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US: Wisconsin (News/Activism)

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  • Milwaukee mayor: Multiple people dead in shooting at Molson Coors’ (WI)

    02/26/2020 4:23:02 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | February 26, 2020 | Stephen Cohn
    MILWAUKEE — Seven people, including the shooter, are dead in an attack Wednesday afternoon near Molson Coors’ Milwaukee campus, a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett confirmed the shooter is dead. The campus is located near 38th and State Streets in Milwaukee. Police are asking people to clear the area at this time. Molson Coors told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there was an active shooter on its campus and employees have been ordered to find a safe place to hide. Sources tell WTMJ News in Milwaukee there are multiple causalities. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s...
  • Active Police Situation

    02/26/2020 1:42:49 PM PST · by treetopsandroofs · 80 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | Feb. 26, 2020
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  • Epic: How a company you never heard of handles your medical records

    02/24/2020 3:39:45 AM PST · by gattaca · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 23, 2020 | Lee Cowan
    Correspondent Lee Cowan checks in on Epic Systems Corporation, of Verona, Wis., a software company that has changed the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated.
  • Wisconsin school district sued by parents over policy allowing children to use new gender pronouns, names

    02/21/2020 12:12:32 PM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2020 | Sam Dorman
    A group of Wisconsin parents is suing the Madison School District, claiming it violated their due process rights by sidestepping them in supporting the students' decision to change names and gender pronouns if they want to. The policy allows school employees to use alternative names and pronouns for children without parental notice or consent. The policy states that the district is committed to affirming each student’s self-designated gender identity, and that the district will strive to “disrupt the gender binary” with books and lessons stating that everyone has the right to choose their gender. “Madison schools have adopted policies that...
  • Swing State Poll: Trump Up In Wisconsin While Dems Have The Edge In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; In Michigan It's Close

    02/20/2020 11:32:55 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    In three critical Rust Belt states that delivered a victory to President Trump in 2016 by narrow margins, President Trump leads in head to head matchups against the top Democratic candidates in Wisconsin, but loses or trails within the margin of error in Pennsylvania matchups, and is locked in close races in Michigan, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University Poll released today. This is the first swing state poll of the 2020 presidential election cycle from the Quinnipiac University Poll that includes separate polls conducted simultaneously in key swing states. The poll was conducted from February 12th - 18th, prior...
  • Wisconsin Parents Sue To Keep Schools From Hiding Their Kids’ Gender Dysphoria

    02/20/2020 7:57:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Wisconsin's second-largest school district won't back off a policy of keeping minor students' transgender experimentation secret from their parents despite a new lawsuit filed Tuesday. Wisconsin’s second-largest school district so far won’t back off a policy of keeping minor students’ transgender experimentation secret from their parents despite a new lawsuit filed Tuesday.A group of parents represented by Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty sued after the Madison Metropolitan School District refused to alter its policy of concealing childrens’ transgender behavior and related medical records from parents, no matter how young the child is. The district oversees children as young as...
  • BUILD THE WALL (TO KEEP ILLINOIS OUT)

    02/13/2020 11:45:55 AM PST · by UB355 · 9 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | 2/13/2020 | James Wigderson
    Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D-Not Indicted Yet) said in an interview last week that Wisconsin can expect a southern invasion at election time. “Trust me, as has happened in previous years, van loads and bus loads of people from Illinois are going to be pouring over the borders into Wisconsin and Iowa helping to knock on doors working with the ground operations in those states and I’m excited about us being able to help.” Pritzker told Politico at the 10th annual State Solutions Conference in Washington. Pritzker did not say how many cemetery residents he’ll be sending along to...
  • Wisconsin Teacher Allegedly Calls Rush Limbaugh's Cancer Diagnosis 'Awesome,' Gets Placed On Leave

    02/08/2020 5:12:12 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-8-2020 | Brie Stimson
    A Wisconsin public school teacher was reportedly placed on leave this week after he allegedly called Rush Limbaugh's advanced cancer diagnosis "awesome" and said he hopes the radio host's death is painful. "limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it's awesome that he's dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful,” Travis Sarandos, who teaches in Milwaukee, allegedly tweeted Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sarandos was replying to another tweet whose author said they hoped Limbaugh recovered quickly and would advocate for affordable health care for everyone, the newspaper reported. The teacher's tweet sparked...
  • Michael Douglas campaigns for Bloomberg after Republicans open Milwaukee office

    02/09/2020 9:12:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 61 replies
    WKOW ^ | February 8, 2020 | WKOW
    Kirk Douglas, Michael's father, died earlier this week. Michael said at the appearance that his father supported Bloomberg until the very end. "I don't know if he was pulling my leg or not, but one of the last words that he said in the hospital, when he came and he saw me, asked me to lean over close to him, and I leaned over close to him and he said, 'Mike can get it done'," he said.
  • Post Impeachment, a Key Republican Suburban Area Rallies Around Trump. Voters in the populous, heavily Republican suburbs west of Milwaukee did not entirely embrace Donald Trump in 2016. They do now.

