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Investigation Finds USPS Hatch Act Violation

An investigation requested by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has found that  U.S. Postal Service practices during the 2016 election cycle violated the Hatch Act. Media Trackers exclusively reported last week that the investigation would likely find Hatch Act violations and we obtained the U.S. Office of Special Council’s final report on the probe Tuesday. Media […]

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Exclusive: Investigation “Will Likely Find” USPS Activity Violated Hatch Act

Media Trackers has learned that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on leaves granted to postal workers to engage in campaign activity during the 2016 election. A letter to a witness from committee chairman, Senator Ron Johnson (R)-Wisconsin, and ranking Member Claire McCaskill, (D)-Missouri, obtained by Media […]

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Probe Into Postal Service Includes Possible Hatch Act Violations

An audit concludes that U.S. Postal Service policy was circumvented when Postal Service employees around the country, including Wisconsin, were granted leave without pay (LWOP) to engage in union campaign activities for Democrats in Fall, 2016. Media Trackers exclusively reported about the existence of the investigation in December. In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson […]

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Is The ACLU Aiming to Elect Soft on Crime Prosecutors?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has decided to get involved in local District Attorney elections around the country. The ACLU says this effort, #VoteSmartJustice, won’t endorse specific candidates. Rather, the ACLU says it’s an effort to educate voters about prosecutors and teach them how important D.A. races are: The first of the initiative’s efforts […]

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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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