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  • Threatened- Ad by Leah Vukmir(R) opposing Tammy Baldwin(D) Wisconsin

    06/18/2018 1:40:24 PM PDT · by LumberJack53213 · 2 replies
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is out with her first TV ad of the campaign Monday and it will sure gain some attention. Sitting at her kitchen table, with her handgun by her side, Vukmir discusses death threats she received during the acrimonious state debates, such as Act 10 legislation. "Ever have someone threaten your life for what you believe in? I have," Vukmir, a state Senator from Brookfield, says in the ad. "When Scott Walker and I beat the union bosses, cut billions in taxes and defunded Planned Parenthood, the left couldn't take it," she says. "With President...
  • Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats [WI]

    06/18/2018 11:40:05 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 12 replies
    Assoc. Press via MSN ^ | 6/18/18 | Scott Bauer
    AP material - link only https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gun-by-her-side-gop-us-senate-candidate-talks-of-threats/ar-AAyOIk3?ocid=spartandhp
  • Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on WI, MD cases

    06/18/2018 8:08:14 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a decision on when partisan gerrymandering goes too far, ruling against the challengers of a Republican-drawn map in Wisconsin and a Democratic redistricting in Maryland. The decisions in the separate cases once again puts off a decision on when courts can find that partisan efforts to keep parties in power goes so far as to be unconstitutional. It was a technical resolution of what has seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision about whether extreme efforts to give one party advantage over another were unconstitutional. While the court routinely polices the...
  • fbi arrests arab-israeli who recruited for isis in wisconsin

    06/14/2018 5:29:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JUNE 14, 2018 | ERIC SUMNER
    Waheba Issa Dais encouraged an individual, whom she believed to be an ISIS supporter, to conduct an attack on the United States in the name of ISIS. The FBI arrested an Arab-Israeli in Cudahy, Wisconsin, on Wednesday for attempting to provide material support and resources to Islamic State, according to the US Justice Department. Waheba Issa Dais, 45, used multiple social media accounts she hacked and hijacked from unwitting victims to attempt to “provide services, personnel, expert advice and assistance to ISIS, by promoting ISIS’s agenda, facilitating recruitment and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs,...
  • Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border

    06/14/2018 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 85 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 14th, 2018 | MATTHEW DALY and KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children and parents at the southern border, as House Republicans, under increasing pressure to address the humanitarian crisis, raced to finish a new immigration bill. "We don't want kids to be separated from their parents," Ryan said, adding that the policy is being dictated by a court ruling that prevents children who enter the country illegally from being held in custody for long periods. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on that assessment, saying that President Donald Trump could "stop...
  • Cudahy mother charged in terrorism plot to use Facebook to promote ISIS, FBI says (WI)

    06/14/2018 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | june 13, 2018 | Cary Soivak
    A Cudahy woman hacked social media accounts, including Facebook, to recruit on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group and to provide instruction on such terrorism basics as making explosives and biological weapons including ricin, according to a federal criminal complaint. Waheba Issa Dais, a 45-year-old mother of two, is in federal custody after being charged with providing "material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization," the criminal complaint states. She appeared before a federal magistrate Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court Friday to determine bail. Dais "helped facilitate planning for attacks in the United States on...
  • Ryan remarks on Trump ‘Spygate’ leave conservatives fuming

    06/07/2018 2:34:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Katie Bo Williams and Olivia Beavers
    A vocal bloc of House conservatives are fuming at Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) behind the scenes, after the lame-duck speaker publicly sided with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in the debate over the FBI’s tactics in its investigation into the Trump campaign. Gowdy shot down allegations last week that the FBI improperly used a confidential informant to “spy” on the campaign, saying that the bureau “did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.” Ryan on Wednesday called Gowdy’s assessment “accurate,” dealing another blow to the claims dubbed “Spygate” by President Trump. But Trump allies on Capitol Hill say that...
  • Paul Ryan Is Trying to Lose in November

