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  • New Politifact Lie of the Year: Republicans voted to kill Medicare (Ryan pushes Grandma off cliff)

    12/20/2011 12:17:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder whether this award will have those conservatives blasting politically-motivated “fact check” operations rethinking that criticism? Naaaah. Why let a little inconsistency ruin one’s vindication? Republicans muscled a budget through the House of Representatives in April that they said would take an important step toward reducing the federal deficit. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the plan kept Medicare intact for people 55 or older, but dramatically changed the program for everyone else by privatizing it and providing government subsidies.Democrats pounced. Just four days after the party-line vote, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a Web ad...
  • Here Is The Exchange That Left A Stunned Janet Yellen Looking Like A Deer In Headlights

    02/10/2016 7:51:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/1016 | tyler durden
    For nearly one year, Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy has been Janet Yellen's nemesis over the ongoing probe into Fed leakage of material inside information via Medley Global and any other undisclosed channels, one which has seen subpoeans be lobbed at the Fed which has been doing everything in its power to stall said probe, and which cost Pedro da Costa his job when he dared to ask questions at a Fed presser that were not precleared by his WSJ "Fed mouthpiece" peers. Today, during Yellen's appearance before the House Financial Services committee, Duffy finally had enough, and in a heated...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: If he makes it through his primary, vote for somebody else!!

    02/08/2016 9:13:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And there are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. We have between now and then to find a candidate, fund him or her, and propel them to victory over Ryan. However, we know the Establishment and its...
  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 3:27:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin. Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on "trendy", "progressive", emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution. Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956. It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and...
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

    02/03/2016 12:36:25 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | GREG MOORE
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer. Ariens Co. terminated the workers in a dispute that began last month when it moved to enforce an existing rule of two 10-minute breaks per work shift and dozens of Muslim staffers of Somali descent walked off the job in protest.
  • Gun Reform, AB13, Passes Wisconsin Legislature, goes to Governor Walker

    02/01/2016 3:45:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin State Capitol A gun law reform bill passed the Wisconsin legislature on 20 January of 2016, with little fanfare. It was approved by both the Milwaukee Police Association and the National Rifle Association. Overall, the bill makes reforms in the way that courts treat the return of firearms when they are taken into custody by police. The bill creates a rigid legal framework for gun owners to regain possession of their property. It does this by requiring courts to issue orders to police to return guns under rigidly defined conditions. It is an incremental reform, as it provides a...
  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • ASK A METEOROLOGIST: 'Age of extreme weather' started 20 years ago

    01/29/2016 8:06:33 AM PST · by gorush · 70 replies
    Wisconsin Dells Events ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Jeff Smith
    After last weekend’s East Coast blizzard, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “we’re in an age of extreme weather.” I’ve been studying and forecasting the weather since I was 12 years old in the mid 1970s and have come to the conclusion that I agree with de Blasio. I’ll add to de Blasio’s comment that not only do I think we’re in an age of extreme weather, but I think that “age” started more than 20 years ago when Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida in 1992, followed by the “storm of the century” in 1993. Perhaps some could...
  • FBI: Man said Masons 'playing with the world like a game'

    01/28/2016 8:30:58 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Winona Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | Greg Moore and Gretchen Ehlke
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Samy Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to shoot up a Milwaukee Masonic event center in the name of Islam because he thought the group that owns it is "playing with the world like a game," according to federal authorities. But a member of the fraternal organization, which is not a religion, said Wednesday it isn't at "the root of some of the world's problems." "We can hardly plan a pancake breakfast," said Gavin DeGrave, who is a secretary for the Valley of Milwaukee, which includes four Masonic chapters.
  • FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis (Milwaukee)

    01/27/2016 11:52:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 2:04 PM EST | Greg Moore
    A Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple to "defend Islam" had first wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. ...
  • FBI thwarts mass shooting at Milwaukee Masonic Temple

    01/26/2016 1:57:45 PM PST · by UB355 · 69 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1/26/2016 | John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel
    FBI agents have interrupted what federal prosecutors describe as a planned mass shooting at a Masonic Temple in Milwaukee, it was announced Tuesday. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer. According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh had been under investigation since September 2015. He originally planned to travel to Jordan to attack Israeli soldiers. He later changed plans to attack the Mason Temple in Milwaukee. Hamzeh was recorded making comments about the planned attack with automatic weapons. "They are all Masonic; they are playing with the world like a game, man, and we...
  • Wauwatosa man under investigation for illegal gun sales

