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  • Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad (Lincoln Project)

    06/01/2020 8:26:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled "Flag of Treason" and highlights people carrying and waving Confederate flags at Trump rallies and other political events. The group says they’re spending a half-million dollars to run the ad on broadcast and cable television this week in the key general election battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,...
  • Madison Refuses To Arrest Rioters, But Sends Watchers To Enforce Church Services Ban

    05/31/2020 9:37:21 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies ^ | MAY 31, 2020
    There have been violent riots in Wisconsin's capital of Madison, where a group of about 150 demonstrators threw rocks at police officers on Saturday night, according to WITI-TV. At least 75 stores were damaged or looted overnight. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel politics and statehouse reporter Patrick Marley tweeted, "Police chief says they aren't arresting people tonight." Interim Madison Police Chief Vic Wahl said his officers stood back during the protests. While Madison didn't do much to prevent the barrage of looting in the city, officials want citizens to know that church services of more than 50 people will absolutely not be...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson says there was 'total corruption' in transition between Obama and Trump administrations

    05/31/2020 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/31/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on Sunday that he saw “total corruption” in the transition between the presidency of Barack Obama and that of Donald Trump. Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Johnson called the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 “corrupt” and slammed the media for reporting on leaked information. “What we saw was a total corruption that before, during and after this transition. It's incredibly serious,” Johnson said. “What we know is corrupt investigations, the misuse of defensive briefings, all the media leaks, and, of course, the Obama administration holdovers....
  • Wisconsin Mayors Wife Busted Blocking Traffic, Gets Pepper Sprayed by Driver

    05/31/2020 9:21:17 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 70 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 5/31/2020 | Olivia Herken
    Christy Kabat was part of the march Saturday evening when she got into an altercation with a driver who was stopped in the street by the protest, according to Mayor Kabat. The driver "came very close" to hitting her and nearby protestors, said the mayor, who wasn't at the protests himself. When Christy reminded the driver that they were protesting "peacefully," he then sprayed her with pepper spray or mace. "She's pretty shook up," Mayor Kabat said. "She feels responsible because she's like, 'Well I should have just let the jerk drive away.'"
  • UPDATE: Madison protests turn violent, 75 State Street businesses damaged, looted (WI)

    05/31/2020 8:09:42 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | May 31, 2020 | Stephanie Fryer
    MADISON, Wis. — Madison became the latest city to see violence spread through its downtown, as people met Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis last week. Around 75 buildings on State Street were damaged or looted Saturday night, as well as other businesses on both sides of the city, according to the Madison Police Department. The violence started as an earlier downtown protest ended. Thousands gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol around noon to advocate for justice for Floyd. These protesters remained peaceful and marched to the Dane...
  • Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

    05/30/2020 6:16:22 PM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies ^ | 05/30/2020 | Jason Lange, Trevor Hunnicutt
    Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer. At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the...
  • Hypocrite Dallet’s Boat Ride to Freedom

    05/30/2020 9:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | May 30, 2020 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — The next time liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet stands up for lockdowns, perhaps she should avoid cruising in a packed boat on Big Cedar Lake.  As reported by NewsTalk 1130 WISN’s Dan O’Donnell, Dallet is pictured in sunglasses enjoying a sunny Memorial Day Weekend boat ride — an excursion that still would have been illegal under the Evers administration’s statewide Safer at Home order that Dallet has defended. That lockdown was not set to expire until a day after Memorial Day, and very well may have been extended by Gov. Tony Evers’ power-grabbing health department chief had the...
  • Gov's Toilet Scam Contractor Got $9 Million Coronavirus Contract

    05/28/2020 5:45:46 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Patch ^ | May 27,2020 | Mark Konkol
    CHICAGO — A detail tucked in a Fox 32 investigative report about Illinois contractors trekking across the border to build a new mansion at Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Wisconsin horse farm raised the eyebrow of somebody who knows how deals get done in America's most corrupt state. The contractor doing construction on J.B. Pritzker's Wisconsin horse farm won a $9 million coronavirus contract that was part of the state's pandemic response. The "dwelling contractor" listed on Wisconsin building permits, Bulley & Andrews, is the same company caught up in the alleged "scheme to defraud" Cook County taxpayers by removing toilets from...
  • Teacher, 36, is arrested for 'having sex with 16-year-old foster son', who used to be her student, after...

    05/24/2020 7:41:01 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2020 | Lauren Fruen
    A Wisconsin teacher is accused of having sex with her 16-year-old foster son after her husband is said to have secretly recorded their alleged trysts. Stephanie Pudlowski, 38, was arrested on May 15 after police say audio and video taken in the home they shared in Oneida County showed she had a sexual relationship with the boy. She has since been charged with sexual assault of a child placed in substitute care, sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older and causing mental harm to a child, NewsWatch12 reports. Pudlowski is said to have met the boy while teaching...
  • Could Camp Randall Be Empty This Fall?

