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Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
AP class attends public viewing of presidential faceoff to absorb viewpoints they might not hear among only family and friends.
Granted, they won't be going to the polls Nov. 6 to cast their votes in the presidential election, but 10 attendees at Wednesday night's free public debate showing at the Rosebud Cinema were every bit as engaged as the rest of the audience. The Patch-sponsored event drew a nearly full house, including 10 East High students who went for a civics lesson and proved afterward that they can analyze political events with the best pundits. All were from social studies teacher Ann Ward's AP Government class. "She wanted us all to come out here," said Jacob Martin, "and she was here, too. She thought it would be a really good idea for us to take part in this and watch the debate as a group." "I think the advantage here is the bipartisan atmosphere…
The couches were filled Wednesday night for Patch's big tent political event at North Avenue's newly refurbished movie house.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Democrats are riding a wave of confidence as Obama leads in polls. GOP insiders say that's a result of faulty national and swing state polling — and the "liberal" media.
Heading into the final weeks before the presidential election, it appears the Democrats are feeling better than Republicans when it comes to whose going to win in November — at least according to Patch latest survey of political insiders. However, many of the GOP insiders say that Democratic confidence is built on a foundation made of sand. For them, the latest national and swing state polls showing President Barack Obama with a widening lead over Republican Mitt Romney have been faulty at best. Patch's GOP insiders also say Romney is not only fighting Obama in this election, but a liberal media that “exalts” the current president. Throughout the campaign, Patch has polled both Democrat and Republican influencers in its "Blue Wisconsin" …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Historic one-on-one will be on the big screen, and you're invited. Plus, hang around after for conversation on the outcome.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wisconsin Republicans say that 5-4 ruling to upheld the federal Affordable Care Act will strengthen their resolve for to push for repeal, while Democrats praise the ruling.
In a highly anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010 and his top priority in the first two years of his administration. The high court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the entire law. The controversial law — known as "Obamacare" to critics — expands health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. In Wisconsin, the reaction was divided along political lines. Republicans said the ruling would motivate them even more to push for the repeal of the law, while Democrats lauded the decision. Gov. Scott Walker, in a statement, said Wisconsin will not take any action to implement the provisions of the federal law. "I am hopeful that…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Changes are mandated by a federal law championed by the President Obama administration to improve children's health
Lunch prices in Wauwatosa schools will go up 10 cents per lunch next year due to federal guidelines mandating healthier offerings for schoolchildren, costing an estimated $68,897 more. School lunch officials told the Wauwatosa School Board this week that they are mandated by a President Obama-championed law to increase the offerings of food such as fruits and vegetables and whole grains in student lunches next year. Wauwatosa schools serve some 531,000 lunches to 14 different schools. However, the officials said the extra cost is likely to be largely funded by grants. Director of Business Services John Mack pointed out that the district receives federal aid that it could be at risk of losing if it didn’t follow the requirements. “We want …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
President's actions on contraception controversy shows blatant disregard for our constitutionally protected freedom of religion.
When President Obama mandated that religiously-based organizations violate core tenets of their faith, Americans were rightly outraged. In response, the president announced an “accommodation” policy to these organizations, but the so-called compromise is not a compromise at all because it does not take away the mandate that infringes upon religious liberty. On Jan. 20, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, affirmed a rule that requires church-affiliated hospitals, agencies and universities to provide contraception and sterilization in the health insurance for their employees. The president later announced a false compromise, mandating that insurance companies offer free coverage of these services …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
President ignored the Constitution when he made a "recess appointment" when the Senate was not in recess.
In an alarming overstep of executive power, President Obama bypassed the constitutional nomination process and appointed a head to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the Dodd-Frank law, and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board. This decision is an unprecedented power grab that ignores the checks and balances written into our Constitution. This reflects a growing resolve within the Obama Administration to engage in “my way or the highway” gamesmanship with Congress. According to Article II of the Constitution, the president only has the power to make recess appointments when the Senate is not in session. If the Senate had been in recess when this occurred, then President Obama would have been …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Democrats who oppose measure either burying their heads in the sand or trying to score political points.
Last week, our national debt hit $15 trillion. The urgency of our debt crisis demands that Congress pass true spending reform that will enforce fiscal discipline. This can only be accomplished with a Balanced Budget Amendment. If we want to give job creators certainty for the future, and encourage them to expand and grow, we must rein in out-of-control spending. The House considered a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress to pass. With opposition from the tax-and-spend left, the amendment did not pass. This Balanced Budget Amendment closely mirrors the same one that passed the House in 1995 — with broad bipartisan support — and failed by only one vote in the Senate. …