    01/26/2016 5:27:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 jan 2016 | John Deidrich
    A Wauwatosa man is under federal investigation for selling guns without a proper license, buying more than 500 firearms from an outdoors store and then selling them through a website or at gun shows, according to newly unsealed court documents. The guns, primarily used firearms, were purchased from 13 Gander Mountain stores across Wisconsin and sold through the website Gunbroker, according to a search warrant unsealed in federal court in Milwaukee last week. The suspect, who is 60, recruited Gander Mountain employees to watch for used firearms and call him when they came into the store, according to the affidavit....
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • Wisconsin AG (fascist) Schimel: There’s nothing wicked about AB 666, ‘Alicia’s Law’

    01/22/2016 7:59:38 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 01/21/16 | MD Kittle
    And administrative subpoenas would be issued without any judicial oversight, based on the wider standard of "reasonable cause," not probable cause.
  • Knife Law Reform Passes in Wisconsin; on to Governor Walker’s Desk

    01/21/2016 10:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife rightsis having a good year. In Wisconsin, a reform bill to de-criminalize switchblades for concealed carry permit holders and police was determined to be an insufficient by the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. A strengthened reform bill, to include knife preemption and decriminalization for the State, was written and passed as a substitute amendment, by a bi-partisan vote of 8-2. The bill was passed by the full House on 27 October. Thebill number is AB 142. Yesterday, 20 January, the Senate passed the bill by unanimous voice vote. It is likely that Governor Walker will sign...
  • Greenfield (WI) Police Department takes novel approach to heroin battle

    01/21/2016 5:32:19 AM PST · by BraveMan · 52 replies
    WISN Milwaukee ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Nick Bohr
    Two hundred twenty people died in Milwaukee County in 2014 from heroin and other opiates, 10 times the number from a decade earlier for the entire state. The alarming rise in deaths from heroin and prescription opiates, like OxyContin, has led to a statewide media blitz, community summits and education campaigns, but the city of Greenfield is launching a novel program launching this week. “We're on the front lines of this heroin epidemic,” Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt said. Wentlandt said his department encountered nearly 500 heroin addicts last year, many of them repeatedly. “We just came to the realization...
  • Scott Walker gets back to conservative basics in State of State (WI)

    01/20/2016 10:16:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - While the left and the right staked out their positions on the Badger State's condition, Gov. Scott Walker's 2016 edition of the State of the State address was replete with the kind of core conservative ideas that had gotten lost in the din of his failed presidential campaign. "For too long, government programs have entrapped individuals...into extended dependency," the Republican governor said Tuesday in laying out his executive blueprint, which promises to be somewhat muted by election-year inertia. "Our reforms help people get the training they need to get back up on their feet." While the diminishing...
  • Company says Muslims can pray on scheduled breaks only or find another job

    01/20/2016 5:38:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Biz Pack Review ^ | 01/19/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    When a Wisconsin manufacturer changed its previously liberal policy on Muslim prayer times, dozens of Somali Muslims claimed they were forced to walk out of their jobs. Before Thursday of last week, Muslims employed at Ariens Manufacturing were permitted to leave the production line two times per shift to pray two of their daily prayers to Mecca, according to local ABC affiliate WBAY Channel 2 News. A spokesman for the company said they were forced to change that policy, however. His statement said: We are asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks in designated prayer rooms. Our manufacturing environment does...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • ICYMI: Planned Parenthood Said It Was "Disrespectful" Paul Ryan Invited Nuns to SOTU

    01/18/2016 1:22:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some of House Speaker Paul Ryan's guests for the State of the Union address were sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. The order is suing the federal government over the HHS Mandate, because the sisters do not want to provide contraception to their employees via their insurance plans. (The group does not qualify as a "religious employer" because they employ and serve people of all faiths.) Naturally, Planned Parenthood took offense to this. Never missing an opportunity, @SteveKingIA & @SpeakerRyan used tonight's #SOTU address to send an...
  • Wisconsin lawn mower factory says it will FIRE all 53 of its Muslim employees

    01/17/2016 9:10:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    Dozens of Muslims are outraged after a Wisconsin power plant threatened to fire them if they took two five minute breaks daily in order to pray. The policy change affects 53 workers. Ten of those employees have indicated they wish to stay in their current positions under the new policy but the rest have either chosen to leave or are planning to. The Brillion-based company changed the rule on Thursday. Until then, Muslim employees were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray. But Ariens is now asking employees to pray during scheduled breaks. A company representative...
  • After Paul Ryan Funds Visas for 300,000 Muslim Migrants, House Republicans Give Him Standing Ovation

