Monthly Archives: August 2012

Of GM plants and P90-X (AUDIO)

Did President Barack Obama promise to keep the Janesville GM plant open? No. And Paul Ryan stopped just short of saying that he did, as he accepted his party’s nomination as vice-president last night.

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Private parties

Suppose you rent out a hall to hold a party. You’re entitled to bar admission to anyone you haven’t invited. After all, it’s on your dime, right? Whether we in the media like it or not, politicians’ campaigns and political parties … Continue reading

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Johnson says Akin needs to drop out

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson still thinks Todd Akin has to go. That’s not an unusual sentiment among Republicans these days, but Johnson was among the first Republicans to call for the Missouri House Republican to drop out of his race … Continue reading

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From Missourinet: Ode to Todd Akin

My colleague at Missourinet, Bob Priddy, has penned an ode (with apologies William Hughes Mearns) to the man who Republicans wish would go away – and who Democrats are praying will stick around.

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Sullivan report is an eye opener

A former business executive has released recommendations to the administration of Governor Scott Walker, on how the state might best address Wisconsin’s highly-publicized “skills gap” – a lack of trained workers to fill existing job openings. The report is loaded with … Continue reading

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Kleefisch: Akin’s comments reprehensible (AUDIO)

Rebecca Kleefisch has condemned controversial comments made by congressman Todd Akin. The Lieutenant Governor, speaking with reporters at a raucous pro-life bus tour stop in Madison, piled on the adjectives. Akin’s comments were “abhorrent, insulting, disgusting, reprehensible, unacceptable.”

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Tommy joins call for Akin to withdraw

U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has joined the Republicans who are calling on Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to throw in the towel.

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Wait . . . what now?

Knowing when to ask a follow-up question is an essential part of being a good journalist. And if ever there was a statement made that absolutely screamed for a tough follow-up, it was made this past weekend in Missouri.

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DNR letter on tribal wolf hunt concerns

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp has responded to concerns the state’s Ojibwe tribes have, over the upcoming wolf hunting season.

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Thinking health care at the fair

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, as we’ve all heard by now, was greeted by hecklers during his appearance Monday at the Iowa State Fair.

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