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  • Tammy Baldwin Quietly Left Committee With Oversight of Scandal-Plagued Wis. VA Facility

    02/25/2017 4:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has quietly stepped away from the committee that has oversight over a scandal-plagued Wisconsin Veterans Affairs facility, actions some Republicans see as the Democratic senator running from her past failures on the issue. Baldwin served on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee throughout the 114th Congress but does not appear to be on the committee in the 115th Congress, according to its roster. The committee has oversight over the Tomah VA, a VA facility in Wisconsin that was over-prescribing opiates to patients and saw a Marine die from an overdose.A memo, first circulated in...
  • Last woman standing: GOP targets Sen. Baldwin as last statewide Democrat

    01/23/2017 4:43:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 22, 2017
    National and state Republicans think 2018 is the year they will essentially wipe Democrats out of Wisconsin. After their historic 2016 wins, Sen. Tammy Baldwin is the last Democrat left holding statewide office in the Dairy State and the drive to drum her out of office is already pushing highway speeds. Recent history is on Republicans' side: in 2016, Trump became the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984; and Republican Sen. Ron Johnson — whose 2010 victory was considered a fluke — beat former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold for the second time. After Republican Gov. Scott...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin: 'The system is rigged'

    01/10/2017 8:17:59 AM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Madison dot com ^ | 1-8-17 | Lisa Speckhard
    Before the November election, Trump’s claim that the electoral process was rigged became a campaign rallying cry. Wisconsin Democrats are also saying the system is rigged — but they’re referring to the tax system and government official appointments. On two Sunday morning talk shows, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin state Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, D-Middleton, expressed their party’s determination to fight special interests, implement tax reform and, in Baldwin’s words, “(work) on behalf of Wisconsin’s working people.” On “Capital City Sunday,” Baldwin said the political system is rigged to benefit those at the economic top, and that Trump’s cabinet picks are...
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • Senate rejects Paul's Audit the Fed push

    01/12/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by SouthReb · 24 replies
    "The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) controversial proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, turning aside a bill that has drawn the ire of the business community and the White House. The Senate voted 53-44 on taking up the presidential hopeful’s Audit the Fed measure. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Paul won some bipartisan support for the legislation, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another presidential candidate, voting in favor. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) backed the bill as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president, supported moving forward with Paul's legislation, while...
  • Lame and Lamer: Hillary Lines Up Feminist Senators with Cue Cards

    11/07/2015 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    In a feministic attempt to be hip, the Hillary Clinton campaign decided to do something “fun” and ask Democratic senators – all female of course – to hold up signs with their answers to questions about the Democratic presidential candidate front-runner.  It’s sort of like, remember how Michelle Obama held a sign with the #bringbackourgirls in an effort to “fight back” at the terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped hundreds of girls from a Nigerian school? As if that would make any difference at all.  This entire exercise is sort of like that, only much lamer. Besides, what better way...
  • Tammy Baldwin silent on her failures as she blasts Tomah VA medical center

    08/12/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Something was missing in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s statement last week criticizing staff at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Office released a report finding psychiatrists at the facility failed to discuss the health hazards of synthetic opiates they prescribed to Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski. The 35-year-old Simcakoski died in August 2014 after he was prescribed a fatal mixture of opiates and Valium, although the report did leave open the possibility Simcakoski could have taken additional doses. “This report confirms that the Tomah VA physicians entrusted with Jason’s...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senate’s only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply with the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • Democrat Senator Says Pro-Life People Have No First Amendment Religious Freedoms

    07/08/2015 7:02:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion Democrat Senator is getting criticism for a comment suggesting that only churches enjoy First Amendment religious freedom protections, and that those freedoms do not extend to individual people. The comment is a huge concern for pro-life advocates who are worried about being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars or insurance premiums. The concerns also extend to pro-life medical professionals like doctors and nurses who do not want to be forced to perform or assist in or refer for abortions. Balwdin’s comments are instructive for the pro-life movement because they come at a time when abortion...
  • U.S. senator: Individuals don’t have religious freedom, just churches

