Wisconsin prosecutors aim to shut down conservatives

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Commentary, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 112 of 112 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War

By Jon Cassidy | From The American Spectator
Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon.
Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random [...]

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Walker ‘smoking gun’ story has tiny glaring flaw

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It’s sometimes said journalism is the business of making mistakes in public. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel knows what that’s like, as it made a whopper of a mistake on its front page Tuesday

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John Doe prosecutors take desperate, unethical slap

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Commentary, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 110 of 112 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
Everybody in the media knows that if you want a story to die, you put it out late on a Friday afternoon.
The top editors already are gone for the weekend, and the reporters are all finishing something up and trying to get out [...]

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‘Retaliation’: Docs show state prosecutors launched mini-NSA probe of WI conservatives

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

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Part 109 of 112 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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Taxpayers on the hook up to $25,000 for GAB’s legal maneuvers

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

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Wisconsin taxpayers will pay for the Government Accountability Board’s failed attempt to intervene in a civil rights lawsuit that directly involves two of the agency’s actors – a lawsuit in which GAB could find itself a defendant.

The bill could max out at $25,000 to defend an agency that critics claim was intricately involved in an illegal investigation into conservative organizations, but the price tag could be more.

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