    02/08/2020 1:29:32 PM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2020 | Sabrina Tavernise
    ... The third impeachment trial in American history ended on Wednesday not with a bang but with a whimper. But here in Waukesha County, a patchwork of suburbs, small cities and rural areas west of Milwaukee that holds more Republican votes than any other county in this crucial swing state, there was a nervous excitement. Yard signs have been flying off the shelves in the county Republican Party’s headquarters in a strip mall near a vegan food supply store. More than 150 people showed up for a State of the Union watch party on Tuesday night, applauding and cheering in...
  • AOC, Omar, Jayapal say DNC boss Tom Perez should be ‘held accountable’ for Iowa failure (still counting)

    02/08/2020 1:55:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/20 | Dom Calicchio
    The drumbeat for Democratic National Committee boss Tom Perez to be “held accountable” for recent party failures appears to be getting louder. The latest Democrats to criticize Perez include U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., all backers of 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Recent party setbacks have included the vote-count fiasco at Monday’s Iowa caucuses and Tuesday night’s disclosure that two officials on the host committee of the party’s upcoming national convention in Milwaukee had been fired over non-specified allegations that they oversaw a work environment where staff members were not being...
  • Leaders of 2020 DNC Host Committee fired (Milwaukee, WI)

    02/05/2020 6:04:00 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    JS Online ^ | February 5, 2020 | Daniel Bice
    The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention are out. Late Tuesday, the board for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee terminated President Liz Gilbert and her chief of staff, Adam Alonso. The move comes just one day after the board suspended the pair and launched an investigation into “toxic workplace” allegations. The Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that a group of senior women staffers wrote an unsigned letter last week complaining of being "bullied and intimidated" by Alonso — something they said Gilbert did nothing to stop. They said Alonso's actions fostered a "toxic and unstable"...
  • 'An unacceptable and upsetting environment': 2020 Democratic Host Committee under investigation

    02/03/2020 7:24:02 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    The two top officials overseeing Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention were sidelined Monday amid allegations of a toxic work culture. Ad In a letter to staff obtained by the Journal Sentinel, the board said it had retained an attorney to investigate "concerns about the work environment" for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee. During the investigation, Liz Gilbert, president of the host committee, will not be in the office and "will not have direct contact with staff," the letter says. Adam Alonso, the chief of staff for the group, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the...
  • 'An unacceptable and upsetting environment': DNC Host Committee under investigation' (2020 DNC Convention)

    02/03/2020 6:47:05 PM PST · by UB355 · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2/3/2020 | Daniel Bice
    The two top officials overseeing Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention were sidelined Monday amid allegations of a toxic work culture. In a letter to staff obtained by the Journal Sentinel, the board said it had retained an attorney to investigate "concerns about the work environment" for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee. During the investigation, Liz Gilbert, president of the host committee, will not be in the office and "will not have direct contact with staff," the letter says. Adam Alonso, the chief of staff for the group, has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome...
  • Paul Ryan moving his family to Washington from Wisconsin

    02/02/2020 1:52:20 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 100 replies
    Politico Democrat Propaganda ^ | 08/20/2019 | NATASHA KORECKI and JAKE SHERMAN
    Paul Ryan is moving his family to the city he was always giddy to leave. The former speaker of the House and onetime GOP vice presidential nominee is leaving his longtime home of Janesville, Wis., and will rent a house in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. "Now in the private sector, Paul and his family are temporarily renting a house in Maryland, and he’ll be spending time there as well as their family home in Janesville," a Ryan aide told POLITICO.
  • Wisconsin voters are warming to Trump, despite impeachment

    02/02/2020 4:56:46 AM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2020 | Salena Zito
    “I went to the election. I chose not to vote for president. I signed the everybody sucks campaign,” she deadpans. But in the years that followed, Goetz, 40, has gradually moved from “never Trump” to “probably Trump” . . . One day after the rally, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out data gathered from people who registered for the Milwaukee event: Of the 20,395 registered, 15,738 said they were voters from Wisconsin, 57.9 percent said they were not Republican and 4,313 said they didn’t vote in 2016. Some of those 4,313 nonvoters will be people just like Goetz, who...
  • Trump’s Historic Wildwood Rally – 26% of Attendees Were Democrats, 10% Didn’t Vote in 2016

    01/30/2020 6:37:32 AM PST · by Magnatron · 37 replies
    The Dan Bongino Show ^ | 29 January 2020 | Matt Palumbo
    President Donald Trump’s rallies continue to attract a broad coalition. While Democrats are trying to out-compete one another by moving further and further to the left, alienating many voters in the process, Trump pitched the GOP as a big tent party last night. And that shows in his audience. Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale polls the audience at all of Trump’s rallies, and during last night’s rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, the figures showed Trump attracting Democrats and the previously politically-apathetic. “10.4% of attendees didn’t vote in 2016,” Parsale wrote in a tweet. And 26.3% were Democrats. While New Jersey...
  • Sanders allies in new uproar over DNC convention appointments (John Podesta was added to committee)

    01/28/2020 2:40:03 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/20 | Jonathan Easley
    Some Democratic National Committee (DNC) members and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are venting frustration at DNC Chairman Tom Perez over his initial appointments to the committees that will oversee the rules and party platform at the nominating convention in Milwaukee later this year. Sanders’s allies are incensed by two names in particular: former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who will co-chair the rules committee, and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta, who will have a seat on that committee.
  • Sanders supporters fume as Clinton allies named to key Dem convention committees

    01/28/2020 9:27:08 AM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    FOX ^ | 1-28-18 | Paul Steinhauser
    Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' White House bid and some Democratic National Committee members are frustrated with some initial appointments made by DNC Chairman Tom Perez to the crucial committees that will oversee the rules and party platform at this summer’s presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Their frustration comes after Perez named former Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts – who was a surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign -- as co-chair of the convention’s Rules Committee. And Perez picked John Podesta – who served as Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager – to have a seat on the committee.
  • Sanders supporters fume as Clinton allies named to key Dem convention committees

    01/28/2020 8:58:16 AM PST · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 January 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' White House bid and some Democratic National Committee members are frustrated with some initial appointments made by DNC Chairman Tom Perez to the crucial committees that will oversee the rules and party platform at this summer’s presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Their frustration comes after Perez named former Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts – who was a surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign -- as co-chair of the convention’s Rules Committee. And Perez picked John Podesta – who served as Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager – to have a seat on the committee. The...