Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024

U.S. & World and Wisconsin headlines, and today's meme.

Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Trump Could Clinch 2024 Nomination After Today's Republican Primaries

Former President Donald Trump may be able to clinch the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, after results are in from the four GOP voting contests taking place in Georgia, Washington, Mississippi and Hawaii.

Georgia, Mississippi and Washington are all holding primaries, while Hawaii is holding caucuses.

Trump's remaining major rival, former United Nations Ambassador Gov. Nikki Haley, dropped her White House bid after the Super Tuesday primaries. 

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Haiti’s Leader Resigns As Gangs Run Rampant Through Country Engulfed In Crisis

The embattled prime minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, has resigned after weeks of mounting chaos in the Caribbean nation, where gangs have been attacking government structures and social order is on the brink of collapse.

Henry said in a video address late Monday that his government would leave power after the establishment of a transitional council, adding, “Haiti needs peace. Haiti needs stability.”

“My government will leave immediately after the inauguration of the council. We will be a caretaker government until they name a prime minister and a new cabinet,” Henry said.

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Blue Cities Go Red With Conservative Policies On Crime

From coast to coast, American cities known for their liberal policies are taking more aggressive, conservative approaches to fighting crime.

It's a surprising and stark reversal for Democrats who pushed for significant criminal justice reforms four years ago.

The changes expose intense pressure on Democrats to adopt tougher anti-crime laws and policies they once ridiculed — and reflect rising fears about violent crime among voters on both ends of the political spectrum.

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Republicans Say Britt Being Treated Like Sarah Palin 2.0

Alabama Sen. Katie Britt’s (R) debut on the national political stage is prompting comparisons to another fiery conservative mom: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

The comparisons took a new life late Saturday, when Britt’s theatrical appearance was parodied by Scarlett Johansson on “Saturday Night Live” — much as Palin was parodied by Tina Fey in 2008.

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QB Kirk Cousins Leaving Vikings For 4-Year Deal With Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have finally solved their franchise quarterback issues.

The club agreed to terms on a four-year deal with former Minnesota Vikings free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins on Monday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Cousins' deal is worth $180 million ($45 million per season), including $100 million guaranteed.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin Supreme Court Changes Procedures Again To Speed Up Cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s liberal majority in February 2024 quietly amended the high court’s internal operating procedures, according to documents obtained by Wisconsin Watch — changes that could speed up the disposition of several upcoming high-stakes political cases.

The changes limit the time dissenting justices have to respond to certain orders to two days; allow the court to shorten the window for parties to respond to certain petitions to less than the 14 days allowed in state law; and allow the court to agree to hear cases by a majority vote of members present at a meeting, rather than a majority of the entire court.

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Drug Distribution And Child Neglect On Menominee Indian Reservation Lead To Prison Sentence For Wisconsin Man

Louis J. Chevalier (age: 32), a former resident of Keshena and enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, received a total sentence of 36 months following convictions for maintaining a drug-involved residence and felony child neglect.

The sentence, imposed on March 8, 2024, by Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach, was the result of guilty pleas entered by the defendant on December 7, 2023. Judge Griesbach sentenced Chevalier to concurrent 36-month sentences on each count. Chevalier will also face three years of supervised release once he completes his sentence.

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Robin Vos Recall Organizers Submit Signatures In An Effort To Remove Top-Ranking Wi Republican From Office

After nearly two months of canvassing, a group working to recall Assembly Speaker Robin Vos claims organizers have secured more than 10,000 signatures for their petition. The group submitted the signatures to the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) early Monday morning, but a question that now falls on the WEC is whether those signatures can be verified and what will happen next.

Far-right conservatives called out the top-ranking Republican for his refusal to impeach WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe. The group is also criticizing Vos for prompting an investigation of former President Donald Trump following his loss in the 2020 presidential election amid allegations Trump committed voter fraud.

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This Wisconsinite Is A Finalist For The Jeopardy! 2024 Tournament Of Champions

Green Bay’s “King of the North,” assistant professor of philosophy Ben Chan won his round in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions quarterfinals and semifinals.

Marking his 10th and 11th Jeopardy! wins, Chan is a finalist in this year’s Tournament of Champions. The entire 2024 Tournament of Champions was filmed over four days in February.

Chan joined WPR’s “The Morning Show” the day his quarterfinal game aired. He shared wisdom gained during his Jeopardy! career and provided a look behind the scenes of a Jeopardy! taping.

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Packers Release Aaron Jones After Adding Josh Jacobs In 2024 NFL Free Agency: One Of Our 'Hardest Decisions'

The Green Bay Packers have turned their backfield on its head. Off the heels of agreeing to terms with former Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, the team released veteran running back Aaron Jones.

On top of Jacobs' arrival, this severing of ties with Jones comes after contract talks between him and the Packers broke down. Jones was entering the final year of his contract in 2024 and was due $12 million for this season.

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Last Update: Mar 12, 2024 6:47 am CDT

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