articles tagged "shutdown"

Tea, Wolves, Guns and Money

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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Each month, the Monday Buzz brings you the latest from the Center for Investigative Journalism, which has adopted the credo “Protect the Vulnerable, Expose Wrongdoings, Seek Solutions.” On Monday, November 4, 2013, CIJ’s Money in Politics project director Bill Lueders talked to Brian Standing about GOP Congressman Reid Ribble’s break with Tea Party Republicans, the money behind the state’s wolf hunt and why the state Democratic Party is falling over itself to clear the path for Mary Burke. more »

Soglin sounds alarm on shutdown

Sunday, 27 October 2013 | ioby
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This week, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin warned that the consequences of the partial federal government shutdown will soon hit Wisconsin more »

Dave Obey Disgusted with “Hold Your Breath Til You Turn Blue” Politics

Monday, 21 October 2013 | buzz
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Dave Obey is no stranger to Congressional budget battles, having served Wisconsin’s 7th district from 1969 until 2011, twice as the chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee. He joined us to talk about the government shutdown, the deal that ended it, and the death of intelligent debate in the U.S. Congress. more »

Vox Pop Line: Son of WWII Veteran Takes Issue with Shutdown

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
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The Monday Buzz wants to hear from you! Call our VoxPop line at 608-622-7899 and record a rant, commentary, song, poem or any other audio message that will fit in three minutes or less. Keep it clean, keep it brief, and if we like it, we’ll play it on the air. On October 14, an anonymous caller left a message on the VoxPop line. He felt Congress should be ashamed of itself for shutting down the government, and, in honor of his World War II Veteran father, wanted to make his displeasure public. Thanks for the call and the heartfelt message. more »

Federal Shutdown Threatens Basic Science Research

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 | buzz
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With Congress and the White House at loggerheads over the fate of funding for the Affordable Care Act, many federal employees remain idle and all sorts of government funding has stopped flowing. And that includes money for basic science research. Laura Kiessling of UW Madison explains why that matters. more »

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