Tag: Wisconsin

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Partisan Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a case concerning the constitutionality of gerrymandered congressional districts in Wisconsin. The justices have accepted a Wisconsin case in which federal judges ruled the redistricting plan passed in 2011 by Republican legislators gave them too much of an advantage, skewing results so much that it violated the…

WI’s Voter ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won By 22,748)

Prior to the 2016 election, Eddie Lee Holloway Jr., a 58-year-old African-American man, moved from Illinois to Wisconsin, which implemented a strict voter-ID law for the first time in 2016. He brought his expired Illinois photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security card to get a photo ID for voting in Wisconsin, but the DMV…

President Trump to Sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Order

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday calling for the end of America’s lottery system for H-1B work visas in favor of a merit-based system, Axios reports. The “Buy American, Hire American” order will look to scrap the existing visa application system, which enters applicants into a lottery for limited number of visas.…

Paul Ryan Wins GOP Primary

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan easily defeated outside challenger Paul Nehlen in his primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Nehlen caught the eye of Donald Trump who praised him before the GOP candidate eventually backed Ryan. Ryan was first elected in 1998. CNN projects Speaker Paul Ryan has easily won the GOP Primary in Wisconsin’s…

Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz Win Wisconsin [VIDEO]

Ted Cruz won the Republican primary in Wisconsin, while Bernie Sanders was declared the winner on the Democratic side in a tough night for the presidential frontrunners. With 99.9 percent of votes counted, the Texas senator defeated frontrunner Donald Trump 48-35; Sanders led Hillary Clinton 56-43. The Vermont senator has now won six out of…

Steven Avery Appeals Murder Conviction

Steven Avery has filed to have his murder conviction appealed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in a motion made public Tuesday. Avery says the search warrant that collected evidence of Teresa Halbach’s murder was not valid because it only covered a single property, but multiple properties were searched by law enforcement. He does not…

Scott Walker: Im Running For President [VIDEO]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his long-expected White House run official Monday morning, tweeting that he will seek the GOP nomination for president. I'm in. I'm running for president because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them. – SW http://t.co/DZG253QjfP #Walker16 — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 13, 2015 In a video…

Man Charged With Threatening Obama

A Wisconsin man from Tomah has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama during his visit to La Crosse. On Wednesday Brian D. Dutcher, 55, told a security guard at the La Crosse Public Library that “The usurper is here and if I get a chance I’ll take him out and I’ll take…

Slender Man Demon Creature Inspire Tween Girl Stabbed 19 Times at Sleepover

The details of a near-lethal slumber party last weekend in Waukesha, Wisconsin, are sending shockwaves throughout the country. On Monday, two 12-year-old girls were charged as adults for attempted homicide after they allegedly stabbed a friend 19 times at a sleepover party. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were apparently motivated by slender man demon creature…

MLB Commissioner Selig To Retire In January 2015

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will retire from his position in January 2015, he announced Thursday. Selig, 79, says he will announce a transition plan, including a reorganization of central baseball management, shortly. Selig took over as acting commissioner in September 1992 and was formally elected in July 1998. AP

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…