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Did Dems Open the Door to “51” for Legislation?

One thing all observers seem to agree on is that the decision by Republicans to employ the “nuclear option” to secure the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has forever changed the Senate. The question now is how much? In what now seems a prophetic statement, 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman told the Jerry […]

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Paul Ryan Flexes Fund Raising Muscle for 2018

Known more for being a policy wonk than a fund raiser when he took the job, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) has shown to be surprisingly adept at the latter. Yet, in the year and a half Ryan’s been the House’s top Republican leader, he has proven to be quite the fund raiser; […]

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Will 2017 be the Year of Constitutional Carry?

If you believe you’re hearing about the subject of constitutional carry a lot lately, you wouldn’t be alone. 2017 is looking to be the year where legislators across the country make one of the largest efforts to expand gun rights. When state Senator Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) and state Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) announced their […]

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“Vets Hardest Hit” Prevailing Wage Myth Goes Multi-State

It has been nearly a year since Huffington Post ran a piece arguing that the repeal of of prevailing wage laws would disproportionately harm veterans. Media Trackers deconstructed the argument and revealed the myth in the argument in October, 2016. After failing to stop a partial repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law last session, union backed […]

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ABC News Falls for Spoof Trump Twitter Handle

Dealing with mistakes has long been a fact of life for journalists. The traditional course of action is to acknowledge the mistake, correct the mistake, apologize if necessary, and then move on. But in the era of any story less than 100% accurate being labeled “fake news” the temptation to quietly expunge the mistake from […]

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DPI Candidate Admits He’s Still a Progressive; Just Not on Education Issues

Saying he is running to head up Wisconsin’s education bureaucracy, and not for governor, candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction John Humphries on Thursday addressed many of the controversies swirling around his recent political past. Humphries, a veteran school administrator at a number of various school districts throughout Wisconsin, joined talk radio host and Media Trackers Communication […]

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Belling: NC School Requiring Parental Permission for Students to View Inaugration

Milwaukee Talk Show host Mark Belling shared with his audience Friday an email from a North Carolina Teacher who said his employer is requiring parental permission slips before students can view President-Elect Donald Trump’s inaugural address on Friday. Belling read on-air an email that his North Carolina listener said came from an assistant superintendent of schools. […]

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“Non-Partisan” LWV Partners With Union Radio Show

The League of Women Voters touts itself as a “non-partisan” organization. From the LWV website: From the beginning, the League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that citizens should play a critical role in advocacy. It was then, and is now, a nonpartisan organization. League founders believed that maintaining a nonpartisan stance […]

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