyder of Michigan and John Kasich of Ohio were all elected after Republicans began taking political control of the middle of the country back in 2010. Since then, they have offered...
  • GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

    12/26/2014 12:43:31 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/14 | Rachael Blade
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Call it the Brownback effect. Story Continued Below . . Republicans once idolized Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a tax cutting superstar — now he’s a lesson in what not to do. “It’s a cautionary tale on a national scale … Many of us felt that...
  • Cruz center of Senate meltdown

    12/13/2014 6:41:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/14 08:44 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand conservative freshman from Texas, has blown up the Senate leadership’s plans to have a peaceful weekend by forcing round-the-clock votes on President Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders for trying to pass the 1,600-page spending bill after only a few hours of debate and questioned the resolve of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fight Obama’s executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation.“Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how...
  • Would You Buy Your 10-Year-Old Daughter a Gun for Christmas? Paul Ryan Did

    12/25/2014 2:47:55 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 127 replies
    Huffington ^ | 4/10/2012 | Kate Gunn
    Last week a small and seemingly innocuous piece in The Times caught my eye. The short panel referred to the fact that Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's right hand man and the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, had just spent $100 on camouflage hunting clothes for his daughter, Liza, 10, to go with the rifle he bought her last Christmas. Aghast with what I had just read I blogged about it, commenting that buying a 10 year old a rifle for Christmas was insane, and anywhere in the world that it wasn't considered to be must...
  • Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas (Sen. Frank Lasee, WI)

    12/24/2014 11:58:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Lasee's Notes ^ | 12-24-14 | Frank Lasee
    Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol The Ghost of Legislative Sessions Past: Wisconsin was in bad shape in 2009. With rising unemployment and a staggering decline in state revenues, experts advised us to brace for the worst. Wisconsin lost nearly 120,000 jobs that year and the state unemployment rate hit a 27-year high of 9.4%. Business morale was down and families were feeling the pinch. Democratic out of control spending by the Democrats and dubious budget accounting practices by the...
  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • Kindergarten teacher who went on rampage against Walker signs to return to class

    12/23/2014 3:50:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-23-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Germantown kindergarten teacher who stomped on GOP signs at a county fair last summer because she held a grudge against Gov. Scott Walker will be reinstated to teach in the district, according to a statement issued by the school district Wednesday. Completing an investigation that spanned some four months, the Germantown School Board “has determined that it is appropriate to restore” April Kay Smith to active teaching duties. The board “imposed several conditions to address this situation and to make certain no other similar incidents occur in the future.” The conditions were not addressed in the...
  • White cop in Milwaukee fired after killing black man

    12/23/2014 6:33:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/23/14 | Todd Richmond
    The family of a Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a city police officer say they aren't giving up hope that the officer will be charged. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Monday that former Officer Christopher Manney, who is white, acted in self-defense when he killed Donte Hamilton, who was black. But later in the day, U.S. Attorney James Santelle announced that the Department of Justice, his office and the FBI will review whether Manney violated federal civil rights laws....
  • They’re Coming for Mike Lee

    12/22/2014 1:13:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/22/14 | Erick Erickson
    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when Manu Raju says the establishment intends to go on offense against the tea party by beating Sen. Mike Lee in the Utah Republican Primary, we can be sure Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY),...
  • Head of Pro-Abortion Group May Lead Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

    12/22/2014 11:25:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    One of the top possible candidates to lead Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has dropped out of contention. That has left the door open to the presidential of a leading pro-abortion group to become her campaign manager should she decide to run for presidential in 2016.Clinton is a longtime pro-abortion activists, opposing any pro-life limits on abortion and backing taxpayer funding of abortions. That gels with the views of Emily’s List, which opposes even a late-term abortion ban and requires that all of the candidates it endorses support forcing Americans to fund abortions.Now, reports indicate that Emily’s List’s president may run...
  • Protesters stop traffic, hold 'die-in' at food court in West Towne Mall (WI)

