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US: Wisconsin (News/Activism)

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  • Screnock (R), Dallet (D) Advance in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

    02/22/2018 6:55:59 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | 2-21-18 | James Widgerson
    In Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Election primary, Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet advanced to the general election in April. Screnock received the most votes, over 46 percent, according to the latest tally from the Associated Press. Dallet finished second with nearly 36 percent of the vote. “Tonight’s results serve as proof that voters across Wisconsin value the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary focused on upholding the rule of law and respecting our Constitution and the separation of powers, regardless of their political affiliation,” Screnock said after his primary victory. “I...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • David Clarke: Fla. students' gun control push has 'George Soros' fingerprints all over it'

    02/21/2018 8:39:20 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 | John Bowden
    Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. insinuated Wednesday that student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting were being manipulated by Democratic billionaire George Soros to organize for gun control. In a tweet, the former Wisconsin sheriff wrote that media appearances and an activism campaign from students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School against gun violence had "George Soros' fingerprints all over it."
  • ***WI PRIMARY ELECTION FOR SC JUSTICE TODAY***

    02/20/2018 4:17:42 AM PST · by aspasia · 21 replies
    wpr.org ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | shawn johnson
    There are three candidates on the ballot for Tuesday's Wisconsin's Supreme Court primary, but how they fare in this officially non-partisan race could hinge on someone else. President Donald Trump has been a factor in local elections around the country over the past several months, and the race to fill a seat on Wisconsin's highest court is no exception. The contest features Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock.
  • In ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Text, Peter Strzok Expressed ‘Concern’ About Joining Mueller Team

    01/23/2018 8:27:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    The FBI’s top agent on the Trump-Russia investigation sent a text message last year that one top Republican senator says suggests he saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion. The text message, which was sent by Peter Strzok, is “jaw-dropping,” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a radio interview on Tuesday. In an interview with WISN-Milwaukee radio host Jay Weber, Johnson read aloud a May 19, 2017 text that Strzok sent to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress. Strzok wrote: “You and I both know the odds...
  • Congressional candidate busted trying to hawk stolen ring

    02/14/2018 8:43:42 AM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Stephanie Pagones
    A congressional candidate from Wisconsin was busted by the NYPD in her home state when she tried to hawk a ring she ripped off from a Manhattan jewelry store, police said. Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — ordered a $4,800 ring from Mikaelians Jewelry on West 47th Street in Midtown on September 19. But Germanotta, 36, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman,” claimed the ring she received was not to her liking, and requested her money back, police said. Instead of sending the real ring...
  • Congressional candidate busted trying to sell off stolen ring

    02/15/2018 11:52:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 14 Feb 2018 | Stephanie Pagones and Larry Celona
    A congressional candidate from Wisconsin was busted by the NYPD in her home state when she tried to sell a ring she ripped off from a Manhattan jewelry store, police said Wednesday. Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — had ordered a $4,800, 18-karat yellow gold Zambian emerald and diamond ring from Mikaelians Jewelry on West 47th Street in Midtown on Sept. 19. But Germanotta, 36, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman,” claimed the ring she received was not to her liking, and requested her money...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • (Democrat) Ron Kind primary challenger arrested in La Crosse as a (#MeToo) fugitive

    02/14/2018 11:40:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 2 replies
    WAOW ^ | Feb 14, 2018
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A woman who recently announced her primary campaign against Congressional Representative Ron Kind is now in custody of the NYPD on grand larceny charges. Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was arrested on February 12 by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department at 400 La Crosse Street. That arrest followed a call to the DA's office from the NYPD saying that Germanotta was wanted for grand larceny in the third degree. There is currently no word yet on the context of that charge. According to the NYPD warrant, her charge (155.35(1) et al) deals with theft of...
  • Ron Kind (D-WI) primary challenger arrested in La Crosse as a fugitive

    02/14/2018 6:35:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 31 replies
    WQOW 13 ^ | 2/13/18
    La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - A woman who recently announced her primary campaign against Congressional Representative Ron Kind is now in custody of the NYPD on grand larceny charges. Juliet D Germanotta, 36, was arrested on February 12 by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department at 400 La Crosse Street. That arrest followed a call to the DA's office from the NYPD saying that Germanotta was wanted for grand larceny in the third degree. There is currently no word yet on the context of that charge. According to the NYPD warrant, her charge (155.35(1) et al) deals with theft of...
  • Organizing for an election: Randy Bryce's campaign staff unionizes [D-WI 1]

    02/12/2018 4:52:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The staff for congressional candidate Randy Bryce announced their unionization, becoming the first campaign to sign a contract under the new Campaign Workers Guild. Bryce is running as a Democrat for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District — the seat now held by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R.
  • 0bama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states, including Wisconsin

