In the race for Wisconsin attorney general, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, the Democratic candidate, led Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, by 39% to 38%, among registered voters in the Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday. Among likely voters, Schimel led Happ, 42% to 41%.
The country that literally invented the internet is now behind Estonia in terms of download speeds
By John Aziz | March 5, 2014
According to a recent study by Ookla Speedtest, the U.S. ranks a shocking 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds. The leaders in the world are Hong Kong at 72.49 Mbps and Singapore on 58.84 Mbps. And America? Averaging speeds of 20.77 Mbps, it falls behind countries like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uruguay.
Its upload speeds are even worse. Globally, the U.S. ranks 42nd with an average upload speed of 6.31 Mbps, behind Lesotho, Belarus, Slovenia, and other countries you only hear mentioned onJeopardy.
So how did America fall behind? How did the country that literally invented the internet — and the home to world-leading tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, Google, and Cisco — fall behind so many others in download speeds?
Susan Crawford argues that "huge telecommunication companies" such as Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T have "divided up markets and put themselves in a position where they're subject to no competition."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday. ...
While scrutinizing claims in the governor’s race in recent weeks, we were struck by the extraordinary faith the major candidates have shown in the strength of statistics. And we spotted another trend as we evaluated the often-conflicting numbers about the economy, the budget, taxes and more: many Truth-O-Meter ratings tilted toward True. Is the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race reversing the reliance on misleading, broad-brush campaign messages that so frequently drove our meter to False and beyond during the 2012 recall election? Are we witnessing the beginning of new policy-oriented kind of campaigning, the ascendancy of stumping with spreadsheets and simple ...
Following the searing recall elections and years of bare-knuckle brawling in Madison, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone to see Wisconsin’s 2014 campaign season start nasty and get nastier in the closing months. Instead, we have numerical warfare -- an arms race of rankings and comparisons on the economy before and after Scott Walker. Yeah. Here at PolitiFact, that’s just the way we like it. The Republican governor’s new "Wisconsin’s Comeback" plan -- a platform for his 2014 re-election bid -- includes a raft of rankings and statistics in its 62 pages (and 208 footnotes). Many of those rankings compare Walker’s ...
(Photo/Cindy Cornett Seigle via Flickr) The Justice Department’s inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz invoked strong language Wednesday to attack Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on women’s issues, saying the Republican “has given women the back of his hand.” “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is...
House Speaker John Boehner was highly critical President Obama's foreign policy during an interview Tuesday, blaming the White House for sowing the seeds of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Associated Press Get ready for another government shutdown fight. Funding to keep the lights on in Washington expires at the end of September, and Congress, being Congress, plans to wait until the last minute to buy some new lightbulbs.