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Republicans unveil their strategy to beat Russ Feingold in 2016: blatantly lie and hope no one notices

In yet another example from the “desperation is a stinky cologne” department, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, specifically mouthpiece Andrea Bozek, alleged former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced his 2016 Senate campaign against incumbent Ron Johnson while Feingold was in California. The only problem? The NRSC’s claim was a blatant lie. The National Republican Senatorial […]

Why did Scott Walker (a preacher’s son) lie about how he came to hold Ronald Reagan’s bible?

Back in 2013, Gov. Scott Walker told a story to fellow conservatives about how he came to hold the family Bible used by President Ronald Reagan when Reagan took the oath of office. At the time, the story seemed to create a powerful connection between Reagan and Walker, who idolizes the former president. However, according […]

Tom Tiffany wins ” Lie of the Week “

Hurley blogger and former Iron County district attorney Tony Stella has awarded tantrumesque Tom Tiffany his ” Lie of the Week ” designation for poor Tommy’s whiny insistence that the Environmental Protection Agency killed GTac’s always questionable and unlikely open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills. Missing from Tiffany’s weepy lamentations is the fact […]

Gov. Walker’s lie on Wisconsin “Right To Work” (wage theft) legislation

Earlier today Republicans revealed they’re planning on ramming through so-called “right to work” (also known as wage theft) legislation to lower wages and weaken private sector unions in Wisconsin. In order to ram through their attempt to weaken private sector unions and drive down wages, Republicans will call an extraordinary session of the legislature.

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Sean Duffy’s telling a lot of tall tales about the Keystone XL pipeline

Here’s the latest email missive from Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, who apparently isn’t above telling a few tall tales to further the interests of his benefactors. Dear friends,

This week the House will vote on the Senate’s version of a bill to (yet again) approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The President has promised to veto […]

WPR report: Scott Walker’s attempt to eliminate Wisconsin Idea was no “drafting error”

Yesterday I wrote about a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 Executive Budget that would strike “the search for truth” and the Wisconsin Idea from the university’s mission. After Gov. Walker’s intent to remove the Wisconsin Idea from the UW System’s mission statement became public, backlash was swift and hostile, at which point Gov. […]

Desperation is a stinky cologne, and Amar Kaleka’s campaign stinks to high heaven

Earlier today I got this email in my inbox from Amar Kaleka, one of the two Democrats vying to unseat Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s first Congressional district.

If Kaleka’s email is to be believed, fellow Democrat Rob Zerban refused to debate him, thus depriving Democratic voters the opportunity to hear the candidates […]

John Burke sets the record straight regarding Trek & Mary Burke

John Burke's letter regarding Trek

In response to a patently absurd (not to mention false) attack ad being aired by Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign against Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke, Trek CEO John Burk (Mary’s Brother) wrote the following letter to set the record straight.

The fact that Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign has already resorted to an “everything […]

Walker administration moves to change civil service laws

Back in 2011, Gov. Scott Walker made it clear that while he wanted to cripple public employee unions through the passage of Act 10, public employees would still have some of the strongest civil service protections in the country. At the time Gov. Walker unambiguously stated civil service laws would not be affected by Act […]

Cudahy Alderman Randy Hollenbeck caught lying about fake Facebook identity during 2013 election

On March 12, 2013, then-candidate Randy Hollenbeck posted a blog entry questioning why I had not answered questions posed to me by “Jon Schmidt.” In his blog entry, Hollenbeck wrote, “I have been asked by Jon Schmidt a few times why Zachary Wisniewski will not answer questions of this nature,” and while that sentence seemed […]