    06/09/2018 3:28:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/8/18 | John Dempsey
    Don’t fool yourself. Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, doesn’t like President Trump. And he has great disdain for voters who put him in the White House. Ryan was openly against Trump during the nomination process. After Trump became the candidate, he still experienced pushback from Ryan. The political establishment agreed with Ryan. Now, Ryan is retiring from his Speakership position and leaving the House after this term, but not before he can flip the middle finger to Trump and his supporters. Trump was able to find his way into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue because of his hardline stance on illegal immigration....
  • Fed Agrees with Important Aspects of AG Schimel’s Lawsuit Against Obamacare (WI)

    06/09/2018 8:02:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Department of Justice ^ | June 8, 2018 | WI DOJ Staff
    *NEWS RELEASE* MADISON, WI – Late yesterday, the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) conceded in court filings that Obamacare’s central provision, the individual mandate, is unconstitutional, and that a federal judge should strike it down along with other central provisions of the law before January 1, 2019. US DOJ’s position that these other central provisions cannot lawfully stand if Obamacare’s individual mandate is invalidated is consistent with critical concessions also made by US DOJ under President Obama. (WI) Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuit, filed earlier this year on behalf of 20 states, challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable...
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • Feds Spend $347,176 Studying If Sex Is Good With Contraception (WI)

    06/07/2018 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 6, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $350,000 to study what methods of contraception are "sexually acceptable" to women. The University of Wisconsin-Madison study aims for more women to use birth control so they can "fully realize the social, economic, and health benefits" of not having children. The researchers will follow women using birth control for a year, hoping to discover which contraception method women like best while having sex. "High rates of contraceptive dissatisfaction, switching, and discontinuation in the U.S. demand new approaches to contraceptive acceptability and promotion," according to the grant for the project. "Behavioral models of...
  • Trump signs 'Right to Try,' says it will save 'tremendous number of lives'....

    05/30/2018 10:50:23 AM PDT · by caww · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | 3 hours ago | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow those with potentially terminal diseases to try experimental treatments and bypass the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The so-called Right to Try Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., unanimously passed the Senate last August, and cleared the House last week on a party-line vote of 250-169 -- in a win for both Johnson and the Trump administration. "Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law," Trump said Wednesday. "We're going to...
  • It's High Time to Enforce Immigration Laws Against Dairy Farmers to Save America

    05/25/2018 10:22:02 AM PDT · by dangus · 33 replies
    Dangus
    President Trump was elected largely around a single cause: stopping illegal immigration. But the Republicans in Congress haven't done a damned thing. In fact, they've funded Pres. Obama's illegal amnesty and about 50 of them are fighting tooth-and-nail to make it permanent. Polls show massive majorities of both parties want to cut immigration. But the reason why immigration-reduction Democrats and Independents don't vote Republican is because they're quite certain nothing will get done either way, so they vote based on other issues. One need only look at the Reuters' daily tracking poll. Trump talked tough against MS-13 and the Demonrats...
  • The “Sensitive Matter Team”

    05/22/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    Newly-examined emails among high-ranking U.S. intel officials at the time—including then-Director James Comey and his chief of staff James Rybicki—reference a “sensitive matter team.” Based on the context of the emails, the “sensitive matter” appears to be the Trump-Russia narrative, and political opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The research— known as the “Steele dossier”— was peddled to the press and secretly used, in part, to justify controversial FBI wiretaps against at least one Trump associate. The emails were first obtained by the Justice Department Inspector General and recently turned over to the...
  • Exclusive — Revolt Underway: Rep. Gosar Calls for Ryan Removal as Speaker, Replace with Jim Jordan

    05/22/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 18 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a weekly news conference May 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ryan held his weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the media. ( Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Monday evening became the first sitting GOP member of the House of Representatives to publicly call for the removal of House Speaker Paul Ryan now, rather than on Ryan’s planned schedule post-election, during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM. During a discussion with host and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large...
  • BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

    05/21/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 55 replies
    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign...
  • John Brennan Fires Warning Shot to Ryan and McConnell After Trump Orders DOJ Investigation

    05/20/2018 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    TGP ^ | May 20, 2018
    As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign. The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ...
  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...