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  • Lame-duck Wisconsin governor signs bill undercutting incoming Democrat

    12/16/2018 4:56:11 AM PST · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | December 14, 2018
    (Reuters) - Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed legislation that will weaken the powers of his newly elected Democratic successor, dismissing critics who called the move a last-minute partisan power grab. Democrats said the legislation and a similar set of pending measures in Michigan undermine the results of the Nov. 6 elections, when they captured the governorship in both states for the first time in eight years. The efforts take a page out of the playbook of North Carolina Republicans, who two years ago acted to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor. Republicans in both...
  • One Final Act: Gov. Scott Walker Saves More Than 300 Jobs a Few Weeks Before Leaving Office

    12/15/2018 3:18:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Thursday announced that the state's economic development agency came to an agreement to save 388 jobs in the northern part of the state. The state agreed to provide a $28 million tax incentive to Kimberly-Clark, a paper good company, to keep its Fox Crossing facility in Neenah. After the Republican-held legislature refused to take up an bill providing the company with an incentive, Walker vowed to save the jobs the facility provided. “Quite literally, if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to find a way. I’m going to save the jobs at Kimberly-Clark,”...
  • Lawmakers will be personally liable for sexual harassment claims under a deal reached in Congress

    12/13/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 12/12/2018 | sarah d. wire
    Members of Congress will have to pay out of their own pockets to settle sexual and other harassment claims made against them under compromise policies that lawmakers announced Wednesday. Currently taxpayers cover the cost of settling harassment claims made against elected officials. The new policy, a bipartisan response in the #MeToo era after nearly seven months of negotiations between the House and Senate, could get a Senate vote by the end of the week, said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Blunt said he had spoken with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ryan told him that he would bring the...
  • US undermining 'last chance' climate talks, experts charge

    12/10/2018 3:59:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 5:18 PM ET, Mon December 10, 2018 | John D. Sutter, Mark Tutton and Nick Paton Walsh,
    Katowice, Poland (CNN)The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a "rulebook" to help ensure the viability of humanity -- preventing runaway global warming from causing even greater calamity in the form of superstorms, searing droughts and deadly heat waves. That work, which follows up on the 2015 Paris Agreement, is seen as more critical now than ever....
  • Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez Slams Christian Voters: They Just “Buy” What They Hear at Church

    12/07/2018 7:17:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Peter Hasson
    Listen on YouTubeDemocratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays.  Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because “people buy” what they hear at church.“And we all have to make sure that we’re fluent in what’s happening across our ecosystem so we can come to each other’s defense because we need to build a bigger orchestra. They’ve had a big orchestra for some time and they’ve got the megaphones to amplify it, whether it’s Sinclair at the local level or Fox at the national level,” Perez...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Paul Ryan Is Right: California’s Election Laws Are Vulnerable To Fraud

    11/30/2018 10:13:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/30/2018 | Bre Payton
    <p>Outgoing House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) made headlines Thursday morning when he said GOP losses in the state of California were suspicious at a Washington Post Live event.</p> <p>In response, California’s secretary of state, Alex Padilla condemned Ryan’s remarks and defended California’s election laws.</p>
  • Ryan: There's Something 'Really Bizarre' About California's Election System

    11/30/2018 5:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Paul Ryan questioned California’s ballot-counting process after Democrats were able to flip several GOP-held seats.The state’s election system “defies logic to me,” he said during an interview with the Washington Post’s Paul Kane. “We had a lot of wins that night, and three weeks later we lost basically every contested California race. This election system they have, I can’t begin to understand what ballot harvesting is.”“We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race,” he continued. “This election system they have — I can’t begin to...
  • Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

    12/03/2018 2:46:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    APNews ^ | December 3, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans moved quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would change the 2020 presidential primary date to benefit a conservative Supreme Court justice and weaken the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general. The changes being sought would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state’s political landscape after he lost re-election in November. Republicans forged ahead despite threats of lawsuits, claims by Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and others that they were trying to invalidate results of the November election...
  • Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

