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  • Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/01/2015 1:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall style event in Nashville to discuss Obamacare, President Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding they should be deported. Obama made his remarks after he was asked if he would expand Obamacare benefits to illegal immigrants. “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
  • Scott Walker says he supports call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

    07/01/2015 12:03:03 PM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 93 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    After sidestepping questions about the issue over the weekend, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday said he supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol. "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW," Walker tweeted from his political account shortly after Haley called for the flag to be taken down. The push to remove the flag comes in the wake of the racially-motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a historic Charleston church last week. Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, has...
  • GOP leaders to leave arena, prevailing wage out of budget

    07/01/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-1-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison— Republican legislative leaders kick-started the stalled Wisconsin budget Wednesday by leaving two controversial pieces out of the bill and brokering a deal on a third piece to hold down state borrowing for highways. Though GOP lawmakers are again moving ahead on the budget and scheduling a key committee vote for Thursday, the way ahead remains murky. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said he didn't have the support yet to pass the budget bill yet in his house and he and Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) could not give a firm timeline for passing out of the budget a financing...
  • Former Walker aide to file civil rights lawsuit against John Doe prosecutor (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:56:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Cindy Archer was once made to beg sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents not to shoot her dogs during an early-morning raid on her Madison home. Now the former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who has never been charged with a crime in the Democrat-launched John Doe investigation is fighting back in court. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Tuesday evening, Archer writes that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his agents ransacked her house and ruined her career. “After much soul-searching, I am filing a civil-rights lawsuit on Wednesday against Milwaukee County District Attorney...
  • Kelly Rindfleisch: ‘I fear I will never get justice’ (WI)

    07/01/2015 8:46:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-30-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Kelly Rindfleisch’s roller-coaster ride to justice got rougher Tuesday. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman withdrew the motion he filed late last week asking the court to reconsider its denial of Rindfleisch’s Fourth Amendment appeal. In a brief letter filed in the court Tuesday, Gableman said Rindlfleisch will nevertheless “have the benefit of review by the entire Court” because she has also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case. Sources close to the case tell Wisconsin Watchdog that Gableman was concerned he would not have the votes to win reconsideration because Justice David Prosser would...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: A Victim Fights Back [John Doe persecution]

    07/01/2015 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | David French
    In April, three victims of Wisconsin’s long-running “John Doe” investigations broke their silence. Former Scott Walker adviser Cindy Archer spoke to National Review on the record while two other women asked for their identities to be concealed. All three, however, told remarkably similar stories — of police raids at dawn, pounding on the door, threats of battering rams, and ransacked homes. They weren’t suspected of drug crimes, violent crimes, or other crimes recognizable to the American public. Rather, they were either close associates of Scott Walker or involved in the broader conservative movement in Wisconsin — and were caught up...
  • ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

    06/30/2015 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 30, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty.The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, wrote a letter to the Museum.  He shared it with me.  I have his permission to share it with you.  He also wrote: [F]eel free to tell you readers that I encourage them to write to the Milwaukee Art Museum (mam@mam.org) to communicate their displeasure, with civility and respect (and with appropriate vigor and articulation), at this “artistic” display of such...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. He’s a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Who’s in Charge? Gov. Walker Talks About Wisconsin Witch Hunt; Witch Hunters Not Pleased

    04/28/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    While visiting Iowa this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker commented on the wildly out-of-control “John Doe” prosecution waged by partisan Democrats in his state. One of the many objectionable features of this crusade was that the targets were legally gagged from talking about it. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm responded to Walker’s comments by threatening him. Whatever Chisholm’s virtues as a D.A. might be, a keen sense of irony is evidently not among them.The Wisconsin Witch Hunt has been an abiding interest of mine for years–rarely have so many been terrorized by so few for so little gain, until...
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • As homicides rise, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn awaits his professional fate

