Personnel File

Donald Trump

Photos

Content referencing Donald Trump

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

Gathering To Spread the Big Lie

‘Election Integrity’ event in Kenosha offers a cash bar and lots of debunked conspiracy theories.

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey shows 40% rate abortion one of most important issues, with a larger percentage of Democrats than Republicans viewing it this way
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll national survey shows 40% rate abortion one of most important issues, with a larger percentage of Democrats than Republicans viewing it this way

Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting, and about half of Republicans say they are more likely to support a candidate Trump has endorsed, though 40% say it makes no difference

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Milwaukee a finalist for Republican convention. Mayor calls it a 'business decision, not a political one.'

Op Ed: No Joy In Seeing Robin Vos Booed
Op Ed

No Joy In Seeing Robin Vos Booed

Assembly Speaker is jeered at Republican convention. Why? For upholding state law.

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Republican Convention Endorses No One For Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch falls just short of 60% of votes needed for party endorsement.

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Lawsuit argues actions of false presidential electors led to Jan. 6 insurrection.

Murphy’s Law: Is Ron Johnson a White Supremacist?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ron Johnson a White Supremacist?

He pushed the great replacement theory that influenced the racist mass shooter in Buffalo.

Op Ed: Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin
Op Ed

Democrats Must Listen to Rural Wisconsin

Evers and Baldwin have shown the way, winning some rural areas.

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Afghan Refuges Buttress State’s Workforce

Immigrants bring skills and work ethic employers seek amid a tight labor market.

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman Review Paused, But His Pay Continues

Gableman's taxpayer funded $11,000 a month pay reduced to $5,500 a month.

New State ACLU Leader Has Overcome Barriers

New State ACLU Leader Has Overcome Barriers

'Mexican-American, queer, multiple disabilities, and those identities taught me a lot.'

The State of Politics: Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties
The State of Politics

Primary Winners Rely on Certain Counties

Of state's 72 counties a small number provide majority of statewide vote.

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

Second Judge Rules Gableman Probe Can’t Delete Records

"I'm amazed I have to say, 'Don't destroy records subject to an open records request.'"

Data Wonk: How Many Support Gableman Probe?
Data Wonk

How Many Support Gableman Probe?

And what percent in state are confident of election results?

Murphy’s Law: The Stunning Rise in Anti-Semitism
Murphy’s Law

The Stunning Rise in Anti-Semitism

Nationally and in Wisconsin, the highest in more than four decades. Why?

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

Labor support, personal wealth helps Bucks exec in Democratic primary for US Senator.

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Gableman Rallies With Extremists, Including Vos’s Primary Opponent

Wall Street Journal warns Gableman could help Republicans lose state in 2022.

The State of Politics: The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers
The State of Politics

The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers

Seizing a way to dramatize his political philosophy, and giving opponents campaign issues.

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No One Cancels Kellyanne Conway

No protests of former Trump advisor’s UW-Whitewater speech about suppressing free speech.

Sexism And The Marquette Poll

Sexism And The Marquette Poll

Should pollsters test respondents agreement with statements deriding women?

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Wisconsin Planted 9M Trees in 2021

Gov. Evers' pledged 75 million by 2030 as part of global initiative.

Ron Johnson’s Self-Serving Tax Plan Overwhelmingly Benefited Wealthiest, Over Small Businesses
Op Ed: Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’
Op Ed

Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’

Candidate for governor has long record of political donations, lobbying, state contracts.

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Democratic US Senate Primary Tightens In Poll

Marquette poll also shows Evers' approval steady, Ron Johnson’s declined further.

New survey by Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin Democratic primary for U.S. Senate tightening, Kleefisch leading Republican gubernatorial primary; among Republicans, those least confident in 2020 election are more enthusiastic to vote this fall
Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Vos Keeps Gableman Investigation Going

Though contract for probe was expiring, Speaker says it will continue, after pressure from Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Look Out For Tim Michels
Murphy’s Law

Look Out For Tim Michels

He could shake up the Republican primary for governor

Two-Time Failed Candidate Tim Michels Announces Campaign for Governor
Press Release

Two-Time Failed Candidate Tim Michels Announces Campaign for Governor

Michels owes Wisconsin answers on support of divisive policies, reliance on taxpayer dollars

Did 2020 Census Undercount City Residents?

Did 2020 Census Undercount City Residents?

National data shows much higher undercount of Blacks, Latinos than in 2010.

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

EPA Considering Stricter Air Pollution Standards

Advocates, elected officials call for strongest possible controls.

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Three Northern Assembly Districts Held By Democrats Up For Grabs

Retirement of three representatives creates opportunity for Republicans.

Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Thompson Won’t Run For Governor

Former governor, 80, could have shaken up the Republican primary.

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Might Be Competitive Again

Gov. Evers' legislative map rebalances district held by Republicans for two decades.

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Vos’ Emails Show Pressure From Election Deniers

Assembly Speaker and staff sought a way to respond to demands for reviews of the 2020 election.

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Will Release Of Deleted Records Shine Light on Legislature?

Vos releases some 20,000 documents. No group or reporter had ever requested deleted documents.

The State of Politics: Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections
The State of Politics

Parties Transform ‘Non’-Partisan Elections

Republicans lead push to turn city, county and school board races into partisan campaigns.

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Elections Commission Issues Fines for ‘Frivolous Complaints’

Peter Bernegger, who previously testified at Assembly committee, fined $2,400.

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Assembly Speaker has turned over almost 20,000 deleted emails from his state account, attorney says.

Republican School Board Push Has Mixed Results

Republican School Board Push Has Mixed Results

GOP-backed candidates pick up seats in Waukesha and Kenosha, lose in several areas.

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

UW-Madison Hires Former Foxconn Executive

Alan Yeung hired despite Foxconn’s failures, including not paying promised $100 million gift to UW.

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Barnes Campaign Aims to Bring State Together

Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate running hard in rural, urban areas of state.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Vos Held In Contempt of Court

Assembly Speaker faces contempt for not releasing records from partisan 2020 election review.

Op Ed: Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin
Op Ed

Justice Thomas, Recusal And Wisconsin

U.S. and Wisconsin Supreme Court justices need not recuse no matter how flagrant the conflict of interest.

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Huge Foxconn Campus Remains A Puzzle

Mt Pleasant officials trying to lure other manufacturers, may need state help to pay bondholders.

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

PTG becomes exclusive booker and operator of Wisconsin Center's Miller High Life Theatre.

The State of Politics: Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature
The State of Politics

Historic Turnover Will Change Legislature

Retirements, redistricting and members pursuing higher office could transform Legislature.

Plats and Parcels: Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy
Plats and Parcels

Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy

Facing multiple lawsuits and criminal probe of a VP. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

Op Ed: US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos
Op Ed

US Supreme Court Throws State Election Into Chaos

Decision on Wisconsin maps part of national Republican push to undermine democracy.

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

Gableman’s Own Attorney Calls Election Decertification ‘Pointless’

The former State Supreme Court justice asked lawmakers to consider decertifying 2020 election.

Campaign Cash: $250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate
Campaign Cash

$250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate

Conservative Waukesha judge Judge Maria Lazar backed by shadowy Illinois group.

The State of Politics: Little Change In Voting Rules For April
The State of Politics

Little Change In Voting Rules For April

After 16 months of controversy only one change in rules, though not for lack of Republican efforts.

Secretary of State La Follette Seeks Reelection

Secretary of State La Follette Seeks Reelection

Doug La Follette has served as Secretary of State off and on since 1974.

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Evers Calls Vos’ Election Fraud Claims Dumb

Governor calls claims 'repugnant' says speaker is 'ratcheting up the false narrative.'

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Vos Says State Can’t Decertify 2020 Election Results

Republican activists still pushing speaker to overturn 2020 election.

Back in the News: Foxconn In Talks for Saudi Arabian Plant
Back in the News

Foxconn In Talks for Saudi Arabian Plant

$9 billion facility to make microchips, electric-vehicle parts while promised plant for Wisconsin yet to happen.

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

WEC board member Robert Spindell, one of the 10 Republicans, votes against sanctioning himself.

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

Can Ron Johnson Win Reelection?

His unfavorability ratings are high, but the politics of 2022 may be on his side.

The State of Politics: Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor
The State of Politics

Thompson Weighs Fifth Run for Governor

Could stand out as the moderate in a five-candidate Republican primary.

Data Wonk: Michael Gableman Versus The Facts
Data Wonk

Michael Gableman Versus The Facts

His report claims grants to 5 Wisconsin cities changed the 2020 election. Let’s examine the evidence.

Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Gableman, Vos Sign New Contract on Election Probe

Judge orders Gableman to release 700 pages of documents from probe.

Bill Allowing Early Count of Absentee Ballots Looks Dead

Bill Allowing Early Count of Absentee Ballots Looks Dead

Had near-unanimous GOP support, with other provisions attached to it Democrats opposed.

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

Poll Finds Approval Up for Evers, Down for Johnson

MU poll finds Kleefisch leads GOP primary for governor, Barnes atop Democratic primary for senator.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds inflation fears up, pandemic fears down; marijuana legalization up, optimism about Wisconsin down; primary candidates not yet well known

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

Back in the News: The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse
Back in the News

The Return of Kyle Rittenhouse

Accused Portland killer wears t-shirt declaring Kyle a patriot, as Rittenhouse launches new group to sue the media.

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

Assembly Passes Early Vote Counting Bill

A raft of election related bills passed, some adding additional requirements to absentee voting.

Op Ed: Rep. Ramthun’s Resume Looks Fishy
Op Ed

Rep. Ramthun’s Resume Looks Fishy

Declines to answer questions about unspecified corporate positions he claims.

Data Wonk: Should Wisconsin End Its Income Tax?
Data Wonk

Should Wisconsin End Its Income Tax?

Five conservative groups pushing this. Its impact is astonishingly regressive.

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Republicans say bills address election ‘irregularities.’ Democrats charge ‘voter suppression.'

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Timothy Ramthun
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Timothy Ramthun

One-time nobody now a candidate for governor and top demagogue in state Republican Party.

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

Ron Johnson Courts City’s Hispanic Voters

National poll shows Hispanics evenly split. Republicans open Hispanic center in Milwaukee.

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

Vos Expects Gableman Election Report Soon

By end of February. But that won’t be end of investigation, Vos adds.

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

Great Lakes Get $1 Billion for Clean Up

Funding from infrastructure law will help with remediation in Milwaukee Estuary.

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Former Governor Scott Walker leading tour of city today. Taxpayers paying for security.

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Election Official Refutes Bogus Fraud Claims

Addressing false claims wastes valuable time, election tech director said.

Data Wonk: Republicans Are Killing Republicans
Data Wonk

Republicans Are Killing Republicans

167,000 lives could have been saved in states opposed to vaccines.

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Ramthun, Brandtjen Lead Rally to Overturn 2020 Election

Capitol event organized by Jefferson Davis pushes bill to recall state’s 2020 electors.

Op Ed: Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary
Op Ed

Ramthun Will Mess Up GOP Primary

Republican state senator won’t provide any evidence of his Big Lie about 2020 election.

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

Melania Trump Will Funnel Donations Through Bradley Foundation

Her charities not registered in Florida, ex-first lady turns to huge Milwaukee foundation.

School Board Races Getting More Polarized

School Board Races Getting More Polarized

17 school boards in state saw recall elections in last two years.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil
The State of Politics

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

Republicans struggle with deep divisions, Democrats with sinking poll numbers.

Fitzgerald Statement on Durham Investigation into Clinton Campaign
WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor
Press Release

WisDems Statement on Trumpy Tim Ramthun’s Campaign for Governor

Ramthun’s Divisive Comments, Conspiracy Theories Highlighted at TrumpyTim.com

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Running for Governor

Ramthun gained national attention when he tried to decertify the 2020 election results.

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

GOP Election Bills Are Far Reaching

Restricting absentee voting, more power for Legislature, nursing home employees could face prison.

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Legislators, Citizens Battle Over Election Bills

Senate Elections committee debates: Do GOP bills enhance voting ‘integrity' or unleash 'war on voters’?

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Johnson Blasted For Stance on Lost Jobs

Oshkosh Defense will build US Postal Service vehicles in South Carolina, not Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Ron Johnson Attended Meeting To Oppose Election Certification

Meeting set up by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell came two days before January 6 Capitol riot.

Food-Coloring Business Will Lease Foxconn Building

Food-Coloring Business Will Lease Foxconn Building

Denmark-based company Oterra may hire 100 workers at largely empty Mount Pleasant campus.

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Strategy later used by 10 Republicans that tried to cast state's electors for Trump.

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Commissioner Spindell signed documents seeking to cast state's electors for Trump in 2020.

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

Pushing for more public funding of private schools.

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

Republicans Offer Slate of Election Bills

They won’t suppress votes, Bernier and other GOP legislators promise. Democrats skeptical.

Letter to Sen. LeMahieu Regarding WEC Commissioner Spindell
Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Republicans Speak At Event With Anti-Government Flag

Kleefisch, Nicholson, Grothman, others speak. Photos of this removed from GOP Facebook page.

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Speaker Vos Struggles to Maintain Control

Assailed by GOP rebels. ‘Conspiracy theorists have taken over the party.’

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office
Press Release

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office

As state, federal pandemic relief stalls, WFP backs first-time candidates running to bring systemic change local

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

10 state Republicans voted as ‘alternate’ electors, seeking to overturn legal election.

Op Ed: Muslim Community Needs Representation
Op Ed

Muslim Community Needs Representation

City redistricting shouldn’t overlook Hispanic community. But Muslims, too, deserve consideration.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lies Corrupting Wisconsin

His claims about elections shot down by courts, but WILL and Republicans working to turn those lies into laws.

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

And Republican AG candidate Adam Jarchow. Democrats say it disqualifies them from holding office.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump and DeSantis drawing similar support, but each trailing Biden in possible 2024 presidential matchups; election confidence, COVID topics also surveyed
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump and DeSantis drawing similar support, but each trailing Biden in possible 2024 presidential matchups; election confidence, COVID topics also surveyed

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch
Press Release

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch

Individuals Who Participated in Wisconsin Election Sabotage Scheme Advising Gubernatorial Candidate Kleefisch

Murphy’s Law: Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?
Murphy’s Law

Is Rebecca Kleefisch a ‘Hypocrite’?

Her voting as “indefinitely confined” was something done in many Republican-leaning districts.

