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  • Doctors: Stabbing Suspect Sees Fictional Beings

    08/01/2014 11:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | M.L. JOHNSON
    One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain. Judge Michael Bohren ordered the 12-year-old girl evaluated and treated either in a hospital or in a juvenile detention center, where she currently is being held. Doctors have a year to get the girl to a point where she can help with her defense and go to trial. If...
  • Shorewood man charged with voter fraud

    08/01/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Shorewood NOW ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeff Rumage
    Shorewood — A Shorewood man has been charged with 13 counts of voter fraud, allegedly using other peoples' names and addresses — even driving to Indiana — to cast multiple ballots in multiple elections. According to a criminal complaint, 50-year-old health insurance executive Robert Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election between David Prosser and Joann Kloppenburg, two ballots in the August 2011 recall election between Alberta Darling and Sandy Pasch, five ballots in the Gov. Scott Walker recall election in June 2012, one illegal ballot in the August 2012 partisan primary election and two ballots...
  • Supreme Court upholds Scott Walker Act 10 union law

    07/31/2014 5:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jason Stein, Jason Silverstein and Patrick Marley
    Madison — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday,delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in one of the three major rulings issued by the justices on union bargaining, election law and same-sex couples. In addition to ruling Walker's labor law constitutional, the state's highest court also upheld the state's voter ID law and a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples, leaving liberals with one consolation to soften the sting of the two larger conservative victories. "Our courts have continued to give deference to our Legislature and in all three of...
  • It's Over: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Walker's Collective Bargaining Reforms

    07/31/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    He endured massive protests and a contentious 2012 recall election, but Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been vindicated in his efforts to curb union power in the state. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld his collective bargaining reforms he enacted in 2011, ruling them constitutional (via Associated Press): The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be constitutional. … The 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling is another major victory for Walker as he heads into the statewide...
  • Wisconsin Court Upholds Law Curbing Unions' Collective-Bargaining Rights

    07/31/2014 11:07:45 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal online ^ | 7/31/2014 | Mark Peters and Caroline Porter
    MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin's highest court upheld a law ending most collective-bargaining rights for government employees in the state, a blow for public-sector unions that have been stymied in their efforts to reverse the controversial measure championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

    07/31/2014 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY BRENDAN O'BRIEN
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law requiring voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot, although the law remains blocked by an earlier ruling by a federal judge that it is unconstitutional. The court wrote in its decision that providing a photo identification at the ballot box does not create a substantial burden to the voter, as claimed by the plaintiffs in the case. "Photo identification is a condition of our times where more and more personal interactions are being modernized to require proof of identity," the court wrote.
  • Douglas County Teachers’ Union Membership Drops 25 Percent ( Colorado )

    07/31/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ali Gordon
    The teachers’ union representing the Douglas County school system has lost one-quarter of its membership since last year, signaling a growing frustration within the ranks that dues are used to finance politics instead of professional development. The significant drop in membership of the Douglas County Federation (DCF) was revealed in a July 21 letter from the board of education to Courtney Smith, union president, and was based on the union’s most recently released tax returns. The letter pointed to the drop in membership as undeniable proof that teachers had chosen the district over the union and the need for major...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law [Thugs LOSE! Walker WINS!]

    07/31/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 7/31/14
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.
  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (legalizing fraud?)

    07/30/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot. The court papers from the federal government are aimed at persuading judges that the laws, which are being challenged in court, are discriminatory and block access to the ballot box. […] The Justice Department has warned of legal actions against states after the...
  • Secretive Leftwing Network Discovered through WI Records Law (An NGO/Union/MSM Journ-o-list?)

    07/30/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    A low-profile Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists has been discovered thanks to Wisconsin’s open records law. A Media Trackers inquiry into the actions of a University of Wisconsin professor turned up records and communications from “Gamechanger Salon,” an online community that provides a forum for leftwing activists and leaders to share tactics, strategies and opinions. Operating as a closed Google Group, much of what the network does is unavailable for public review. However, a document listing the network’s membership and a policy manual describing the mission and ground rules for the entity...
  • Governor Walker issues new ad accusing Burke of $25 million dollar mishap

    07/29/2014 8:24:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – The campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a new campaign ad on Monday accusing former Commerce Secretary Mary Burke of a botched deal that may put taxpayers on the hook for $25 million dollars. More: Burke Campaign Issues New Ad over Outsourcing Charge The ad called “Bondoogle” expands off an earlier ad issued by the Walker Campaign that blasted Burke for engaging in a deal with Abbott Laboratories valued at $12.5 million in an attempt to create jobs in Wisconsin. The lot of vacant land that was part of the deal remains vacant to this day according to...
  • Monday begins early voting in Wisconsin

