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  • ‘Martyr to political correctness’ John McAdams to receive Academic Freedom award

    02/23/2017 11:06:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-23-17 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Still fighting for his speech and contractual rights two years after Marquette University drove him out of the classroom, Professor John McAdams will receive a top national academic freedom prize Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. McAdams will be awarded the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom for his outspoken criticism of political correctness on college campuses. “Professor McAdams is a fearless defender of free speech and open inquiry, and a martyr to political correctness,” said Richard Graber, president and CEO of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which supports the Kirkpatrick Award. “His dismissal from Marquette University...
  • Wisconsin Cracks Down on Illegal Butter (Butter cronyism. It’s a thing.)

    02/23/2017 4:33:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 2-22-2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Wisconsinites who enjoy Kellygold Irish butter have been forced to venture across state lines to buy the gold foil packaged dairy goodness. Butter protectionism in the Dairy State has made this foreign butter illegal.An obscure regulation turns "ungraded butter" into contraband. Since Kerrygold isn't produced in the good ole U.S. of A., it's not graded and hence, illegal. Selling illicit butter bears a fine up to $1,000 and a possible six-month stint in the slammer. If you haven't tasted Kerrygold, I can assure you it is definitely worth the drive across state lines. It's pricey, but worth every penny.Wisconsin local...
  • Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail

    02/21/2017 5:36:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/17/17 | Brian Darling
    On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, “No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts!” and “Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now.” Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. Unfortunately, the leadership and establishment in the Republican party is incompetent. When you compare the accomplishments of President Barack Obama...
  • Audit finds huge cost overruns at Wisconsin DOT, some road project costs triple

    02/19/2017 9:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | January 26, 2017 | Theo Keith
    <p>MADISON -- A new audit shows huge cost overruns at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with dozens of projects costing double or triple their original estimates.</p> <p>The Legislative Audit Bureau report finds that estimated costs for 19 major projects completed between 2006 and 2016 were $1.5 billion, double the initial projection. The audit also finds that the estimated costs of 16 ongoing major highway projects have increased by $3.1 billion.</p>
  • Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

    02/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | 2/15/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The director of a scandal-plagued Social Security Administration hearing office used official leave and sick leave to gamble at an area casino, while a group supervisor got paid a full day’s wage to watch a Green Bay Packers football game. TIME FRAUD: A federal investigation into a Madison Social Security Administration office found the hearing office director used sick leave to gamble at an area casino and another supervisor watched a Green Bay Packers game on the clock, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson. These are just some of the many details about troubling conduct...
  • 10-year prison sentence given to man who tried to join Islamic State in 2015

    02/18/2017 7:04:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2/17/17 | Ed Treleven
    A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former Madison man to 10 years in prison for a terrorism-related conviction, expressing doubts that the man has changed enough from the one who posted statements about killing Americans, traveled to Turkey and tried to join the Islamic State terrorist group in 2015.U.S. District Judge James Peterson said he was looking for some hint of positive transformation in Joshua Van Haften — who pleaded guilty last year to attempting to give material support to a terrorist group — but was having a difficult time finding it.“Now, when you say you never meant to...
  • [UWM] ASM calls on administration to provide reparations for black students in form of free...

    02/18/2017 6:12:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | 2/16/17 | Alice Vagun
    In an attempt to push University of Wisconsin officials to act on their diversity and inclusion rhetoric, Associated Students of Madison passed legislation Wednesday calling on the administration to re-evaluate admissions criteria and pay reparations to black people in the form of free education.The legislation, entitled “Cognitive Dissonance,” listed several steps the student council recommended the university take to back up its mission “to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education.” Cognitive dissonance is defined as the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs or attitudes...
  • Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

    02/16/2017 10:09:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    AP ^ | February 16, 2017
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government is demanding free tuition for black students. The Associated Students Of Madison adopted a resolution ... demanding free access, tuition and housing for all black people, including former inmates. UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas says university officials are reviewing the resolution.
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Another Islamophobia Hoax: Muslim Student at Wisconsin College Faked Vile Hate Crime

    02/04/2017 8:00:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 2/4/17 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim hoax in what is now an epidemic of faked hated crimes. More interesting is the enemedia’s silence on the faux hate crime wave designed to indict innocent infidels.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggested that Kee’s hoax hate crime was part of “chaos” building “around the country over President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.”Where is their front page apology and retraction?
  • At least 17 bomb threats called in to JCCs nationwide in third wave of harassment

