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  • Milwaukee schools head to newspaper: Give us a union-friendly reporter – or else

    10/30/2014 6:45:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | Adam Tobias
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds doesn’t like what he calls “biased” coverage by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel education reporter Erin Richards. So he’s asking the state’s largest newspaper to take Richards off the beat and assign a different journalist to write about Milwaukee Public Schools — or else. “I just requested that we have somebody who’s objective, who’s going to give the readers the truth and everything about what’s going on … we want a new reporter or else we’re going to cut off all ties with the Journal in terms of communication with them,”...
  • IRS Docs, Interviews Suggest More Burke Resume Problems (WI)

    10/30/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10-30-14 | Nathan Schacht
    According to her resume, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke spent 1994 and some of 1995 working as the “Administrator” of the non-profit trade group Bicycle Industry Organization (BIO). However, an IRS document shows an address for the trade group that also happens to be a home formerly owned by Burke – a home that was purchased at least seven months after Burke claims she left BIO. According to Burke’s resume, Burke left BIO in 1995 and that same year returned to Trek Bicycle – her family’s business – as Director of Forecasting and Strategic Planning. According to a Dan Bice...
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke ‘was tossed out’ (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burke’s family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the company’s European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was “eliminated”...
  • Mary Burke: I wasn’t technically “fired” from my family’s company, they eliminated my position

    10/30/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Guy Benson
    In my item on Marquette Law School’s favorable final poll for Scott Walker yesterday, I touched briefly upon a story alleging that Democrat Mary Burke had been fired from her family’s bicycle company in the 1990′s. Burke has touted her business acumen and ‘job creation’ experience at Trek as a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. I expressed some degree of skepticism over the Wisconsin Reporter’s scoop, as the top named source in the piece is a Republican county chairman, and other quotes were mined from anonymous sources. Burke initially denied the allegations outright, calling them “ridiculous” and “completely false.”...
  • Obama to Wisconsin Supporters: “You Can Only Vote Once… This Isn’t Chicago”

    10/30/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can’t cover it up anymore, turn it into a joke. President Obama poked fun at the checkered political history of his hometown Chicago on Tuesday, reminding voters in Wisconsin to vote early — but not often.“You can only vote once — this isn’t Chicago, now,” Obama said at a rally in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.Obama was brought in to fire up the Democratic base, traveling to a ward in which he carried 99 percent of the vote in the 2012 presidential contest against Republican Mitt Romney. At least it’s not one of those places where...
  • BOMBSHELL: Report Claims WI Gov. Candidate Falsified Her Job History, Resume

    10/29/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/14 | Avner Zarmi
    Following an event during which some African American attendees walked out on a Barack Obama speech intended to galvanize them into voting for Mary Burke, the Wisconsin Reporter claims that a pivotal event from Burke’s career has been falsely described by her during the campaign to cover up an embarrassment. The article also claims that Burke included falsified information related to her job performance on her resume, a resume which she submitted before she was appointed as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary. Burke has claimed that, after two years heading Trek Bicycle’s European operations during which sales figures rose substantially, she was...
  • [Governor] Walker (R, WI) Ahead in Last Poll Before Election

    10/29/2014 3:24:06 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AP Staff
    MADISON, WI (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker is leading Democrat Mary Burke in the last Marquette University Law School poll released before Tuesday’s election. The poll released Wednesday showed Walker with 50 percent support, compared with 43 percent for Burke. The poll had a margin of error of 3 percentage points. Walker and Burke were tied with 47 percent support in the previous poll released two weeks ago. The one before that, on Oct. 1, showed Walker with a narrow 5-point lead. The latest poll of 1,164 likely voters was done between Oct. 23 and Sunday. Walker was campaigning...
  • Wow: Scott Walker opens up seven point lead among likely voters in final Marquette poll

    10/29/2014 7:53:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2014 | Guy Benson
    A month ago, Wisconsin’s most respected pollster showed Walker at 50 percent and leading by nearly six percentage points. Two weeks ago, the race tightened considerably, with Democrat Mary Burke pulling into a tie with the incumbent — thanks in large measure to some puzzling shifts in the internals. Marquette Law School’s final poll of the race shows dramatic movement back toward Walker. Boom: New Marquette Law School puts Walker at 50%, Burke at 43% among likely voters (with a D+2 LV sample). #mulawpoll— MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 29, 2014 He also edges Burke by one point among registered voters,...
  • Last Marquette poll before election Walker 50 Burke 43 among likely voters

