New Women’s Initiative Focuses on Income Inequality, Health and Retirement Security

Eleanor’s Hope logoOct. 11, 2014 – A new national initiative, Eleanor’s Hope, to help bring an end to the disparity between men’s and women’s income, health and retirement security, was launched this week by The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. A “press call” announcement included Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), NOW President Terry O’Neill

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Both Praise & Disrespect Greets AG Eric Holder’s Resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder made his resignation official yesterday at an emotional press conference in which he thanked his family for their support and expressed gratitude for having had the chance to serve under President Obama. Now the task of choosing a new AG begins. And with the bottomless partisanship in Washington, it will be contentious.

Members of the



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John Nichols: Gwen Moore’s right: Delay voter ID

Congresswoman Gwen Moore has no fear of Scott Walker. She beat the governor in his first campaign — for the state Legislature in 1990.

But Moore does fear the confusion and potential voter disenfranchisement that could result from a haphazard and ill-planned implementation of the state’s voter ID law.

That is why she has called on the Government





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Obama arrives in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE –  President Barack Obama has arrived in Milwaukee, where he was greeted at the airport by Gov. Scott Walker and others. A pool report says Obama landed Monday at 1 p.m. He greeted the governor, who’s a Republican, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat. He also hugged Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Obama […]

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New poll’s shocking findings on race and police

A new poll on the public view of police says most Americans don’t believe police treat races equally. Rev. Al Sharpton has Dr. Cedric Alexander and Rep. Gwen Moore on to discuss the study’s findings.

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Murphy, Lenda receive Congressional law enforcement honor

OAK CREEK – Lieutenant Brian Murphy and Officer Sam Lenda received several standing ovations during a ceremony at the Oak Creek Community Center on Wednesday.  They are credited with ending the attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin just six minutes after the first 911 call.

“I think all of us remember where we were on August 5, 2012,”



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Kaine joins in introducing Senate bill to protect domestic violence victims

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.

The senators presented their bill at a press conference where they were joined by Merry Jackson, whose daughter Lori Jackson was shot



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‘Misery in Our Midst’ forum tackles scourge of gun violence

Mayor Tom Barrett went to bed Friday knowing he would spend Saturday speaking with a community exhausted by gun violence. He hoped against hope that the topic of his speech wouldn’t be selected for him as the night unfolded.

But it was.

It was contained in a text message on his phone. Two men shot, one fatally, shortly





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“I need our community to be engaged & enraged:” Politicians try to stop the violence

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some big name politicians meeting to try to find a way to stop the violence — there’s one easy step, start talking about it!

Just days ago we saw the latest incidence of young children caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Now, some of the city’s most powerful politicians are pooling ideas on how to



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Wary Democrats approach new Paul Ryan poverty plan with caution

Washington — While citing some areas of common ground, Democrats reacted with general skepticism to the anti-poverty agenda unveiled by House budget chairman Paul Ryan of Janesville on Thursday.

One big reason: their deep disdain for the House budgets Ryan has crafted in recent years, which they view as punitive toward the poor.

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