Federal judge throws out Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

Not surprising news via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Madison — A federal judge in Green Bay on Monday threw out a lawsuit brought by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and one of his aides attempting to force members of Congress and their staffs to stop getting subsidies for their health insurance under Obamacare.

Johnson, an [...]

Free C.A.R.E. Clinic coming to Alliant Center in Madison on Saturday, August 9, 2014

From my email inbox comes news of the upcoming C.A.R.E. Clinic on August 9 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will be holding its next C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic in Madison, WI on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant [...]


There have been a hundred things I would like to have written about the past few months. I have an overview of the 19th CD that I started in April that never got finished…and it’s too dated to post now. I was so looking forward to covering that race, the attorney general’s race and of [...]

Whither MKE County: Downsizing Physical Plant!

County Supervisor Pat Jursik is preparing a resolution to reduce the number of buildings that Milwaukee County holds at their City Campus facility and start the move to dispose of other underutilized properties in the coming years. She would like plans set into to motion as part of the 2015 County Budget:

Milwaukee County Supervisor [...]

Monday June 16 – Drinking Liberally Milwaukee’s June meeting!

From my email inbox comes news of the June meeting for Drinking Liberally Milwaukee. We will be welcoming returning guest and good friend, Christine Sinicki, from the Wisconsin State Assembly. Stop on down to hear a friendly southside liberal talk about what she’s done at our capitol and what she plans on doing in the [...]

Rockwood Vs. Sensenbrenner Is Now Official

As Shaina has previously posted, Chris Rockwood is running against Representative Jim Sensenbrenner for the 5th Congressional Seat. And today’s email includes Mr. Rockwood’s official announcement:

Wauwatosa—Chris Rockwood has announced his candidacy for U.S. Representative to Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District, a seat currently held by F. James Sensenbrenner.

“Jim Sensenbrenner has been in Congress for [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

– Abraham Lincoln

I’d like to say Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers who’ve been such an important part of my life. My wife, my mother, my grandmother, and my mother-in-law are all amazing women, and I’m fortunate [...]

Upcoming workshop: Reporting on Money’s Role in Wisconsin’s 2014 Elections

From my email inbox comes this announcement about an upcoming workshop on how to report on money’s role in Wisconsin’s 2014 elections. Reporting on Money’s Role in Wisconsin’s 2014 Elections

A free workshop sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with [...]

John Doe II Iced By Federal Judge

I don’t know where this goes next. Is this the last place that a John Doe can be considered or does the DA have the authority or wherewhithal to appeal a ruling like this?

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

U.S. District Judge Rudolf Randa issued the 26-page decision late Tuesday, calling on prosecutors to immediately [...]

Randy Bryce Announces Candidacy for 21st State Senate District

From the cloud comes news about a friend of ours:

MADISON – Today, active community member, veteran, and father Randy Bryce announced his candidacy for the 21st State Senate District in Wisconsin. A local ironworker, Randy is running to stop the partisan games, attacks on veterans and job creation failures in Madison.

“I have always [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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