    02/01/2017 6:53:55 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | January 31, 2017
    At least 17 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with bomb threats in the third wave of such mass disruption this month. Paul Goldenberg, the director of Secure Community Network — an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America that advises Jewish groups and institutions on security — said the threats were called in late Tuesday morning. Some of the messages were live, he confirmed. “[I]n the past we know that the numbers can grow exponentially,” he said, adding that perpetrators have been “leveraging technologies to make mass calls.” Goldenberg confirmed that threats had been called...
  • Liberals may hate Trump’s first 10 days, but GOP base loves it

    01/30/2017 10:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 30, 2017 | Joe Garofoli
    Many of the dominant images from President Trump’s first 10 days in office make it look as if the country is turning on him. The millions who protested him at women’s marches across the country. The thousands who jammed airports over the weekend to support immigrants and refugees hurt by his travel ban. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely any of this early backlash will mean much to the swing-state voters who sent Trump to the White House to deliver a message that the political system wasn’t working for them. “Is the white, blue-collar voter in Pennsylvania going to be upset by all...
  • Drudge slams GOP Congress for making Trump 'do everything alone'

    01/30/2017 8:49:25 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/2017 | JOE CONCHA
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare. "Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter. {.. snip ..}
  • Federal court orders Wisconsin Legislature to redraw maps

    01/30/2017 9:28:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    AP via WITI, Fox 6, Milwaukee ^ | 12:42 PM, January 27, 2017
    A panel of federal judges has ordered the Wisconsin Legislature to redraw legislative boundaries by November, rejecting calls from those challenging the maps to have the judges do the work. The three-judge panel released its decision in the redistricting case Friday. The state is expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case. State attorneys had asked for the Republican-controlled Legislature to be allowed to draw the maps if the Supreme Court orders them redone. Democrats who sued over the boundaries wanted the judges to do that. …
  • 16 Criminal Aliens From Mexico Arrested During Milwaukee Enforcement Surge

    01/29/2017 9:35:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/28/17 | Caroline May
    Immigration officials arrested 16 criminal aliens from Mexico during an enforcement surge in Milwaukee this week, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Of the criminal aliens arrested, two had been previously deported and two had outstanding orders of deportation. All 16 were living in the U.S. illegally and convicted criminals — having committed crimes like assault with a deadly weapon, battery, grand theft auto, drug possession with intent to distribute, drunk driving, and receiving stolen property. According to ICE, the two day surge was the agency’s latest effort to “prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminals living illegally in...
  • Union membership down nearly 40 percent in Wisconsin

    01/27/2017 7:32:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 3:38 PM EST
    Union membership in Wisconsin has declined nearly 40 percent since legislation was passed that gutted collective bargaining for public workers, according to federal data. The percentage of public and private workers who were union members was about 8 percent, or 219,000 people, in 2016, down by 136,000 members from 2010 levels, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency’s report shows the percentage of Wisconsin workers in unions is below the national average of 10.7 percent, The State Journal reported. …
  • County launches investigation into complaint against Sheriff Clarke (WI)

    01/25/2017 8:27:10 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Urinal-Sentinel ^ | 1-25-17 | Dan Bice
    When Dan Black filed a formal harassment complaint against Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. last week over an incident on a Milwaukee flight, it wasn't clear what would happen with Black's filing. Now we know. Melissa Baldauff, a spokeswoman for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, confirmed that his office referred Black's complaint to the county Audit Services Division, which has now launched an investigation into the matter. "And we advised people who asked to refer their complaints to the (county) Ethics Board," Baldauff added. The head of the Ethics Board declined to say whether her office has received...
  • 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...
  • Gwen Moore to Attend Inauguration as 'The Resistance' (D WI)

    01/18/2017 5:19:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    rollcall ^ | January 18, 2017
    Many Democrats are planning to skip Friday’s inaugural activities over their objections to President-elect Donald Trump, but not Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore.“As a proud Democrat, I want President-elect Trump to see me front and center as he’s sworn in,” Moore said in a statement Wednesday. “I want him to see exactly what his opposition looks like. When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.”Moore said she suspects Trump will use his inaugural address “to bypass Democrats and to push his extreme agenda with utter impunity” and that she refuses to be “a pawn” in that effort by...
  • Marquette students required to attend ‘social justice’ workshops

    01/18/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 18, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    “Many professors” at Marquette University require their students to complete “reflection sessions” on race and privilege, strictly monitoring their attendance and participation. An online schedule and overview of the sessions asserts that “many professors have made attendance mandatory for their classes,” even noting that “attendance will be taken at each reflection session in order to inform professors of [their] participation.”
  • The campus left needs to stop whining

