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At convention, Wisconsin Republicans defiant against talk of a 2018 'blue wave'

Wisconsin Republican leaders were defiant in the face of a predicted “blue wave” of Democratic victories as they rallied supporters at the party’s state convention on Saturday.  21 more words

Philip De Vere presents a print from the Bowyer Bible: Paul is stoned Acts 14:19 De Vos

On October 14, 1840 The Times of London carried the following notice: “There is at present, in the possession of Mrs. Parker of Golden Square, a copy of Macklin’s Bible in forty-five large volumes, illustrated with nearly 7000 engravings from the age of Michael Angelo to that of Reynolds and West. 170 more words

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Philip De Vere presents a print from the Bowyer Bible: The Lystrians bring sacrifices to Paul and Barnabas Acts 14:13-18 De Vos

On October 14, 1840 The Times of London carried the following notice: “There is at present, in the possession of Mrs. Parker of Golden Square, a copy of Macklin’s Bible in forty-five large volumes, illustrated with nearly 7000 engravings from the age of Michael Angelo to that of Reynolds and West. 170 more words

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Understand Wisconsin's gerrymandering case with one excellent podcast

Earlier this year, FiveThirtyEight published a six-part podcast series called The Gerrymandering Project. You can listen to any of the six installments here, or go right to the episode laying out the entire history of… 16 more words

Assembly Speaker Vos has received $57,000 in travel and other perks

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) received about $13,000 in travel and perks last year — including overseas trips that he extended for personal reasons — bringing his four-year total to $57,000. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rothschild: Local democracy under assault in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have taken the assault on local democracy to new and dangerous heights, passing more than 160 bills that interfere with local self-government — and this from the political party that championed local control! > Cap Times

Speaker Vos took free trip to London with lobbyists and leaders from other states

The Wisconsin Assembly’s top leader, Speaker Robin Vos, was among a group of lawmakers from several states who took a free trip with lobbyists to London — an August excursion that contributed to the resignation Tuesday of his counterpart in Ohio. 15 more words