Posts Tagged ‘other news’

Report: Michael Brown ‘star witness’ lands St. Louis government job

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ST. LOUIS – His credentials make him a perfect candidate for a gumbint job. He initially lied to authorities in his account of events that proceeded the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, then reportedly recanted his claims. Later it was revealed that he had lied to police before in 2011 and had an outstanding warrant for a theft.
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Did the post office throw out Republican mailers in Wisconsin?

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NEENAH, Wis. – Hundreds of mail pieces from Republican candidates for Tuesday’s election were found in a recycling bin in a Neenah neighborhood Thursday, according to Republican State Assembly candidate in the 55th District, Mike Rohrkaste. Rohrkaste told me in a phone interview Sunday that he received an email from a resident in the neighborhood who discovered the mailers.
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Dem candidate compares Peace Corps service to being combat vet

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MADISON, Wis. – Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate and current Wisconsin State Representative Penny Bernard Schaber believes volunteering for the Peace Corps is the same as being a U.S. military combat veteran according to statements made by Bernard Schaber in an October 23rd debate.
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ANOTHER Cook County Republican candidate encounters voting problems

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Monday, when GOP 12th sub-circuit judicial candidate James Paul Pieczonka went to the Arlington Heights Village Hall to vote, he was surprised to find the signature on Cook County Board of Elections’ files didn’t look at all like his.
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Judge uses error-filled left-wing conspiracy website in voter ID opinion

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CHICAGO – Federal Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago strongly disagrees with Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Posner blasted the law in a dissenting opinion to the court’s decision to not rehear arguments in a voter ID lawsuit before a judicial panel made up of the entire court. In writing his decision, Posner turned to an obscure website and a collection of misconceptions to prove his point.
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Environmentalist report compares Montana to Mongolia

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MISSOULA, Mont. – A recent report on Montana carbon emissions from an environmentalist group laments the fact that Montana emits as much carbon dioxide as the country of Mongolia, a country where one-third of its residents did not have access to electricity as of 2009.
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