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  • Ice on Superior - The Winter that won't end!

    04/25/2014 2:08:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wawa-news ^ | 4/22/14 | Brenda Grundt
    Spring seems to be taking forever to arrive, but we are not really seeing the worst of the late spring. The Great Lakes, and Lake Superior is holding on to their ice. As a result the freighters that normally travel the Great Lakes are having their fair share of problems. This has been a very long winter season, beginning with the Great Lakes freezing on December 6th, not allowing Northwest Indiana steel mills to stockpile materials. Glen Nekvasil, vice president for Lake Carriers' Association explained that lake freighters are struggling to make the voyage across Lake Superior despite the thick...
  • Rand Paul Still 'Offensive' to Hispanics After Supporting Work Visas for Illegals

    04/24/2014 9:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In what could be a sign that Republicans cannot simply win over Hispanics by being Democrat-lite on immigration issues, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) received no love from Hispanic leaders a day after he made a left turn on immigration policy and called for work visas for illegal immigrants. Some even found him to be "offensive." Paul made his comments in support of amnesty on Tuesday, at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, to David Axelrod, the former top adviser to President Barack Obama who is now the Institute's director. On Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, before Paul spoke...
  • Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10 (Wisconsin)

    04/18/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT · by UB355 · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/18/2014 | Jason Stein
    Madison — Dealing unions their latest loss in court, a federal appeals court Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's tight limits on collective bargaining for most public employees. The ruling by the three-judge panel upheld a September decision by U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison that the law known as Act 10 does not infringe on the rights of government workers. "Act 10 does not violate the First or Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. We therefore affirm the district court's judgment in favor of the state," the ruling reads. .
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful. American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.” The liberal “research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words” by employing liberal spin, made its first sortie an all-out assault on Walker’s jobs record, criticizing the governor’s failure to date to hit his ambitious pledge that the...
  • Duey Stroebel announces run for Tom Petri congressional seat

    04/12/2014 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Monitor · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2014 | Georgia Pabst
    State Rep. Duey Stroebel (R-Town of Cedarburg) announced Saturday he will run for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Neenah), who announced Friday he is stepping down. Stroebel becomes the second declared candidate for the seat of Petri, who has been in Congress since 1979.
  • Poll: Scott Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points

    04/12/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Guy Benson
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black, and his opponent has been torched for telling some high-profile fibs. A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s...
  • Wisconsin Civil-Rights March:Prosecutors targeting conservatives lose in federal court

    04/12/2014 7:30:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-11-14 | WSJ
    Score another one for free political speech. On Tuesday, Federal District Judge Rudolph Randa soundly rejected a motion to dismiss a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Wisconsin prosecutors who are investigating the political activities of conservative groups (but not liberals). In a 19-page ruling, Judge Randa wrote that Wisconsin Club for Growth Director Eric O'Keefe's claim that the unlawful investigation violates his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights may proceed. Mr. O'Keefe has standing to bring the lawsuit because "chilled speech is, unquestionably, an injury supporting standing" and that claim doesn't depend on whether he is charged with a crime; "the threat...
  • Rep. Petri (R-WI) Voted Twice in Favor of “Obama’s War on Coal”

    04/09/2014 9:16:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    media trackers ^ | April 07, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The Wisconsin congressional district represented by Rep. Tom Petri (R) stands to lose nearly 2,000 jobs because of the Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” but Petri has twice voted to let some of those more controversial – and burdensome – regulations stand. A nationwide analysis by the Heritage Foundation concludes that Wisconsin will lose an estimated 11,702 jobs thanks to Obama environmental regulations. The sixth district alone will lose more jobs than any other congressional district in the country the study concludes. ... Petri was the only Republican from Wisconsin to vote against suspending the rule. Voting with Petri was...
  • Petri will not seek re-election in Congress

