The Democratic senator was joined on the call by One Wisconsin Now research director Jenni Dye and Legal Progress vice president Michele Jawando.
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The stunning frequency with which Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson proves himself to be utterly out-of-touch, misinformed and even downright foolish in his public statements inspired us to chronicle the Senator’s extremism.
According to media reports, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the for-profit Globe University has violated state consumer protection and fraud laws.
After a lengthy summer recess Sen. Ron Johnson and the U.S. Senate are scheduled to return to work today. But the question is: will he do his job?
ITT Tech announced it's closing immediately, leaving hundreds of Wisconsin students in limbo, while Republicans give aid and comfort to predatory for-profits.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has certainly earned his Ph.D. in Washington D.C. doublespeak with his outburst this week.
Ron Johnson is suggesting that poor single moms take jobs in the day care centers watching their children, a practice Wisconsin restricted seven years ago.
“What he’s saying is, ‘I got him this far, but I’m not going to get him any further,’ ” Pines told reporters on a conference call organized by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.
Judge Merrick Garland has now waited a record 168 days without a committee hearing or confirmation vote on his nomination to the nation’s high court.
Scott Walker and Ron Johnson oppose allowing more than 500,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage.
“We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth,” quipped Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth.
On the critical issue of student debt and college affordability, Sen. Ron Johnson could not be worse.
Speeches of three Wisconsin officials – Reps. Paul Ryan and Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson – contained zero references to the crisis of student debt.
As the United States Senate prepares to skip town, Sen. Ron Johnson and his Republican colleagues have left important work undone.
Several of Sen. Ron Johnson’s colleagues will take to the floor of the United States Senate today and request votes on a series of nominees to fill judicial vacancies.
He’s stood in the way of common sense refinancing to help millions of borrowers across the nation and in Wisconsin.
Ron Johnson has now spent 100 days ignoring the oath he swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and refusing to do his job.
Trump University left students across the country deep in debt. Will Ron Johnson continue to endorse more for-profit colleges as a solution to the student loan debt crisis?
Russ Feingold is standing with student loan borrowers in Wisconsin and renewing the call for common sense reform to allow them to refinance their loans.
Imagine a Wisconsin where a woman would not be able to legally have her birth control prescription filled. It has happened, and it’s a powerful example of why courts matter.
Sen. Ron Johnson failed to appear at a hearing today on the nomination of Donald Schott to fill a vacancy on the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
New polling finds overwhelming support among Wisconsin voters for holding fair hearings and a timely vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee.
When Ron Johnson refuses to do his job, our courts can’t do theirs. And that means people in Wisconsin and across the nation are being denied justice.
It’s a yes or no answer to the question of whether Sen. Ron Johnson is doing his job, and we’ve launched a new site to provide people with the answer.
If anyone should have to wait to fill a judicial vacancy until after the next election, it’s Scott Walker, and if anyone should tell him to do so it should be Ron Johnson.
By refusing to do their job and act on nominees to fill vacancies on the federal court, Sen. Ron Johnson and his fellow Republicans are hurting the judicial system and undermining our democracy.
One Wisconsin Now joined activists at Sen. Ron Johnson’s Milwaukee office to throw him a birthday party and to tell him it’s time to end his partisan obstruction and give fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
As presidential candidates travel to Wisconsin, one thing they’re quickly noticing is Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson refusing to do his job.
Will Sen. Ron Johnson continue to be a part of the problem, or will he become part of the solution?
Now it is up to Sen. Ron Johnson and his colleagues in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate to meet their responsibilities to consider Pres. Obama’s nominee.
Allowing our courts to become deadlocked for petty, partisan political reasons would be unprecedented and irresponsible. It’s time Sen. Ron Johnson stop playing games and start doing his job.
Only Ron Johnson would claim Pres. Obama should have to play by different rules than Pres. Reagan when he appointed Scalia in a hotly-contested election year.
Maybe he had to call the Kochs to find out how to vote. Or maybe, as Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now points out, RoJo was just afraid to cast a negative vote just before an election year.
To quote his 2010 commercial, ‘There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate,’ but only Ron Johnson hid in the Senate cloakroom to avoid a tough vote on guns.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrongly compares climate with weather in this clip from the Devil's Advocates. Courtesy of Jud Lounsbury.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson added to his stunningly ill-informed record on the $1.3 trillion student loan debt crisis with his latest comments.