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  • New deception questions: Obamacare adviser warned of premium increases as Obama vowed savings

    11/25/2014 5:57:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show...... [MIT economist Jonathan] Gruber’s study predicted about 90 percent of individuals without employer-sponsored or public insurance would see their premiums spike by an average of 41 percent. Once tax subsidies were factored in, about 60 percent of those in the individual market were projected to see their premiums go up 31 percent, according to his analysis.......
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Urged to Run for President in 2016

    11/23/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I could easily vote for a Scott Walker/Rand Paul ticket in 2016. Two constitutionalists in the White House? Wow, we have not seen such a thing since. . . the Harding/Coolidge ticket during the 1920 Election. My current political hero is Scott Walker. He got elected on conservative principles, applied those conservative principles, turned the State of Wisconsin around economically, survived a recall election after taking on the unions, and then got elected again, all in a four year span, and all in a blue State. He did not back down, and he did what he said he would. A...
  • Grover Norquist: What makes Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker a good choice for 2016

    11/22/2014 8:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2014 | Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
    After the GOP’s midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success. President Calvin Coolidge, who sat in the Oval Office from 1923 to 1929, would be a smart model for the party. He reined in spending and reduced tax rates at a time when it was as needed as it is today. President Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge so much that he hung a portrait of the 30th president...
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 9:30:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jon Terbush, associate editor
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance. President Obama on Thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. Obama's order will reshape how the feds prioritize deportations of undocumented workers, shielding an estimated five million of them from being kicked out of the country. "We shall not oppress a stranger for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too," Obama said, quoting scripture. By moving ahead solo before the new Congress is sworn in, Obama ensured...
  • Video: Milwaukee police chief unloads on black community leaders over violence

    11/21/2014 10:31:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The roiling turbulence in Ferguson has boiled over and spread to other cities around the nation. That showed up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week, when community activists grew angry with their police force over an incident that happened last April. Officer Christopher Manney shot an African American man who took the policeman’s baton and attacked him with it. The man was mentally ill and died as a result of the encounter, and while Officer Manney was dismissed from the PD, he was never charged with a crime. Reporters were grilling the current police chief this week as he was in...
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban

    11/20/2014 4:29:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NextGov ^ | November 20, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is lobbying hard to prevent government regulation of the Internet, but one measure the Texas Republican supports is expected to create a sizeable budget hole for his state. Cruz, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, spent ample time last week promoting a permanent extension to an expiring ban on federal, state, and local taxation of Internet access that is currently being considered in Congress. The measure, which passed the House earlier this year, is popular in both parties and considered a lame-duck "must pass," as the ban is set to lift on Dec. 11. But a lesser-known...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Walker waiting for calling as he mulls 2016 run

    11/18/2014 2:42:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/18/2014 | SCOTT BAUER ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016, but he hasn't decided yet whether he feels the call to run. "My personal process is I have to feel like it's a calling, particularly for the time and the effort and the impact it has on family and friends," Walker told AP in a telephone interview from Boca Raton, Florida, where he is attending the Republican Governors Association meeting this week. "It's not something you should yearn for..."Walker, who won re-election to a second term...
  • Walker: I could run in 20 years and be Clinton's age

    11/17/2014 5:24:57 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "Whether it’s two years, six years, 20 years from now, because at 47, I mean I think about Hillary Clinton, I could run 20 years from now for president and still be about the same age as the former secretary of State is right now," Walker said in an interview with the local Fox affiliate published Sunday night.
  • Tiny Homes for the Homeless: An Occupy Madison Project (WI)

    11/17/2014 4:08:23 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 108 replies
    Revolution News! ^ | November 13, 2014 | Occupy Madison
    Madison Wisconsin: In a city with a homeless population that has risen by 7 percent over the last four years to about 3,370, Occupy Madison organizers decided to tell their local leaders to “put up or shut up” and developed a non profit organization Occupy Madison Inc. In June 2013 OM Build was born and Tiny Homes was decided on as a solution. To achieve their goals of a Tiny Village complete with 9 tiny homes, permanent comprehensive day resource center, safer places to sleep at night, as well as access to restrooms, showers, laundry, community gardening space, and other...
  • Sheriff David Clarke on fighting crime: Get rid of ‘data-driven crap’

    11/17/2014 8:28:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Milwaukee’s tough-talking Sheriff David Clarke — who once famously told city residents to arm themselves so they could take out any “clown” who entered their homes — now says that communities shouldn’t rely on “data-driven crap” to fight crime. Rather, policing ought to be all about getting law enforcement agents on the ground, so they can lock up criminals, he said during a lengthy interview with Fox News. Sheriff Clarke said academics and political elites do more harm than good by latching on to criminal justice theories and studies to promote their vision of fighting crime, Politico reported. ~snip~ His...
  • Cardinal Would Refuse Communion to Pro-Gay Marriage Catholic Legislators

