Pres. Obama, Air Force One arrive at 128th Air Refueling Wing

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — President Barack Obama arrived on Air Force One at the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th. When Pres. Obama got off the plane with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D) and was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Co. Executive Chris […]


Obama signs executive order in Waukesha

President Barack Obama today signed an executive order for a federal jobs training program at an appearance in Waukesha.

The president spoke at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines plant Thursday morning as part of his tour following the State of the Union address Tuesday.

Obama said household incomes have not risen on pace with the stock market and


READ IT: Pres. Obama’s speech at GE in Waukesha Thursday

WAUKESHA (WITI) — Below is a transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech delivered Thursday, January 30th at GE Energy Waukesha Gas Engines Facility in Waukesha.

THE PRESIDENT: “Thank you!  (Applause.)  Hello, hello, hello!  (Applause.)  Well, it’s good to be in Wisconsin!  (Applause.)  It’s good to be in Waukesha.  (Applause.)  Now, I’ve always appreciated the hospitality that Packer Country gives


Gov. Walker, Gwen Moore speak out in advance Pres. address

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — President Barack Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, January 28th. The speech comes just two days before a presidential visit to the Milwaukee area.

President Obama plans to act on income inequality in his State of the Union speech.
He will unveil an executive order to raise the


Children celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. in speeches, essays, art

Paul “Benji” Johnston, 6, climbed onto a 2-foot-high stool, leaned into the microphone, took a deep breath and made his case.

“Why do people hurt other people? Is it because they get mad? Is it because they want something they can’t have?” said Paul, the first-place winner in the kindergarten-second-grade category of the speech contest for the 30th anniversary Martin


Gwen Moore says that thanks to Scott Walker, Milwaukee could be a “ghost city”

As Gov. Scott Walker prepared to declare the state’s economy “dramatically better” in his state of the state speech Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore was decrying the Republican’s priorities.

In a stop at the Journal Sentinel to meet with editorial writers, the Democrat from Milwaukee said that unseating Walker was one of her top goals for 2014.

Moore said


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House Democrat ‘convinced’ Ted Cruz will run for president

A House Democrat who joined Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on a congressional delegation to a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa said he has “no doubt” the Texas conservative will run for president in 2016.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said Cruz, considered a potential 2016 presidential candidate, tried to dodge the issue but admitted that he had


What Ted Cruz Talked About at 10,000 Feet

Before he could make the late Nelson Mandela’s media-mobbed memorial service all about him by very publicly storming out (take that, Cuban President Raul Castro!), Sen. Ted Cruz had to get to South Africa.

His ticket to ride included a lengthy trans-Atlantic jaunt during which several members of the Congressional Black Caucus bent the Texas Republican’s ear about everything


Rep. Moore: Mandela was hero for human rights

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says the world has lost a visionary leader and a hero for human rights with the death of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela. The Democratic congresswoman and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Mandela in 2005 in Washington. She says it was “a powerful […]