    01/17/2016 4:56:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/15 | Julian Hahn
    Last month, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% successfully pushed through Congress his $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds visas for nearly 300,000 temporary and permanent Muslim migrants over the next 12 months. The omnibus bill also funded sanctuary cities, illegal alien tax credits, and changed federal law to allow for a massive increase in low-skilled H-2B workers- an immigration expansion opposed by more than nine in ten GOP voters. Yet at the first gathering of all House Republicans since the omnibus's passage, Politico reports that GOP lawmakers gave Ryan a standing ovation at the close of this...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan: My 5 Point Agenda for 2016

    01/16/2016 8:21:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1-16-16 | Andrew Malcolm
    Speaker Paul Ryan gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Here in Baltimore, over the last few days, Republicans have been talking about ideas to address the big challenges facing our country. Right now, Americans are anxious about their security and their futures. We want to save the American Idea for the vast majority of Americans who believe it's just not there for them anymore. We want America to lead again. We want America to be confident again. That is our mission. To do that, we can't just be an opposition party. We have to be a proposition party. If we...
  • How the EPA may force Wisconsin onto more nuclear power

    01/14/2016 11:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems to be the law of unintended consequences coming home to roost in Wisconsin for both the EPA and the environmental lobby in the Badger State and it’s hard to suppress a bit of a smile over it. New EPA regulations and the relentless attacks on the coal industry have led to the state needing to make some adjustments in how they produce their power. That probably sounded like a big win for the Green lobby until legislators took a look at their available options and determined that they might have no choice but to put in some more...
  • Wis. May Ban Certain Cheers At H.S. Sports Games

    01/14/2016 3:41:07 AM PST · by smartyaz · 46 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 1/13/16 | staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association wants to ban certain words from being chanted at high school games. It is part of an effort to promote better sportsmanship. Here are some of the words and phrases they do not want to hear: Sieve, Air Ball, Seasons Over, Over-Rated. The association says these chants are “taunting and disrespectful.” The association sent a letter to athletic directors last month with the new guidelines. It is getting attention now because a three-sport athlete was just suspended for five games for tweeting her criticism of the new rules. Her tweet did include...
  • 207 members of Congress file amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/13/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Speaker Paul Ryan invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to join him as his guests for the State of the Union. But that’s not the only way in which they’re getting a helping hand from Congress. The office of Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release with a link to a bipartisan amicus brief signed by 207 members of Congress in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The amicus brief was sent to the Supreme Court in support of the Catholic group and other non-profit organizations in the upcoming case of Zubik vs. Burwell. Such groups...
  • Senate race will test public's favorable view of Johnson, Feingold

    01/13/2016 10:27:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-13-16 | Bill Glauber
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Russ Feingold agree on very little. But one thing is likely to be true of both by the time their rematch race reaches its election day finish in November: Neither guy is going to be very popular with voters. "Historically, rematches between candidates are often pretty negative affairs," said Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School poll. The Johnson-Feingold race is shaping up as one of the more important Senate contests in the country and outside groups are already spending millions of dollars on the campaign. What does that mean? Expect...
  • Wisconsin Set to Destroy Doctor-Patient Relationships

    01/13/2016 8:24:39 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty ^ | 01/11/16 | Larry G.
    In AB366, the legislature disenfranchises the independent physician who operates a pain management practice and the lower income or disabled patients who may need to pay for physician services in cash through necessity. This bill, if passed, sets a precedence in Wisconsin that the government can regulate the means for individuals to pay for goods and services in private transactions. Additionally, through the certification provision, it burdens these smaller doctor’s practices with creating records that document traceable transaction records to show how patients pay for their care.
  • Supreme Court says no to John Doe prosecutors; Abrahamson lashes out

    01/13/2016 8:03:10 AM PST · by Sopater · 9 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 1/12/16 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Prosecutors of the political John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign will not be able to hold on to the mountains of documents they illegally seized, according to an order issued Tuesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court filing also includes a vitriolic dissenting opinion from Justice Shirley Abrahamson that may set a new standard of bitterness for the liberal former chief justice.Four conservatives on the seven-member court denied a motion for limited intervention in the Supreme Court cases related to Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe probe.Justices Anne Walsh Bradley and...
  • Daniel Horowitz Exposes Paul Ryan 'Jail Break' Agenda [Assembling Farrahkhan's 10K Man Army]

