Politics & Government

Politics & Government
8:14 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Moore, Pocan Seek Special Protection for LGBT Youth

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Madison Congressman Mark Pocan want language protecting LGBT runaway and homeless youth  added to a bill up for reauthorization in Congress.

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It's All Politics
7:13 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Could North Carolina Lead A 'Red-State Resurgence'?

Cozzie Watkins of Charlotte, N.C., holds a sign while joining a "Moral Monday" protest against recent actions of the North Carolina Legislature, in Raleigh last month.
Al Drago MCT /Landov

Pat McCrory hasn't fared too well with protesters.

The Republican governor of North Carolina has signed off on a vast array of conservative legislation this year, cutting taxes, slashing unemployment benefits and abolishing teacher tenure. So much change so fast has led to protests, including "Moral Monday" events staged at the capitol a dozen weeks in a row by the NAACP.

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Politics
4:41 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Reid Requests Talkative Senators 'Shut Up'

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:08 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Now to a group that was not in a mood to comply.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

You know how school kids can get as summer break is getting closer: a little rowdy.

MONTAGNE: Not how you'd normally describe the U.S. Senate, which is widely considered the more gentile congressional body. But tempers flared yesterday when Senators Patty Murray and Susan Collins had the floor and were trying to talk about transportation spending, but were being not just ignored, but drowned out by talkative colleagues.

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It's All Politics
6:37 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

What Chris Christie And Rand Paul Share, Despite Their Clash

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
Julio Cortez AP

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 6:54 pm

Now that the dust has settled somewhat on the rhetorical skirmish between Rand Paul and Chris Christie over NSA data-gathering, it's easier to see the irony of the confrontation.

We witnessed not just the punching and counterpunching of politicians considered likely contenders for the 2016 GOP nomination. It was also a clash between men who each possess a key to winning the White House.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Six Bills Would Toughen Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Laws

One bill lawmakers are considering would make the third OWI conviction a felony
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Two GOP lawmakers say the state’s OWI statutes are weaker than those in the rest of the nation.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

New ATF Head Is Its First Senate-Confirmed Leader In 7 Years

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

After a long delay, the Senate has finally confirmed B. Todd Jones to be the first permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives. Who is he and what took so long?

Politics
3:54 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Appropriations Bills Continue To Collapse In The House

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

House Republicans' plans to hold the line on federal spending and maintaining the cuts demanded by sequestration were thrown into doubt this week. Leaders abruptly pulled a transportation spending bill off the floor, prompting a rare public statement from the Republican chairman of the appropriations committee to lash out at the decision.

Politics & Government
12:16 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

National Governors Association Meeting Kicks Off in Milwaukee

The National Governors Association’s annual meeting begins Thursday in Milwaukee and will run through the weekend.

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Politics & Government
12:13 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Legislators Take Another Crack at Toughening Penalties for Drunken Driving

Two Republican legislators say Wisconsin's drunken driving laws have been lax, for too long, particularly when it comes to repeat offenders.

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Politics
11:12 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Former Commerce Secretary: Doing Nothing On Immigration Is 'De Facto Amnesty'

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 3:30 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now we turn to immigration and the debate within the Republican Party over the issue. Republican leaders, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, are pressing the party to embrace a comprehensive immigration plan. But many House Republicans want to increase border security first and are wary of any policy that could create a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants who are currently in the country without proper authorization. Now, a new group is hoping to tip the balance. It's called Republicans for Immigration Reform.

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