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Impeachment Inquiry, Funding Could Spell Trouble For House GOP Moderates
Republicans in competitive districts are poised to come face-to-face with two politically perilous matters this month: whether to open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden and the possibility of a government shutdown.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has suggested that the House could hold a vote to launch an impeachment inquiry as soon as this month, despite hesitation from some moderates. At the same time, conservatives are continuing their push for steeper spending cuts and policy provisions attached to government funding, with some going as far as to embrace the possibility of a shutdown.Read More
CNN Poll: Biden Faces Negative Job Ratings And Concerns About His Age As He Gears Up For 2024President Joe Biden faces continued headwinds from broadly negative job ratings overall, widespread concerns about his age and decreased confidence among Democratic-aligned voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. There is no clear leader in a potential rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump, who is widely ahead in the GOP primary. And nearly half of registered voters (46%) say that any Republican presidential nominee would be a better choice than Biden in 2024.Read More
CNN Poll: Biden Faces Negative Job Ratings And Concerns About His Age As He Gears Up For 2024
President Joe Biden faces continued headwinds from broadly negative job ratings overall, widespread concerns about his age and decreased confidence among Democratic-aligned voters, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.
There is no clear leader in a potential rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump, who is widely ahead in the GOP primary. And nearly half of registered voters (46%) say that any Republican presidential nominee would be a better choice than Biden in 2024.Read More
New Study Finds Alarming Rise In Cancer Rates Among People Under 50
Queen Stewart, a lawyer and mother of two, learned she had breast cancer at age 35. She found the lump herself because she was too young for insurance-paid screenings.
"I just cried, and I just worried so much about whether I would be here for my girls," Stewart told CBS News.
According to a new study published this week in BMJ Oncology, cancer rates worldwide have risen dramatically in people under the age of 50.Read More
US To Arm Ukraine With Controversial Tank Shells
The US has announced it will send controversial weapons to Ukraine as part of more than $1bn (£800m) in military and humanitarian aid. Russia condemned the move to equip US Abrams tanks with shells strong enough to pierce conventional tank armour.
They are made of depleted uranium - a by-product of uranium enrichment stripped of most radioactive material. Overnight, suspected Ukrainian drone attacks were reported on the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and near Moscow.Read More
Lawmakers Propose Bill To Criminalize Possession Of Child Sex Dolls
At the Capitol, lawmakers are proposing a bill to criminalize possession of child sex dolls in Wisconsin.
Senator Jesse James (R-Altoona) is the bill‘s author in the Senate. “I have a hard time believing that someone who possesses this kind of doll would not also be acting out their desire in a way that involved a real child,” the former police chief testified in a Senate committee on Tuesday. “In my conversations with child crimes investigators regarding this legislation, they confirm that these dolls have always been confiscated alongside child pornography, or in conjunction with a crime against a real child.”Read More
'Marsy's Law' And The Names Of Police Officers In Wisconsin Involved In Shootings
An Oshkosh police officer shot and wounded a suicidal 34-year-old man two blocks from the man’s house in June after authorities say he pointed a hunting rifle at them.
Benson Thao’s identity was splashed in news stories across the region in the weeks after the June 29 shooting, in which the Winnebago County district attorney announced the police officer was legally justified in firing his service rifle.Read More
Beloit Woman Sentenced To 30 Months For Sale Of Cocaine
Dominique Holsten, 35, Beloit, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine. This prison term will be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Holsten pleaded guilty to this charge on May 15, 2023.
In the fall of 2021, Holsten’s husband, Depronce Burnett, distributed cocaine and methamphetamine, primarily out of the couple’s home in Beloit. Even after his arrest by Beloit Police on September 30, 2021, Burnett directed the further sale of cocaine and methamphetamine by calls from the jail to his wife, Dominique Holsten, with sales continuing until police executed search warrants at their Beloit home on October 27, 2021. There, officers found hidden stashes of illegal narcotics including more than 900 grams of cocaine, over 500 grams of methamphetamine, and $87,000 in U.S. currency.Read More
Black River Falls Man Sentenced To 15 Months For Failing To Register As Sex Offender
Jonathan Julian, 37, Black River Falls, Wisconsin was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 15 month in prison, followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender. Julian pleaded guilty to this charge on June 2, 2023.
Julian was originally convicted in 2008 in the Western District of New York for possession of child pornography. As a result of this federal conviction, Julian was required to register as a sex offender. Julian completed sex offender registration forms in New York in 2015 and 2016. Julian then changed his address from Seneca, New York to Buffalo, New York. After that, Julian stopped registering as a sex offender.Read More
Hunters: Check Out The DNR's Online Hunting Resources Before Hunting This Fall
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the DNR's hunting webpages have been revamped to help new and experienced hunters find the hunting resources they need as they prepare to hunt this fall.
Hunters can find relevant information on hunting regulations, hours, public lands and more on the mobile-friendly website.
Here’s what hunters can find on the revamped hunting webpages:Read More