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 […]


Local admirers remember Nelson Mandela

Tracey Joubert, the South African chief financial officer of MillerCoors, will never forget the moment when President Nelson Mandela walked onto the Johannesburg pitch at the final game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Dressed in the jersey of the Springboks, South Africa’s traditionally all-white rugby team — in the year after the fall of apartheid — the former political


The quiet before the sequester storm

The holiday season is upon us. While some are crossing items from their shopping lists, there are those across America who are wondering how they will heat their homes, purchase food or pay for child care. The year 2013 was difficult, but according to the Center for American Progress, 2014 will be worse.

As a member of the House Budget