Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023

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

Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023

U.S. and World Headlines

Israeli PM Netanyahu Warns America: 'If We Don't Win Now, Then Europe Is Next And You're Next'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a dire warning to America that it may be "next" if the IDF doesn't decimate Hamas during an interview with FOX News' Sean Hannity.

"We have to win not only for our sake, but for the sake of the Middle East, for the sake of our Arab neighbors. You know what, for the sake of Gazans who've been held by this dark tyranny that has brutalized and brought them nothing but bloodshed and poverty and misery," Netanyahu said Monday. "We have to win to protect Israel. We have to win to safeguard the Middle East. We have to win for the sake of the civilized world. That's the battle we're fighting, and it's being waged right now. There is no substitute for that victory."

"If we don't win now, then Europe is next and you're next. And we have to win," he later added.

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Trump's Truth Social Records $73M Net Loss Since Launch, Filing Shows

Former President Trump's social media platform Truth Social has lost $73 million in less than two years, according to an SEC filing on Monday.

The filing from Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, indicates more trouble with its planned merger with Truth Social owner Trump Media & Technology Group — including a "request and subpoena" from the SEC for documents related to its investigation into the proposed SPAC deal.

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Under Ethics Pressure, Supreme Court Announces It's Adopting Code Of Conduct

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday released a formal "Code of Conduct" for the justices, responding to years of criticism that the nation's highest court does not have transparent or enforceable ethics guidelines.

The 8-page code, which significantly mirrors a code of conduct for lower federal court judges, details the expectations that justices should "avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety" in their actions on and off the bench.

All nine current justices signed the code.

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How Much Would A Government Shutdown Cost?

Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown deadline this Friday and lawmakers have yet to strike an agreement to avert a lapse in funding.

Lawmakers are optimistic that Congress will be able to push the deadline once more — just as they did in September — to buy time for a bipartisan deal on overall government funding for most of next year.

But both chambers are still a ways from reaching a compromise, with little time left to prevent what could be the government’s first shutdown in years.

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Google Paid Samsung $8 Billion To Make Its Apps Default On Galaxy Devices

According to a report from Bloomberg, Google paid Samsung $8 billion over four years to make some of its apps default on Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

Apparently, the internet search giant paid Samsung so that Google Assistant, Google Play Store, and Google Search were the default voice assistant, app store, and internet search engine apps, respectively.

James Kolotouros, Vice President for Partnerships at Google, testified during the ongoing antitrust trial against Google that the company pays Android device makers to keep its apps on the home screen.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Negotiations Continue On Brewers Stadium Maintenance Deal As Senate Prepares For Tuesday Vote

Senate Minority Leader Melissa Agard, D-Madison, said there weren’t enough votes yet to pass the Brewers funding bill as negotiations intensified this weekend ahead of a vote Tuesday in the state Senate.

“There are not the votes right this moment to pass the bill,” Agard said Friday in a taping for WISN’s “UpFront,” which is produced in partnership with WisPolitics. “Certainly there was heavy lifting in the Assembly, great bipartisan support. Clearly, Gov. Evers is working really hard to get this done, and myself and many of my colleagues are on the record as wanting to get to yes, but we believe we can improve upon the bill.”

The amended bill in the Senate reduces the state’s contribution and increases the team’s payment compared to the Assembly version, and will need a bipartisan vote to pass.

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Attorney General Kaul Announces Legislation To Keep Guns Out Of The Hands Of Domestic Abusers

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, joined by state Senator Kelda Roys and state Representative Lisa Subeck, announced new legislation to ensure those convicted of violent offenses related to domestic violence are unable to legally purchase or possess firearms in Wisconsin. The bill reorganizes two statutes—the crime of disorderly conduct and the definition of domestic abuse—so that individuals convicted of disorderly conduct as a result of domestic violence are prohibited from possessing a firearm.

“One simple, common-sense way to prevent crime and keep Wisconsinites safe is to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who have committed a violent crime,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Wisconsin law needs to be updated so that when individuals are convicted of disorderly conduct involving domestic violence, they will be prohibited from possessing firearms.”

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Wisconsin’s Goals For Managing Wolves? DNR Wolf Specialist Breaks Down New Plan

With hundreds of wolves now in Wisconsin, a state board recently approved a new plan for managing the controversial carnivores.

The Natural Resources Board sets policies for the state Department of Natural Resources and approved a new wolf management plan Oct. 25.

The final version of the plan is expected to be published in the coming weeks, said Randy Johnson, a DNR large carnivore specialist. In the meantime, a draft version is available on the DNR’s website.

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What Wisconsin Election Administration Changes Are Being Considered Before 2024?

With less than a year to go until the 2024 presidential election, the Assembly on Nov. 9 approved several bills that would change election administration in Wisconsin.

Though the proposals come after years of conspiracy-fueled misinformation about the state’s 2020 presidential vote, they mainly address legitimate issues that election clerks say need to be fixed before the next election.

For example, one bill would allow clerks to start processing absentee ballots on the Monday before Election Day, which could prevent Milwaukee’s late-night election result reporting that has fueled unsubstantiated suspicion about election integrity.

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Brewers Expected To Promote Bench Coach Pat Murphy To Manager

The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t even have to look beyond their own dugout for their next manager. The team is set to promote bench coach Pat Murphy to the managerial role, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Murphy was hired by former manager Craig Counsell as Milwaukee’s bench coach in 2016. Prior to that, Murphy worked in San Diego, and was the Padres interim manager after the team fired Bud Black in 2015. Murphy went 42-54 in his 96 games as the interim skipper.

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Last Update: Nov 14, 2023 6:09 am CST

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