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Open Government

Docs Show ACLU, DRW Closely Involved in Obama DOJ Milwaukee Voucher Probe

New documents obtained by Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty indicate that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and taxpayer-funded Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) were running parts of the Obama DOJ’s investigation into the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. WILL obtained the documents through a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ). In August 2011, […]

Organizations

Schimel: “Leakers Hoist With Their Own Petard”

Editor’s note: the day after releasing a report on leaks of sensitive emails from a controversial Wisconsin John Doe probe, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel discussed his investigation in detail with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the leak of documents from a Wisconsin John Doe probe to a […]

Political Parties

U.S Rep. Gallagher Denounces Flynn’s Actions in Russia Investigation

After former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation Friday, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reported that Democratic challenger Beau Liegeois has called out U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher to denounce Flynn’s actions. Gallagher, in a Tuesday interview with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader, denounced Flynn’s actions and criticized […]

Campaigns

Evers Sides With Arbitrator Over Teacher Who Alleged Harassment

A Middleton School District Summary Report of Findings concluded that teacher Andrew Harris harassed and retaliated against a teacher who reported him for viewing pornographic images on a school computer. But a State Department of Instruction spokesman told Media Trackers that the woman’s claims could “not be substantiated when put under review.” The review Thomas McCarthy […]

Education

Freedom From Religion Foundation Goes After Pastor School Board Member

A formal complaint has been filed with the Appleton Area School District, accusing a school board member of violating the separation of church and state. Media Trackers previously reported the controversy surrounding Pastor Alvin Dupree, who was criticized by several school district residents after he made religious references in a commencement address when referencing the […]

Vukmir Responds to “RINO” Allegations

Yesterday Media Trackers reported that The National Club for Growth labeled U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir a “RINO” in a fundraising email covering senate races in several states. Vukmir is generally seen as one of the most conservative members of the state legislature. Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader interviewed Vukmir to get her reaction […]

Campaigns

Club for Growth Calls Vukmir a “RINO”

The National Club for Growth has sent a fundraising email in which it calls Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir a “RINO:”  Wisconsin: Wisconsin offers another conservative vs. RINO primary and a chance to pick up a GOP seat in a swing state. As a U.S. Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and a […]

Campaigns

Can Randy Bryce Run Nationally, But Win Locally?

Democrat Randy Bryce is running for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District against House Speaker Paul Ryan, but a look at his schedule highlights his campaign is almost entirely nationally based. Will that equate to local support? Time will tell, but where Bryce is spending most of his time is telling. According to the Bryce campaign’s own […]

Education

Teen Who Took Her Life Was Bullied Over Her Faith

Erika Winkler was a beautiful 17 year old girl from Appleton, Wisconsin. According to her obituary, Erika loved to hunt with her dad and family. She enjoyed swimming, country music, her big truck, spending time with the cows on her favorite farm, theater, dance, playing guitar and piano. She loved God’s Word and fellowship. Erika […]