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  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • Wisconsin Democrats fear another debacle in November

    07/13/2018 7:51:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | July 10, 2018
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants everyone to know she could lose. It’s an unusual message for any candidate, but the liberal Democrat from Wisconsin is sounding the alarm after Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer effectively declared the first-term senator a favorite to keep her seat in November by leaving her off their lists of top-tier Senate races. After their pronouncements, major outside groups in both parties skipped Wisconsin in their initial $120 million of spending planned for this fall — triggering fears among state Democrats that the party will take victory for granted. But there’s palpable concern here among Democrats —...
  • United Healthcare to Host Job Fair in Green Bay For 125 Positions (Wisconsin)

    07/12/2018 8:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 12, 2018 | Scott Anderson
    United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives. Here are the details: GREEN BAY, WI — United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at its 3100 AMS Blvd. in Green Bay location. All of the positions will be based at that office. Interested candidates will be able to speak with recruiters and hiring managers at the job fair. Candidates are also encouraged to visit https://uhg.hr/GreenBayCareers to learn more about the openings. The UnitedHealth Group family of...
  • Local man says black panther getting more dangerous [WI & IA]

    07/10/2018 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    Courier Press ^ | July 9, 2018 | Ted Pennekamp
    There have been some new developments in the case of the black panther reported to have been seen by some rural Prairie du Chien (WI) residents. The panther (also known as a cougar) has killed several pigs, a calf and probably a Boston terrier, said Larry Stluka, who lives about four miles north of Prairie du Chien along Highway 27. It has also damaged a cow and two other dogs according to Larry. A panther, an adult male according to Larry, has now been photographed on Larry’s farm. Larry said the panther was photographed by Austin Mezera, 17, who is...
  • VIDEO: Waitress pulls out handgun after man attacks manager

    07/07/2018 5:11:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | July 7, 2018
    Milwaukee police are looking for a man involved in an attack at a Milwaukee restaurant. The man punched the manager in the face and went after a waitress until she pulled a gun on him. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Everything happened pretty fast at a George Webb restaurant. The manager at the grill that night said the customer was shouting at the waitress. She told him to get out, and surveillance video shows the man viciously punch her in the face. He then he goes after the waitress. The woman pulled out a handgun from her apron and only...
  • George Webb employee seriously injured after attack from man who went behind counter

    07/06/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are looking for the man who went behind the counter of a south side George Webb Restaurant and punched an employee in the face. It happened Friday, June 29 -- just after 1 a.m. at the restaurant near S. 21st and Mitchell. Police say the woman was seriously injured and was transported to an area hospital. Police say they are now searching for a known suspect. Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan sent the surveillance video to WTMJ sister station TODAY'S TMJ4 -- and hopes the public can help the Milwaukee Police Department locate the suspect as soon...
  • This is not your father's democrat party. It's bonkers. You really want to be part?

    07/06/2018 3:26:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-18 | DrJohn
    A series of recent events has inspired some soul searching on the part of democrats who still have a brain. Among them, the call to abolish ICE Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The Massachusetts senator and liberal fixture said Saturday at a rally in Boston: "We need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom by starting with replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality." Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.: Like Warren, she is a potential 2020 contender. Gillibrand decried ICE as a "deportation force" -- a reference to child separation at the border that Trump officials have criticizedas being inaccurately pinned on ICE. She told...
  • Wisconsin Court Tells University to Reinstate Conservative Professor

    07/06/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Political science professor John McAdams is going to be reinstated at Marquette University following a victory at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He had been suspended by the school for writing a blog post critical of a graduate student. "The undisputed facts show that the University breached its contract with Dr. McAdams when it suspended him for engaging in activity protected by the contract's guarantee of academic freedom," said the opinion written by Justice Daniel Kelly. The state's high court ordered Marquette to "immediately reinstate Dr. McAdams with unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation, and benefits." ( Journal Sentinel ) The case...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Marquette professor John McAdams in free speech case. (shortened)

    07/06/2018 8:09:04 AM PDT · by UB355 · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/06/2018 | Karen Herzog and Bruce Vielmetti
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that embattled Marquette University political science professor John McAdams was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog, leading to threats against her. The court ordered the Jesuit university to immediately reinstate the professor and sent the case back to a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to award damages, including back pay.
  • Indian Motorcycle Tweets Video of American Manufacturing Amidst Harley-Davidson Drama