    07/08/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 73 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment applies only to churches, not to individuals, a U.S. senator said on national television recently.Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI – the nation's first openly lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate – addressed the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision on June 27 on MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki."Should the bakery have to bake the cake for the gay couple getting married?” the host asked. “Where do you come down on that?"Baldwin responded that the First Amendment gave Americans no right to exercise religion outside the...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Fired Dem staffer files ethics complaint against senator

    04/21/2015 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 15 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 4/21/15 |
    Fired Tammy Baldwin staffer Marquette Baylor filed an ethics complaint Monday with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics against her former boss alleging the Democratic Senator made “false statements and representations to cover up actions by her Chief of Staff and protect her political career.” Baylor’s complaint details what she calls a “misinformation campaign” meant to lay the blame for the failure of the office to properly react to whistleblower complaints about opioid abuse at the Tomah VA facility. Baylor’s complaint also details for the first time the rejected severance package and confidentiality agreement that would have paid Baylor...
  • Baldwin talks transparency while keeping her secrets in Tomah VA scandal

    03/11/2015 10:14:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    The irony cannot be lost on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Can it? The Madison Democrat, whose office dropped the ball on a report last year pointing to serious problems at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, fired off a press release Tuesday night nodding and saying ‘Amen’ to the initial findings of a review that reiterated what Baldwin’s folks have known for some time. “These initial findings substantiate the troubling concerns my office has heard from current and former employees and patients at the Tomah VA,” the senator said in the statement. “As the investigation builds on this...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin Lawyers Up After Three Deaths Are Linked To A VA Report She Sat On For Months

    02/23/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    TownHall ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Matt Vespa
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, may have landed herself in some trouble after it was reported her office did little to address the rather high rate of opiate prescriptions coming out of the Veterans Affairs center in Tomah, Wisconsin. As a result, Baldwin's office fired a top aide, offered her a severance package, and a confidentiality agreement. The aide, Marquette Baylor, rejected the deal and is filing a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Baldwin. At the same time, Baldwin's office had the Tomah VA report since last summer. To make matters worse, three...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Glenn Grothman slams Leibham over accepting money from a trade union (WI6)

    08/02/2014 9:25:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Electon Watchdog ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    CAMPBELLSPORT – On Friday, 6th District Congressional candidate Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) slammed Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for accepting a maximum limit contribution from a progressive trade union. More: Stroebel, Leibham Trade Barbs Over Voter ID According to records from the Federal Elections Commission, Leibham accepted $5,000 from the Laborers Union International North America (LIUNA) PAC on July 15, 2014. The LIUNA was very evident during the 2011 protests against Governor Scott Walker over Act 10 which was upheld by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The LIUNA has 500,000 members that are represented in...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Birth Control ‘Basic to Our Economic Prosperity’

    01/28/2014 8:12:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 5:42 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says it was women joining the workforce after World War II that helped the economy grow, producing a “strong and healthy middle class.” And that continues to be the case today, she told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday. “And now, in very, very significant numbers, women are…a part of the workforce and have contributed greatly to allowing families to get ahead in the economy. What permits that is women being able to control when or whether they have children and how many. And it is so basic to our economic prosperity that women have that control.”...
  • Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress

    01/26/2013 10:49:04 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/26/2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — When Mark Takano ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the early 1990s, his opponents tried to smear him as a “homosexual liberal” and a “nutzoid.” One of them even had pink fliers printed that asked, “A Congressman for Riverside ... Or San Francisco?” When he ran again last year, he won by almost 20 points. “Flash forward 18 years,” Mr. Takano said recently, “and the very macho building tradesmen are behind me. I’m getting pictures with them in their hard hats.” For decades, the words “gay” and “Congress” were usually seen together only in stories of scandal and...
  • Sentence City Man In Death

    11/07/2012 12:03:46 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 3 replies
    Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin ^ | Saturday, December 8, 1962 | Capital Times
    Joseph E. Baldwin Jr., 23, of 26 Lathrop St., was sentenced to the Illinois State Penal Farm for 11 months and placed on three years probation Friday after he pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless homicide. Baldwin, a novelty salesman, pleaded guilty to the charge in July after the car he was driving crashed into a semi-trailer near Danville, Ill., killing his passenger, Robert M. Clark, 19, of Champaign, Ill. The court granted 60 days reduction in the jail sentence to compensate for time has has already spent in the Vermillion County Jail.

