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The Four Republicans Who Could Derail Scott Walker's Agenda

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The lead over at RightWisconsin today is an edgy piece looking at the four GOPers who might trip up Walker's agenda over the next two years. The conclusions by our managing editor Brian Fraley, are likely to surprise and maybe even infuriate some folks in Madison. I'll be interested in your feedback. You'll want to check it out.


New Report Shows Milwaukee County Judges, Prosecutors Soft on Gun Crime

You hear a lot of gun control advocates bemoaning the 'straw purchases' of guns.

Straw purchases are weapons and guns procured through an intermediary for those who are prohibited from owning them. Gun control advocates say loopholes in federal and state law make this a common practice for criminals, and use this to bolster their calls for further restrictions on gun ownership.

But on Tuesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke issued a report detailing the abysmal rate at which so-called ‘straw purchasers’ of guns are actually prosecuted in Milwaukee County.


Why We Love Donald Driver

Over 1,000 of the Packer faithful will fill the Atrium at Lambeau Field, while thousands more will gather around radios and televisions to  send off their most successful wide receiver. But why? Why and how has a homeless kid from Houston grabbed the hearts of stoic Wisconsinites and become one of the most endearing figures in the state?


Killing Bald Eagles For Renewable Energy

For most of us little people, killing a Bald Eagle is major offense, punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and two years in prison. But the rules are different if you kill them in the same of renewable energy.


Paul Ryan: New Report Is A Warning

The Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook, which projected an $845 billion deficit for fiscal year 2013. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“The CBO’s report is yet another warning that we need to get spending under control. The deficit is still unsustainable. By 2023, our national debt will hit $26 trillion. We can’t let that happen. We need to budget responsibly, so we can keep our commitments and expand opportunity.

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