    06/30/2018 12:20:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 28, 2018 | Eric Brandt
    <p>The video below shows factory workers proudly doing their jobs at the Osceola, Wisconsin engine assembly plant. The plant recently built its 100,000th Indian Motorcycle engine and one worker expresses the “pride, craftsmanship, and honor” that goes into building every engine. Along with some testimonials, we get some cool footage of Indian bikes in action.</p>
  • After searching for years, Wisconsin woman learns her sister lives next door

    06/28/2018 11:40:26 AM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    Hillary Harris was adopted as an infant. She searched for her birth family as an adult, and after many years, her search was incomplete. She knew she had a half sister, and she knew the sister's name from her adoption file, but she couldn't find her. At night, Harris would Google her sister's name - Dawn Johnson - and scour Facebook photos of the thousands of Dawn Johnsons out there. She would peer into their faces, trying to see if any of them looked like her. Maybe just a little? Then one day last year, a strange thing happened. A...
  • Foxconn tells the story Trump wants US to hear: Project is good news counterpoint to Harley

    06/27/2018 9:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Patti Waldmeir in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin
    When Foxconn breaks ground on Thursday on a $10bn LCD manufacturing complex in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump will be there to claim credit for securing the Taiwanese group’s promise to deliver 13,000 jobs. But while Mr Trump helps Foxconn celebrate in Racine county, Wisconsin — a key swing district that helped him win the presidency in 2016 — just up the road at Harley-Davidson, executives will be figuring out who will lose their jobs, after the company said it must offshore production to battle retaliatory EU trade tariffs. That landed Harley in the presidential doghouse. In a series of early...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

    06/20/2018 5:50:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 6-20-2018 | Ashley Killough and Phil Mattingly
    On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House...
  • Andy Gronik(D) withdraws from Wisconsin governor race, leaving nine Democrats in the (Primary) field

    06/21/2018 9:55:38 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 7 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | 6/21/2018 | Jessie Opoien
    The first major Democratic candidate to launch a bid for Wisconsin governor has ended his campaign. Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik announced his decision to withdraw from the race on Thursday, following a Marquette University Law School poll that found he was supported by 4 percent of Democrats who plan to vote in the Aug. 14 primary election. "The response to my candidacy has been incredible, and we’ve been picking up momentum and supporters every day, but just not fast enough," Gronik said in a statement. "It’s time for me to step down and give someone a legitimate chance to win...
  • Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats [WI]

    06/18/2018 11:40:05 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies
    Assoc. Press via MSN ^ | 6/18/18 | Scott Bauer
    AP material - link only https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gun-by-her-side-gop-us-senate-candidate-talks-of-threats/ar-AAyOIk3?ocid=spartandhp
  • Ryan remarks on Trump ‘Spygate’ leave conservatives fuming

    06/07/2018 2:34:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Katie Bo Williams and Olivia Beavers
    A vocal bloc of House conservatives are fuming at Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) behind the scenes, after the lame-duck speaker publicly sided with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in the debate over the FBI’s tactics in its investigation into the Trump campaign. Gowdy shot down allegations last week that the FBI improperly used a confidential informant to “spy” on the campaign, saying that the bureau “did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.” Ryan on Wednesday called Gowdy’s assessment “accurate,” dealing another blow to the claims dubbed “Spygate” by President Trump. But Trump allies on Capitol Hill say that...
  • Trump to host fundraiser, attend Foxconn groundbreaking (13,000 jobs in Wisconsin)

    06/09/2018 12:18:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WZAW-TV ^ | June 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to attend the Foxconn Technology Group groundbreaking ceremony later this month and attend a luncheon fundraiser. The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that prominent Milwaukee business executive Ted Kellner is hosting the June 29 fundraiser. It comes before Trump is to attend the Foxconn event in Mount Pleasant with Gov. Scott Walker and a host of other state and local leaders. Foxconn is building a massive factory and campus to build liquid display crystal screens. The investment could reach $10 billion and the Taiwanese company says 13,000 may work there....
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • Graceland Fruit tastes rapid growth ("We're always hiring" in Michigan and Wisconsin)

    05/31/2018 11:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Record-Eagle ^ | May 30, 2018 | Dan Nielsen
    FRANKFORT — Consumer demand for healthier food in convenient packaging is fueling rapid growth at Graceland Fruit. "We have the capacity to process all kinds of fruit," said President and CEO Alan DeVore. Cherries, cranberries, blueberries and apples provide the bulk of Graceland's product. But Graceland also has processed a variety of more exotic products, like orange peel and mango. The company's sales have accelerated rapidly during the last five years as consumers scrambled to buy products that are vegan and gluten-free. The Frankfort processing plant runs three shifts five days a week. It just inked a deal with CranGrow...