    12/21/2014 6:14:35 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Laurel White
    “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” That was one of the chants the crowd of about 50 protesters shouted Saturday outside Madison Memorial High School and in the food court of West Towne Mall. The protesters gathered around 3:30 p.m. and marched from the high school to the mall, shutting down one direction of traffic on Mineral Point Road, and held a “die-in” in the mall food court. “We are here because there are many injustices in our system,” said Brandi Grayson, one of the organizers of the protest, in the mall food court, over a megaphone. Grayson is...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote (2013: WI Senator wants to stop deporting families)

    12/21/2014 2:17:48 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/ ^ | June 27, 2013 | Senator Ron Johnson
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Scott Walker Is Dialing Back His Common Core Opposition

    12/20/2014 5:27:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Fred Lucas
    Walker, who was re-elected in November, is considered a likely White House contender. Walker said Tuesday his goal is to remove “any mandate or requirement that requires a school district to abide by Common Core standards,” the Associated Press reported. This is a softer approach than Walker’s demand in July that the state legislature repeal the Common Core standards.
  • Anti-Scott Walker prosecutorial skullduggery in Wisconsin exposed

    12/20/2014 5:18:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A huge political scandal is slowly coming to light in Wisconsin, as information comes to light about the conduct of that state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB) as it persecuted supporters of Governor Scott Walker, who bravely took on the public employee unions of that state.  The outrageous tactics used included midnight SWAT team raids on Walker’s political supporters.  Ten days ago, I wrote about some of the potential law-breaking and document-alteration engaged in by the prosecutors.  But new evidence has just come to light. Yesterday, Judge Lee S. Dreyfus of the Waukesha County Court unsealed a trove of documents...
  • Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

    12/20/2014 10:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department took at least 73 adults and one minor into custody during the protest that blocked Interstate 43, which runs through the city, according to the department's Twitter feed. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and social media, protesters blocked traffic in both directions for about 75 minutes around 5 p.m. local time.
  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 8:28:02 AM PST · by RicocheT · 32 replies
    Daily Caller blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million. The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor. Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers. In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies. Since November 2007,...
  • Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

    12/19/2014 6:21:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-19-2014 | M.D. Kittle
    Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday. The documents, from an updated complaint filed by conservative plaintiffs in a case against the GAB, appear to support claims that the campaign finance, ethics and election law regulator is a rogue agency. They also show that the GAB considered using the state’s John Doe law to investigate key state conservatives and even national figures, including Fox News’ Sean...
  • More 'Tolerance' From Stalinist Universities

    12/19/2014 12:13:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, sometimes leftist thought police surprise even me, not so much with their unreasonableness, extremism and tyrannical tactics but with their brazenness in openly showing who they are. Each new day's headlines trump yesterday's. A few weeks ago, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported on a Marquette University student's encounter with his ethics instructor. The professor, Cheryl Abbate, was leading her "Theory of Ethics" class in a discussion about the application of philosophical theories to controversial political issues. Among the issues listed on the blackboard were gay rights, gun rights and the death penalty. Professor Abbate removed gay rights from the...
  • Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    12/19/2014 12:33:33 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for a district, a Judicial Watch probe has found. It involves a small public school district in Weston Wisconsin. Last month a student at the high school, D.C. Everest High, organized a boycott of the new and despised school lunch, which is part of Michelle Obama’s $4.5 billion law (Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) to combat childhood obesity and end childhood hunger in low-income neighborhoods. The student, a senior...
  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro Condemns ‘Primitive’ Accusations of Russia’s Role in Boeing Crash

    08/05/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    ria.ru ^ | August 5, 2014
    BUENOS AIRES, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dismissed Tuesday accusations of Moscow’s alleged role in the deadly Malaysian passenger plane crash as “primitive.” “Accusing the Russian Federation of destroying the Malaysian Boeing during the flight is horrifying primitivism,” Castro wrote in an article published in Cuba’s Granma newspaper. “Neither President Vladimir Putin, nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov nor other Russian leaders could have ever done such a stupid thing,” Castro stressed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board,...
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably a Good Idea'

