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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Democrats are riding a wave of confidence as Obama leads in polls. GOP insiders say that's a result of faulty national and swing state polling — and the "liberal" media.
Heading into the final weeks before the presidential election, it appears the Democrats are feeling better than Republicans when it comes to whose going to win in November — at least according to Patch latest survey of political insiders. However, many of the GOP insiders say that Democratic confidence is built on a foundation made of sand. For them, the latest national and swing state polls showing President Barack Obama with a widening lead over Republican Mitt Romney have been faulty at best. Patch's GOP insiders also say Romney is not only fighting Obama in this election, but a liberal media that “exalts” the current president. Throughout the campaign, Patch has polled both Democrat and Republican influencers in its "Blue Wisconsin" …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The tour seeks “to educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies,” organizer Americans For Prosperity says.
Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour, organized by Americans For Prosperity, will make a stop in Caledonia on Saturday for its only stop in southeastern Wisconsin. The tour kicks off today and will be a multi-state tour that includes 250 stops. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Fox News Contributor and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller Tucker Carlson, and radio host Tony Katz will be the featured speakers in Wisconsin. The tour seeks “to educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies,” according to a press release. Officials with Americans For Prosperity (AFP) have billed the event as an issue advocacy effort …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The chicken sandwich that ended a presidency.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wisconsin Republicans say that 5-4 ruling to upheld the federal Affordable Care Act will strengthen their resolve for to push for repeal, while Democrats praise the ruling.
In a highly anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010 and his top priority in the first two years of his administration. The high court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the entire law. The controversial law — known as "Obamacare" to critics — expands health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. In Wisconsin, the reaction was divided along political lines. Republicans said the ruling would motivate them even more to push for the repeal of the law, while Democrats lauded the decision. Gov. Scott Walker, in a statement, said Wisconsin will not take any action to implement the provisions of the federal law. "I am hopeful that…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Waukesha County woman at Americans for Prosperity rally in Waukesha predicts Supreme Court ruling is "the nail in his coffin" for President Barack Obama's re-election possibilities.
Kim Kubena, a Waukesha County woman, was among those conservatives who were disappointed with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act. Kubena, a small business owner from Delafield, has many reasons she’s against the legislation. Beyond projected costs increases for health insurance, she doesn’t feel government should mandate health insurance. She is also opposed to it for religious reasons – as a Christian she doesn’t think abortions and birth control should be covered as health care reforms signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Kubena was among hundreds rallying at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha with the Americans for Prosperity group. Conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna was among those speaking…
Sunday, February 19, 2012
President's actions on contraception controversy shows blatant disregard for our constitutionally protected freedom of religion.
When President Obama mandated that religiously-based organizations violate core tenets of their faith, Americans were rightly outraged. In response, the president announced an “accommodation” policy to these organizations, but the so-called compromise is not a compromise at all because it does not take away the mandate that infringes upon religious liberty. On Jan. 20, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, affirmed a rule that requires church-affiliated hospitals, agencies and universities to provide contraception and sterilization in the health insurance for their employees. The president later announced a false compromise, mandating that insurance companies offer free coverage of these services …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
President ignored the Constitution when he made a "recess appointment" when the Senate was not in recess.
In an alarming overstep of executive power, President Obama bypassed the constitutional nomination process and appointed a head to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the Dodd-Frank law, and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board. This decision is an unprecedented power grab that ignores the checks and balances written into our Constitution. This reflects a growing resolve within the Obama Administration to engage in “my way or the highway” gamesmanship with Congress. According to Article II of the Constitution, the president only has the power to make recess appointments when the Senate is not in session. If the Senate had been in recess when this occurred, then President Obama would have been …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Democrats who oppose measure either burying their heads in the sand or trying to score political points.
Last week, our national debt hit $15 trillion. The urgency of our debt crisis demands that Congress pass true spending reform that will enforce fiscal discipline. This can only be accomplished with a Balanced Budget Amendment. If we want to give job creators certainty for the future, and encourage them to expand and grow, we must rein in out-of-control spending. The House considered a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress to pass. With opposition from the tax-and-spend left, the amendment did not pass. This Balanced Budget Amendment closely mirrors the same one that passed the House in 1995 — with broad bipartisan support — and failed by only one vote in the Senate. …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
House hires former Solicitor General to protect constitutionality of Defense of Marriage Act.
This is an opinion column from U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls). In February, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal courts. The Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as solely between a man and a woman, was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, after receiving strong bipartisan support from both houses of Congress. President Obama’s February announcement was delivered by Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter to Speaker John Boehner. The letter notes that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer defend DOMA in federal courts because the President believes that the statute …