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  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin governor (Evers, D) calls special session on gun control

    10/21/2019 1:22:33 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    WTMJ TV4 ^ | October 21, 2019 | WTMJ Staff
    <p>MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to take up a pair of gun control measures that GOP leaders have been unwilling to debate.</p> <p>The move Evers announced Monday does not force Republicans to debate or vote on the bills. But it does give Democrats another means to spotlight the issues that a poll in August showed more than 80% of the public support.</p>
  • Jayme Closs says she's feeling stronger every day (WI, Abduction Story)

    10/16/2019 2:46:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | October 14, 2019 | Staff
    BARRON, Wis. - The Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot before she was kidnapped and held captive for 88 days says she's thankful for the kindness and concern from people all over the country and is feeling stronger every day. Jayme Closs issued a statement Monday, a day before the one-year anniversary of the crimes at her home near Barron in northwest Wisconsin. Closs said she is getting back to the activities she enjoys and loves hanging out with her friends. The statement was read by family attorney Chris Gramstrup at a news conference at the Barron County Sheriff's...
  • Trump destroys RINO Paul Ryan for refusing to allow GOP to issue subpoenas to probe deep state

    10/13/2019 1:01:01 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 27 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/13/19 | TNS Staff
    RINO Paul Ryan was a disgrace as a “Republican” House Speaker, and one of his biggest failings was taking advantage of complete GOP control of Congress and the White House during President Trump’s first two years in office. Some conservatives (us included) have blamed him for losing the House, as he and more than 50 other establishment Republicans bailed on their constituents, on Trump, and on our republic ahead of the 2018 elections. None of Ryan’s anti-Trump treachery has been lost on the president.
  • Pastor’s Graduation Speech That Mentioned Jesus Leads to ‘Government Censors’ (Wisconsin)

    10/12/2019 6:19:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Oct 10, 2019 | Steve Warren
    ‘Silence People of Faith’: Pastor’s Graduation Speech That Mentioned Jesus Leads to ‘Government Censors’ The Appleton Area School District located in Appleton, Wisconsin, has changed its policy regarding graduation speeches after a local Christian pastor, who’s also a school board member, drew complaints about Christian references he made during a graduation speech in June to Appleton North High School graduates and their families. The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist organization headquartered in Madison, WI, wrote a letter to the school district objecting to Rev. Alvin Dupree’s speech, claiming it had received 29 complaints from graduates and other students,...
  • Manufacturing jobs multiply in state (Wisconsin)

    10/10/2019 11:00:18 AM PDT · by UB355 · 9 replies
    gmtoday ^ | 10/10/2019 | Bethany Blankley
    Wisconsin ranked second in the nation for manufacturing job growth
  • Anti-Trump spice company is major buyer of impeachment Facebook ads: analysis

    10/09/2019 10:40:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    A Wisconsin-based spice company has been the second-largest buyer of impeachment ads on Facebook in recent days, second only to President Trump himself, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. Penzeys Spices in Wauwatosa, Wis., has spent $92,000 on pro-impeachment ads between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, according to data compiled by Bully Pulpit Interactive, a Democratic communications agency, and published by Axios. By comparison, the Trump campaign shelled out $718,000 to defend the president after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry last month over his dealings with Ukraine, while billionaire philanthropist and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer was the...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson: James Comey, John Brennan have corrupted FBI and CIA

    10/06/2019 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/2019 | Nick Givas
    The questionable actions of former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA director John Brennan have made it impossible for Americans to trust the country’s intelligence apparatuses and created a sense of extreme skepticism, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said during an interview that aired Sunday. Johnson appeared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” and got into a heated debate with host Chuck Todd over House Democrats’ impeachment efforts and various intelligence community abuses. The GOP senator said there still were unanswered questions when asked if he thought Russia interfered in the 2016 election. “They absolutely...
  • Chuck Todd calls out GOP senator for promoting 'Fox News conspiracy'

    10/06/2019 12:59:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/19 | REBECCA KLAR
    Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," called out Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) for responding to a question with a "Fox News conspiracy" during a heated interview on Sunday. "I have no idea why a Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff is popping up on here. I have no idea. I have no idea why we're going here," Todd said. He then pushed the senator to "answer the question that I asked you instead of trying to make Donald Trump feel better here that you're not criticizing him." "What made you wince? I’m asking a simple question about you clearly...
  • Second Amendment Activism at Denny’s in Wisconsin

    10/05/2019 5:24:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    A correspondent I have known since his childhood spends a large part of his time overseas as a missionary. Coming back to Wisconsin, he was surprised to find a “No Firearms Allowed” sign at a Denny's. I believe this is a local policy, decided by each local manager of the franchise. My correspondent gave me permission to edit the account of his reaction. His overseas experience has made him appreciate the freedoms Americans take for granted. His account: Returning to America after having been gone half a year, lends itself to re-entry culture shock. I recently returned to the...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • (Madison) Chief's abrupt retirement caused by lack of emphasis on public safety (WI)