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Without Roe, old state law would prevail, making abortion a felony, with penalty of up to 6 years in prison

The State of Politics: Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too
The State of Politics

Absentee Ballot Boxes Helped Republicans, Too

Many of the 500 drop boxes in state were in districts voting heavily for Trump.

Michael Gableman’s Free Lunch: Sham Election Inquiry Bills Taxpayers for Over $1,000 in Meals in November 2021
New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

Independent poll shows different order of candidates in the race for mayor.

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Vos Disciplines Trump-Backed Legislator

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stripped Rep. Timothy Ramthun of his legislative staff.

Marquette Law School Poll to release national surveys on political topics, Supreme Court, Jan. 26-27
$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

$90 Million Coal Plant Upgrade Approved

State PSC okays WE Energies pollution controls; plan criticized for investing more in fossil fuels.

Murphy’s Law: How Absentee Ballot Boxes Became Illegal
Murphy’s Law

How Absentee Ballot Boxes Became Illegal

Used in 40 states and backed by Republicans, until their new push to make them illegal.

GOP Bill Lowers Minimum Age To Carry Guns

GOP Bill Lowers Minimum Age To Carry Guns

Lowers required age for concealed carry permit from 21 to 18 years old.

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

They submitted imposter Electoral College ballots to Congress.

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Boxes

Waukesha judge rules they are not allowed under state law.

Data Wonk: The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission
Data Wonk

The War Against the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Republicans have picked up where Trump left off.

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

WEC says request would cost $100,000, shut down agency for four days.

Alex Lasry Responds to Ron Johnson Entering the Senate Race
Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Sean Duffy Won’t Run For Governor

Former President Donald Trump urged the former congressman to run.

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Six Wisconsinites Charged in Capitol Insurrection

Six Wisconsinites Charged in Capitol Insurrection

One West Allis man was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Op Ed: Why I Reject Critical Race Theory
Op Ed

Why I Reject Critical Race Theory

I’m a Democrat and a liberal but I find the theory unconvincing and offensive.

Op Ed: Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?
Op Ed

Van Orden Complicit in January 6 Riot?

Republican running for 3rd District Congressional seat backed overthrow of legal election.

The State of Politics: 6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022
The State of Politics

6 Wisconsin Pols to Watch in 2022

Their decisions could decide what kind of year it is.

Murphy’s Law: Liberal Talk Coming to Waukesha
Murphy’s Law

Liberal Talk Coming to Waukesha

Mike Crute’s new talk radio station, WAUK 540 AM, will compete with local right-wing talkers.

Op Ed: Yes, There Was Good News In 2021
Op Ed

Yes, There Was Good News In 2021

It wasn’t all gloom and doom. The top 12 good news stories of the year.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Exits Top 10 In Taxes
Op Ed

Wisconsin Exits Top 10 In Taxes

Now ranks average, 23rd in the nation. Credit Republican fiscal constraint.

Op Ed: The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021
Op Ed

The 10 Worst Politicians of 2021

The competition was really stiff this year, but here are the very worst.

Wisconsin’s Congressman Priest

Wisconsin’s Congressman Priest

Fr. Robert Cornell loved rock music and served two terms as a Democratic congressman.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

No longer mayor, Barrett is preparing to head to Luxembourg.

Data Wonk: How We’ve Recovered From Economic Woes
Data Wonk

How We’ve Recovered From Economic Woes

Recent history shows similar patterns -- and keys to recovery -- for Wisconsin and U.S.

The State of Politics: Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again
The State of Politics

Democrats’ Revolving Door Swings Again

Assembly minority leader Gordon Hintz's decision to step down the latest of many leadership changes.

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

Barrett resignation expected by Dec. 28. Mayor has never been to Luxembourg.

Data Wonk: WILL’s Report Short on Evidence
Data Wonk

WILL’s Report Short on Evidence

Conservative report asserts, with no evidence, that changes in election law needed.

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Evers, Democratic Governors Push US Senate For Voting Rights Bill

Votes of 'Americans across the country will be suppressed,' 17 governors warn.

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Key Republican Bashes GOP Elections Probe

Sen. Bernier, Senate’s elections committee chair, calls investigation a ‘charade’ that will harm her party.

Sen. Jacque Won’t Discuss Whether Getting COVID-19 Changed His Views

Sen. Jacque Won’t Discuss Whether Getting COVID-19 Changed His Views

Prior to being hospitalized, he advocated against mask-wearing, vaccine mandates.

The State of Politics: Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar
The State of Politics

Loudenbeck Wants To Be Elections Czar

Her run for secretary of state part of Republican effort to overhaul election laws, oversight.

Op Ed: Tommy Thompson For Governor?
Op Ed

Tommy Thompson For Governor?

He might welcome an overture from Republican Party. And add depth to 2022 campaign.

Data Wonk: How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters
Data Wonk

How Republicans Are Killing Their Supporters

Right-wing anti-vaxxers help cause more deaths of Republicans nationally and in Wisconsin.

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

WILL Report Finds Little Voter Fraud

But conservative group cites potential for future fraud, attacks election administrators.

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Rittenhouse No Longer Enrolled at College

Found not guilty of homicide, he testified he was studying nursing at Arizona State University.

Data Wonk: The American Right’s Scary Views
Data Wonk

The American Right’s Scary Views

The future of conservative thought after Trump looks dark.

Op Ed: Bail Reform And The Waukesha Tragedy
Op Ed

Bail Reform And The Waukesha Tragedy

Republicans are going to use accused killer Darrell Brooks like a hammer.

Op Ed: Sen. Ramthun Wants To Hijack Election
Op Ed

Sen. Ramthun Wants To Hijack Election

Offering no evidence of fraud, legislator would cancel the ballots of every voter in the state.

Op Ed: State Democrats Have a Rural Problem
Op Ed

State Democrats Have a Rural Problem

But Evers and Baldwin did better than Biden or Clinton in rural Wisconsin.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds majority of Republicans across the nation favor a Trump run for president in 2024, while majority of voters overall are opposed

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

New Book Bashes Foxconn Project

‘Foxconned’ offers broad critique of big government economic development projects.

 
Op Ed: Why Evers Is In Trouble
Op Ed

Why Evers Is In Trouble

A Glenn Youngkin-type Republican could beat him. But is there any GOP candidate like that in Wisconsin?

Op Ed: The Return of McCarthyism
Op Ed

The Return of McCarthyism

Michael Gableman is the new Joe McCarthy, with the same bullying, sneering, demagogic style.

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

Wisconsin School Boards Suspend Participation With National Association

State group joins mostly conservative states blasting NSBA for attacking “terrorism” against local boards.

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

First NBA champion to be honored since 2016.

What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

Kleefisch the Republican frontrunner. But a Trump-backed candidate could shake up campaign.

Op Ed: Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt
Op Ed

Charges Against Election Officials Are Partisan Stunt

Using unproven allegations to cause distrust of democracy.

WILL Sues Over Federal Vaccine Mandate

WILL Sues Over Federal Vaccine Mandate

OSHA requiring COVID-19 vaccination at companies with 100 or more employees.

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

Data Wonk: Is Ballot Harvesting A Problem?
Data Wonk

Is Ballot Harvesting A Problem?

Kleefisch says so. The only two claims of this, both in other states, involved Republicans.

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Mequon-Thiensville School Board Recall Fails

Despite heavy right wing spending against them, all four incumbents win easily.

Murphy’s Law: About Those Election ‘Irregularities’
Murphy’s Law

About Those Election ‘Irregularities’

Is there any truth to Republican complaints about the 2020 election?

The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

Democrats Pressured on Immigration Reform

Democrats Pressured on Immigration Reform

Voces de la Frontera and allies picket Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

Rep. Hintz Condemns GOP Attacks on Democracy
Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Conservatives donate $50,000 to effort to take over school board.

Murphy’s Law: Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?
Murphy’s Law

Are Unvaccinated Police Endangering Community?

No one knows what percentage of Milwaukee officers has been vaccinated.

Where is Rebecca Kleefisch?
Press Release

Where is Rebecca Kleefisch?

Kleefisch Hides From Media After Trump Snubs Her

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

But candidates are still lining up to replace him. Seven have filed candidacy already.

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Fundraising in Senate Democratic Primary

Barnes raised more than $1 million since launching his campaign this summer.

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Small Business Owner Joins Race to Replace Rep. Ron Kind

Rebecca Cooke, of Eau Claire, running for 3rd congressional seat. Kind not seeking re-election.

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Johnson Says Overwhelmed Hospitals Not a ‘Massive Crisis’

Johnson Says Overwhelmed Hospitals Not a ‘Massive Crisis’

The senator also criticized the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

Data Wonk: Which Party Is Better For The Economy?
Data Wonk

Which Party Is Better For The Economy?

Economic data from the last 70 years suggest one party does a better job of managing the economy.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Official leading the probe admits he doesn't understand how elections are supposed to work.

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

State Sen. Brad Pfaff Running For 3rd Congressional District

Current Congressman Ron Kind announced he would not seek re-election.

Op Ed: “Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College
Op Ed

“Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College

Taking to the streets for the National Popular Vote.

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Company will buy former GM factory to build electric vehicles.

2017: Ron Johnson Made At Least $450,000
Press Release

2017: Ron Johnson Made At Least $450,000

But Paid LESS in State Income Tax Than a Wisconsin Couple Earning $40,000

Murphy’s Law: Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump
Murphy’s Law

Kleefisch Tries To Ape Trump

And the results are, ah, pretty weird.

Op Ed: Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates
Op Ed

Biden is Right On Vaccine Mandates

The biggest beneficiaries may be anti-vaxxers.

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

What’s The Status of State Election Probes?

Three Republican-backed investigations despite no evidence of widespread fraud or wrongdoing.

Murphy’s Law: College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

College Grads Are Leaving Republican Party

While less educated voters ditch the Democratic Party. How is that changing the state?

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

Gableman Threatens to Subpoena Election Clerks

But Republican audit is 'not challenging' results of 2020 election, he says.

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

Cities Near Fort McCoy Help Afghan Refugees

It’s Trump country but many are rallying to donate food, clothing, household goods.

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Legislature Plans Culture War Against Evers

Fall session could include “born alive” abortion bill, forbidding teachers from discussing race and more.

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

Data Wonk: Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors
Data Wonk

Biden Vaccine Plan Helps GOP Governors

States supporting Trump have much greater chance of COVID-19 deaths. Biden’s mandates bail out governors afraid to act.

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Republicans Open Office on South Side

Party’s office on Lincoln Ave. to help court Hispanic votes for 2022 mid-term election.

McCoshen Won’t Run for Governor

McCoshen Won’t Run for Governor

Lobbyist and former Thompson aide had traveled state for a year.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Rep. Janel Brandtjen
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Rep. Janel Brandtjen

A leader in election lies and demagoguery has become a state Republican power.

Will Donors Punish Legislators Pushing Election Lies?

Will Donors Punish Legislators Pushing Election Lies?

Wisconsin Realtors says it will still back conspiracy theorist Rep. Janel Brandtjen.

Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

How the right to vote is being attacked and what you can do to fight it.

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Republican Schools Colleagues on Election Lies

Elections chair Sen. Kathy Bernier runs 2.5 hour meeting with experts and verifiable facts.

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Rebecca Kleefisch Announces Campaign for Governor

Kleefisch served as Lieutenant Governor under former Gov. Scott Walker.

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

GOP Election Probes ‘Bad Faith Efforts,’ Bipartisan Group Says

Group including Republican politicians bashes ‘political stunts’ by Vos, Brandtjen.

Op Ed: School Boards Must Lead on Masks
Op Ed

School Boards Must Lead on Masks

Washington County schools should follow those in Green Bay, Appleton that issued mandates.

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan Say 2020 Election Not Rigged

Johnson still supports investigation into election commissions and grants.

Data Wonk: Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?
Data Wonk

Why Is State Supreme Court So Angry?

Justices’ strange interpretation of watershed 1803 decision becomes a right-wing battering ram.

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman
Press Release

Vos Earmarked $25,000 in Travel Reimbursement For Gableman

Gableman Has Already Been to MyPillow Guy’s Conspiracy Convention and Arizona’s Cyber Ninja Circus

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Republicans Divided Over Election Audits

Are you with Team Vos or Team Brandtjen? Fish for unproven problems or overturn 2020 election?

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

Gableman Approved to Head 2020 Election Probe

5-3 Assembly committee vote for former Supreme Court Justice. Evers condemns probe.

The State of Politics: Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience
The State of Politics

Barrett, Kind Had 59 Years Experience

Exit of mayor and congressman makes room for new generation of leaders.

Data Wonk: Bipartisan Consensus Backs Helping Afghan Allies
Data Wonk

Bipartisan Consensus Backs Helping Afghan Allies

But Trump, Tiffany, others on far right oppose helping settle Afghans in U.S.

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Call to replace state commission part of national Republican effort to delegitimize legal elections.

Op Ed: Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring
Op Ed

Vos Kisses Trump’s Ring

Humbling himself to placate right-wing zealots calling for Assembly Speaker's head.

The State of Politics: Clock Ticking on Ron Johnson’s Decision
The State of Politics

Clock Ticking on Ron Johnson’s Decision

Increase in his 'unfavorable' rating looms over decision whether to run for reelection.

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

Still dealing with fallout from police shooting, protests, killing of protestors.

Back in the News: Johnson Opposes Ventilators, Pushes Horse Medicine
Back in the News

Johnson Opposes Ventilators, Pushes Horse Medicine

FDA warns against using ivermectin: "You are not a horse."

Op Ed: Poll Shows Democrats Split On School Choice
Op Ed

Poll Shows Democrats Split On School Choice

Milwaukee’s Black Democrats are far more supportive of vouchers than whites.

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Puts more pressure on Vos as Pocan calls for firing Gableman.

Head of WIGOP Election Review Attends MyPillow Conspiracy Convention To Get Some Pointer
New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

New Polling Shows Declining Approval of Ron Johnson

Marquette University Law School poll also shows Evers approval holding steady.

Data Wonk: Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths
Data Wonk

Higher Vaccination Rates Lead To Fewer Deaths

A political divide is evident in COVID-19 data. Republican leaning states tend toward fewer vaccinations, more deaths.

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

Rep. Ron Kind Won’t Run For Another Term

The La Crosse Democrat was first elected in 1996.

Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Letter to congressional leaders urges legislation to prevent voter suppression, election subversion.

Gableman Defends Election Audit

Gableman Defends Election Audit

Former justice had an altercation with a Milwaukee poll worker during November election.

