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San Francisco Voters Oust DA Chesa Boudin Over Soft-on-crime Policies
Fed-up San Francisco voters ousted their progressive district attorney on Tuesday in a recall election that rejected his soft-on-crime policies following surges in shameless shoplifting, car break-ins and rampant, open-air drug dealing.
The recall effort against Chesa Boudin, a former public defender and the son of convicted Weather Underground terrorists, was supported by 61% of voters in early returns, according to NBC.Read More
Primary Results 2022: California, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota And More
Voting has finished in all seven states that held primaries on Tuesday, as California polls closed at 11 p.m. ET. Some high-profile incumbents – including South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Republican Sens. John Thune and Chuck Grassley – have beaten back their primary challengers, and their general election competitors have been determined for November.Read More
Five Questions That Hang Over The Jan. 6 Committee’s Public Hearings
The biggest moment of the Jan. 6 House Select Committee’s existence is about to arrive.
On Thursday evening, the panel will hold the first of its televised hearings. The event will take place in prime time and be broadcast by almost every major network and news channel.
For some, it will be the most dramatic congressional investigation since the Watergate hearings a half-century ago.Read More
America Is Staring Down A Summer Of Disasters
The U.S. is in store for another summer of extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts and wildfires — threats that are all escalating because of climate change.
Parts of the Arctic are already burning. So are parts of New Mexico. After two years of especially devastating summer disasters, experts say the potential for catastrophe is only growing.Read More
Elon Musk Twitter Deal Financing Put On Hold Over Threats
Elon Musk's bid to purchase Twitter has been put on hold over concerns about his ability to arrange new financing that would limit his cash contribution to the $44 billion acquisition amid his threats to walk away from the deal, according to media reports.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has threatened to walk away from the deal over Twitter's alleged refusal to provide him information about spam bots and fake accounts on the social media platform.Read More
Gunman Dies After Fatally Shooting Retired Wisconsin Judge, DOJ Says
The gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired judge at a Juneau County home last Friday has died, state officials announced Tuesday.
Douglas K. Uhde, 56, who was never charged, is suspected of killing retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer at Roemer's house in New Lisbon, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a news release.Read More
Wisconsin DOJ Ranks Number One During Spring Drug Take Back Day
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that Wisconsin ranked number one throughout the country for the most prescription medications collected during the spring 2022 Drug Take Back. Wisconsin collected 59,840 lbs. of unwanted medications this spring.
Wisconsin has collected a total of 1,039,405 lbs. of unwanted medications since Drug Take Back began in 2010 under the leadership of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Wisconsin ranked third in the nation for the most medications collected since inception, falling only behind California with 1,266,125 lbs. and Texas with 1,243,752 lbs. collected.Read More
Waukesha County Judge Stays Order That Would Prevent Dnr From Regulating Pollution Cleanups
A Waukesha County Judge has issued a stay on a ruling that could prevent the D N R from regulating PFAS contamination. Judge Michael Bohren says the state and business groups need to come to a solution pending appeal.
“It puts the plaintiffs and the business people and the people who supported the plaintiffs somewhat at risk for a period of time. But the stay also protects the overall state policy that the DNR is working on in the event this court is incorrect.”Read More
Wisconsin Supreme Court Issuing Record Number Of 4-3 Rulings
Wisconsin's Supreme Court has issued more 4-3 decisions this term than at any time in the last 70 years. And so far, the court's three liberals are coming out on the winning end of those cases more often than not.
Marquette University history professor Alan Ball tracks the data for his website "SCOWstats," which analyzes Wisconsin Supreme Court rulings by the numbers going back 73 years.
Ball said the 2021-22 term of the court is continuing a trend that began after liberal Justice Jill Karofsky defeated conservative Justice Daniel Kelly in 2020, shifting the court from a 5-2 conservative majority to a 4-3 edge.Read More
At Least 11 Candidates Facing Challenges To Nomination Papers
At least 11 candidates are facing challenges to their nomination papers, including the one Dems filed seeking to boot Republican Tim Michels off the ballot for guv.
The full complaints weren’t available as of yesterday afternoon. But the Elections Commission provided WisPolitics.com a list of challenges that had been filed as of shortly before the deadline.Read More