    12/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DEC 18, 2014, 11:54 A.M. E.S.T.
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." Paul became the first potential Republican presidential candidate to offer some support for President Barack Obama's decision to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. The president's surprise announcement on Wednesday was slammed by several potential GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said it amounted to appeasing the Castro regime. Paul said in a radio interview with Tom Roten of...
  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 3:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WDIV-TV / CNN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul broke with the field of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run on Thursday, calling President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba a "good idea" since the American embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked." Paul, a likely presidential candidate, made the remarks in an interview with News Talk 800 WVHU's Tom Roten, just a day after his potential competitors for the Republican nomination -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz -- slammed the decision to normalize relations as a dangerous move. Rubio and Cruz are sons of Cuban immigrants. Paul...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    12/18/2014 11:03:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/14 | ALISON LYNN and MATT GUTMAN
    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying. “They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.” In the spring of 2014, the Phonesavanh’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, was destroyed by fire. Homeless with four young children, they packed one of their last remaining...
  • Coalition of Wisconsin business owners opposes right-to-work plan

    12/18/2014 7:11:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 12-17-14 | scotty bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- A newly formed coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that it will work to defeat a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican leaders in the Legislature. Formation of the group comes as talks proceed behind the scenes among Republicans who control the Legislature about the timing of a right-to-work bill and what form it may take. Gov. Scott Walker repeated his message Wednesday, during a brief speech to Republican state senators in the Capitol, that he sees right-to-work as a distraction from his agenda. He told lawmakers he wants them focused...
  • Wisconsin won’t admit it, but its new egalitarian policy leads to grading quotas

    12/18/2014 5:41:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | December 17, 2014 | W. Lee Hansen
    In July, I wrote about the pressure that University of Wisconsin officials have been exerting on the faculty for greater “equity” on campus. My “Madness in Madison” essay pointed out that university administrators are so caught up in egalitarian groupthink that they want to reduce or eliminate differences in students’ choice of majors and in the distribution of grades. That essay elicited a defensive reaction from the university. Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims stated in a July 22, 2014 press release that UW’s diversity plan does not entail “a quota system for apportioning grades by race.” Bringing up quotas, however,...
  • Marquette's John McAdams suspended after criticizing TA on gay marriage discussion

    12/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PST · by UB355 · 45 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/17/2014 | Karen Herzog
    John McAdams, a Marquette University associate professor, says he is being "treated like a potential terrorist" after being suspended with pay and banned from campus while the university investigates his conduct, presumably because he publicly criticized a teaching assistant for not allowing discussion of gay marriage in an ethics class. A student had objected to the teaching assistant's handling of the class discussion weeks ago and, after class, recorded his conversation with her. The teaching assistant told the student that "some opinions are not appropriate, such as racist opinions, sexist opinions." She suggested if someone in the class were homosexual,...
  • Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz

    12/17/2014 3:49:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by Tim Graham.Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant. Both senators have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she's promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he's a selfish brat causing meltdowns. On...
  • Ted Cruz: Hillary will be president if we nominate another moderate

    12/16/2014 5:14:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    He didn’t say whether he had a particular moderate in mind. Any theories? Cruz, a deeply conservative Texas Republican and likely 2016 candidate himself, called Bush a “good governor in Florida,” before warning against nominating a centrist Republican. He didn’t specifically place Bush in that category, but the implication was clear: Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former President George W. Bush, is far more moderate than the Republican base is on a host of issues including immigration and education.“If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a...
  • 'Wis. Jobs Now' Boss Voted in Milwaukee, Lived in Waukesha

    12/16/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    Despite a 2007 court record claiming she lived in the same Waukesha County home she currently lives in, voting records for the executive director of the union front group Wisconsin Jobs Now shows Jennifer Epps-Addison voted in the City of Milwaukee a dozen times between 2007 and 2012. Wisconsin election records show Epps-Addison is currently registered to vote at her $369,000 Waukesha County home. While changing her voting address from the City of Milwaukee to Waukesha County’s Village of Menomonee Falls in 2012 may not seem unusual, a signed Waukesha County court document indicates Epps-Addison lived in her Waukesha County...
  • State to family planning clinics: You owe us millions (Wisconsin)

