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  • Exclusive — Audio Emerges of When Paul Ryan Abandoned Donald Trump: ‘I Am Not Going to Defend

    08/16/2017 1:23:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    gp ^ | 8/16/17 | Jim Hoft
    Full title...............Exclusive — Audio Emerges of When Paul Ryan Abandoned Donald Trump: ‘I Am Not Going to Defend Donald Trump—Not Now, Not in the Future..........On a never-before-released private October conference call with House Republican members, House Speaker Paul Ryan told his members in the U.S. House of Representatives he was abandoning then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump forever and would never defend him ever again. In the Oct. 10, 2016 call, from right after the Access Hollywood tape of Trump was leaked in the weeks leading up to the election, Ryan does not specify that he will never defend Trump on...
  • Breaking: 3 shot, at least 1 dead at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove(Wisconsin)

    08/13/2017 6:35:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 41 replies ^ | August 13, 2017
    UNION GROVE — Three people were shot at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Sunday, August 13th, and at least one is dead, the Kenosha County sheriff told FOX6 News. Monitor FOX6 News and for updates.
  • Weekly Update: Benghazi Court Victory

    08/12/2017 10:59:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders State to Search Benghazi Emails of Clinton Advisors Judicial Watch / Allied Educational Foundation Stand for Rule of Law on Gerrymandering Judicial Watch Goes to Supreme Court to Protect Clean Elections Judicial Watch Victory: Court Orders State to Search Benghazi Emails of Clinton Advisors Your Judicial Watch had a major court victory this week in our effort to get accountability in the Obama/Clinton Benghazi scandal. This week, D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan,” former aides...
  • Firearms Safety Course Opposed by Wisconsin Political Group

    08/11/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A leftist Wisconsin group, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is opposing teaching children gun safety in schools. They prefer that children not be taught about gun safety, because if they learn about guns, they may decide that guns can be fun and useful.From A group dedicated to preventing gun violence has concerns, over a bill that could have Wisconsin high schools teaching kids how to safely handle guns. The legislation from Republican lawmakers requires the Departments of Public Instruction, and Natural Resources to develop the curriculum. “Our concern is that it’s not actually firearms safety, it’s really about teaching...
  • Lawrence University vs. Free Thought

    08/10/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Students for Free Thought, a group at Lawrence University, attempted to screen the documentary Can We Take a Joke? on their campus late in the Spring, they discovered that their classmates were not a particularly light-hearted , free thinking bunch. "Can We Take a Joke? includes footage of incidents where outraged college students shouted down speakers they disagree with," the film's director, Ted Balaker noted in a column distributed by the James C. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. "Ironically, that's pretty much what happened at the Lawrence screening. Some students shouted at the screen, then a dispute erupted; one...
  • Ron Johnson suggests John McCain's brain cancer factored into no vote on 'skinny repeal'

    08/09/2017 11:51:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-9-17 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, suggested Tuesday that Sen. John McCain's brain tumor, coupled with the timing of the healthcare vote in the Senate, may have played a role in McCain's vote against the bill to repeal provisions of Obamacare.
  • Whistleblower on political campaigning by postal workers says Sen. Baldwin(D WI) never responded

    08/07/2017 6:45:06 AM PDT · by UB355 · 9 replies
    WITI Fox 6 ^ | 8/6/2017 | Theo Keith
    MARSHFIELD -- The Wisconsin man who blew the whistle on political campaigning by postal workers says U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's office never responded to his concerns, an accusation Baldwin's office denies. Timm Kopp, a letter carrier from Marshfield, grew concerned that postal workers were allowed to take time off work to campaign for their unions' preferred Democratic Party candidates, causing staff shortages. A federal investigation found the U.S. Postal Service had violated a federal law, and the agency has promised changes.
  • In Weary Wisconsin Town, a Billionaire-Fueled Revival

    08/07/2017 3:54:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New York Times Business ^ | 8-5-17 | Alexandra Stevenson
    Diane Hendricks and her late husband saw opportunity in Beloit, a decaying industrial town. Now, she dreams of turning it into a mecca for start-ups. When Diane Hendricks sees something she doesn’t like here, she buys it. A bankrupt country club. A half-empty mall. Abandoned buildings. The rusting foundry down by the river. Beloit used to be a town that made papermaking machines and diesel engines. Ms. Hendricks thinks it can be a place where start-ups create the next billion-dollar idea, and she is remaking the town to fit her vision. She can do so because she is the second-richest...
  • Wisconsin Democrats: Gun Safety Course "Inappropriate" for High Schoolers

    08/06/2017 3:33:56 PM PDT · by poinq · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug, 4th 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Legislation to set up gun safety courses at Wisconsin public high schools is being blasted as “inappropriate” by state Democrats. Other opponents of the bill—including Madison psychotherapist Laurie Asplund—suggest that a gun safety course will only feed a “gun culture” at the schools. According to Fox 6, Rep. Ken Skowronski (R-Dist. 82) is one of the sponsors of the bill that would create the safety courses. Skowronski argues that opponents of gun safety courses have things backward. He says trap and target shooting teams are already popular, and increasingly so. In light of this, the gun safety courses are a...
  • Homicide at 7-Eleven a 'cold, brutal assassination,' police chief says

    08/02/2017 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 32 replies
    Madison,com ^ | 8/2/2017 | Bill Novak
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  • Wisconsin Can't Force Christian Photographer to Work Gay Weddings, Court Announces

