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Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

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Wisconsin GOP State Senator Lambastes His Republican Party

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:58 PM March 20, 2014
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“I am not willing to defend them anymore. I’m just not and I’m embarrassed by this.” – Wisconsin GOP State Senator Dale Schultz

ENDA

Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner ENDA Will Pass: ‘Just Bring It Up For A Vote’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:07 PM November 11, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin last week told John Boenher that he he would let ENDA come to the floor for a vow it would pass. “Just bring it up for a vote,” the Democrat from Wisconsin urged.

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Thank You, Congressman Ribble, From Nine Million Women And Their Babies

by Guest Author ● 2:14 PM October 23, 2013
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Guest author Lon Newman, president of Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services, asked two GOP congressman for help when the shutdown threatened the WIC program that supplies milk and fresh produce to children and pregnant women. He got two very different reactions.

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Cross-Country Abortion Rights ‘Freedom Ride’ Launches From Both Coasts

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:35 PM July 23, 2013
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Caravans of abortion rights activists leave today on a month long trip to rally women to action in states where a woman’s right to choose is under attack.

Environment

On Our Radar – State Senator Bob Jauch Chases AK-47 Carrying ‘Guards’ Out Of A Northern Wisconsin Forest

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:46 PM July 14, 2013
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“If you go down in the woods today, You better not go alone. It’s lovely down in the woods today, But safer to stay at home.” Today the strange creatures in the Wisconsin forest are On Our Radar.

Health

Federal Judge Blocks Governor Scott Walker’s Latest Power Grab – This Time It’s Women’s Bodies He’s After

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:04 AM July 9, 2013
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Wisconsin Judge William Conley has become the latest federal jurist to throw a roadblock in front of the rampaging steamroller of anti-choice Republicans.

Healthcare

On Our Radar – Tiffany Bredeck – The Stork Who Delivered

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 24, 2013
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She stood alone amid men with swords, like a feathery Joan of Arc, but when the incense smoke cleared, it was the friendly stork who had scored a solid victory in the War On Women. Today, Tiffany Bredeck and the contraception messaging wars are On Our Radar.

Farce

On Our Radar – Family Planning Greets Catholic Abortion Protesters With Frisky Gay Balloons

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM November 11, 2012

They gathered all the employees of the Wausau Family Planning Clinic to warn them Catholics protesters were coming to hold an “Adoration of the Eucharist.” One of the new staffers was heard to whisper, “What’s an Adoration of the Uterus?” Today Clinic Director Lon Newman and his big red dancing gay balloons are On Our Radar.

News

Tammy Baldwin’s Double-Digit Lead Could Make Her First Openly-Gay US Senator

by David Badash ● 2:49 PM October 1, 2012
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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has opened up a double digit lead over former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson in their race to fill Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Marriage

Tammy Baldwin And Tommy Thompson Debate Same-Sex Marriage (Exclusive Video)

by David Badash ● 3:51 PM September 29, 2012
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Democrat Tammy Baldwin debated Republican Tommy Thompson on gay marriage, saying, “I believe the principles of equality and I certainly support marriage equality.”

Democratic National Convention

DNC 2012 — Watch: Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay US Senate Candidate

by David Badash ● 7:02 PM September 6, 2012
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Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat from Wisconsin, and running for the U.S. Senate, spoke at tonight’s DNC 2012 convention, pointing out Scott Walker’s attack on unions.

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Watch: Scott Walker Lies For 5 Minutes To 4 MSNBC Reporters About 2008 Auto Plant Closing

by David Badash ● 12:56 AM August 30, 2012
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Scott Walker lied for 5 minutes, claiming Barack Obama was responsible for the 2008 Wisconsin auto plant closing — that happened while President Bush was in office.

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Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay US Senate Candidate, Needs Your Help Now

by David Badash ● 2:40 PM August 15, 2012
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Baldwin, a Democrat in office since 1999, will be the first openly-lesbian U.S Senator if she wins in November. If she loses, she’s out of national politics for now.