    11/16/2014 2:11:34 PM PST · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    One of Pope Francis' most vocal critics, who was demoted last week from his leadership of the Vatican's Supreme Court, has said he would refuse Holy Communion to any Catholic legislator who voted for same-sex marriage. Speaking before a Limerick conference on the Catholic family, Cardinal Raymond Burke declined to comment on the Government's planned referendum over gay and lesbian marriage.However, he said he would refuse Communion to pro-gay marriage Catholic legislators in the same way he did in the case of pro-choice legislators in his native United States. He also reiterated his call to the Pontiff, made during last...
  • Drug cartels invade the northwoods of Wisconsin (2012)(massive pot farms)

    11/16/2014 6:06:52 AM PST · by dennisw · 25 replies
    ox6 ^ | May 17, 2012 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    CLAM LAKE — The war on drugs has a new battleground and it’s deep in the heart of Wisconsin’s great northwoods. Drug traffickers with ties to Mexican cartels are setting up shop in our state and national forests. FOX6 Investigators got an exclusive invitation to see what’s left of one massive pot farm near Clam Lake. In just the past four years, state agents have wiped out more than $70 million worth of marijuana grown on the same public lands where people go to hunt, hike and camp – and that’s just what they’ve found. Drug traffickers are setting up...
  • Jonathan Gruber Made Over $4 Million Pimping Obamacare & Lying to “Stupid” Americans

    11/14/2014 3:33:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-14-14 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber made $4 million pimping Obamacare. ** $400,000 from Health and Human Services ** $1.6 MM from other states, and that’s just four of them. ** Another $2 milion from HHS for other work. It was a nice gig. The dude made millions because of his central role in lying to get health care passed. Video surfaced this week of Jonathan Gruber admitting the Obama administration lied to “stupid” Americans in order to get Obamacare passed. Jonathan Gruber made $400,000 from HHS. He also made an additional $3.6 million for consulting with states. Glenn Kessler at The...
  • Wisconsin chief accused of harassing tea party activist leaves job

    11/14/2014 3:22:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press ^ | November 14, 2014
    The police chief of a small town near La Crosse accused of harassing a local tea party activist is leaving his job. The Town of Campbell and Tim Kelemen have reached an agreement which pays the chief for about 330 hours. Kelemen admitted to using the activist's personal e-mail address to sign him up for online dating services, and even pornographic websites. Kelemen's lawyer says the chief will apply for disability benefits for a mental health condition he says stems from harassment by the local tea party activists.
  • Postal worker who dumped GOP political mailers could face criminal charges

    11/14/2014 3:04:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-14-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The postal carrier who investigators say dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in a Neenah apartment complex recycling bin days before the general election could face criminal charges, a federal agent tells Wisconsin Reporter. “What we have found is that the carrier’s actions, in our opinion at least, has merited some sort of (charging) decision on the part of” prosecutors, said Scott Pierce, spokesman for the Great Lakes Field Office of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service. “We feel like there is enough information here at least to present the case for prosecution.”...
  • In Great Lakes States, Union Retribution Fizzles

    11/14/2014 7:55:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP. One union member wondered if Democrats took control of the Legislature, “Could we shove it right down their throats?” Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, shot back: “If we were to change the composition of both houses, where we were the majority and had the governor, no question we would be able to get rid of it right away. … In November of...
  • Incoming Senate Panel Chairman Wants to Cut Your Pay, Pension

    11/14/2014 5:09:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 107 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | November 14, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    The incoming chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been outspoken about his plans to cut federal employees’ pay and pensions. Besides his previous proposal, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin spoke with the Washington Post this week and discussed what he wants to do when he takes over the committee in January. On his chopping block are federal employees’ pay, health insurance, pensions, and the right to join a union.“I think it’s unrealistic for public-service employees to believe they are immune from modifications to their pay and benefit packages,” said Sen. Johnson, who was elected to...
  • Top-Cop Applies for Disability, Blames Tea Party

    11/14/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 24 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/13/2014 | Anne Jungen
    TOWN OF CAMPBELL — The town of Campbell police chief who tarnished his department’s reputation in a case of cyber-warfare will resign from his position today and seek duty-related mental health disability benefits. The town will pay Tim Kelemen, 37, for 335 accrued hours under an agreement negotiated by the chief’s lawyer and the town’s attorney and approved unanimously Thursday by the Campbell Town Board. “It’s not a good day for the town. It’s not a good day for Tim Kelemen,” town attorney Brent Smith said. “It’s not the way you want to end an employment relationship.” An attorney who...
  • ‘Tiny & Very Processed’: HS Student Leads Boycott of First Lady's Lunches

