Former Walker Aide Arrested In John Doe... →
Tim Russell, a former campaign and county aide to Gov. Scott Walker, was arrested by authorities on Thursday as part of the ongoing John Doe investigation into Walker staffers, sources said. No details on the reason for the arrest were immediately available. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Thursday that his office would be making an announcement at noon about...
Eric Cantor’s press secretary interrupted his interview on 60 Minutes to yell that Reagan never compromised. 60 Minutes then played video of Reagan talking about compromise. Beautiful.
New Rule: If you were a Republican in 2011, and you liked Donald Trump, and then...– Bill Maher, New Rules for the New Year.
Feds Ordered Walker to Lift Family Care Cap →
In July, Gov. Walker capped the number of elderly and disabled Wisconsinites who could enroll in Family Care, a program that enables people to stay in their homes rather than move to nursing homes. The Feds told Walker he couldn’t do that and ordered him to lift the cap. On Wednesday, he staged a press conference to heroically announce he was lifting the cap. Good publicity turned bad...
Meet Rob Zerban, The Man Running Against Paul Ryan
Yesterday, Rob Zerban, the Democrat challenging Paul Ryan in 2012, participated in an “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit. BuzzFeed has a nice rundown of what he covered. My favorite: Q: What do you think of Ayn Rand? A: I don’t. Check out the whole thing here.
Surprise! Bachmann's Iowa Campaign Chair Endorses... →
Just when you think the GOP primary race can’t get any weirder… Kent Sorenson just announced he was endorsing Ron Paul, then resigned as Michele Bachmann’s Iowa co-chair.
As a child, Newt Gingrich's favorite pastime was... →
Even those who loathe Karl Rove’s every word may be hard-pressed to dispute his...– Frank Rich, The Molotov Party: For the New GOP, Conservative Isn’t Nearly Radical Enough.
Next fall, thousands of students on college campuses will attempt to register to...– The New York Times, Keeping College Students From the Polls.
The Extremism of Ron Paul →
The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire. The book, it promises, will “Help Dr. Ron Paul Win the G.O.P. Nomination in 2012!” Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web...
Walker Announces Another $123.3 Million In Cuts
And again, public education has to shoulder most of the burden. The UW-system will lose $46.1 million, which is on top of the $250 million Walker has already slashed from the system. Other cuts include: • $9.4 million in cuts this year for the Department of Corrections, including nearly $900,000 in cuts for programs dealing with sex offenders • $18.6 million from the Department of Health...
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and...– The Sun, 1897.