    05/23/2020 7:57:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — There’s nothing quite like a Badgers home football game at Camp Randall Stadium in the crisp fall air. But Dane County’s stringent, slow, phased-in reopening plan doesn’t allow for the kinds of mass gatherings that University of Wisconsin-Madison home games attract. It could cancel the iconic events — or at least drastically cramp the Camp’s style. The so-called Forward Dane plan, really more of an order, laid out by Public Health Madison & Dane County, includes strict metrics for businesses to reopen and for Madison life to return to anything approaching normal. Even if the the COVID-19 reduction...
  • ‘How Can I Be Sick?’ Wisconsin Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine For 19 Years To Treat Lupus Still Got COVID-19

    05/20/2020 8:09:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 05/20/2020
    OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (CBS Local) — A Wisconsin woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years to treat lupus says the anti-malarial drug will not protect someone from COVID-19. Kim, who doesn’t want to show her face or give her full name, says after the pandemic began, she only left her Oconomowoc home to go the grocery store. But by mid-April, she started feeling coronavirus symptoms. “Weak all over. Coughing, fever. The fever was very high,” she told WISN. “It just went downhill from there. I couldn’t breathe no more.” Kim said she tested positive for COVID-19. “When they gave the...
  • Tensions flare over GOP's Obama probes

    05/20/2020 10:44:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Tensions are flaring in the Senate as Republicans prepare to ramp up their investigations into Obama-era officials. Amid public and private pressure from President Trump, GOP senators are increasingly embracing calls to use their congressional power to investigate some of Trump’s biggest grievances stemming from the Obama administration, including the origins of the Russia investigation, the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Hunter Biden. Democrats argue Republicans are using their committee gavels to probe Trump’s political enemies, an effort they say is designed to hunt for political fodder against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive...
  • Senate panel approves subpoena in Biden-related probe as GOP ramps up investigations

    05/20/2020 9:37:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 May 2020 | By Jeremy Herb
    A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to issue a subpoena as part of the Republican-led investigation into the Ukrainian energy firm that hired former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. The subpoena is one of several steps Senate Republicans are taking to ramp up probes related to the Obama administration and Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee who will likely challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-6 to authorize the subpoena Chairman Ron Johnson requested for Blue Star Strategies, a US public affairs firm that worked...
  • Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns

    05/17/2020 11:29:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/17/20 | Caitlin Oprysko
    The raging public debate over statewide coronavirus lockdowns is running parallel to a series of legal battles in state capitals - and the lockdown skeptics got a big boost this week. The decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to toss Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide shelter-in-place order set off a scramble in cities across the state to impose their own local restrictions. Elsewhere, bars and restaurants shut down by the order declared themselves open for business. And legal challenges are continuing to pile-up across the country - even as governors who extend their state’s shelter-in-place orders begin peeling back some...
  • Wisconsin Business Bans Wearing Masks After Stay-At-Home Order Overturned (potential for robbery)

    05/16/2020 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 5/16/20 | Eddy Rodriguez
    Annie's Campground, near Gresham, Wisconsin, posted the new rule on the establishment's Facebook page: "Masks are NOT allowed in the buildings for safety sake. They are viewed as a robbery in progress and will be handled that way." The post goes on to list planned events and food items available to patrons for the May 15-17 weekend, before thanking patrons in its conclusion. "Thank you for your continued support as we all get through this thing called life! We have many new people on staff, please have patience as we are training and learning the next few weeks," the post...
  • Milwaukee Health Commissioner has Elective Knee Surgery During Pandemic

    05/15/2020 8:25:29 AM PDT · by UB355 · 23 replies
    Wisn Newstalk 1130 ^ | May 15th 2020 | Dan O'Donnel
    City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeannette Kowalik has taken a leave of absence to have elective knee surgery, multiple sources confirmed to "The Dan O'Donnell Show" while raising concerns about her commitment to fighting the city's Coronavirus outbreak as well as her apparent hypocrisy regarding frequent admonitions to help "flatten the curve." News/Talk 1130 WISN's Mark Belling reported on Thursday afternoon that Kowalik was taking a leave of absence in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Milwaukee far harder than any other city in Wisconsin. According to an automated email response from Kowalik, she is on leave...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Governor’s State Lockdown Extension

    05/15/2020 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Matt Kttlle, Wis. — Declaring that the state’s top health official wrongly bypassed legislative oversight, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Evers’ administration’s extended lockdown of the state.The 4-3 decision by the conservative-led court declares Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s Emergency Order 28 “unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.”“Because Palm did not follow the law in creating Order 28, there can be no criminal penalties for violations of her order,” the ruling notes. “The procedural requirements of Wis. Stat. ch. 227 must be followed because they safeguard all people.”Palm’s extended order, issued before Evers’ first stay-at-home edict...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/14/2020

    05/14/2020 8:58:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Developments unfolding today in the Justice Department probe of insider trading involving members of the US Senate. US Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican from Georgia, has turned over documents.... Now under FBI investigation Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is stepping down temporarily.... The FBI has also talked to Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, about her husband's stock sales in recent months..... A US warship transiting the Taiwan Strait Wednesday. The guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell making the journey through the waterway between Taiwan and China.... Annexation of Judea and Samaria, commonly called the "West Bank", was not the top issue...
  • Breaking Down the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Quarantine Ruling

    05/14/2020 5:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 5/14/20 | Jake Curtis
    While several federal courts have recently issued decisions addressing the constitutionality of various stay-at-home orders, few state courts have done so. That changed late yesterday, when the Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued its much-anticipated decision in the state legislature’s challenge to Democratic governor Tony Evers’s “safer-at-home” emergency order, issued by his designee for secretary of the Department of Health Services (“DHS”), Andrea Palm. Every Wisconsinite has suddenly become interested in administrative law and the workings of the high court. It is a beautiful thing. The decision found the order immediately unenforceable. The governor responded by arguing that the Republican legislature...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Says State is 'Wild West' After Stay-at-Home Order Ruling

    05/14/2020 9:42:48 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 93 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 14, 2020 | James Walker
    Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said the state was the "Wild West" on Wednesday night after the Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked an extension of his stay-at-home order. The Democratic state leader told MSNBC that judges had created "chaos" in Wisconsin by voting 4-3 against the extension of state lockdown measures until May 26. Wisconsin Supreme Court judges ruled on Wednesday that his stay-at-home extension was "unlawful, invalid and unenforceable." The governor warned that there was "nothing compelling anyone to do anything" in Wisconsin as the novel coronavirus continued to spread across the U.S.