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House GOP Tensions In Shutdown Drama Boil Over
Tensions in the House GOP over how to avoid — or not avoid — a potential government shutdown are coming to a boil, with frustrations spilling over into public jabs and airing of grievances without a clear path forward to fund the government past Sept. 30.
Republicans are bitterly divided on a short-term stopgap bill that would fund the government through Oct. 31. The measure includes an 8 percent cut to everything but Defense and Veterans Affairs, along with the bulk of the House GOP’s border crackdown bill.Read More
When Is The Second Republican Debate, And Who Has Qualified For It?
The second Republican primary debate will be held Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, California.
Fox Business, along with Univision, will moderate the second debate, and the conservative online video platform Rumble will also stream it.
The threshold for the second debate is higher than it was for the first.Read More
How Did It Take The Pentagon 28 Hours To Find Missing F-35 That Had Crashed In A Field 80 Miles From Base?
The Pentagon is facing urgent questions over how it lost an $80million aircraft that was finally found crashed in a field just 80 miles from its base following a frantic 28-hour search.
The Marine pilot of the F-35B Lightning II took off on Sunday from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina - but an unexplained issue forced him to eject.
The plane was flying in tandem with another jet, which for some reason returned to base after the mishap rather than following the pilot-less aircraft.Read More
‘I Plan To Wear A Bikini’: Senate Republicans Mock Changes To Dress Code
Republicans on Monday ridiculed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's loosening of the upper chamber's dress code that will allow for recreation-like clothing on the Senate floor.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia called the relaxed rules “terrible,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he’s “not a big fan,” and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa simply said, “It stinks.”
The candid reviews of the new rules, which went into effect Monday, even included mockery from Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who joked to reporters that she planned to “wear a bikini” on Tuesday.Read More
You Can Fix The Most Annoying iOS 17 Features On Your iPhone. Here's How
Apple's iOS 17 software update is now out and available to the general public for download. The latest iPhone OS has several new features, including full-screen contact posters during phone calls, an improved and more personalized autocorrect, swipe to reply in text messages, interactive widgets, and so much more.
While most of these features are welcome, if you're like me, you may not LOVE every single new offering from iOS 17. Sometimes I don't want change, especially when it's drastic, because I get used to the way of doing certain things.Read More
What Do The Wisconsin Constitution And State Law Say About How A State Supreme Court Justice Is Removed From Office?
Wisconsin Republican leaders have fueled speculation in recent weeks that they could impeach new liberal Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz over comments she made about Wisconsin’s Republican-gerrymandered legislative maps, which are being challenged in court.
But there’s a problem with the entire debate: Wisconsin’s laws prescribe a specific remedy for Supreme Court justices who fail to recuse from a case in which they are biased — and it’s not impeachment.Read More
Republicans Propose $614M In Public Funds For Brewers' Stadium Upgrades
Republican legislators announced a bill Monday that would devote more than $614 million in public funding to repair and renovate the Milwaukee Brewers' stadium -- far more than taxpayers spent to build it more than two decades ago.
Under the proposal, the state would give the team $60.8 million next fiscal year and up to $20 million each year after that through 2045-46. The city of Milwaukee would contribute a total of $202 million, and Milwaukee County would kick in $135 million by 2050.
The team would contribute about $100 million and extend its lease at American Family Field through 2050, keeping Major League Baseball in its smallest market for another 27 years.Read More
Governor Evers, Attorney General Kaul Join Multistate Coalition In Fight Against Idaho’s Radical Abortion Ban
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general on Friday backing the Biden administration’s challenge to Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion. In an amicus brief filed in United States of America v. Idaho, the multistate coalition supported the U.S. government’s argument that the ban conflicts with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires doctors and hospitals to provide necessary abortion care to pregnant people in case of medical emergencies.
The coalition further argued that Idaho’s ban not only endangers the lives and health of pregnant individuals in the state but would also have serious repercussions on the health systems of other states.Read More
Man Accused Of Staging Woman's Death As Suicide Held On $1M Cash Bond
The Pardeeville man accused of killing his long-time girlfriend and staging her death as a suicide was given a $1 million cash bond. Larry Manthe, 79, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend Alice Langer.
According to the criminal complaint, the sergeant on scene reported finding Langer in the shower of the couple's Pardeeville home with a handgun on her lap and a gunshot wound to the left side of her head.
Court records obtained by 27 News show the shooting was originally thought to be self-inflicted.Read More
Middleton Man Sentenced To 32 Months For Illegal Gun Possesison
Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Johnluke Spears, 32, Middleton, Wisconsin was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 32 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Spears pleaded guilty to this charge on April 12, 2023.
On November 27, 2021, there was a shooting in the parking lot of Monkeyshines Bar in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. One person was shot, and surveillance video showed the injured person and his friend involved in a confrontation with another group. The injured person exchanged gunfire with at least one person in the other group.Read More