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Fighting Bob Fest, Political Party

A Political Party Worth Joining

The best political party in America is not the Dems nor the Repubs. By far, the best political party is a real party named “Fighting Bob Fest.” It’s a daylong political festival run by a coalition of Wisconsin progressives who believe in “putting the party back in politics.”

January 4, 2017
Jill stein recount

Judge Lets Wisconsin Officials Decide How To Perform Vote Recount

Local officials in Wisconsin will decide for themselves how to carry out a presidential election recount after a state judge on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by former Green Party candidate Jill Stein to have the ballots counted by hand.

November 30, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Clinton Team Backs Stein’s Recount Effort

The Hillary Clinton campaign will support efforts to recount election results in Wisconsin and beyond despite failing to uncover electoral abnormalities or manipulation.

November 26, 2016
Green Party files recount in Wisconsin

Green Party Officially Files For Recount In Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s election commission said it had received petitions for a recount of votes in the presidential election from the Green Party campaign and was planning to start the process.

November 25, 2016
This election decides who and what we are

Recount Or Bust: It’s The Only Way To Verify The Election

An interview with John Bonifaz, a longtime voting rights attorney and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute, who is leading the recount campaign for the Green Party.

November 25, 2016

Pressure Builds For Recount In Key Swing States

Election night’s unofficial returns found Trump ahead of Clinton by 27,000 votes in Wisconsin. In Michigan, she is behind by 11,000 votes, and in Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes.

November 24, 2016

Unconstitutional: Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymandering In Wisconsin

The case hinged on a new way to measure the discriminatory effect of gerrymandering. The “efficiency gap” measure found the redistricting in Wisconsin caused Democrats to waste more votes than Republicans.

November 22, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Great News For Voting Rights In Wisconsin And Texas

District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos had previously ruled against the Texas law, also finding that it had “a discriminatory impact on minority voter turnout.”

July 21, 2016
Unions workers (front) and various supporters hold up signs before a U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

A Bitter Political Summer In Wisconsin

The blue-leaning state of Wisconsin is already a major battleground in play in 2016, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vying for very different voter bases. Clinton will court the two cities, Madison and Milwaukee, while Trump may concentrate on the rest of the state, branding and sneering at the city folk as elites and eggheads.

July 8, 2016

Feingold Faces Koch Smears In Wisconsin Senate Race

Television ads aired this month by the Koch-funded Freedom Works PAC accuse former senator and current candidate for senate Russ Feingold of knowingly ignoring a memo that spotlighted the overprescription of opioid painkillers and other drugs at the Tomah VA Medical Facility. Of course, Feingold never saw the memo, and its author says the Koch ad is a “lie.”

May 31, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen during a Sanders rally at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington March 25, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Sanders and the Snapchat Liberals

It seems that 15 percent of Sanders’ Wisconsin supporters voted only for Bernie, leaving the rest of the ballot blank. By contrast, only 4 percent of Hillary Clinton voters skipped the down-ballot races.

April 12, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Notes on a Wisconsin Political Season

Something is clearly going on, not just in Wisconsin: The 2016 wind of history is pressing people toward extreme points of view.

April 8, 2016
Bernie in the Bronx.

Ted Cruz And Bernie Sanders Win Wisconsin

Cruz and Sanders scored crucial victories in Wisconsin last night, each by a huge margin.

April 6, 2016
American Freedom Party

Not Again! White Nationalist Robocalls For Donald Trump

“He will put America first. Furthermore, he will respect all women and will help preserve Western civilization.”

April 4, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz greets patrons as he stops for a fish fry dinner at Rite Place restaurant in Green Bay, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

With Cruz Looking Strong, Trump Scrambles For Delegates In Wisconsin

The senator from Texas is favored to win most of Wisconsin’s 42 GOP delegates, making it harder for Trump to capture the 1,237 he needs.

April 4, 2016
Trump in Wisconsin

Cartoon: Wisconsin Takes Donald Trump

Donald Trump is finally becoming a politician, and it’s not pretty.

April 4, 2016
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Here’s How The Media Should Fight Trump (It’s Easy!)

These aren’t “gotcha” questions. They’re questions. Anyone who wants to lead the free world should have to answer them.

March 31, 2016
Scott Walker watches his wife Tonette address the crowd as he stands backstage looking at a TV monitor before going out to formally announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Why Would Scott Walker Endorse Ted Cruz?

He wouldn’t be alone in supporting Cruz because, well, Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Lindsey Graham, who had previously compared endorsing either Trump or Cruz to choosing between being “shot or poisoned,” said he would be formally endorsing Cruz, his “15th choice” of all the Republicans originally running for the nomination.

March 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate in Miami, Florida, in this March 10, 2016 file photo. Trump's presidential campaign is built on his business acumen. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

Trump’s Not Having A Great Week, Slips Big In Wisconsin Poll

A Marquette Law School Poll on Wednesday found Sen. Ted Cruz ahead in the Badger State, with backing from 40 percent of likely voters, compared with 30 percent for Trump and 21 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

March 30, 2016
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What Is John Kasich Doing??

“He’s not going to get to 1,237. That’s like saying ‘What if a spaceman lands tonight?’ We’re going to a convention.”

March 29, 2016
Scott Walker makes a campaign stop at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, Illinois, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

Wisconsin is the only state with a primary on April 5, and the candidates are camping out in the Badger State.

March 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Dallas, Texas, in this file photo taken September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone/Files

Endorse This: A #NeverTrump Radio Host Grills Donald

“Remember, we’re not on a playground, we’re running for President of the United States.”

March 28, 2016
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, via Facebook.

Wis. Supreme Court Justice Up For Election Apologizes For Vitriolic Anti-Gay College Columns

As a student, conservative judge also said the voters were “totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing Bill Clinton.

March 7, 2016
Planned Parenthood rally war on women

Judges: Wisconsin Abortion Admitting Privileges Law Unconstitutional

Federal appeals judges on Monday agreed with a lower court that a politically polarizing 2013 abortion law is unconstitutional, finding it endangered the health of women.

November 25, 2015

Apple Ordered To Pay $234 Million To University For Infringing Patent

Apple says it will appeal the verdict in lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

October 17, 2015