    11/14/2014 10:12:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | November 13, 2014 10:58 am | (Fox and Friends)
    Students at a Wisconsin high school are boycotting the lunch program, upset over tiny portions and declining quality. Meghan Hellrood, a senior at D.C. Everest High School in Weston, talked to Ainsley Earhardt this morning to explain why she’s leading the protest against the federal program, which was championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. […] “It’s not actually giving us healthy foods. It’s giving us small portions of very processed foods. Kids aren’t happy about that,” said Hellrood, referring to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, which was passed in 2010 as part of an effort to combat childhood obesity....
  • Children of Civil War Veterans Still Walk Among Us, 150 Years After the War

    11/13/2014 5:52:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Lande
    How many people alive today can say that their father was a Civil War soldier who shook hands with Abraham Lincoln in the White House? Fred Upham can. Despite sounding like a tall tale and a mathematical impossibility, it's documented truth. Fred's father, William, was a private in the Union Army's Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, in 1861, and later personally appointed by President Lincoln to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fred's in exclusive company—the dwindling group of children of soldiers who fought, North against South, 150...
  • John Doe lawsuit could be headed to U.S. Supreme Court (WI)

    11/12/2014 6:22:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Rporter ^ | 11-12-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Frustrated by one federal court, conservative activists in the crosshairs of a partisan Wisconsin prosecutor say they’ll take their First Amendment case to the Supreme Court. Andrew Grossman, an attorney for veteran political activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, said he hopes the high court will settle questions tied to political speech and Wisconsin’s politically charged John Doe investigation. The petition of certiorari, as it’s called, is due by Jan. 21. It’s been a long and winding road to the high court. U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa had argued the conservatives showed that...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to drug test welfare recipients

    11/11/2014 1:18:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | By Hunter Schwarz
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he wants recipients of food stamps and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, a move that could face possible legal trouble. The state is already one of five that require public assistance applicants who are convicted of drug felony charges to be tested for drugs, along with Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Should Walker propose a broader measure that involves testing benefits applicants either randomly or without suspicion that they have used drugs, it could be found unconstitutional because of a 2003 Michigan Court of Appeals...
  • Anti-American Progressives Cancel Veterans Day Ceremony at School for First Time in 80 Years

    11/11/2014 1:01:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/11/14 | Matthew Burke
    The poisonous progressive agenda has oozed into a school district in Wisconsin which has caused the cancellation of a traditional Veterans Day ceremony that has been held since the 1930′s. Part of the time-honored tradition, which is the main reason the anti-Second Amendment rights leftists have banned the annual event, is because a 21-gun salute is conducted as part of the ceremony, and the controlist educators are worried that some people may feel an “uneasiness,” even though blanks, not real bullets are used in the rifles. “There are just some conditions that we have to adhere to and the shooting...
  • WI School Cancels Vet’s Day Ceremony. Worried About 21 Gun Salute.

    11/10/2014 8:46:42 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 33 replies
    School officials in one Wisconsin town have taken irrational fears of firearms to a new low. According to WEAU, the Eau Claire School District has cancelled their annual Veteran’s Day Program because they’re worried about “uneasiness” over the traditional 21 gun salute. Keep in mind a Veteran’s Day 21 gun salute uses blanks. And those blanks are fired from show piece guns that are mechanically altered so that they can not fire real bullets. And keep in mind, that 21 gun salute, and those blanks, and those show piece guns are used by military veterans – men and women who...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: "Governors Make Much Better Presidents Than Members Of Congress"

    11/09/2014 1:23:26 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 119 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/09/2014 | RCP
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  • Vos: There will be reforms to John Doe, GAB (WI)

    11/08/2014 10:34:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-7-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Changes are coming to Wisconsin’s “John Doe” law and what many conservatives see as the partisan regulatory agency that spurred secret investigations into dozens of conservative groups, according to Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos. “Yes, we are going to make those changes period,” the Rochester Republican said Wednesday during a celebratory press conference with reporters a day after huge GOP wins in Wisconsin, and nationally. Vos, addressing the press with state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, who co-chairs the Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee, touched on some of the majority party’s priorities in the next session, including programs...
  • Scott Walker Embarrasses Labor Unions…Again

    11/07/2014 2:57:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Politically, are labor unions finished? It appears that might be the case. Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker once again humiliated organized labor with his comfortable re-election last Tuesday. While polls showed a close race, Walker beat his Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, by a 6-point margin 52/46. Labor unions had put Walker in the cross hairs ever since his 2010 gubernatorial victory, failed to oust him in the 2012 recall (Walker received more votes in this election than in the 2010 race), and came up short again in this contest. Walker is now a definite 2016 contender, with a reputation...
  • I was about to hype up a Scott Walker 2016 run. Then I watched his victory speech.

