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Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely “exonerating” her before the 2016 election. “Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this —… [Read More]

Police need your help locating critical missing girls; ages 5, 10, 12

June 15, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police need your help locating three “critical missing” girls, last seen Wednesday, June 14th around 8:00 p.m. near 1st and Locust. Police say the girls are sisters. 12-year-old Ariel Hill is 5’3″ tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has braids in her hair and a blue or purple bandanna. She was wearing… [Read More]

Father Reunites with Family, But Finding Work Is Difficult

May 11, 2017

President Barack Obama paroled many of the men and women who were sentenced to overly harsh federal prison terms during the “War on Drugs.” Black people were arrested, convinced and sentenced at an astounding rate during that period and to inordinately harsh terms under new ‘mandatory” minimum sentences passed by Congress and states.  This is… [Read More]

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

April 20, 2017

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]

Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, rushed to the… [Read More]

President Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for Great Lakes restoration program

March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for a Great Lakes restoration program. Great Lakes cleanup and protection is not among President Trump’s “highest national priorities,” according to a budget document released by the White House on Thursday. Eliminating federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other regional environmental efforts in other parts… [Read More]

Senate GOP suspends rules, advances Trump picks without Democrats

February 1, 2017

Republicans who lead a key Senate panel suspended their own rules Wednesday and advanced President Trump’s picks to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments unilaterally, saying they had no choice after Democrats boycotted committee votes for a second day in a row. The Senate Finance Committee advanced Steven Mnuchin to lead Treasury… [Read More]

Watch live: Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States

January 20, 2017

It’s a historic day for America: Republican Donald Trump soon takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible when he is sworn in at noon ET. (Read the text of the oath.) Official proceedings conclude with… [Read More]

President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago

January 20, 2017

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2017.  

“He needs to apologize:” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke under fire after abuse of power claim

January 20, 2017

MILWAUKEE — A growing number of voices are calling on Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to apologize. This all stems from Clarke’s confrontation with a passenger after a flight to Milwaukee earlier this week. Part of the controversy involves a meme the sheriff posted to Facebook. Some people see it as a threat. “Most cops, most… [Read More]