    01/17/2017 12:19:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    If ignorance is bliss, progressive kids at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among the most blissful when it comes to the ABCs of free speech. The Student Coalition for Progress recently petitioned to have the campus Young Americans for Freedom chapter deemed a hate group and its members subjected to “intensive diversity training.” YAF, for the record, is largely a Reaganite bunch. But apparently spreading love of free markets and other conservative ideas creates “a hostile environment on campus.” Triggering the whiners was a visit from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, who spoke about how “safe spaces” limit free speech —...
  • UW Students Plan to Duplicate Failure of Texas Sex Toy Protest Against Campus Carry

    01/17/2017 11:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>In 2016, students at the University of Texas at Austin staged a protest involving the public carry of sex toys. The protest was supposed to somehow change people’s minds about the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Campus. The protest made national news for a day or two. No discernible effect was noticed at any administrative or legislative level.</p>
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • 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...
  • DESPICABLE: Teacher bullies 9-year-old girl for deer hunting: “Killing animals is not what we do!”

    01/07/2017 7:22:15 AM PST · by bigbob · 82 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 1-6-17 | Badger Pundit
    The problem of left-wing public school teachers and administrators bullying school children for thinking and acting like normal Americans seems to be a continuing one. Two years ago Wisconsin talk-radio host Vicki McKenna, in a story which quickly went national, outed Wisconsin school principal Melissa A. Horn for bullying an 11-year-old boy, threatening to expel him for bringing a “virtual gun” to his virtual (i.e., home) school. His offense? Displaying a tiny picture of a gun, with an American flag, on the computer which he used only at home — an image viewable by no other student. See blog posts...
  • Milwaukee Police Chief Right: CCW Justifiable Shooting Increases Homicide Numbers

    01/05/2017 6:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Fox6now.com 63rd and Euclid in Milwaukee It was a dark and cold winter night on Tuesday, 27 December in Milwaukee, at 10 p.m. The sun had set more than three hours ago. There was no moon, but there was a cold breeze. The temperature held at 23 degrees. The blustery wind of the afternoon had dropped off. A 36-year-old Milwaukee resident was walking his dog in a secluded neighborhood. Street lights were far apart.Two teenage criminals were in a car, cruising for trouble. They found it. The armed teens attempted to rob the man. He had a...
  • Clinton makes GQ's list of least influential people

    12/21/2016 7:06:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton made GQ magazine's list of 2016's least influential people. Drew Magary, who complied the "anger-fueled list of everyone who ruined our year," said he had no choice but to put Clinton on it. . . . "Would it have killed you to visit Wisconsin, Hillary? I know it's full of fat people and bad pretzels, but sometimes you gotta come out of your fundraising hole and kiss some babies," he quipped.
  • Wisconsin's red realignment

    12/20/2016 3:20:25 PM PST · by marsmanmd · 34 replies
    Washinfton Examiner ^ | 12/2016 | Salena Zito
    Eight years ago, Wisconsin Democrats were in the catbird seat; they held the Governor's office, the majority in both chambers of the state legislature, two U.S. Senate seats, five of the state's eight congressional seats and handed Barack Obama a rousing victory in the presidential election. So it's no wonder that Wisconsin's winning election night results for Republican president-elect Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were a bit of a jolt to most pundits' sensibilities; for years they have believed that Wisconsin was a deeply blue state, powered by the public sector unions, that traditionally supports Democrat candidates in a...
  • Walker asks Trump to allow Wisconsin to drug test food stamp recipients

    12/20/2016 1:16:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Walker has long supported drug testing food stamp recipients, a policy he and Republican lawmakers approved in 2015 that has since been blocked by a federal court. Federal law does not allow states to impose drug tests on recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, better known as food stamps. "We have been forced to delay our implementation and are optimistic your administration will give states like Wisconsin the flexibility to provide the accountability the taxpayers demand," Walker said in his letter.
  • Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America! [straightjacket worthy]

    12/20/2016 10:49:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics -Video embed ^ | December 19, 2016 | Tim Harris
    Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America!" "This Is Not America!" A woman lost control Monday afternoon when members of Wisconsin's electoral college delegation met to certify the results for Donald Trump. “You sold out our country,” the woman screamed at the electors, standing up. “Everyone of you, you’re pathetic. You don’t deserve to be in America.” The crowd responded by chanting: "Shame, shame, shame." "This is my America," the woman yelled. [About 8 times] MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland said Monday evening that protests like this one were "a marker for what's to come."[snip]...
  • Watch: Liberals Meltdown After Wisconsin Casts Its Votes For Trump

    12/19/2016 8:59:27 PM PST · by nodwam · 104 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 12/19/2016 | Richard Saunders
    Demonstrators erupt after Wisconsin’s 10 presidential electors cast their electoral college ballots for Republican Donald Trump. They chant ‘shame’ in the background as one lady starts screaming at the electors.
  • Woman Snaps At Wisconsin Electors: "You Don't Deserve To Be In America!" "This Is Not America!"