    04/11/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Radio Network ^ | April 11, 2014
    U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) not seeking re-election. The congressman, who has held Wisconsin’s 6th congressional district seat since 1979, will make an official statement on Monday at his town hall meeting in Neenah.
  • U.S. moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    04/11/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, viewed as a moderate member of the party, will formally announce his retirement plans at a town hall meeting on Monday in Neenah, Wisconsin, his office said in a statement on Friday. It gave no details about the reason for the decision.Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator who is considered one of the state's most conservative Republicans, said last week...
  • U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over John Doe probe (Lerner-like Dem abuse of power)

    04/09/2014 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/8/14 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — A federal judge kept alive a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to throw out a long-running secret investigation of fundraising and spending by conservative groups during Wisconsin's recent recall elections. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and others have been looking into whether the Wisconsin Club for Growth or others illegally coordinated with any candidates during the recalls. In the most prominent race, Gov. Scott Walker in June 2012 became the first governor in the country's history to survive a recall election. The Club for Growth and one of its directors, Eric O'Keefe, in February sued prosecutors, investigators and the...
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check

    04/06/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start...
  • Wisconsin: Forgotten in store for decades, this cheddar is REALLY aged

    08/31/2012 5:40:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-31-12 | Dinesh Ramde
    A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce. Edward Zahn, 73, was in Z's Cheese Shoppe's walk-in cooler last month, preparing to shut down his Oconto store. He pushed aside stacks of cheese to reveal several wooden boxes that had been overlooked for years. Inside were blocks of unintentionally aged cheddar -- 28, 34 and 40 years old -- that, some experts say, might comprise the oldest collection of cheese ever assembled and sold to the public.
  • Obama's Stand-up Routine is Laughable Indeed

    04/04/2014 4:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    resident Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy. On Wednesday, he told a crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan that he visited a local deli, Zingerman's. He proceeded to tell a long story about ordering the small Reuben sandwich, which he said was "killer." That description got a good laugh. Then he explained how he thought the sandwich was too big, so he...
  • Obama Talks Minimum Wage Over $13.99 Reuben Sandwich

    Our post-partisan President reached a new low yesterday. Speaking at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan he declared Paul Ryan’s budget a “stinkburger” or “meanwich.” Obama is apparently promoting an increase in the minimum wage. He went to Zingerman’s because they allegedly offer a “fair” wage. The left doesn’t seem to understand that a “fair” wage is whatever an employee agrees to work for. In other words, it isn’t determined by government bureaucrats or academics. That’s beside the point of course, we know Obama believes everything in our lives must be decided in Washington. The problem of course is that Zingerman’s...
  • Prosecutors won't charge janitor, say he killed teens in self defense

    04/02/2014 4:25:38 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2014 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Jeremy Rossetto will not be charged in connection with the March 12 shooting death of two teens who were hitting him with a souvenir baseball bat. The district attorney's office reviewed the police investigation, interviewed witnesses and viewed witness cellphone video before concluding that Rossetto shot the teens in self defense.
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • SARAH PALIN: PAUL RYAN BUDGET 'A JOKE'

    04/01/2014 6:39:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Breibart Big Government ^ | April 1 | Tony. Lee
    Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices. The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. Palin said that the budget that was presented, though,"really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem." "It STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful...
  • The People vs. Paul Ryan: Moderate Your Expectations, Ryan's Budget Proposal is Doomed.

    04/02/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Paul Ryan has laid down another marker. Pity he doesn’t have the power to lay down the law. Representative Ryan has a budget, and the Democrats do not have one, nor do they plan to produce one. The proverb holds that you can’t beat something with nothing, but that is precisely what congressional Democrats are going to do with this Republican budget, just as they have with earlier iterations of the same concept. Representative Ryan finds himself in much the same position as Senator Rand Paul: ready to lead, a bit short on followers. My recent pessimistic assessment of Senator...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    04/02/2014 9:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presented his 2015 budget proposal. The Senate Democrats did not provide any such proposal; President Barack Obama's proposal posited an unending federal deficit and massive tax increases. Ryan's proposal, by contrast, lowered the rate of increase of spending moderately (by $5.1 trillion over the next decade), struck Obamacare from the rolls, and suggested revamps to Social Security and Medicare. This was possibly the dumbest thing Ryan could have done. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., immediately jumped on the budget proposal, suggesting that Ryan's budget came from "Kochtopia," and that it...
  • Paul Ryan's Budget Exposes Democrats' Bankruptcy Of Ideas