    06/29/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | june 26, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Amid alarming homicide statistics and dwindling officer morale, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn could soon be getting a contract extension. While there were rumors circulating Thursday that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission had all but decided a two-year contract extension for Flynn, a commission official said that’s not the case. Contract matters must be discussed and voted on in public. The commission could do just that at its next regularly scheduled meeting July 2. An agenda is slated for release early next week. Flynn’s contract is up in January. [CHIEF CONCERNS: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn...
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walker’s New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as “extreme” and “far outside the mainstream.” He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes “make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsin’s voter...
  • Democrats call for Legislature to remove Wisconsin's nullified marriage def. in state constitution

    06/29/2015 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    TribTown, Indiana ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANA FERGUSON
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Lawmakers held a news conference to introduce the resolution after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday legalizing gay marriage nationwide. State Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, and Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, applauded the court's decision and said Wisconsin's constitution should be amended to reflect it. "Finally victory is ours, but with this bill we want to ensure that our beloved state of Wisconsin is on the right side of history by removing this discriminatory...
  • Sheriff Clarke just used this R word to forecast the fallout from Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 85 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6-29-15 | Norvell Rose
    Last week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage to be a constitutionally protected right in all 50 states is setting up battle lines across the country, with many church leaders and some state officials indicating they will stand firm in protecting the religious liberty of those who find the high court’s decision morally offensive. There’s even a high-profile law enforcement figure who has taken to social media with a warning about the “cultural rot” associated with the court’s declaration that gay marriage is legal across the country, despite what individual states and their residents might say. Milwaukee County Sheriff...
  • Justice Gableman: Warrants in Rindfleisch case amount to ‘fishing expedition’ (WI Supreme court)

    06/29/2015 7:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman sees “grave implications for each and every citizen of Wisconsin” if the court does not take up the Fourth Amendment appeal of a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker. According to a memo reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog, Gableman is urging his fellow justices to reconsider their denial of Kelly Rindfleisch’s petition for review. The justices could vote on Gableman’s request at 11 a.m. Monday, sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog. “The significance of this issue cannot be understated, and has grave implications for each and every citizen of the State of Wisconsin: Can...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...
  • Lesbian Wisconsin Senator: First Amendment Makes Clear Christians Must Participate In Gay Weddings

    06/28/2015 12:18:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 166 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Spit Stixx
    What she’s saying is that the First Amendment means that you can believe in your heart and mind what you want, but you can’t act on it without federal permission, as far as religion goes. As to her point about a religious objection to providing medical care, Christianity doesn’t allow for letting gays die by refusing them medical care, so that’s a red herring. Big difference between refusing to participate in a wedding and depraved heart manslaughter by refusing to save a life. “Certainly the first amendment says that in institutions of faith that there is absolute power to, you...
  • Scott Walker: I'd 'absolutely' nuke the filibuster to repeal Obamacare

    06/28/2015 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein
    Scott Walker on Saturday night said that if it were necessary to repeal President Obama's healthcare law, he would urge Republican senators to use the so-called nuclear option to end the filibuster. After formal remarks at the Western Conservative Summit, Walker sat down with talk radio host and author Hugh Hewitt for an onstage interview. "I heard you say Obamacare will be repealed and replaced," Hewitt said. "There are a lot of Republican senators who love the filibuster. Rick Santorum told me you don't need to break the filibuster to repeal Obamacare. But if it's necessary to do so, will...
  • Walker Jumps the Marriage Shark

    06/28/2015 2:42:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    I thought Scott Walker was a pretty cool guy when I saw him pull up on a Harley at Joni Ernst’s Roast & Ride a few weeks ago in Boone, Iowa. But he just did something that wasn’t so cool in reacting to the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage — that is if you care about the Republicans winning the 2016 general election. Walker called for a Constitutional amendment to let states define marriage. Now I’m sure the Wisconsin governor has strong feelings about traditional marriage and, although I’m on the other side on this one, I completely respect his...
  • Agents raid West Allis [WI] grocery store