    12/19/2016 12:02:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 112 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 19, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    A woman lost control Monday afternoon when members of Wisconsin's electoral college delegation met to certify the results for Donald Trump.
  • UW [Wiasconsoin] students petition to shut down YAF, punish leaders [ed]

    12/19/2016 9:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are demanding that their school’s administration put members of a conservative club “through intensive diversity training.” An online petition being circulated by the school’s “Student Coalition for Progress” condemns the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter on campus for hosting Ben Shapiro, whom they claim has “used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity...
  • Transgender Student Tells UW-Milwaukee Chancellor to “F” Off After Yiannopoulos Speech

    12/14/2016 1:17:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 61 replies
    Media Milwaukee ^ | 12/14/16 | NICOLE FRECHETTE et al.
    The UW-Milwaukee transgender student who was singled out by controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos sent an angry, expletive-laden filled email to Chancellor Mark Mone, accusing the chancellor of insulting her and engaging in “goddamn lip service.” “GO F-CK YOURSELF,” Adelaide Karen Kramer started the email, which she sent to the chancellor and 458 members of the university community on December 14, the morning after Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos spoke to a sold-out crowd in the Wisconsin Room at the UWM Student Union. Kramer was responding to an email that Mone sent to all students and faculty after Yiannopoulos’ incendiary speech. *** In...
  • Mail Truck Destroyed on I-94 (Wisconsin)

    12/14/2016 12:23:07 PM PST · by Sopater · 28 replies
    WXOW.com ^ | Dec 14, 2016 12:51 AM CST
    The U.S. Postal Service said all of the mail was destroyed in a Tuesday morning truck fire. The Wisconsin DOT said State Patrol was notified of semi fire on I-94 in St. Croix County near Hudson Tuesday morning. When officers arrived, the fire had spread to the trailer. The U.S. Postal Service confirmed the truck was carrying USPS mail and packages. The truck was taking them from the Twin Cities distribution center to Chicago. USPS said the load consisted mainly of Priority Mail packages originating in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It may have also contained some First-Class mail. USPS said...
  • Geenen: Four years after Sandy Hook, let’s talk about gun violence (sneak attack barf alert)

    12/14/2016 10:13:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 dec 2016 | Paul Geenen
    ---(snip)-- "Three of these discussions were held earlier this year, with participants sharing the goals of creating greater understanding and trust, reducing polarization, encouraging discussion and improving communication. Common ground has been identified, including agreement that penalties need to be raised for violations against our state’s concealed carry law. Several Republican state representatives and a local Republican elected official participated in these conversations, and we thank them for that."
  • Donald Trump Tells Paul Ryan at Wisconsin Rally: 'We're Going to Build the Wall Paul!"

    12/14/2016 6:01:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/13/16
    \ President-Elect Trump tells the crowd it's okay to say Merry Christamas.   He then talks about building the wall.   During Trump’s pointed towards Ryan and said, “We’re gonna build the wall, Paul” as the crowd erupted in cheers.   Which I am sure, had Paul Ryan freaking out.  LOL!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6zs2FyA3aU    
  • Jill Stein announces plans for leftover recount money

    12/14/2016 5:21:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    With her three-state recount effort effectively over, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Tuesday announced her plans for what’s next: to ask donors which organizations should receive the campaign’s leftover money At latest count, Stein had raised $7.33 million for the recount in just 2.5 weeks, and from more than 161,000 donors. The campaign’s latest estimate of costs puts the total recount-related expenses at about $7.4 million -- meaning as of now, there would not necessarily be money left over.
  • Live Coverage: Donald Trump in West Allis (WI)

    12/13/2016 1:47:07 PM PST · by UB355 · 43 replies
    Mikwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/13/2016 | Facebook Live
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to speak Tuesday night at a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis.
  • Now what? Legislators planning changes to Wisconsin’s recount law

    12/13/2016 4:50:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-13-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Ten days after it began amid accusations of computer hacking and voter fraud, Wisconsin’s unprecedented presidential recall is over. Donald Trump, by 131 more votes than he originally claimed in last month’s general election. The certified recount confirms that Trump is the first Republican presidential nominee to win Wisconsin since 1984. The loser, her critics say, was definitely Jill Stein, the Green Party also-ran who dragged the Badger State into her computer hacking conspiracy theory. Stein, who finished fourth in the election with 31,006 votes, paid an estimated $3.5 million for the statewide recount – a costly and arduous process...
  • LIVE:Trump/Pence USA Thank You Tour 2016 at West Allis, WI State Fair Exposition Center at 7PM CT.

