Friday news and notes

  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that despite his nomination being returned to President Obama, Louis Butler’s name will be resubmitted as the president’s nominee to fill a spot on the federal bench in Wisconsin’s Western District.
  • President Obama is set to meet with union leaders in the next few days in order to address their opposition to a proposed tax on high-cost health care plans, the type of plans many union members have.
  • John Farren, a former deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel to the president in the George W. Bush administration, has been arrested and charged with attempting to kill his wife. Farren has been charged with Criminal Attempt at Murder and Strangulation 1st degree and is being held on a $2 million bond.
  • Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman’s approval rating is down to a dismal 25%, with a 67% disapproval rating. Those are numbers that certainly don’t bode well for Sen. Lieberman, even if he’s not up for reelection until 2012.
  • While Cudahy has an abundance of candidates running for mayor in 2010, the same can’t be said for the two spots on the South Milwaukee school board, where only one candidate has filed for the two seats up for election. Considering the important work local school boards do, I can only hope someone or (several someones) will step forward and run for the second seat up for election, even if it requires a write-in campaign.

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