Huckabee blasts Obama’s nomination of out gay man as Army secretary

Written by Louis Weisberg Friday, 25 September 2015 16:09

Eric Fanning

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee went on a rant over President Obama’s nomination of an out gay man to become the next Army secretary, and Huckabee’s Facebook supporters called on Congress to try the president for treason.

Bones of Mona Lisa model in Florence? Experts can't say

Written by The AP Friday, 25 September 2015 07:29

Italian experts say they can't say with certainty whethr bones dug up in a Florence church are those of a Renaissance-era noblewoman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

Researchers told journalists at a news conference in Florence this week that testing found one of three pieces of remains compatible with the period in which Lisa Gherardini died and that historical documents indicate she was buried in a Florence convent in 1542.

GOP candidates scramble for Walker campaign's leftovers

Written by Steve Peoples
and Julie Bykowicz,
AP writers
Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:21

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio is seen as having the most to gain from Scott Walker's failed campaign.

Even before Scott Walker dropped out of the race for president, his Republican rivals for the White House were chasing after the remnants of his once high-flying campaign.

Lawmakers brewing up reform to help craft beer industry

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:13

Raise your mugs, craft beer drinkers and give a hearty “here-here” to the members of the congressional small brewers caucuses, which are not groups of lawmakers who gather for Capitol Hill happy hours.

Cranes' fall migration to begin in Wisconsin
And more news from our commuity

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 25 September 2015 12:32

The whooping crane class of 2015 is ready for its next big adventure. For the first time in their young lives, a new generation of cranes will learn to fly to their wintering grounds in the central and southeastern United States. It’s another crucial step in efforts to re-establish a migratory population in the eastern half of North America.

Walker tells donors he doesn't want cabinet post

Written by SCOTT BAUER,
Associated Press writer
Friday, 25 September 2015 07:14

Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he won’t accept a cabinet position if a Republican is elected president, plans to stay on as Wisconsin’s governor through the end of his term and is undecided about seeking a third term in 2018.

Walker made the comments in a conference call where he thanked donors for their support in his campaign, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which listened in on the call.

Democrats are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to pay the travel costs for his security teams that were incurred while he was running for president.

Two Democratic state lawmakers yesterday called for Walker to repay state taxpayers for travel costs associated with security provided by the State Patrol when he was running for president in South Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire and elsewhere across the country.

Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

Written by lisa neff Thursday, 24 September 2015 08:25

The wallets of America’s middle class and poorest aren’t seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported this month, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.

The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty and income in the United States, said both the country’s median income and poverty rate were statistically unchanged in 2014 from the previous year.

DNR delays decision on sale of lakefront land to Walker donor

Written by The AP Friday, 25 September 2015 07:38

The Department of Natural Resources' board has put off deciding whether to sell a parcel of state-owned lakefront property to one of Gov. Scott Walker's major donors.

Wisconsin Assembly votes to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Friday, 25 September 2015 06:35

Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would no longer be eligible for about $3.5 million a year in federal funding under a bill passed yesterday by the state Assembly.

WiGWag: The one about the bloody Donald and a senior moment

Written by Lisa Neff,
Louis Weisberg
and Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:24

The publisher of two weekly newspapers in New Hampshire targeting people over 50 wanted Scott Walker to advertise to its readers ahead of 2016’s first-in-the-nation primary in that state. The publisher sent out two sample copies of the paper and a solicitation letter addressed to Walker. But the package was sent to Walker at Wisconsin Gazette’s office. For some reason, publisher Bill Balam thinks we’re the governor’s campaign office. Obviously, he’s never read the paper.

Walker’s missteps lead to early implosion of his campaign

Written by Special WiG report Thursday, 24 September 2015 05:54

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ended his campaign this week.

For Scott Walker, it wasn’t one thing that led to the demise of his presidential campaign. It was just about everything.