    04/02/2014 7:15:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/02/2014 | Editorial
    Whatever objections anyone might have to various details in Rep. Paul Ryan's bold new plan to cut $5 trillion of government waste, one fact trumps all else: Unlike Democrats, he offers solutions, not denial. The one thing that stands out in the long-term budget plan unveiled Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan, R-Wis., is his acceptance of a fact Democrats want to hide: You can't squeeze enough extra money out of the rich to pay for our endlessly expanding entitlement programs of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Tax revenue over many decades has been relatively unchanging . And it...
  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance (another Budget Resolution)

    04/01/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 16 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 4/1/2014 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class. Ryan's plan would also cut Pell Grants for low-income students and pensions for federal workers, while steering away from cuts to benefits for senior citizens, at least in the short term. The proposal would reprise a voucher-like Medicare program for future retirees that would be the basis for...
  • Paul Ryan Unveils 2015 budget plan: Includes major spending cuts

    04/01/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/01/2014 | ALICIA BUDICH
    "Tighten the belts" is one tired takeaway from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal, released today. The budget proposes to cut $5.1 trillion from projected spending over the next 10 years, getting a lot of its savings from repealing the president's health care law and changing Medicaid. The document, titled again, "Path to Prosperity," is largely for show, as the bipartisan budget agreement authored by Ryan, R-Wisc., and his Senate counterpart, Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., already set discretionary spending levels for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget agreement passed in both the Senate and the House...
  • Harry Reid: Paul Ryan budget creates 'Koch-topia'

    04/01/2014 10:39:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/01/2014 | By BURGESS EVERETT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid preemptively slammed the budget proposal Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will release Tuesday, calling it a document written to pander to the Koch brothers and other billionaires. “It’s a blueprint for a modern… how would we say this? Koch-topia. Yes, that’s it,” Reid said. “Call it whatever you want. We might as well call it the Koch budget because that’s what they’re doing, protecting the Koch brothers.” Reid’s remarks mark the latest volley in Democrats’ mid-term election year strategy of attacking the Kochs repeatedly, hoping to fire up their liberal base and associate Republicans with the...
  • North Korean Leader Has Perfect NCAA Bracket

    03/29/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 58 replies
    Middle Finger News Service ^ | 3/29/2014 | Diogenes
    (MFNS) - North Korea announced today that its leader Kim Jung-Un has a perfect NCAA tournament bracket on the road to the final four of the prestigious collegiate basketball competition. “Our dear leader has once again vanquished the capitalist slime with his superior brainpower. While the imperialist scum sided with the largest, most powerful programs, Kim Jung-Un foresaw the power of underdog squadrons."A contest sponsored by Warren Buffet promised to give $1 billion to anyone with a perfect bracket at the end of the tournament. Every contestant has already been eliminated.Although Kim did not officially enter the contest, officials...
  • ‘Racist’ Michelle Obama quote fools panel; Bill Maher pretends Paul Ryan said it

    03/29/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    “Real Time” host Bill Maher caused some real confusion with his knee-jerk liberal guests Friday night when he offered them a “racist” quote from Paul Ryan that turned out to really be from Michelle Obama. And he did it to make a point. Maher was piling on the latest liberal meme of Paul Ryan as pińata for comments he made in mid-March about inner-city “men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.” Two of Maher’s guests, Center for American President Neera Tanden and comedian W. Kamau...
  • Study: ‘War on Coal’ will hit Wisconsin manufacturing hardest

