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Republican lawmaker’s bill mandates NRA gun training for Missouri first graders

A Republican state senator in Missouri has introduced a bill that would require all first grade students to take a gun course provided by the National Rifle Association. State Sen. Dan Brown on Tuesday told the Senate General Laws Committee that his bill bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program…

Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voters facing lawsuit

The law requiring Wisconsin’s citizens to show photo ID in order to vote is facing a possible lawsuit, as opponents of the law say it violates the state’s Constitution. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the League of Women Votes of Wisconsin is preparing the lawsuit that alleges the law violates ‘right…

Democrats hold seats in Wisconsin recall elections

RHINELANDER, Wis (Reuters) – Two Wisconsin Democratic state senators beat back Republican challengers on Tuesday in the last of a series of recall elections triggered by a fight over collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. Both Democrats and Republicans were claiming victory on Tuesday in a series of nine…

Tea party leader: ‘The left’ has ‘killed a billion people’ in last century

At a Wisconsin rally on Saturday, Judson Phillips, CEO of “Tea Party Nation”, one of the many tea party splinter groups, claimed that “the left” has “killed a billion people in the last century”. According to Politico, Phillips and other speakers heated up the rhetoric around Tuesday’s historic recall elections,…

Gun advocate allegedly punches Wisconsin union activist in the face

A daily non-violent singalong at the Wisconsin Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when it was interrupted by a former Republican state senator and two pro-gun advocates. Former state Sen. David Zien yelled “Walker for president” while the two other men attempted to cover some of the union activists with the former…

GOP lawmaker gets drunk, steals truck, wrecks it, then takes nap

A Republican state Senator from Idaho was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and charged with grand theft auto and driving under the influence, according to police reports. State Sen. John McGee, currently the majority caucus chair for the Idaho State Senate, had been drinking on a golf…

Embattled Wisconsin Republicans court Rep. Paul Ryan’s support in recall fight

Wisconsin Republican state senators are seeking Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of the proposed Republican budget plan, to join their fundraising efforts as they face recall elections. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the featured attendees of a fundraiser this Friday for recently recalled Republican state…

Wisconsin lobbyist’s son unexpectedly quits lavish government job

The son of a Wisconsin lobbyist whose firm heavily donated to Gov. Scott Walker (R) has unexpectedly quit his appointed post just days after media reports criticized the governor for picking him over candidates far more qualified for the lavishly paid state job. Brian Deschane, 27, was initially given a…

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