Murphy’s Law: Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

Bradley Foundation Spreads The Big Lie

Foundation gets ever more radical, using tax exempt funding to bankroll groups undermining democracy.

Campaign Integrity Package Announced
Back in the News: Wisconsin Outpaces Most States in LGBTQ Elected Officials
Back in the News

Wisconsin Outpaces Most States in LGBTQ Elected Officials

17% hike nationally in LGBTQ elected officials in last year, but still a long way to go.

AG Kaul and Other Swing State AGs Lead 22 AGs Urging Congress to Pass Legislation to Safeguard Democracy
Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

Vos Backtracks on Election Audit

After criticizing Brandtjen for pushing yet another audit, he caves. “It’s red meat for the base.”

State Elections Commission Refutes Rep. Brandtjen

State Elections Commission Refutes Rep. Brandtjen

Republican legislator "should stop spreading these wild conspiracy theories,” commission chair says.

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

State Elections Chair Wants Arizona-Style Audit

"Donald Trump won this election in Wisconsin," Rep. Brandtjen declares.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Wants a New Subsidy?

Deal to build electric cars for Fisker may depend on yet another taxpayer giveaway.

Data Wonk: How Trump Polarized Voters
Data Wonk

How Trump Polarized Voters

Part of shift in Republican Party but no GOP politician has same impact as Trump.

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Experts Warn Against ‘Sham’ Election Audits

Influenced by Arizona, Wisconsin has many ‘audits,' including one by a convicted felon.

Op Ed: A Bold New Environmental Call
Op Ed

A Bold New Environmental Call

"30 by 30” pushes to conserve 30% of U.S. land and ocean by 2030. Biden backs it.

Data Wonk: Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden
Data Wonk

Trump Country Won Wisconsin For Biden

40,000 vote increase in Democratic vote since 2016 election came from pro-Trump areas of state.

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Supreme Court Suspends Gun Wielding Judge

Winnebago County judge's ‘undignified language’ included threat to kill anyone who breaks into his house.

GOP Bill Targets ‘Silicon Valley Elites’

GOP Bill Targets ‘Silicon Valley Elites’

Accusing Facebook and Twitter of silencing conservatives, they propose new rules and fines for companies.

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul predicts a tough race against Republican challenger.

Op Ed: The Truth About Critical Race Theory
Op Ed

The Truth About Critical Race Theory

It’s fact based and rarely taught. So why such opposition?

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Officer’s text message during protests adds more evidence police friendly to armed civilians before Rittenhouse shooting.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Class Warfare
Murphy’s Law

Republican Class Warfare

It hurts their own voters in Wisconsin. How do they get away with it?

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

GOP Candidate For House Under Fire

Derrick Van Orden, opposing Ron Kind, accused of attending Capitol Riot, getting pandemic relief he criticized.

Murphy’s Law: Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate
Murphy’s Law

Evers Is the Pro-Science Candidate

Why has that description become so controversial?

Op Ed: Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?
Op Ed

Obamacare Is Safe. What’s Next?

ACA has survived court challenges and Biden has expanded it. Lowering drug costs should be next goal.

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Vos Picks Gableman To Lead Election Probe

Announcement comes just one day after GOP Assembly Speaker attacked by Trump.

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Johnson, GOP Congressmen Want Answers on Unemployment Fraud

Evers asked to respond to report that states vulnerable to ‘massive’ Nigerian fraud scheme.

Data Wonk: The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers
Data Wonk

The Paradox of Anti-Vaxxers

The vaccines were developed under Trump. So why do his supporters oppose them?

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

Legislature Passes Absentee Voting Restrictions

And proposal cutting funding to municipalities that reduce police funding.

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Biden Plans Seek to Persuade Trump Voters

Battle playing out in Rep. Ron Kind’s western Wisconsin district, which supported Trump.

Op Ed: GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt
Op Ed

GOP Obamacare Lawsuit a Cynical Political Stunt

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down suit. Meanwhile, Vos and and state GOP obstruct Medicaid expansion.

Op Ed: Republicans Running On Resentment
Op Ed

Republicans Running On Resentment

They are betting voters would rather see less for poor people than more for everyone.

Data Wonk: The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden
Data Wonk

The Private Election Grants Didn’t Help Biden

If anything they helped Trump, an analysis of state election results show.

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

New Voices Join Voting Rights Battle

Business leaders, faith groups and the disabled oppose bills creating barriers to voting.

Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Repeated Racism

Clueless comment on Tulsa echoes past statements on Capitol riot and Charlottesville Nazis.

Wisconsin Republicans Join Disgraced Ex-Governor On Conspiracy-Driven Trip to Arizona Audit Site
What Were Your State Legislators Up To This Weekend?
Press Release

What Were Your State Legislators Up To This Weekend?

GOP Reps. Janel Brandtjen and Chuck Wichgers Abandon Wisconsinites to Visit Arizona Election Review Circus

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

Election Conspiracy Promoter Hosting Trump Via Livestream

The former president will speak virtually at Wisconsin event on Saturday.

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit
Press Release

Wisconsin Republican Legislators Join Arizona’s Illegitimate Election Audit

GOP Legislators Head to “Observe” the Arizona Election Circus While School Funding Remains at Risk and Budget Unfinished

Data Wonk: Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP
Data Wonk

Trump Country Has Much Lower GDP

Yet the difference is smaller in Wisconsin. Why?

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

GOP Bills Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools

Legislation is similar to other Republican bills being pushed around the country.

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

Republican appointees decry election fraud citing negligible numbers of felons voting.

Data Wonk: Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote
Data Wonk

Republicans Oppose Making It Easier to Vote

Against foundation grants to improve elections even in GOP-leaning districts.

Murphy’s Law: How Vos Pushes The Big Lie
Murphy’s Law

How Vos Pushes The Big Lie

Claiming election irregularities, undermining election officials, hiring a GOP expert in smears.

Op Ed: The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas
Op Ed

The Hard Left Is Afraid of Ideas

Demand that Mike Pence’s book not be published the latest of many such examples.

Op Ed: Paul Ryan Displays Courage
Op Ed

Paul Ryan Displays Courage

Warns against fealty to Trump, whose backers are already attacking Ryan.

Hesselbein Votes No to Republican Private Investigators
U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Milwaukee

Marty Walsh visits building trades and manufacturing trainees, hears from immigrant rights advocates.

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud
Press Release

Robin Vos Wasting Taxpayer Resources To Investigate Non-Existent Voter Fraud

Journal Sentinel: “Vos said he didn't know how much the taxpayer-funded investigation would cost.”

Data Wonk: How Republicans Are Misleading Donors
Data Wonk

How Republicans Are Misleading Donors

NRCC creates fake Trump fundraising letter filled with misleading information.

State Republican Helps Draft Letter Calling For a New GOP

State Republican Helps Draft Letter Calling For a New GOP

Former U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble among 150 party stalwarts calling for major changes.

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

State Law Makes Abortion a Felony

If U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade as many predict, 1849 Wisconsin law will be activated.

Senator Baldwin, Congresswoman Jayapal Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America
Data Wonk: Should Liz Cheney Be Praised?
Data Wonk

Should Liz Cheney Be Praised?

Or condemned? Liberals seem to disagree.

Op Ed: Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution
Op Ed

Foxconn Shows Folly of Cheesehead Revolution

Walker, Ryan, Priebus pushed business-friendly policies. The result: an abysmal failure.

Murphy’s Law: The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher
Murphy’s Law

The Vanishing Courage of Mike Gallagher

Wisconsin congressman took a stand against Republican lies and then turned chicken.

The State of Politics: Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice
The State of Politics

Hagedorn Is High Court’s Deciding Justice

Expected to be right-wing stalwart, he takes turns siding with Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives.

Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Tom Nelson Wrote Book on Union Struggles

Outagamie County Exec and Democratic challenger to Ron Johnson is strongly pro-labor.

Murphy’s Law: The Push For a New U.S. Constitution
Murphy’s Law

The Push For a New U.S. Constitution

Scott Walker, Eric O’Keefe, Republican legislators part of scary national movement.

Two Wisconsin Men Charged in Capitol Riot

Two Wisconsin Men Charged in Capitol Riot

FBI charges Brandon Nelson and Abram Markofski with entering Capitol.

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson Looks Like Russian Tool

He once condemned Russia and Vladimir Putin. What explains the turnabout?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

Op Ed: Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?
Op Ed

Will Biden Deliver Immigration Reform?

It’s time. He promised voters to prioritize reform bill in the first 100 days.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

Murphy’s Law: The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal

Evers new deal is a huge improvement but will still cost taxpayers $523,000 per job.

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Who’s the Most Right Wing Of All?

Conservative group ranks state’s most conservative members of Congress and Legislature.

The State of Politics: All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal
The State of Politics

All Sides Won On New Foxconn Deal

Evers, Foxconn and Robin Vos all hail a vastly different deal.

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Black residents hit by 64% of curfew violations during Milwaukee’s Spring 2020 protests.

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

Ron Johnson Favors “Limited” COVID-19 Vaccination

"I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people," the senator said.

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

State’s COVID-19 Funding Doubles Financial Crisis Stimulus

Wisconsin state and local governments have received nearly $20 billion in relief.

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

State will provide company up to $80 million under drastically down-scaled deal.

Harley-Davidson Faces 56% EU Tariff

Harley-Davidson Faces 56% EU Tariff

Company appealing decision. Its CEO warns of 'escalating trade war.'

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

Senate majority leader is conservative but eschews the nasty style of Robin Vos.

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

Evers Redistricting Panel Seeks ‘Partisan Fairness’

‘People's Maps Commission’ can only make suggestions which Republican legislators say they will reject.

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

Godlewski Will Run for U.S. Senate

State Treasurer is fourth Democrat to announce for seat held by Ron Johnson.

Back in the News: Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles
Back in the News

Johnson’s ‘Presidential’ Speech Fizzles

Senator gets no coverage of Mar-a-Lago speech, but working hard to get national attention.

Op Ed: Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing
Op Ed

Signs of Hope at State Budget Hearing

Citizens attended public hearing in Whitewater and demanded legislators support a wide range of reforms.

It’s Ron Johnson’s Birthday, But Donald Trump’s Endorsement Is A Gift To Democrats
Data Wonk: GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates
Data Wonk

GOP Governors Have Higher COVID-19 Rates

More cases, more deaths per capita in states run by Republicans.

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

GOP Legislators Question Federal Pandemic Aid for MPS

MPS getting 36% of $2.2 billion for state schools under federal formula prioritizing high poverty districts.

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

14 Bills Restrict Voting in Wisconsin

Bills call for voter roll purges and restrictions on early voting and registration.

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

Teams were shut down in Portland and sent to Kenosha protests, despite opposition of Evers, Kaul.

The State of Politics: Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid
The State of Politics

Evers Raises Cash for Reelection Bid

He has $3.3 million on hand, wants more. But is he definitely running for reelection?

City Hall: Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game
City Hall

Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game

MLB pulls game from Georgia after voting restrictions adopted.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps
Op Ed

Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps

Gerrymandered districts give Republicans outsized legislative power.

Data Wonk: How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election
Data Wonk

How Fox Spread Lies About State’s Election

Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and some very fishy graphs about Wisconsin’s presidential election.

Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Tiffany Advised Daughters Against Getting Vaccine

Northern Wisconsin congressman makes false claims, contradicts public health guidance.

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin’s Greatest National Embarrassment Since Joseph McCarthy: He Represents Racism, Supremacy and Bigotry
Johnson Discusses the Biden Administration’s Handling of Border Crisis
Data Wonk: State Faces Voter Suppression Effort
Data Wonk

State Faces Voter Suppression Effort

Not by the Legislature. Instead court cases seek new policies to restrict voting.

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Legislators Violate Open Records Law?

Two Republicans pushing elections law changes accused of a “dishonest” response.

Ron Johnson’s “Embarrassingly Bad” March
Press Release

Ron Johnson’s “Embarrassingly Bad” March

Johnson Continues To Make Waves… For All The Wrong Reasons

Back in the News: Is Ron Johnson the New Trump?
Back in the News

Is Ron Johnson the New Trump?

The nation's new leader in peddling conspiracy theories. Is he planning a run for president?

The State of Politics: Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?
The State of Politics

Will State Judges Protect Voting Rights?

Expert at state forum suggests federal courts may be less important as state courts rule on election laws.

Op Ed: Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?
Op Ed

Will Democrats Lose the Hispanic Vote?

Danger signs for a party in the 2020 election results.

Wisconsin QAnon believer shot paintball gun at Army Reserve members in Pewaukee, threatened ‘mass casualty’ event, prosecutors say
Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

Ron Johnson Declines Vaccine

As polls show about 50% of GOP men will refuse vaccine, state’s Republican congressmen won’t speak out.

Op Ed: Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion
Op Ed

Evers Is Wrong on I-94 Expansion

The proposal doesn't learn from history and contradicts the approach of Biden, Buttigieg.

DPW Chair Ben Wikler Denounces Republican Resolution Honoring Rush Limbaugh
Murphy’s Law: RonAnon Courts National Infamy
Murphy’s Law

RonAnon Courts National Infamy

Why all the conspiracy theories? It’s Ron Johnson’s calculated reelection strategy.

Johnson in Wall Street Journal: I Won’t Be Silenced by the Left ‘This isn’t about race. It’s about riots.’
Experts Say Voting Could Be Easier

Experts Say Voting Could Be Easier

Report finds Wisconsin trails some states in assuring access to voting.

Republicans Attack Zuckerberg Election Grants Again

Republicans Attack Zuckerberg Election Grants Again

Using emails from Green Bay's former clerk, GOP lawmakers are calling for an investigation.

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

Parties Divided on State Election Reforms

But there is bipartisan support for quicker voting. Will anything get passed?

Data Wonk: School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats
Data Wonk

School Vouchers a Danger For Democrats

The issue could lose them enough voters in Milwaukee to lose the state.

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Case postponed for 18-year-old charged with killing two people at Kenosha protests.

Johnson Introduces the Guidance Out of Darkness Act
Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Republican legislators back resolution to honor Rush, resist celebrating Black History Month.

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Supreme Court Brushes Off Trump Election Challenge

Trump filed the suit against Wisconsin Elections Commission and many state, local officials.

Murphy’s Law: GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting
Murphy’s Law

GOP Leader Supports Dead People Voting

Huh? That’s a switch for Repubicans. But it might actually be a good idea.

