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  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • Gov. Walker open to gas tax increase for road construction if offset by cuts

    03/10/2018 10:53:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | February 4, 2018 | Theo Keith
    MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee drivers will deal with orange barrels on the freeways for the next 10 years even if Congress passes a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, the head of the a Wisconsin transportation group said. Pat Goss, executive director of the Transportation Builders Association, says the state hasn't put itself in a position to use the federal money for two Milwaukee County freeway projects eliminated in 2017. That year, Gov. Scott Walker delayed construction on Interstate 41 north of the Zoo Interchange and abandoned plans to rebuild Interstate 94 past Miller Park because of a funding shortfall. Don't expect a $1.5...
  • Grim anniversary a reminder for drivers

    03/10/2018 10:07:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    NBC 26 News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Matt Jarchow
    NEENAH, Wis. - At the Winnebago County Highway Department, a memorial for two men is a reminder of two employees and two family members who are gone too soon. "Today it's been 12 years since he's been gone," Susan Tiffany said. Tiffany lost her brother, Dan Melhorn, on March 7, 2006. Melhorn, along with his partner and friend, Marc Neumeyer, got killed working along Interstate-41. "My sister told me and I just went, 'no, no'," Tiffany said. Tiffany said that after her brother's death, she drives extra slow through work zones. She's not alone in hoping others will follow. Local...
  • The Memo: Trump tariff move may pay dividends in 2020

    03/05/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | NIALL STANAGE
    President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports horrify Republican leaders in Congress — but they could yet pay political dividends. Trump’s move, cast by the White House as an effort to protect American manufacturing, has significant appeal in the Rust Belt states that were pivotal to his shock 2016 election win. Some Democrats in the region worry that senior figures in their party, especially those whose bases are in affluent coastal cities, are underestimating the political potency of Trump’s announcement. “It worries me as a Democrat that the national Democrats don’t see that Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and...
  • Concealed-carry permit holder flips the script, shoots and kills alleged carjacker

    03/01/2018 5:58:02 AM PST · by grundle · 34 replies
    yahoo.com - Good Morning America - ABC News ^ | February 28, 2018 | WHITNEY LLOYD
    A Wisconsin man, using a gun licensed under a concealed-carry permit, shot and killed an alleged carjacker in his company’s parking lot, a city official said. The unidentified employee, 24, had just arrived for work at Milwaukee Machine Tool Corp., shortly before 6 a.m. Monday when a man named Carlos Martin, 21, allegedly attempted to carjack him with a gun, Milwaukee city alderman Cavalier Johnson told ABC News. Police have provided few details. The Machine Tool worker had a concealed-carry permit, Johnson said, and used his legal weapon to shoot Martin, who died from his injuries.
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump has just delivered two brilliant political surprises

    03/01/2018 8:29:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    President Trump has once again surprised the national establishment. This week he announced his re-election campaign earlier than any president in history. Simultaneously, he announced Brad Parscale would be his campaign manager. Both these moves are a reminder of how intuitive and strategic Donald J. Trump is. These qualities are a big part of why he was elected to be our 45th president. Why are this week’s announcements so important? Because they express intent and demonstrate immediate implementation. First, President Trump is saying to any potential Republican challengers: “I will crush you.” The amount of money he will raise, the...
  • Generation Z warms to GOP, like Trump's 'tell it like it is' style.......

    02/28/2018 10:20:50 AM PST · by caww · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Super young voters, those 22 and under known as Generation Z, are offering Republicans a chance to claim some of the youth vote lost when millennials fell hard for former President Barack Obama. Swing state changes from 2012 to 2016 were more dramatic — and impactful. “In Florida, the Democratic margin of victory for the youth vote from 2012 to 2016 dropped 16 points. In both Ohio and Pennsylvania, the drop was 19 points. In Wisconsin, it was 20 points. These dramatic declines helped give Republican Donald Trump a win in each of these states, pushing him over the top...
  • I wanted Scott Walker, I ended up with Bruce Rauner

    02/28/2018 8:05:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Soon, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., is expected to sign pro-life legislation, expanding on his unbroken history as governor of supporting pro-life policies. This is in contrast to his neighbor to the south, Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., who actually expanded taxpayer funding for abortion. On Election Day 2014 I watched election results come in at the Hilton Chicago with the Chicago GOP and the Rauner campaign. As a campaign manager for a state house representative, I celebrated as the Republicans retained control of the U.S. House and won the Senate. Late into the evening, I cheered as Bruce Rauner pulled off...
  • Would-be carjacker shot, killed by concealed carry holder outside Milwaukee business

    02/26/2018 6:55:37 PM PST · by LumberJack53213 · 82 replies
    A 21-year-old would-be carjacker was shot and killed by his intended victim early Monday, Milwaukee officials said.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Strzok-Page Emails Reveal Disturbing Look at Early Mueller Investigation (Vanity)

    Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It,” along with over 500 pages of text messages between agent Peter Strzok, formerly the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, and FBI attorney Lisa Page. Many of the text messages have not been released previously. One aspect of the newly released texts that has not received any media attention is the overwhelming number of texts that deal with Page and Strzok's comments on and numerous contacts...
  • Highway Damage Caused By Horseshoes Prompts Wisconsin Bill (Amish Criminals)

    02/09/2018 6:46:37 AM PST · by rey · 27 replies
    A bill has been proposed in the Wisconsin Legislature that aims to limit damage caused by horseshoes on freshly paved rural highways, the Leader-Telegram reports. State Rep. Kathy Bernier, R-Lake Hallie, is leading the push for the legislation after hearing local officials had considered creating their own laws, impacting area Amish populations. “I would rather do something that is consistent statewide,” Bernier told the Leader-Telegram The bill would allow counties or municipalities to adopt ordinances prohibiting studded horseshoes on roads where they’ll cause damage from April through October — the road construction season. Under her bill, the first offense would...