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Biden Calls For Ban On Assault Weapons: 'This Time We Must Actually Do Something'
As mass shootings continue to rock the nation, President Joe Biden delivered prime-time remarks on guns Thursday evening, imploring the nation to "For God's sake, do something."
Rows of illuminated white candles lined the carpet of the White House Cross Hall as Biden called on lawmakers to take action, listing off reforms he'd like to see passed to curb gun violence.Read More
Two States Aim To Arm Teachers Despite Opposition From Educators And Experts
While the idea isn’t new — many Republican-controlled legislatures considered similar legislation after the 2018 Parkland, Florida, shooting — it is a growing talking point as the country has witnessed a number of mass killings in the past few weeks. Two states, Ohio and Louisiana, are now considering either decreasing the requirements to arm school staff or permitting employees to carry a firearm after fulfilling the required training.Read More
Biden Compounds His Baby Formula Problems
The White House has compounded its problems — again — this time in addressing a baby formula shortage that President Biden admitted he was not personally aware of until months after the shutdown of a plant that manufactured a significant chunk of the nation’s products.
Biden’s admission that he wasn’t aware of the gravity of the situation until April, when store shelves were already empty, confounded some observers who saw it as a political mistake that made the optics of the administration’s response worse.Read More
Americans Are Unusually Lukewarm About A Second Biden Term
President Biden says he’ll run for reelection in 2024. But some Americans don’t believe him — and moreover, many don’t want him to throw his hat into the ring for a second term.Read More
The First 100 Days Of War In Ukraine Could Be Just The Beginning
100 days into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, no end to the bloodshed is in sight and neither side seems poised for a decisive victory.
Vladimir Putin failed to take Kyiv, but he's now moving toward his stated goal of "liberating" the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, and experts say Ukraine is unlikely to force Russian forces out of the country entirely.Read More
Wisconsin Hot Air Balloon Crash Leaves 3 Hospitalized
A shocking hot air balloon crash left three of its passengers seriously hurt after it bounced off of a building and crashed into a train.
The City of Burlington Police Department in Wisconsin confirmed to The Sun that “three adult occupants sustained life-threatening injuries” in the shocking crash on Wednesday evening.Read More
Wisconsin Shooting At Cemetery Leaves Multiple Victims, Police Say
A suspect shot and injured two people during a funeral at Graceland Cemetery in Racine Thursday afternoon, according to police.
Racine police described the shooting as a "critical" incident and urged people to stay away. Police said multiple shots were fired in the direction of the funeral service.Read More
Trump Endorses Michels In Race For Governor
The relatively young campaign of Tim Michels got a significant boost Thursday evening when former President Donald Trump endorsed the construction business owner in the race for Wisconsin governor.
Michels, who launched his campaign in April, landed the much sought-after seal of approval from Trump, who still carries significant sway in the Republican Party.Read More
Dane County Judge Rules Zuckerberg Elections Funding Was Not Illegal
A Dane County judge has tossed out a lawsuit which alleged that private grants used to assist with the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin constituted bribery.
Judge Stephen Ehlke said that claims made against the Center for Tech and Civic Life had no basis in state law or federal law.Read More
Gulfstream Announces $55 Million Investment, 200 New Jobs In Appleton
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has announced a $55 million investment and 200 new jobs, adding yet another facility to its campus at Appleton International Airport.
Gulfstream is building a “world-class aircraft paint facility.” The 73,000-square-foot facility is set to start operations in the third quarter of 2023.Read More