‘Retaliation’: Unsealed docs show John Doe prosecutors’ broad search tactics

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 109 of 109 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Conservative targets of a Democrat-launched John Doe investigation have described the secret probe as a witch hunt.
That might not be a big enough descriptor, based on records released Friday by a federal appeals court as part of a [...]

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Overheated media erroneously bring back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ theme

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In one fell swoop, a federal appeals court allegedly did to conservatives what they assert prosecutors in a politically charged investigation have done: Damaged their constitutional rights.

Sources tell Wisconsin Reporter that the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon erroneously released what was supposed to be a sealed document in the federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County prosecutors.

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ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of potentially thousands of Hawaii Island residents asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow them to participate in the election after the fact.

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Democratic Senate candidate got rich — very rich — while looking out for the little guy

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Democratic Senate nominee Dave Domina bills himself as a champion of the little guy, but his financial disclosure shows he’s gotten fabulously wealthy in the process.

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Nanny of the Week: Vermont city could ban ‘human activity’

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, National, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

I CANOE, CAN YOU? You can, at least in Montpeiler's Berlin Lake, despite the concerns of some environmental activists.

Maybe they should just clear all the people out and turn Vermont over to the moose and the bears.

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Hertz: Crown jewel in Florida’s tax-incentives-for-jobs program under fire, again

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Hertz CEO Mark Frissora was instrumental in securing an $85 million tax incentive package last year — courtesy of state and Lee County taxpayers. Now, thanks to three years of unreliable financial statements, investors are calling for his head.

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