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    “We’ll see them in court:” Sheriff Clarke defiant after county board authorizes $35,000 to sue him for blocking investigation

    April 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was defiant on Thursday, April 20th after the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved spending $35,000 on private lawyers so county auditors could sue Clarke for blocking an investigation. Jerry Heer, director of the county’s Audit Services Division, said in his request to the board that Clarke wasn’t… [Read More]

    WATCH: Man accused of fatally stabbing woman, her daughter, takes the stand in his own defense

    April 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — 33-year-old Patrick Fowler took the stand in his own defense on Thursday, April 20th. Fowler faces two counts of first degree intentional homicide in the deaths of a young mother and her child. The bodies of 28-year-old Jessica Ellenberger and her daughter, four-year-old Madyson Marshel were discovered inside their home near 68th and Stevenson in Milwaukee… [Read More]

    President Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law

    April 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON — Further chipping away at his predecessor’s legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. President Trump’s action erases a rule, finalized shortly before President Barack Obama left office in January, that said states could not block the money. It’s… [Read More]

    Frank Jude Jr. CHARGED after prosecutors say he was caught on camera vandalizing gas station

    April 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — A charge of criminal damage to property has been filed against Frank Jude Jr. — accused of vandalizing a gas station near Atkinson and Teutonia on April 10th. The incident was caught on camera. You’ll recall, Jude was beaten by Milwaukee police officers more than a decade ago, and later settled with the city for… [Read More]

    US Senate goes ‘nuclear’ to clear path for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    April 7, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Senate Republicans — including Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson — made an historic change to Senate rules Thursday, April 6th — clearing the way for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed. This was the so-called “nuclear option.” It allowed Senate Republicans to shut down a Democratic filibuster over Neil Gorsuch. And it… [Read More]

    President Trump’s border wall may be built on Mexican land

    March 30, 2017 Leave a Comment

    No wall in the middle of the Rio Grande Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday implied that President Donald Trump’s promised border wall could be built on Mexican soil — but the White House is still scrabbling to find funding for the project. In a Tuesday speech to the Public Land Council in Washington, Zinke… [Read More]

    Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Trump’s travel ban

    March 30, 2017 Leave a Comment

    HAWAII — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday, March 29th to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments. Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state’s tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in… [Read More]

    How are Wisconsin’s representatives voting on the Obamacare replacement bill?

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) is about as firm a “yes” on the AHCA as can be expected. The Janesville rep has led the effort with President Trump and other GOP leaders to attempt to ensure its passage. The bill failing in his chamber would be a blow to his credibility as Speaker. ll of… [Read More]

    Wisconsin’s budget could be $1 billion short by 2021

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MADISON — Wisconsin’s state budget could be more than $1 billion in the red by 2021, based on the proposal submitted by Gov. Scott Walker that the Legislature is considering. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released an updated analysis of the state budget for the two years after the period covered by Walker’s current budget… [Read More]

    GOP source: Ryan telling President Trump they don’t have votes on health care

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON  — House Speaker Paul Ryan is at the White House to tell President Donald Trump that Republicans don’t have the votes to pass the GOP health care bill. Ryan is showing President Trump the numbers, and asking what the President wants the speaker to do. Efforts on Capitol Hill to sway members are ongoing,… [Read More]