    06/25/2015 4:31:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2015 | WISN.COM
    West Allis Police, state agents, and federal agents from the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigation swooped down on The Corner Spot grocery store near 69th and Becher streets around noon. They executed search warrants and arrested employees. They're being tight-lipped about their investigation, but WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr learned it was initially related to the sale of baby formula, but West Allis police said there were other elements as well. After about two hours, the state agents and police officers started coming out with case after case of alcohol, and hauling it away from the...
  • Friend Of Man Who Shot Detective Says He Didn’t Do Anything Wrong: ‘He Just Shot A Cop’

    06/25/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The friend of a convicted felon who shot a Milwaukee-area police detective last week is defending him by saying he did no wrong because all he did was shoot a cop. Najee Harmon, 20, was arrested after shooting a 52-year-old Wauwatosa police detective in a parking lot Friday morning. Harmon opened fire as the detective and two others on the Wauwatosa police force approached him while investigating a burglary. A longtime friend of Harmon’s who lived in the house where he was eventually found defended the suspect. “I’m going to keep loving him,” Stephanie King told WISN. Because to me...
  • Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses (Cruz a strong third place)

    06/24/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second by just .1 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in third at 15.9 percent, and real estate mogul Donald Trump came in at fourth place with 13.1 percent. Citizens United, an organization for limited government, surveyed its members across America to find out whom they are currently supporting in the full field of GOP...
  • Scott Walker defies gravity, will sign two new gun rights bills

    06/24/2015 2:03:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I may have had my own disputes with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on issues regarding subsidies and energy policy, but I have to offer a tip of my hat to the man on this one. If there was ever a moment in time when every Republican in the country was in danger of running to the shadows on the rights of gun owners, it’s now. But not Walker. He’s signing two new bills into law today which further buttress his constituents Second Amendment rights just as the rest of the nation is focused on South Carolina. (WaPo) Wisconsin Gov....
  • Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin

    06/24/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. This action will come one week after a suspected gunman shot and killed nine people in an African American church in South Carolina, yet again prompting a national discussion about gun laws in the U.S. Walker plans to sign the two pieces of legislation — Senate bills 35 and 70 — at a...
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    06/22/2015 12:22:05 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/18/2015 | RCP
    Real Clear Politics Average as of 6/18/2015 12.7 Bush 11.7 Walker 10.7 Rubio 9.7 Carson 8.7 Huckabee 8.0 Paul 6.5 Cruz 4.5 Christie 3.5 Perry 3.2 Trump
  • Walker wows social conservatives with attacks on Obama, puts GOP rivals on notice

    06/21/2015 8:20:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, June 20, 2015 | Madison Gesiotto
    Just weeks away from likely entering the 2016 presidential race, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting his Republican rivals on notice that he plans to position himself as a get-it-done governor in a field with several members of Congress and former chief executives. Mr. Walker’s latest audition came Saturday night when he keynoted the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Patriot’s Gala in Washington, carefully mixing withering attacks on President Obama with folksy Midwest humor and a healthy touch of faith and support for Israel. * * * Mr. Walker also mocked the president’s recent speech in which he said climate change...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Ralph Nader: Trump for President? Giving GOP nightmares

    06/21/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos, is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s going to be trouble for the other fifteen or so Republican presidential candidates. Already the commentators have derided his massive egotitis – he said “I” 195 times in his announcement speech, not counting the 28 times he said “my” or “mine” or the 22 mentions of “me.” But Trump revels in self-promotion...
  • Ted Cruz Whines as Republicans Get Called Out for Their Symbol of Racial Hate

    06/21/2015 2:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | June 21, 2015 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    Ted Cruz said Saturday that the Confederate flag flying in front of their statehouse is “a question for South Carolina” to decide. He is not alone. Marco Rubio said the same: “This is an issue that they should debate and work through and not have a bunch of outsiders going in and telling them what to do.” Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina also feel it is an issue for South Carolina alone to decide. Funny. I seem to recall South Carolina trying to decide that issue in 1861, when on April 12 they opened fire on Fort Sumter, inaugurating the...
  • Madison City Council overrides [Mayor's] VETO; Adds Homelessness as a Protected Class