    09/30/2019 2:12:17 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 30, 2019 | Amanda Quintanna
    MADISON, Wis. - After announcing his retirement on his blog on Sunday, Police Chief Mike Koval is voicing his reasons for the sudden exit. "I'm tired of the politics. The politics has been oppressive to me," said Koval. "And frankly we're getting ready to go through another budgetary process where I am completely frustrated in terms of what I believe are important priorities for this department that probably won't be met. And I get it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. That doesn't mean I have to agree with it. And that certainly doesn't mean I have...
  • Madison Police Chief Abruptly Retires (WI)

    09/29/2019 11:27:12 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | September 29, 2019 | Staff
    Mike Koval Had Pushed Back Against Far Left, Anti-Cop City Leaders The residents of the city of Madison have lost their public safety goalie. He was hardly a hardened, broken windows law and order bulwark, but Police Chief Mike Koval repeatedly pushed back against a city council and two mayors who believe ‘restorative justice,’ alone can keep Madison a bucolic utopia. Rarely arm-in-arm with former Mayor Paul Soglin, the gulf between his public safety philosophy and that of new Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway was far greater. Koval announced his retirement this weekend. Effective immediately. Here’s a snippet from his blog:...
  • Report: Paul Ryan Pushing Fox News to ‘Decisively Break’ with Trump

    09/27/2019 3:30:21 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2019 | TONY LEE
    Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, who currently sits on the board of Fox Corp., is reportedly urging Fox News to “decisively break” with President Donald Trump, according to a Thursday Vanity Fair report documenting the network’s “management bedlam.” Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman, citing four sources, reported that Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, who has long tried to move Fox News to the center, “is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future.” Ryan, the longtime Trump antagonist, has reportedly been suggesting to Murdoch that “Fox should decisively break with the president” as Murdoch holds “strategy conversations...
  • Wisconsin Governor Mulling Mandatory Buyback Of AR-15s

    09/24/2019 8:39:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 9/21/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Well, the days of Scott Walker running the state are long gone. That’s regrettable. Former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his real name is Robert Francis, went nuclear on the gun control issue. He wants to outright confiscate firearms, specifically so-called assault weapons. Why? Well, to liberals, they’re scary looking. That’s about it. He wants to confiscate the private property of law-abiding Americans. It’s illegal. It’s not going to happen at the federal level anytime soon because a) Bob isn’t going to be president let alone the 2020 Democratic nominee, and b) it’s a losing issue. What can happen though are...
  • Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in the past year: report

    09/20/2019 12:17:06 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2019 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Two swing states narrowly won by President Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016 were the sites of the greatest losses in manufacturing jobs between 2018 and 2019, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department. The agency's state employment survey found that Wisconsin has lost about 5,200 manufacturing jobs since August of last year. In Pennsylvania, losses of manufacturing jobs topped 7,700, according to the survey.
  • Evers, Wisconsin Democrats introduce red flag law

    09/19/2019 10:50:14 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies ^ | 9/19/19 | AP
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers are introducing a "red flag" bill that would allow judges to seize guns from someone determined to be a threat. Evers unveiled the proposal Thursday. It comes after the governor and fellow Democrats introduced a universal background check bill in August. The proposals come in the wake of several mass shootings across the country.
  • Plain Talk: Tony Evers is right about GOP gun response: It's BS (barf alert)

    09/12/2019 5:25:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Cap Times ^ | 12 sept 2019 | Dave Zweifel
    Hats off to Gov. Tony Evers for calling out Wisconsin legislative Republicans' position on guns for what it is — BS. Evers made his blunt assessment after GOP leaders Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald, dutifully followed by their submissive colleagues in the Assembly and Senate, announced they had no intention of even considering Evers' proposals to address what has become a national crisis. In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings and calls from the public that government officials do something, Evers proposed that Wisconsin enact a universal background check procedure and pass a red-flag law that...
  • Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC anchor's question on whether Russia helped Trump win

    09/11/2019 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/11/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an NBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest that Russia flipped the 2016 election in President Trump's favor. "I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have," she told NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie had just asked whether Russian interference "actually worked" and blocked a victory by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "I think that really does devalue the people in Wisconsin and Michigan and others who decided to vote for President Trump," Rice added in her...
  • Why Illinois can't balance its budget

    09/11/2019 9:34:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 6/20/2019 | Austin Berg
    Republicans and Democrats sang the same song at the Statehouse after rapidly passing the largest budget in state history: "It's balanced." Unfortunately, watchdogs couldn't offer much dissent in the moment. Lawmakers passed the 1,581-page document over the course of one weekend. In the absence of independent analysis, which takes more than a couple days to complete on a $40 billion spending plan, political rhetoric was rampant. It was all eerily familiar. In 2018, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle claimed they had balanced the budget. But Illinois Policy Institute analysis had it out of whack by up to...