Op Ed: Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression
Op Ed

Federal Bill Combats Voter Suppression

For the People Act seeks to assure that all people have an equal right to vote.

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

Tiffany Pushed Election Lies, Report Notes

His social media posts quoted in Democratic report on Republicans’ “insurrection."

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Voces de la Frontera, BLOC, others push for COVID relief and criminal justice and immigration reforms.

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

Ron Johnson Pushes Conspiracies Ahead of Possible Third Term

The Senator has become a controversial figure as opponents queue up to run against him.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Dismal Record on the Economy
Data Wonk

Trump’s Dismal Record on the Economy

The data shows the worst performance of any president since World War II.

Murphy’s Law: Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm
Murphy’s Law

Hupy & Abraham Face Political Storm

Hupy’s donations to Ron Johnson attacked by Minocqua brewer and law firm losing business.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Suit

Election suit was by Trump Attorney, Sidney Powell, who vowed to 'release the Kraken.'

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

$322 Million in Rental, Utility Aid Available

Evers announces new funding provided from latest federal stimulus bill.

Wisconsin Democrats Condemn Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Murphy’s Law: The Foxconn Real Estate Show
Murphy’s Law

The Foxconn Real Estate Show

There are now four buildings on Mount Pleasant campus. But what exactly are they for?

Op Ed: Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia
Op Ed

Waukesha Republicans’ Pillow Paranoia

Pandering to its wacko-wing with My Pillow CEO’s movie falsely claiming election theft.

Data Wonk: High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself
Data Wonk

High Court Minority Embarrasses Itself

State Supreme Court came perilously close to invalidating a legal election.

Back in the News: Bipartisan Bashing of Ron Johnson
Back in the News

Bipartisan Bashing of Ron Johnson

His latest hoax, that ‘fake Trump protesters’ led Capitol riots, called 'disgraceful.’

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

314 Action Fund Announces New Poll Showing Strong Public Support for Wisconsin Statewide Mask Mandate and Re-Election of Gov. Tony Evers

Bipartisan Disapproval of Statehouse Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson Also Leads New Polling Toplines

Op Ed: Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder
Op Ed

Republican Bill Makes Voting Harder

List of restrictions will make it less likely that disabled, nursing home residents and others vote.

Senator Johnson Continues to Seek Answers About Capitol Breach, Sends Senate Leaders Unanswered Questions to be Addressed
Op Ed: Green Wave Sweeping the State
Op Ed

Green Wave Sweeping the State

Economic prosperity and environmental progress can work hand-in-hand.

Plenty of Horne: Reince Priebus Voted Absentee 20 Times
Plenty of Horne

Reince Priebus Voted Absentee 20 Times

Yet he has now flip flopped, expressing concern about absentee voting.

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Lawsuit targeted 220,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

Federal bill signed in December has unexpected requirements, state DWD official says.

The Return Of Reince

The Return Of Reince

Priebus may run for governor. Will Trump endorse him?

About Impeachment
Press Release

About Impeachment

 

Campaign Cash: False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors
Campaign Cash

False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors

Republican insiders accused of election fraud gave $14,000 to state candidates.

Back in the News: The Hoax Master of Wisconsin
Back in the News

The Hoax Master of Wisconsin

Ron Johnson has become a national leader in hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Data Wonk: With Donald Trump It’s Never Over
Data Wonk

With Donald Trump It’s Never Over

His lawyers are still pushing election lawsuit, hoping for a Trump coup in 2024.

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Elections Commission member Robert Spindell one of 10 Republicans accused of election fraud.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Leads Colleagues to Call on Biden Administration to Fully Fund Community Development Block Grant Program
Murphy’s Law: 10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 
Murphy’s Law

10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 

Meet the folks who wanted to overturn Wisconsin’s election. Legal complaint says they committed crimes.

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

Urban Milwaukee Cited Three Times In Impeachment Trial

We're honored and have our members to thank.

Op Ed: The Lessons of Impeachment
Op Ed

The Lessons of Impeachment

Not much Republican courage. And lots of demagoguery from Ron Johnson.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement Ahead of President Biden’s Milwaukee Visit
How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

Wisconsin Democrats Release Ad Highlighting Dangers of Derrick Van Orden
American Bridge 21st Century Statement on Senate Impeachment Vote
Op Ed: Did State GOP Reps Support Cheney?
Op Ed

Did State GOP Reps Support Cheney?

Gallagher voted to keep her House position. Other four congressmen won’t say.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

Resignation comes as part of Trump-Biden turnover.

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

GOP Lawmakers Order Audit of State’s Election System

Republicans say they are responding to constituent concerns regarding the 2020 election.

Judge Denies New Arrest Warrant For Rittenhouse

Judge Denies New Arrest Warrant For Rittenhouse

Accused of killing two people and injuring a third, he is scheduled to go to trial in March.

Op Ed: Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?
Op Ed

Where’s Joe Biden the Centrist?

No bipartisan moves, no centrist innovations so far from the president.

Data Wonk: Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden
Data Wonk

Democratic Assembly Candidates Trailed Biden

While state Republican candidates outperformed Trump. A problem for both parties.

Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement On Day One of Trump Impeachment Trial
Op Ed: Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions
Op Ed

Biden Needs to Stop Federal Executions

More executions in Trump’s last six months than in previous 56 years of the presidency.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Senator now blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Capitol riot.

Op Ed: State’s GOP Congressmen Backed Greene
Op Ed

State’s GOP Congressmen Backed Greene

They opposed removing Rep. Greene, who supported the killing of Democrats, from House committees.

Data Wonk: Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate
Data Wonk

Why Republicans Oppose Mask Mandate

They say it’s about the governor exceeding his authority. So why not pass their own plan?

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Pro-police flag adopted by white nationalists, used to attack officers at Capitol riot.

Murphy’s Law: Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco
Murphy’s Law

Robin Vos Will Solve Foxconn Fiasco

Assembly Speaker has toured the plant and Foxconn is definitely, probably manufacturing… something.

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

Jobless people say DWD call center gives incorrect, contradictory information.

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies
Press Release

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Chris Murphy Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

Baldwin-Murphy Bill Would Support President Biden’s Action to Use the Defense Production Act to Scale Up National Production of Medical Supplies

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Biden Policies Will Help State’s Immigrants

Order halting deportations and bill providing path to citizenship for 11 million welcomed by many.

Op Ed: Congress Should Approve Two More States
Op Ed

Congress Should Approve Two More States

It's time to make Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico states.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Pushes for Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period, President Biden Delivers

Baldwin Supports President Biden's Executive Actions to Increase Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care

Op Ed: In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary
Op Ed

In Praise of Biden’s Press Secretary

Jennifer Psaki brings credibility — remember that? — back to the job.

Data Wonk: Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19
Data Wonk

Why GOP Wants to Spread COVID-19

72% of state voters support mask mandate. But Republicans worry only about Trump supporters.

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

After months of Trump’s false claims, legislators still squabbling, but a bipartisan bill is possible.

When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

When Will Unemployment Benefits Arrive?

Federal pandemic package includes 11 weeks of aid, but when will state DWD process them?

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency
Press Release

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 26, 2021

Op Ed: Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions
Op Ed

Beware of GOP Voting Restrictions

Republican legislators are floating plans to make if harder for some people to vote.

Op Ed: How Jim Clyburn Saved America
Op Ed

How Jim Clyburn Saved America

His choice of Joe Biden was decisive and may have been the only Democrat who could beat Trump.

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Barnes Takes the Lead on Climate Change

Lt. Governor headed state’s task force on climate policy and spoke to recent national conference.

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

State’s Partisan Divide the Worst Ever?

‘The worst it's ever been,’ says one legislator. Are voters echoing politicians or vice versa?

Sieger on Songs: ‘Hitler Lives’ Is One Timeless Song
Sieger on Songs

‘Hitler Lives’ Is One Timeless Song

A classic song of warning by Rosalie Allen and The Black River Riders.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baldwin: "In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that all Americans have the support they need to obtain comprehensive, affordable health coverage."

Data Wonk: New Voters Won the 2020 Election
Data Wonk

New Voters Won the 2020 Election

And the results in swing states challenged by Trump are exactly in line with the national vote.

Op Ed: A Plea to State Republicans
Op Ed

A Plea to State Republicans

Please stop the lies, stop fueling far-right threats to our democracy

Murphy’s Law: Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Will State Republicans Abandon Trump?

Many have in other states. Will Wisconsin’s GOP get off the Trump crazy train?

Op Ed: Republicans Remake Martin Luther King
Op Ed

Republicans Remake Martin Luther King

In their version he’s a raceless moderate sent to forgive white people.

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Baldwin Up and Johnson Down

Democratic control of US Senate means changes for Wisconsin senators.

Black History and the Trump Uprising

Black History and the Trump Uprising

UWM professor traces the roots of a mob storming the Capitol with Confederate flags.

When Someone in Household Has COVID-19

When Someone in Household Has COVID-19

How to avoid getting it. Expert tips for limiting spread and boosting your immune system.

Op Ed: Where America Stands Now
Op Ed

Where America Stands Now

71% of Americans believe democracy is threatened.

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Authorities Monitoring State Capitol

Protests expected by some, but Madison acting police chief says no credible threats so far.

Op Ed: Scott Fitzgerald Has Very Bad Week
Op Ed

Scott Fitzgerald Has Very Bad Week

First he violates congressional oath, then says he doesn’t know if Trump to blame for Capitol takeover.

Wisconsin Democrats Release Second Ad This Week Holding Gallagher Accountable for Impeachment Vote
Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uline owners Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein criticized for supporting Tea Party Patriots.

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

Unemployment insurance recipients are eligible for an additional $300 a week.

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

GOP State Legislators Asked Pence to Not Certify Election

15 legislators signed the letter. Four of them serve on Assembly elections committee.

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Disability Community Demands Better Voting Access

Current system and election laws make accessibility difficult to guarantee.

After Successful Impeachment, Time to Convene and Convict
Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Wisconsin Delegation Votes Party Line on Impeachment

Republicans voted against impeachment, Democrats for it.

Steil Votes Against Impeachment
Press Release

Steil Votes Against Impeachment

 

Op Ed: GOP Needs to Move Beyond Trump
Op Ed

GOP Needs to Move Beyond Trump

The Grand Old Party is not so grand anymore.

Data Wonk: We Hate State Administrators
Data Wonk

We Hate State Administrators

State Supreme Court conservatives keep blasting the administrative state. Why?

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

County Republican Parties Shared War Rhetoric

Facebook posts urged people to ‘prepare for war’ and ‘temporary violence’ before Capitol riot.

Back in the News: Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?
Back in the News

Johnson Tainted by Ukrainian Official?

Wisconsin's GOP Senator peddled 'malicious' disinformation by foreign operative sanctioned by Trump Administration.

Op Ed: 10 Ways to Fend Off the Far Right
Op Ed

10 Ways to Fend Off the Far Right

It’s now clear America faces a dangerous far right anti-democracy movement. What can you do?

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

National Guard Activated for Security at State Capitol

FBI warning of armed groups planning protests at state capitols.

Murphy’s Law: Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany
Murphy’s Law

Brewery Super PAC Targets Johnson, Tiffany

Minocqua Brewing Company seeks donations to ‘free the Northwoods of sedition.’

Op Ed: Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor
Op Ed

Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor

Republican Liz Cheney says Trump 'formed the mob, incited the mob, lit the flame.'

Food Bank Leaders Applaud Federal Aid

Food Bank Leaders Applaud Federal Aid

U.S. Department of Agriculture announced another round of funding for Farmers to Families food program.

Op Ed: Richard Barnett Epitomizes Trump Mob
Op Ed

Richard Barnett Epitomizes Trump Mob

Angry, bare-chested and not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

Op Ed: Why No One Should Have Been Surprised
Op Ed

Why No One Should Have Been Surprised

It was all there in Trump’s words — going back years.

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation on Removing Trump

Democrats want him gone, Republicans support him.

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

GOP Bill Assigns Electoral Votes by Congressional District

State Rep. Gary Tauchen's bill would put partisanship, gerrymandering "on steroids."

Supervisor Martin Statement on Insurrectionists Storming the U.S. Capitol
Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

After the events at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Shawn Reilly is "ashamed" of the party.

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House
Press Release

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House

From Alderwoman Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Senator Agard Sends Letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Calling on him to invoke the 25th Amendment
Attemptive Coup by Trump Supporters Failed
Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors

Hours after chaos at the Capitol, two members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation vote to overturn part of the election, effort fails.

DAGA & Democratic Attorneys General Respond to the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
Sen. Larson statement on treasonous U.S. Capitol mob in support of Pres. Trump
Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Though many supported Trump for years, all now condemn Capitol chaos he helped cause.

Chairwoman Nicholson Statement on Attack on U.S Capitol Building
Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable
Press Release

Actions occurring in Washington, D.C. can only be described as despicable

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson January 6, 2021

Rep. Bowen Statement on Trump-Fuelled Uprising in Washington, DC
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Trump-Fuelled Uprising in Washington, DC

“This is Rebellion, This is Treason, This is Terrorism, and It Cannot Stand”

Murphy’s Law: Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Everyone’s Dumping on Ron Johnson

A recall effort, attacks by the Lincoln Project, angry editorial and much more.

Data Wonk: State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed
Data Wonk

State’s COVID-19 Surge Has Passed

But will it return? The data tells a story of what we might expect.

Op Ed: Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis
Op Ed

Biden Must Address Ransomware Crisis

Trump looked the other way, but Biden must fix the biggest cyber hacking heist ever seen.

Back in the News: Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm
Back in the News

Cleta Mitchell Resigns from Foley Firm

Partner in Milwaukee-based firm helped Trump in phone call asking Georgia election officials to "find" more votes.

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Gallagher Assails GOP Push to Nullify Election

Wisconsin congressman calls it a 'dangerous idea' that would 'destroy the idea of American government.'

Back in the News: Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call
Back in the News

Foley Firm Faces Blowback on Trump Call

Criticism of Milwaukee firm whose partner Cleta Mitchell helped Trump effort to "find" votes in Georgia.

Johnson Discusses Election Integrity, Electoral Commission on Fox News
Murphy’s Law: Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes
Murphy’s Law

Foley & Lardner Lawyer Helps Trump “Find” Votes

Milwaukee law firm’s attorney Cleta Mitchell is Washington insider and ex-liberal feminist.

