John McCain Tag Archive

  • Is Voter ID Van Hollen’s October Surprise?

    MADISON, Wis. — Continuing a pattern of using his state office to attempt to disenfranchise legal voters, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has filed a formal request for the state Supreme...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Van Hollen Attack on Voting Rights

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements upon news Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen would petition the state Supreme Court to overturn, in advance...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/20/2012
  • Republican National Committee Funding in Voter ID Lawsuit Uncovered in Investigation of One Wisconsin Now Ethics Complaint

    RNC chair Reince Priebus has returned to Wisconsin to write the next chapter in his longstanding crusade to prevent people who vote against Republicans from exercising their right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2012
  • GAB Complaint Filed Over RGA Mailing With Incorrect Voter Information; Van Hollen Asked to Investigate

    A formal complaint with the state Government Accountability Board was filed yesterday by the recipient of an absentee ballot application sent by the Washington, DC-based Republican Governors Association.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2010
  • McIlheran Attacked Obama’s Experience, Calls Johnson’s Lack of Experience “Refreshing”

    Gosh, who knew that political fortunes of inexperience would change so dramaticly? I hope they don't get their hands on my five year old son.

    Jud Lounsbury, 08/19/2010
  • Van Hollen Record on Voter Integrity the Real Fraud

    JB Van Hollen claims there is widespread error but the conclusion after 18 months is 11 improper votes out of 3 million cast he’s either incompetent or a liar.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/29/2010
  • Brewers All-Star Yovanni Gallardo: “I’ll Totally Boycott” 2011 All-Star Game in AZ

    Brewers pitcher Yovanni Gallardo is sitting out tonight’s All-Star game in Los Angeles — he hurt his back last week and hasn’t played since. Next year’s All-Star Game is in Arizona, and...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/12/2010
  • Two Years Later, Van Hollen Still Hunting for Evidence of Widescale Voter Fraud

    If ever the Republican Party needs a legal authority to execute its radical right-wing agenda, JB Van Hollen’s taxpayer-financed office is only a phone call away.

    Cody Oliphant, 06/23/2010
  • Walker Continues Anti-Democratic Assault on Voters

    Like a moth to a bright light, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is using the non-story about a Milwaukee County assistant DA with a history of questionable priorities on voter rights issues...

    Scot Ross, 06/08/2010
  • The $57 Million Smoking Gun on Van Hollen’s Health Care Lawsuit

    It’€™s not news to One Wisconsin Now that JB Van Hollen is a partisan hack. After all, this is the guy who not only tried to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters...

    Scot Ross, 04/26/2010
  • Van Hollen Supported Electronic Signatures for Law Enforcement, Opposes for Voters

    Attorney General JB Van Hollen is not only complicit in a deliberate disinformation campaign to reduce access to polls for eligible Wisconsin voters, but he is doing it with brazen hypocrisy.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/15/2010
  • Republicans Are Concerned About Unicorns, Not Expanding Access to Polls

    Republicans like Attorney JB Van Hollen say theyre against expanding access to the polls because a non-existent problem”voter fraud”will be carried out by non-existent groups”like ACORN. In reality, the Wisconsin Voter Protection...

    Cody Oliphant, 04/13/2010
  • Van Hollen Has Yet to Produce Records on Frivolous Health Reform Lawsuit

    Van Hollen said Lautenschlager’s recent public support for the Open Records Law should ensure her prompt response to his request. Just this week, Lautenschlager filed suit against a Republican legislator alleging he...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2010
  • Has Everyone Forgotten McCain Co-Chair Van Hollen’s Last Partisan Lawsuit?

    For the most part, JB Van Hollen does little more than put out occasional press releases about small settlements he’s collected and press releases about larger settlements begun under his predecessor. Oh,...

    Scot Ross, 03/24/2010
  • One Wisconsin Now Requests Van Hollen-DOJ Communications on Partisan GOP Health Reform Lawsuit

    This is pure partisan politics and the people of Wisconsin have a right to these records. Taxpayers have a right to know who inside and outside of the state is conspiring to get Van Hollen to join this bogus lawsuit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/24/2010
  • Reconciliation and the Nuclear Option: Whos Lying Now?

