Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

The Washington Examiner reports: The U.S. Supreme Court sent back a partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin that challenged the legislative map drawn by Wisconsin Republicans to the lower court. With its ruling, the high court tossed out a ruling from a district court and sent the case back. It ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who argued state Republican lawmakers engaged in ...

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WISCONSIN: Walker Warns Of November “Blue Wave” After Liberal Easily Wins State Supreme Court Election

Talking Points Memo reports: After the Democratic-backed Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate pulled off a double-digit defeat of her GOP rival on Tuesday evening, Gov. Scott Walker warned his state that a “blue wave” of the “Far Left” was imminent in November and encouraged Republicans to “counter it with optimism and organization.” In Tuesday’s election, liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet easily ...

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WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Bans Ex-Gay Torture

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday voted to ban a controversial therapy that aims to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice known as “conversion therapy.” Aldermen vote 12-2 in favor of the ban, with one abstention. Supporters and opponents of the ban packed Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall, with opponents occasionally shouting “Amen!” “This ...

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MILWAUKEE: Three Former Underlings Of David Clarke Charged With Felonies In Dehydration Death Of Inmate

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail was charged Monday with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans was charged along with two other jail staffers. Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary ...

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WISCONSIN: Dems Flip Seat In Deep-Red District

The Associated Press reports: A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state. Patty Schachtner’s victory in the 10th Senate District late Tuesday could be a sign of hope for Democrats, who ...

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MILWAUKEE: Extremist Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday, TODAY’S TMJ4 has learned. Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson confirmed the news Thursday afternoon. His letter of resignation was received at 3:17 p.m. There’s no word yet on why the sheriff chose today to tender his resignation or what his next moves may be. My guess is that ...

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Supreme Court To Hear Potential Landmark Case On Whether Partisan Gerrymandering Is Constitutional

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted. The justices regularly are called to invalidate state electoral maps that have been illegally drawn to reduce the influence of racial minorities by ...

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WISCONSIN: Student Sues For Better Grade Because Professor “Forced” Gay Poetry On Her [VIDEO]

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Donna Kikkert, 59, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, said she wanted to study the classics. When the professor of her Advanced Creative Writing Poetry course selected works other than those of Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe and others of interest to Kikkert, she said she asked faculty to reconsider ...

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WISCONSIN: Jury Awards $6.7M Rape Settlement To Female Former Inmate At Sheriff David Clarke’s Jail

The Washington Post reports: A jury awarded $6.7 million to a former female inmate at the Milwaukee County jail who said she was raped at least five times by a correctional officer there. The woman, who was pregnant at the time, also said she was shackled to her bed while giving birth in violation of her constitutional rights. While the ...

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MILWAUKEE: Text Messages Sent By Sheriff David Clarke Confirm Man’s Account Of His Illegal Arrest

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Sitting on the tarmac at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Jan. 15, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. sent a text message to one of his captains after a brief verbal exchange with a passenger. The sheriff explained in the text what should be done when Riverwest resident Dan Black got off the plane. ...

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker Considers Opting Out Of Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Under Trumpcare

Because he’s a monster. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he would consider having Wisconsin opt out of the pre-existing condition policies under the Affordable Care Act, depending on the final version of legislation headed to the U.S. Senate. The Republican governor stressed that the Senate was likely to make significant changes to the bill the House ...

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WISCONSIN: Right Wing PACs Urge David Clarke To Challenge “Leftist Lesbian Pervert” Sen. Tammy Baldwin

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is good for business: Lucrative, and sometimes shady, political business. Four out-of-state political groups are now raising money via solicitations saying they are trying to draft Clarke, the national political firebrand, to take on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year, even though Clarke has given no indication he wants ...

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Trump Surrogate Sheriff David Clarke Posts Second Violent Threat Against Man Who Dissed His Outfit

Trump surrogate and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has posted a second violent threat against the man he had detained at the airport for commenting about his outfit. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. isn’t backing away from his strong words for a Riverwest resident who filed a harassment complaint against the sheriff. Clarke ...

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WISCONSIN: Crowd Chants “CNN Sucks” At Trump Rally After He Attacks “Dishonest Media” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s Tuesday night “thank you” tour stop in Wisconsin often sounded a lot like an extended victory lap. “I’m here today for one main reason,” Trump told the crowd at the packed Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center. “To say ‘thank you’ to the people of Wisconsin.” During his nearly hourlong speech, Trump repeatedly marveled at ...

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WISCONSIN: Trump Surrogates Sue To Stop Recount

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: Donald Trump supporters are asking a federal judge to stop Wisconsin’s presidential election recount, which got underway Thursday. Great America PAC and Stop Hillary PAC, political committees supporting Trump and opposing Democrat Hillary Clinton, moved in Wisconsin’s Western District court late Thursday for a temporary restraining order to bring the recount to an immediate halt. ...

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WISCONSIN: Elections Board Rejects Hand Recount

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Wisconsin Elections Commission set a timetable Monday for a recount of the presidential election but rejected Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request to conduct it by hand. Unless Stein quickly challenges the agency’s decision in court and wins,the plan would leave it to officials in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to decide whether to do ...

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Clinton Campaign To Join Jill Stein’s Recount Effort

The Wall Street Journal reports: Representatives from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plan to participate in the effort to recount ballots in three states that provided Republican Donald Trump his margin of victory, an attorney for the Democratic presidential candidate said. In a blog entry posted on Saturday, the general counsel for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marc Elias, said that it ...

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WISCONSIN: Leaked Emails Expose Republicans As Promoting Phony Voter Fraud Stories To Boost Turnout

Madison.com reports: Hours after polls closed in the closely contested 2011 state Supreme Court election, Republican consultants and lobbyists traded emails about launching a potential public campaign to allege “widespread” voter fraud, newly released emails show. Critics say the emails are another sign of political motives behind Republican claims that voter fraud is a serious problem in Wisconsin. The emails ...

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Paul Ryan’s GOP Primary Opponent: There Should Be A Discussion About Deporting All Muslims [AUDIO]

Mediaite reports: Paul Nehlen, the primary challenger of Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, strongly suggested during an interview with Morning Answer Chicago Thursday that the United States should simply kick all Muslims out of the country. Nehlen said the problem with vetting good Muslims from the bad is that they couldn’t be trusted. “Islam is the only major ...

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Pssst! I’m Available

From the #NeverTrump crew at RedState: Rumors are starting to float around that Scott Walker is open to accepting the nomination at the convention, if the wheels continue to come off the Trump train and the rules are changed to unbind the delegates. Obviously, we are a long, long way from that scenario becoming reality, but the horror people are ...

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