Compare and contrast: Jonathan Brostoff & Joseph Klein

While the Democratic primary election in the 19th Assembly district drew a lot of attention given the fact that four Democrats were vying to replace incumbent Rep. Jon Richards, the winner of that primary (Jonathan Brostoff) does still have an opponent in November’s general election. Joseph Klein of the Wisconsin Pirate Party is also vying [...]

VIDEO: President Obama’s remarks at Laborfest today

Today President Barack Obama celebrated Labor Day by giving a few remarks at Laborfest in Milwaukee.

Here’s President Obama’s speech.

So what do you think of President Obama’s speech?

VIDEO: WisconsinEye interviews Assembly candidate Chris Miller

Before my doctor-imposed break from blogging begins, I wanted to post a few things that caught my eye.

First up is an interview WisconsinEye did with Democrat Chris Miller, who’s vying to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Ed Brooks in the 50th Assembly district. Chris is a great candidate well worth supporting, but watch for yourselves.

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Paul Ryan refuses to answer question about his $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy (VIDEO)

During a stop last week in Pensacola, Florida to promote his new book, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan had an awkward exchange when he refused to answer a question he was asked about his $5 trillion tax break for the richest Americans. Here’s some video of the exchange.

Elected officials (especially those with a national [...]

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 [...]

Thursday Music – “Reach Out Richard”

It occurred to me that I haven’t posted any Thursday Music here on Blogging Blue in a good long time.

With that in mind, here’s “Reach Out Richard” by Mayer Hawthorne.

VIDEO: Irish Senator David Norris delivers a scathing rebuke of Israeli human rights violations in Gaza

On July 31, Irish Senator and internationally recognized human rights activist David Norris delivered a powerful speech in the Irish Parliament regarding the recent situation in Gaza. In his speech Norris attacked the human rights violations of Israel carried out with the support of the United States, as well as the complacency of the international [...]

USW makes a big ad buy for Sara Geenen (VIDEO)

As noted over at Wisconsin Soapbox, the United Steel Workers made a big ad buy this week, purchasing air time for Democrat Sara Geenen, who’s one of four Democrats running to replace Rep. Jon Richards in the 19th Assembly district.

While rightly viewed as a woman with a bright future in politics, Geenen isn’t seen [...]

HuffPo: This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn’t Want To Answer A Reporter’s Question

This cracks me up.

Chris Moews: Sheriff David Clarke is a “sideshow” (VIDEO)

During a recent appearance on UpFront, Democratic Milwaukee County Sheriff candidate Chris Moews explained why he believes Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is a sideshow who lack competency when it comes to law enforcement in Milwaukee County.

Watch for yourselves.

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