Johnson Discusses Electoral Commission on Fox News
Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Johnson Has Shouting Match With Reporter

Senator defends his call for investigating 2020 election in heated interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Gallagher, Colleagues Release Statement Concerning January 6 Vote
Trump begs Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results in remarkable hourlong phone call
Johnson: Greater Transparency Needed to Restore Faith in Elections
Op Ed: Reporters Are Not the Enemy
Op Ed

Reporters Are Not the Enemy

And they will play a big role in 2021.

Data Wonk: Tales Told By The 2020 Election
Data Wonk

Tales Told By The 2020 Election

The Republican gerrymander held. But Waukesha County has grown more Democratic since 2012.

Op Ed: Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year
Op Ed

Hagedorn Wisconsin’s Person of The Year

Supreme Court justice showed a lot of backbone in following the law, not politics.

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Wisconsin’s Election

Trump campaign petitions court to take up suit challenging state's election results

MKE County: County Ends Year With a Surplus
MKE County

County Ends Year With a Surplus

Current projections show the county ending with $10 to $15 million surplus.

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

But disillusionment with politicians, barriers to voting depress turnout.

Op Ed: Trump Leaving Chaos Behind
Op Ed

Trump Leaving Chaos Behind

A few accomplishments in four years, but so many failures.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Back Election Law Changes
The State of Politics

Both Parties Back Election Law Changes

Legislators actually agree on at least two reforms.

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

Op Ed: You Pay Them $3,300 a Week, They Oppose $600 For You
Op Ed

You Pay Them $3,300 a Week, They Oppose $600 For You

Every Republican member of Congress from Wisconsin opposed pandemic relief bill.

Transportation: Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill
Transportation

Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill

MCTS will receive most of the funding.

Data Wonk: We Won Wisconsin Big!
Data Wonk

We Won Wisconsin Big!

Actually Trump was defeated by Trump — as state and national voting patterns show.

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Suit seeks to toss results from five states in advance of Electoral College.

Op Ed: Beware of Trump Declaring Martial Law
Op Ed

Beware of Trump Declaring Martial Law

He discussed doing it last week. It raises long-term questions about presidential power.

Lawyers Denounce Attacks on State Justices

Lawyers Denounce Attacks on State Justices

They call on state bar, Supreme Court leadership to condemn threatening, anti-Semitic attacks.

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

Rural Wisconsin Needs Government Help

They supported Republicans again. Will rural residents get help they need?

State’s Colleges, Universities To Get More Pandemic Aid

State’s Colleges, Universities To Get More Pandemic Aid

New federal stimulus package includes $23 billion for higher education.

Congress Extends Great Lakes Cleanup Funds

Congress Extends Great Lakes Cleanup Funds

Bipartisan effort passes 5 years of funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin Questions U.S. Marshall’s Role in Tosa Protests

Baldwin said U.S. Attorney should explain if Operation Legend Resources were used.

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Justices Face Anti-Semitic, Misogynist Attacks After Trump Ruling

Justices Face Anti-Semitic, Misogynist Attacks After Trump Ruling

State Supreme Court Justices Jill Karofsky and Rebecca Dallet attacked in post on white-supremacist website.

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Ron Johnson Parrots Trump’s Rejected Legal Arguments

Sen. Johnson's hears from Trump attorney at committee on 2020 election, alleges illegal votes were counted.

City Hall: Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant
City Hall

Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant

Nine council members blast Barrett, claiming he's not committed to police reform.

Rep. Robyn Vining Thanks Election Workers, and Calls On Her Republican Colleagues to Get Back to Work On COVID-19 Response
Back in the News: Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo
Back in the News

Gasp, Sykes Recants on Rojo

Stop the presses! Charlie Sykes has changed his view of Senator Ron Johnson.

Op Ed: Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes
Op Ed

Is U.S. Democracy In Danger? Yes

Is there anything you can do? Yes.

Data Wonk: State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked
Data Wonk

State Supreme Court Justices Unmasked

The losing minority in Trump election case vent their anger and reveal their prejudices.

Op Ed: Why Marquette Will Endure
Op Ed

Why Marquette Will Endure

Whatever its troubles, university is mission-centered, with good leadership.

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

‘Our Institutions Held Strong’

Wisconsin’s presidential electors, including Gov. Tony Evers, reflect on the historic vote they took.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Won’t End Election Complaints

It’s no longer about electing Trump. It’s laying the groundwork for voter suppression.

Op Ed: Right Wisconsin Regrets Endorsing Tiffany
Op Ed

Right Wisconsin Regrets Endorsing Tiffany

Congressman not a “solid conservative” but a Trump acolyte out to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters.

Smart Politics: Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King
Smart Politics

Wisconsin Is America’s Plurality King

Biden won state with less than a majority, the 14th such result for Wisconsin, the nation’s leader.

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

Wisconsin’s Electors Vote for Biden

State's 10 presidential electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

4-3 vote rejects Trump's move to throw out 220,000 Milwaukee and Dane county ballots.

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Karofsky Calls Trump Suit ‘Un-American’

Justice charges suit is "so your king can stay in power” at state Supreme Court hearing.

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Trump’s Wisconsin Election Lawsuit

Judge Brett Ludwig, who President Trump nominated, rules election followed the rule of law

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Rep. Tom Tiffany signs onto Texas lawsuit and Sen. Ron Johnson calls hearing on election "irregularities."

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

The decision could be appealed to Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

Meet the COVID-19 Naysayers

They downplay danger, oppose masks and resist a vaccine.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America

EMPOWERS Act Allows Retirement Savers to Set Binding Proxy Voting Guidelines

Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson Calls on Legislative Republicans to Prioritize Public Health
Attorneys Square Off in Trump’s Federal Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election
Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Sidney Powell appeals order, wants to expose "massive election fraud."

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Judge Dismisses Sidney Powell’s Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal judge says she lacked standing to throw out the election

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

A Look at Trump’s Motion in Texas Case Against Wisconsin

Motion includes alternate history and a rehashing of election complaints.

Data Wonk: How Trump Lost Wisconsin
Data Wonk

How Trump Lost Wisconsin

County-by-county analysis shows similar pattern of voting to 2016 — with key differences.

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Trump Won State, GOP Legislators Declare

Wisconsin Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs has received threats to her children and family.

Op Ed: Biden Needs Some Business Experts
Op Ed

Biden Needs Some Business Experts

Pandemic undercuts economic rebound. President-elect needs expertise in job creation.

Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Evers Slams Paxton for Lawsuit

Texas AG “under investigation” trying to deny "the votes of the people in Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Wisconsin To Miss ‘Safe Harbor’ Election Deadline

Missing the federal deadline could give Congress the option to not accept state's electors.

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

DNC, NAACP Intervene In Trump Election Lawsuit

Federal judge allows them to contest suit seeking to invalidate Wisconsin's election.

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Motion to U.S. Supreme Court repeats arguments of Trump campaign on election.

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Republican WEC member Robert Spindell speaks at MAGA event, says there may have been fraud.

Back in the News: Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign
Back in the News

Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign

Running for 2022 as a peddler of COVID-19 conspiracy theories?

Murphy’s Law: The Hating of Justice Hagedorn
Murphy’s Law

The Hating of Justice Hagedorn

As promised, he’s upholding the law as written. So why are right wingers so angry?

The State of Politics: A Supreme Court of First Resort?
The State of Politics

A Supreme Court of First Resort?

Many petitions defy precedent, ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to bypass lower courts.

Op Ed: How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout
Op Ed

How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout

A months-long, massive volunteer program secured more than 95,000 commitments to vote.

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Trump’s Lawsuits May Impact State

Failing in court but increasing Wisconsin’s partisan divide and undermining legitimacy of its elections.

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

This past election shows why election officials want to count absentee votes early.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit to Overturn Election

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit to Overturn Election

Petitioners had insufficient evidence to go before the court. And sought disenfranchisement of every Wisconsin voter.

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump campaign now has three suits pending to overturn Wisconsin's election.

Transportation: County Expects Key BRT Grant Soon
Transportation

County Expects Key BRT Grant Soon

Construction could begin by spring 2021.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump campaign targets five cities, alleging voter fraud.

Data Wonk: Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy
Data Wonk

Trump’s Lawyers vs Democracy

Reading through the lawsuits, you can see why judges rejected them

Back in the News: Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won
Back in the News

Johnson Privately Concedes Biden Won

But Senator won't declare it publicly. Democracy can withstand the attacks on election he says.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

Supervisor Martin Thanks Election Commission for Successfully Completing the Recount
State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

Murphy’s Law: Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?
Murphy’s Law

Drivers Going Crazy During Pandemic?

Report finds higher fatalities in state despite fewer accidents during pandemic; crashes often involve alcohol, speeding.

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal suit confuses Detroit and Milwaukee and peddles baseless conspiracy theory.

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

Op Ed: Stop Blaming People of Color
Op Ed

Stop Blaming People of Color

Our community has endured so much. Don’t blame us for election mess.

State Declares Biden Won Election

State Declares Biden Won Election

With recounts finished, Wisconsin Elections Commission's chair signed the official determination, and Gov. Evers certified the results.

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Biden Climate Change Plan Could Impact State

Wisconsin could add 162,000 jobs, boost economy by $14 billion by transitioning to renewable energy.

AG Kaul Issues Statement on Completion of Partial Recount in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

President promises a lawsuit while Biden's margin grows by 87 votes.

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Campaign's lawsuit would be third suit that seeks to overturn Wisconsin's presidential election.

Op Ed: The Trump Love Will Go On
Op Ed

The Trump Love Will Go On

At least in some of the state’s right-wing redoubts.

Op Ed: Amazon, Walmart Take On Health Costs
Op Ed

Amazon, Walmart Take On Health Costs

Along with Walgreens and CVS, creating their own medical clinics to cut costs.

Op Ed: Remembering Mark Anthony Role
Op Ed

Remembering Mark Anthony Role

Late great Native American writer from Wisconsin leaves a legacy of thoughtful columns.

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

It's the second suit challenging the election. A third could be coming.

Milwaukee County Completes Recount
Press Release

Milwaukee County Completes Recount

 

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Biden's margin grows by 132 votes.

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

One ward remains, Trump campaign maintaining objections to over 100,000 ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis
Murphy’s Law

Wauwatosa’s Identity Crisis

Is it a harbor for white nationalists or a place that cares about racial equity?

Data Wonk: State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People
Data Wonk

State’s Leadership Vacuum Is Killing People

Deaths per day will double by Christmas. And red counties are getting hit the worst.

Murphy’s Law: Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Ron Johnson More Trumpian Than Trump?

Wisconsin’s senior senator has become one of America’s leading crackpots.

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Suit would overturn results before recount even done and have Legislature choose electors.

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

With half the votes recounted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, 57 more votes for Trump.

Op Ed: Republican Slams Party for State Recount
Op Ed

Republican Slams Party for State Recount

Fond du Lac Chairman, talk radio’s Jeff Wagner attack effort to ‘disenfranchise' legal voters.

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

All ballots from Ward 315 which Urban Milwaukee reported had shown a big drop in turnout.

Day 5 of the Recount
Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

Back in the News: Foxconn Landing Google Contract?
Back in the News

Foxconn Landing Google Contract?

Deal could mean something gets manufactured at Racine County plant.

Recount Releases First Results

Recount Releases First Results

Trump and Biden have both lost votes in Dane County, gained in Milwaukee County.

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

One day after Mayfair Mall shooting Trump supporters gather, including many with guns.

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Ballot processing does start, but Trump campaign continues submitting objections.

Friday Photos: Inside the Recount
Friday Photos

Inside the Recount

An up-close look at how first day played out.

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

Trump campaign presents many challenges to recount process.

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city
Press Release

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa November 20, 2020

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

How does the process work? Who can watch? We explain.

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic
Press Release

Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans Continue to Block Relief While Unemployment Numbers Remain Catastrophic

Release of new unemployment numbers underscores urgent need for new COVID relief package

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Murphy’s Law: Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers
Murphy’s Law

Right-Wing vs Left-Wing Lawyers

WILL has more funding, more staff, more Harvard. Can a new liberal law group compete?

Data Wonk: The Republican Push For Autocracy
Data Wonk

The Republican Push For Autocracy

Analysis shows GOP now resembles authoritarian parties in Hungary and Turkey.

Op Ed: State Should Create Coronavirus Czar
Op Ed

State Should Create Coronavirus Czar

Governor and legislative leaders should mutually name a COVID czar and bipartisan task force.

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Evers has asked legislators to meet since April. Vos still won't convene Legislature.

City Hall: Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors
City Hall

Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors

Inspectors need protection, city decides, after deaths threats and a physical altercation.

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Wisconsin Canvass of Votes Finished

Results show Biden still leads by 20,000 votes. Trump campaign must decide whether to pay for a recount.

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Trump Lawsuit Against TV Station Dismissed

Campaign’s claim of defamation for ad run by Rhinelander TV station dismissed by federal court.

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Trump campaign must pay entire amount by 5 p.m. Wednesday to get recount.

Murphy’s Law: Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?
Murphy’s Law

Are Parties Realigning In Wisconsin?

Lots of new voters for both parties in election. What it means for the future.

The State of Politics: How Will Legislature Investigate Election?
The State of Politics

How Will Legislature Investigate Election?

And will legislators subpoena election clerks, using this power for first time in more than 40 years?

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Lawsuit Targeting Democratic County Votes is Dropped

Plaintiffs who charged fraud in Milwaukee, Dane and Menomonee counties withdrew their suit.

Study: Unions, Politics Appear to Drive Fall School Reopening Decisions in Wisconsin
Press Release

Study: Unions, Politics Appear to Drive Fall School Reopening Decisions in Wisconsin

Local presence of COVID-19 not predictive of district decisions

Op Ed: The Virus, Violence and Voting
Op Ed

The Virus, Violence and Voting

Maybe Blacks didn’t vote because they’ve lost hope. What will Biden do to address this?

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Crowd resists Health Department rules, Serb Hall hit with city citations, its manager in fracas with crowd.

Op Ed: Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy
Op Ed

Trump’s Final Trashing of Democracy

He is essentially anti-democratic and a mountain of disrespect.

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Votes in Milwaukee County

Suit uses anonymous sources to allege voter fraud.

Statement From Priorities USA Regarding Court Victory Against the Trump Campaign’s Defamation Lawsuit in Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Slightly lower than in 2016, which was low. Fear of contracting COVID-19, other obstacles noted.

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

GOP Donors That Fought Evers’ Health Orders Catch COVID-19

Billionaire couple Dick and Liz Uihlein have tested positive for COVID-19.

