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An analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy shows the federal judge has ties to the Koch brothers and other conservative advocates who privately fund judicial seminars at George Mason University, reported The Progressive.

Randa attended these all-expense paid “judicial junkets” in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012, according to publicly available disclosure forms.

The disclosure form from last year has been requested but has not yet been posted online.

These seminars are funded by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Searle Freedom Trust, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and corporations such as BP, Exxon Mobil, and Dow Chemical.

Many of those interests have long opposed limits to campaign financing, although the analysis could not establish whether campaign finance reform was a topic at any seminars Randa attended.

The seminars, which are fully paid and typically held at swanky locations, promote corporate legal interests.

No other federal district judges in Wisconsin attended the events, according to the analysis.

Special Prosecutor Looking At Wisconsin Recall Elections

The Journal Sentinel reported on Monday that the probe grew out of leads discovered during an earlier investigation of aides who served Gov. Scott Walker (R) during his time as Milwaukee County executive. That case ended with six people convicted on criminal charges.

The current probe was initiated by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, but now involves multiple counties. Francis Schmitz, a former assistant U.S. attorney who was once considered by President George W. Bush for the post of U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin, is now leading the case as a special prosecutor, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"It’s now spread to at least five counties," a source told the paper. The same source said that Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf had been investigating "all over the place."

The case apparently opened in February 2012. And according to the Journal Sentinel, the investigation is looking at a number of issues, including the recall races, a current legislative leader, and the 2012 gubernatorial recall contest between Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) reported being the victim of a minor assault outside the Capitol Wednesday night.

The congressman told U.S. Capitol Police he was walking from the Longworth House Office Building for votes when “a random individual, unknown to the congressman, began screaming at him and grabbed his arm,” according to Duffy’s spokeswoman.

House Republican reports being assaulted outside the Capitol - The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Time to Dance, Elaine

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me to see this happen to this smarmy mother #@$+er!

Factoids about the eight white GOP members of The House who met to discuss the government shutdown.

Factoids about the eight white GOP members of The House who met to discuss the government shutdown.

ca-thar-si-s:

kohenari:

"You misspelled ‘Go fuck yourself, labor movement.’"
Ah, Labor Day in Wisconsin.

Lol

Shamelessness: it’s a tradition for right-wing extremists from Wisconsin.

ca-thar-si-s:

kohenari:

"You misspelled ‘Go fuck yourself, labor movement.’"

Ah, Labor Day in Wisconsin.

Lol

Shamelessness: it’s a tradition for right-wing extremists from Wisconsin.

Missing From Glidden, Wisconsin Since 10/11/2012 Possibly En Route to California Please Help Find Chiane Walker
Both photos shown are of Chiane. She may be in the company of an adult male. They may still be in the local area or they may travel to California in a maroon two door 1991 Toyota Tercel with Wisconsin license plate 803UHX, shown above. Chaine’s ears are pierced. She may wear glasses. When Chiane was last seen, her bangs were dyed red.
Endangered Runaway
CHIANE WALKER
DOB: Jul 19, 1996
Age Now: 16
Missing: Oct 11, 2012
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’4” (163cm)
Weight: 140lbs (64kg)
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office (Wisconsin) 1-715-685-7640

Missing From Glidden, Wisconsin Since 10/11/2012 Possibly En Route to California Please Help Find Chiane Walker

Both photos shown are of Chiane. She may be in the company of an adult male. They may still be in the local area or they may travel to California in a maroon two door 1991 Toyota Tercel with Wisconsin license plate 803UHX, shown above. Chaine’s ears are pierced. She may wear glasses. When Chiane was last seen, her bangs were dyed red.