    The latest talking point to trickle down from Fox News to the rest of the GOP is that an up or down vote, also known as reconciliation, on health insurance reform in...

    Robert Doeckel, 03/04/2010
  • MacIver Defense of Tax Foundation Just More Right Wing Backscratching

    The right wing water cooler was abuzz this week over the effrontery of the Institute for Wisconsin’€™s Future. IWF, one of Wisconsin’€™s few think tanks that doesn’€™t hock regressive tax policy, was...

    Scot Ross, 11/11/2009
  • Veterans Day Parade Excludes Vets for Peace

    So, let me get this straight: Inviting non-veteran Scott Walker to march in the Veterans Day parade is not political, but having the word “peace” in an organization’s name is? Members of...

    Bill Christofferson, 11/03/2009
  • Good Day, Sarah. I Said ‘Good Day’

    One Wisconsin Now spent much of last summer visiting 10 of Wisconsin’s finest cities to urge Sen. John McCain to reject the failed policies of George W. Bush. Accompanied by a clown...

    Scot Ross, 07/27/2009
  • Estate Tax Repeal Plan: $800 Billion in New Debt to Cut Taxes on Ultra-Wealthy

    “The estate tax can’t have much effect on hiring by small businesses because hardly any owners ever face the estate tax …only 100 small businesses and family farms will pay any tax...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/16/2009
  • Van Hollen’s Whining on DOJ Funds Ignores Cost of Partisan Lawsuit

    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen is sobbing because his department was subject to some of the same agency cuts necessary to balance the state’s budget in light of the $6.6 billion...

    Scot Ross, 05/31/2009
  • Six Years of War Sparks Dozens of Actions This Week

    Thursday marks six years since the “shock and awe” invasion rocked Iraq and the US kept the world safe from Saddam Hussein’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Dick Cheney continues to insist...

    Bill Christofferson, 03/15/2009
  • Walker: Walking and Talking in McCain’s Footsteps at Bucyrus

    What is it with Bucyrus in Milwaukee that attracts the worst of the worst on the right? It was only a short time ago that epic failure of a candidate John McCain...

    Robert Doeckel, 02/16/2009
  • Smoke Signals From Wispolitics?

    Ironically, I finished reading the weekly report today at 4:20, because a couple of the items led me to believe something wafting in the air over there is contributing to the...

    Scot Ross, 02/05/2009
  • Who Gets the Progressive Vote for Sunday’s Super Bowl?

    (Note: So yinz know, this guy’s from dahn nere in Pittsburgh, n’nat.) With so much going on at the national and state levels, one question progressives may still be asking themselves: Do...

    Scot Ross, 01/28/2009
  • Disconnected From Bush’€™s America: In Response to the Washington Post

    Disconnected From Obama’s America is the headline of a Washington Post article today. Its adorned with a picture of a burly man wearing a mustache, some chest hair, and a camouflage cap...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/15/2009
  • With Mud Still on His Face, JB Throws in the Towel (for Now)

    The news is so big that if this blog were the Drudge Report, the headline would be bold, italicized, underlined, AND capitalized: today, the John McCain for President Campaign co-chair (and Wisconsin...

    Cody Oliphant, 01/14/2009
  • Milw. Assistant DA Bruce Landgraf: Making Voter Fraud a “Reality”

    Five. Five people remain under investigation for casting an improper ballot on Election Day in Milwaukee County. Five. Out of nearly 500,000 votes cast. And the crusade to criminalize voting continues. The...

    Robert Doeckel, 12/03/2008
  • Van Hollen Gets Schooled on Voter Rights

    From the moment that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB) it was clear to any honest observer that it was without merit...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/22/2008
  • Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Voter Suppression Attempts

    Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Voter Suppression Attempts October 23, 2008 It is deeply ironic that Republican operatives are working so hard to tarnish the most dynamic voter participation in...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/22/2008
  • GOP Mail Paints Obama As Terrorist

    If there were any doubt about whether John McCain — or the Wisconsin Republican Party — had a shred of decency left, the answer is no. As forecast yesterday, the GOP mailer...