    03/29/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-27-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Of all the national casualties expected from the Obama administration’s “War on Coal,” manufacturers in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District could be hit the hardest. That’s the finding of a new analysis, published by the conservative Heritage Foundation, that tracks the long-term economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions — strict standards that, industry officials assert, would all but kill construction of new coal-fired power plants and force existing facilities into early retirement. Energy expert Nicolas Loris analyzed the effects of a 20-year phase-out of coal. His study projects significant job loss...
  • Limbaugh Says ‘Democrats Are Living in Mortal Fear’ of the Day This ‘Huge’ Story Is Widely Reported

    03/22/2014 10:59:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday took a shot at the mainstream media and even some conservative outlets for underreporting on the success of Gov. Scott Walker (R) in Wisconsin. Limbaugh cited an Associated Press report run Wednesday on page A14 of the New York Times about the Wisconsin Assembly passing Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. As previously reported by TheBlaze, Walker intends to use part of Wisconsin’s projected $977 million surplus to pay for property and income tax cuts.
  • Wisconsin governor signs bill ending early weekend voting

    03/28/2014 4:47:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-27-14 | Brendan O'Brian
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state. Wisconsin law allows voters to cast absentee ballots by mail or hand them in to their polling places before election day. Supporters have said the new law creates uniform and fair rules, while critics have said it disenfranchises voters. Walker, a Republican who is seeking re-election, vetoed a part of the bill the majority Republican legislature approved that capped voting at 45 hours per week. Voting will be...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Fellow Students – Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hat

    03/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kyle Brooks
    Two weeks ago, a video that I filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral. In it, intolerant SEIU member Eyon Biddle claimed that “politics is fueled by white rage” and that Republican success in 2010 was helped by racism. Appalled by what I was hearing, I took out my phone and began to record. Based off of how quickly the video spread, becoming national news in less than three days, as well as from the reaction I have gotten from people nationwide, it is clear to me that people...
  • Gov. Scott Walker refuses to take down religious tweet

    03/24/2014 11:20:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 Mar 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes he can do all things through Christ, but an atheist group charges that he cannot do all things through Christ on his official social media platforms. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has demanded Walker remove posts from his official Facebook and Twitter feeds that read, “Philippians 4:13.” “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” the verse reads. “This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” FFRF co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Baker wrote in a letter to the governor. “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ,...
  • Intolerant atheists go after Gov. Walker’s religious tweet

    03/21/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    allemwest.com ^ | March 20. 2014 | Allen West
    Well, here we go again, the oh so very tolerant secular humanist liberal progressives are showing their ignorance of America’s Judeo-Christian faith heritage. As reported in The Christian Post, “A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has demanded that Governor Scott Walker remove a posting on his Twitter feed that is religious in nature. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) stated Tuesday that they took exception to Walker’s official account, including a tweet posted Sunday that simply read, “Philippians 4:13.” As rendered by the New King James Version, Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
  • Atheist Group Threatens to Sue Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker

    03/20/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    libertynews.com ^ | march 20, 2014 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    Atheists are so outraged that Governor Scott Walker, has the phrase, Philippians 4:13, underscoring his name on Facebook and Twitter that they’re threatening to sue him to make him take it down
  • Governor Scott Walker's Substantial Tax Cut in Wisconsin

    03/19/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | 3/19/2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times. What is this, a tiny little paragraph? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 lines. National Briefing, Midwest. It's page A14 of the New York Times today. Here's the headline: "Wisconsin: Assembly Passes Governor’s Tax-Cut Plan -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35." It wasn't even close
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    03/17/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2014
    MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more....
  • Wisconsin ‘Anti-Speech’ Bubble Zone Suspended

