Obstruction of Obama Supreme Court Nominee Continues

August 15, 2016

Five months ago President Barack Obama fulfilled his constitutional duty and nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Republicans, including Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson have refused to give the President’s nominee a committee hearing and up or down vote on the floor of the Senate.   Judge… [Read More]

Trump Attacks Slain Soldiers Family after DNC Appearance

August 5, 2016

Last week, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate Hillary Clinton as their candidate for President of the United States. Among the Democratic heavy hitters making their case most passionately for Hillary was First Lady Michelle Obama. Emphasizing the historic nature of her husband’s presidency, and of Mrs. Clinton’s nomination, Mrs. Obama noted that, “I… [Read More]

Hillary Clinton Becomes Official Democratic Nominee

July 27, 2016

Michelle Obama full speech at Democratic National Convention 2016 7/25/2016

July 26, 2016

Freddie Gray case: Judge acquits Lt. Brian Rice of all charges

July 18, 2016

Prosecutors in Baltimore have failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to Gray’s arrest and death. Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown Baltimore courtroom… [Read More]

Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troops

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carterannounced Thursday that the military will no longer discriminate against transgender troops, knocking down one of the last barriers to service based on sex. The move, nearly a year in the making, came despite last-minute concerns were raised by top brass about how to deal with the medical, housing and uniform… [Read More]

Johnson Sheds Light on Community-Based Solutions to Poverty

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) shed light on community-based solutions to ending poverty during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing that he chaired on Wednesday.   Committee members examined how community leaders across America are finding innovative nongovernmental solutions to address needs and provide opportunities for employment in their communities.  … [Read More]

Prominent, Bipartisan Group of Business Leaders Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

June 23, 2016

~After speech Wednesday outlining forward-looking vision for the economy~ The following business leaders are announcing their support for Hillary Clinton for President today. These leaders believe that we are stronger together, and that Hillary is the best candidate to help build an economy that works for everyone. Our campaign continues to hear from a wide… [Read More]

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States… [Read More]

GOP Shortchanges 854,000 Students to Benefit Voucher Operators

June 23, 2016

MADSON – Cutting state general aid for public schools and shifting the money to voucher schools demonstrates the need to restore Wisconsin’s public education as a priority, State Senator Janet Bewley (D-Delta) said today.    “School’s out and once again students and educators in Wisconsin’s public schools have given us much to be proud of. … [Read More]