Thursday, November 1, 2012
Former was in Waukesha rallying Democratic support with just five days left before the election. In the waning moments of the campaign, both parties have targeted the Badger State in what could be a photo finish Nov. 6.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped deep in the heart of Republican territory in Wisconsin Thursday to talk dollars, cents, and arithmetic before a crowd of roughly 600 people in Waukesha. Clinton — dubbed the "Secretary of Explaining Things" minutes before by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett — praised President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the economy, saying that it was based upon arithmetic. He couldn’t say the same for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plan to restore the nation’s economy, which Clinton said would undermine the identity of the country. Clinton said there’s a reason Romney has been mum on explaining how his tax cuts add up. “There is no possible way to do this without cutting education, without cutting …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wisconsin's getting high-profile political stops, including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Updated at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to include information about venue and time for Clinton; and information about Obama in Milwaukee Former President Bill Clinton will be campaign in Waukesha Thursday on behalf of President Barack Obama, who is making a stop in Milwaukee on Saturday. Doors open to Clinton’s event at UW-Waukesha’s Field House at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. The news release from Obama for America does not specifically state when the program begins. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry. Clinton isn’t the only big-name coming to Wisconsin. As a swing state, it’s being eyed as a crucial battleground for Republicans and Democrats. Mitt Romney, whose plans to be in West Allis Monday were canceled …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rather than bashing opponent Mitt Romney or talking about his first term in office, the party "influencers" from Wisconsin want to see President Barack Obama send a message about the future.
When President Barack Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, Thursday night, he should spend the time focusing more on his next term rather than bashing the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket. At least, that’s what Wisconsin’s Democratic political insiders would like to see happen when Obama officially accepts his party’s nomination and enters the home stretch of the 2012 presidential election campaign. In Patch’s second “Blue Wisconsin” Survey, most respondents said looking toward the future is the way to go during Thursday’s speech. “Obama needs to focus on the future, on what he wants to do over the next four years,” one respondent wrote. “(Former President Bill) Clinton gave a solid defense of Obama's …
Describing the atmosphere as having "huge energy," delegates from Wisconsin say the Democratic National Convention brings people together around common interests that help all citizens.
One of the Wisconsin delegates at the Democratic National Convention says it's great fun even while she's constantly working because the goal is to move the country forward for the good of all citizens. "Oh, it's great fun," said Meg Andrietsch, secretary of the state Democratic Party. "But you know, we're working hard, too, and learning a lot at the same time." Patch reached Andrietsch Wednesday before the prime time events got underway with former President Bill Clinton headlining the evening. Just that morning, Andrietsch said she attended a meeting for small business owners and what she got out of it was two-fold. First, she said she met entrepreneurs who gave examples of how policies under President Barack Obama’s administration …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Supporter of Gov. Scott Walker was arrested for disorderly conduct after a verbal altercation with a few Barrett backers at Milwaukee rally with Clinton.
A vocal supporter of Gov. Scott Walker was arrested for disorderly conduct Friday during a rally for Democrat Tom Barrett that featured former President Bill Clinton. During the morning rally at Pere Marquette Park in Milwaukee, the Walker supporter was holding a sign that read "Support Scott Walker NOT Union Thugs." In the middle of the crowd, he would put his sign in front of other signs supporting Barrett. One Patch reader gives her take on the events: "My husband and I were at the rally standing six feet from him 15 minutes before the rally began, during, and when he was arrested as the rally ended," she writes. "Even before the rally began he was screaming at people near him that held recall signs. Get out the vote volunteers flanked …
With the recall election four days away, the former president spoke at a rally with Democrat Tom Barrett at Pere Marquette Park.
Former President Bill Clinton visited Pere Marquette Park Friday to support Democrat Tom Barrett as Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election nears its end. Clinton made cooperation the theme of his speech and hammered Gov. Scott Walker for his "divide and conquer" tactics. "Everywhere I go in America, everywhere I go in the world, the only thing that's working is when you get everybody who's got a stake in the game in there, treat them with respect and people go forward together," Clinton said. "That's how you get out of a ditch." Clinton said Barrett is the candidate better for education, the budget and creating jobs. He and Barrett also used the event to urge people to vote early, with absentee voting coming to an end Friday. Hundreds …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett might get a boost from having a high-profile guest in the form of former President Bill Clinton visit Milwaukee on Friday.
**Updated 8 am, June 1 Could Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett get a boost from a Friday visit from former President Bill Clinton? At the very least, having Clinton stump for Barrett probably can't hurt. Numbers from the most recent poll out of Marquette University Law School put Barrett seven points behind Gov. Scott Walker, 45 to 52 percent. The No Quarter Blog at jsonline.com is reporting that Clinton will speak at a Barrett event at 10 am in Pere Marquette Park in downtown Milwaukee. According to the blog post, former Rep. Dave Obey was the primary force urging Clinton to make an appearance supporting Barrett's run for governor against Walker in the June 5 recall election.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Greg Shutters helps save piece of American travel history, SS United States.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For Greg Shutters, it was love at first sight. “I got a little ‘Step into Reading’ book, the story of the Titanic,” said Shutters, who was a first-grader at St. Eugene’s School in Fox Point. “It was talking about how it was the greatest ship of its time and it really fascinated me. I got as many books as I could about the Titanic.” For Christmas that year, Shutters’ parents gave him a Titanic model. From there, his fascination with ships only grew, leading him to explore the golden age of transatlantic travel and a certain ocean liner that was all the rage, the SS United States. “The SS United States still holds the record as the fastest transatlantic crossing set in 1952,” said Shutters. “It was the last of these really great ocean liners…