More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission

Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state’s bipartisan election commission — in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has publicly urged fellow Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature to take over the running of federal electionsContinue reading “More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission”

Sen. Ron Johnson, worth millions, paid almost nothing in 2017 state income tax–and won’t explain why

The Wisconsin multimillionaire paid $2,105 in 2017. In previous years, the bill was 30 times that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., paid next to nothing in 2017 state income taxes compared to previous years, despite reporting an individual income of at least $450,000.  According a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report released Thursday, the Republican lawmaker paid exactly $2,105 inContinue reading “Sen. Ron Johnson, worth millions, paid almost nothing in 2017 state income tax–and won’t explain why”

GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’

Johnson refers to conservative British climate crisis denier Lord Christopher Monckton before mouthing the expletive A US senator has denied being a “climate change denier” after he was caught on camera telling a private gathering of Republicans that the climate crisis was “bulls***”. In the video, first reported by CNN, GOP senator Ron Johnson refersContinue reading “GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’”

How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign

The US’s partisan divides have left much of the country vulnerable to Covid-19 — leading to unnecessary deaths. The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus, while those with lowerContinue reading “How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign”

‘It’s the Filibuster or Democracy,’ Say Progressives After GOP Tanks January 6 Commission

“Unless we abolish the filibuster, there will be no progress on any agenda focused on justice, fairness, or basic survival,” said Sen. Ed Markey. Intensifying progressive calls to eliminate the legislative filibuster, Senate Republicans wielded the archaic procedural tool on Friday to torpedo a bill that sought to establish an independent commission to probe theContinue reading “‘It’s the Filibuster or Democracy,’ Say Progressives After GOP Tanks January 6 Commission”

Republican senator claims there’s ‘no reason to be pushing’ Covid vaccines

Ron Johnson, who has no medical expertise or background, made comments during interview with conservative talk radio host The Republican senator Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread Covid-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?” Johnson, who has no medical expertise or background,Continue reading “Republican senator claims there’s ‘no reason to be pushing’ Covid vaccines”

Senator Ron Johnson insists he’s not racist after saying MAGA Capitol rioters love their country more than BLM

Johnson says he won’t be silenced by Left supporters Senator Ron Johnson on Monday defended allegations that he was racist after he told a radio host that he would have been concerned had it been Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters at the Capitol instead of Donald Trump supporters, who he said loved the country and wouldn’t think of rioting.Continue reading “Senator Ron Johnson insists he’s not racist after saying MAGA Capitol rioters love their country more than BLM”

Ron Johnson says Capitol attackers ‘love this country’ but he would have felt unsafe if Black Lives Matter stormed building instead

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is facing accusations of racism after saying the supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January didn’t worry him but that he might have been concerned if they had been supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.    “I knew those were people who love this country,Continue reading “Ron Johnson says Capitol attackers ‘love this country’ but he would have felt unsafe if Black Lives Matter stormed building instead”

Senate Republicans are trying to drag out the stimulus process in the middle of a national emergency

Republicans are doing what they can to delay passage of the Covid-19 relief bill. Senate Republicans — beginning with a reading of the entirety of the stimulus package on Thursday — have been trying to drag out the legislative process on the bill as much as possible in an effort to make things uncomfortable forContinue reading “Senate Republicans are trying to drag out the stimulus process in the middle of a national emergency”

Senate GOP will force clerks to read bill to delay COVID-19 relief vote

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a staunch Trump ally and fiscal conservative, has told colleagues that he plans to force the Senate clerks to read aloud the entire $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on the Senate floor, which could slow it down by as much as 10 hours. Democrats on Wednesday were grumbling over the prospect of havingContinue reading “Senate GOP will force clerks to read bill to delay COVID-19 relief vote”

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