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Scott Walker touts protecting border in ads, but mum on Trump's immigration stances

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker is telling his backers that it is essential to protect the U.S. border with Mexico, but is refusing to say what he thinks of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and proposals. “Sign up if you support the National Guard defending the southern border,” Walker says in Facebook ads that show …

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Milwaukee submits bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — The City of Milwaukee has submitted a bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In the letter for the bid, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city is prepared to provide a “first-class delegate experience and turn the national spotlight on America’s ‘fresh coast.’” “Milwaukee is an affordable and easily accessible …

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Rep. Moore leads in introducing bill to reauthorize support for domestic violence services

U.S. Reps. Gwen S. Moore, D-Wis. co-introduced a bill to reauthorize services and support for victims of domestic violence. Others to introduce the bill include Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. H.R. 6014 — the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act of 2018 — is the primary source of …

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Rep Gwen Moore Talks About the History of the 'Unworthy Poor' Myth

The way America thinks about poor people is no accident, according to Democratic Representative Gwen Moore. “Since the Jim Crow-era, we have seen Black people in particular being described as lazy, ne’er-do-wells, who just wanna game the system,” she explained. “Ronald Reagan really stepped up on that message when he invented a welfare queen and …

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One out of 10 Social Security offices has closed since 2000; seniors and politicians want to know why

A series of shutdowns across the country by the Social Security Administration is causing major difficulties for the elderly, people with disabilities and other beneficiaries, activists and political leaders say. The agency has closed about 125 of its approximately 1,250 offices since 2000 — a 10 percent reduction, part of what officials describe as a …

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59 female lawmakers demand answer on this immigration crisis mystery

Kristen Jordan Shamus  |  Detroit Free Press Updated 10:35 a.m. CDT June 22, 2018 Debbie Dingell isn’t backing down. The Michigan congresswoman, a Dearborn Democrat, has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-New Hampshire, to lead a coalition of more than 50 female lawmakers in demanding an answer to the question that’s been haunting many about the …

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California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin got some more big-league help in her re-election bid. On Saturday, Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Community Center. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here …

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