    07/29/2014 8:16:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Monday begins the first day for early voting in the State of Wisconsin leading up to the August 12th Statewide Primary election. This will be the first election that will feature early voting with more uniform hours due to changes enacted into law earlier this year. Early voting will be done on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with no weekend hours. There were divisions between both sides for and against the bill earlier this year. Proponents of the bill say it would create a more standardized process for early voting while opponents say it...
  • Wisconsin Carry Chairman supports David Clarke for Sheriff

    07/29/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Carry, Inc ^ | 7-29-14 | Nik Clark
    Greetings in Freedom, Ordinarily a County Sheriff's election wouldn't be notable for the larger state. In this case however, I'd like to share what is going on in Milwaukee County because the Sheriff's race here has drastic implications for the entire state and country. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke rocked the boat here in SE Wisconsin and nationally when he issued public service announcements in 2013 that encouraged people to take responsibility for their own safety including training to use a firearm in self defense. His public service announcements went viral because while self-defense is only common sense, its extremely...
  • Sen. Johnson: 'President Nero' Fiddling 'While World Burns'

    07/19/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/18/2014 | Cathy Burke
    President Barack Obama is "sitting on the sidelines" in the Ukraine and Gaza crises, making him little more than "President Nero" fiddling "while the world burns," Sen. Ron Johnson charged Friday. The Wisconsin Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the president for attending fundraisers in New York on Thursday night, the same day of a "barbaric" attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's push into Gaza. Johnson told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Obama's priorities are "outrageous." "I'm hoping Americans are watching as President Nero fiddles while the world burns," Johnson said....
  • What This Police Chief Did To A Tea Party Leader Is As Childish As It Is Illegal

    07/27/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 7/27/14 | Mike Miller
    The feud between Campbell, Wisconsin, Police Chief Tim Kelemen and local Tea Party Leader Greg Luce began last fall, when Luce started organizing protests against Barack Obama on an interstate overpass. Kelemen objected to the protests, claiming they disrupted traffic. So, he did what any responsible police chief would do: he persuaded the town board to pass an ordinance banning signs on the bridge. Oh, and he also signed Luce up on homosexual dating, pornography and federal healthcare websites. Via Police One: Kelemen told investigators ...........
  • Changes to make Wisconsin's Do Not Call list more user-friendly

    07/25/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-25-14 | Rick Barrett
    Changes are coming to Wisconsin's Do Not Call Registry effective Aug. 1, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Friday. Users will no longer be required to register their phone numbers every two years, and their numbers will be placed on the national list aimed at preventing unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Consumers can sign up once and not have to worry about whether their registrations lapse. Also, new registrations will be handled by the Federal Trade Commission's national Do Not Call list, and those registrations will become effective the following day rather than weeks later,...
  • Ryan's Anti Poverty Plan

    07/25/2014 6:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-25-14 | The Editors
    President Obama famously accused Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) of “thinly veiled Social Darwinism” for one of his budgets. It will take a special kind of cynicism to make that claim about Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal. Obama’s partisans will no doubt find a way, but fair-minded observers will see a creative, thoughtful approach to a topic that’s often politically neglected. Ryan proposes and endorses a range of ideas to fix the safety net and address the root causes of poverty. He would offer states the option of an “Opportunity Grant” to replace, dollar for dollar, the amount of money they...
  • 30,340 First 6 Months -- List of Sponsor Arrangements of Unaccompanied Children by State

    07/25/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The application window for HHS grants under the Unaccompanied Alien Children program just closed yesterday. According to the data included in the application the average length of stay for a UAC is 30-35 days prior to unification with a sponsor. Most (95%+) of the sponsors are relatives of the child. Most sponsors reunited are the mothers of the children (85%+) who actually brought them along and there is never a disconnect. All sponsors are subsidized by taxpayers at an average cost of around $4,000 to $6,000 per child/per month. A custodial ‘sponsor’ (mother) with three UAC’s will net about $12,000...
  • Universal Allah gets 3 1/2 years in prison in Stradivarius robbery

    07/25/2014 3:45:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-24-14 | Megan Trimble
    One of the two Milwaukee men involved in the January armed robbery that briefly netted them a $5 million Stradivarius violin was sentenced Thursday to 31/2 years in prison. Universal K. Allah, 37, pleaded guilty in May to robbery as a party to a crime. In addition to his prison term, Allah will remain under extended supervision for another 31/2 years, must avoid contact with the people involved in the attack and pay $4,014.57 in lost wages and ambulance fees to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Dennis P. Moroney called Allah's actions egregious and said...
  • Marquette poll: Scott Walker in dead heat with Mary Burke for Wisconsin gubernatorial race

    07/23/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 07/23/2014 | Bill Glauber
    Dead heat. That's what Wisconsin is staring at in the race for governor, with Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke neck-and-neck heading into the November election, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday. Among registered voters, Walker led Burke, 46% to 45%. Among likely voters, Burke led Walker, 47% to 46%. "The bottom line is that nothing has statistically changed from May to July," said Charles Franklin, the poll director. "We're seeing a dead heat in the race, well within the margin of error." "As the race really heats up with advertising and back...
  • 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 · 21 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 · 14 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.