VIDEO: Zach takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By now you’ve no doubt heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association that’s gone viral, helping raise over $41 million to help fund ALS research.

On Wednesday, I found out I was challenged to do the Ice Bucket Challenge by Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt, and in the interest of raising awareness [...]

is the third time the charm for Dan Sebring? No, no, and no.

Showing a stunning lack of understanding about the electoral makeup of the 4th Congressional district, yesterday an anonymous writer at the Wisconsin Daily Independent opined that Dan Sebring may finally be able to beat incumbent Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore because “the black community carried Clarke,” a reference to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s victory over [...]

Ernie Wittwer declares victory in Democratic primary in 17th Senate district

While there were some absolute blowout races after the results of the August 12 partisan primaries were tallied, there were a few races in which the results were extremely close. On such race was the Democratic primary in the 17th Senate district, a race that pitted longtime resident and activist Ernie Wittwer against Pat Bomhack, [...]

Meanwhile in St. Louis….

…..police shot and killed Kajieme Powell, a 25 year-old African American man on Tuesday.

Police were called by a convenience store owner who suspected Powell had stolne drinks and donuts from his shop, according to a recording of the 911 call, while a woman called 911 to report Powell was acting erratically and had a [...]

Here’s a photo of a 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner

It doesn’t get much better than this – here’s Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s mugshot after he surrendered himself to the Travis County (TX) jail on Tuesday.

Yep, he’s definitely a frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Republican State Rep. Scott Krug threatens to sue blogger for libel

As reported by Jessica VanEgeren of the CapTimes, Republican State Rep. Scott Krug is threatening to sue blogger Michael Leon of MAL Contends after Krug’s feelings were hurt by by a piece Leon wrote regarding efforts by Rep. Krug to support a proposed confined animal feeding operation, or CAFO, that will have at least 1,000 [...]

The police state in Ferguson, Missouri (VIDEO)

As reported by St. Louis TV station KMOV, 90 year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested on Monday during continued protests in Ferguson, Missouri. According to the report, Epstein was placed under arrest with eight other individuals for “failing to disperse.” Here’s what Epstein had to say about her arrest. “I’ve been doing this since [...]

Where are all the jobs, Scott Walker?

This graphic sums up Gov. Scott Walker’s failed record on job creation during his first term in office.

Image courtesy Burke for Governor

To further highlight Gov. Walker’s failed record of job creation during his time as governor, the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mary Burke is out with a new ad hitting Gov. [...]

Could Glenn Grothman give Democrats a chance in the 6th CD?

While the race to be the Republican nominee in the 6th Congressional district is far from over, Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thinks that Grothman as the Republican nominee could increase chances Democrats could gain control of the seat. If his tiny victory margin in Tuesday’s GOP primary holds up, state Sen. Glenn [...]

Republican refusal to expand BadgerCare costs Wisconsin taxpayers $206 million

Remind me again how Republicans in Wisconsin are so “fiscally responsible.”

Wisconsin taxpayers would have saved $206 million over two years — 73% more than previously estimated — if officials had fully expanded its main health care program for the poor under the federal Affordable Care Act, a new nonpartisan report shows.

If officials decide [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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