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Who is Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County? A Brief Guide

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and MATT STEVENS May 22, 2017 David A. Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, was back in the news last week after announcing that he had been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security. (The Trump administration itself has not confirmed the appointment.) Over the weekend, a CNN report accused […]

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Actually, David A. Clarke Jr. isn’t a good fit to be sheriff or work in Homeland Security

While we think Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke’s departure would be a good thing for the county and the Sheriff’s Office, that doesn’t mean we think he’s a good fit for the new job with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. salutes the flag before he speaks […]

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#ShePersisted

Do you know who is not happy that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced for reading Coretta Scott King’s words about Jeff Sessions’ racism? The women of the Congressional Black Caucus. And they have something to say about it! In the true spirit of #ShePersisted, they took turns picking up where Warren left off — reading […]

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Rep. Gwen Moore endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on MSNBC’s Hardball shortly after the fourth Republican debate.

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Volunteers in Service to America: Congresswoman Gwen Moore leads 50th anniversary celebration

MILWAUKEE — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Volunteers in Service to America — and in Milwaukee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore is leading the celebration. Congresswoman Moore is a VISTA alumna from 1986. The VISTA program has placed 215,000 volunteers in communities across the country since it was founded. Moore says the program is a […]

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Community Leaders Call on Congress to Renew School Meals Programs

As the school year approaches, Milwaukee’s summer meal programs for children are ending. Now some districts are watching Congress to see whether it renews the program for low income students. The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act is set to expire at the end of September. The program provides healthy meals, even though they can cost more. […]

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Congresswoman To Introduce ‘Very Narrow’ Gun Control Bill This Week

Badger Guns has a bad reputation. Before selling the weapon that eventually shot two police officers in the face, the Milwaukee firearm dealer had racked up 130 federal gun regulation violations in nearly two years. Coincidentally or not, the store has one of the worst records in the country of selling guns that are later […]

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House Dems to offer Ex-Im bill

Top Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee plan to introduce legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank’s charter, which is set to expire on June 30.  Democratic Reps. Gwen Moore (Wis.), Maxine Waters (Calif.) and Denny Heck (Wash.) are working on the bill, according to an email Moore’s chief of staff, Minh Ta, sent to senior […]

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Supporters of Hamilton, killed by Milwaukee cop, rally in Chicago

Relatives and other supporters of Dontre Hamilton, killed by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park in April, attended a Saturday rally in Chicago with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Jackson said he will continue to draw attention to Hamilton’s death and to what he and other critics say is a pattern of injustice. “We […]

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Gwen Moore asks for deeper federal review of Hamilton case

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) has called on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct a “pattern and practice” review of the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the Dontre Hamilton case. Moore made the request this week in a letter to the federal prosecutor’s office in Milwaukee. In the wake of the decision by the […]

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