    10/29/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT · by DCdude · 5 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/28/2014 | craig gilbert
    Dan O'Donnell ‏@DanODradio 2m2 minutes ago There is literally no good news for Mary Burke in this new @MULawPoll. None.
  • Gov. Scott Walker opens 7-point lead over Mary Burke in last MU poll before election

    10/29/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Milwaukee Biz Journal ^ | 10/29/2014 | Ron Kirchen
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker apparently regained his stride with likely voters, opening a 7-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke, according to a new Marquette Law School poll. The Marquette poll, which has an excellent track record for predicting Wisconsin election results, found that 50 percent of likely voters support Walker compared with 43 percent for Burke. Those figures represent a major shift from previous polls that showed the race neck-and-neck including an Oct. 15 poll where Walker and Burke were tied at 47 percent among likely voters. The reason for the changing tide in the Wisconsin governor's race is...
  • Latest MU poll shows Walker leading Burke among likely voters (up 7 above MOE)

    10/29/2014 10:44:32 AM PDT · by UB355 · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/29/2014 | Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in a new survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other surveys in recent weeks — including Marquette's previous poll two weeks ago — showing the race essentially tied. Marquette surveyed 1,164 likely voters from last Thursday through Sunday. The poll has margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
  • Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin

    10/28/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by John W · 70 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 28, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    As President Obama spoke this evening in Wisconsin, the crowd began to file out. Here's video that captures some folks leaving, even as Obama's voice can be heard in the background.
  • 0bama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

    10/27/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 27, 2014 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail just one week before Election Day in an effort to help a Democratic challenger oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office. Walker is a top target of Democrats in the midterm elections after he angered organized labor by enacting a measure in 2011 that reduced the power of public sector unions in the state. Obama was scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary, who is running close against Walker, a potential 2016 presidential...
  • Scott Walker, in Dead Heat, Faces Third Election in Four Years

    10/28/2014 9:07:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/28/2014 | Avner Zarmi
    Scott Walker is facing re-election for the third time in four years. Let that fact sink in, and you will begin to understand many things about this pivotal race. Wisconsin is not merely a swing state, it is an odd, unique one. The Republican Party was founded there, yet the last time the state chose a Republican presidential candidate was in 1988. Its largest city, Milwaukee, last had a Republican mayor in 1908. It had a socialist mayor (not left-wing Democrat, but outright socialist) in 1960. Nonetheless, the relatively conservative Republican Governor Tommy Thompson, who pioneered welfare reform in the...
  • Tension flares between Scott Walker and Chris Christie

    10/28/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Scott Walker, the champion of the right of employees to not be forced into unions, has a massive bull’s-eye on his back, as the labor movement is engaged in an all-out spending spree to knock him out of office next Tuesday.  Walker and his supporters have been subjected to the dirtiest political retaliation imaginable, and he has already survived a union-funded recall campaign that tried to end his political career mid-term. As we noted Sunday, it appears that the Republican Governors Association, headed by Chris Christie, is pulling back on financial support for television ads in the home stretch....
  • Prepare for Scott Walker 2016; If He Wins Re-election, He's Our Man

    10/27/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 67 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    With a little more than a week remaining before the mid-term elections, most conservatives are focusing upon a dozen Senate races, as Republicans are expected to gain control of the upper chamber. But the contest that piques my interest the most is the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin, where Republican Governor Scott Walker is locked in a dogfight with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walker’s re-election is very much in doubt, despite the accomplishments of his first term: putting Wisconsin’s fiscal house back in order, reforming the state’s collective bargaining process, and giving local communities greater control over their affairs. According to...
  • How ‘gangster government’ abuses campaign finance laws

    10/27/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    ny post ^ | october 27, 2014 | george will
    The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law-enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats. The police seized computers, including those of children still in pajamas. Clothes drawers, including the children’s, were ransacked, cellphones confiscated and the citizens told it would be a crime to tell anyone of the raids. Some raids were precursors of, others were parts of, the nastiest episode of this unlovely political season. This attempted criminalization of politics in order to silence persons occupying just one portion of the political spectrum has happened in Wisconsin,...
  • Wisconsin health insurance companies plan special sign-ups for same-sex couples

