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RNC and Wisconsin Republicans file emergency petition in voting dispute

The Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday asked the Supreme Court to freeze a lower court opinion that extends the state’s absentee ballot deadline, giving voters an extra six days to submit their ballots from Election Day to April 13. The emergency filing marks the first coronavirus-related petition that the justices will review…MORE

Trump says that there could be a shortage of ventilators

Trump says that there could be a shortage of ventilators

President Donald Trump said Saturday that there could be a shortage of ventilators available to Americans as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the nation. When pressed by CNN’s Jeremy Diamond at the White House coronavirus task force briefing as to whether there will be a shortage of ventilators in some cases, Trump said there “could…MORE

Trump considering second task force on reopening economy

Trump considering second task force on reopening economy

President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is considering a second coronavirus task force focused on reopening the country’s economy. Trump was asked about a tweet he’d sent earlier in the day responding to a tweet by Fox News anchor Dana Perino suggesting a second task force focused on the economy. “Thinking about it, getting…MORE

Trump defends firing intelligence community watchdog

Trump defends firing intelligence community watchdog

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his firing of the inspector general who told Congress about the whistleblower complaint that led to his eventual impeachment, saying he thought Michael Atkinson “did a terrible job, absolutely terrible.” Trump said that Atkinson, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, “took a fake report and gave it to…MORE

State legislators adjust to lawmaking in the time of coronavirus

State legislators adjust to lawmaking in the time of coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has led to near shutdowns of entire states — from schools to restaurants to retailers — with one major exception: local government. The pandemic has upended the 2020 sessions of state legislatures and forced state lawmakers to move toward innovative forms of conducting “business as usual” in a time of an unprecedented…MORE

Joe Biden says he informed Bernie Sanders he will begin the VP vetting process

Joe Biden says he informed Bernie Sanders he will begin the VP vetting process

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says he has informed his Democratic rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, that he is beginning the process of vetting potential vice presidential running mates. “I am in the process and I’ve actually had this discussion with Bernie because he’s a friend — we’re competitors, he’s a friend,”…MORE

Trump’s fight against Obamacare continues despite coronavirus crisis

Trump’s fight against Obamacare continues despite coronavirus crisis

Even as the coronavirus pandemic rages, President Donald Trump and top Republicans are pressing forward with efforts to further undermine the nation’s already compromised health care system. The rapid spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has put a new spotlight on the same frailties that Democrats successfully seized on in 2018…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…