    08/02/2017 10:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/02/2017 | Samuel Smith
    (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)Amy Lawson poses for a photo while taking pictures of a bride in this undated photo.The state of Wisconsin and its capital city of Madison cannot legally force a Christian photographer to photograph same-sex weddings, a court has said.Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian conservative legal group defending evangelical Christian photographer Amy Lawson, announced that Dane County Circuit Court vowed in a hearing Tuesday to issue an order declaring that Lawson is exempt from city and state laws that could force her to photograph same-sex weddings or face crippling punishments.ADF explained in a press release that although the court...
  • How Wisconsin Lured Foxconn's Massive Manufacturing Plant

    08/01/2017 10:28:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/01/2017 | Avner Zarmi
    If everything goes according to plan, the joint efforts of Wisconsin’s Republican revolution and the Trump administration are about to pay off in a deal of historic dimensions. Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese multi-national corporation which is the world’s largest contract electronics firm, has agreed to make a $10B investment in a new, state-of-the-art production facility in southeastern Wisconsin. The plant’s purpose will be to manufacture active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) for use in assembling computers, televisions, iPhones, medical equipment, aircraft and automotive displays, and the like (Foxconn holds the contract to assemble iPhones for Apple). The proposed manufacturing...
  • Foxconn deal demands diligence

    07/29/2017 8:01:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 28 July 2017 | Scot Ross
    Gov. Scott Walker wants state taxpayers to dole out up to $250 million annually in incentives to Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to lure a manufacturing plant to Wisconsin that he claims will generate $181 million in tax revenue. Think about that. Gov. Walker proposes we pay about $70 million more a year in incentives to a foreign corporation than will flow back to our state coffers. Does that sound like a good deal to you? And this is just one detail that requires us to be wary about what is being described by proponents as the largest job announcement in...
  • Foxconn announces $10 billion investment in Wisconsin and up to 13,000 jobs

    07/26/2017 6:21:20 PM PDT · by UB355 · 19 replies
    Milwaukee journal sentinel ^ | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein |
    Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday pledged to invest $10 billion to build a display panel plant in Wisconsin that could employ up to 13,000 workers and draw up to $3 billion in subsidies from state taxpayers — a deal that could ripple through the economy and 2018 elections.
  • White House to announce Apple-supplier Foxconn plant in Wisconsin on Wednesday:

    07/26/2017 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 26,2017 | Scott Cohn | Anita Balakrishnan
    Apple-supplier Foxconn will announce a plant in Wisconsin on Wednesday evening, accompanied by President Donald Trump, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a source with knowledge of the announcement told CNBC. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will also be present at the announcement in Washington, a source said. No exact location for plant has been chosen — but southeast Wisconsin is under consideration, according to a source. The Wall Street Journal reported that Foxconn may be eyeing a new U.S. plants for display panels.
  • Scott Walker heads to D.C. as Trump prepares for Wisconsin Foxconn announcement

    07/26/2017 8:09:48 AM PDT · by UB355 · 22 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-SEntinal ^ | 7/26/17 | Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    MADISON - Foxconn Technology Group will announce at the White House on Wednesday its plans to bring jobs to Wisconsin. Company officials have talked about a massive investment in the United States that would create thousands of jobs. They have visited Wisconsin and other states in recent weeks as they consider their options
  • Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees

    07/23/2017 2:28:13 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 91 replies
    KSTP (ABC News, St. Paul, MN)) ^ | July 22, 2017 | Josh Rosenthal
    A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes. Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the sam thing using a microchip implanted inside a person's hand. "We'll come up, scan...
  • Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch - will NOT challenge Sheriff Clarke for the GOP nomination next year.

    07/21/2017 8:24:52 AM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies ^ | JULY 20, 2017 | BY COLLEEN CONLEY
    Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s path to the GOP nomination for the United States Senate in Wisconsin just got a whole lot easier, and conservatives across the nation are celebrating. Popular conservative Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced that she will NOT challenge Sheriff Clarke for the GOP nomination next year. On the heels of Kleefisch’s announcement, millionairess Nicole Schneider also put an end to speculation that she might challenge Sheriff Clarke by leaking the classic line that she wanted “to spend more time with her family.” Schneider was not regarded as a serious candidate beyond the fact that her family’s trucking...
  • “These are children…” Teens ages 13, 13, 15 in custody after woman pepper sprayed, punched

    07/07/2017 5:15:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Foxnow ^ | 7/7/2017 | Madeline Anderson
    MILWAUKEE -- Three people were attacked in three separate incidents in broad daylight on Milwaukee's east side, and police say two of the suspects are just 13 years old. Milwaukee police have arrested a 13-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy in connection to the three attacks. One of the victims said Thursday, July 6th she's not going to rest until they're held accountable. Bruised and in pain, Quirk recounted the terrifying moments after she says she confronted three teenagers about stealing a bicycle. "My eyes were just on fire," said Lynn Quirk. "I looked down the alley...and...
  • Walker Battles Climate Change Believers to Reshape Department of Natural Resources

    06/26/2017 11:54:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-25-17 | Rod Kackley
    Wisconsin Democrats have demanded Gov. Scott Walker (R) join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a newly formed coalition of states that intends to move forward with the terms of the Paris climate accord after President Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement. "President Trump’s rejection of fact, science and of the Paris Climate Agreement is an act that endangers every American. Gov. Walker’s silence on this issue echoes this shared anti-environment, anti-middle class agenda,” read the letter to Walker signed by 35 state representatives and 11 senators. "Given the recent reports on Wisconsin’s dismal slump in job creation, we cannot...