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Baldwin Played Many Roles in Clinton’s “Rigged” System

Can a system still be “rigged” if you helped support the candidate who benefited from it? That’s what Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) is trying to say in an article found over the weekend in the Wisconsin State Journal. In it, Baldwin and other high-ranking Democrats across the state are asked to comment on […]

Assembly Passes Mining Bill: Are Votes There in the Senate?

The State Assembly Thursday on a 53-38 vote approved a bill that would allow gold and copper mining in Wisconsin again. But securing votes in the senate for an expected vote next week in support of repealing Wisconsin’s mining moratorium is proving to be difficult, even with the support of mining experts who say the bill is […]

The Courts

Senator Warren’s One-Way Ethical Street for the Supreme Court

When it comes to whom any of the conservative-leaning justices on the U.S. Supreme Court speak, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) clearly has issues. She said as much herself on Wednesday in an opinion piece published at Politico. In it, Warren goes after the court’s newest member, Neil Gorsuch, for speaking at an event sponsored […]

Are Federal Aid Requirements Hurting Wisconsin School Districts?

The Badger Institute has found that Wisconsin school districts are facing a unique spending problem as money they are saving following Act 10 is being used to meet federal spending regulations in order to satisfy requirements that qualify the districts for federal funding. This problem creates a situation in where the money that districts are saving is […]

Mainstream Media (Mostly) Ignores Wisconsin Dem Connections to “Steele Dossier”

There continues to be scant mention of the Wisconsin connections in the Russian dossier investigation in the state’s mainstream media, even though Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Josh Kaul, and Tim burns have connections with Marc Elias and his firm Perkins Coie.  Media Tracker’s reported on the Wisconsin connection after the Washington Post initially broke the news on the […]

Cap Times Misinterprets Abortion Bill

The Cap Times incorrectly reported on senate bill 154 that deals with banning the training and teaching of abortion procedures linked to the UW system. The Cap Times did not make the distinction that those opportunities may still be available under a hospital setting. Leaving this distinction out is distorts the bill’s intent. The Cap Times article […]

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Sexist Tweeting Lands Randy Bryce in Hot Water

Social media is a fickle mistress. She can give and she can take away just as fast. After gathering national attention with his launch video, Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce is now in trouble for what’s being called a sexist tweet about First Daughter Ivanka Trump. Bryce is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and […]

Campaigns

Baldwin Campaign Agrees to Return Excessive Contributions

The Tammy Baldwin for Senate Campaign Committee will return contributions in excess of legal limits, according to a campaign response to an Federal Elections Commission inquiry posted on the FEC website. As Media Trackers reported last month:  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions […]

Sen. Tom Tiffany Defends “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”

State Senator Tom Tiffany on Friday attempted to separate liberal myth from the reality of the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights” he co-sponsored with Rep. Adam Jarchow. While some websites like urbanmilwaukee.com claim this initiative is scheming to take power away from local governments, the bill has measures in place that protect homeowners and keep local control. Media […]