    02/10/2018 7:54:51 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    Madistan.com ^ | 2-10-18 | Juilie Carr Smyth
    Following a Democrat’s special election win in a Wisconsin Senate district that voted for President Donald Trump, a group backed by former President Barack Obama said it plans to invest millions of dollars into state-wide elections in Wisconsin and 10 other states. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this year’s election cycle is critical to affecting the congressional redistricting process. It is the first cycle whose winners will participate in drawing congressional maps for the decade starting in 2021. The committee backed Democrat Patty Schachtner in last month’s election in the 10th...
  • Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists

    02/09/2018 3:11:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY RAFAEL BERNAL AND MIKE LILLIS - 02/09/18 06:02 PM EST
    Immigration activists are furious that 73 House Democrats, including seven members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, voted for a bipartisan spending bill that doesn't include a DACA fix. The early-morning House vote ended a brief government shutdown precipitated by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and in the process passed a two-year spending proposal that included a bevy of Democratic priorities, but not immigration. “Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties,” said Greisa Martínez Rosas, a DACA recipient and advocacy director for United We Dream, an immigrant youth activism network. Senate Democrats...
  • Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens for Breaking the Law to Bring ‘Dreamers’ to USA

    02/08/2018 6:12:43 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, using her prerogative as a party leader to mount a filibuster to draw attention to the cause of illegal aliens. The House, unlike the Senate, does not actually have a filibuster rule that allows members to speak as long as they want. Only the Speaker of the House and the party leaders can hold the floor indefinitely. Pelosi said she was taking a stand to draw attention to the plight of the so-called “Dreamers,” who are illegal aliens...
  • Jeb Hensarling takes swipe at Nancy Pelosi after marathon speech: Some lawmakers come to...

    02/07/2018 6:09:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    washington examiner ^ | February 7, 2018
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, fired back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday for her marathon eight-hour-plus filibuster on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on an immigration bill addressing the so-called "Dreamers." "Mr. Speaker, we could not be more highly honored that the Minority Leader would take such an interest in HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act," Hensarling started to some laughs on the House floor. After speaking on the floor in the morning, Hensarling, who is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, had to wait the entire duration of Pelosi's speech...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops eight hours in bid to force immigration votes

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the rare step Wednesday of giving a marathon speech supporting Democrats’ attempts to legalize the status of young immigrant “dreamers,” in a bid to pressure Republicans to act. Her more than eight-hour speech ranked as the longest given by a member of the House of Representatives in at least a century, possibly ever, focusing on an issue that has dominated the Democratic agenda in recent months. But it also came as her caucus began three days of closed-door meetings to craft a 2018 agenda that can win wider appeal in November’s elections. .....
  • Nancy Pelosi holds House floor with marathon speech (ON NOW)

    02/07/2018 3:06:57 PM PST · by cq · 92 replies
    Nancy Pelosi speaking non-stop on House floor for 7 hours and counting
  • Pelosi-buster: House Democratic leader speaking non-stop for 6 hours demanding immigration vote

    02/07/2018 1:41:52 PM PST · by Hadean · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been holding the floor of the House of Representatives for more than six hours and counting Wednesday, in a marathon speech protesting a budget deal reached by Senate leaders. In her remarks, Pelosi announced that she and many fellow House Democrats would oppose the package unless House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promised to allow a vote on a plan to shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. "Let Congress work its will," said Pelosi, who noted that Senate Republicans have slated a debate on the politically freighted...
  • Nancy Pelosi Filibusters for Amnesty: DACA Illegal Aliens ‘Are The Pride of Our Nation’

    02/07/2018 1:05:50 PM PST · by davikkm · 76 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats are threatening to oppose a budget deal to fund the federal government unless House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commits to allowing a vote on amnesty legislation. In a more than hour-long filibuster on the House floor, Pelosi is speaking live to demand a vote on amnesty or else the Democrat caucus will not support legislation to fund the federal government. During a part of her filibuster, Pelosi said Congress had a “moral responsibility” to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood...
  • Nancy Pelosi launches House filibuster to demand vote on Dreamers

    02/07/2018 11:30:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched a filibuster of sorts in the House on Wednesday, by taking the floor to talk about the need to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers. The House was set to start debating the Mortgage Choice Act, but Pelosi took the floor shortly after 10 a.m., and said she wanted to talk at length about immigration. A filibuster is an action lawmakers can take in the Senate, not in the House. However, both Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are both permitted to talk at length on the floor because of their leadership...