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Designed to look like a news site, it published insinuations of voter fraud that were spread on social media.

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Joe Sanfellippo raised the possibility of subverting the results of the election.

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Recognize Election Results

Sen. Ron Johnson says there's "nothing" to congratulate Biden about.

Data Wonk: Can Biden Improve the Economy?
Data Wonk

Can Biden Improve the Economy?

Democratic presidents typically do better, but Biden will face an obvious challenge.

Murphy’s Law: Abortion Could Become a Felony
Murphy’s Law

Abortion Could Become a Felony

If Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected, Wisconsin is among states with punitive abortion laws.

Op Ed: What Robin Vos Will Find
Op Ed

What Robin Vos Will Find

He cites “mail-in ballot dumps” in Milwaukee, but his own aide found no irregularities.

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

‘This Crisis is Urgent,’ Gov. Evers Warns

State could see 5,000 deaths by January 1 if people don’t change behavior, stay at home, wear masks.

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

State Had 238 Possible Voter Fraud Cases Since 2016

Of more than 12 million votes since 2016, that’s all that municipal clerks found in Wisconsin’s elections.

Correcting Misinformation about Wisconsin’s Election
Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Committee chair wants to order electors to ignore state vote and give Trump the state’s electoral votes.

Trump’s Stacked Supreme Court Could Overturn ACA Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Millions of Wisconsinites
Press Release

Trump’s Stacked Supreme Court Could Overturn ACA Coverage and Pre-Existing Condition Protections for Millions of Wisconsinites

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Urges Justices to Put Partisan Politics Aside and Uphold the Law

Murphy’s Law: How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump
Murphy’s Law

How Suburban Voters Defeated Trump

A decisive switch, both in Wisconsin and nationally.

Op Ed: Will Supreme Court Kill Affordable Care?
Op Ed

Will Supreme Court Kill Affordable Care?

Hearing on Trump-Republican lawsuit. 20 million people, including 150,000 in state, could lose coverage.

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

Polls Missed on Trump Voters, Franklin Says

MU Law School pollster says Trump voters distrust and didn’t respond to polls.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Cry Foul About Election
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Cry Foul About Election

Ron Johnson, Robin Vos and Mark Belling get aboard the Trump crazy train.

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Hundreds gather at Zeidler Union Square. Organizers hail strong Black and Latinx voter turnout.

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Appleton reduces fines for possession. Two Republican legislators are leading voices for change.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Wisconsin Reacts To Biden Victory

Gov. Evers says "we're returning kindness, respect, and compassion back to the White House."

Working Families Speak Loudly With Election of Joe Biden
Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Vos Calls for Probe of State Election

Cites concerns about voter fraud, offers no evidence.

Whether Biden or Trump is Decided the Winner, We Will Organize
Democratic Committee Members Reject Speaker’s Manufactured Controversy
Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Biden and Clinton had dramatically different performances in Milwaukee. See how.

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

Polarization Making For A Close Presidential Race

As counting continues, voters anxiously await results.

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

False Claims Spread About Wisconsin Vote

After Wisconsin tipped for Biden, conservatives online claimed voter fraud.

UW Campuses Becoming Community ‘Surge Testing’ Sites

UW Campuses Becoming Community ‘Surge Testing’ Sites

UW-System rolling out 250,000 rapid COVID-19 tests.

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Past recounts in Wisconsin have changed small number of votes.

Data Wonk: ‘Bleak Winter’ Coming for Wisconsin
Data Wonk

‘Bleak Winter’ Coming for Wisconsin

The numbers show COVID-19 exploding. True leadership is sorely needed.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals there were so many other winners and losers.

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

A squeaker victory for Biden due to an odd mix of factors.

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Turnout High in Rural Wisconsin

Some still loyal to Trump, some flip Democratic.

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

Fitzgerald Wins Big, Kind By 3% for Congress

All incumbents for Congress in state reelected, Fitzgerald replaces Sensenbrenner.

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden Lead in State Helped by Key Counties

Biden wins 77% of Dane County; Trump margin in Ozaukee, Waukesha counties lower than in 2016.

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

3 a.m. delivery of Milwaukee absentee ballots puts Biden in front of Trump.

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Alienating Youth Vote
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Alienating Youth Vote

College voter suppression in Wisconsin, other states could lose those voters forever.

What’s On the Mind of Voters

What’s On the Mind of Voters

Reporters asked residents across the city. Here’s what they said.

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

17-year-old accused of shooting three, killing two. He’s a flight risk, Kenosha ADA says.

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

The country "is very well united,” he tells large crowd at Kenosha regional airport.

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

We're focused on substance, not clicks, and local, not national.

State’s Past Votes Could Foretell 2020 Result

State’s Past Votes Could Foretell 2020 Result

Wisconsin has had two kinds of presidental elections. Which one this time?

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Opposing Trump Order Appearing to Ban Implicit Bias Training
Back in the News: Study Finds Trump Rallies Spread Virus
Back in the News

Study Finds Trump Rallies Spread Virus

Caused 30,000 COVID-19 cases, may have led to 700 deaths, report estimates. Oshkosh rally a kay part of study.

Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Wisconsin among 14 states suing post office, now ordered to accelerate delivery of ballots.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Rothschild
Op Ed: Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules
Op Ed

Trump Has Weakened 125 Environmental Rules

Many have been wiped out entirely, analysis finds. 40 more rollbacks planned.

Ahead of Today’s Packers Game, DPW Unveils New Mobile Billboard Highlighting Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response
Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Says Trump has "waived the white flag" and surrendered to the coronavirus.

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Big Crowd for Trump in Green Bay

Supporters chant “Superman” as Trump brags of his recovery from COVID-19.

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

46 million total messages in 30 days, 64% from Republicans.

Op Ed: Republican Superspreaders
Op Ed

Republican Superspreaders

Trump and Pence hold rally after rally in battleground states. No masks required.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Op Ed: Mistake? Foxconn Was a Whopper
Op Ed

Mistake? Foxconn Was a Whopper

How could Republican federal and state leaders have been so wrong?

Ballot Dropboxes A Safe Option for Absentee Voting

Ballot Dropboxes A Safe Option for Absentee Voting

Local clerks around the state have installed ballot dropboxes.

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

A "sophisticated phishing attack" stole from Trump reelection fund.

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

If he is, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts could soften the blow.

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

State Spends 15th Most on Police, Corrections

Heavily Democratic states spend bigger percentage of budget on this, study finds.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

Data Wonk: Biden or Trump Better for Economy?
Data Wonk

Biden or Trump Better for Economy?

Moody’s Analytics breaks it down. The difference is huge.

Pocan: “President Trump’s Superspreader Events A Danger to Wisconsin”
Kavanaugh Opinion on State’s Election Called “Ominous”

Kavanaugh Opinion on State’s Election Called “Ominous”

Supreme Court justice echoes Trump’s view that election day must decide final vote.

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

Could Vos Be Tossed Out By Voters?

His handling of pandemic blasted by opposition groups.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Secretary Sonny Perdue Visit
The Pandemic Is Not “Just Going Away”
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to De Pere
Back in the News: Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville
Back in the News

Trump Tells 131 Whoppers in Janesville

In 90 minute speech, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

Democrats argued flood of absentee ballots meant many would be received after Election Day.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation
RNC Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on SCOTUS Ruling
Murphy’s Law: Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?
Murphy’s Law

Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?

Three groups are working hard -- and spending big -- to turn out these voters.

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

Could Hmong Voters Decide State Election?

They’re the largest Asian American group in Wisconsin, with varied views.

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

‘Does My Vote Matter?’

Mixed emotions as city’s minority and low-income voters head to the polls.

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

Biden Up 9% in Final UW-Madison Poll

State’s undecided, third party voters shifting to him.

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Organizer says recall fell short of 668,000 signatures required.

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

“Our work is essential and so are our votes." Union seeks Trump's defeat, $15 minimum wage.

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

False Claims Frustrate Efforts to Fight Pandemic

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, attacks on health officials could make us sicker.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit to Green Bay
AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit
Press Release

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit

AG Josh Kaul: “We are more than six months into this pandemic, and I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: what is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? ... The answers to those questions are simple, they don’t have a plan.”

Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally
Press Release

Billboard warning of Trump super-spreader event goes up in Waukesha ahead of Trump rally

Message on I-94 near Waukesha County Airport warns area residents; follows roundtable where Wisconsin citizens blast Trump and GOP on COVID-19 response

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

State Elections Commission says this would constitute a new requirement for voting.

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

Especially for Black voters.

Op Ed: Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security
Op Ed

Trump Wants to Wreck Social Security

His approach will turn it into a welfare program that could be cut at any time.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Statement on Last Night’s Debate
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Waukesha
DPW Statement on Trump’s Most Recent Attacks on the ACA
Federal Unemployment Boost Being Paid Out

Federal Unemployment Boost Being Paid Out

$300 weekly supplement could provide $224 million to state residents.

Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses
Murphy’s Law: Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Why Foxconn Won’t Leave Wisconsin

It's spent hundreds of millions and gained nothing. Why not fold up its tent and leave?

Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Evers Ad Responds to Recall Effort

Law allows target of recall to raise unlimited funds. Ad touts his handling of pandemic.

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

Peaceful Transfer of Power is the American Way
Data Wonk: Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Losing War Against COVID-19

Both on the health and economic front, harder hit than most states. Why?

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

QAnon Spreads to Rural Wisconsin

Its baseless theories about Democratic Satan worshippers creep into the state.

Back in the News: Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads
Back in the News

Biden Buries Trump in State’s TV Ads

Big advantage in all five markets in state. Wisconsin getting 4th most ads in the U.S.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

The best defense from rumors, hoaxes, propaganda is knowing the truth.

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Threatening force, barring voters could result in jail time, attorney general warns.

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

But organizer won’t give exact number, brags about misleading the media.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Announces “Happy Days” Reunion
Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Could Polls Be As Wrong As In 2016?

Presidential polls of state look much like 2016. Experts say it's different this time.

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Addresses Foxconn’s Wisconsin Investment
Press Release

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Addresses Foxconn’s Wisconsin Investment

"Foxconn will remain committed to the completion and continued expansion of our project and investment in Wisconsin as long as policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels remain committed to Foxconn"

Fitzgerald Leadership Turning Wisconsin Into Failed State
Back in the News: The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real
Back in the News

The Foxconn Deal Was Never Real

The Verge interviews employees who describe nightmare-like conditions and a completely phony project.

Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin is still waiting on Foxconn to come through
“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

“Think I’m Doing This for My Health?”

Trump comes to Janesville. "We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame."

Trump Can’t Distract from his Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Trump Will Rally In Janesville

Airport rally tonight in county where COVID-19 cases up 48% in last week.

Janesville Leaders Slam Trump For Failed Pandemic Response as COVID-19 Cases Spikes and Economy Crashes
Fitzgerald Statement on Evers’ Misleading Political Ad
Republicans Will Not Act on Climate Change Under Trump
Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak
Press Release

Baldwin to Trump: Wisconsin Needs Medical Supplies And Personal Protective Equipment Now To Stop the Spread of Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

"We cannot afford more of your empty promises, and we cannot afford to wait."

Baldwin Urges Trump to Deliver Medical Supplies

Baldwin Urges Trump to Deliver Medical Supplies

Baldwin tells Trump medical supply shortage "couldn't come at a worse time."

Data Wonk: How Republicans Screwed Themselves
Data Wonk

How Republicans Screwed Themselves

Opposition to mask mandate by GOP is bad law and very bad politics.

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Grothman Is Top Trump Loyalist in Congress

Wisconsin Republican voted with Trump 94% of time, ranking finds.

Larson Letter Urges More Days to Count Votes

Larson Letter Urges More Days to Count Votes

Democrats cite massive absentee vote, call for extraordinary legislative session to extend time for ballot counting.

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

Pence Touts Trump, Blasts Mayor Barrett

His speech in Waukesha calls it “Trump country.” Attendees not socially distanced.

Murphy’s Law: Did David Clarke Inspire Michigan Militia?
Murphy’s Law

Did David Clarke Inspire Michigan Militia?

He was a prominent speaker urging rebellion against Michigan governor.

Ahead of Mike Pence’s  Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures
Press Release

Ahead of Mike Pence’s Visit, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, State Rep. Robyn Vining, Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures

"Having a president that will fight the pandemic, protect our health care, and rebuild our economy stronger than it was before is the future that Wisconsinites deserve."

Op Ed: Supreme Court May End Affordable Care
Op Ed

Supreme Court May End Affordable Care

Killing the ACA is one reason Republicans are rushing to appoint Amy Coney Barrett to the court

Michigan Militia Has Ties to Wisconsin

Michigan Militia Has Ties to Wisconsin

Trained in Cambria and connected to Three Percenters group with Wisconsin members.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on First Day of SCOTUS Hearings
City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

Pence Can’t Distract from Trump’s Failed COVID-19 Response in Wisconsin
Back in the News: Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits
Back in the News

Foxconn Won’t Get State Tax Credits

State informs company it must revise contract or there will be no tax credits awarded.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Will Pro-Trump Militia Threaten Election Polls?

Will Pro-Trump Militia Threaten Election Polls?

State Elections Commission planning for gun-wielding intimidators at polling places.

State’s Election Technology Seen As Secure

State’s Election Technology Seen As Secure

But threats against it, worries about tampering, remain significant.

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

Consultant, former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will review case next.

Many Believe Fitzgerald Should Resign for Lack of COVID Response
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin
Mike Pence Fly Bobblehead Unveiled
Baldwin, Brown Join Wisconsinites and Ohioans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss What’s At Stake for Health Care with President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination
Murphy’s Law: Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson

What did we learn from new Marquette Poll? Not a lot. But how about those Rojo numbers?

Data Wonk: The Republican Death Squad
Data Wonk

The Republican Death Squad

Why won’t Vos and Fitzgerald support measures to contain the state’s pandemic surge?

Wisconsin Budget: State’s Tax Loopholes a Boon to Wealthy
Wisconsin Budget

State’s Tax Loopholes a Boon to Wealthy

Helps many dodge taxes, contributes to wealth gap.

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race
Press Release

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

Visual Art: Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown
Visual Art

Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown

Artist known for Obama 'Hope' image will create voting rights mural on downtown building.

Op Ed: The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson
Op Ed

The Deadly Claims of Trump and Johnson

Distracting and misleading Americans about the pandemic.

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job
Press Release

Scott Fitzgerald Not Doing his Job

 

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

Evers Urges Citizens, Practice COVID Safety

As cases surge, governor has given up on GOP legislators, urges people to stay home, wear masks.

