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  • Rust Belt states that helped Trump win appear to be spurning Republicans

    09/23/2018 12:16:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 23SEP18 | By John McCormick
    The Rust Belt states that provided an election night shocker two years ago — delivering the presidency to Donald Trump — could hand Democrats crucial wins in the midterm elections. Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Trump won in 2016 by a total of less than 80,000 votes to put him over the top in the Electoral College count, are looking less like Trump country this year, as Republicans trail Democratic opponents. The shift illustrates the year’s challenging political landscape for Republicans. Even with a booming economy and record stock market — typically benchmarks of presidential success — the party’s chances...
  • ICE arrests take Madison officials by surprise (Sanctuary City, WI)

    09/22/2018 6:34:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    Madistan.com ^ | Abigail Becker
    Madison officials believe six people were taken into custody Friday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a targeted effort in the city. The arrests came as a surprise to city and police officials and few details are known about the situation. Mayor Paul Soglin reaffirmed at a Friday news conference that ICE’s actions are “contrary to city policy.” “We want to find out everyone who was taken by ICE, so we can make contact with them and do our best job to ensure that their rights are protected,” Soglin said. “That’s the first and highest priority.” Ald. Shiva Bidar, District...
  • Lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accuser no longer hosting Tammy Baldwin fundraiser

    09/20/2018 5:07:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 20,2018 | Emily Tillett
    CBS News has obtained an invitation to a fundraiser for incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin in Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 1, hosted by Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, along with liberal political action committee "End Citizens United." Ford's lawyers' remarks and statements on her behalf have largely been in line with those of Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. According to the Baldwin campaign, the event was scheduled before Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh were made public. Her lawyers, the campaign says, are no longer involved in the event. As of Thursday morning,...
  • Active shooter reported at Middleton office building, multiple ambulances sent

    09/19/2018 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 9-19-2018 | Staff
    Police and multiple ambulances were sent Wednesday morning to a Middleton office building on reports of an active shooter in the building, authorities reported. The 911 Communications Center said at about 10:30 a.m. that the shooter was at 1850 Deming Way, which houses companies that include Esker Inc. and WTS Paradigm. State Journal reporter Dean Mosiman said from the scene said there were at least 40 police squad cars and ambulances from multiple jurisdictions outside the building. Police have set up a perimeter around the building, Mosiman reported. More officers were continuing to arrive wearing bulletproof vests around 11 a.m....
  • Police respond to reports of shooter at Middleton office building

    09/19/2018 9:49:15 AM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    Wisc TV ^ | sep 19, 2018
    MIDDLETON, Wis. - Authorities are responding to reports of a shooter at a Middleton commercial building Wednesday morning, a Dane County dispatcher said. The Dane County Communications Center dispatcher said dispatch received multiple reports of an active shooter in the 1800 block of Deming Way beginning at 10:25 a.m. Middleton police sent an alert to residents in the area to lock their doors and shelter in place. The Middleton High School, Kromrey Middle School and Clark Street Community School are on lockdown Wednesday, a school district spokesman told News 3. Multiple other places in the area are on lockdown, including...
  • Postal worker admits to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks

    09/16/2018 6:45:50 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 09/14/18 | Karen Pilarski
    Under a plea deal, a U.S. postal worker admitted to stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks in Wauwatosa. As part of the deal, Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to theft or receipt of stolen mail on Sept.12 and will be sentenced at a later date. Last summer, Wauwatosa residents complained to the U.S. Postal Service that they were not receiving graduation, wedding, birthday and sympathy cards in the ZIP codes of 53213 and 53226. Smith, who was identified as the mail carrier in those areas, had started working on March 23, 2015,...
  • Koch machine to pour $1.3 million into Scott Walker's Wisconsin campaign

    09/14/2018 7:53:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2018
    The Koch political network is rolling out another seven-figure ad campaign to boost incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker's re-election bid in Wisconsin. Americans for Prosperity on Friday announced plans to spend $1.3 million on TV and digital spots as part of a three-week effort to hit Democratic challenger Tony Evers, the state's superintendent. The push follows a $1.8 million campaign spearheaded by the group's Wisconsin chapter promoting Walker's education policy record. Walker faces a close race to secure a third term
  • Student council members: Ice cream is not 'inclusive' enough

    09/14/2018 11:03:01 AM PDT · by Maceman · 78 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 9/13/18 | Adam Sabes
    Student council members at The University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding the school change the ingredients in the official university ice cream, claiming that the current ingredients are discriminatory toward some minority students. UW-M’s official ice cream, the Babcock, contains a beef gelatin additive, which according to the legislation, “renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs.” “It renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs.” The legislation, titled “Ice Cream for All,” is already has eight sponsors, including...
  • Critical Identity Studies