    06/21/2015 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Bryna Godar
    The Madison City Council overrode Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto Tuesday evening, adding homelessness as a protected class under its Equal Opportunities Ordinance. The change adds homelessness to classifications like age, disability, arrest record, sexual orientation, political beliefs and others, providing limited protection against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. "It's very narrow, very slim part of the law," said Department of Civil Rights director Lucia Nuńez. The 17-1 vote came after hours of testimony and debate that coupled the ordinance change with the overarching concern of how to address the city’s issues with homelessness. “We have a reputation. We...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, it’s been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. “I and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee … for a deal to be good it’s got to have enforcement, TAA, I think it’s got to have Ex-Im reauthorization,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat who’s angling for this in the deal,...
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • Arrested: Najee Harmon, man wanted for shooting detective now in custody

    06/20/2015 6:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WITI-TV ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ashley Sears
    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police on Saturday, June 20th arrested 20-year-old Najee Harmon, the man wanted for shooting a Wauwatosa police detective on Friday, June 19th. Officials say he was hiding in a north side home in Milwaukee late Saturday morning — a tip led officers to his location. Milwaukee Police ✔ ‎@MilwaukeePolice Tip leads Milwaukee Police to north side home where Najee Harman, suspected of June 19 shooting of Wauwatosa Police detective, is arrested. 1:22 PM - 20 Jun 2015 Police say efforts of multiple departments and the public helped lead them to a home in the 2500 block of...
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos (Madison, of course))

    06/19/2015 8:00:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/15 | Dana Ferguson - AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year. Starting this fall, public school students in Wisconsin's capital city cannot wear shirts, hats or other items that display the name, logo or mascot of any team that portrays a "negative stereotype" of American Indians. Those who do must change or face suspension or expulsion.
  • Lyons: Democrats Underestimate Scott Walker at their Own Peril

    06/19/2015 1:28:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Twin Falls Times Idaho ^ | June 18, 2015 | Gene Lyons
    Economically speaking, all 237 GOP presidential candidates are selling the same Magic Beans. Everybody knows the script. Tax cuts for wealthy “job creators” bring widespread prosperity. Top off Scrooge McDuck’s bullion pool, and the benefits flow outward to everybody else. The economy surges, budget deficits melt away, and the song of the turtledove will be heard in the land. Almost needless to say, these “supply side” miracles have never actually happened in the visible world. State budget debacles in Kansas and Louisiana only signify the latest failures of right-wing dogma. Hardly anybody peddling Magic Beans actually believes in them anymore....
  • Cohen: Rising GOP star Scott Walker makes case he’ll right the ship

    06/18/2015 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/18/2015 | Adriana Cohen
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has what it takes to lead this country in the right direction as president of the United States. In an interview with me last night — my first ever chat with him — Walker made a convincing case that he will fight to restore the American Dream for all, if he decides to throw his hat in the ring. Walker seems to mean what he says and say what he means, especially about Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. “People on the left, including Clinton, want to pit one American against another,” he told me. “Americans don’t want...
  • Walker Continues Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll, Rand Paul Slides

    06/19/2015 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Scott Walker continues to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus participants released on Thursday. The poll, commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, also found a 5-point drop in support for Sen. Rand Paul compared to a similar survey by the Des Moines Register late last month. Walker received 19 percent in the poll, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent and Jeb Bush at 11 percent. Marco Rubio received 9 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 7 percent, Ted Cruz at 6 percent and Rand Paul at...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendment—on our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • [Daily Mail] Wisconsin town bans kangaroos from restaurants after woman took baby one called Jimmy t

    06/18/2015 9:04:38 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-17-15 | Kieran Corcoran
    Kangaroos have been banned from all restaurants in a Wisconsin town after a woman took a baby specimen to McDonald's with her wrapped in a blanket. Beaver Dam in Wisconsin enacted a law changing the rules about what kinds of pet can accompany humans in food establishments, barring the marsupials. Customers at the McDonald's were shocked in February when farmer Diana Moyer brought a baby kangaroos - named Jimmy - into the hamburger chain with her.
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America Hits GOP Frontrunner Walker In New TV Ad Campaign

