Dems call on ‘cult’ Tea Party to ‘stand down’ and open the government

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told conservative Republicans Thursday to release their grip on the Republican Party and allow the House to vote on a resolution reopening the government. [WATCH VIDEO]

“We need to stop the extreme attitude,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor. “We need to recognize that the poor people of America, the people



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Opposition to Obamacare has its limits

No one is more opposed to the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — than the Republican members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation.

The state’s five GOP reps — Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble — have repeatedly voted to repeal the landmark bill. All joined the House majority in opposition that led to a



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Gwen Moore Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released this statement commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized from September 15 through October 15:

“I am proud, once again, to celebrate the varied way Latinos contribute to our history, our diversity and our overall way of life.

“As we use this month to learn more about how Latino culture

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Are we going to war, again

“We are damned if we do and, damned if we don’t” – Congresswoman Gwen Moore

While in town for the weekend after recovering from knee replacement surgery, Congresswoman Gwen Moore took time to speak to The Courier about her thoughts of the crisis in Syria. On August 21 there was an attack against the rebel forces fighting the



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Wisconsin delegation (still) right to oppose Syria intervention

Congressman Mark Pocan has been steady in his opposition to military intervention in Syria, arguing for weeks that the United States must seek to engage the international community in the search for a diplomatic resolution to concerns about the use of chemical weapons in that country.

But he is no longer alone.

Before President Obama spoke about his proposal on

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Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Gwen Moore reflect on community’s resilience

Special Section: Complete coverage of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shootings and aftermath

Hundreds of people packed the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek Sunday to remember the victims of the shooting there one year ago that took six lives.

And while the reminders of the horror of that day were everywhere — in the six flags bearing the

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Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

Democratic Representatives from Wisconsin Gwen Moore and openly gay Rep. Mark Pocan, have proposed legislation that would provide assistance for runaway and homeless LGBT youth.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act would add language to the Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act, last reauthorized in 2008, to include specific protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people, a demographic at

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Rep. Gwen Moore backing bill to terminate rapist custody rights

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) is scheduled to participate in a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss a bill aimed at helping rape survivors maintain full custody over their children by terminating the parental rights of the rapists. Also scheduled to speak about the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act are three other House members: Debbie […]

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Lawmakers Propose Bill To Prevent Rapists From Claiming Child Custody

On Thursday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) held a press conference to explain their recently-introduced legislation designed to help rape survivors maintain full custody rights over their children. The lawmakers were joined by Shauna Prewitt, a rape survivor and victims’ rights advocate who was forced to endure the […]

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Fast Food Workers Walk Out

New York City fast food employees started walking out of their respective businesses today as part of a day-long protest in favor of a living wage and the right to form a union. Stretching from Downtown Brooklyn to Midtown to the Lower East Side and to Union Square, rallies abound around the city. At 3:00 […]

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