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Vukmir on session, ALEC and Walker for Prez

7 Aug , 2015  

I sat down with Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) to discuss legislative developments, her role at ALEC and Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. Later, I am joined by RightWisconsin’s Collin Roth for the weekly Rundown and I share my parting thought on an important reform the legislature ought to pass.


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Previewing tonight’s debate…

6 Aug , 2015  

Earlier in the week a reporter asked me a series of questions about tonight’s GOP Debate. Here is what I sent her in response…


Trump will consume all of the oxygen in the room, and will be rewarded with a majority of the post-debate press coverage no matter what actually happens Thursday.  With Trump in the debate, the regular expectations of debate decorum are out the window. That’s in part why the media loves Trump and gives him so much coverage. It will be interesting to see if any of the competitors try to mix it up with Walker, or if they ignore him. Trump has tried to say that Wisconsin is a mess, but his reliance on failed, generalized lefty talking points hasn’t hurt Walker. Perhaps Trump or others seize on specifics to which Walker would feel compelled to react. How he responds is important.


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Ding Dong the Witch Hunt is Dead

17 Jul , 2015  

Long live the First Amendment!


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Hutton Prevails

9 Jul , 2015  

The victory over the prevailing wage mandates is a big deal.

Rep Rob Hutton joins us to discuss the final outcome of his long and difficult fight.


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Collin Roth Sits Down for H4 Interview

15 May , 2015  

The latest episode of the Dailytakes Half Hour Happy Hour includes an interview with Collin Roth from RightWisconsin.com.

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Hutton: This Session or Never for Prevailing Wage Repeal

8 May , 2015  

As a part of this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour, State Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) provides me with a somber update regarding efforts to repeal prevailing wage. More…

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But Baltimore Has a Streetcar…

1 May , 2015  

This week’s show, a quick rundown of the week’s events, and my Parting shot. More…

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Brad Schimel on the H4

24 Apr , 2015  

Brad Schimel joined me for the newsmaker interview for this week’s Half Hour Happy Hour.

In his most extensive interview since he was sworn in as Wisconsin’s Attorney General, Schimel comments on Milwaukee’s violent spring and provides updates on his efforts to combat heroin and overzealous federal bureaucrats.


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Will Waukesha County Impose a Sales Tax Under Paul Farrow?

17 Apr , 2015  

Will the new Waukesha County Executive push for the imposition of a half cent sales tax?