    09/14/2018 9:50:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Beloit College ^ | 09-09-2018 | Staff
    The Department of Critical Identity Studies seeks to develop students’ understanding of how social identities—like race, gender, sexuality, class, dis/ability, nation, non/religiosity—have formed historically, along with the ways those identities play out in the complex and multicultural worlds in which we now live—and this includes the College's campus! Combining a variety of academic disciplines (gender and women’s studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, disability studies, postcolonial studies), Critical Identity Studies (CRIS) investigates the ways identities are shaped within structures of inequality and through systems and practices of power and resistance. From the introductory course, “Sex and Power,” to the advanced theoretical...
  • Rep. Upton: Under GOP President, Congress Will be ‘Ready’ to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

    02/20/2016 10:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) says that Congress will be prepared to successfully repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, if a Republican president is elected in November. "If a Republican president is sworn into office in only 11 months, we are going to be ready," Upton said. "That is the challenge that Speaker [Paul] Ryan put before us." [...] In laying out the main elements of the Republican replacement proposal, the 15-term congressman also noted that it will remove several key features of the ACA. ...
  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • Walker wants DOT to look into expanding portion of I-41

    09/06/2018 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | August 22, 2018 | FOX 11 News
    (WLUK) -- One could argue summer is a synonym for construction season. You'll likely find orange barrels in the summer and traffic certain hours of the day. "I see it sometimes coming the other way," said Luke Agnew of Fall River. Once a week, Agnew makes the more than 100 mile drive from Columbia County to Door County."It's usually late evening or mid-morning," he said. He tries his best to avoid the stop and go but not all drivers can say the same. When it comes to the I-41 corridor between De Pere to Appleton, Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday:After...
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • Wisconsin parents arrested after teen son dies during religious fast, police say

    09/05/2018 3:55:53 PM PDT · by deport · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-4- 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    A mother and father in Wisconsin were charged on Tuesday after their 15-year-old son reportedly died during a 40-day religious fast. Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, face charges of child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. On Sunday, Kehinde allegedly walked to the Reedburg police station to report his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said. Friday would’ve been the 44th day of the fast.
  • Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in Suamico

    09/02/2018 9:20:04 PM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 28 replies
    WFRV 26 Green Bay ^ | Sep 02, 2018 08:05 AM CDT | Jacqui Lange
    SUAMICO, Wis. (WFRV) - Village of Suamico Police are asking for the public's help to verify claims of a mountain lion in the area. They shared the story on their Facebook page, saying the calls came in around 9 pm Friday and claim the animal was in the area of Veterans Ave. between CTH B and Norfield Rd. The sightings have not been confirmed by police or the DNR, but if you have information or pictures of the cougar, you're asked to share it with Suamico Police. Police also say mountain lions are rare for this area but not unheard...
  • Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

    09/02/2018 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    And then there were the three who spoke on Friday. You had to control your gag reflex watching Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) extol McCain’s greatness as he was accorded the honor of lying in state. Consider Pence for a moment. He began with a ludicrous declaration that broke all records for disingenuousness: “The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life, in uniform and in public...
  • TWISTED: Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee Compared Abortion to Removing Tonsils

    09/01/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/31/18 | Haley Kennington
    Wisconsin Democratic nominee running against pro-life Governor Scott Walker, Tony Evers, just compared abortions to tonsillectomies while at the same time pushing for taxpayer-financed abortions.Evers is running against incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker.During an interview with the Weekly Standard, Evers said that Medicaid should pay for abortions in the same way it covers other medical procedures.“Do you want to see Medicaid funding of abortion generally?” reporter John McCormack with the Weekly Standard asked.“We need to have the Medicaid money be available for all people and restricting it because of a certain procedure, whether it’s a tonsillectomy or any other procedure, seems...
  • Ripon College Admin Censors 9/11 History to Prevent Hurt Feelings

    08/30/2018 7:20:19 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | 8/30/2018 | S. Noble
    Administrator’s have banned a 9/11 memorial at the Wisconsin college because Muslims might feel bad and get “singled out and/or harassed”. Young America’s Foundation which puts up the memorial each year said the administration cited bias reports. They are not allowed to put up a 9/11 memorial or any memorial for a victim of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Koch group pours nearly $5M into ads to boost three GOP Senate candidates

    08/30/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018
    A conservative group backed by billionaire activist Charles Koch is launching a new multimillion-dollar ad campaign across three states to boost GOP Senate candidates in tough midterm election fights. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is putting nearly $5 million behind ads set to go live on Thursday in Wisconsin, Missouri and Tennessee attacking the Democratic Senate candidates for their records on taxes, spending and health care. “Americans can’t afford to continue electing politicians who believe the path to prosperity is through higher taxes, more spending, and bigger government,” said AFP president Tim Phillips. “We are committed to building broad policy coalitions...
  • Republicans Can, Must Keep Control in Midterms

    08/29/2018 10:39:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Star Parker
    Recent polls and surveys are delivering, at best, mixed news for Republicans regarding the upcoming midterm elections. The good news is that prospects have turned positive for Republicans to win Senate seats currently held by Democrats in Florida, New Jersey and Wisconsin. But looking for good news in the House is a bigger challenge. Probability assessments from various sources give Republicans a 25 to 50 percent chance of keeping control of the House. A survey from Pew Research points to greater engagement from Democratic voters -- by measures such as participating in rallies and making political contributions -- than Republicans....