Politics

Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events

On July 18, 2014, President Putin's meeting on economic issues began with a moment of silence in honour of victims of plane crash over Ukrainian territory
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Late yesterday afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.  The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week.  

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Politics & Government
2:59 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book

Dr. Julia Azari analyzes the presidential mandate in her new book.
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There’s no doubt we live in a highly politicized, highly polarized time.  As we enter the mid-term elections, there are a number of Republican candidates who are running with the promise of trying to impeach President Obama in the last two years of his term.

A variety of challenges, both foreign and domestic, have President Obama’s popularity at a low point, even among people who have historically supported him.  It’s a far cry from the mandate that the President and his political allies cited after his re-election two years ago.

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Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
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Lake Effect's Judy Steininger says it's something considerably lighter than its military weight that Russia may soon start throwing around.

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Politics & Government
5:05 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Wisconsin Group Advocates for Higher Minimum Wage

Many Wisconsinites agree with raising the minimum wage, but don't want to raise it to $10 an hour.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of the Milwaukee-based organization, Wisconsin Jobs Now.

As was expected, President Obama unveiled his plan to hike the minimum wage for people hired on federal contracts, during the State of the Union address last night. 

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Politics & Government
4:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Blasts Republicans, But Compliments Rep. Paul Ryan

Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., in June 2012
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee.

Though Congress has managed to break Washington gridlock to pass an Omnibus spending bill, Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says most Republicans "would like to carry us back to a point in time when government does practically nothing."

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Politics & Government
5:22 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

ESSAY: Unpacking Sen. Ron Johnson's Comments and Lawsuit over 'Obamacare'

Essayist Avi Lank on health care

When U.S. Senator Ron Johnson announced he was suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, a lot was made over the difference of opinion within Republican circles over the suit. 

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Politics & Government
12:57 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Report: Wisconsin's Judicial Elections Are Among Nation's Nastiest

A new report says outside money and polarizing politics in elections are hurting the reputation of Wisconsin's judicial system.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews former Mississippi Supreme Court justice Oliver Diaz.

A recent report puts Wisconsin in its "Hall of Shame" for the nasty nature of its state judicial campaigns, thanks to outside money and political pressure.

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Politics & Government
2:46 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Former Small Business Owner Rob Zerban Runs for Paul Ryan's Seat

Rob Zerban of Kenosha is running for the First Congressional District, aiming to replace Congressman Paul Ryan.
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First District Congressman Paul Ryan will face one of two Democrats vying for his seat next year as the Republican seeks election to a ninth term in Congress.

Rob Zerban of Kenosha, will square off in the Democratic primary against Amar Kaleka, a Milwaukee native and son of the slain leader of the Oak Creek Sikh temple.

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Politics & Government
3:34 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Son of Slain Sikh Temple Leader to Challenge Paul Ryan in 2014

Amardeep "Amar" Kaleka for Congress 2014.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Amar Kaleka, who has announced he will run for Congress against Paul Ryan in 2014.

It's official: Congressman Paul Ryan will face competition from one of at least two Democrats in the 2014 election.

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Economy & Business
1:32 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Local CEO Blasts Temporary Debt Crisis Fix, Partisan Politics

Gehl Foods CEO Katherine Gehl (right) speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the dairy industry, recall elections and government debt.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Gehl's Foods CEO Katherine Gehl.

For all of the transformation of Wisconsin’s economy in the past thirty years, the state is still known as the epicenter of the dairy industry. 

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