North Carolina state senator allegedly misused welfare benefits while making 6-figure salary

And of course he’s a Republican… The ex-wife of a North Carolina state senator has weighed in on recent controversy surrounding the couple’s alleged misuse of welfare in the late-90s.

Through a statement, Elizabeth Longbottom Meredith confirmed she and Senator Wesley Meredith (R-Cumberland) applied for welfare together. The assistance was received and used when the [...]

Apparently College Republicans think women are dumb

Watch this ad put out by the College Republican National Committee on behalf of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Now I’m not sure which brain surgeon at the College Republican National Committee thought that an ad talking down to women by comparing their decision on who to vote for to their decision on which wedding [...]

Could Republican Bill Kramer’s sexual assault case splatter over onto Brad Schimel?

Over at WKOW’s “Inside Scoop” blog, Tony Galli has an interesting take on how the upcoming trial of Republican State Rep. Bill Kramer, who is facing two charges of sexual assault.

Republican attorney general candidate and Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel faces the prospect of going before voters in November, on the immediate heels [...]

Rolling Stone: Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire

Last Wednesday Rolling Stone printed a great expose by Tim Dickinson shedding some light on the toxic (literally) empire of the conservative Koch Brothers. Here’s just a bit of the expose, which is very much worth reading in its entirety. The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each [...]

Eclectablog: Michigan GOP goes to the gutter, sends mailer asking people to call Dem candidate’s mother who is in hospice care

According to Eclectablog (a great Michigan-centric blog), the Michigan GOP sent out a mailer asking people to call John Fisher, the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 61st House district, but the mailer included the telephone number for Fisher’s mother, who currently in hospice care with congestive heart failure. This story is beyond disgusting. The Michigan Republican [...]

Kansas state government to auction sex toys to make up budget shortfall

Apparently this is really happening – it is not a joke. Kansas state government is on the verge of a financial windfall with the auctioning of thousands of sex toys seized by the revenue department for nonpayment of income, withholding and sales taxes, an official said Wednesday.

Online shoppers for adult DVDs, novelty items, clothing [...]

Kyle Maichle should really figure out who’s on his email lists

From my email inbox comes a hit piece Kyle Maichle of the right-wing Wisconsin Election Watch doesn’t want you to see until tomorrow. Tomorrow morning, Wisconsin Election Watch will break a story regarding a Super PAC (Independent Disbursement Committee) in support of Susan Happ has had a history of campaign finance issues in Arizona dating [...]

Is Wisconsin “Open for Business?” Not according to “Ten Worst States for Business” list

As noted by James Rowen of The Political Environment, the American Economic Development Institute ( and Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc. (, have expanded the release of their research findings to include the Ten Worst States for Business. Among the Ten Worst States for Business is Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, which Gov. Walker infamously said in [...]

Top aides to Gov. Walker listed as attendees at high-dollar donor retreat

Absolutely no one should be surprised by this. Senior members of Gov. Scott Walker’s administration and his top campaign and political advisers are listed as attendees at a Republican Governors conference along with corporate titans and lobbyists who donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Republican Governors Association, according to documents published Wednesday by [...]

Illinois Republican state rep candidate alternated voting in WI & IL in recent years

According to this report by Natasha Korecki of the Chicago Sun Times, Republican Kathy Myalls, who’s running this year for a seat in the Illinois State Legislature, has voted in both Illinois and Wisconsin in recent years. In one case, she cast a vote in a primary election in Illinois. Then just three months later, [...]

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