    12/02/2018 9:30:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that President George H. W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this week, giving Americans a final chance to pay their respects. The 41st president passed away peacefully in his home in Houston Friday night. The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda beginning with an arrival ceremony on Monday at 5:00 p.m. ET. The public is invited to pay their respects from Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET until Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 a.m. ET.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) December 1, 2018...
  • Wisconsin 2018 Deer Hunting – The Face of Real Gun Safety

    12/01/2018 5:10:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Connor Martin
    Some intriguing statistics have emerged in the wake of Wisconsin’s 2018 annual whitetail deer hunting regular gun season.  This particular sporting season runs for 10 days starting in mid-November, and is one of the most anticipated times for Wisconsinites (as well as sportsmen and women from other states who understand the abundant opportunity to claim antlers and venison in the Dairy State).According to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, official data released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Tuesday, November 27th provides an overview of the harvest, and the health of the deer hunting sport in...
  • His best shot-Dairy farmer harvests first legal elk in Wisconsin’s inaugural elk hunt

    11/25/2018 12:40:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Country Today ^ | 11-19-18 | Benjamin Wideman
    BRUSSELS — For years, Dan Vandertie’s claim to fame were the 43 consecutive awards his Doorco Holsteins dairy farm received as Progressive Breeders’ Registry honorees. The Holstein Association USA’s longest-running award honors top registered Holstein homebred herds based on elite milk production and classification scores. Doorco Holsteins’ honors started when Dan’s parents owned the farm. Now, the 56-year-old Vandertie finds himself with a new claim to fame, and it doesn’t have anything to do with dairy farming. Vandertie, who along with his wife, Julie, owns Doorco Holsteins in the Door County town of Brussels, earned his place in Wisconsin lore...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Warning signs mount for Trump reelection bid

    11/23/2018 9:49:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 11/23/2018 08:09 AM EST | STEVEN SHEPARD
    ‘They haven’t gotten his job approval over 50 percent, like Reagan,’ says one GOP pollster. Donald Trump insists the GOP’s midterm election shellacking had nothing to do with him. Things will be different, he says, when his name is actually on the ballot in 2020. While it’s true that most presidents who see their party suffer major losses in their first midterm election get reelected anyway, Trump isn’t most presidents — and there are lots of blaring-red warning lights in this month’s election results for his bid for a second term. Unlike most of his predecessors, he’s been persistently unpopular,...
  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by 10,000 students

    11/19/2018 9:13:19 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 26, 2018 | Juan Perez Jr
    Chicago Public Schools this fall recorded one of the sharpest single-year enrollment declines since the district’s student population began a steady downturn 16 years ago. The 361,314 students counted on the 20th day of classes this fall represents a reduction of 10,000 students from last school year. That’s a slightly smaller drop than two years ago, when enrollment plummeted by about 11,000 students from the preceding year. The numbers continue a long-standing trend that began in 2003, when total enrollment stood at 434,000. ... Years of falling enrollment, school expansion and choice patterns have left CPS with tens of thousands...
  • Devin Nunes: 'Fourth bucket' of classified emails show info withheld from FISA court

    11/18/2018 7:22:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2018 01:25 PM | Updated Nov 18, 2018, 06:00 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed the existence of a "fourth bucket" of information related to potential misconduct by the FBI that he wants declassified. On his way out as chairman, as Democrats will take control of the House next year, Nunes said his panel's investigation into the Justice Department and FBI is largely complete. Still, he said the public release of these "buckets" would help give his efforts a sense of "finality." Speaking with anchor Maria Bartiromo on her Fox News program "Sunday Morning Futures," Nunes said the first of three "buckets" were the Russia-related documents President...
  • Media Skip Farrakhan and Hype 'Nazi' Prom

    11/16/2018 9:21:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's very easy for media elites in Manhattan to decide that one tweet can prove small towns in Wisconsin are stuffed with racists and anti-Semites. On Nov. 12, ABC, CBS and NBC all leaped on a tweet from a contributor of the left-wing talk show "The Young Turks." It showed a months-old prom photo of a collection of teenage boys from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin who are positioned on the front steps of the Sauk County Courthouse and appear to be giving a "Nazi salute." The town of about 12,000 -- best known before now as the original headquarters...
  • 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
  • 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.