    12/15/2014 4:30:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    jsonline ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Guy Boulton
    Jennifer Waloway, a nurse practitioner who oversees six family planning clinics in northeastern Wisconsin, was opening the mail in August when she came upon a letter from the state. It asked NEWCAP Community Health Services, which runs the clinics, to please submit a check payable to the State of Wisconsin. The amount: $1,169,837.10. "I was a little in shock," Waloway said. The letter from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health Services said its audit showed that NEWCAP incorrectly had billed — and been paid — by the Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus programs for prescription drugs...
  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:35:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and Carol Paur. “Your application for the above students to transfer out of the Delavan-Darien School District into the Williams Bay School District under the open enrollment program has been denied by the Delavan-Darien School District for the 2014-15 school year.” Carol Paur, the mother of...
  • Wisconsin pro-life groups set goals for legislative session

    12/15/2014 8:08:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    THonline.com ^ | Dec 14, 2014. | Associated Press |
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin pro-life groups are gearing up for another legislative session, with plans to push for a new ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and to revive a host of initiatives that went nowhere last time around. The pro-life lobby scored a huge victory last session when the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Republicans retained their majorities in the Assembly and Senate in November’s elections, setting the stage for more wins for anti-abortion groups. Republican leaders aren’t publicly committing to anything, but Democrats are already fuming....
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION

    12/15/2014 7:32:23 AM PST · by RicocheT · 28 replies
    Senate Conservatives Action PAC ^ | 12/15/2014 | Senate Conservatives Action
    SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION There is no question that President Obama's executive amnesty violates the Constitution. Even the president acknowledged back in September that he would be "ignoring the law" to carry out such an action. Ted Cruz (R-TX)U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a constitutional point of order against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending that, if sustained, would have sent the bill back to the House to remove amnesty funding. Unfortunately, a group of Republicans joined the Democrats in voting to reject Cruz's point of order and to ignore the serious constitutional problems with the president's...
  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 43 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • Man Dies During Traffic Stop From Asthma Attack as Cop Refuses to Let them Drive to Hospital

    12/14/2014 6:00:40 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 292 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | December 13, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Chippewa Falls, WI — Dashcam video has been released that shows the disturbing last moments of a man’s life as he’s detained by a Chippewa Falls police officer on the way to the hospital. 29-year-old Casey Kressin died after suffering a severe asthma attack when the vehicle that was rushing him to the hospital was pulled over by a Chippewa Falls police officer. After they were stopped, Kressin’s girlfriend immediately starts to beg the officer to take him to the hospital. The officer instead calls for an ambulance. The couple was just 3 miles from the hospital when they were...
  • Laura Ingraham: Elizabeth Warren sounds more conservative than Paul Ryan

    12/13/2014 3:31:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    On Republicans working with Obama to pass a $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill written by and for the Chamber of Amnesty… I don’t know how you go into 2016…and you say: ‘Okay, I want you to support the GOP because…we didn’t stop immigration-amnesty, we’re gonna bring in a lot more guest workers, and we think it’s good to do these big omnibus bills…oh, and by the way, we’re probably gonna fight a couple more wars. Vote for us.’ … What position would you rather be in? Warren’s position or, like, Paul Ryan– Mister Budget Hawk? Oh boy, that Paul Ryan...
  • Gov. Scott Walker to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson

    12/12/2014 9:45:12 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jason Stein
    Gov. Scott Walker is meeting with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson Tuesday as he pursues a potential presidential run. Adelson has been a key financial backer for Walker in his last two runs for governor and, if persuaded, could be a source of even greater funds for a White House bid. In the last presidential contest, Adelson, the president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife put $30 million into groups backing failed GOP candidate Mitt Romney in the general election and, before that, $20 million into a super PAC that propped up Newt Gingrich's unsuccessful Republican...
  • Judge refuses to return gun to man involved in freeway shootout

