In narrow vote, Senate backs ending early voting on weekends
This sentence sums up the state Republican agenda well:
Republican state senators narrowly approved bills Wednesday to end weekend voting before elections, allow lobbyists to make political donations earlier in the political season and curb lawsuits by those exposed to asbestos.
The John Doe Files
Among the things disclosed in the John Doe documents released today:
■ In April 2010, Michael Best & Friedrich paralegal Kelly Teelin sent Rindfleisch a photo of four dogs and a joke about someone whose dogs qualified for welfare because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddys are.”
[Walker’s aide Kelly ]Rindfleisch wrote back: “That is hilarious. And so true.”
Wonder how Michael Best & Friedrich feels about this?
Oh, wait. There’s more. As hoitycoity pointed out:
hoitycoity answered: Also, his aide forwarding that incredibly racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, et al email
■ In another email, sent in July 2010, [Walker’s then-chief-of-staff Tom] Nardelli forwarded Rindfleisch and others a joke about someone who has a nightmare about turning into a black, Jewish, disabled gay man. “Oh God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat,” the email concludes.
Unsealed email ties Scott Walker to secret email system
Included among the more than 27,000 emails unsealed Wednesday is one that for the first time directly ties Gov. Scott Walker to a secret email system used in his office for illegal campaign work.
Read: Documents released from John Doe investigation
Thousands of messages sent and received from a secret email system hidden in an armoire of Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County office during his campaign for governor were made public Wednesday morning.
Amid Christie Scandal, Buono Says Some Democrats Have Buyer's Remorse
Now that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is in hot water over the bridge scandal, Barbara Buono, his rival in the 2013 election, said Democrats who didn’t support her are regretting it.
The list is rife. Patrick Gaspard, the former White House political director and Democratic National Committee executive director, promised help but did not deliver. The committee’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “came at the very end and it was like you were at a funeral, she was just not very encouraging.” When Ms. Buono asked the chairwoman to send out an email from her fund-raising list, Ms. Wasserman Schultz suggested she would and then “didn’t even do that; isn’t that sad?”
Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says
David Wildstein said he had evidence to prove the New Jersey governor knew about the closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge as it was happening.