    10/26/2014 10:48:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    MILWAUKEE — Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans. The special enrollment periods are needed because gays and lesbians who got married in Wisconsin last summer were unable to add spouses to their coverage amid the uncertainty surrounding the legal status of their marriages. People generally can make changes to a health plan during the year only after a "life-changing" event, such as a marriage, divorce, or birth or adoption of a child. The typical deadline is 30 days....
  • All in: Democrats plan full-court press to defeat Walker

    10/24/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Scott Walker appeared to be pulling away from Mary Burke. He led by nearly six points in the respected Marquette Law poll, had cracked 50, and enjoyed a 13-point cushion with independent voters. Then came MU’s mid-October survey, in which Walker’s lead vanished completely, with the race deadlocked at 47. All three of those data points represented noticeable departures from most polling trends, but the top line number showed an exact tie — which mirrors the RCP average. The last three polls of the contest have produced a tie, a Burke lead of one point, and Walker edge of the...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/23/2014 7:45:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Teachers in Wisconsin's public schools have learned a major lesson from the state's landmark 2011 law neutering public sector unions, with more than a third dropping out of their labor organization. Given no choice but to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) for decades, teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out. And that is what tens of thousands have done as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10. “Given the evidence, it shows that the union's hold is softening," Patrick Wright, vice...
  • Free Speech Victory Vindicates Governor Scott Walker, Conservatives

    10/23/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    A free speech courage award should go to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa for his recent ruling blocking the enforcement of part of Wisconsin's campaign finance law that prohibits “coordinated issue advocacy” between outside groups and candidates. Liberal, overzealous Badger State prosecutors have tried to use a very subjective interpretation of the law as justification for their four-year, failed witch hunt to try and bring down Governor Scott Walker and his allies.Earlier this year, the same Judge Randa ordered a shut-down of the nefarious so-called “John Doe” investigation – a secret probe launched in 2012 by partisan Democrat District Attorney...
  • Priest from Wisconsin dances his way into Internet fame in video

    10/23/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-23-14 | Joan Lewis
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Requests TV Stations Pull False Ad Attacking Scott Walker

    10/23/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 10.23.14 | Steven Ertelt
    A Wisconsin pro-life group is doubling down on its criticism of a false ad that erroneously attacks a pro-life law Governor Scott Walker signed. Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emily’s List is making false claims about Sonya’s Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating women’s privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound —...
  • Wisconsin Pro-Life Group: Emily’s List Lying About Ultrasound Bill Scott Walker Signed

    10/21/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | 10.21.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emily’s List is making false claims about Sony’a Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion. The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating women’s privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound — a claim the state’s leading pro-life e group rejects. ultrasound3d18Wisconsin Right to Life’s Executive Director, Heather Weininger, stated, “We only have to look at...
  • Renewable Energy Fails Protesters Calling for More Renewable Energy (Wisconsin)

    10/21/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | October 9, 2014 | MacIverInstitute
    Demonstrators gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of "dirty coal" and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a blow-up coal power plant that was running on a fan powered by wind and solar charged batteries. Before the protest was over, however, the batteries died and their solar panel could not produce enough energy to keep the power plant standing upright.
  • Walker’s Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walker’s policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldn’t grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Wisconsin chapel approved as first US Marian apparition site (Catholic Caucus)

    12/09/2010 4:23:01 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | December 8, 2010 | Benjamin Mann
    Bishop David Ricken and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Champion, Wis., Dec 9, 2010 / 05:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With approval from Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a chapel in the town of Champion is now the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.On Dec. 8, 2010 –the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception– the bishop decreed with “moral certainty” that the Virgin Mary had indeed appeared to a young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, on three occasions in October of 1859. Since 1861, the site of those apparitions has been home...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next month’s election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area “not less than three feet nor more than...
  • More ‘Walker is Hitler’ rhetoric appears from the left (WI)