    12/12/2014 6:10:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 dec 2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    One of two concealed gun permit holders involved in a rolling shootout down Milwaukee streets and freeways last year was turned down Thursday when he asked a judge to order the return of the gun seized after the incident. Roy Anthony Scott told police he was merely trying to escape from Eric Adamany, 29, and fired in self-defense. Scott was never charged in the June 2013 shootout. Adamany was, and his case of recklessly endangering safety is pending. Scott, also 29, was charged in September 2013 with being party to the crime of armed robbery at an auto-parts store three...
  • Catholic University Training: Report Criticism of Gay Marriage as Harassment (Marquette)

    12/10/2014 1:47:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 10, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    An anti-harassment training at a Catholic university in Wisconsin encouraged employees to report anyone they hear criticizing gay marriage to the school’s human-resources department. A presentation at the Marquette University training featured a story about a fictional wheelchair-bound employee, “Harassed Hans,” who had been overhearing his co-workers Becky and Maria talk about “their opposition to same-sex marriage all week,” according to an article in the National Catholic Register.
  • Wisconsin legislative preview: Planned Parenthood will not 'go quietly into the night'

    12/09/2014 12:02:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Wisnews ^ | 12.9.2014 | JESSIE OPOIEN
    Under Gov. Scott Walker's leadership and the Republican control of Wisconsin's Legislature, Planned Parenthood has weathered a focused effort to diminish its role within the state. But through the sustained battle, the women's health organization has found silver linings. "I think since we’ve been so shut out of state government we have had an opportunity to build stronger local relationships," said Nicole Safar, public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Dane County is a prime example of a place where Planned Parenthood works closely with local government to provide sex education and other programming. The local partnership "doesn't make...
  • Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns

    12/09/2014 11:52:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    WPR, Blaze ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Gilman Halsted on WPR, Jason Howerton on Blaze
    Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials believe will help reduce gun violence. Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs told Wisconsin Public Radio that officers will mostly be looking for guns in homes that residents might not even be aware of. “That’s really what we’re looking for. Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion,” he added. Jacobs also told WPR that “gun violence is...
  • Children Rescued During #Ferguson Freeway Protests Placed into Child Protective Services

    12/09/2014 12:05:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters stopped traffic on the freeway. (Revolution News) Fourteen protesters were arrested including two children, ages 6 and 10. The children were taken to child protective services. WISN reported: Protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, took over the streets of downtown Milwaukee Saturday. The gathering caused disruption for some people trying to get around just weeks before Christmas as protesters marched through the streets. At one point, the demonstration forced a part of the freeway to be shut down. Police arrested 14 people shortly before 1 p.m. as a result of the protest that took place near Interstate 94 and Second...
  • Beloit Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns

    12/08/2014 11:11:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio wpr org ^ | december 5, 2014 | Gilman Halsted
    Link only http://www.wpr.org/beloit-police-ask-residents-volunteer-have-their-homes-searched-guns
  • “Law and order will be maintained:” 14 arrested for protesting on Milwaukee freeway

    12/06/2014 9:34:10 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 43 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | December 6, 2014 | Rachelle Baillon
    MILWAUKEE (AP/WITI) — An afternoon protest takes a criminal turn as it veers onto the interstate that lead to more than a dozen arrests. The Sheriff’s Office says the group was stopping traffic and wouldn’t leave the freeway. 14 people were arrested and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail. 3 of those people are from Ferguson, Missouri. A statement from Sheriff David Clarke says: “I have made it very clear that arrests will be made when violations of the law occur, regardless of the protesters’ motivations. Law and order will be maintained.” The group Occupy Milwaukee was behind Saturday’s protest....
  • Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC

    12/05/2014 5:58:27 PM PST · by UB355 · 8 replies
    Uniuversity of Wisconcin ^ | 12/5/2014 | UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman
    Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman teach this MOOC. She is Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies; he is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Click the image to watch their overview of the class. The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to join us February 23, 2015 for a unique, free online learning experience: our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. The 4-week MOOC will feature a new season each...