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  • Apr 11th 2014
    Following Project Veritas' recent release of secretly recorded conversations by Republican Senate President Mike Ellis, the state senator has announced that he does not intend to run for re-election this fall.    Scott Kelly, spokesman for Ellis, confirmed that Ellis was concluding his 44-year legislative career, a decision that came just two days after Ellis was caught discussing the creation of a super PAC to attack his Democratic opponent, State Representative Penny Bernard Schaber. Such a move would be illegal under Wisconsin statute. Ellis said he did not pursue the idea after...
  • Apr 8th 2014
    The tie between President Obama and Al Sharpton continues to grow stronger, as evidenced by Obama's decision to headline the MSNBC host's National Action Network (NAN) conference in New York.    Opposition is decrying the president's decision, claiming that it gives a sense of political legitimacy to the "controversial leader and his much-maligned organization". Sharpton's organization has been accused of engaging in "questionable financial practices" and yet owes the federal government $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties. Sharpton has been known to utilize boycott threats to force...
  • Apr 7th 2014
    Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z caught a lot of attention last week when he attended a Nets game at the Barclay's Center. And no, it was not because he was sitting with his wife Beyonce--he was sporting a medallion symbolizing the controversial Five Percent Nation.    Attention to the Five Percent Nation has begun to rise of late, most notably in the case of the stolen Stradivarius. Universal Knowledge Allah, Salah Jones and Latoya Atlas were arrested in February for the high-profile theft, and their ties to the religion brought it to the forefront.   Known also by the name Nation of...
  • Apr 4th 2014
    Protesters in New Mexico got more than they bargained for when they paraded an upside-down American flag at their event. Unbeknownst to them, a Marine and another serviceman nearby did not find their means of protest acceptable at all.    The servicemen's response has sparked a fierce First Amendment debate over freedom of speech, as the video has quickly gone viral. Supporters praise them for demanding the flag be shown respect. Opposition cry that it is a violation of the protestors' First Amendment rights.   Be forewarned of the strong language contained.      ...
  • Apr 3rd 2014
    On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Senate voted to repeal the controversial Common Core standards from their educational curriculum, joining an increasing number of states seeking to rid themselves of the standards.    The bill, which is now on its way back to the Oklahoma House, would allow for the Board of Education to draft new standards specifically tailored for the state's students, instead of continuing to implement the national standards as have 45 other states. Republican State Senator Josh Brecheen sponsored the bill, which easily passed the Republican-controlled Senate on a 37-10 vote....
  • Apr 2nd 2014
    Jeremy Rossetto, a maintenance worker who shot and killed two teens on March 12 will not be charged, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. Rossetto had been held in the Milwaukee County Jail on two charges of possible first-degree homicide following the altercation in an apartment building in the 1400 block of N. 27th Street.   Police reported that an argument broke out between 39-year old Rossetto and three people: the two teens and a twenty year old man. The teens, 17-year old Anmarie Miller and 19-year old James Bell Jr, attacked him with a baseball bat. That's...
  • Apr 2nd 2014
    The results are in...and the Kenosha Unified School Board is set to receive a major facelift. Normally a strong union region, Kenosha has since voted for change, removing incumbent Jo Ann Taube and going with two candidates who campaigned against the current board majority's actions.    The union was on the receiving end of defeat in the spring school board elections, with their candidates solidly trounced by reform-minded candidates Dan Wade and Gary J. Kunich. Wade, the former Kenosha Police Chief, finished in first with 6,858 votes, while his fellow campaigner Wade was also elected...
  • Mar 31st 2014
    Voters in Milwaukee County will have a unique opportunity Tuesday to voice their support or lack thereof for their local politicians. Only this time, their voices will have some teeth to them, as they will be able to "hit" their elected officials where it hurts the most-the pocketbook.   Last year's state law cut the budget and the powers of the Milwaukee County Board, while also mandating a referendum asking Milwaukee County voters whether their county supervisors should have their pay cut in half. Such a move would effectively give the members a part-time status beginning in 2016, while...
  • Mar 31st 2014
    Basketball seems to be on everyone's minds these days, what with the Final Four shaping up to be a series of exciting match-ups! But for basketball star Kobe Bryant, the attention and social media frenzy is over an entirely different matter: his recent comments in regards to the controversial Trayvon Martin case.   In a recent interview with the New Yorker, Kobe shared his thoughts on the reaction of the Miami Heat to Martin's case, wearing hoodies in a sign of solidarity.   "I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” the NBA player...
  • Mar 20th 2014
    Governor Scott Walker has been a regular in the news of late. But this most recent case of newsworthiness comes not over the Governor's economic policies but over a social media status citing a popular Scripture verse.      Philippians 4:13 — Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 16, 2014   "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," goes the popular verse from Philippians.    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has reportedly written a letter to Walker demanding that he delete the message from his official Facebook and Twitter accounts.    "We're...

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