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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More pay = more Social Security

Pay equity for women is a hot topic in Congress these days. Cynics say it is because Democrats are eager to stir up female voters who, according to the Associated Press, comprised 53 percent of all voters in 2012 and preferred Democrats by 11 percentage points.

The Associated Press points out that the voting rate for women drops


Young girl, shot while playing outside Milwaukee school, dies from her injuries

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Wisconsin Public Radio year-long series tracking all gun-related homicides in Wisconsin.

A candlelight vigil took place Monday night for a 10-year-old girl who has become the state’s 55th gun homicide victim of the year.

Sierra Guyton died on Sunday, nearly two months after being hit by crossfire while playing outside


Congressional Art Competition Winner Comes to Washington!

Each year, I am so proud to host the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” for high school students from the 4th Congressional District. Since 1982, this nationwide visual arts contest has been fostering artistic talent, among our youth, in each participating congressional district. Winners from my district are recognized, both in Wisconsin and at an awards ceremony in


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House votes to boost DOJ immigration review funding

The House late Wednesday night adopted a proposal to increase funding for the Justice Department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Adopted by voice vote after five minutes of debate, Rep. Gwen Moore’s (D-Wis.) amendment to the 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill would increase funding for the Executive Office of Immigration Review by $1 million. It would be offset by reducing


Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials

Rosario Socope, a Guatemalan immigrant in the country illegally, had an unwelcome surprise waiting for her when she attended a pretrial hearing on a felony charge at a courthouse in Brooklyn this month. As she stepped out of the courtroom into a public hallway, she was approached by immigration agents seeking to deport her.

As her husband, her social