    10/25/2012 8:20:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    JIMROMENESKO.COM ^ | 10/25/2012 | Jim Romenesko
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — Wisconsin’s largest and most influential news organization — won’t be endorsing in the very tight presidential and Senate races this year. (Oct. 17 headline: “Marquette Law School Poll finds presidential and Senate races tied in Wisconsin.”) I asked editorial page editor David Haynes about this and he replied in an email: “I’m writing a column on our decision for the Sunday paper. We may post that early (Friday). As a point of history: The JS did not endorse in the 2000 presidential election, and I remember [editor] Marty Kaiser writing at the time that it...
  • Son of (WI) State Senator Neal Kedzie Attacked

    10/22/2012 3:12:13 PM PDT · by bigbob · 74 replies
    NBC-15.COM ^ | 10-22-12 | WMTV Madison
    State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign. Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation. Here is the statement released by Senator Neal Kedzie: Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately. The individual returned the...
  • Rassmussen Election 2012 (10/22): Wisconsin Senate: Thompson (R) 48%, Baldwin (D) 46%

    10/22/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Former Governor Tommy Thompson and Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin are in a near tie in Wisconsin’s down-to-the-wire U.S. Senate race.

    10/21/2012 11:51:01 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | Staff
    Tammy Baldwin has come under fire for taking a $60,000 contribution from the Council for Liveable World. In the October 18 debate with Gov. Tommy Thompson, Baldwin went on to deny having any knowledge of the group. The Council is a Pro-Iran operation that opposes sanctions against Iran and supports the current Iranian political regime. The Council’s position on Iran reads:(emphasis added) Unfortunately, United States policy has been to publicly threaten and insult Iran while taking provocative actions such as adopting a policy of regime change, attempting to increase unilateral sanctions, deploying additional military assets in the region, and arresting...
  • WI Senate: Dem Baldwin Wanted to Block Body Armor Funding for Troops

    10/19/2012 9:40:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-19-12 | Rebel Pundit
    It is always stunning to learn the truths about certain elected officials in our government. In a startling revelation from Media Trackers Wisconsin, Rep. Tammy Baldwin co-sponsored legislation to block funding of body armor and medical supplies to our troops in combat. She did this during each of her terms in congress from 2003-2009. At least four times Baldwin co-sponsored the legislation, in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. It was only in 2011 when Baldwin was considering her possible run for the U.S. Senate that her name does not appear as a co-sponsor on this legislation. From Media Trackers: The...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Tammy Baldwin, This Is What Democracy Looks Like (video)

    06/06/2012 10:32:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    NRSC ^ | June 5, 2012
    Click link for video: Madison Liberal Tammy Baldwin stood in solidarity with rioters who stormed the Wisconsin Capitol. Today Wisconsin voters stood in solidarity with Scott Walker and his fiscal reforms and will get a chance to stand against Tammy Baldwin this November.
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • WI Senate Hopefuls Neumann and Baldwin Personify the Chasm Between Parties

    09/17/2011 9:53:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 14, 2011 | Craig Gilbert
    If Republican Mark Neumann and Democrat Tammy Baldwin win their party nominations for US Senate next year, the choice for Wisconsin voters would be as stark as it gets. Baldwin has the most liberal congressional voting record of any Wisconsin lawmaker in the last 40 years, according to one respected academic rating system. And guess who owns the most conservative record? Neumann, who served two terms in the U.S. House in the 1990s. A Baldwin-Neumann matchup is just one possible Senate scenario in 2012. Other candidates, including former GOP governor Tommy Thompson, are expected to jump in the race. But...
  • Tammy Baldwin (D, WI) Says Senate Race Won't Be About Her Sexual Orientation

