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Baldwin to Trump: Fire Stephen Miller

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined 26 other senators on Monday demanding that President Donald Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.   “Recent reports confirm that he advanced white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideologies,” the senators...
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 4: Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) speaks as Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) listens during testimony by constitutional scholars before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is the first hearing held by the Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. The Judiciary Committee will decide whether to draft official articles of impeachment against President Trump to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Dems cite ‘overwhelming’ evidence for impeachment

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for U.S. House Democrats laid out their best case for impeaching President Donald Trump on Monday, warning that his behavior continues to pose an “imminent threat” to national security. Democrats are pushing...
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Why is Madison planning to warehouse disabled kids?

UPDATE: The plan was discussed Monday night at the Board of Education. A vote on the proposed purchase is scheduled for the board’s Dec. 16 meeting. Hi, I’m Nicki Vander Meulen, and I am pleased...
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The schools our students deserve

As directors of the Milwaukee Public School Board, we strongly believe in giving every student, no matter what they look like or where they come from, the public schools they deserve.  The Milwaukee Public Schools...
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Pushing the reset button on state highway project panel

Playing catch-up after five years on ice, a state panel on major highway projects has canceled three proposed projects and added no new ones to the state’s road-building agenda. The panel met for the...
Voting Do Not Cross Lines,

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote...
Joe Biden in New Hampshire in September 2012. (Photo by Marc Nozell, CC By 2.0)

Biden’s run-in in Iowa is not a good sign

It’s not a good sign when your candidate starts doing pushups on the campaign trail to show that he’s fit for office. Just ask former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who dropped and ripped off 50 for...
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Poor Wisconsinites hit again by food stamp cuts

On Wednesday, the Trump administration finalized a rule change that will make it more difficult for people to get food stamps — a change based around a model created by former Gov. Scott Walker...
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Mischief likely to result from GOP guidance on voter roll purge

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is asking the state legislature to get involved in a dispute over right-wing Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) efforts to force a voter roll purge in advance of...
High School students from Brooklyn demand that our elected representatives protect students from gun violence and enact sane gun laws. #BrooklynWalksOut (photo by Jeffrey Bary, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Listen to the children

Policymakers, especially those holding elected office, often have a bad habit of failing to listen to those most impacted by a problem. That failure, of course, usually ends up with ineffective legislation, or no...
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