Wisconsin Representative Votes Against Condemning QAnon

Wisconsin Representative Votes Against Condemning QAnon

Other Wisconsin republicans joined Democrats to condemn the conspiracists.

Ron Johnson Positive for COVID-19

Ron Johnson Positive for COVID-19

Johnson spoke Friday at Republican fundraiser in Ozaukee County, is third GOP senator to test positive since Trump announced he had virus.

Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Barnes Urges Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19 Spread

The lieutenant governor says people need to exercise caution heading into cold weather.

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

EPA Unveils New Lead Regulations

But critics say allowable lead levels for drinking water are too high.

Wisconsin 3rd Worst in Nation for COVID-19
Trump Campaign Events Canceled

Trump Campaign Events Canceled

After testing positive for COVID-19, Trump's Wisconsin rallies in Green Bay and Janesville are canceled.

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

Despite the president's attacks on absentee voting, many still voting by mail.

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President and First Lady both test positive for disease, announce White House quarantine.

Homeland Security Talking Points Sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse

Homeland Security Talking Points Sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse

The federal agency told officials to say he was there defending small business owners.

Op Ed: Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?
Op Ed

Will Trump’s Tax Avoidance Lose Votes?

Many years of paying nothing, while others must pay, could hurt him in red counties.

Murphy’s Law: The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party
Murphy’s Law

The Decline of Wisconsin’s Republican Party

A conservative and Republican writer offers a scathing inside look. Not pretty.

Op Ed: Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk
Op Ed

Healthcare Coverage, Protections At Risk

Race for president could decide if ACA ended and 54 million people lose protection.

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

State Gets 6 Days to Count Absentee Ballots

Federal appeals court reinstates federal district court decision, sides with Democrats.

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Jill Biden Promises More United Country

Former Second Lady makes campaign stops in Madison, Waukesha County.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Ben Carson Visit to Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law: Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell
Murphy’s Law

Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell

Minneapolis politicians are abandoning the idea. What will happen in Milwaukee?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Trump Visit to Wisconsin
Op Ed: Trump Tariffs Have Failed
Op Ed

Trump Tariffs Have Failed

U.S. trade imbalance has grown under Trump. Biden needs to try different approach.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process
Op Ed: Affordable Housing Is Needed in Suburbs
Op Ed

Affordable Housing Is Needed in Suburbs

Trump’s scare tactics and policies could prevent America from meeting its needs.

Key Trump Ally Sen. Ron Johnson backs outsourcing, says it’s better to have products made ‘dirt cheap’ overseas
Baldwin Demands Answers After Independent GAO Report Confirms Trump Administration Mismanaged Payments to Farmers for Trade Damages
Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

Pence Says Trump Will Nominate RBG Replacement Saturday

The vice president announced this during a campaign tour of Wisconsin.

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

Did Pompeo Violate Federal Law With Visit?

The secretary of state's visit to the state capitol may have broken law against his office engaging in domestic political activities.

Palzewicz Stands With Biden on Addiction Treatment
Data Wonk: Supreme Court Shows Its Colors
Data Wonk

Supreme Court Shows Its Colors

What the Green Party ruling tells about the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Plenty of Horne: Sidney McCain Endorses Biden
Plenty of Horne

Sidney McCain Endorses Biden

Senator John McCain's daughter is WMSE promotions director, has lived here since 2017

Back in the News: Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?
Back in the News

Ron Johnson Report a Hatchet Job?

Media condemn report on Hunter Biden for proving "no evidence of wrongdoing."

Republican Senators Convene to Pass the Buck
Facebook, Instagram Axed from Palzewicz Campaign
DPW Announces Special Release of Princess Bride Cast Reunion Script Reading
Op Ed: Women Voters Will Save Our Republic
Op Ed

Women Voters Will Save Our Republic

If they vote like they did in 2018, woe betide Donald Trump.

DPW Statement on 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths
Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

As cases surge in state, Democratic presidential candidate assails Trump’s handling of COVID-19.

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Failure to do so will cost $13,000 per resident in next decade. Deadline is September 30th.

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

Lessons From the 1918 Influenza Plague

‘We have done such a poor job.' Wisconsin was a leader in 1918, says historian.

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

Trump At Issue in State Assembly Races

“Everything is nationalized” and could drive turnout, votes in legislative races.

Op Ed: RIP RBG. This Is Why We Fight
Op Ed

RIP RBG. This Is Why We Fight

Ginsburg was a bulwark against a reactionary tide. We must fight for her legacy.

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

Ron Johnson Flip-Flops On Supreme Court

In 2016, wouldn't take up Obama' nominee six months before presidential election, now will do it for Trump.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Senate Confirmation Process
Op Ed: Ron Johnson on the Warpath
Op Ed

Ron Johnson on the Warpath

Senator subpoenas dozens of Obama officials. Anything to get Trump reelected.

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

The president announced the new relief during rally in Wisconsin.

Ron Johnson Quarantining After COVID-19 Exposure

Ron Johnson Quarantining After COVID-19 Exposure

Johnson skipped Trump rally to maintain his quarantine.

Wisconsin Farmers Union President Responds to Trump’s Visit, Reports That He’ll Announce Farm Aid
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pompeo Visit
Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Wisconsin Leaders and Small Business Owners Slam Trump for Failed COVID-19 Economy

"Because of the lack of leadership we’ve seen from President Trump and the Republican administration, it’s really made my ability to provide care to my patients much more difficult."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Pence Visit
Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Milwaukee Suburbs Key To Controlling Assembly

Dems target suburban districts, Republicans try to gain a veto-proof majority in the Assembly

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Only 19 cases that might have been fraud in past two years.

It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response
Press Release

It Didn’t Have to be This Bad: Mothers of University of Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed COVID-19 Response

"If Trump and the Republicans had taken this pandemic seriously, my son, and countless other kids just like him, would be working their way through college."

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Police officials and experts say responding to protests is a complicated job.

Data Wonk: Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?
Data Wonk

Is COVID-19 Winning in Wisconsin?

The data is alarming. As are the many allies of the virus.

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Evers Wants to Extend Mask Mandate

Order expires in two weeks, governor looking at "every possible avenue” to extend it.

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent
Press Release

Baldwin to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent

"Full transparency throughout the review and authorization process is essential to countering real or perceived politicization and building public confidence in any approved vaccine."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Pence to Janesville “The Choice is Clear”

Vice-president’s speech at Holiday Inn Conference Center says economy is on the ballot.

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

State High Court Rejects Green Party Appeal

Party won’t be allowed on ballot, clerks can begin mailing absentee ballots.

Murphy’s Law: Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

Trump Isn’t Scaring Wisconsin

His law-and-order scare tactics against Biden aren't working. So far.

Fitzgerald’s Position: Don’t Debate, Send a Postcard
Ahead of Pence Visit, Health Care Workers and Wisconsin Democrats Blast Administration for Prolonging Pandemic, Slowing Economic Recovery
Press Release

Ahead of Pence Visit, Health Care Workers and Wisconsin Democrats Blast Administration for Prolonging Pandemic, Slowing Economic Recovery

"No community is immune from COVID-19 -- we’ve seen that everywhere across this state, whether it’s here in Janesville or cities or rural communities, the virus has reached everywhere because of Trump's failures."

Parks and Recreation Cast to Reunite For Absentee and Early Voting Push in Wisconsin
Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

State wins lawsuit against Trump administration over its intent to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted

AG Kaul Prevails Against Trump Administration; Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must be Included in Congressional Apportionment
Op Ed: Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt
Op Ed

Ron Johnson’s Witch Hunt

His investigation of Hunter Biden calls to mind the style of Joe McCarthy.

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

WI Supreme Court Could Delay Absentee Ballots

The court paused mailing to hear a suit to get the Green Party on the ballot.

Rep. Mark Pocan’s Statement on VP Mike Pence’s Announced Visit to Wisconsin
DPW Statement on President Trump’s Announced Visit to Mosinee, WI
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Donald Trump Jr. Visit
Op Ed: I Was Not a ‘Sucker’ For Serving
Op Ed

I Was Not a ‘Sucker’ For Serving

I get physically upset when the president demeans men and women who served America in battle.

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

New poll shows many state residents wouldn't take the vaccine.

Data Wonk: Has Trump Been Good for the Economy?
Data Wonk

Has Trump Been Good for the Economy?

What people believe about the economy and what the data shows.

Back in the News: Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News
Back in the News

Sykes Backs Biden, Blasts Fox News

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh offer an "alternative reality silo," Sykes says. No mention of his own show.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds little change in a close Biden–Trump contest and slight movement in Wisconsin voters’ opinions following Kenosha events
Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Jill Biden Hears From Moms in Green Bay

Virtual event focuses on challenges of virtual schooling.

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

Evers Asks FEMA To Rescind PPE Rules

New federal rules won't cover costs of cleaning personal protection equipment.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Responds to Vos, Fitzgerald Calls to Resume Big Ten Football Season Amidst Pandemic
Wisconsin Voices Continue to Hold Trump Accountable
Op Ed: How Trump Has Increased Coal Pollution
Op Ed

How Trump Has Increased Coal Pollution

Nationally and in Wisconsin more toxins allowed.

Fitzgerald Refuses to Debate, Prefers to do Nothing as Usual
Wisconsin Republicans Embrace QAnon Conspiracy Theory
Murphy’s Law: State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016
Murphy’s Law

State Voters Less Undecided Than in 2016

Polls show Biden's lead in Wisconsin safer than Clinton's was in 2016. But how safe?

The State of Politics: State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test
The State of Politics

State Budget Survives First COVID-19 Test

End of fiscal year budget total shows 1% gain. But more pandemic tests to come.

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Republican Vice President, Democratic VP hopeful talk jobs, economy on Labor Day.

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Crisis makes Labor Day 2020 like no other, experts at roundtable discussion say.

The Battle Over Face Masks

The Battle Over Face Masks

The limits of persuasion in a polarized state. Can science save lives and prevent threats?

Union Leaders Blast Trump Administration for Betraying Working Wisconsinites
Op Ed: Why Unions Matter More Than Ever
Op Ed

Why Unions Matter More Than Ever

All unions need to reexamine their role in this time of racial reckoning.

The Contrarian: Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout
The Contrarian

Journal Sentinel School Choice Blackout

Newspaper ignores new study with powerful results for voucher schools.

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

“Nothing but pain,” but “stick together… Change your lives out there."

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

So says militia member after two people killed by armed civilian. Pattern seen in other cities.

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Amidst Rising COVID-19 Threat on Campuses, Wisconsin Students Blast Trump for Failed Coronavirus Response

"What worries me more than anything is the uncertainty of where we will be in a few months. Cases are starting to pop up, and unfortunately it will only get worse under Trump’s weak and divisive leadership."

Military Veterans Appreciated, Then Forgotten
DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

FEMA approved the state Tuesday, but funds could take four to five weeks to reach people.

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

But, no one seems to know how the money will be spent.

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Lawsuit argues that curfew was only enforced against those protesting police brutality.

A Chance for Change
Press Release

A Chance for Change

 

Kenosha business owner declines President Trump photo-op as Trump again fails to bring community together and meet the moment
ACLU of Wisconsin Responds to President Trump’s Remarks in Kenosha
Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

'These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,’ president declares.

WATCH: Johnson Statement During President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Council unanimous in support for state lawsuit action on USPS changes
A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

Kenosha was already divided. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Updates on everything going on in Kenosha in wake of unrest.

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts
Going dark for justice
Press Release

Going dark for justice

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey 

DPW Vice-Chair Felesia Martin Calls out Trump’s Chaos as He Refuses to Condemn Kenosha Shooter
Kenosha Union Representatives Blast Trump Ahead of Tomorrow’s Photo-Op
Op Ed: Kenosha Is Charlottesville
Op Ed

Kenosha Is Charlottesville

And a country divided by its president cannot stand.

Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Kenosha
Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

Don’t Come to Kenosha, Evers Tells Trump

President’s planned visit will “only hinder our healing,” governor says.

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump
Press Release

Gov. Evers Letter to President Trump

 

Op Ed: Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden
Op Ed

Management Styles of Trump vs. Biden

A one-man band overseeing 4.4 million federal employees versus a true team leader.

Billboard Campaign Aimed At Swing State Voters

Billboard Campaign Aimed At Swing State Voters

Art pieces are already going up in Milwaukee aimed at turning out voters against Trump.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Trump’s Announced Visit to Kenosha
Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Evers Applies for Federal Unemployment Supplement

Program provides an additional weekly $300 to unemployment insurance.

Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign
Press Release

Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign

RememberWhatTheyDid and #VoteThemOut Campaign Targets Young Voters, People of Color in Milwaukee and other Key Battleground Cities

Data Wonk: Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?
Data Wonk

Is The Stock Market Betting on Biden?

Two theories on why stock values are rising amid an economic downturn.

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

But Evers says he’s authorized more Wisconsin guard troops as officials argue over what should be done.

Baldwin Demands Post Office Undo ‘Harmful Changes”

Baldwin Demands Post Office Undo ‘Harmful Changes”

Temporary suspension in recent changes by USPS “did not reverse the damage already done,” Senator charges.

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke a Key Part of Bannon Scam
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke a Key Part of Bannon Scam

Ex-sheriff not indicted but was key fundraiser for We Build the Wall group accused of fraud.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Postmaster General to Reverse Harmful Changes that Have Caused Mail Delivery Delays in Wisconsin
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Postmaster General to Reverse Harmful Changes that Have Caused Mail Delivery Delays in Wisconsin

USPS Employees Report Mail Sorting Machines Disconnected in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Rothschild

The State of Politics: Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?
The State of Politics

Half Of Legislative Seats Already Decided?

Probably. And why? Gerrymandering.

Republican National Convention Officially Re-Nominates President Trump and Vice President Pence
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Announced Mike Pence Visit to Wisconsin Lutheran College
Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

Cold War or Hot Peace?
Press Release

Cold War or Hot Peace?

 

City Hall: Morales Starts Process To Sue City
City Hall

Morales Starts Process To Sue City

Chief filed to retire on August 12th

DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Latinx Community Divided Over Morales’ Exit

Some still support the former police chief, others glad to see him go.

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

Pence Hypes Economy, COVID-19 Response

The vice president campaigned for Trump in Darien Wednesday.

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

DNC Rural Council Snubs Wisconsin

Politicians, rural issues in other states included in meeting, Dairy State ignored.

