11 Children Shot Dead in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa’s Lap

Daily Beast Months after a grieving mother had pleaded with violent thugs to stop shooting, 5-year-old Laylah Peterson was killed by a random bullet. How a city’s kids are caught in the crossfire. The smaller the coffin, the more monstrous [than] the murder. And along with the kid-sized casket at the funeral on Wednesday for… More 11 Children Shot Dead in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa’s Lap

WALKER SURVIVES

Apparently 30 million dollars can buy an election. The Huffington Post Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was projected the winner of Tuesday night’s gubernatorial primary by NBC News. The latest polls showed Walker leading Democratic challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett going into the contest. The AP relays background on the race: The first-term Republican was back on… More WALKER SURVIVES

Wisconsin Voters Report Receiving Robocalls Telling Them Not To Vote

Scott Walker’s campaign must be running scared… Think Progress From Eau Claire to Beloit, voters across Wisconsin are relaying stories via Twitter, Facebook and online message boards about anonymous “robocalls” from allies of Scott Walker, telling them–incorrectly–that if they signed petitions to recall Governor Walker, their vote in today’s crucial election has been recorded. An NBC reporter tweeted… More Wisconsin Voters Report Receiving Robocalls Telling Them Not To Vote

Scott Walker Using $100 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Fight Off Recall?

Stating it clearly and concisely, Scott Walker is a crook, period. Forbes As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker heads into the final stretch in his effort to hang onto his job, he is finding it increasingly more difficult to make his case honestly— or without using huge sums of taxpayer money to sway voters. While life… More Scott Walker Using $100 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Fight Off Recall?

Santorum To ThinkProgress: ‘The Only Reason You Don’t Have A Voter ID Is You Want To Continue To Perpetrate Fraud’

Think Progress To Rick Santorum, the more than 23 million  American voters who don’t have a government-issued photo ID aren’t potential victims of disenfranchisement. The presidential hopeful uses a different name: perpetrators of fraud. ThinkProgress spoke with the Republican presidential hopeful about voter ID laws — which require that citizens present a certain form of photo identification… More Santorum To ThinkProgress: ‘The Only Reason You Don’t Have A Voter ID Is You Want To Continue To Perpetrate Fraud’

First lady raises cash, enthusiasm

Politico Michelle Obama’s East Wing staff suggested she would take it slow once she started campaigning, emphasizing her nonpolitical “mom-in-chief” role and her noncontroversial fight against childhood obesity. Instead, the first lady made her political presence felt immediately Wednesday, delivering an impassioned and overtly religious pitch for Democrats to defend her husband’s legacy in the… More First lady raises cash, enthusiasm

Obama: ‘They Talk About Me Like A Dog’

Going off script, the POTUS told his audience what he really thinks… TPM Live Wire The President departed from his prepared remarks in Milwaukee to address how he’s treated by the powerful interests in DC: “They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks … but it’s true.” President Obama spoke today… More Obama: ‘They Talk About Me Like A Dog’