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Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime

Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned, according to a Fox News poll released Friday.
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Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds

Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Under the Republican governor’s plan, bonding for transportation would rise by about 30%, but the state’s overall borrowing would drop.
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Budget proposal shifts assessments to county level

Budget proposal shifts assessments to county level | United States Politics | Scoop.it
All municipalities with populations under 39,000 would move to a countywide system, while larger cities — Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and others — would continue managing their own assessments.
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Book explores lasting love among gay couples

Book explores lasting love among gay couples | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Tim Clausen set out to understand a form of human connection that has eluded him for decades — long-term love relationships.
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Alabama gay marriage debate hits old constitutional issues

Alabama gay marriage debate hits old constitutional issues | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The ongoing debate in Alabama over implementing a federal court decision about same-sex marriages is resurfacing some familiar constitutional issues.
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In Defiance on Gay Marriage, Alabama Sets Itself Far Apart

In Defiance on Gay Marriage, Alabama Sets Itself Far Apart | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The state has a long record of taking on the federal government in long-shot battles, and its most recent fight over same-sex marriage sets it apart even from conservative neighbors.
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How did discredited study create US anti-vaccine madness?

How did discredited study create US anti-vaccine madness? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The measles outbreak at Disneyland has reignited the debate about whether parents should be required to vaccinate their kids. Does the government have the right to tell parents they must inject their children with a cocktail of dead or weakened disease germs in order to stave off deadly infectious diseases like the measles, mumps, and rubella?
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The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Here’s something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market.None of them will tell you this: If you,
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Loretta Lynch, in Confirmation Hearing, Defends Legality of Obama Immigration Action

Loretta Lynch, in Confirmation Hearing, Defends Legality of Obama Immigration Action | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Some Republican senators have said Ms. Lynch’s views on the subject will determine how they vote on her nomination.

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Republicans Weigh Expanding ‘Nuclear Option’ for Supreme Court Nominees

Republicans Weigh Expanding ‘Nuclear Option’ for Supreme Court Nominees | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Some Senate Republicans are considering changing the chamber’s rules to be able to confirm Supreme Court nominees with just a simple majority.

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Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues' Marital Infidelities

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues' Marital Infidelities | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Alabama's only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she'll start making their marital infidelities public.

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Walker rejects Kenosha casino

Walker rejects Kenosha casino | United States Politics | Scoop.it
BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Republican Response: Joni Ernst Replies to 2015 State of the Union Speech

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says the new Republican-controlled Congress is working hard to make it function again, in reply to President Obama's SOTU.
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Aldermen approve streetcar but final vote delayed

BizTimes, 126 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 403, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.336.7114, editorial@biztimes.com
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Ted Cruz: Obama 'an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists'

Ted Cruz: Obama 'an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Sen. Ted Cruz says President Barack Obama is “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists,” blasting the administration’s rhetoric and approach to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In particular, the Texas Republican criticized what he calls Obama’s refusal to label the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt and...
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State rejects Hard Rock’s arena offer tied to casino OK

State rejects Hard Rock’s arena offer tied to casino OK | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The 11th-hour offer would provide at least $220 million toward the construction of a new downtown Milwaukee arena if Gov. Scott Walker reversed course on his rejection of the Kenosha gaming hall.
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For 2nd day, Walker refuses to state stance on evolution

For 2nd day, Walker refuses to state stance on evolution | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a conference call from England with Wisconsin reporters, the Republican governor also would not say whether he thought schools should teach evolution, creationism or both.
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Kansas Governor Takes Mean-Spirited Swipe At Gay Rights, Forgets To Read The Constitution

Kansas Governor Takes Mean-Spirited Swipe At Gay Rights, Forgets To Read The Constitution | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) thinks its just fine to fire state employees for being gay or trans. The Constitution disagrees.
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A Defiant Roy Moore Says U.S. Supreme Court Should Respect Alabama Voters on Gay Marriage

A Defiant Roy Moore Says U.S. Supreme Court Should Respect Alabama Voters on Gay Marriage | United States Politics | Scoop.it
While Moore said he has gay friends, he also said he would not attend their weddings if invited.
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Budget: Walker open to changes but not to a tax increase

Budget: Walker open to changes but not to a tax increase | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WATERTOWN — In the face of opposition from fellow Republicans, Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that he’s open to adding more money for public schools, the UW System and roads as long as property taxes are still cut as he originally proposed.
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Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds

Walker bypasses gas tax hike, wants $1.3 billion in transportation bonds | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Under the Republican governor’s plan, bonding for transportation would rise by about 30%, but the state’s overall borrowing would drop.
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Can Alabama Judges Defy Federal Court on Gay Marriage?

Can Alabama Judges Defy Federal Court on Gay Marriage? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says Alabama judges are free to defy a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Is he right on the law? Legal scholars disagree on the answer.

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Gov. Scott Walker to propose 13 percent cut, more freedom for UW System

Gov. Scott Walker to propose 13 percent cut, more freedom for UW System | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The System will be given more autonomy while having its state funding slashed over the next two years under the budget Walker will submit to the Legislature next week.
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U.S. court hears states' suit against Obama immigration plan

U.S. court hears states' suit against Obama immigration plan | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Texas heard arguments on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by two dozen states that seeks to block Obama administration efforts to reduce the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants.

The case led by Texas and supported by several other Republican-controlled states said President Barack Obama's executive order in November violated U.S. constitutional limits on presidential powers.

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December unemployment rate holds steady

December unemployment rate holds steady | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent in December, according to preliminary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
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2015 State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress to deliver his State of the Union address, outlining major themes for policies he intends to adv...
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