    03/13/2014 6:57:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | 3-13-14 | Bethany Monk
    A Wisconsin city on Friday temporarily suspended its “bubble-zones,” which prohibit leafleting and other free speech activities. The new Madison ordinance creates hundreds of these 320-ft. wide spaces. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) calls this “unconstitutional.” ADF filed suit last month on behalf of pro-life groups and individuals challenging the ordinance. Former NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Director Lisa Subeck introduced the law—and chiefly sponsored it. The pro-abortion group aggressively promoted it. “No one should want the government to gag speech just because it doesn’t reflect the government’s views or the views of abortionists,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. “For that...
  • Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill

    03/13/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2014 | Alex Newman
    Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill 13 March 2014 Even though the national Republican Party has officially rejected the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, a handful of GOP figures in Wisconsin are being accused of sabotaging legislation that would have created a panel to review the controversial standards — and potentially kill them. As the national and statewide uprising against the dubious new federally backed education regime grows, however, lawmakers and activists in Wisconsin told The New American that the fight is far from finished. Due to alleged obstruction by some powerful Republican lawmakers —...
  • Bill that would undo Common Core academic standards all but dead (WI)

    03/06/2014 5:07:54 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    A bill that would give the Legislature power to write and approve Wisconsin's academic standards is unlikely to pass in its current form, the leader of the state Senate said Thursday as hundreds of teachers, school administrators and business leaders -- including Madison superintendent Jennifer Cheatham -- converged on the Capitol to oppose it. And the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, which held a hearing on the measure, told The Associated Press that at least five Republican senators told him they opposed the measure that would likely lead to the undoing of the Common Core standards adopted in 2010....
  • Milwaukee man gets 9 months in jail for voting twice in 2012 election

    03/04/2014 3:48:31 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-14 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Milwaukee man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail, with work-release privileges, for voting twice in the 2012 presidential election. Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence Leonard K. Brown, 56, to more than a year in prison, a harsher punishment than handed down in the few other cases of double voting. "I'm shocked, to be honest, that the state thinks this is a prison case," defense attorney Christopher Hartley told Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Timothy Witkowiak. "It's outrageous." Hartley said Brown is caught in the political debate over making voters show photo ID to vote, with one...
  • Wisconsin School District Hit With $2 Million in Obamacare Fines

    03/04/2014 3:21:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/14
    **SNIP** Obamacare stipulates that employees are eligible for healthcare benefits if they work 30 hours a week. As a result, the district would not be able to pro-rate the coverage cost, leaving part-time employees who want health insurance to enroll through the exchanges. The district reports that the cost of insuring part-time employees is uncertain right now, but by not offering insurance, the district could have to pay nearly $2 million in fines.
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Planned Parenthood targets Wisconsin governor's race in 2014 game plan

    02/28/2014 7:28:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | February 27, 2014 | Jessie Opien
    As Planned Parenthood's political arm prepares its largest-ever campaign offensive, its sights are set on Wisconsin's gubernatorial race. Planned Parenthood's political entities expect to spend more than $18 million nationwide, putting women's health care and abortion rights front-and-center for the 2014 midterm elections, Politico reported Thursday. "That investment would make the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes — the national federation’s political entities — two of the heaviest outside spenders on the Democratic side, and certainly among the top independent expenditure campaigns focused on reaching women," Alexander Burns reported. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin announced in November that...
  • Gun-control advocates call for universal background checks in state

    02/28/2014 5:44:50 AM PST · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 28 feb 2014 | Jason Stein
    Madison — Gun-control activists and Democrats — including state attorney general candidate Jon Richards — called Thursday for passing universal background checks on gun sales in the state. In the waning days of the legislative session, the proposal faces an essentially impossible path in the GOP-controlled Legislature, where influential lawmakers see it as a burden on gun owners that doesn't bring enough benefits. Wisconsin requires people who purchase guns from federal-licensed dealers to undergo background checks that can turn up whether a person is prohibited by law from owning a gun because of factors such as his or her criminal...
  • Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

    02/26/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 26, 2014 | carrie antlfinger
    While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless. There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size. "You're out of the elements, you've got your own bed, you've got your own place to call your own," said Harold "Hap" Morgan, who is...