    Bill Christofferson, 10/22/2008
  • OWN Statements on Van Hollen Partisan Lawsuit Dismissal

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements after a judge today dismissed Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s partisan lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin. “Today’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/22/2008
  • John McCain’€™s Scary Health Care Tax

    On Friday healthcare workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) were joined by Healthcare United, Change to Win members, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin as they gathered in front of John...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • WWJBD?

    It has certainly become an important question. Just Who Will JB Van Hollen Disenfranchise if the partisan lawsuit that he has filed is successful? According to the Government Accountability Board the answer...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/19/2008
  • Know-It-All AG Pleads for Partisan Case

    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a legal brief with Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi on Wednesday. In it he asked the judge not to dismiss his partisan case against...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/15/2008
  • McCain’s Terror Campaign Takes to the Telephone

    John McCain’s attempt to frighten people into voting for him sank to a new depth today. This autocall message was left on our voicemail by a male announcer this afternoon: Hello, I’m...

    Bill Christofferson, 10/15/2008
  • No, Joe, It Just Isn’€™t So: Obama and McCain Debate Health Care Reform

    Early in the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain introduced Joe, an Ohio plumber who wanted to buy the business in which he had worked for many years. He was supposed to...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/14/2008
  • Nearly 3,000 Petitions Call for Van Hollen to Investigate Suspicious McCain/RPW Mailings

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly 3,000 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling on Republican Attorney General and John McCain for President state co-chair JB Van Hollen to investigate suspicious absentee ballot mailings coming from...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2008
  • Laverne and Shirley-style, IAM and UAW Will Make All Your Worksite Leaflet Dreams Come True

    In this loving video tribute to the Laverne and Shirley opening credits, IAM and UAW work to get the word out about McCain’s abysmal record for working families by worksite leafleting members...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/09/2008
  • With Economy in the Depths, McCain Stays Shallow

    As the stock market continues to crash at historic rates, John McCain refuses to talk substantively about the issues that are most affecting American families. His lack of a coherent response to...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/09/2008
  • Why Did Van Hollen Stay Off Predatory Lender Lawsuit?

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen refused to join a civil lawsuit along with 11 other states against one of the nation’s largest predatory lenders, which just netted a...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2008
  • Why Did Van Hollen Stay Off Predatory Lender Lawsuit?

    Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen refused to join a civil lawsuit along with 11 other states against one of the nation’s largest predatory lenders, which just netted a record-$8.4 billion settlement....

    Scot Ross, 10/06/2008
  • Van Hollen’€™s Partisan Plans Caught on Tape

    After Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB), he claimed that his motives were not partisan. He went on to claim that his...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/06/2008
  • The McCain-Palin Health Care Shell Game: The Canary in the Mine

    While America’€™s attention was riveted on hunting trophies and beautified pigs, Wall Street decided it was time to distract us with some melodrama of its own.  The recent financial meltdown was not...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/05/2008
  • McCain V. McCain: The Role of Increased Government Regulation in an Unrestrained Free Market

    John McCain and Sarah Palin have spent much of the past few weeks attacking the greedy, corrupt villains behind the collapse of our financial markets. And there truly were some pretty shady...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • There Is No Debate, There Is Just More of the Same

    The last eight years have been a complete and utter failure and everyone finally knows it. Senator John McCain has been a big part of the problem as he has supported the failed policies...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/02/2008
  • Van Hollen’€™s War Against African-American Voters

    J.B. Van Hollen’€™s frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board, (GAB) is political mischief that could complicate voting for as many as 1 million people in Wisconsin. One Wisconsin Now, the League...

    Cory Liebmann, 10/01/2008
  • The McCain Health Plan, a Disaster for Wisconsin

    The Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) released a new report today which shows that Senator John McCain’€™s proposed health care plan would threaten the employer-based health benefits of 3.3 million...

    Cory Liebmann, 09/30/2008