    01/12/2016 2:43:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Conservative Review editor Daniel Horowitz joined Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon to discuss House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) upcoming steps to fund Obama’s dangerous "prison break" agenda that includes retroactively freeing drug traffickers, even as the public's concerns about a new crime wave grow. Horowitz was also asked to weigh in on the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) eligibility question and referenced his own article of January 7, where he writes, in part, about the error of giving citizenship to illegals born in the U.S. The entire Breitbart News Daily interview can be heard below...
  • Senate rejects Paul's Audit the Fed push

    01/12/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by SouthReb · 24 replies
    "The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) controversial proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, turning aside a bill that has drawn the ire of the business community and the White House. The Senate voted 53-44 on taking up the presidential hopeful’s Audit the Fed measure. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Paul won some bipartisan support for the legislation, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another presidential candidate, voting in favor. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) backed the bill as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president, supported moving forward with Paul's legislation, while...
  • Kohl's Corp. directors considering taking company private, report says

    01/11/2016 10:19:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Millwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-11-16 | Rick Romell and Paul Gores
    Directors of Kohl's Corp., which has been struggling to regain at least some of the growth that once made the company a retailing star, are weighing the possibility of going private, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Citing a person familiar with the situation, the paper said directors are debating whether to hire an investment bank to explore alternatives that could include sale to a private equity firm. The discussions are preliminary and may not lead to such action, the paper reported. But New York-based retail consultant Howard Davidowitz said the considerable cash flow Kohl's generates makes it attractive to...
  • How they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as..

    01/10/2016 1:11:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | January 9, 2016 | Paul Rosenberg
    ~~~~This is how they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and the Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as they did Wisconsin~~~ The third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging white male demographic base, is nonetheless strategically outmaneuvering the Democratic Party on multiple fronts. They are sharp reminders of how our politics are being reshaped in state legislatures and on the ground-and how inattentive to basics the Democrats have become since the demise of the 50-state strategy.The story from Wisconsin concerns the...
  • ‘Expert’ talks about Regulating FFLs… Does not Know what They Are

    01/09/2016 6:08:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin Public Radio has the Joy Cardin Show that invites guests to talk on subjects of the day. On 5 Januray, 2016, the show was about Obama's potential executive orders to regulate guns through Federal Firearms License requirements, and others. The guest that was invited to the show was Timothy Noah, a journalist from Politico. Noah wrote a piece in Politico about executive orders.An activist from Hayward, Wisconsin calls in to the show. He makes this comment:These regulations are not necessary and are just grandstanding by the President. At one time in the Country, getting a Federal Firearms License,...
  • Alleged terror threat busted in Houston

    01/07/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2016 | Mike Ward
    A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into an alleged terrorist plan with links to two other U.S. cities, state officials confirmed Thursday. Federal officials would not immediately confirm details, but Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials said the suspect is believed to have provided support to terrorists -- including connections to ISIS.
  • Bad Santa: John Doe prosecutor delivers letters to the people he spied on

    01/07/2016 1:35:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 1-6-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 315 of 314 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wis. - He walked into work Tuesday morning to find he had received an "unbelievable" notice. Opening the manila envelope, the Wisconsin conservative learned that government agents had secretly seized his emails - professional and personal - sent and received over a two-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2009. He found out he had, without his knowledge, been dragged into Wisconsin's notorious John Doe investigation, one of perhaps dozens of individuals who in recent days have received similar notices from former John Doe special prosecutor Francis D. Schmitz. Some, like...
  • Republican presidential nominee could be the guy who isn’t running

    01/07/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan 6, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    In an election year set to break precedents, it is not impossible that the eventual Republican presidential nominee will be someone who is not even running for the office. That someone, of course, is Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman recently installed as speaker of the House after running as the party's vice presidential nominee in 2012.
  • Maria Espinoza: Obama Didn’t Cry For Americans Slaughtered By Illegal Immigrants

    01/06/2016 3:45:02 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/16 | d riehl
    National Director of the Remembrance Project Maria Espinoza is planning a run for the House in Texas’ 7th District, and weighing in on President Obama’s executive action on guns. Espinoza tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon: This gun grab is completely unconstitutional and I fear the Congress will do the same thing they’ve done in the past” when Obama has acted unconstitutionally. “They funded Obamacare. They funded executive amnesty…. I fear that if the people do not rise up quickly and strongly, that this Congress will cave once again. Espinoza said if she is elected to Congress, she...
  • Ryan: Obama’s Executive Action Another Attempt to Divide, ‘Distract From His Failed Policies’

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...
  • Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama’s 2009 Fan Boys…

    12/30/2015 8:55:08 PM PST · by akalinin · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 28 2015 | sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly...
  • Packers fans to star in Super Bowl commercial

