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US: Wisconsin (News/Activism)

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  • Scott Fitzgerald is a gun-industry stooge who refuses to govern (barf alert)

    11/14/2019 8:21:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies ^ | 14 nov 2019
    Members of Mothers Against Gun Violence, March for Our Lives and other groups rallied outside the Wisconsin Capitol last week in support of Gov. Tony Evers’ modest proposals to address gun violence. It was cold. But the crowd was enthusiastic about delivering the message that it is time for state legislators to respond to the will of the people. They explained that: THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO ACT: Following the August mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which left 31 people dead in one weekend, Evers proposed a pair of sensible moves: a bill to require background...
  • Speaker Ryan Booed at Trump Rally in Speaker's Wis. Hometown

    03/29/2016 5:23:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 3/29/16 | Todd Beamon
    Speaker Paul Ryan was booed Tuesday after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump mentioned him during a rally in his hometown in Wisconsin. "How do you like Paul Ryan?" Trump asked supporters at a rally in Janesville, The Hill reports. "You like him?" The boos overtook the cheers inside the Janesville Conference Center. "I was told to be nice to Paul Ryan," the developer added. "He's the speaker, he's a nice guy. "He called me the other day. He was very nice." Trump then asked the crowd whether they were Republicans and conservative. The supporters cheered in response to both questions,...
  • Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit

    11/09/2019 1:03:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    star tribune ^ | Nov 8, 2019 | ap
    MILWAUKEE — A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Republican state lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging certain Wisconsin abortion restrictions. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Thursday's ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals leaves it up to Democratic state Attorney General John Kaul to defend Wisconsin's abortion laws. Republican lawmakers don't trust Kaul because he has supported abortion rights before and was endorsed by Planned Parenthood last year. The appeals court backed a ruling from federal Judge Willian Conley, who said Republicans hadn't come close to showing that Kaul would...
  • Report: Fox News Management Forbids Hosts from Using Alleged Name of Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’

    11/06/2019 3:08:27 PM PST · by AAABEST · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    CNN Business states that while some Fox News personalities want to use the name reportedly linked to the “whistleblower” complaint, bosses have warned against the move. On October 31, an unnamed executive emailed staff that the network had not “independently confirmed [the] name or identification of the anonymous whistleblower” and advised to “NOT fulfill any video or graphic requests” in connection to the so-called “whistleblower’s” identity, according to the report. The demand from Fox News management to staff includes some of the network’s most-high profile personalities, including Sean Hannity. Jeanine Pirro, host of Justice with Judge Jeanine, suggested on Friday...
  • New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World

    11/04/2019 7:26:24 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | Jonathan Chait
    ... Working from the premise that the country largely agrees with them on everything, or that agreeing with the majority of voters on issues is not necessary to win, the [Democrat] campaign has proceeded in blissful unawareness of the extremely high chance that Trump will win again... A new batch of swing state polls from the New York Times ought to deliver a bracing shock to Democrats. The polls find that, in six swing states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona — Trump is highly competitive. He trails Joe Biden there by the narrowest of margins, and...
  • New York Times Upshot (LV) Poll: Trump Sweeps Battleground States

    11/04/2019 6:00:05 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov 4, 2019
    General Election Matchup: Michigan: Trump 45% Warren 40% North Carolina: Trump 48% Warren 44% Florida: Trump 46% Warren 42% Wisconsin: Trump 47% Warren 45% Pennsylvania: Trump 46% Warren 44% Arizona: Trump 47% Warren 46% Siena College/NYT Upshot (LV) Poll
  • We can overcome our differences and do the right thing with gun laws in Wisconsin

    11/04/2019 5:11:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 48 replies ^ | 4 nov 2019 | Melissa Sargent | Democratic member, Wisconsin Assembl
    Teachers. Students. Parents. Doctors. Business owners. Law enforcement. Hunters. Gun owners. Over the past seven years that I have had the honor to serve my state, these are just some of the many voices I have had the opportunity to hear from and the pleasure to represent here in the Wisconsin State Capitol. My favorite part of my job as a state representative is to be able to meet with individuals of all backgrounds and belief systems, and to hear the diverse perspectives about the best way to move our state forward.
  • 'Who carries a bottle of acid?': Man speaks out after alleged acid attack

    11/03/2019 2:26:56 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    TMJ4 ^ | 11 03 2019 | Stephanie Haines
    A 42-year-old man suffered second-degree burns after an unknown suspect threw acid on him during an altercation. Investigators say that an argument broke out between two people in the 2600 block of S. 13th Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The fight escalated when the victim, 42-year-old Mahud V, had acid thrown at him causing serious injuries. Mahud says that the acid burned through two layers of his coat. "I don't know the guy. I never saw him in my life and he did this to me. Who carries around a bottle of acid?," Mahud said. Witnesses say that the attacker...
  • America's religion of anti-racism reaches peak absurdity

    11/03/2019 11:16:28 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    America’s religion of anti-racism has reached peak absurdity, with anti-racist gestures now themselves defined as discrimination. A recent controversy in Madison, Wisc., exemplifies the contradictions required to feed the narrative of America’s endemic bigotry. A black senior at West High School in Madison allegedly stole another student’s cell phone on October 9. The alleged thief then pushed an assistant principal who tried to intervene; she called for assistance. A black security guard, Marlon Anderson, tried to escort the student out of the building; the student let fly a race-based tirade, calling Anderson the N-word and a slew of racial epithets....
  • GOP senator requests Obama, Clinton emails

    11/01/2019 9:18:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 01 2019 | Jordain Carney
    A Senate GOP chairman is requesting the National Archives hand over any emails between former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter this week to archivist David Ferriero after the Justice Department denied his request for the emails. Johnson previously requested that the Justice Department hand over any emails Clinton sent to Obama from a "territory of a sophisticated adversary." But DOJ said they could not share any emails because they involved other executive branches. Johnson, in his letter to Ferriero,...
  • Brewing titan Molson Coors undergoes name change, looks to cut up to 500 jobs

    10/30/2019 8:05:39 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 75 replies
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ^ | 10/30/2019 | Tom Daykin
    Brewing titan Molson Coors undergoes name change, looks to cut up to 500 jobs TOM DAYKIN | MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL USA TODAY MILWAUKEE – The parent of MillerCoors LLC will be moving hundreds of corporate office jobs to Milwaukee, a restructuring move that will result in the loss of 400 to 500 employees throughout the company. The number of jobs coming to Milwaukee isn't yet known, a company representative said Wednesday. But Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said it will be hundreds of good-paying white-collar jobs. Barrett, at a City Hall news conference following the company's announcement, said his administration and...
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 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 · 24 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...