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Assembly Republicans release $3.8 million package to combat homelessness; Tony Evers to ch...

Assembly Republicans release $3.8 million package to combat homelessness; Tony Evers to ch…Lawmakers seek to expand efforts to combat homelessness in Wisconsin through a package of bills that would double state funding for housing help.         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, February 21, 20192 days ago


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Right-wing media have been issuing dire warnings about an impending civil war for years

Right-wing media have been issuing dire warnings about an impending civil war for yearsMelissa Joskow / Media Matters Joseph diGenova, a former attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal defense team, appeared on Laura Ingraham’s podcast on January 21 to warn listeners that “we are in a civil war in this country.” DiGenova also claimed that he does not anticipate seeing  any “civil discourse in this country for the foreseeable future,” adding, “It’s going to be total war.” He suggested that the solution for the current situation is partly for people to “buy guns.”   DiGenova’s comments were irresponsible and dangerous, but they’re also nothing new within the right-wing media echo chamber. And the conservative media trope that widespread political violence is imminent has real consequences. The Coast Guard lieutenant and self-admitted white nationalist who was recently arrested for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks against Democrats and some media figures searched online for the phrase “civil…


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FBI Scientist Linked Defendants to Crimes When His Lab Results Didn’t

FBI Scientist Linked Defendants to Crimes When His Lab Results Didn’tA man stepped into a rural South Carolina bank a few days before Christmas in 2001, aimed a gun at tellers and stole $7,800 from the drawers. Witnesses couldn’t identify the robber. The surveillance video was too grainy to help investigators. More than three years later, FBI agents narrowed the investigation to a suspect. They believed John Henry Stroman robbed the bank. But during questioning, Stroman told them the security footage instead showed his brother, Roger. How could investigators prove one brother was the robber and not the other? Agents shipped the video and pictures of both Stromans to the FBI Laboratory in July 2005. The package went to Richard Vorder Bruegge, one of the bureau’s image examiners. In his report, Vorder Bruegge wrote that John Henry Stroman and the robber had similar “overall shape of the face, nose, mouth,…


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PolitiFact: Tony Evers' drug crimes claim goes up in flames

PolitiFact: Tony Evers' drug crimes claim goes up in flamesGov. Evers cites bad data with claim that “Drug-related offenses make up as much as 75-85 percent of inmate populations” in Wisconsin.         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsFri, February 22, 20191 day ago


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The New Outlaws of Conservative Media

The New Outlaws of Conservative MediaCharlie Sykes is sitting behind a desk in a sparse, disheveled office—blank walls lined with empty filing cabinets, windows covered with crooked blinds—as he tries to conjure the perfect metaphor for The Bulwark, the anti-Trump conservative news site he recently helped start.“We are the ultimate wilderness!” he declares to me.But that doesn’t sound quite lonely enough for the political niche they’re occupying, so he tries again: “We’re on a desert island.”Sykes continues to riff like this in his chirpy, midwestern accent, comparing The Bulwark’s writers to a band of “Somali pirates,” and then to a contingent of “guerrilla fighters.” He’s so enthusiastic about the exercise that before long I am tossing out my own overwrought suggestions. Perhaps, I muse at one point, they are soldiers on the final front of the Republican Civil War—making one last stand before the forces of Trumpism complete their conquest.Sykes…


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Tony Evers – Evers claims drug crimes account for 75 percent or more of state prison pop...

Tony Evers – Evers claims drug crimes account for 75 percent or more of state prison pop…The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Evers claims drug crimes account for 75 percent or more of state prison population. Not even close. Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement that he would push to decriminalize marijuana in Wisconsin was one of the biggest splashes of his young tenure. It… Click on Headline Above to Read Story. ….. Read More.WISCONSIN REPORT – People, Places, Politics Since 2002Fri, February 22, 20191 day ago


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