    12/12/2016 9:53:57 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 614 replies
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 West Allis, Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center at 7:00 PM CT.
  • Wisconsin Recount Ends, Trump Picks Up 162 Votes

    12/12/2016 7:57:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | December 12, 2016 | Breitbart News
    (AP) Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed Monday following a recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes. Wisconsin finalized its recount on the same day that a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking. Green Party candidate Jill Stein successfully requested, and paid for, the Wisconsin recount while her attempts for similar statewide recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan were blocked by the courts. Stein only got about 1 percent of...
  • Recount Efforts End: Trump Wins In Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

    12/12/2016 5:20:31 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | December 12, 2016 6:30 PM
    <p>Trump's victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed following a statewide vote recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes.</p> <p>Meanwhile, a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election and scan some counties' election systems for signs of hacking.</p>
  • Wisconsin Recount Finishes Up, $7M Finds 25 Votes for Hillary (+68 for Jill Stein)

    12/12/2016 1:09:51 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 hour ago | By Avner Zarmi
    Seven million dollars. That’s approximately how much the total recount effort mounted by Green Party candidate Jill Stein will cost when one factors in the total costs of the Wisconsin recount, the abortive Michigan recount, and the legal expenses for Dr. Stein’s efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. With 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties now reporting completion and about 95% of the votes counted, the net result has been a gain of 25 votes for Hillary Clinton and 68 votes for Jill Stein. The counties reporting completion include the state’s two Democratic powerhouses, Dane County (in which the state capital, Madison,...
  • 2016 Wisconsin Presidential Voting Recount: An Exercise In Manual and Automated Futility

    12/12/2016 9:22:08 AM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01AM today | by Ed Morrissey
    If the state of Wisconsin didn’t finish its recount yesterday, it will almost certainly complete that task today — one way or another. By the end of the day on Saturday, precincts that had reported 91.32% of the original vote totals have completed their recounts. Ten precincts in the state had yet to report any results, plus the city of Milwaukee had still not reported their full results including all absentee ballot recounts. Unlike everywhere else in Wisconsin, Milwaukee counts their absentees in a central location and then reports the results back to the precincts for the final tallies. Remember,...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 11: What’s Left to Count?

    12/11/2016 6:47:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/11/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Democratic stronghold City of Milwaukee and a few others. Hillary Clinton has only reduced Donald Trump’s lead by several dozen votes in the days of recounting, nowhere near enough to alter the election. Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes. Green Party nominee Jill Stein paid at least $3.5 million in donated money for the recount.The latest spreadsheet released December 11 shows that the City of Milwaukee’s totals still have not been fully updated to include absentee ballots, even though the Milwaukee County Clerk told the news media the recount was completed on Thursday, December 8, and only minor...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 11: What’s Left to Count (Milwaukee still holding absentees)

    12/11/2016 3:47:55 PM PST · by drewh · 59 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 1 hour ago | Jessica McBride
    The Wisconsin Election Commission’s day 11 spreadsheet shows that almost every ward in the state has now been fully recounted – except for the Democratic stronghold City of Milwaukee and a few others. Hillary Clinton has only reduced Donald Trump’s lead by several dozen votes in the days of recounting, nowhere near enough to alter the election. Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes. Green Party nominee Jill Stein paid at least $3.5 million in donated money for the recount. The latest spreadsheet released December 11 shows that the City of Milwaukee’s totals still have not been fully updated...
  • Breaking: Federal judge declines to end Wisconsin recount

    12/09/2016 11:41:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Two pro-Trump groups hoped to get a federal judge to end Wisconsin’s recount early, but Judge James Peterson put an end to those hopes rather quickly. The Associated Press had barely even reported the challenge when Peterson declined to intervene. The issue will become moot soon enough anyway: A federal judge will on Friday consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC,...
  • Wisconsin Recount Results Day 8: Trump Leads, Milwaukee a Mystery

    12/09/2016 6:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/09/2016 | Jessica McBride
    Day 8 of the Wisconsin recount followed the same pattern as the days that came before: Candidates won and lost votes, but nothing came close to altering Donald Trump’s November 8 victory.The Wisconsin Election Commission reported that Hillary Clinton was up a net 61 votes on day 8. That’s the figure that matters; however, that’s an insignificant number considering that Donald Trump leads by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin overall. Green Party nominee Jill Stein spent $3.5 million on the Wisconsin recount.“The results of the election are not going to change in this recount,” Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk said...