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  • Wisconsin company giving every employee a handgun for Christmas

    11/13/2018 7:12:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A Wisconsin company is giving every employee a handgun for Christmas. The company, BenShot, sells novelty glassware with bullets embedded, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. The gift idea is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, owner Ben Wolfgram told the newspaper. “For us, now, we have an entire armed staff,” he said. “I think that’s pretty good.” All 16 full-time employees will be able to pick their choice of revolver. Wolfgram said most employees, including some who had never shot a gun, were excited about the company's announcement. Wolfgram said at least two employees initially...
  • Going Inside The Daily Hunt To Find Jayme Closs

    11/10/2018 7:20:18 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    CBSMinnesota ^ | Nov. 8, 2018 | Liz Collin
    It’s been 25 days since Jayme Closs disappeared, and her parents were killed... They are focused on forensic testing. For the last week, Wisconsin’s crime lab has tested 40 pieces of potential evidence a day. “As of now we just don’t have any good physical evidence either which is another frustrating part of this case,” Sheriff Fitzgerald said. That includes already 80 pieces of separate videos or pictures from homes and businesses along Highway 8 from that night. Investigators have also kept a close eye on social media. As Facebook groups pop up, Fitzgerald says investigators check every post.
  • ‘It has been my honor to serve:’ Gov. Walker concedes governor’s race (WI)

    11/07/2018 1:14:59 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 64 replies
    FOX6 News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Staff
    MADISON — Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday, Nov. 7 released a statement conceding the governor’s race to Democratic challenger Tony Evers. Walker said he called Evers on Wednesday to concede defeat. The two-term Republican incumbent had held off conceding because the race was so close, but his campaign decided Wednesday there were not enough votes in play to change the outcome. Based on unofficial results, Evers won by about 31,000 votes. Walker says in a statement that he offered the full support of his staff and Cabinet to Evers as he begins the transition. Walker had expressed concern about 2,000...
  • Evers Declares Victory, Walker Camp Says The ‘Fight Is Not Over’ (WI)

    11/07/2018 11:48:53 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | November 7, 2018 | Matt Kittle
    MADISON – Democrat Tony Evers declared victory just after 1:30 a.m Wednesday, the culmination of a long – and disputed – election night. But the razor-thin result, allegations of thousands of damaged ballots, and a late-night surprise from Democrat stronghold Milwaukee County promised that Wisconsin’s dead-heat gubernatorial race was far from over. Evers, superintendent of the state Department of Public Instruction, bested Republican Gov. Scott Walker by less than 29,000 votes, or just over 1 percent of the votes cast in the heavy-turnout election (The unofficial count stood at 1,316,247 votes for Evers to 1,287,374 votes for Walker). But that...
  • Scott Walker Loses To Tony Evers

    11/06/2018 11:30:47 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 84 replies
    Twitter - Buzzfeed/AP ^ | November 7, 2018
    Alert: Democrat Tony Evers elected Wisconsin governor, denying Republican Scott Walker a third term - @AP
  • Vanity: Paul Ryan to Blame for House Losses

    11/06/2018 9:32:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 138 replies
    VANITY
    Did nothing of value as Speaker. Didn't discourage at least half of those looking to retire into sticking around another two years where we could have maintained control. He lined up his K Street job and started throwing bombs towards Trump (which he also did a few days before the 2016 election). Trump worked and saved the Senate and made the difference in some key governor races. Tonight was not a Trump defeat. Part of it was history -- midterm election usually results in out of power party winning. But this was winnable. Ryan blew the House. /rant
  • With governor's race deadlocked, Milwaukee County has more than 45,000 uncounted absentee ballots

    11/06/2018 10:35:05 PM PST · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2018 | Daniel Bice and Mary Spicuzza
    With the race for governor hanging in the balance, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said his office still had more than 45,000 uncounted ballots shortly after midnight Wednesday. Christenson said his office had just received 7,800 ballots from Wauwatosa, which were delayed because of a problem with a computer modem. Officials were reconciling those numbers and would soon release the totals. Christenson said he was still waiting to receive 45,000 outstanding absentee ballots from the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee city officials put the figure even higher, saying the outstanding votes total 47,000. That amount includes 36,000 in-person absentee ballots and...
  • Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

    11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits Foxconn Technology is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • GOP braces for potential wipeout in governors' races

    11/06/2018 12:42:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/18 | Reid Wilson
    The ranks of Republican governors are poised to thin after this year’s midterm elections, and some party strategists are bracing for major Democratic gains even in some of the most conservative states in the country. Voters in 36 states will elect governors on Tuesday, including 26 states where Republicans currently hold the top job. Democrats are defending nine seats, and both sides are fighting over Alaska, where independent Gov. Bill Walker dropped his reelection bid late last month. Virtually all of the most contested races are being fought on Republican turf. Democrats are overwhelmingly likely to pick up governorships in...
  • Paul Ryan to Trump: Talk about the economy, not the caravan