    06/18/2015 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Pro-Choice America ^ | June 18, 2015
    NARAL Pro-Choice America Hits GOP Frontrunner Walker In New TV Ad Campaign: “The More He Talks, The Worse It Gets” Ad To Air Statewide In Iowa and New Hampshire As Walker And Other 2016ers Address Concerned Women For America Conference In D.C. As part of their “Own It” campaign – a campaign to hold GOP candidates accountable for their records – NARAL Pro-Choice America today is launching a new TV ad campaign against GOP frontrunner Gov. Scott Walker. The 30-second TV ad, which will run statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire for a week starting today, is a compilation of...
  • Ryan’s ‘Misperceptions’ on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

    06/17/2015 6:59:02 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17,2015 | Alex Swoyer
    House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says it’s important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal. Ryan’s go to remark when first questioned about TPA or the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which is part of three trade deals currently being negotiated – is he needs to clarify “misperceptions.” “We’re not considering the TPP, the Trans-Pacific...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Trump wants Oprah on his ticket

    06/16/2015 10:51:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Newly minted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes he has a way to guarantee that he’ll win the White House: Oprah Winfrey on the ticket. "I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt from Trump's first interview after his Tuesday morning presidential announcement. "I think we'd win easily, actually.”
  • A ‘Scott Walker’ Files to Run for President

    06/16/2015 6:42:09 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) might have filed on Tuesday with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to run for President, Breitbart News has learned. Maybe. Scott Walker is a common name. We can’t confirm that the Wisconsin Governor filed this paperwork. But we do know that at least one man named “Scott Walker” will bid to be your next president.
  • Group says Scott Walker bans employees from talking about climate change [Rated: FALSE]

    06/16/2015 9:32:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    PolitiFact Wisconsin ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sarah Hauer
    If a website from a progressive group is to be believed, state workers in Wisconsin cannot even say the words "climate change." So the scottaway.com website, developed by an operation called Forecast the Facts, allows readers to click a red button on the screen and get alternative words to use, like "weather roulette" and "extended Popsicle season." One tongue-in-cheek offering: "In the U.S., FREE OUTDOOR HEATING is predicted to cause more heat waves, flooding, wildfires, sea level rise and drought." Forecast the Facts, a project of the progressive Citizen Engagement Laboratory, says it developed the website in response to government...
  • Walker leads nationally in new poll

    06/16/2015 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads a tight field of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. Walker is alone in first place in the poll with 17 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 15 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 13 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 12 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 11 percent. That’s a big jump for Bush, who was at 11 percent support in the same poll last month. However, Bush will begin his quest for the GOP nomination with a negative...
  • Walker's record as governor is taking some hits this year

    06/16/2015 1:30:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WCBD-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - While Scott Walker's fellow Republicans were grousing about his budget plan and part of his proposal to overhaul higher education, the governor was more than 1,000 miles away, gripping the wheel of the Mt. Washington cruise boat on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. And when lawmakers met Monday night to reach a final deal on other elements of that budget, the likely presidential candidate was in Canada on his fourth international trip in less than five months. Absentee governors are part of the political landscape when a presidential campaign begins and some want to run. There's no...
  • Rick Perry rates himself against Bush, Cruz

    06/15/2015 3:08:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 15 June 2015 04:00 PM | Mark Davis
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s officially kicked off his second bid for the White House two weeks ago at an airplane hangar in Addison. On Monday, as fellow Republican Jeb Bush joined the dozen-plus candidates in the field, Perry appeared on The Mark Davis Show on KSKY-AM (660) to talk about the campaign and the ever-growing chorus of contenders.Here are some excerpts from that interview, as conducted and condensed by Mark Davis:So what’s been happening since the Addison rollout?It was an extremely well-put-together rollout. It’s always fun to stand in front of an old C-130 Hercules, so we were able...