    09/08/2011 10:45:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | September 8, 2011 | Carolos Santoscoy
    Openly gay Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin says her bid for a Senate seat won't be about her sexual orientation, gay weekly the Washington Blade reported. Baldwin on Tuesday became the first Democrat to formally declare her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Herb Kohl. She is the first openly gay Senate candidate with a viable shot at winning. During a conference call on Wednesday, Baldwin insisted she's always been open about her sexual orientation, but added that the race will focus on other issues. “I have always since the beginning of all my adult life...
  • Holder asked to look at Wisconsin SC race

    04/11/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies ^ | MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011 | JESSICA M. KARMASEK
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin sent a letter Friday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking for a federal investigation into the "questionable handling" of votes in her state's Supreme Court race. On Thursday, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus revealed that she incorrectly entered vote totals in the state's hotly contested high court race. According to unofficial tallies, the incumbent Justice David Prosser now has a 7,500-vote lead over opponent JoAnne Kloppenburg. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, a final, unofficial vote count had showed Kloppenburg, the state's assistant attorney general, with 204 more votes than Prosser. The...
  • Wis. lawmaker asks [Federal] AG to look into voting issues

    04/09/2011 11:30:00 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 180 replies
    Stamford ^ | April 9, 2011 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is asking for a federal investigation into the surprise discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday night asking him to assign the Justice Department Public Integrity Section. It oversees the federal prosecution of election crimes.
  • Filmmaker Moore, U.S. Rep. Baldwin rally Capitol protesters

    03/05/2011 5:45:53 PM PST · by Jean S · 20 replies ^ | 3/5/11 | Budget Blog:
    Filmmaker Michael Moore and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin were among those who pumped up a pro-union crowd of more than 12,000 at the Capitol on Saturday to protest Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. The crowd was substantially smaller than those on the past two Saturdays. Capitol police estimated 12,000 people gathered for the outdoor rally and that 7,385 people entered the Capitol building itself throughout the day. Moore praised the 14 Democratic senators who left the state to block a vote on the bill, saying they'll go down in the history of labor in America.
  • House Democrats Pass Bill to Grill School Children about Sexual Preference

    09/20/2010 6:45:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 203 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | Monday, September 20, 2010 | Connie Hair
    At the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democrats passed a bill to require federal health officials to question anyone seeking services from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) community health centers or other programs about their sexual orientation and “gender identity.” Introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), H.R. 6109 requires HHS to obtain, retain and analyze sexual identity information from patients who seek healthcare, including children. “This bill is about collecting data, no more, no less,” Baldwin said. According to Baldwin, the current “lack of cultural competency” among federal officials means that “we are left...
  • Rep. Baldwin stumps for Dems in Michigan (Marky Mark Schauer)

    06/17/2010 8:24:04 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 11 replies · 284+ views
    Pride Source ^ | 6-17-2010 | Jan Stevenson
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), the only openly lesbian member of Congress, was at Affirmations June 14 to support U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) in his reelection bid. "We need Mark Schauer back in Washington," said Baldwin. "As members of the LGBT community, we need to make sure our strong allies, like Mark, keep their seats in Congress." "I am proud to be a co-sponsor of ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act), I voted in favor of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act," Schauer said to the group of about 20 community leaders and donors. Schauer said that pundits believe...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Obama and Biden bode well for Constitution

    11/20/2008 4:27:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 1,573+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | John Nichols
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are supposedly very different pieces of the Democratic puzzle. Obama is the relative newcomer to Washington, the change agent. Biden is the senior "man of Washington," the old hand who can make change a reality. But Obama and Biden have one thing in common: They've both done stints as constitutional law professors. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School -- along with brilliant former jurist and liberal Congressman Abner Mikva -- while Biden has for many years taught at Widener Law School in Delaware. This unique pairing intrigues New York...
  • (CongressRat) Baldwin (D, WI) Makes a Call for Impeachment Hearings

