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Rand Paul: “Nobody in Washington Knows a Damn Thing about Education”

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed central planners in the nation’ capitol Wednesday morning at a roundtable discussion on school choice in Milwaukee, hosted by Hispanics for School Choice and the LIBRE Initiative. Speaking to a crowd of Milwaukee parents and students who had gathered to discuss their experiences with school choice, Paul said, “Nobody in…

Milwaukee DA Chisholm Fails to File Charges in Any Officer-Involved Homicides During Tenure

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During his seven-year tenure, Democrat Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm has failed to file charges in any of the deaths involving his county’s police officers. This revelation comes as Governor Walker signed into law Wednesday morning a bipartisan bill, passed earlier this year in the Wisconsin state legislature, which responds to public pressure for greater…

Rep. Gutiérrez Preparing for House Ethics Investigation?

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez appears to be ramping up for a house ethics investigation after spending a whopping $30,000 toward legal defense since last summer, according to a report from USA Today. But, thanks to a convenient little rule prohibiting ethics reports from being released before an election, neither the House Ethics Committee nor Office of…

Head of Cook County, IL Probation Demoted after Losing Track of Hundreds of Convicts

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has removed the head of the county’s adult probation department, Jesus Reyes, after years of losing track of hundreds of convicts and repeat offenders. A Chicago Tribune investigation in December found some of those offenders “went on to rape or kill under the courts watch.” Reyes has been the…

WI DNR Disciplines 26 for Workplace Violence to Workplace Porn: Names Redacted From FOI Response

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has disciplined 26 employees for multiple issues ranging from workplace violence to online pornography. Wisconsin taxpayers however, will apparently not learn who those disciplined were. In response to a Freedom for Information request by the AP for information regarding the disciplinary action, The Journal Sentinel reports, DNR Employment Relations…

Chicago Grassroots Response Passes Official Whitehouse SOTU Video in YouTube Views

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A video response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, produced and released by RebelPundit.com now has more views on the video sharing website YouTube, than the Whitehouse’s official video of the address. The video response was issued by black grassroots activists from President Obama’s “hometown” Chicago. The response was filmed at Wallace’s Catfish…

Chicago Alderman Grills Planning Commish on CHA Oversight Ahead of $1.3 Bil Vote

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At a recent hearing at the Chicago City Council, the Committee on Housing and Real Estate was pressed by Alderman Scott Waguespack about oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority and its funding. Waguespack asked Andy Mooney, Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development how much money the CHA had in its reserves, before the…