    10/20/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Here we go again — another roadside sign comparing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to Adolf Hitler. “WALKERS MOTTO DIVIDE & CONQUER SO WAS HITLERS,” proclaims the grammatically challenged, hand-written sign pinned to posts just off of Mariner Road near Wisconsin Highway 83 in Hartland. The sign is across the highway from Westbrook Church, an Evangelical Christian worship center at 1100 Wisconsin 83. SIGN OF THE TIMES: Another ‘Walker is Hitler’ sign, this one in Hartland, Wis., amid the state’s heated campaign for governor. If history is any indicator, expect more of these messages during the last 15...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/19/2014 8:04:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | ˇPublished October 19, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    "As soon as I was given the choice, I left," Amy Rosno, a teacher with the virtual class program at the Waukesha school system, told FoxNews.com. "I never really understood the union anyway." Rosno said she had a better understanding once she was asked to be a representative for her department and attended her first WEAC meeting. "I realized that it was all political and not about teaching," she said. Teachers who spoke to the nonprofit education think tank EAGnews.org said they were glad to be free of the union's grip, especially because of the perception their dues were spent...
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless you’re for polygamy, you’re not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I don’t want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Wisconsin’s Mary Burke: Legislation to Protect Unborn Babies Who Feel Pain? “Yeah, I Would Veto It.”

    10/17/2014 4:56:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10/17/14 | Chelsea Shields
    Wisconsin has made huge strides in the protection of unborn babies and mothers in our state. In just 2013 alone, our new lifesaving laws gave mothers more information about their unborn children and helped save 465 babies, who now sleep peacefully in their beds. But we still have far more work to do. maryburkeThat’s why so many Wisconsinites are concerned by Mary Burke’s recent statement in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interview about her position on legislation that would protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain. When asked what she would do with legislation that would “ban abortions after...
  • Can Scott Walker make the case for conservatism?

    10/17/2014 2:21:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Stephanie Condon
    During his first term in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gained a nationwide reputation for his often polarizing yet unapologetically conservative agenda. He feuded with public employees over their collective bargaining rights and was subject to a recall vote because of it. He enacted income tax reductions and oversaw property tax reductions. He signed a controversial law requiring women to get an ultrasound before getting an abortion, and he enacted a controversial voter ID law now tied up in court. Now, Wisconsin voters must decide whether they're up for four more years of the Walker agenda. If they are, political...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Poll: Scott Walker's 5 Point Lead Disappeared

    10/15/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    A new Marquette Law School poll finds the Wisconsin gubernatorial race tied with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke each getting 47 percent support among likely voters. The most recent Marquette poll's findings, released on Wednesday, contrast a previous Marquette poll which showed Walker leading Burke by 5 percentage points. The most recent poll's findings underscore what other polls have shown about the race: that Walker and Burke are only separated by a small margin. The new Marquette poll also suggests that Burke has, at the very least, not totally lost her chance to win the race...
  • Wisconsin attorney general hopeful calls for gun background checks

    10/13/2014 10:52:49 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/13/14 | AP
    Wisconsin attorney general candidate Susan Happ is calling for background checks on all gun sales. Happ's campaign released a statement Monday noting saying background checks are an obvious solution to gun violence.
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • Green demonstrators accidentally prove why they should never be trusted with energy policy

    10/11/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-11-14 | Thomas Lifson
    “Renewable” energy is unreliable, and can never replace secure base load sources like coal, natural gas, and hydro. And now a bunch of greenies have embarrassed themselves and proved the point. Attempting to show how wonderful solar power is, a band of self-righteous greenie demonstrators in Madison, WI, the Berkeley of the Midwest, instead demonstrated that reliance on renewables means brownouts and blackouts. Protesting a proposed rate increase by the local utility, Madison Gas & Electric, they made utter fools of themselves, and showed by reliable power from hydrocarbons is the only way to have secure energy supplies. The MacIver...
  • Walker could be strolling to massive win in Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Timothy Carney
    VAN DYNE, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker is under investigation, and he is reviled by the largest political force in his state. But you’d never guess that by watching him amble through the stalls at a central Wisconsin dairy farm. Walker converses with a casual ease rare among politicians. He strolls with a light step through a massive cow barn at Ruedinger Farms on Wednesday. The only thing hanging over his head is the mechanical hawk that chases away the pigeons. You wouldn’t guess from his demeanor how hated he is. County prosecutors are still investigating him. And the...
  • Democrats losing long war against voter ID

    10/06/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 6, 2014 | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    In one month, voters will go to the polls to elect the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. Will the midterms be clean? Could some elections be stolen? Everyone ostensibly agrees that voters have a right to know that their decision is not being ignored. And a clear majority supports a simple way to make sure: voter ID. You would not know it if you read only the New York Times or watched only MSNBC, but the Left and President Obama are losing their fight to block the widespread introduction of voter ID cards. In courts...
  • Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts

    10/09/2014 8:51:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    LATimes ^ | 10-9-14 | David G. Savage
    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from enforcing its strict voter identification law in this year's election.. By a 6-3 vote, the justices granted an emergency appeal from civil rights lawyers who argued it was too late to put the rule into effect. Lawyers for the ACLU had noted the state had already sent out thousands of absentee ballots without mentioning the need for voters to return a copy of the photo identification. It would be "chaos," they said, for the state now to have to decide whether or not to count such ballots because the voters failed to...
  • Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-10-14
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings. Approved in 2011, Texas' law is considered among the nation's harshest and had even been derided in court by the Justice Department...
  • US Supreme Court blocks Wis. voter ID law

    10/09/2014 7:50:40 PM PDT · by gorush · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 09 2014 08:19:29 PM CDT | N/A
    MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs. Related Content US Supreme Court blocks Wis. voter... New bike path will connect Madison,... Court orders tribal night deer case... Dogs, bird rescued from hoarder... ť View More The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday declared the law constitutional.
  • Speaker Vos: It’s time for Kevin Kennedy to go as GAB Director (WI)

    10/09/2014 10:18:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 10-9-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – During a luncheon yesterday in Madison, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester, 53rd District) said that Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy should go. Speaker Vos made the comment during a lunch-time speaking engagement with Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha, 64th District). The comments made by the Assembly Speaker came after he responded to a question from Jeff Mayers of WisPolitics.com regarding campaign finance laws. Vos said that the GAB will not exist in its current format two years from now. “I promise you that two years from now the GAB will not be in the current format....
  • Liberian woman flies into O'Hare - detained in Wisconsin

    10/08/2014 7:00:06 PM PDT · by SteveAustin · 55 replies
    Fox Six News Milwaukee ^ | 10/8/2014 | Myra Sanchick
    KENOSHA (WITI) — The Kenosha County Jail is taking precautions — monitoring an detainee for signs of the Ebola virus. Local officials are in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — along with other federal officials. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office confirms with FOX6 News that at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8th, a woman came into the jail from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. As officials screened her, they realized she is from Liberia — a country hard hit with the Ebola outbreak. Officials say the woman was brought in as a federal immigration...
  • Liberals prepare to blame a Scott Walker victory on voter ID

    10/07/2014 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has had his political obituary penned and published so many times that Badger State civil courts are probably flooded with copyright infringement lawsuits, yet he stubbornly remains in office. 2014 may wind up being his Waterloo if liberal union enthusiasts have their way – and a delicious win it would be for them indeed – but the Left side punditry is preparing for the worst and seem to have identified where to affix the blame. Obviously, it must be those racist voter ID laws. On September 12, Wisconsin voting-rights groups began to scramble when the...
  • Scott Brown: Senate Amnesty Bill Leads to More Illegal Immigration

    10/07/2014 2:47:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/7/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Scott Brown, the GOP U.S. Senate nominee in New Hampshire, believes the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill would lead to more illegal immigration surging across the border, he said in a debate Monday night, according to Bloomberg Politics. "No, I would not have supported that bill, because it still did not address the one thing that is very important,” Brown said when asked for his thoughts on the bill during the debate. “Whatever we do on these very important issues, I can't provide and continue to provide incentives rewarding that illegality by EBT cards, preferential housing. I did not...
  • Scott Walker: Gay Marriage Fight Is 'Over In Wisconsin'

    10/06/2014 9:16:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 6, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) conceded that the state of Wisconsin lost its fight to ban same sex marriage on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear gay marriage cases in multiple states. With the Supreme Court's punt back to the appeals court that struck down the ban, county clerks in Wisconsin have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. And Walker seems to have accepted that this is the end of the road for the state's ban....
  • Three suspects sought in Oshkosh armed robbery

    10/06/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WTAQ-AM ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jeff Flynt
    OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Oshkosh police are searching for three suspects in an armed robbery early Monday morning. Police say a 26-year-old man was walking around 1 a.m. when he was robbed at gunpoint by three men in the 300 block of Broad Street. The suspects took the victim's cell phone and keys before fleeing the scene on foot. Police describe the first suspect as a black man, about 6' tall, 155 pounds with longer dreadlocks and a t-shirt. He also had a handgun which was used in the crime. The second suspect is a black man, about 6' tall,...