    07/25/2008 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 63+ views ^ | July 25, 2008 | John Nichols
    Declaring that "there is no task more important for this Congress than to seriously consider whether our nation's leaders have violated their oath of office," Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on Friday morning told the House Judiciary Committee, "I now firmly believe that impeachment hearings are the appropriate and necessary next step."The Madison Democrat's opening statement to the Judiciary Committee's "Hearing on Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations" was one of many pointed and at times passionate declarations delivered during an extraordinary session that saw both Democratic and Republican representatives engage in serious discussions about how best to address what committee chair...
  • Congress Draws Criticism Over First Pro-Gay Caucus

    06/17/2008 11:42:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies · 180+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | June 17, 2008 | Alexander J. Sheffrin
    Conservative and pro-family groups spoke of an outrage Friday after a coalition of Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined to create the House’s first Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus. Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin – the only openly gay members of Congress – were key backers of the new caucus and were successful in gathering bipartisan support for the new initiative. Altogether, 52 House representatives signed on as members of the new caucus, including two Republicans. House members and supporters of the new measure were optimistic of their future plans and what they said was...
  • Homosexuality takes Congress by storm

    06/13/2008 1:05:49 PM PDT · by CWWren · 55 replies · 256+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/13/2008 | Jeff Johnson
    The two openly homosexual members of the U.S. House of Representatives have recruited 50 of their colleagues to officially join them in promoting the homosexual agenda in Congress. Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are the only open homosexuals serving in Congress. They have joined with Republicans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Christopher Shays of Connecticut, and 50 other Democrats to create the House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says it is a sad day when Congress enshrines official promotion of sexual immorality. "How interesting that...
  • 2nd C.D. Dem chair charged with lewd and lascivious behavior (Sex Sting in Wisconsin)

    10/26/2007 9:39:10 AM PDT · by ylapper · 15 replies · 99+ views
    NOT reported in the local media ... but the truth is on-line.
  • [Dane] County Board to Vote on Impeachment (WI Moonbats)

    08/12/2007 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 437+ views ^ | August 11, 2007 | Bill Novak
    The Dane County Board could become one of the first county boards in the country to urge Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The board is to consider its resolution next week and members on both sides predict it will pass. The board's Executive Committee voted Thursday night to endorse impeachment of both Bush and Cheney on the grounds that they violated the Constitution, the Geneva Convention and the courts in the war on terror and the war in Iraq.The resolution passed on a 5-1 vote, with Supervisors Barbara Vedder, Scott...
  • Science hindered, hurt by Bush administration

    09/26/2006 8:15:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 174 replies · 1,860+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9-26-06 | Rep. Tammy Baldwin
    My grandfather, who was a UW-Madison biochemistry professor, taught me about the importance of science and the integrity of the scientific process. I learned at an early age that pure science should always be just that pure, untainted and uninfluenced by political agendas. In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process. Consequently, I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine. In Congress, I have taken on...
  • Homosexual political advocacy Human Rights Campaign endorses "pro-life" Democrat Bob Casey of PA

    02/14/2006 9:32:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 426+ views
    Help HRC elect allies who will champion the cause of equality and stand up to anti-gay legislation. Together, activist supporters like you, and principled leaders like our PowerSLATE Candidates can secure a solid base of support for equality in the United States Congress. Thank you for being part of this important effort.How it works: Make HRC SLATE your vehicle for candidate giving. Choose from bipartisan candidates and incumbents selected by HRC-PAC because of their record on GLBT issues and/or the closeness or importance of their race. HRC-PAC will add your contribution to those from other HRC members, and deliver...
  • Freep this poll on impeachment (Rep. Baldwin)

    02/08/2006 8:57:56 PM PST · by Brujo · 80 replies · 1,324+ views
    Do you support Rep. Baldwin's sponsorship of an inquiry into impeachment?
  • National, World Leaders Vote to End Human Right Violations Against LGBT Persons; [Barf Alert]