    11/05/2018 8:42:40 AM PST · by conservative98 · 117 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2018 | Mark Moore
    House Speaker Paul Ryan pleaded with President Trump in a phone call to tout the booming economy rather than continue attacking the migrant caravan in Mexico in the final days before Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to a report on Monday. The Wisconsin Republican reached out to Trump on Sunday and urged him to change his message but the president said his focus on immigration is firing up his supporters, Politico reported. “Trump has hijacked the election,” a senior House Republican aide told Politico about Trump’s attention on immigration. “This is not what we expected the final weeks of the election...
  • Stars and Stripes Honor Flight 10th anniversary flight from Milwaukee (Kleenex advisory)

    11/04/2018 9:07:29 AM PST · by UB355 · 3 replies
    Milwaukee Journal/Youtube ^ | 11/04/2018 | Milwakee Journal
    Stars and Stripes Honor Flight 10th anniversary flight from Milwaukee Last flight for 2018 season
  • Bill Mitchell: ''Dem-run site' has 'Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA.'

    11/03/2018 8:52:32 AM PDT · by rintintin · 63 replies
    Bill Mitchell Twitter ^ | Nov 3 2018 | Bill Mitchell
    targetearly.targetsmart.com/index.html has Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA
  • Trump to Paul Ryan: Worry about Election Day, not birthright citizenship

    10/31/2018 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-10-31 21:00 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday after Ryan broke with the president on his plan to end birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, and said Ryan should be more worried about holding the House in next week's midterm elections.
  • Biden, stumping for Dems, says he's 'sick and tired' of Trump White House

    10/31/2018 5:59:11 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 57 replies
    fox ^ | 10/30/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said he is “sick and tired” of the Trump administration during a fiery speech Tuesday stumping for Democratic Party candidates in Wisconsin one week ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Levin: Paul Ryan was dead wrong on birthright citizenship. Here’s how

    10/30/2018 8:11:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 30, 2018 | Carmel Kookogey
    Tuesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin ripped Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., for his response to President Trump’s statement that he plans to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship. Ryan claimed the 14th Amendment creates the birthright citizenship and that therefore such an executive order would be unconstitutional. “There’s been no law passed that conveys birthright citizenship onto illegal aliens. There’s been no Supreme Court decision that definitively confers birthright citizenship onto illegal alien children. Nobody’s a hundred percent certain how this came to be. But everybody seems to be a hundred percent certain...
  • Ryan Goes on “Face the Nation”, Trashes GOP Under Trump for Embracing “Tribal Identity Politics”

    10/29/2018 8:47:59 AM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 29, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Ugh. Paul Ryan Goes on “Face the Nation”, Trashes GOP Under Trump for Embracing “Tribal Identity Politics” Like “Alinsky" This guy is so awful. Speaker Paul Ryan decided to jump on “Face the Nation” and trash Trump supporters just in time for the midterm elections. What the hell, Paul? Ryan told liberal hack John Dickerson the GOP under President Trump is like “Alinsky” and embraces “tribal identity politics.”
  • Final push for early voting on across Wisconsin

    10/29/2018 8:26:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 9:33 a.m | By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The final push for early voting is on across Wisconsin, and high-profile surrogates are expected to rally with candidates for governor, the U.S. Senate and other offices ahead of the election just eight days away. Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers was planning Monday to urge students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to vote early. On Tuesday, he and Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin were to join former Vice President Joe Biden at early-voting rallies on the UW-Madison campus and at a Milwaukee union hall. Also Tuesday, President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, planned three...
  • Obama Can’t Fill High School Gym in Milwaukee [RED WAVE ALERT]

    10/28/2018 8:13:22 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Hah-Hah! Former President Obama was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Friday and he couldn’t fill a high school gymnasium. But this didn’t stop a far left Daily Beast hack from claiming the line was a mile long to get into the event! Meanwhile in the middle for rural Illinois President Trump had an event and his line did look to be a mile long –
  • FBI: Former Paul Ryan foe tried to buy radioactive substance

    10/25/2018 3:46:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AP ^ | October 25 2018 | AP Staff
    A prominent Wisconsin protester who twice unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s seat has been charged with trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online. A court affidavit says an undercover FBI agent posing as a merchant on the dark web was first contacted about the possible purchase of an unnamed radioactive substance in March by someone with the username “tigolebitties.” The dark web consists of hidden websites that can’t be accessed without special software. The FBI alleges “tigolebitties” was Jeremy Ryan, 30, of the Town of Madison. Ryan said he wanted to...
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY (MOSINEE, WI 6: 30 PM CDT )

    10/24/2018 8:19:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 170 replies
    Trump MAGA Rally in Mosinee, WI tonight at 6:30 PM CDT.