    11/07/2014 7:23:52 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 86 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andrew Prokop
    When it became clear that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had won reelection handily Tuesday night, I was all set to write an article hyping up his prospects to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. It seemed to make total sense — he's been elected three times in a blue state, while fighting hard for conservative priorities in a way that's impressed both the GOP's base and its elites. But then I sat down and watched his victory speech from Tuesday night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wxEfnPakLYM The very beginning is nice, as Walker thanks God for his win and gets some applause. But...
  • Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support For 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

    11/06/2014 3:31:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 236 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicts that there will be enough support for immigration reform in a GOP-led Congress. According to the Associated Press, "Ryan said that as long as Obama doesn't try an executive order in November or December and works with Congress," immigration legislation can be enacted.
  • ‘I’ll hold your hair’: An open letter to the Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice (WI GOV RACE)

    11/06/2014 12:16:19 PM PST · by bigbob · 3 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 11-5-14 | Matt Swaim
    Dear Dan: Go ahead, man. Lean over the toilet and let it out. It must have been hard to include Wisconsin Reporter – even backhanded – among the winners in your post-election “Winners and Losers” column. Don’t fight it, Dan. I’ll hold your hair. In crediting Michael Grebe with Gov. Scott Walker’s Election Day win over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, you note that Grebe – Walker’s campaign chairman and head of (what you call) “the conservative Bradley Foundation” – “has poured money into online outlets that dig up dirt on Democrats and liberals.” One of those groups, you say,...
  • Reformers win: Public unions humiliated

    11/06/2014 12:56:19 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Public employee unions put everything they had in trying to defeat Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. The incumbent cruised to victory. National unions spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat reform governors Walker, Kasich in Ohio, and Scott in Florida, and to re-elect Quinn in Illinois. All for naught.
  • Wisconsin Three-Peat: Why no one can beat Scott Walker.

    11/06/2014 8:54:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/6/2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    “First off, I want to thank God.” Gov. Scott Walker had just come on stage at the State Fair Exposition Center to give his third victory speech in four years, and the supporters mashed up in front of the stage were totally losing it. “I want to thank God for his abundant grace and mercy,” Walker continued. “Win or lose, it is more than sufficient for each and every one of us.” The crowd exploded. It’s nice of Walker to throw in that “win or lose” line, but he didn’t really need it. Walker doesn’t lose. The governor first got...
  • Alabama Amendment 3 Passes with 72 Percent of the Vote

    11/05/2014 2:37:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the constitutional amendments up for a vote in 2014 was Amendment 3 in Alabama.  The amendment was intended to strengthen the already strong protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the Alabama Constitution.   The wording to be replaced seems clear: Text of Section 26:Right to Bear Arms “ That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.[1][2] But courts in some states have claimed that the right to bear arms in defense of self was, in fact quite limited, either to location, such as only in the...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Walker victory humiliates labor

    11/05/2014 11:03:07 AM PST · by mdittmar · 53 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/5/14 | TIMOTHY NOAH
    Scott Walker’s victory is a humiliating loss for organized labor. The Wisconsin governor’s challenger was Democrat Mary Burke, a former executive at Trek Bicycle Corp. It was no photo finish; with 72 percent of precincts reporting, Walker was up 6 points. But Walker’s true adversary in this re-election race — and for the four years that preceded it — was the labor movement. He won every time.
  • Limbaugh: GOP has 'incredible' mandate

    11/05/2014 10:27:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday said the “skunking” of Democrats in the midterm elections has given Republicans an “incredible” mandate to oppose President Obama. "The Republican Party now has one of the most important and unquestionable mandates a political party has ever had," Limbaugh said on his radio show. "The national Republican brand or image didn't say a word — which makes the mandate that they have all the more incredible,” he added. The popular conservative radio host slammed Republicans who say voters want them to govern and look for compromises with Democrats. "This election was about stopping...
  • Scott Walker's win boosts conservatives --- and his presidential prospects

    11/05/2014 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/2014 | BY PHILIP KLEIN
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election victory in a state that twice voted for President Obama instantly catapults him to the top tier of contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, should he choose to run. But beyond the boost to his political career, his win also represents victory for conservative governance. When Walker took over as governor in 2011 after being elected during a wave election year for the GOP, he could have pursued the easy path, as Republicans often do — passing a few safe, small-bore policies without upsetting established order. Instead, facing gaping budget hole, he attacked the...
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Scott Walker (R) WISCONSIN for His Re-election Win!!!!