    11/21/2005 2:09:12 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 762+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 11/21/2005
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- LGBT elected and appointed leaders from across the United States and around the world passed an historic resolution in Seattle this weekend at the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference calling upon "all nations and governments to adopt a vocal, clear and consistent policy on international human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people that includes a call on other countries to abolish sodomy laws." Attendees, some who traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Poland, vowed to continue to bring attention to the horrific record of some countries on this...
  • (Tammy) Baldwin Defends Benefits (WI)

    08/14/2005 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies · 245+ views ^ | August 13, 2005 | Aaron Nathans
    Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D, WI) seized on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act to urge Congress not to cut benefits. President Bush has suggested allowing workers under age 55 to use a portion of their Social Security taxes for private investments. Democrats are concerned that the changes would also include changing the way benefits are computed. She pointed to a new study that was authored by the House of Representatives' Committee on Government Reform minority staff. The report argues that Bush's plan would cut benefits to more than 240,000 workers, or 70 percent of wage...
  • Drug Busts Hit Students Hard (WI Druggies Lose Financial Aid)

    07/18/2005 12:38:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 80 replies · 1,740+ views ^ | July 18, 2005 | Megan Doughty
    Financial aid loss under review WASHINGTON - When 20-year-old Nathan Bush was pulled over in Kenosha last October with drug paraphernalia plainly visible in his car, he lost his driver's license - and tens of thousands of dollars in financial aid. Bush, an incoming junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said he could have been slapped with the far more serious charge of possession of marijuana, but instead had all of his federal dollars taken away in courtroom negotiations. "Of course, I can't pick up that kind of slack," Bush said, adding that state aid covers only about half of...
  • Lawmakers seek protection for homosexual employees

    07/12/2005 4:32:51 PM PDT · by scripter · 34 replies · 690+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 12, 2005
    A group of 11 representatives in the House want Congress to add "sexual orientation" to the list of protected characteristics used in regulating workplace discrimination in federal employment. Government employment discrimination and whistleblower-protection issues are handed by the Office of Special Counsel, which is empowered to prosecute managers believed to have violated the law. During the Clinton administration, Special Counsel Elaine Kaplan – an avowed lesbian, according to Concerned Women for America – incorporated "sexual orientation" under the "conduct unrelated to the job" portion of the regulation, thus elevating homosexuality to a protected status. Last year, Scott Bloch, who now...
  • Transgender Madness Goes Prime Time & Gets A Boost From Radicals In Congress

    06/08/2005 12:34:25 AM PDT · by Antioch · 34 replies · 976+ views
    The Sundance Channel, in cooperation with LOGO, a homosexual-themed cable network created by VIACOM is airing an eight-part series on so-called sex change operations in September, 2005. LOGO launches on June 30. The show, “TransGeneration” will follow the lives of four sexually confused college students who believe they are the opposite sex. Each of them undergoes a so-called sex change operation. According to male-to-female transgender Denise Leclair, executive director of the International Foundation for Gender Education, he/she hopes this show “breaks down some barriers for the transgender community…. There is a lack of visible role models, and the transition is...
  • Tammy Baldwin to discuss Voter Confidence & Increased Accessibility Act of 2005

    04/12/2005 7:14:55 AM PDT · by Snerdley · 3 replies · 620+ views
    Email list ^ | 4/12/05 | Tammy Baldwin's office
    LOOKING FOR A PAPER TRAIL? Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Invites You to a Conversation With Special Guest Congressman Rush Holt Author of the Voter Confidence & Increased Accessibility Act of 2005 Join Tammy and Rush in a conversation about restoring voter confidence in the outcomes of elections and in the electoral process. Saturday, April 16 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Madison Senior Center - 2nd Floor 330 W. Mifflin St. Madison Contact Information website: MADISON OFFICE 10 East Doty Street, Suite 405 Madison, WI 53703 (608) 258-9800 (608) 258-9808 Fax WASHINGTON OFFICE 1022 Longworth Building Washington DC 20515 (202) 225-2906...