Select Remarks from President Barack Obama from Night Three of the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Angela Walker is VP nominee for Green Party, but might not get on Wisconsin ballot.

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Nomination papers turned in several minutes late, staff note. State Elections Commission board votes on matter Thursday.

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Will federal court allow more time to request absentee votes and count all ballots postmarked by Nov. 3?

State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

As USPS backtracks on changes, Kaul part of multi-state suit, Democrats and Republicans argue.

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Speaks to MPD members about defunding police. ‘Guys, it’s fundamentally crazy.'

Former Secretary of State John Kerry’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
DNC: Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two
DNC

Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two

"These are not conventional times," says Barrett in opening convention proceedings.

Former President Bill Clinton’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Op Ed: Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies
Op Ed

Harris Could Push Dems Towards Pragmatic Policies

On health care, immigration, free college tuition there are potential compromises.

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service
Press Release

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service

Severe operational cuts could hobble Postal Service on the eve of a national election

Murphy’s Law: 12 Takeaways on DNC Day One
Murphy’s Law

12 Takeaways on DNC Day One

Milwaukee was all but invisible. The format rocked, but Michelle disappointed.

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”
Press Release

Americans Will Step Up to Lead Democrats’ “Roll Call Across America”

Delegates will cast their nominating votes from cities, locations, and landmarks all across the nation

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Trump Touts Economy in Oshkosh

Speech in Wisconsin for about a thousand people spread out and mostly wearing masks.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Senator Bernie Sanders’ Full Remarks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice
Press Release

Democrats Underscore Long Road Ahead in Fight for Racial Justice

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Floyd family call for reflection and reckoning in convention segment “We the People Demand Racial Justice”

Statement from 4th Congressional District Candidate Tim Rogers
Back in the News: Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?
Back in the News

Hendricks Abandoning Trump Campaign?

She's among many big 2016 donors who haven't given this year. But the Uihleins are all in.

Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

With an eye to DNC, faith activists in city oppose Trump, call for less gun violence, more social justice

The State of Politics: Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance
The State of Politics

Wisconsin Invented Unemployment Insurance

Jobless benefits began in 1932 with $15 check. Program now crucial during pandemic.

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Challenge To Green Party On State Ballot

Wrong address on nomination papers could disqualify party, which Democrats believe helped elect Trump, from presidential ballot.

Op Ed: Why Republicans Turned Green
Op Ed

Why Republicans Turned Green

Republican senators worried about reelection in November helped pass “The Great American Outdoors Act.”

Wisconsin Leaders Blast Women for Trump Bus Tour for Campaigning During Pandemic
Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote
Press Release

Democrats Unveil A New Kind of Convention Keynote

Tuesday's program will kick off with a united call to action from the future of the Democratic Party

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

Republicans Target Northeast Wisconsin

CPAC event in Green Bay, Trump trip to Oshkosh underline Fox Valley's importance for his reelection.

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

Johnson’s Attacks on Unemployment Aid Lack Evidence

The pandemic, not unemployment insurance, is keeping people out of work.

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response
Press Release

Ahead of Trump Visit, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Health Care Professionals Blast Administration for Failed Coronavirus Response

"The Republicans who continue to bury Wisconsin under this pandemic could learn a thing or two by watching the Democratic Convention where they’ll see the pain they’ve caused our state.”

Senate Democrats Demand Postmaster Address Delays

Senate Democrats Demand Postmaster Address Delays

The Senators urge the postmaster not to make it harder for people to vote.

Coalition to March on the DNC & Allies Planning Protest for Trump’s Oshkosh Visit
Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Mask Mandate Applies to Trump Events

Gov. Evers said he expects residents to wear masks when the president visits.

Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

Postal Delays Cause Election Concerns

U.S. Postal Service lagging in key swing states.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion
Op Ed

Wisconsin Must Accept Medicaid Expansion

What better time to increase healthcare access than during a pandemic?

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security
Press Release

Wisconsin Seniors, Congressional Candidate Slam Trump’s Relentless Attacks on Social Security

Wisconsin Senior: “Since Donald Trump took office, he has broken every promise he ever made to protect Social Security”

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

Families Face Peril As Federal Aid Ends

Families Face Peril As Federal Aid Ends

Unemployment benefits end, confusion reigns. ‘This is an ongoing financial catastrophe.’

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

Trump Directives Fall Flat in Wisconsin

President’s executive action on unemployment and evictions cause ‘uncertainty and confusion’, Evers says

DPW Statement on Women For Trump Bus Tour Announcement
City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City way behind state, nation in response as Trump cuts back time for door-to-door census.

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

MU Poll Shows Biden Still Leads Trump

Up by 5 points in new poll. Two other polls showed similar lead.

DPW Responds to 1,000 Wisconsinites Dying from COVID-19
New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden holding a steady lead over Trump in Wisconsin

Amid growing COVID-19 concern, voters split on whether to send students to school, but support face mask rules

DPW Statement on Visit from EPA Secretary Andrew Wheeler
Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

Kanye West Nomination Papers Too Late?

His attorneys argue petitions turned in 14 seconds after 5 p.m. deadline are still legal, question state Elections Commission's clock

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

More absentee ballots requested than the total vote in any fall primary in two decades.

DPW Slams Trump’s Continued Attacks on Social Security
Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders
Press Release

Wisconsinites Deserve to Know Where Our Elected Officials Stand on Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Americans Recognize These Orders Are A Smoke-and-Mirrors Sideshow to Distract From GOP Failures. Do Wisconsin Republicans?

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Trump Needs to Start Working with Congress to Pass Bipartisan Legislation That Helps Wisconsin With Ongoing and Worsening Public Health and Economic Crisis
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Challenging Trump Administration’s Unlawful Effort to Bar Immigrants and Foreign Workers
Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Pandemic Still Hurting State Economy

Downturn far worse than during Great Recession. People’s fears, not shutdown orders, are driving downturn.

Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”
Press Release

Democrats Announce Inspiring Lineup of Americans Who Will Speak at the 2020 Democratic National Convention: “Uniting America”

Convention to feature individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support Joe Biden’s vision to lead us out of Trump’s chaos and crises

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Kanye West’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Complainants argue his nomination papers are filled with errors and were turned in late.

“Uniting America”—Democrats Announce Themes for Four Nights of Convention
DPW Statement on BLS Numbers
Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Leaders from some of the highest offices in the area call it a disrespectful, cynical move.

Wisconsin Democrats on the Anniversary of the VRA
Johnson, Lee Ask Google for Answers About Political Bias on Platform
WisDems and Arena, in Partnership with the DNCC and BFP, Announce Free, All-Virtual Campaign Academy
Press Release

WisDems and Arena, in Partnership with the DNCC and BFP, Announce Free, All-Virtual Campaign Academy

Campaign Academy 2020 will provide free electoral training to thousands during Democratic National Convention

Coalition to March on the DNC Responds to Biden’s Decision to Stay Home
Data Wonk: A Mask Mandate is Not Enough
Data Wonk

A Mask Mandate is Not Enough

It's a step in the right direction, but not enough to suppress the virus.

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Republican Attorney Files Kanye West’s Nomination Papers

Attorney Lane Ruhland is also currently representing the Trump campaign.

DPW Statement on Changes to the Democratic National Convention
Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Party confirms Biden and VP pick will speak remotely.

DPW Calls Out Trump’s Abhorrent Attacks on the Latinx Community
As DeVos Holds Closed Door Event with WI Federalist Society, WEAC President, Teachers Call Out Administration for Not Prioritizing Safe School Re-Opening Plan
Op Ed: Trump Attacks Voting Process
Op Ed

Trump Attacks Voting Process

The president attempts to undercut mail-in voting.

Gerrymandering Creates Difficult Road for Dems in Wisconsin
Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
Sen. Ron Johnson Spreads Disinformation Instead of Helping Wisconsin Families
Press Release

Sen. Ron Johnson Spreads Disinformation Instead of Helping Wisconsin Families

In a weekend of unhinged TV appearances, Johnson doubles down on conspiracy theories and demonizes unemployed Wisconsinites needing help

Op Ed: GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act
Op Ed

GOP-Controlled Senate Refuses to Act

Democrats in the House passed a stimulus bill in May.

AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump for Illegally Seeking to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment
Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jill Karofsky Sworn Into Wisconsin Supreme Court

She was sworn in after running 35 miles of a 100-mile ultramarathon.

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

Town Hall Discusses Urgency of Climate Crisis

The virtual town hall was held by Lt. Gov. Barnes and Sen. Baldwin.

Op Ed: Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color
Op Ed

Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color

His plan includes investments in housing, child care, jobs and small business.

Data Wonk: Evers Should Re-Order All Restrictions
Data Wonk

Evers Should Re-Order All Restrictions

Not just a mask mandate. Put the Supreme Court on the hot seat.

Voter Registration Down During Pandemic

Voter Registration Down During Pandemic

Numbers lower than previous presidential election years.

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Johnson Gases Up Biden Investigation Before Election

Trump lauds the investigation of his presidential opponent.

State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera addresses opponent’s misleading “Trump-style” attacks in campaign
Op Ed: Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics
Op Ed

Biden’s Climate Plan Is Smart Politics

And smart policy. The two should go hand in hand.

National Guard’s COVID-19 Testing At Risk

National Guard’s COVID-19 Testing At Risk

Federal funding for this ends next month. Guard members have helped accomplish much of testing in Wisconsin.

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

But far smaller than other cities, will not target protesters, says agent in charge.

Baldwin Calls on Trump to Strengthen Buy America Policy, Boost Funding for Local Communities to Prevent Chinese Interference in U.S. Industries
Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in Celebrating NextGen Contacting Over 3 Million Voters Nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin
Press Release

Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in Celebrating NextGen Contacting Over 3 Million Voters Nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin

Progressive powerhouses, Lt. Governor team up to turnout youth vote

DPW Vice-Chair Calls Out Trump For Exacerbating Inequalities In Communities of Color
Op Ed: Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin
Op Ed

Congressional Republicans Fail Wisconsin

Democrats passed second pandemic relief bill in May. State’s GOP members continue to delay.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Endorses Slate of Legislative Candidates
City Hall: Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?
City Hall

Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?

Different than Portland, continues past help, Chisholm and DeSiato explain.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Calls Out Trump’s Anti-Women Agenda
Op Ed: Trump Has Enormous “Emergency” Powers
Op Ed

Trump Has Enormous “Emergency” Powers

1978 law gives president 123 statutory powers. He could round up a lot of people, a lot of groups.

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

No action since April 15 on pandemic, police reform, budget shortfalls.

Op Ed: Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform
Op Ed

Biden Needs a Smarter Jobs Platform

The presidential hopeful doesn't have a jobs program tailored to the 21st Century.

Rep. Grothman Calls for Schools to Reopen In-Person

Rep. Grothman Calls for Schools to Reopen In-Person

Grothman says no one for reopening in-person wants children at risk.

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

How Rejected Ballots Will Affect Upcoming Election

This spring, there were more than 23,000 ballots thrown out.

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement:
Rep. Robyn Vining, WOW County Mothers Speak Out About Child Care Struggles
ACLU of Wisconsin: President Trump Should Not Deploy Troops to Milwaukee
Trump Says Testing is ‘Overrated’ As His Failures Hurt Wisconsinites
Palzewicz and Democrats Have Plan for Pandemic
Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities
Press Release

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

In the wake of Trump's threat to deploy more federal agents, Senators press Department of Justice and Homeland Security heads on accountability and legal authorities for militarized interventions in American cities

Data Wonk: Why Evers Must Take Action
Data Wonk

Why Evers Must Take Action

Data shows state is losing the battle against COVID-19. He must reissue an emergency order.

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

And in-person voting. Former GOP Attorney General dismisses fraud claims on mail-in ballots

DPW Statement on Donald Trump’s Endangerment of Senior Wisconsinites
Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

Polack Releases New Digital Ad in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

The ad was released in the run-up to the August 11th Democratic Primary

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over
Press Release

Palzewicz Cautions: COVID-19 Not Over

 

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary
Press Release

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 20, 2020

Op Ed: Biden Can Win Wisconsin
Op Ed

Biden Can Win Wisconsin

His state staff, money raised and poll results all bode well.

Back in the News: Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?
Back in the News

Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?

Trump's chief of staff says administration prepping plan to send troops to Democratic-run cities like Milwaukee.

What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

What Should Next Pandemic Aid Bill Include?

State’s Democrats, Republicans disagree on who needs federal help and how much is needed.

Op Ed: Stop Denying Systematic Racism
Op Ed

Stop Denying Systematic Racism

It’s real and affects all our policies and institutions.

Op Ed: Mike Pence’s Unreality Show
Op Ed

Mike Pence’s Unreality Show

The Vice President loves us. That’s why he keeps coming back to Wisconsin.

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Biden campaign called it damage control for Trump's "historic failure of leadership."

2020 Presidential Bobbleheads Featuring Trump, Biden and Kanye Unveiled
Will State Republicans Choose Safety for Wisconsin School Children or Trump’s Political Agenda?
Press Release

Will State Republicans Choose Safety for Wisconsin School Children or Trump’s Political Agenda?

Vice President Mike Pence Visits Wisconsin As Donald Trump and His Administration Bully School Children

State Using Half of Testing Capacity

State Using Half of Testing Capacity

DHS officials call for residents to more readily get tested for COVID-19.

Wisconsinites Blast Trump-Pence Administration on COVID-19 Response Ahead of VP Visit on Friday
Character Matters in Fifth District Election
Op Ed: The Constitutional Posturing on Masks
Op Ed

The Constitutional Posturing on Masks

In what article of the Constitution did the Washington County Board find masks mentioned?

On Tax Day, Wisconsinites Still Feel Pain from Tax Scam
Data Wonk: Why Wisconsin, U.S. Failed Against COVID-19
Data Wonk

Why Wisconsin, U.S. Failed Against COVID-19

Conservative network, including key state operatives, quietly fought solutions other advanced countries pursued.

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Misinformation about actions to protect health are exhausting local officials in the state.

Labor Leaders Slam Trump for Betraying Working People
New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
Press Release

New Poll Shows Polack Competitive in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District

Biden and Trump Are Tied in the Presidential Race

A Year After Trump Claims Farmers Are “Over the Hump,” They’re Struggling More Than Ever
State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

Hundreds at in-person convention in Green Bay despite fliers warning they ‘assume any potential risk’.

Op Ed: State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election
Op Ed

State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election

One again, conservative judges uphold lame duck laws and then overthrow governor's vetoes