Endangered Runaway
CHIANE WALKER
DOB: Jul 19, 1996
Age Now: 16
Missing: Oct 11, 2012
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’4” (163cm)
Weight: 140lbs (64kg)

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
or
the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office (Wisconsin) 1-715-685-7640

thepeoplesrecord:

“Some girls rape easy.”
- An actual piece of advice State representative Roger Rivard, R-Wis. repeated from his father to a local newspaper when discussing the sexual assault of an underage girl by a 17-year-old high school student in December.
Source

What do his constituents think about that?

thepeoplesrecord:

“Some girls rape easy.”

- An actual piece of advice State representative Roger Rivard, R-Wis. repeated from his father to a local newspaper when discussing the sexual assault of an underage girl by a 17-year-old high school student in December.

Source

What do his constituents think about that?

Paul Ryan has never offered anything of value or consequence to the laid-off workers of Janesville … until Labor Day, 2011.

As he marched with other politicians in the Janesville Labor Day parade, the congressman was confronted by Wisconsin workers who were struggling with high unemployment and bleak prospects. A man was videotaped asking what his representative planned to do to aid Ryan’s unemployed constituents.

"So what should I have to work for to get a job?" the man asked. "Should I have to work the same wages as in China? Should I have to work for $1 an hour?"

Ryan tried to brush his questioner off. But when the man persisted, saying, “C’mon, we’re all here to have a good time.”

When he was reminded that it was Labor Day, which would seem to be an appropriate time to discuss unemployment and the condition of workers, Ryan finally offered something: “Would you like some candy?” Ryan asked.

"Would you like a Packer-Badger schedule?"
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals involved in the crime related to the disappearance of Kayla May Berg.
Berg was last seen on August 11, 2009, in Antigo.
She was last seen at her father’s home until she was picked up and given a ride from Antigo to Wausau from Kevin Kielcheski. Kielcheski has been cleared of charges related to the case, but police continue to stay in contact with him.
Berg’s mother, Hope Sprenger hasn’t given up on her daughter.
"Deep down inside and I’ve thought it from the beginning, it’s not going to be a good outcome, but until I know that I’ll never stop and I’ll never give up and I will continue searching for her until I know," Sprenger said.
Antigo police are actively working the case. In an effort to generate new information, they’ve teamed up with the FBI.
"Fortunately enough the FBI was able to come up with some money for this and we’re able to put that reward money out there to help," said Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller.
Chief Roller says somebody out there knows something. If they can provide that information police need, $20,000 will be theirs.
No tip is considered too insignificant. Roller says it could be just what they’ve been waiting for and could lead to the discovery of Kayla Berg.
"If you know something, please come forward," Sprenger said.
Berg is described as a white female, 5’02” (at time of disappearance), 108lbs (at time of disappearance), brown hair and brown eyes. Kayla’s ears and navel are pierced. She also has scars on the right side of her nose and on her right shin.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals involved in the crime related to the disappearance of Kayla May Berg.

Berg was last seen on August 11, 2009, in Antigo.

She was last seen at her father’s home until she was picked up and given a ride from Antigo to Wausau from Kevin Kielcheski. Kielcheski has been cleared of charges related to the case, but police continue to stay in contact with him.

Berg’s mother, Hope Sprenger hasn’t given up on her daughter.

"Deep down inside and I’ve thought it from the beginning, it’s not going to be a good outcome, but until I know that I’ll never stop and I’ll never give up and I will continue searching for her until I know," Sprenger said.

Antigo police are actively working the case. In an effort to generate new information, they’ve teamed up with the FBI.

"Fortunately enough the FBI was able to come up with some money for this and we’re able to put that reward money out there to help," said Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller.

Chief Roller says somebody out there knows something. If they can provide that information police need, $20,000 will be theirs.

No tip is considered too insignificant. Roller says it could be just what they’ve been waiting for and could lead to the discovery of Kayla Berg.

"If you know something, please come forward," Sprenger said.

Berg is described as a white female, 5’02” (at time of disappearance), 108lbs (at time of disappearance), brown hair and brown eyes. Kayla’s ears and navel are pierced. She also has scars on the right side of her nose and on her right shin.