    11/05/2014 6:13:18 AM PST · by Arcy · 22 replies
    Wisconsin voters, including some liberals, crossed over to vote for Walker after the last few years under his leadership have undeniably resulted in a more prosperous Wisconsin!
  • Burke Concedes 10:30 PM CST - WALKER WINS RE-ELECTION as WI Governor!!!

    11/04/2014 8:31:40 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 53 replies
    WISN TV - LIVE
    Conceding she has lost. Walker remains for a second term! The NUMBER ONE TARGET nationally has screwed the democrat machine. They put the most into getting him defeated.
  • Liberals Threaten to Assassinate Walker After Victory; "You Dead, B**ch"

    11/04/2014 9:34:03 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/5/14 | Aurelius
    Liberals called for and threatened to assassinate Scott Walker after his reelection this night in Wisconsin. The threats ranged from specific death threats to wishing death on the governor. Here are just a few. "You dead:" "I pray:" "I've been wishing death upon Scott Walker:"
  • Walker Wins Wisconsin (ABC News on Twitter)

    11/04/2014 7:28:51 PM PST · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    ABC News projects Scott Walker the winner in Wisconsin
  • FOX calls it for Walker-Gov Wis

    11/04/2014 7:25:16 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 43 replies
    11-04-2014 | Me
    WooHoo
  • Republicans pick up 2 more Senate seats in Montana, Colorado, Fox News projects [GOT MAJORITY!]

    11/04/2014 7:15:38 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-2014 | Unknown to me
    Fox News projects that Republicans are making another two pick-ups in the battle for the Senate. This brings their total so far to five, with just six needed to take control of the Senate. In Montana, Republican Steve Daines is projected to defeat Democrat Amanda Curtis, flipping control of the seat to the Republican Party for the first time since 1913. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner is projected to oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle Republicans have picked up three Senate seats, Fox News projects, bringing them halfway...
  • Wisconsin Election Results by County

    11/04/2014 6:34:30 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2014 | Politico
    Bar graph for each COUNTY in our state for Governor Scott Walker (R) and opponent Mary Burke (D, Trust Fund Baby). It's looking good, already. Milwaukee County to Burke right now, but not by much! http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/governor/wisconsin/#.VFmMH8nw9kg
  • Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm

    11/03/2014 2:32:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | October 31, 2014 01:55pm ET | Becky Oskin, Senior Writer |
    Back when Wisconsin and western Russia once shared an address south of the equator, a violent collision in the asteroid belt blasted Earth with meteorites. The space rock smashup showered Earth with up to 100 times more meteorites than today's rate (a rock the size of a football field hits the planet about every 10,000 years). Yet, only a dozen or so impact craters have been found from the ancient bombardment 470 million years ago, during the Ordovician Period. Most are in North America, Sweden and western Russia. There are only about 185 known impact craters on Earth of any...
  • Wisconsin early voting vs 2012 recall election

    11/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by DCdude · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    With more than 289,000 ballots received as of Monday, Wisconsin has significantly increased its 2010 pre-election turnout, when Republican Scott Walker first claimed the governor's seat. This time, he's aiming for a second term that could set up a run for president in 2016.
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • Mail carrier investigated over allegations of dumping GOP political mailers (WI)

    11/03/2014 6:01:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    MADISON, Wis. — Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may keep postal carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But partisan politics, now that may be another matter altogether. An investigation has been launched into a Neenah postal carrier who allegedly dumped into a recycling bin hundreds of political advertisement mailers from the campaign of Mike Rorhkaste, Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 55th Assembly District, Rorhkaste tells Wisconsin Reporter. Neenah Postmaster Brian Smoot, who was alerted to the incident on Thursday, confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, and referred Wisconsin Reporter to...
  • 7 Most Expensive States to Live in the U.S.

    11/02/2014 4:49:28 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Business Cheatsheet ^ | October 28, 2014 | Erika Rawes
    As most of us already know, an equal salary can stretch much further in one place than in another. If you earn at least $75,000 per year, you earn a comfortable salary. At this income level, you are said to have reached the point where you really don’t need any more money to thrive. In each state, however, this $75,000 has to be adjusted to account for costs of living differences. A few states, however, like Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, and Wisconsin are right around the benchmark. That is, even when adjusting for cost of living, these states will...