    12/31/2015 1:42:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-31-15 | Breann Schossow
    The call went out seeking Green Bay Packers fans born in October, November, or December 1967, and those fans answered in a big way. The Green Bay Press Gazette had reported that House Casting of New York wanted "die-hard Packers fans" born during those months to appear in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 commercial. House Casting followed up Wednesday morning to say the agency has been inundated with responses, and the casting of the commercial is now closed. So what role might these 48-year-old Packers fans play in the commercial? You'll have to wait until the Super Bowl to find...
  • Terminal Confusion? DHS push could make some IDs invalid for flying

    12/30/2015 12:20:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-28-15 | Adam Shaw
    Millions of air travelers across the U.S. are potentially at risk of finding themselves grounded in the new year thanks to a post-9/11 law that took a decade to finally come into effect. The REAL ID Act, originally passed in 2005, was meant to tighten standards for government-issued IDs like driver's licenses -- to boot, it banned federal agencies from accepting any IDs that don't meet the bar. That means the TSA technically shouldn't accept driver's licenses from certain states, once the law is in full effect. While Washington let the rules slide for years, the Department of Homeland Security...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: if he makes it through a primary, VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT

    12/29/2015 4:01:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. There are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! However, we know the Establishment and its donors will go all out to protect Ryan, as they did for Mitch McConnell, who is now safely ensconced in the Senate Majority Leader position. The Establishment will work to destroy anybody to dares to run against Ryan in a primary. And then they will say "too bad, republicans, it's Ryan or the democrat." The Establishment can protect Paul Ryan from conservatives in a primary, but they cannot protect Paul Ryan...
  • Rep. Joel Kleefisch fined for shooting two turkeys with one shot

    12/29/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Madison - Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) said he's been cited for killing two turkeys with one shot. Kleefisch said Monday he was hunting Sunday in Waukesha County when he killed the tom as well as a nearby jake with pellets from the same shot. He said he didn't mean to shoot the jake but called a warden because he lacked a tag for the second bird. He was told he would be cited since he was warned several years ago about being sure of his target when he dropped three geese with one shot. Kleefisch said the citation is in...
  • Paul Ryan's Corrupt Oil Deal [VANITY]

    12/27/2015 8:05:14 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 24 replies
    12/272015 | me
    Paul Ryan brags about the appropriations bill being a big win because of the lifting of the crude oil export ban. But the win is for Paul Ryan's family. This is corruption. Ryan sold us out to line his own pockets. And it isn't the first time. See Ryan's Shrewd Budget Payday. In short, Ryan's wife and in-laws have made millions with Oklahoma oil and gas leases. This lifting of the crude export ban is a financial windfall for this family. Paul Ryan Justifies Oil Exports: 'Like Having 100 Keystone Pipelines'
  • Speaker Paul Ryan to be primaried next year

    12/26/2015 7:27:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    Fall out continues for Speaker Paul Ryan for his sheparding the nearly $2 trillion spending bill through Congress earlier this month. It appears that Tea Party groups in WIsconsin, as well as several high profile national pundits, are looking to primary Ryan for the 2016 campaign. Washington Times: The hunt is on to find a suitable conservative candidate who can beat Mr. Ryan, who received 94 percent of the vote in the 2014 primary in his district, which sits against the Illinois border in the southeastern part of the state. "There are people who are seriously looking for that," said...
  • Signs We Are Now Beating the Establishment

    12/25/2015 10:38:25 AM PST · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 24, 2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    On the heels of the disastrous and obscene Omnibus Spending Orgy rubber stamped by the Obama Republicans in Congress last week – there is actually hope that we have turned the corner against the Republican Establishment wing of the Washington Cartel. It reminds me of the old adage about going bankrupt – first it happens slowly and then suddenly. That seems to describe the fall of the GOP establishment. The reality they face today is totally different from the one in 2014 – let alone 2012, 2010 and 2008. And yet, without some of the efforts in those cycles, we...
  • Tea partyers fume over Paul Ryan’s spending bill, seek conservative challenger

    12/25/2015 1:30:05 PM PST · by Rockitz · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Conservative activists are targeting House Speaker Paul D. Ryan for a primary challenge next year as retribution for the massive spending bill the Wisconsin Republican ushered through Congress at the end of the recent session. The effort is spearheaded by Wisconsin tea party groups and pro-life activists, who feel betrayed by Mr. Ryan’s nearly $2 trillion package. The spending bill avoided a government shutdown by surrendering on conservatives’ top priorities, including giving up the fights to defund Planned Parenthood and to block President Obama’s plan to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. The hunt is on to...
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....